Ps Final Exam

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Political Science Quizzes & Trivia

This is a study guide type quiz. It is for political science. I use this to study for my exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the president's three granted judicial powers?
    • A. 

      Pardons, clemency, and Amnesty

    • B. 

      Justice, equality proverty

    • C. 

      Making all the decisions of the world, creating new jobs for asians, throwing people in jail.

  • 2. 
    What is an executive order?
    • A. 

      When a president orders out for dinner

    • B. 

      When the president conforms and consults with the congress

    • C. 

      Directives by the president to his subordinates on how they should be organized functions, or on the policy they should implement and the way they should do it

  • 3. 
    What is the war power resolution?
    • A. 

      When the president does not say anything to the citizens about declaring a war.

    • B. 

      When the war takes over the whole nation

    • C. 

      Requires the president to inform and consult with Congress prior to putting American forces in hostile situations without a declaration of war.

    • D. 

      When the president stops the war to resolve an issue.

  • 4. 
    What is a lame duck period and what does it usually lead to?
    • A. 

      When there are no ducks in the ponds; no one goes duck hunting during this time.

    • B. 

      The last years of a presidency when the president is not eligible for reeclection; political power usually decreases during this period.

    • C. 

      The president is tired and the country is at risk

  • 5. 
    What are the three methods presidents assess their power?
    • A. 

      Playing golf with citizens, producing more jobs, planting gardens

    • B. 

      Letting criminals have more freedon, lowering gas prices, giving away scholarships

    • C. 

      Political reputations, public prestige, persuasive abilities to get their way.

  • 6. 
    What is going public and what are the risk?
    • A. 

      Process by which the president makes a publick appeal to build support for himself his andministration or his policies. Risk: Dangers in relying too heavily on a public forum, and failure to meet expectations disappointment and damages to reputation.

    • B. 

      When the presidents informs congress on the things going on in the white house

    • C. 

      President gives a public speech announcing the countries debts

  • 7. 
    What is agency? What is their scope of responsibility and their relationship to departments?
    • A. 

      Agency is responsible for a narrow set of functions than a department. Some agencies are independent; others exist with in departments

    • B. 

      Agency is resposible for a large set of functions. All agencies are independent.

  • 8. 
    What is the significance of the civil service system?
    • A. 

      Filing most federal government jobs that was establised in 1883 ehrtr jobd must be open to any citizen and merit must be the basis for choosing employees.

    • B. 

      To employ citizens at minimum wage.

    • C. 

      All citizens have the right to have apart in serving for the country.

  • 9. 
    What is the significance of economic regulation?
    • A. 

      Keeps a record of the economic flow in businesses

    • B. 

      Controls prices, market entry, and conditions of service in specific industries.

  • 10. 
    How does the executive bureaucracy achieve their primary task?
    • A. 

      Through regulation, rule making, adjudication, compliance enforcement, allocation of funds.

    • B. 

      Through regulation, agency, adjudication, rule making, allocation of funds

    • C. 

      Through the president, congress, and the secretary of state

  • 11. 
    What is the relationship between the bureaucracy and the legislative branch?
    • A. 

      They both are of a hierarchy of authority and an emphasis on fixed routines.

    • B. 

      They both are ran by the government

    • C. 

      They are both ran by the president

  • 12. 
    What are the 3 types of policies?
    • A. 

      Distributive policies, Bureaucracy policies, and Hierarchy policies.

    • B. 

      Distributive policies, regulatory policies, and Redistributive policies.

    • C. 

      Regulator policies, distributive policies, and commercial policies.

  • 13. 
    What is bureaucacy and what is it's purpose?
    • A. 

      A system for carrying on the business of an organization.

  • 14. 
    What are the five methods to check agency accountability?
    • A. 

      Legal controls, legislative checks press scrutiny, popular participation, bureaucratic reform

  • 15. 
    What are the 4 variables in agency importance?
    • A. 

      Expertise, political support, organizational vitality, leadership

  • 16. 
    What are the pathologies to agency policy decisions
    • A. 

      Persistence, conservatism, expansionism, capture, territorial imperative.

  • 17. 
    What are 2 consequences of policy making?
    • A. 

      Incrementalism and major policy shifts

  • 18. 
    What do state courts generally focus on?
    • A. 

      Uoholds the constitution bill of rights at the state and federal level.

  • 19. 
    What is the independent state ground?
    • A. 

      State constitution or state law used as the basis for a decision by a state court instead of a federal law or a federal courts interpretation of the U.S. constitution and bill of rights.

  • 20. 
    What is principle of comity?
    • A. 

      The principle by which the U.S. Supreme court will not hear an appeal of a state court case if the case was dcided on the basis of a state constitution or a state bill of rights.