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Chapter 13 Quiz
1. Americans want a strong president,
a. but do not like a concentration of power.
b. and do not care whether the strength is used for good or for ill. c. and would like to abolish all checks on presidential power. d. but do not expect much from any president.

e. but want an even stronger Congress.
Page reference: 400-401
2. The Twenty-second Amendment, passed in 1951,
f. provided for the presidential and vice presidential candidates to run as a team. g. gave impeachment powers to Congress.
h. limited presidents to two terms of office.
i. provided for the direct election of the president by the people. j. granted 18-year-olds the right to vote.
Page reference: 403
3. Impeachment is roughly the political equivalent of a(n) k. exoneration.
l. admission of guilt.
m. indictment in criminal law.
n. guilty verdict.
o. firing.
Page reference: 404
4. Which of the following is NOT a constitutional power of the president? a. commander in chief of the armed forces
b. declare war
c. veto legislation
d. nominate cabinet heads
e. grant reprieves and pardons
Page reference: 406
5. In order to preserve the balance of power in government without jeopardizing the independence of the presidency, the framers p. refused to give the president powers in the area of national security. q. created a weak executive.

r. checked those powers that they believed to be most dangerous. s. limited the president to administrative powers.
t. limited presidents to two terms of office so they could not become "elected monarchs." Page reference: 406-407
6. The head of each cabinet-level executive department is appointed by the president and u. must be confirmed by a majority of the House.
v. is not subject to House or Senate approval.
w. must be confirmed by a majority of the Senate.
x. must be confirmed by a majority of both the House and the Senate. y. must be confirmed by two-thirds of the Senate.
Page reference: 406
7. A constitutional duty of the vice president is to
a. preside over the Senate and cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie. b. attend the funerals of foreign leaders on behalf of the president. c. preside over the House and cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie. d. raise funds for party candidates.

e. all of the above
Page reference: 409
8. John F. Kennedy's "wheel-and-spokes" system of management was characterized by a. a hierarchical organization with a chief of staff at the top. b. many aides with equal status balanced against one another in the decision-making process. c. the president's involvement in every administrative detail. d. a closed, small network of computers that directly linked the president to his closest advisors through e-mail messages. e. a streamlined, fast-paced, and efficient decision-making style. Page reference: 413

9. The organization and importance of the White House staff depend on z. the president's Chief of Staff.
{. agenda schedules and formal rules of debate.
|. the personal style of the president in office.
}. the legal authority granted it by Congress.
~. a hierarchy of access to the president.
Page reference: 413
10. A presidential veto of legislation passed by Congress . can be overturned only by majority vote of the Supreme Court. . cannot be overturned.
. can be overturned by a majority vote of both the House and the Senate to override the veto. . can be overturned by a two-thirds vote of either the House or the Senate to override the veto. . can be overturned by a two-thirds vote of both...
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