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CHAPTER 11—THE PRESIDENT MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. The most common previous occupation of presidents in the United States has been a. military commander. b. farmer. c. educator. d. lawyer. e. businessman. ANS: D REF: Who Can Become President? 2. The Constitution states that the minimum-age requirement for the presidency is a. twenty-five years. b. thirty years. c. thirty-five years. d. forty years. e. forty-five years. ANS: C REF: Who Can Become President? 3. Which of the following best describes the demographic bias in the selection of American presidents? a. most have been older and from western states b. the large number of Catholics and Jews c. the number of military commanders from the south d. the number of white, male Protestants e. the large number from California ANS: D REF: Who Can Become President? 4. To be elected president one must receive a a. simple majority of the popular vote. b. simple majority of the electoral vote. c. plurality of the popular vote. d. plurality of the electoral vote. e. none of the above. ANS: B REF: The Process of Becoming President 5. If the Electoral College fails to give any presidential candidate a majority, the election of the president is determined by a. the Senate. b. the House. c. a second ballot in the Electoral College between the top two contenders. d. a run-off election between the top two candidates. e. the Supreme Court. ANS: B REF: The Process of Becoming President 6. A constitutional amendment to clarify the way votes are cast in the Electoral College was necessary because a. there was no way to tell which votes were for president and which were for vice president. b. electors were not pledged to candidates.
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c. large states did not have fair representation in the College. d. in practice, the House is not capable of making a decision on who will be president. e. the previous system allowed candidates to win even if they did not have a majority of the popular vote. ANS: A REF: The Process of Becoming President 7. The president, in his capacity as head of state is responsible for a. determining with which countries the United States will have diplomatic relations. b. engaging in activities that are largely symbolic or ceremonial in nature. c. conducting the foreign policy of the country. d. leading the legislative process by submitting legislation. e. administering the laws. ANS: B REF: The Many Roles of the President 8. In most democratic governments, the head of state is a. the chief executive officer of the nation. b. an office without any significant duties. c. the prime minister. d. someone other than the chief executive. e. the chief justice or other top judicial official. ANS: D REF: The Many Roles of the President 9. Going on official state visits to other countries, decorating war heroes, and dedicating parks are all examples of the president's role as a. chief legislator. b.
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