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Chapter Quiz 2

  1. Presidents have always claimed the right to withhold information from Congress. This right is known as:
      a. Executive orders
      b. Executive action
      c. Executive agreements
      d. Executive privilege
  2. Agreements with other nations that are made by the president without the Senate's consent are:
      a. Executive agreements
      b. Treaties
      c. Executive orders
      d. Congressional-executive agreements
  3. An agreement with a foreign nation that is negotiated by the president and then submitted to both houses of Congress for approval is a(n):
      a. Executive agreement
      b. Treaty
      c. Executive arder
      d. Congressional-executive agreement
  4. A pocket veto happens when the president:
      a. Refers a bill to the Supreme Court for further action
      b. Vetoes a bill and returns it to Congress for further action
      c. Decides not to sign a bill during the last ten days of a congressional session
      d. Does something else entirely
  5. Provisions that Congress attaches to a bill that are opposed by the administration but are part of a broader package that the president wants passed are called:
      a. Signing statements
      b. Riders
      c. Executive orders
      d. Amendments
  6. The president engages in ______ when he or she withholds funds that have been appropriated by Congress.
      a. embezzlement
      b. impounding
      c. reauthorization
      d. misappropriation
  7. The power to veto portions of a bill but sign the rest of it is the:
      a. Pocket veto
      b. Veto
      c. Line-item veto
      d. Amendatory veto
  8. A rule or regulation issued by the president that has the effect of law is a(n)
      a. Policy directive
      b. Executive order
      c. Executive agreement
      d. Signing statement
  9. A foreign policy that calls for the United States to avoid entangling alliances is:
      a. Isolationism
      b. Unilateralism
      c. Containment
      d. Mercantilism
  10. A foreign policy that calls for the United States to act alone when confronted with the necessity of dealing with international crises or issues is:
      a. Isolationism
      b. Unilateralism
      c. Containment
      d. Mercantilism
  11. The Marshall Plan involved:
      a. A U.S. commitment to militarily defend Western Europe from any Soviet attack
      b. The Soviet Union's commitment to set up a system of satellite states in Eastern Europe after World War II
      c. The surrender of the Japanese to the United States to end World War II
      d. A U.S. commitment to support the rebuilding of a Europe devastated by war
  12. The policy of d├ętente was practiced by:
      a. Harry Truman
      b. Dwight Eisenhower
      c. Richard Nixon
      d. Ronald Reagan
  13. The power by which the president acts as the primary commander of the U.S. military is his or her power as:
      a. Commander in chief
      b. Chief diplomat
      c. Chief executive
      d. Chief legislator
  14. When the president recommends bills to Congress, he or she is acting in the capacity of:
      a. Commander in chief
      b. Chief diplomat
      c. Chief executive
      d. Chief legislator
  15. When a president recognizes the existence of other countries, he or she is acting in the capacity of:
      a. Commander in chief
      b. Chief diplomat
      c. Chief executive
      d. Chief legislator
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