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Chapter 7: The President and the Executive Branch
      
  1.To be president, a person must be __________.  
  a.   at least 35 years old, a native-born American citizen, and a resident of the U.S. for at least 9 years  
  b.   at least 35 years old, a naturalized American citizen, and a resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years  
  c.   at least 30 years old, a native-born American citizen, and resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years  
  d.   at least 35 years old, a native-born American citizen, and a resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years  
      
  2.In order to win election, a presidential candidate must receive at least __________ electoral votes.  
  a.   26  
  b.   270  
  c.   535  
  d.   538  
      
  3.The __________ Amendment describes the process for replacing the president, if he or she should leave office.  
  a.   Twentieth  
  b.   Twenty-third  
  c.   Twenty-fifth  
  d.   Twenty-seventh  
      
  4.A declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment toward a group of people is called __________.  
  a.   a reprieve  
  b.   amnesty  
  c.   a pardon  
  d.   an executive order  
      
  5.__________ describes the executive branch of government.  
  a.   Article I  
  b.   Article II  
  c.   Article III  
  d.   Article IV  
      
  6.As __________ the president directs the foreign policy of the United States.  
  a.   chief executive  
  b.   head of state  
  c.   commander in chief  
  d.   chief diplomat  
      
  7.A formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries is called a __________.  
  a.   tariff  
  b.   sanction  
  c.   treaty  
  d.   policy guru  
      
  8.The most powerful member of the president's staff is the __________.  
  a.   press secretary  
  b.   White House counsel  
  c.   chief of staff  
  d.   appointments secretary  
      
  9.In response to the terrorist attacks of September 2001, President George W. Bush created the __________.  
  a.   National Security Council  
  b.   Central Intelligence Agency  
  c.   Joint Chiefs of Staff  
  d.   Department of Homeland Security  
      
  10.An example of an executive agency is the __________.  
  a.   National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)  
  b.   United States Postal Service  
  c.   Federal Trade Commission  
  d.   Federal Communications Commission  

 






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