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Ch.12-Pres. Test Bank

Ch.12-Pres. Test Bank

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Chapter 13 - Executive Branch Test Bank :1. Invoking executive privilege has created situations thatA. protect the president from standing trial while in office.B. protect the first lady from handing over personal materials to special prosecutors. C. result in Supreme Court decisions ordering the president to give sensitive materialsto investigators.D. create the need for new laws defining what executive privilege means.E. have rallied public opinion to support the president using this power. 2. The amount of access cabinet secretaries have to the president is most likely to be controlledby theA. vice president.B. president’s chief of staff.C. national security advisorD. first lady.E. president’s press secretary.3. In U.S. history, 8 vice-presidents have become presidents because of the death of theirpredecessor. Vice presidents who FIRST became president through election. not deathof predecessor, include:A. 10 additional vice-presidentsB. no other vice presidentsC. two vice-presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Harry TrumanD. only three vice-presidents: Martin Van Buren, Richard Nixon, and George Bush E. two vice-presidents in this century and three in the19th century4. All of the following are powers given to the presidency in Article II of the Constitutionexcept:A. to make treaties without the consent of CongressB. to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forcesC. to reprieve and pardon for federal offensesD. to convene Congress in special sessionE. to commission officers of the armed forces5. Executive privilegeA. is protected by the Constitution, Article II
B. was not claimed by any president before Richard NixonC. is not protected by the Constitution, but is established through numerous SupremeCourt decisionsD. is claimed by presidents through tradition and was not seriously challenged untilthe 1970sE. is no longer an accepted belief since the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutionalin 19736. Which of the following methods is used by the president who wants to persuaderecalcitrant members of Congress to vote for a particular bill?A. transfers members who oppose the bill to unpopular committeesB. denies campaign funds to members who oppose the billC. threatens to deny renomination to members who oppose the billD. threatens to veto a different bill that enjoys bipartisan support in CongressE. makes a direct appeal to the public7. Which is true about the War Powers Act?A. It overturned the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.B. It gave Congress the power to appoint the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.C. It gave the president the authority to declare war.D. It established procedures when U.S. troops were under the command of the USduring peacekeeping missions.E. It directed the president to be accountable to the Congress if he sent troops toforeign countries. 8. After Congress passes an appropriations bill, the president may do all the following except A. send it directly to the Supreme Court for judicial review. B. veto it, sending it back to Congress with the reasons for rejecting it.C. let it become law after 10 working days by not doing anything about it.D. not sign it after Congress adjourns, exercising a pocket veto.E. sign it, so that it becomes law9. Which of the following is responsible for the preparation of executive spending proposalssubmitted to Congress?A. Treasury DepartmentB. Federal Trade CommissionC. Council of Economic AdvisorsD. Dept. of CommerceE. Office of Management and Budget
10. In choosing members of the cabinet, the president usually seeks out people who A. exclusively come from his own political party.B. are primarily from the business community.C. will remain loyal to the president.D. come from a cross section of American socioeconomic life.E. are former government officials.11. Which of the following is true about senatorial courtesy?A. Senators have final say regarding presidential judicial appointments.B. Senators of the state from which the candidate comes are consulted by the presidentprior to the candidate’s appointment as a federal judge. C. Senators rely on the expertise of the fellow senators before approving judicialappointments.D. Senators consult with the American Bar Association before voting on judicialappointments.E. Senators poll their constituents before deciding on whether to accept apresidential appointment.12. In recent years, presidents have come to rely most heavily on the advice of A. the full Cabinet. C. congressional delegations.B. the Vice president. D. the White House Staff.E. experienced interns.13. All the following help to explain the president’s difficulty in controlling agencies EXCEPTA. agency officials often have political support from interest groups.B. agency staff often have information and technical expertise that the president andpresidential advisors lack.C. the president can only fire agency appointees if the Senate agrees.D. civil servants who remain in their jobs through changes of administrationsdevelop loyalties to their agencies.E. Congress often competes for influence over federal agencies. 14. Which of the following accounts for the fact that the power and prestige of the presidencyhave grown since 1930?I. America’s increased prominence in international affairs.II. Continually improved public confidence in the Federal government.III. The New Deal and other programs that have expanded Federal responsibility.

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