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NMTA: The American Presidency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Almost all states award their Electoral College votes according to this method:

Question 2 2. This is an independent regulatory agency that governs campaign donations and spending:

Question 3 3. The presidential election season typically lasts:

Question 4 4. The effectiveness of a president's image is typically gauged through the use of which of the following?

Question 5 5. This act requires political candidates to disclose their donors and restricts campaign donations:

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Question 6 6. Tim Watson is one of the members of a group of Democrats that will pick the next presidential nominee. This group will decide for whom the delegates will vote for at the national party convention. What is this group called?

Question 7 7. Mary is one of the president's secretaries. People often refer to her as one of the PSs. What does that stand for?

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

Question 10 10. What has the largest influence on a voter's decision?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following defines the veto power of the U.S. president?

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

Question 13 13. The president is considering who will serve as a Supreme Court justice. Which clause gives them this right?

Question 14 14. What does 'PAS' stand for?

Question 15 15. How would you define closed voting in primary elections?

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Question 16 16. This was an attempt to reform campaign finance by prohibiting soft money and large contributions to national party organizations:

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. You are an advisor to the President of the U.S. The president is uncertain whether he should intervene in a civil war that is causing the deaths of thousands of people. You ultimately advise him that his most basic task is representing the _____ and to act accordingly.

Question 19 19. Presidential candidates are waiting for the results of the general election. Which of the following states will provide them with the most electoral votes?

Question 20 20. These are private organizations that donate or spend money for the purpose of influencing an election:

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Question 21 21. In which of the following is voter turnout generally higher?

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

Question 23 23. _____ are typically retained by a presidential candidate during election season to cull a public image that will connect with the voters.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an example of studying voter behavior?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. A Democratic President has finished their two terms in office. The Democratic nominee is considering whether to invite the current president on the campaign trail. How should the nominee BEST make this decision?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Which of the following is an example of an attempted use of the President's inherent power?

Question 29 29. How are primary elections defined?

Question 30 30. What are the members of the Electoral College called?

NMTA: The American Presidency Chapter Exam Instructions

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