February 27, 2017


Posted by karen on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3:01pm.

1. The nerve center of the American Presidency is (C)
the President’s Cabinet.
the Executive Office of the President.
the Congressional houses.
the Civil Service.

2. Presidential elections include all of the following except (D)
participatory caucuses.
primary elections.
the Electoral College.
Congress holding the first round of presidential voting.

3. According to Article II, Section 2, the President may grant pardons (B)
only if Congress approves.
for all offenses except Impeachment.
if he concludes that the courts made errors at trial.
only when it is recommended by the Justice Department.

4. Although the Constitution does not provide for the line-item veto, presidents have (C)
always disregarded the Constitution and vetoed items anyway.
in effect exercised it by issuing presidency curbing legislation.
in effect exercised it on spending bills through the use of impoundments.
received permission from the courts to veto on a case-by-case basis.

5. History has demonstrated that a candidate who wants to secure his party’s nomination must often win (D)
only presidential primaries.
only participatory caucuses.
only big state primaries.
either the New Hampshire primary or the Iowa caucus.

6. Frederick Winslow Taylor was concerned with all of the following except (A)
making workers feel appreciated.
making first class workers out of second class workers.
good management.

7. A president who appoints a careerist to his cabinet wants (A)
an individual who is an expert in a particular subject.
to rely on policy czars in the White House.
an individual who knows his/her way around the Washington establishment.
somebody who will bring with him a political dowry.

8. The authority of agencies in the Executive Branch of government comes from (A)
the Constitution.
Congressional delegations of authority.
executive prerogative.
executive Branch membership.

9. Bureaucratic capture is when (B)
an agency puts the public interest above special interests.
an agency is in the service of its clientele and their interests come before the public’s interest.
private interests are held hostage to agencies.
agencies cannot do anything because of red tape.

10. Progressive reformers sought to replace the spoils system with a civil service system based on merit because (B)
they hated immigrants.
they believed that impartial and non-partisan government would be more efficient.
they thought the spoils system was outmoded.
they wanted to seize power so that they could reward their supporters.

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