Find study materials for any course. Check these out:
Browse by school
Make your own
To login with Google, please enable popups
To login with Google, please enable popups
Don’t have an account?
To signup with Google, please enable popups
To signup with Google, please enable popups
Sign up withor
A) They voted a tie for the presidency.
B) Many refused to vote.
C) They voted for people not on the ballot.
D) Many were also candidates.
If neither presidential candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, how is the election decided?
A) in the House of Representatives
B) by a new election
C) in the Senate
D) by the Supreme Court
Which limit did the Framers set on how many times a President can be reelected?
B) no limit
A) establishing presidential succession.
B) hosting national conventions.
C) electing a President.
D) nominating candidates for President.
Which describes the method used to decide a presidential election in the House of Representatives?
A) The House and Senate vote, and their votes are combined. It takes a majority to elect.
B) Each state gets one vote; it takes a majority of 26 to elect.
C) Each state gets votes based on its population; it takes a 2/3 majority to elect.
D) Each House member gets one vote; it takes a majority of 218 to elect.
Which argument do some people make against the direct popular election of the President?
A) It would end the two-party system.
B) It would weaken the federal system.
C) It would increase the power of the electoral college.
D) It would do away with national conventions.
Historically, the office of the Vice President has been considered...
A) an office of little real consequence.
B) the second most important job in the country.
C) that of an “Assistant President.”
D) the nation’s chief diplomat.
The election crisis of 1800 occurred because of the...
A) failure of the popular vote.
B) mistakes by Congress.
C) rise of well-defined parties.
D) lack of an electoral college.
What was the one major change the 12th Amendment made to the electoral college?
A) The presidential and vice-presidential elections were separated.
B) The presidential electors were appointed by Congress.
C) Electors were given one vote to cast for President or Vice President.
D) The President and Vice President would be chosen by Congress.
During the nomination process, political battles are most likely to occur in...
A) presidential primaries in the party out of power.
B) the electoral college.
C) presidential primaries in the President’s party.
D) the Cabinet.
A) electors must vote in agreement with the popular vote.
B) the candidate who wins the popular vote might not become President.
C) any election might have to be decided in the U.S. Senate.
D) electors are chosen by popular vote.
Why was the 22nd Amendment written?
A) The congressional caucus system of nomination proved corrupt, so a provision had to be included in the Constitution to explain how parties should nominate candidates for the presidency.
B) The Constitution originally did not explain how a vacant presidency should be filled, and this became an issue when President William Henry Harrison died in office.
C) Congress feared an upset in the balance of power and proposed it in the wake of Franklin Roosevelt’s unprecedented third and fourth terms of office.
D) The election of 1800 showed the need to separate the presidential and vice presidential elections.
A candidate receives 60 percent of all votes cast in a State’s presidential primary. Suppose that State has 50 delegates. Under proportional representation, how many of that State’s delegates will the candidate receive?
A speech given early at a party convention to set the tone for the convention and the campaign to come is called the...
A) keynote address.
C) platform address.
D) acceptance speech.
One reason why the winner of the popular vote might not win the presidency is that...
A) the allotment of electoral votes among the States does not match the facts of population and voter distribution.
B) the Constitution forces electors to vote for the candidate favored by the popular vote in their States.
C) voter turnout tends to be large in States with few electoral votes.
D) most States distribute presidential electors on a proportional basis.
How can the Supreme Court check the growth of presidential power?
A) It can remove the President from office.
B) It can rule that actions by the President are unconstitutional.
C) It can override presidential vetoes.
D) It can amend the Constitution to reduce presidential powers.
What does it mean when the President asks a foreign nation to remove its ambassador from the United States?
A) The United States has declared war on the other nation.
B) The United States approves of the conduct of the other nation.
C) The United States does not like the conduct of the other nation.
D) The United States wants the ambassador to be replaced.
What is the power to issue executive orders called?
A) the ordinance power
B) the message power
C) the issuing power
D) the executive power
What message of the President is required by the Constitution?
A) the State of the Union message
B) the State of the State message
C) the annual Economic Report
D) the annual budget message
A) the clemency powers
B) the removal power
C) the veto power
D) the ordinance power
Most of the federal bureaucracy is found within which branch of government?
A) legislative branch
B) regulatory branch
C) executive branch
D) judicial branch
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the main responsibility for making sure anti-pollution laws are followed. What kind of agency is it?
A) corporate agency
B) staff agency
C) commission agency
D) line agency
Why did Congress establish the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958?
A) to create a system of spy satellites in outer space
B) to begin growing food crops in outer space
C) to help protect the environment in outer space
D) to help develop peaceful uses for outer space exploration
How do government corporations differ from other agencies?
A) They were set up by Congress to write regulations for other agencies.
B) They were set up by Congress to provide loans to the executive branch.
C) They were set up by Congress to carry out business activities.
D) They are not under the control of the executive branch.
The main role of the Executive Office of the President is to...
A) administer programs that do not fit within the Cabinet departments.
B) advise the President on a variety of important matters.
C) levy and collect taxes.
D) work with individuals and businesses who need federal aid.
What point is this cartoonist trying to make?
Bureaucracy is efficient and helpful to most businesses.
B) Bureaucracy is annoying but ultimately beneficial to businesses.
C) Bureaucracy makes solutions to businesses’ problems easier and faster.
D) Bureaucracy can make conducting business more complicated.
A bureaucracy is a system of organization based on the principles of hierarchical authority, formalized rules, and...
B) team work.
C) job specialization.
D) civil service.
What is the primary responsibility of the National Security Council?
A) running the military on behalf of the President
B) conducting secret operations for the President
C) overseeing the Border Patrol and the deportation of illegal immigrants
D) advising the President on matters affecting the nation’s security
Which federal budget items have controllable costs?
A) veterans’ benefits
B) interest on the public debt
C) spending on highways
D) Social Security benefits
Which of the following is most likely to slow economic growth?
A) higher taxes
B) increase in employment
C) lower taxes
D) increase in the money supply
Which describes the discount rate?
A) the interest rate banks pay when they borrow money from a Federal Reserve Bank
B) the discount prices consumers get during a recession
C) the prices for low-cost goods and services produced in the country each year
D) the reserve requirement a bank must keep on hand
The various means a government uses to raise and spend money are called..
A) monetary policy.
B) federal reserve policy.
C) revenue policy.
D) fiscal policy.
One reason the Federal Government uses the power to borrow is to...
A) fund the public debt.
B) meet the costs of crisis situations.
C) make up for errors in the federal budget.
D) increase tax revenue.
Which of the following is an example of an entitlement?
A) veterans’ pensions
B) funding for a new national park
C) a federal grant for cancer research
D) a raise for legislators
All of the following are considered a payroll tax except...
A) excise taxes.
B) taxes for Medicare.
C) unemployment insurance.
D) taxes for Social Security.
The government’s power to tax and spend to influence the economy is called...
A) monetary policy.
B) fiscal policy.
D) demand-side economics.
Which of the following is an example of monetary policy?
A) The President increases spending in the federal budget.
B) Tennessee increases the state sales tax by 0.5 percent.
C) The Fed lowers the discount rate.
D) Congress cuts the federal income tax rate.
The active-duty forces of the Army include the Regular Army, the Army National Guard, and which of the following?
A) the Army Reserve
B) the Marines
C) the Air Force
D) the Coast Guard
Which of the following events was most important in moving the policies of the United States from isolationism to internationalism?
A) World War II
B) the Vietnam War
C) the Civil War
D) the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001
Which best describes the main purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) today?
A) to keep the peace and provide a common defense
B) to keep the Soviet Union from expanding
C) to protect the Asian democracies
D) to defend Norway, Denmark, and Sweden
If the State Department develops a plan to encourage investment in the economies of Eastern Europe, this plan would be considered a part of which of the following?
B) domestic affairs
C) foreign policy
D) national security
Nonintervention by European governments in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere was a cornerstone of the...
A) Truman Doctrine.
B) Good Neighbor Policy.
C) Monroe Doctrine.
D) Open Door Policy.
Which of the following best describes a method used in American foreign policy since the end of the cold war?
A) continuing dialogue
D) war by proxy
Which organ of the United Nations bears the major responsibility for maintaining international peace?
A) the Secretariat
B) the Trusteeship Council
C) the Security Council
D) the General Assembly
The Constitution provides that the military is always subject to control by...
A) the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
B) civilian authorities.
C) the Pentagon.
D) the Department of Defense.
Sign up for free and study better.
Get started today!