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Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. What has the largest influence on a voter's decision?

Question 4 4. Smith, Jones and Doe are running for U.S. president. Smith wins 51% of the national popular vote, and 32% of the electoral vote. Jones wins 43% of the national popular vote, and 58% of the electoral vote. Doe wins 6% of the national popular vote, and just 10% of the electoral vote. Who likely wins the election?

Question 5 5. Which of the following defines the veto power of the U.S. president?

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Question 6 6. What are the members of the Electoral College called?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an example of studying voter behavior?

Question 8 8. What term best describes the members of the president's political party?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. The president is considering who will serve as a Supreme Court justice. Which clause gives them this right?

Question 13 13. How are electoral votes divided?

Question 14 14. 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?

Question 15 15. Which of the following best describes who will be on the ballot in the main presidential election?

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Question 16 16. What was the first American political party?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. The president is selected using 'voting representatives' from each state. What are these representatives called?

Question 20 20. Which presidential role of the president is concerned with such things as unemployment, high prices of consumer goods, taxes, business profits, and the general prosperity of the country?

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Question 21 21. How many roles does the President of the United States assume?

Question 22 22. 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?

Question 23 23. How are primary elections defined?

Question 24 24. This fund provides public money to be used on presidential campaigns during the general election:

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

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Question 26 26. When a presidential decision is made in the best interests of the nation, that decision should best benefit which of the following?

Question 27 27. This is an independent regulatory agency that governs campaign donations and spending:

Question 28 28. Almost all states award their Electoral College votes according to this method:

Question 29 29. These are private organizations that donate or spend money for the purpose of influencing an election:

Question 30 30. Presidential candidates are waiting for the results of the general election. Which of the following states will provide them with the most electoral votes?

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch Chapter Exam Instructions

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