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Among Branches of Government Test
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Which of the following statements is supported by the information in the graph above?
when compared to the number of presidential vetoes, successful veto overrides are rare
how can congress reduce the probability of a presidential veto?
negotiate with the president and make concessions
what is required to overturn a presidential veto?
a 2/3rds majority vote of both houses of congress
why would a congressional district be drawn in the odd shape illustrated in the image above?
to manipulate congressional election results by concentrating or seperating certain groups of people
the practice of drawing district lines in the manner depicted above referred to
how often does redistricting typically occur?
every ten years after the US census is taken
which of the following statement is best illustrated by the information in the graph above?
the senate is more likely to confirm supreme court nominations than reject them
what is the one action senators in the minority party may take to block the confirmation of a supreme court nominee they disapprove of?
which of the following is a key theme of the excerpt above from fed no 70?
a single executive will be more effective and conducive to the american system of government than a plural executive
hamilton argues all of the following as reasons why unity in the executive is important EXCEPT
unity lends itself to greater consideration and careful deliberation of each decision
ultimately, what fear did many early americans share about chief executive that led the federalists to justify its nature?
the fear of an executive that will become too strong and powerful
which of the following statements is accurately reflected in the graph above?
democrats tend to have a more favorable opinion of bureaucratic agencies and departments than republicans
which of the following commentaries about the bureaucracy is proven TRUE according to the information in the graph?
many americans are concerned about the national direction of the US education system
which of the following is a legitimate action the president can take to accomplish these objectives?
he could appoint a new secretary of education who aligns with his policy views
which of the following trends is accurately reflected in the graph above?
the public has been very divided over their approval of the supreme court in recent years
all of the following are ways the supreme court is protected from the pressures of public opinion EXCEPT
justices may not be impeached under any circumstances
which of the following most appropriately summarizes hamilton's argument about the national judiciary in fed 78?
the national judiciary holds less power than either of the other two branches
the passage above references which of the following limitations of the supreme court?
the court is reliant upon the executive branch to enforce their rulings
based purely on the information presented in the chart, what conclusion would you draw regarding the ideological make up of the supreme court?
the court is most likely conservative leaning
when presidents consider the political leanings of a potential judicial nominee, they are utilizing a(n)
which of the following might prolong the number of days it takes to complete the confirmation process of a supreme court justice?
which of the following powers are shared by both the house of representatives and the senate?
proposing constitutional amendments
who would he or she turn to in order to ensure that happens?
which of the following is an example of senatorial courtesy?
the president consults with the senior senator from the state in which he is making a new judicial appointment
justices who believe they should use their position to correct social wrongs and place a great emphasis on the future societal ramifications of their decisions adhere to the philosophy of
all of the following are considered normal tasks of the federal bureaucracy EXCEPT
appropriating money to agencies and departments
what is the primary role of the president of the senate?
breaks ties in the senate
which of the following enumerated powers would permit congress to issue an economic sanction against another country as a consequence for their actions towards the US?
the power to regulate interstate and foreign commerce; commerce clause
which type of committee will they most likely form to move forward with the bill?
what device have they just utilized?
which of the following is an example of a president making a bureaucratic appointment based on political patronage?
appointing a loyal party supporter as an ambassador to germany
modern communication technology has influenced the president's relationship with the public in all of the following ways EXCEPT
the president is better able to filter the information that reaches the public
which of the following is a legitimate action the senate can take to limit the power of the supreme court?
pass legislation to limit the impact of the rulings in which they disagree
which of the following is an example of the delegate model of representation?
a senator supports an environmental bill after reading a public opinion poll, showing her state is increasingly conscious of global warming
which of the following types of committees would be most appropriate for this course of action?
which of the folllowing best describes the concept of stare decisis?
the justices should follow their own precedents as closely as possible when deciding future cases
which of the following scenarios best illustrates the concept of logrolling?
senator reynolds agrees to support senator shepherd's tax reform bill if senator shepherd agrees to back reynold's education initiative
which of the following makes a correct comparison between representatives in the house of representatives and senators in the us senate?
representatives-the constituency of a representative is their legislative district
senators-the constituency of a senator is their state
which of the following makes a correct pairing of an executive branch power with a legitimate legislative branch check?
executive branch power-the president signs a treaty
legislative branch check-the senate must ratify the treaty
which of the following makes a correct comparison between a court and its type of jurisdiction?
court-us supreme court
type of jurisdiction-both original and appellate jurisdiction
which of the following makes a correct comparison between a power of the house and a power of the senate?
house-power to file charges of impeachment
senate-power to try impeachment cases and decide conviction
which of the following makes a correct pairing of a formal and informal power of the president?
formal-power to issue the state of the union address
informal-power to issue signing statements
the majority party in the house of representatives holds all of the following advantages EXCEPT
the ability to stall or block presidential nominations
according to barker v carr, which political institution would have jurisdiction in a dispute over legislative apportionment?
the supreme court
all of the following are true of the supreme court's ability to grant writs of certiorari EXCEPT
a majority of the court must agree to grant a writ of certiorari
the president and the vice president have both been shot and killed. who will be sworn in as the president of the united states?
the speaker of the house
which of the following is an example of an unconstitutional use of legislative power?
congress passes a law requiring all states to ban guns in all enertainment venues
which one of the following cases would the supreme court be LEAST likely to hear?
a death penalty case that has been upheld throughout the appeals process
if the president was anxious to act on a domestic issue, but congress kept stalling, what action might he take?
issue an executive order
which of the following officeholders would be considered a lame duck?
a president who is serving out the last remaining months of his second term until the new president is inaugurated
which of the following scenarios best demonstrates an example of a congressional member supporting pork barrel legislation?
a representative proposes an amendment to a transportation bills to redirect funding to a new highway construction project in his state
which of the following best illustrates the concept of iron triangles?
an agency, interest group, and congressional committee work to address specific policy concerns
discretionary authority refers to
the ability of the bureaucracy to add specific guidelines to policies that were not defined by congressional law
which of the following best summarizes the impact of marbury v madison?
the case established the precedent of judicial review
the difference between a regulatory agency and an independent agency is
regulatory agencies are meant to be more protected from partisan pressures in order to serve more impartially
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