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Executive Branch Unit Test

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  • Q1
    In order to become president of the United States an individual must be a native born citizen.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q2
    The President does not have the power to “check” the judicial branch.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q3
    The President is elected to a six-year term of office.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q4
    The President is elected when he receives a majority of the popular vote.
    True
    False
    30s
  • Q5
    According to the \the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, which of the officers follows the Vice-President in the line of Presidential succession?
    the Speaker of the House
    the Majority Whip
    the Vice-President
    the Secretary of State
    30s
  • Q6
    There are _____ Electoral College votes available. In order for a presidential candidate to win the Presidency s/he must win at least _____.
    538/270
    500/250
    450/450
    300/200
    30s
  • Q7
    The power of the Presidency has been cause for debate MAINLY because
    The Constitution provided a loose definition of executive power.
    The presidency is the most powerful office in the world.
    The Constitution provides a very strict definition of the executive power.
    The presidency in an office that operates in full view of the public
    30s
  • Q8
    One of the major problems with the Electoral College system is that
    the winner of the popular vote is not guaranteed the presidency.
    the incumbent President is usually reelected.
    electors are required to vote according to the wishes of their constituency.
    the majority party in Congress has an advantage when the electorate votes.
    30s
  • Q9
    The President’s power to execute the law covers
    only those federal laws that the President supports.
    only laws that are enumerated in the Constitution.
    all federal laws, whether or not the President agrees with them.
    state laws only.
    30s
  • Q10
    The President exercises legislative power over Congress by
    preventing a bill from coming before the President.
    the President does not have legislative power
    routinely telling Congress when it must adjourn.
    recommending legislation.
    30s
  • Q11
    Who elects the President?
    Congress
    the citizens of the United States
    any one over the age of 18
    the Electoral College
    30s
  • Q12
    How old one must be to become President?
    35
    20
    40
    25
    30s
  • Q13
    Which of the following is NOT a reason for the growth of executive power?
    Mass media has given the President more power.
    All are reasons for the growth of executive power.
    Congress has passed laws to increase the power of the President.
    People have demanded the Federal Government take on a larger role in society.
    30s
  • Q14
    Which amendment limits the term of the President?
    13th
    22nd
    27th
    15th
    30s
  • Q15
    On the first day of the President’s term he/she must
    give a speech
    have a party
    take the Oath of Office
    give the State of the Union
    30s

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