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Question 1 of 10

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Which is an unofficial power of the president?

A.Pardon convicted criminals.

B.Gain popular support by making public speeches.

C.appointment of Supreme Court justices

D.Commander in Chief

Question 2 of 10

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Which of the following is not a duty of the US president?

A.Appoint justices to the Supreme Court.

B.Determine the constitutionality of laws.

C.Enforce and execute federal laws.

D.Propose a budget to Congress.

Question 3 of 10

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In general, what is the best way to describe the changing powers of the presidency?

A.Presidents have roughly equal power today as in early America.

B.Presidents have been losing power to Congress.

C.Presidents delegated powers to the Supreme Court.

D.Presidents wield more power than today than in the past.

Question 4 of 10

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Which action is least likely to be taken by an “imperial” president?

A.Defer to Congress on policy disagreements.

B.Unilaterally modify drug policy through executive order.

C.Order troops without congressional authorization.

D.Selectively enforce policies based on personal politics.

Question 5 of 10

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Which of the following is the most accurate description of how a president is chosen?

A.A national popular election chooses the president by direct vote.

B.State legislatures choose electors for the Electoral College, and then the Electoral College chooses the president.

C.States and Washington DC hold popular elections to choose electors for the Electoral College, and then the Electoral College chooses the president.

D.State governors choose electors for the Electoral College, and then the Electoral College chooses the president.

Question 6 of 10

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What is impeachment of a president?

A.When the Supreme Court removes a president from office.

B.When the Senate accuses the president of a crime.

C.When the House accuses a president of a crime in an attempt to remove the president from office.

D.When the Senate removes a president from office.

Question 7 of 10

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Which NOT true of the Electoral College system?

A.States have equal say in choosing the president.

B.Larger states have greater influence in choosing a president.

C.The clout of smaller states is boosted compared to a direct election system.

D.A president can receive majority of electoral votes while receiving fewer actual citizen votes than an opponent.

Question 8 of 10

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Who was the last president to receive a and actual formal declaration of war from Congress?

A.Ronald Reagan

B.George W. Bush

C.Lyndon Johnson

D.Franklin Roosevelt

Question 9 of 10

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Which is the best description of a president’s role in the US military?

A.Commander in Chief

B.Five-star general equivalent

C.Civilian advisor to Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

D.None of the above.

Question 10 of 10

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Each of the following is under the control of the president ultimately except which one?

A.Council on Foreign Relations

B.Department of Defense

C.National Security Agency

D.The Department of State

 

 

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