Potus Quiz #2

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This is another quiz on the president of the United States


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A bill that is vetoed by the president
    • A. 

      Goes to a conference committee for revision.

    • B. 

      Must be rewritten by the representative who authored it.

    • C. 

      Will never become a law.

    • D. 

      Goes to a federal court for approval of the veto.

    • E. 

      Can become law if Congress overrides the veto.

  • 2. 
    Which of the follwing statements accurately describe a step in the process of removing a president from office?I. The accused president is tried by the Senate.II. The chief justice of the Supreme Court decides if the president is guilty of the crime with which he is charged.III. The House of Representatives votes to impeach the president.IV. A two-thirds vote in the Senate removes the president from office.V. A conference committee holds hearings to consider public opinion of the president's performance.
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      I and IV only

    • C. 

      I, III, and IV only

    • D. 

      II, III, and V only

    • E. 

      III, IV, and V only

  • 3. 
    The War Powers Resolution checks the president's power by
    • A. 

      Prohibiting him from issuing executive agreements that engage the country in war.

    • B. 

      Increasing the power of Congress to control the military budget.

    • C. 

      Preventing him from sending troops into crisis situations without congressional approval.

    • D. 

      Mandating that Congress approve the president's decision to use weapons of mass destruction.

    • E. 

      Requiring troops to be withdrawn in 60 days unless Congress declares war or issues an extension.

  • 4. 
    Presidents attempt to influence policymaking in all of the following ways EXCEPT by
    • A. 

      Appealing directly to the public for support

    • B. 

      Proposing legislation in congressional committees

    • C. 

      Offering favors such as backing during reelection

    • D. 

      Exchanging support for policies with representatives

    • E. 

      Building coalitions among party members

  • 5. 
    A presidential candidate is most likely to choose a vice presidential running mate who
    • A. 

      Has charisma and an appearance that will appeal to the public

    • B. 

      Has made substantial campaign contributions

    • C. 

      Will be able to preside impartially over the Senate

    • D. 

      will attract voters from a part of the electorate that is otherwise not as likely to favor the president

    • E. 

      Has highly specialized diplomatic skills with which to advise the president in foreign relations

  • 6. 
    Which of the following factors is the greatest influence on a citizen's approval of the president?
    • A. 

      His or her political party affiliation

    • B. 

      The president's success in working with Congress

    • C. 

      His or her state of residency

    • D. 

      The president's success in diplomacy

    • E. 

      His or her understanding of the Constitution

  • 7. 
    The presidency has become a more powerful institution for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The United States has become more active in foreign affairs

    • B. 

      The bureaucracy has expanded as the government has taken on more regulatory responsibilities

    • C. 

      New technology requires a more immediate response to crises than Congress can offer

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court has increasingly interpreted the Constitution in favor of the president

    • E. 

      The advent of television has made the presidency more public

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements about the presidential veto is true?
    • A. 

      Presidents frequently veto legislation

    • B. 

      Congress rarely overrides a veto

    • C. 

      The pocket veto has proved to be an effective tool of intimidation

    • D. 

      Presidents can use a line-item veto to reject only part of a bill

    • E. 

      Presidents are more likely to veto legislation at the beginning of their first term

  • 9. 
    All of the following are powers of the president EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Conducting diplomatic relations

    • B. 

      Granting pardons

    • C. 

      Dismissing Supreme Court justices

    • D. 

      Negotiating treaties

    • E. 

      Appointing administrative officials

  • 10. 
    As set forth in the Constitution, the order of presidential succession is the vice president, then the
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      Secretary of state

    • C. 

      Senate majority leader

    • D. 

      Attorney general

    • E. 

      Chief justice of the Supreme Court