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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 Tempore of the Senate
d) Secretary of the Treasury

The least number of presidential electors a State can have is
a) one
b) two
c) three
d) four

The Constitution assigns this formal duty to the Vice President of the United States
a) Preside over the House
b) Call Cabinet meetings
c) Preside over the Senate
d) Choose the Secretary of State

Which of the following is NOT a formal qualification for the presidency?
a) Must have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
b) Must be at least 35 years old
c) Must be a "natural born Citizen" of the U.S.
d) Must have extensive prior political experience

A major flaw of the electoral college system is that
a) The incumbent President is usually reelected.
b) The winner of the popular vote is not guaranteed the presidency.
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.

Which has NOT worked to strengthen the powers of the presidency?
a) the influence of strong Presidents
b) the demands of the American people for strong leadership
c) The constitutional system of checks and balances
d) the need for decisive action during national emergencies

After receiving a bill from Congress the President can take any of the follwoing actions EXCEPT
a) Call on a special session of congressinal committees to revise the bill
b) veto the bill
c) decide to neither sign nor veto the bill, allowing it to become a law
d) sign the bill to make it a law

The _____ appoints Cabinet members ______
a) President; with House approval
b) Senate; with the President's approval
c) President: without the Seate approval
d) President; with Senate approval

One way the President exercises legislative power over Congress is by
a) Preventing a bill from coming before the President of the Senate
b) Routinely telling Congress when it must adjourn.
c) Recommending legislation
d) Allowing all bills to die by pocket vetoes.

Within the executive branch of U.S. Government, the title of "department" is reserved for
a) agencies of Cabinet rank
b) independent agencies
c) agencies of the judicial branch
d) agencies of congressional rank

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