Potus Quiz #3

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Potus Quiz #3

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  • 1. 
    The period immediately after a new president is inaugurated is known as the honeymoon because
    • A. 

      Other nations do not challenge the United States

    • B. 

      The president's popularity is at its highest level

    • C. 

      There is no in-fighting between members of the president's staff

    • D. 

      The president has not vetoed any legislation

    • E. 

      Partisanship in Congress is high

  • 2. 
    All of the following are powers granted to the president under the Constitution EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Negotiate treaties with other nations

    • B. 

      Nominate justices to the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Present legislation to Congress

    • D. 

      Serve as the leader of a political party

    • E. 

      Call Congress into special session

  • 3. 
    Examples of Congress delegating additional powers to the president include the I. legislative veto II. line item veto III. War Powers Act IV. Budgeting and Accounting Act
    • A. 

      II only

    • B. 

      I and III only

    • C. 

      II and IV only

    • D. 

      IV only

    • E. 

      I and II only

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The provisions of the Constitution

    • B. 

      The relationship between the president and the vice president

    • C. 

      Polls indicating the popularity of the vice president

    • D. 

      The size of the election victory

    • E. 

      Whether the president's party also controls Congress

  • 5. 
    Which of the following agencies are NOT part of the Executive Office of the President?
    • A. 

      Office of Management and Budget

    • B. 

      National Security Council

    • C. 

      Council of Economic Advisers

    • D. 

      Office of Personnel Management

    • E. 

      Environmental Protection Agency

  • 6. 
    The only presidential appointment on which the House of Representatives votes is
    • A. 

      Chief justice of the Supreme Court

    • B. 

      U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

    • C. 

      Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    • D. 

      Vice president, if the position is vacant

    • E. 

      Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

  • 7. 
    In mid-term elections, the president's party usually
    • A. 

      Loses seats in both houses of Congress

    • B. 

      Loses seats in the Senate but increases its support in the House

    • C. 

      Loses seats in the House but increases its support in the Senate

    • D. 

      Gains seats in both houses of Congress

    • E. 

      No pattern of gains or loses is discernible

  • 8. 
    The strongest basis for withholding information from Congress under a claim of executive privilege is
    • A. 

      The need for secrecy in military planning and diplomacy

    • B. 

      To protect the president from embarrassment

    • C. 

      To ensure the president does not turn over incriminating evidence

    • D. 

      The powers granted to the president under the Constitution

    • E. 

      Legislation that recognizes that Congress cannot subpoena the president

  • 9. 
    The president can take action without the approval of Congress through I. executive orders II. recess appointments III. judicial appointments IV. executive agreements
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      I and II only

    • C. 

      I, II, and III only

    • D. 

      I, II, and IV only

    • E. 

      III and IV only

  • 10. 
    An important function of the White House staff is to
    • A. 

      Prepare the administration's budget for Congress

    • B. 

      Assume responsibility for executive departments

    • C. 

      Supervise campaign fundraising activities

    • D. 

      Liason with Congress on bills of interest to the administration

    • E. 

      Communicate the administration's views on matters before the Supreme Court

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements about the cabinet is NOT valid?
    • A. 

      The cabinet is too large to be an effective policy-making body.

    • B. 

      The president can give officials other than the heads of departments cabinet rank.

    • C. 

      The cabinet is made up of close associates of the president who were involved with the campaign.

    • D. 

      Recent presidents have made cabinet appointments with an eye towards diversity.

    • E. 

      Cabinet members are primarily responsible for managing their own departments.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following would be affected if Congress invoked the War Powers Act?
    • A. 

      The closing of an army base in California

    • B. 

      A cost of living increase for enlisted navy personnel

    • C. 

      The commitment of American ground forces to monitor a Middle East peace

    • D. 

      A defense treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation

    • E. 

      Implementation of a missile defense system in Alaska

  • 13. 
    The term "presidential coattails" refers to
    • A. 

      The ability of a president to get legislation through Congress

    • B. 

      A president's success in getting nominees confirmed by the Senate

    • C. 

      The election of candidates from the president's party when he is on the ticket

    • D. 

      The president's appointment of campaign workers to government jobs

    • E. 

      Public support for a president's program

  • 14. 
    All of the following are correct statements about a pocket veto EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      It can only be used within 10 days before the end of a Congress' term.

    • B. 

      It is not overridden by a two-thirds vote on both houses.

    • C. 

      The president does not sign a pocket veto

    • D. 

      A bill that receives a pocket veto can be introduced in the next session.

    • E. 

      The bill automatically becomes law in the next session