The Presidency

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Presidency Quizzes & Trivia

Please select the BEST answer for each question below. You may use your worksheets. You may take this quiz ONLY ONCE. There are 14 items worth approximately 7 points each. Good luck!Don't forget to print your certificate after you take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The definition of the word role is:
    • A. 

      Proper and customary function

    • B. 

      Expected behavior

    • C. 

      The part one plays

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Executive means:
    • A. 

      Suitable for executives

    • B. 

      Person in whom the national leadership power rests

    • C. 

      Superior

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
      Economy as it relates to this unit is best defined as:
    • A. 

      Thrifty use of resources

    • B. 

      Prosperity

    • C. 

      The management of national resources

    • D. 

      Costing less

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Diplomat means:
    • A. 

      A person appointed by the government to conduct official negotiations

    • B. 

      Foreign dignitary

    • C. 

      Politician who argues presidential initiatives

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Emancipation Proclamation was
    • A. 

      Opposed slavery

    • B. 

      Included only northern states

    • C. 

      Issued by Lincoln freeing all slaves

    • D. 

      Included only southern states

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Delegation means:
    • A. 

      A group

    • B. 

      A body of people

    • C. 

      People chosen to put down rebellion

    • D. 

      People appointed to represent a political unit

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Presidential Seal is
    • A. 

      A sea mammal

    • B. 

      Official emblem of the president

    • C. 

      Plaque that represents some of the president's roles

    • D. 

      Both B and C apply

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    This example represents what Presidential role?"In October 2009, President Obama hosted a swanky fundraiser at the Mandarin Oriental in New York tonight -- and about a third of the 200 Democratic donors attending will be from Wall Street. Each donor paid the legal maximum of $30,400".   (AP)
    • A. 

      Commander in Chief

    • B. 

      Chief Diplomat

    • C. 

      Party Leader

    • D. 

      Ceremonial Head of State

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    The following example illustrates what presidential role?" U.S. President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan by the summer of 2010, and plans to start withdrawing American forces a year later.  The president laid out his strategy for winning the war in Afghanistan." (AP)
    • A. 

      Chief Diplomat

    • B. 

      Party Leader

    • C. 

      Chief Executive

    • D. 

      Manager of the Economy

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The following is an example of what presidential role?President Obama has appoiinted Hillary Clinton secretary of state. She represents the U.S. for the president in international negotiations and is also responsible for conveying America’s message to the world. As she travels abroad she will take part in policy negotiations as well as cultural events.
    • A. 

      Commander in Chief

    • B. 

      Ceremonial Head of State

    • C. 

      Manager of the Economy

    • D. 

      Chief Executive

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The following is an example of what presidential role? President Obama signed a law that makes it a federal crime to assault an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The expanded federal hate crimes law was added to a $680 billion defense authorization bill that Obama signed at a packed White House ceremony.
    • A. 

      Commander in Chief

    • B. 

      Chief Diplomat

    • C. 

      Manager of the Economy

    • D. 

      Chief Executive

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The following is an example of what presidential role?“Madam Speaker, Vice President Biden, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. For 220 years, our leaders have fulfilled this duty. They've done so during periods of prosperity and tranquility. And they've done so in the midst of war and depression; at moments of great strife and great struggle.” – Barack Obama (1-27-2010)
    • A. 

      Commander in Chief

    • B. 

      National Leader

    • C. 

      Party Leader

    • D. 

      Manager of the Economy

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    The following is an example of what presidential role? NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- "President Obama pressed Wall Street bankers at the White House on Monday, urging them to make more loans and modify mortgages to help taxpayers who propped their banks up with federal bailouts. "My main message in today's meeting was very simple: America's banks received extraordinary assistance from American taxpayers to rebuild their industry," Obama said. "Now that they're back on their feet, we expect an extraordinary commitment from them to help rebuild our economy."
    • A. 

      Commander in Chief

    • B. 

      National Leader

    • C. 

      Manager of the Economy

    • D. 

      Chief Diplomat

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The following is an example of what presidential role? GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) -- "President Barack Obama arrived in Mexico for his first three-way meeting with leaders of the United States' neighbors.Obama landed Sunday evening in Guadalajara for a lighting-quick, two-day visit with his counterparts from Mexico and Canada. At the top of the agenda: a swine-flu outbreak that started in Mexico and has spread around the world."
    • A. 

      Commander in Chief

    • B. 

      Ceremonial Head of State

    • C. 

      National Leader

    • D. 

      Party Leader

    • E. 

      None of the above