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The American Presidency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT an example of studying voter behavior?

Question 2 2. What is the name of the election where the general voting public chooses between political parties' presidential nominees?

Question 3 3. A Democratic president is trying to pass a law that will increase restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. He has the support of the general public and thinks that the law should pass Congress because he has talked to key figures in the Republican Party and gained their support. However, the law fails to pass Congress. Which of the following should the president have done?

Question 4 4. Bill wants to become the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party. How would you best describe the process of securing his party's support and endorsement in the general election?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an example of an attempted use of the President's inherent power?

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Question 6 6. The President of the U.S. is attending a G 20 summit. On the margins of the summit, he has negotiated a legally binding agreement with the Chinese President. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 7 7. The president wants to pass one of his appointments in the Senate. What is this process called?

Question 8 8. The President of the U.S. is trying to decide whether or not he should impose economic sanctions on Russia. He fears that this may increase tensions, but believes that it is the right thing to do. Which of the following should he base his decision on?

Question 9 9. How are primary elections defined?

Question 10 10. Your friend, James, considers himself a Republican. In the last presidential election, he voted for the candidate of the Democratic Party. Why is this an odd occurrence?

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Question 11 11. A presidential candidate will focus his efforts on states such as Florida, Michigan and Ohio. Why do you think he is interested in these states?

Question 12 12. What was the first American political party?

Question 13 13. George is the Republican candidate for the presidency,along with his vice-presidential candidate, Al. What will start at the national convention for George and Al?

Question 14 14. The president is up for reelection and is disappointed in a recent survey indicating that just 50% of the public perceived him as honest and trustworthy --- down from a 70% rating three years ago. He knows he is seen unfavorably by the media. The president needs to work on his _____.

Question 15 15. Almost all states award their Electoral College votes according to this method:

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Question 16 16. The president decides that Freddie would make a great U.S. ambassador to France. What should the president do in order to make Freddie the ambassador to France?

Question 17 17. Alabama and South Carolina are holding a second primary between Tom Pearson and John Stierman, who had the most votes in the first round of voting. Why is this type of contest called a runoff primary election?

Question 18 18. What has the largest influence on a voter's decision?

Question 19 19. The presidential election season typically lasts:

Question 20 20. Several presidential powers, like the power to respond to a federal crisis, are not directly stated in the Constitution. This type of power is known as which of the following?

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Question 21 21. How would you define closed voting in primary elections?

Question 22 22. This fund provides public money to be used on presidential campaigns during the general election:

Question 23 23. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is correct regarding a primary?

Question 25 25. How many total Electoral College votes are there?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an example of a political scandal?

Question 27 27. The president is selected using 'voting representatives' from each state. What are these representatives called?

Question 28 28. The President of the U.S. is currently thinking of who he should nominate to be the next Supreme Court justice, as there is an empty spot. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 29 29. What does 'PAS' stand for?

Question 30 30. This act requires political candidates to disclose their donors and restricts campaign donations:

The American Presidency Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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