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The Executive Branch Review

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  • Q1
    A person becomes the leader of a democracy by
    taking power by force.
    being elected by popular vote.
    receiving votes from the peoples' representatives.
    being the first-born child of the previous leader.
    30s
  • Q2
    The number of electoral votes a state gets depends on
    the number of registered voters in the state.
    the number of members in both houses of the state legislature.
    the number of votes cast in previous elections.
    the number of Senators and representatives the state has in Congress.
    30s
  • Q3
    If a state has 13 members of the House of Representatives, how many electoral votes will it have?
    15
    11
    55
    17
    30s
  • Q4
    In the United States, the Electoral College
    approves the results of the General Election.
    is responsible for electing the President.
    is appointed by the majority party in Congress.
    meets yearly to revise elections rules.
    30s
  • Q5
    When Americans vote for president,
    they vote for members of the Federal Election Commission.
    they vote directly for their favorite candidate.
    they vote for the Democratic or Republican party.
    they vote for members of the Electoral College.
    30s
  • Q6
    Which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution changed the way the Vice-President was elected?
    13th Amendment
    25th Amendment
    22nd Amendment
    12th Amendment
    30s
  • Q7
    The title "Commander-in-Chief" belongs to
    Secretary of Defense.
    The Vice President.
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    The President.
    30s
  • Q8
    How did the War Powers Act of 1973 impact the role of the president?
    The act provided the President unlimited funds for spending on the armed forces.
    The act increased the ability of the President to send troops into hostile areas.
    The act gave the President the authority to declare war without Congressional approval.
    The act placed a limit on the President's ability to send troops into hostile areas.
    30s
  • Q9
    Why do presidential powers tend to grow during national emergencies?
    Congress cannot function during national emergencies
    Congressional power is weaker than the President's
    the President has veto power over Congress
    the Federal government needs to respond quickly
    30s
  • Q10
    For a time, the President was given the power to veto specific parts of a bill without vetoing the entire bill. This was known as
    a pocket veto.
    a confirmation.
    a line-item veto.
    a filibuster.
    30s
  • Q11
    When Queen Elizabeth II of Britain hosts a dinner for the President of France, she is playing a role MOST similar to the role played by the President of the United States as
    Commander-in-Chief.
    Chief Legislator.
    Head of State.
    Chief Executive.
    30s
  • Q12
    What executive department is responsible for impartially enforcing the law for all Americans?
    State Department
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Department of Defense
    Department of Justice
    30s
  • Q13
    Which type of law is being enforced when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) closes a business due to environmental contamination?
    constitutional
    civil
    criminal
    administrative
    30s
  • Q14
    For many Americans, the problems inherent in disaster management were clearly demonstrated by FEMA's (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 2005 response to
    Hurricane Katrina.
    global warming.
    the 9/11 Attacks.
    the War on Terror.
    30s
  • Q15
    Based on the responsibilities of the job, what kind of experience would the Secretary of the Interior MOST LIKELY need?
    high-level administrative skills
    land policy and conservation issues
    knowledge of labor unions and health care issues
    economic and money policies
    30s

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