Ame gov’t ch13

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Match each item with the correct statement below. You will not use all the terms. a. chief executive b. presidential succession c. Platform d. commander in chief 1. ____ the President’s role as the head of the armed forces 2. ____ the formal statement of a political party’s basic principles 3. ____ the plan by which a presidential vacancy is filled
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d, c, b
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Match each item with the correct statement below. You will not use all the terms. a. Electorate b. Platform c. keynote address d. electoral college 4. ____ the speech given by an important party member at the first session of the national convention 5. ____ the mass of people who actually cast votes in an election 6. ____ the name of the group that makes the formal selection of the President
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c, a, d
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Match each item with the correct statement below. You will not use all the terms. a. electoral college b. chief citizen c. chief of state d. chief executive e. chief administrator f. chief legislator g. presidential primary h. balance the ticket i. winner-take-all j. keynote address ____ 7. The President is the nation’s ____, heading a large government organization. ____ 8. Under the ____ system, a candidate who wins the preference vote in a primary automatically wins the support of all the delegates chosen in the primary. ____ 9. Presidential candidates often choose a running mate who can ____ by virtue of certain characteristics. ____ 10. The ____ is the group of people chosen from each State and the District of Columbia to formally select the President and Vice President. ____ 11. As ____, the President holds broad power in domestic and foreign affairs.
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e,i,h,a,d
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Match each item with the correct statement below. You will not use all the terms. a. chief diplomat b. presidential electors c. chief of state d. chief legislator e. proportional representation f. Platform g. commander in chief ____ 12. ____ must cast their State’s formal votes for President. ____ 13. The basic statement of the party’s policies and principles is known as its ____. ____ 14. Most States had to change their primary laws to account for the Democrats’ ____ rule. ____ 15. As ____, the President is the political leader of the nation.
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b,f,e,c
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____ 16. In case the President is disabled, the way the Vice President becomes President is determined by the a. original Constitution. c. Twenty-Fifth Amendment. b. Presidential Succession Act. d. Congress.
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c
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____ 17. According to the Constitution, the President must a. be a man who owns property. b. be at least 35 years of age. c. have held one major public office. d. have lived in the U. S. for at least 20 years.
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b
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____ 18. As of January 20, 2001, the President receives a yearly salary of a. $50,000. c. $400,000. b. $99,500. d. $900,000.
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c
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____ 20. If an incumbent President is seeking another term in office, who will his party likely nominate? a. the Vice President c. the Speaker of the House b. the President d. the House majority leader
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b
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____ 21. A State’s presidential electors are chosen by a. the State legislature. c. popular vote. b. its members in Congress. d. a State convention.
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c
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____ 22. A President can serve no more than ____ years in office. a. 8 c. 10 b. 4 d. 12
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c
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____ 23. According to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, which of these officers follows the Vice President in the line of presidential succession? a. Speaker of the House c. president pro tempore of the Senate b. secretary of state d. secretary of the treasury
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a
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____ 24. The President may decide to resume duties after an illness by informing Congress that no inability exists, but that decision can be challenged by a. Congress. b. the Vice President. c. the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet. d. any representative in the House of Representatives.
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c
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____ 25. Most presidential caucuses differ from Statewide presidential primaries in all of the following ways EXCEPT the a. number of States that hold caucuses. b. ways in which delegates to the national convention are chosen. c. main purpose for which the delegates are chosen. d. number of steps taken in choosing delegates to the national convention.
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c
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____ 26. During the nomination process, political battles are most likely to occur in a. presidential primaries in the President’s party. b. presidential primaries in the party out of power. c. the Cabinet. d. the electoral college.
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b
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____ 27. The national convention is held to accomplish all of the following EXCEPT a. unify the party behind its candidates. b. pick its presidential candidate. c. select the party’s delegates. d. adopt the party’s platform.
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c
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____ 28. The least number of presidential electors a State can have is a. one. c. three. b. two. d. four.
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c
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____ 29. Which of the following statements is NOT an argument against the electoral college system? a. A candidate who loses the popular vote may still be elected President. b. An elector may vote for someone other than the voter-selected candidate. c. A strong third-party effort might throw the election into the House. d. The results depend upon how State congressional districts are drawn.
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d
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____ 30. The order of succession to the presidency after the Vice President is determined by the a. original Constitution. c. Presidential Succession Act. b. force of tradition. d. 25th Amendment.
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c
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____ 31. Which of the following is a way that presidential disability is determined? a. The Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet inform Congress in writing. b. The Senate states, in writing, that the President is incapacitated. c. The President gives a speech explaining who will take over. d. Congress asks the Vice President to evaluate the President’s condition.
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a
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____ 32. A formal duty assigned to the Vice President by the Constitution is to a. call Cabinet meetings. c. preside over the House. b. choose the secretary of state. d. preside over the Senate.
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d
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____ 33. A presidential primary can be a. a process to select delegates to the convention. b. an election to determine voters’ choice among candidates. c. both of the above. d. none of the above.
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c
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____ 34. The first session of the national convention is generally devoted to a. voting for candidates. c. drafting the platform. b. giving speeches. d. reporting information.
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b
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____ 35. The first and most widely publicized caucus today is held in the State of a. California. c. New Hampshire b. New Jersey. d. Iowa
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d
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____ 36. The most widely supported plan for reform of the electoral college is the a. district plan. c. direct popular election plan. b. proportional plan. d. national bonus plan.
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c
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____ 37. All of the following are characteristics that usually determine who is nominated for President EXCEPT a. incumbency. c. married. b. Protestant faith. d. from a key larger State.
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b
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____ 38. Which of the following is NOT a formal qualification for the presidency? a. must be at least 35 years old b. must be a “natural born Citizen” of the United States c. must have extensive prior political experience d. must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years
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c
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____ 39. One of the major flaws in the electoral college system is that a. the winner of the popular vote is not guaranteed the presidency. b. the incumbent President is usually reelected. c. the majority party in Congress has an advantage when the electorate votes. d. electors are required to vote according to the wishes of their constituency.
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a
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____ 40. The Framers of the Constitution called for the President to be elected by a. Congress. c. a body of electors. b. a direct vote of the people. d. the State legislatures.
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c
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____ 41. The major importance of the 12th Amendment is that it a. did away with the electoral college system. b. eliminated the possibility of a tie for the presidency. c. required electors to pledge to vote for their party’s chosen candidate. d. made electors’ votes automatic.
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b
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____ 42. Most of the sessions at the national convention are spent a. listening to the keynote address. b. electing the convention’s committee members. c. selecting the party’s presidential candidate. d. listening to party speeches and reports.
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d
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____ 43. Which of the following statements is NOT an argument for direct popular election of the President? a. The winner would always be the majority choice. b. Direct popular election would be a simple, easily understood process. c. The small States would gain an advantage in a direct election plan. d. Each vote would count equally in the national result.
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c
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____ 44. The main argument in favor of limiting the President to a single 6-year term is that it would a. limit the unprecedented power of the President. b. permit more qualified people to serve as President. c. free the President from the demands of a second-term campaign. d. keep the President from being a “lame duck” in the second term.
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c
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____ 19. The electoral system broke down in the election of 1800 because of the a. rise of political parties. b. 12th Amendment. c. use of the national convention as a nominating device. d. appearance of a presidential primary.
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a

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