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U.S. Presidential Elections & Powers Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following is an example of an attempted use of the President's inherent power?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a way that the president acts as the chief policy maker?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. How many roles does the President of the United States assume?

Question 9 9. What term best describes the members of the president's political party?

Question 10 10. The president is considering who will serve as a Supreme Court justice. Which clause gives them this right?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which presidential role allows the president to help members of his political party get elected or appointed to office?

Question 13 13. What does 'PAS' stand for?

Question 14 14. Which presidential role of the president is engaged in activities that are inspiring to the American people?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. Which of the following defines the veto power of the U.S. president?

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

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Mary is one of the president's secretaries. People often refer to her as a PS. What does that stand for?

U.S. Presidential Elections & Powers Chapter Exam Instructions

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