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The Executive Branch of Government: Composition & Roles Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. 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 3 3. The effectiveness of a president's image is typically gauged through the use of which of the following?

Question 4 4. _____ are typically retained by a presidential candidate during election season to cull a public image that will connect with the voters.

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. Which of the following statements is correct regarding a primary?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. Which of the following defines the veto power of the U.S. president?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which of the following is an example of an attempted use of the President's inherent power?

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

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. What term best describes the members of the president's political party?

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Question 16 16. Mary is one of the president's secretaries. People often refer to her as a PS. What does that stand for?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of a political scandal?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. The president wants to pass one of his appointments in the Senate. The media is constantly talking about the fact that he might not get the required number of votes. What is this process called and what majority is needed?

Question 20 20. What does 'PAS' stand for?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. 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 23 23. What is the name of the election where the general voting public chooses between political parties' presidential nominees?

Question 24 24. When a presidential decision is made in the best interests of the nation, that decision should best benefit which of the following?

Question 25 25. The presidential election season typically lasts:

The Executive Branch of Government: Composition & Roles Chapter Exam Instructions

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