US Policy Making Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is usually considered the last resort in foreign policy?

Question 2 2. Which part of the Constitution authorizes the President to create a Cabinet?

Question 3 3. How is the Secretary of State chosen?

Question 4 4. A numbered bill is taken up by committee. Which of the following is NOT true about the committee?

Question 5 5. The State Department, CIA, and Defense Department collectively work to advise the President. Together, they comprise:

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Question 6 6. What's the best description of a special interest group?

Question 7 7. America's promise to protect the UK should it be in danger is an example of

Question 8 8. How many steps are there to the Rational-Comprehensive Model of public policy?

Question 9 9. Which Secretary of State helped negotiate the purchase of Alaska?

Question 10 10. Why did the United States never become a member of the League of Nations?

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Question 11 11. The president is attempting to resolve a very sensitive matter regarding Turkey. He has had some difficulties with Congress and knows that they probably won't support his plans. Which of the following is an action he can NOT implement to resolve the crisis?

Question 12 12. A significant problem in one district is that only 7% of small businesses export products. This loss in revenue causes many of them to declare bankruptcy in the first three years of starting their business. A policymaker is trying to evaluate the impact of increasing the export capacity of small businesses. Which of the following is a key question the policymaker should ask in evaluating the project?

Question 13 13. What type of analysis is commonly used in the selection and implementation step of creating public policy?

Question 14 14. What is defined as the building up of military force as a threat to warn another state against taking action?

Question 15 15. Who is America's chief diplomat?

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Question 16 16. When the House of Representatives and the Senate disagree on changes to be made to a bill, what is the course of action?

Question 17 17. The Senate is discussing a treaty about greenhouse gas emission. They add a clause that would enable the United States to back out of the treaty if economic growth decreases by 1% in two successive quarters. This is an example of _____.

Question 18 18. If Congress passes a law that the president believes is against good foreign policy, what's his most effective and constitutionally permissible course of action?

Question 19 19. Who served as the first Secretary of State?

Question 20 20. Choose which of the following is an example of option identification as a step of the policy process?

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Question 21 21. The philosophy of containment was conceived under whose administration?

Question 22 22. How are bills in the House of Representatives introduced differently than bills in the Senate?

Question 23 23. The President of The United States of America receives a bill. How can the President veto the bill?

Question 24 24. A bill may be introduced _____.

Question 25 25. Paul the policymaker believes that the main problem of his community is the very high number of drug users. He thinks the cause of the problem is that many police officers turn a blind eye to recreational drug use. Why is this an example of problem identification?

US Policy Making Chapter Exam Instructions

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