Roles Of The Presidency

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Presidency Quizzes & Trivia

On line quiz for an introduction to our unit on the Presidency. Use the reading provided to answer the following questions. Please type your period 1st and then last name before starting. Please ask me if you have any questions. GOOD LUCK!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many basic roles does the President of the United States have today?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      9

    • E. 

      13

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a job associated with the chief executive aspect of the presidency?
    • A. 

      Enforce federal laws

    • B. 

      Develop federal policies

    • C. 

      Veto unpopular legislation

    • D. 

      Prepare the national budget

    • E. 

      Appoint federal officials

  • 3. 
    The President uses a variety of  powers to carry out his job as Chief Executive.  For example,_____________ are statements or proclamations that have the force of law.
    • A. 

      Emergency powers

    • B. 

      Pardons

    • C. 

      Reprieves

    • D. 

      Appointments

    • E. 

      Executive orders

  • 4. 
    Which of the following powers does the President, as Commander-in-Chief, share with the Congress?  (select only one choice)
    • A. 

      Declaring war

    • B. 

      Using nuclear weapons

    • C. 

      Major miliary expenses

    • D. 

      Determining the size of the military

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 5. 
    As Foreign Policy Director, a president may enter into agreements with leaders of other countires.  What are these called?
  • 6. 
    In which role does the President use the State of the Union to introduce his agenda to Congress?
  • 7. 
    As Party Head, a president uses the patronage power to win the support of legislators.  What is this power?
    • A. 

      Authority to appoint government jobs

    • B. 

      Authority to impeach members of Congress

    • C. 

      Grant federal money for projects in a congressional district

    • D. 

      Power to help a member of Congress get reelected

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 8. 
    Who was the first President that used regular press conferences to rally the support of the American people?
  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of the President acting as Chief of State?  (choose one only)
    • A. 

      Vetoing an unpopular bill

    • B. 

      Nominating a person to the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Helping a state enforce federal laws

    • D. 

      Awarding a war hero the Congressional Medal of Honor

    • E. 

      Giving the State of the Union address

  • 10.