The Presidency: Election, Powers, and Practice: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How are primary elections defined?

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

Question 5 5. Mary is one of the president's secretaries. People often refer to her as one of the PA's. What does that stand for?

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Question 6 6. Almost all states award their Electoral College votes according to this method:

Question 7 7. This act requires political candidates to disclose their donors and restricts campaign donations:

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. 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 10 10. 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.

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Question 11 11. _____ are typically retained by a presidential candidate during election season to cull a public image that will connect with the voters.

Question 12 12. This was an attempt to reform campaign finance by prohibiting soft money and large contributions to national party organizations:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of an attempted use of the President's inherent power?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT an example of studying voter behavior?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a political scandal?

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Question 16 16. These are private organizations that donate or spend money for the purpose of influencing an election:

Question 17 17. What term best describes the members of the president's political party?

Question 18 18. This fund provides public money to be used on presidential campaigns during the general election:

Question 19 19. How many Electoral College votes are needed to win a presidential election?

Question 20 20. How are electoral votes divided?

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Question 21 21. The president is considering who will serve as a Supreme Court justice. Which clause gives them this right?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. How many total Electoral College votes are there?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. Which of the following defines the veto power of the U.S. president?

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Question 26 26. What was the first American political party?

Question 27 27. What are the members of the Electoral College called?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. What has the largest influence on a voter's decision?

Question 30 30. 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?

The Presidency: Election, Powers, and Practice: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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