Pol 102 online quiz 8

1. The President initiates rule by recommending legislation to Congress and prodding the
legislature to enact his/her initiatives. a) true b) false
2. Executive departments are headed by secretaries who sit on the President’s cabinet
but who are not appointed by the President. a) true b) false
3. Article 2 of the United States Constitution defines very precisely the role and powers
of the President leaving little room for interpretation. a) true b) false
4. The President’s inner circle of advisors are often those closest to the President and can
include the First Lady. a) true b) false
5. The National Security Council (NSC), established in 1947, provides the President with
valuable data and suggestions regarding domestic affairs. a) true b) false
6. Independent regulatory commissions exist because of the need for rulemaking and
regulation in highly complex, technical areas. Examples include the Federal Trade
Commission and the Federal Reserve Board. a) true b) false
7. Service ratings are generally used to determine promotions, pay increases, decreases,
demotions and dismissals for career civil service. Additionally, they are covered by and
18-level General Schedule (GS) salary structure. a) true b) false
8. Executive departments are divided into bureaus based on functions, services, clients,
or geography. a) true b) false
9. The President serves as ____________________________.
a) Chief of State
b) Chief Executive
c) Chief Counsel
d) A and B only
e) All of the above
10. As _____________, the President can effectively endorse and campaign for party
members and can be a formidable fundraiser.
a) chief of the party
b) chief legislator
c) chief counsel
d) chief leader
11. If a President neither signs nor vetoes a bill within ten working days and Congress
remains in session, the bill becomes a law without the president’s signature. But if the
President neither signs nor vetoes the bill within ten days and Congress adjourns, the bill
is killed. This is known as the ______________.
a) pocket veto
b) override
c) dropping a bill
d) riders
12. The _______________ limits Presidents to two terms in office.
a) filibuster
b) twenty-second amendment
c) impeachment process
d) legislative initiative
13. In extreme circumstances, Article 2, Section 4 of the United States Constitution
provides that the President can be impeached by __________________ vote in the United
States House and convicted and removed from office by a ___________ vote in the
United States Senate.
a) majority, majority
b) 2/3, 2/3
c) majority, 2/3
d) 2/3, majority
14. Government corporations administer economic enterprises for the government. They
appear to be part business and part government agency. An example is
a) Amtrak
b) Macys
c) Department of Energy
d) Executive cabinet
15. Independent agencies report to the President in much the same way as the cabinet
departments do. Technically, however, these agencies do not enjoy cabinet status. An
example is the ________________________.
a) National Aeronautics and Space Administration
b) Department of Homeland Security
c) Inner sanctum
d) Quasi-legislative