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POLS Online Questions Bond
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1. A restrictive view of presidential power suggests that presidents could exercise powers
((A. specifically granted by the Constitution.))
B. based on the president's own discretion.
C. depending on the circumstances.
D. after consulting with his staff.
2. According to James Barber, passive-positive presidents
A. are aggressive in seeking change.
((B. are driven by a deep sense of civic virtue.))
C. seek popularity.
D. none of the above.
3. According to James Barber, active-positive presidents
A. seek popularity.
B. minimize their risks.
((C. are aggressive in seeking change.))
D. are driven by a deep sense of civic virtue.
4. The president's cabinet consists of
A. White House staff members.
((B. heads of the executive agencies.))
C. the leaders in Congress.
D. the Executive Office of the President.
5. The president's primary constitutional responsibilities include all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. chief diplomat
B. commander in chief of the military
C. chief executive
((D. breaking a tie in the Senate))
6. The War Powers Act of 1973 forces the president to
A. serve as commander in chief of all wars.
B. inform the public when troops are deployed.
((C. withdraw troops after 60 days unless Congress declares war.))
D. gain congressional approval to commit troops overseas.
7. ___________ has sole authority to declare war.
C. A U.S. general
D. The secretary of defense
8. One strategy used by the president to persuade Congress is
A. putting a hold on bills.
B. vetoing legislation.
((C. going public.))
D. e-mailing voters.
9. Presidential approval ratings tend to increase based on all of the following, EXCEPT:
A. international crisis
C. an improvement in the economy
D. during the first few months of office
10. The president can do which of the following without getting the approval of Congress?
A. ratify a treaty
((B. deploy troops))
C. appoint ambassadors
D. declare war
END OF CH 13
1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a bureaucracy?
((B. Unicameral ))
C. Division of labor
D. Formal rules
2. A system of governing in which political positions and benefits are given to the friends of the winner is called a ____________.
A. loyalty system
B. honors system
C. merit system
((D. spoils system))
3. A system of governing in which jobs are given based on relevant technical expertise and the ability to perform is called a ______________.
A. loyalty system
B. honors system
((C. merit system))
D. spoils system
4. Neutral competence means that public agencies make decisions based on
A. the chain of command.
B. personal considerations.
D. multiple sources.
5. Federal employees pay grade is based on the
((A. general schedule.))
B. years of experience of each worker.
C. Court's interpretation in Madison v. Marbury.
D. president's recommendation.
6. ____________ is a part of the executive branch but is also independent of the president's cabinet.
A. the Office of Homeland Security
B. Office of Management and Budget
C. National Science Foundation
((D. Securities and Exchange Commission))
7. The United States Post Office is supported primarily by tax dollars.
8. Iron triangles consist of all of the following actors, EXCEPT:
((A. The judiciary))
D. Special interest groups
9. Congress and its committees often rely on ________ to expose wrongdoings within government agencies.
A. agency heads
B. the president's cabinet
((C. whistle blowers))
D. the congressional budgeting office
10. ___________ are directives that are not passed by Congress, yet still have the force of law.
A. Executive privileges
((B. Executive orders))
D. Petition discharges
END OF CH 14
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