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besides having a primary, what other way is there for a state to choose delegates?
d. caucus-convention method
a. frontrunner system

b. electoral system


c. general election method


d. caucus-convention method

an opponent of the 22nd amendment would most likely argue that it
b. is undemocratic
a. gives people unlimited rights
b. is undemocratic
c. gives too much authority to congress
d. promotes "executive tyranny"
the cabinet member who is first in line for presidential succession is the
a. secretary of state
a. secretary of state
b. secretary of the interior
c. attorney general
d. secretary of homeland security
a national convention is held to accomplish all of the following except
c. select the party's delegates
a. unify the party behind its candidates
b. name its presidential candidate
c. select the party's delegates
d. adopt the party's platform
a state's presidential electors are chosen by

A. the States Legislature

a. the state legislature
b. its members in congress
c. popular vote
d. a state convention

The election of 1800

c. introduced the nomination of candidiates to serve as presidential electors in the several states
a. introduced the idea that presidential electors should act as free agents in the electoral process

c. introduced the nomination of candidiates to serve as presidential electors in the several states

The first method political

a. congressional caucus

a.congressional caucus


b. national convention


c.presidential primary


d. state caucus

What does it mean when the president asks a foreign nation to remove it's ambassador from the US?
C. The US doesn't like the conduct of the other nation
A. The US wants the ambassador to be replaced
B. the US has declared war in the other nation
C. The US doesn't like the conduct of the other nation
D. The US approves of the conduct if the other nation
The power to issue executive orders is called
B. the ordinance power
A. The executive power
B. the ordinance power
C. The issuing power
D. The message power
which of the following powers allows the president to check actions of the judicial branch?
d. the clemency powers
a. the veto power
b. the ordinance power
c. the removal power
d. the clemency powers
when a new president takes office, which of the following may he or she refuse to honor?
b. an executive agreement made by the previous administration
. a treaty ratified by the previous administration
b. an executive agreement made by the previous administration
c. a law signed by the previous president
d. a joint resolution passed during the last term of congress
which is one of the six main divisions of the United Nations (UN)?
a. International Court of Justice
a. International Court of Justice
b. Department of Homeland Security
c. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
d. National Security Agency
which best describes the main purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) today?
b. to keep the peace and provide a common defense
a. the keep the Soviet Union from expanding
b. to keep the peace and provide a common defense
c. to defend Norway, Denmark, and Sweden
d. to protect the Asian democracies
which peace agreement between Israel and Egypt did president Carter help to create?
c. Camp David Accord
a. Carter Detente
b. SALT I Treaty
c. Camp David Accord
d. Truman Doctrine
which problem has sometimes resulted from disagreements between the US and the United Nations (UN)?
d. the US has withheld funds form the UN

c. the UN has withheld funds from the US
d. the US has withheld funds form the UN
which branch of the armed forces serves as a combat-ready land force for the navy?

a, the marines

a. the marines
b. the army
c. the National Guard
d. the Coast Guard
many americans have concerns about the activities of the DNI bc these activities are
b. largely conducted in secret
a. not really necessary
b. largely conducted in secret
c. too costly
d. controlled by congress
nonintervention by European governments in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere was a cornerstone of the
b. Monroe Doctrine
a. Truman Doctrine
b. Monroe Doctrine
c. Good Neighbor Policy
d. Open Door Policy
the summit conferences between Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan were significant because these meetings
b. helped end the cold war
a. established trade between the Soviet Union and the US
b. helped end the cold war
c. formally recognized the soviet union
d. allowed the soviet union to become a member of the UN
Secretary of State John Hay announced the Open Door policy in 1899. the policy promoted equal trade access in what country?
c. China
a. Mexico
b. Panama
c. China
d. Japan
The constitution provides that the military is always subject to control by
b. civilian authorities
a. the Joint Chiefs of Staff
b. civilian authorities
c. the Pentagon
d. the Department of Defense

in what area does the office of policy development provide advice to the presdient?

a. domestic affairs

a.domestic affairs


b.foreign aid



Which best describes how the cabinet serves the president toay

D. it is less important today

a. main source of advice


b. developed president policies


c. very important today


d. it is less important today

What name is usually given to agencies charged with regulating business?

b.commission

a. department


b. commission


c. coroporation


d. authority

the executive branch is made up of three main groups. they are executive office of the president, the independent agencies, and which of the following

c. the executive departments

a. legislative departments


b. judicial ''


c. executive ''


d. the internal revenue service

What is a purpose of the civil service in the office of personnel management

c. to proivde a merit system for federal employees

a. to regulate consumer products to protect people


b. protect free market


c. to proivde a merit system for federal employees



the office of policy development

a. advises the president on matters relating to domestic affairs.

a. advises the president on matters relating to domestic affairs


b. it the presidents major source of information about the nation's economy


c. represents the president in trade negotiations with other countries


d. determins the dates for the federal goverments fiscal year

which of the following is the best example of bureaucracy?

a, your school

a. your school


b.your family


c. friends


d. dentist office

Which EOP agency advises the presdient on domestic affairs matters?

a. office of policy development

a. office of policy development

b. office of administration


c. office of the vice president

Which of the following acts of congress would be unconstitutional?
d. a tax on automobiles made in Michigan and exported to canada
a. a customs duty on coffee improved to the US from Brazil
b. an income tax increase to reduce the budget deficit
c. a payroll tax increase to pay for new social security benefits
d. a tax on automobiles made in Michigan and exported to canada
the New Deal programs of the Great Depression were examples of which of the following?
b. demand-side economics
a. open-market operations
b. demand-side economics
c. supply-side economics
d. uncontrollable spending
why might congress have to pass a continuing resolution?
a. so spending can continue when congress doesn't meet its budget deadline
a. so spending can continue when congress doesn't meet its budget deadline
b. to get permission to increase the public debt
c. to add a new spending amendment to the constitution
d. to start a new federal agency
one reason the Federal Government uses the power to borrow is to
d. meet the costs of crisis situations
a. increase tax revenue
b. make up for errors in the federal budget
c. fund the public debt
d. meet the costs of crisis situations
what is the constitutional limit on the amount of money the Federal Government may borrow each year?
d. there is no limit
a. $500 billion
b. $1 trillion
c. $10 trillion
d. there is no limit
seigniorage is
a. the profit the US Mint makes in the production of coins
a. the profit the US Mint makes in the production of coins
b. a tax laid on the consumption of goods or services
c. a tax laid on goods brought into the US from abroad
d. the act of leaving money to another after death