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A President can serve no more than ___ terms or 10 years in office.
a) 2
b) 4
c) 6
d) 8

Which of the following 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 smaller states would gain an advantage in a direct election plan.
d) Each vote would count equally in the national result.

Which of the following is NOT one of the principles upon which all bureaucracies are organized?
a) hierarchical authority
b) job specialization
c) financial rewards for individual productivity
d) formal rules

The two largest categories of federal spending are
a) national defense and entitlement programs
b) costs for operating the legislative and judicial branches of government
c) the Department of Energy and Department of Defense
d) costs for operating the Executive Office of the President and funds appropriated to the President

Both corporate and individual taxes are set at _______ rates.
a) high
b) progressive
c) regressive
d) low

Which of the following is considered an independent agency?
a) Department of State
b) National Security Council
c) Office of Management and Budget
d) Environmental Protection Agency

The President exercises legislative power over Congress by
a) recommending legislation
b) preventing a bill from coming before the President
c) routinely telling Congress when to adjourn
d) allowing all bills to die by pocket veto

Upon receipt of a bill, the President can take all of the following actions EXCEPT
a) call on a special session of Congressional committees to revise the bill
b) veto the bill
c) decide to neither sign nor veto the bill, allowing it to become a law after 10 days
d) sign the bill to make it a law immediately

The difference between a treaty and an executive agreement is that
a) a treaty is with a foreign state but an executive agreement is domestic
b) a treaty must originate in the Senate but an executive agreement is made wholly by the President
c) the President needs Senate approval for a treaty but not for an executive agreement
d) a treaty ends or prevents a war but an executive agreement does not

The President's military powers
a) are strictly limited to times of war
b) are shared with Congress
c) only apply to the use of the U.S. Army and its weaponry
d) may never be used to keep the domestic peace

The most widely supported plan for reform of the electoral college is the
a) district plan
b) proportional plan
c) direct popular election plan
d) national bonus plan

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
b) Secretary of State
c) president pro temp of the Senate
d) Secretary of the Treasury

The first and most widely publicized caucus today is held in the State of
a) California
b) New Jersey
c) Wisconsin
d) Iowa

In case the President dies, the next person in line to the Presidency is the:
a) President pro temp of the Senate
b) Speaker of the House
c) Vice President
d) Secretary of State

According to the Constitution, the President must
a) be a property owner
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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