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background image The Logic of American Politics, 7 th  Edition Test Bank
Chapter 7 Modified (some questions missing because I deleted some) 31 questions
2. Most  executive orders A. arise from the authority and responsibilities explicitly delegated to the President by law.
b. are quickly overturned by congressional action.
c. fail to cite the authority that allows the President to take action.
d. represent decisions by a president to disregard the plain text of the Constitution.
3. Who was the  first president to take an expansive view of presidential powers under the “take care”  clause?
a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
b. Richard Nixon
C. Theodore Roosevelt
d. Barack Obama 4. Which of the following statements about  executive orders is accurate? a. Executive orders are permanent and nearly impossible to change. B. Executive orders are not laws because they are confined by the scope of discretion delegated to the 
President.
c. There are few disagreements on whether executive orders fall on the right side or wrong side of the 
Constitution’s limitations.
d. Modern presidents generally do not issue many executive orders because they prefer that Congress pass
laws so any decisions are permanent.
6. Which of the following statements about  presidential power is accurate? A. The president has enough resources for coordinating national responses during emergencies, but 
insufficient authority to usurp the Constitution.
b. The internal checks of the presidency were designed to be similar to the type of checks used to control 
the legislative branch.
c. The Constitution provides the President with a long list of enumerated powers to promote the 
independence of the executive branch.
d. Presidential power is absolute because of broad and easily invoked emergency powers that allow the 
President to gain an upper hand over his opponents.
12. How does  divided government affect the normal state of affairs in Washington? a. It has had no effect since divided government has long been a feature of American politics.
b. Presidents are forced to work harder in their negotiations with Congress.
C. There is a zero­sum game as each side profits from the other side’s failures.
d. Presidents are less likely to rely on their unilateral powers since Congress can easily overturn such 
actions. 13. Modern presidents deal with an  opposition Congress by using vetoes and threats but also by a. declaring a state of national emergency. b. appointing a friendly Speaker of the House of Representatives. 1
background image C. pulling decisions into the White House through executive orders, centralized administration, and  broad assertions of executive privilege.
d. ensuring the Senate overrides any order issued by the House.
14. Opposition­controlled congresses write  longer laws on average because they A. try to anticipate efforts by an unsympathetic administration to suborn or redirect policy.
b. are more likely to be in conflict.
c. use these longer bills to “go public” and undermine public support for the President.
d. are ever diligent against efforts to dissolve Congress and call for new elections.
15. The  President is commander in chief of the nation’s armed forces because a. Congress specifically delegated this authority to the office after the Civil War.
b. the Supreme Court declared this to be the case at the outset of World War I.
C. the Constitution declares it.
d. the states voted to transfer this power to the executive after the War of 1812.
16.  Examining the President’s role as commander in chief reveals which of the following? A. Presidents often commit troops and engage hostilities and then go to Congress for authority to 
continue.
b. Providing Congress the power to declare war has limited the role of the President in foreign affairs.
c. The worst fears of the Framers were realized because presidents take advantage of their ability to 
declare to protect their power.
d. The Framers got the balance of power between the executive and the legislative branches over war 
powers exactly right. 17. Congress’s authority to declare war is, in most respects, a  hollow check, for which of the following  reasons? A. Because presidents can order an extended military engagement without a declaration of war
b. Because the power to declare war is not explicitly in the Constitution
c. Because a declaration of war must be submitted to the states for approval
d. Because Congress must constitutionally defer to any declaration of war by a president with previous 
military experience 18. The most important  constitutional limitation on the President’s leadership in foreign affairs is  which of the following? a. The requirement that a two­thirds majority of the House ratify treaties
B. The requirement that a two­thirds majority of the Senate ratify treaties
c. The requirement that a two­thirds majority of both the House and the Senate ratify treaties
d. The War Powers Act
19. Presidents can  sidestep (avoid) treaty rejections through a. the privileges and immunities clause of the Constitution.
b. the necessary and proper clause of the Constitution.
c. the supremacy clause of the Constitution.
D. executive agreements which are exempt from Senate ratification.
20. How does Article II define executive power? 2

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School: University of Texas at Arlington
Department: Science
Course: US Government
Professor: Boyea
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: PoliticalScience2311, RichardMillsap, exam1, ReadingQuestions, and Chapter7
Name: PoLS 2311 EXAM 1 PART 3
Description: Reading questions over chapter 7 for exam
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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