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Executive Branch Quiz #1 Directions: Answer the following multiple-choice questions: 1) To make sure none of the three branches of government become more powerful than the others, the founding fathers created a system of_______________. a) Mandates and Regulations. c) Presidents and Vice Presidents b) Checks and Balances d) Political Parties

2) What is one of the requirements for a person to become President of the United States? a) A Presidential candidate must be 28 years old. b) His or her parents must be United State citizens. c) He or she must be a natural born citizen of the United States. d) He or she must live overseas for an extended period of time. 3) When does the Vice President vote on congressional legislation? a) When the President cannot vote. b) Never. c) Every time a vote is taken. d) Only when there is a tie. Match the following vocabulary terms with their correct definition: A) Monarchy B) Political Party C) Platform D) Incumbent E) Head of State ____ A type of government where all power is given in one person. ____ A person who currently holds a political position. ____ The ceremonial symbol of the United States. ___ A group of people who share in the same values and ideas that wish to influence government. ____ The beliefs and intentions of a political party and/or a candidate.

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Directions: Pick a term out of the word bank that completes the scenario:

Presidential Word Bank


Commander-in-Chief Head of State Legislative Leader Director of Foreign Policy
1) The President declares a State of Emergency in Mid-Western states after six months of a drought. The President is acting as the _____________________. 2) Barack Obama signs a treaty with Argentina increasing the amount of trade between the United States and Argentina. President Obama is acting as the __________________. 3) The President hosts a fundraiser for the Republican Party after winning the election on the Republican ticket. He is the ___________________. 4) When Lyndon B. Johnson sent United States troops to Vietnam in the 1960s, he was acting as the ______________________. 5) Bill Clinton vetoed the 2000 Bankruptcy Reform Act. He acted as the ____________________. 6) The Presidents laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is an example of the presidents role as the ___________________. 7) Acting as the head of the Presidents Cabinet and the President of the Senate are responsibilities of the _________________. Bonus: Flash Prompt! In complete sentences, name the other two branches of the national government and tell me which branches the Congress and Supreme Court belong in.

Political Party Leader Chief Executive Vice President