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Unformatted text preview: Presidency/Bureaucracy test _____________________ Feb. 5, 1997 D Block NAME This test is 36 multiple choice questions and four cartoon ids. 1. What is NOT true of presidential succession? a. The 25th amendment details the circumstances under which the vice president takes power -- if only temporarily -- in the case of presidential disability. b. To be removed from office by impeachment involves a two- step process in which impeachment charges are voted on in the House, and the decision to convict or not is left up to the Senate. The Senate conducts a trial on the matter with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presiding over the proceedings, and a 2/3 vote is needed to convict. c. If the president and vice president die, the Secretary of State takes over as president. d. On the list of succession are two officers who are not from the executive branch, were not appointed by the president, and may not be of the same political party. e. Succession questions are significant because there have already been 9 cases of presidents being unable to complete their terms. 2. What is true of the American and British political systems? a. In both, the ceremonial and political functions of the head of state have been clearly separated. b. In both, accountability to the legislature is ensured by regular, frequent sessions in which the executive appears before the legislature. c. Voters' predilection for ticket splitting has hampered the ability of the chief executive in each country to be successful. d. Both presidents and prime ministers tend to be political outsiders. e. The whip has far more clout in the Parliament than in the Congress. 3. The usefulness to the President of having cabinet members as political advisers is undermined by the fact that a. the President has little latitude in choosing cabinet members b. cabinet members often have little or no government experience c. cabinet members are usually drawn from Congress and retain loyalties to Congress d. the loyalties of cabinet members are often divided between loyalty to the President and loyalty to their own executive departments e. the cabinet operates as a collective unit and individual members have no access to the President 4. Until the 1930s, the pattern of legislation in the US was that a. little initiative was taken by the president or congress b. initiative was taken by the president and the congress about equally. c. initiative was taken by the president and responded to by the congress d. initiative was taken by the congress and responded to by the president e. congress had a free hand because until FDR, presidents only used the veto sparingly and only on constitutional, not policy, grounds....
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