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I have 50 question chris do you have time to answer them?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Homework
Expert:  Chris M. replied 9 months ago.
Hello Humberto,

I have to log of for a couple of hours, but if you could post your questions at about 4:00 EST, I will assist you then.

Thanks!
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

hello chris sorry for getting back to you so late would you able to help today

Expert:  Chris M. replied 8 months ago.
Hello Humberto.

I can assist you at 8:00 ET, if that works for you.

Thanks!
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Sounds good thanks!

Expert:  Chris M. replied 8 months ago.
Okay, I'll be looking for your post. Are these questions similar to the last set?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Yes


 

Expert:  Chris M. replied 8 months ago.
Okay, please post the questions.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

1. Bills are formally introduced in Congress by




















members of Congress only.
executive agencies.
interest groups.
the Supreme Court.
All of the answers are correct.

 


2. The predictably highest point of public support for a president is




















during the president's first year in office.
after reelection to a second term.
immediately after Congress enacts a major presidential initiative.
when international conditions are stable.
during the president's last year in office.

 


3. To advocates of judicial restraint, the Baker v. Carr decision (in which the Supreme Court ruled that election districts must be based on the "one person-one vote" principle) illustrates how the judiciary




















violates common law principles.
assumes the power to make a decision that is properly made by a legislative body chosen by the people.
undermines the right of privacy implicit in the Constitution's guarantees of personal freedom
ignores the Second Amendment.
ignores the First Amendment.

 


4. When the House and Senate pass different versions of a bill, the differences are resolved by a




















conference committee.
standing committee.
select committee.
rules committee.
joint committee.

 


5. In which area has Congress been more likely than the president to exert leadership?




















world affairs
national economic policy
policies affecting special interests
social-welfare policy
environmental policy

 


6. The forced removal of a president from office through impeachment and removal requires action by




















the House of Representatives only.
the Senate only.
the House and Senate in a joint session.
the House and Senate in separate proceedings.
the Supreme Court in a judicial proceeding.

 


7. Presidents usually have the most success in getting Congress to enact their programs during their




















first years in office.
middle years in office.
final years in office.
There is no temporal pattern to presidential success.
final few weeks in office.

 


8. For a bill to pass in either chamber of Congress,




















it must receive the support of a third of its members.
it must receive the support of a simple majority of its members.
it must receive the support of two-thirds of its members.
it must be passed within two weeks of its passage by the other chamber.
it must be passed within a month of its passage by the other chamber.

 


9. Congress's strength as a policymaking institution includes its




















ability to represent a wide range of interests.
capacity for compromise and negotiation.
responsiveness to local interests.
All of the answers are correct.
None of the answers are correct.

 


10. In response to economic demands that were a result of rapid industrialization, Congress in the late 1800s began to




















create new federal departments built around economic interests.
establish the executive management system.
reorganize the cabinet in order to make it the center of economic policy making.
All of the answers are correct.
None of the answers are correct.

 


11. Federal civil service employees cannot legally




















be fired from their jobs.
go on strike.
belong to a union.
be completely restricted in their election activities.
contribute to political campaigns.

 


12. When XXXXX XXXXX became president, he changed the system of staffing the bureaucracy that earlier presidents had used. These earlier presidents




















all believed in the civil service system.
all believed in the patronage system.
all believed that distinguished men should be entrusted with the management of the national government.
all believed in whistle-blowing.
all believed in a representative bureaucracy.

 


13. Presidents' accomplishments have largely depended on




















their margin of victory in the presidential campaign.
whether circumstances favor strong presidential leadership.
their ability to come up with good ideas.
their skill at balancing the demands of competing groups.
midterm elections.

 


14. As distinct from the patronage and executive leadership system, the merit system for managing the bureaucracy




















allows the president to appoint top officials of executive agencies, thus making the bureaucracy more responsive to election outcomes.
provides for presidential leadership of the bureaucracy, thus giving it greater coordination and direction.
provides for a neutral administration in the sense that civil servants are not partisan appointees, thus ensuring evenhanded work.
provides that all programs will be evaluated regularly to determine whether they merit continued funding.
All of the answers are correct.

 


15. The appointment of federal judges is influenced most substantially by




















partisanship.
logrolling.
pork barreling.
affirmative action.
personal friendships.

 


16. By and large, partisanship is




















irrelevant to the work of Congress.
the main source of cohesion and division within Congress.
relevant only in the context of local representation.
important in lawmaking and representation but not in oversight.
more important in foreign policy than domestic policy.

 


17. The term stare decisis refers to




















adherence to precedent.
judicial activism.
judicial restraint.
judicial review.
excessive partisanship.

 


18. The United States has federal courts and state courts because of




















the separation of powers.
citizenship laws.
precedent.
judicial review.
federalism.

 


19. The chief way that administrative agencies exercise real power is through




















rule making, or deciding how a law will operate in practice.
judicial interpretation, or mandating the constitutionality
hiring and firing government personnel in the name of effici
testifying before Congress on the merits or demerits of a pr
None of the answers are correct.

 


20. In initiating broad legislative proposals, the president enjoys all of the following advantages over Congress except




















the president is more likely to take a national perspective on policy issues.
the president is granted more authority by the Constitution in the area of lawmaking.
the president's actions receive more attention from the national media.
the president has the authority to make policy decisions even when there are conflicting views within the executive branch while congressional leaders cannot impose their views on other members who disagree with them.
the president has available a larger number of policy experts than does the leadership in Congress.

 


21. The federal bureaucracy today is




















extremely wasteful and unresponsive to the public it serves.
an ineffective institution in comparison with bureaucracies of democracies with unitary systems.
more responsive to the public at large than to the particular interests that depend on its various programs.
a mix of the patronage, merit, and executive leadership systems.
mostly dominated by patronage politics.

 


22. According to Professor Hargrove's theory of presidential success, a presidency of achievement occurs because




















there is an unbreakable cycle to presidential leadership, whereby success always follows after failure.
from time to time, the public elects someone of exceptional talent.
there are times when other leaders and the public are generally agreed on a compelling need for president leadership in order to address major policy problems.
international developments periodically shift attention from domestic politics to global affairs, which is the area where presidents have the greatest capacity to lead.
some presidents are popular in the media and amongst lobbyists.

 


23. An amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief provides a court with the view held by




















an individual, group, or organization that is not a direct party to the case.
the Justice Department.
the House and Senate judiciary committees.
the American Bar Association.
the solicitor general.

 


24. The functions of the bureaucratic agencies include all of the following except




















regulation of industries, such as meat and poultry.
development of public policy.
delivery of services as provided by laws
formal approval of those nominated by the president to head the agencies.
implementation of public policy.

 


25. With regard to the lower courts, the Supreme Court's most important function is




















establishing legal precedents that will guide their decisions.
correcting technical errors they make in the cases they hear.
settling jurisdictional disputes among federal judges.Q
settling jurisdictional disputes between state and federal judges.
All of the answers are correct.

 


26. A president's policy initiatives are significantly more successful when the president




















has the strong support of the American people.
is a former member of Congress.
is on good terms with other world leaders.
is in office when the economy goes bad, which creates a demand for stronger leadership.
None of the answers are correct.

 


27. Candidates for presidential nomination are eligible to receive federal matching funds if they raise enough money on their own and if they agree




















to refrain from using negative advertising to attack their opponents.
to participate in televised debates along with the other candidates.
to enter the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
not to run as an Independent candidate if they lose the nominating race.
to limit their total campaign spending to a specified amount.

 


28. If the U.S. House of Representatives chooses to impeach a president, who conducts the trial?




















the U.S. Supreme Court
the U.S. House of Representatives
the U.S. Senate
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
the Department of Justice

 


29. The courts have tended to support administrators as long as their agencies




















choose rules that save money.
apply a reasonable interpretation of a statute.
follow what the president demands of them.
have adequate funding.
don't come into conflict with state governments.

 


30. The power of the Supreme Court is strengthened by its ability to




















issue advisory opinions when Congress is considering a new bill.
impeach federal judges who consistently ignore its rulings.
exercise wide discretion in choosing which cases to hear.
override any decision of a state court.
issue advisory opinions to the president on a regular basis.

 


31. Which of the following is a formal constitutional requirement for becoming president?




















One must be at least 40 years of age.
One must be a resident in the United States for at least 1 year.
One must be a natural-born citizen.
One must be a white male.
One must be a Protestant.

 


32. The second most powerful person in Washington, D.C. (after the president) is often said to be




















the chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
the president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate.
the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
the Senate majority leader.

 


33. The federal district courts




















are courts of original jurisdiction.
are the only federal courts that regularly use juries to determine the outcome of cases.
are the courts that, in practice, make the final decision in most federal cases.
exist in each state.
All of the answers are correct.

 


34. The Whig theory holds that the presidency




















is a shared office where the president and the cabinet are equally powerful.
is a limited office whose occupant is confined to the exercise of expressly granted constitutional powers.
is the office most representative of the people.
should provide strong leadership in the area of foreign policy but not in domestic policy.
is subordinate to the Supreme Court.

 


35. Campaign spending tends to be greatly more important




















for challengers and non-incumbents rather than incumbents.
for Republican candidates.
for Democratic candidates.
for candidates in urban areas than candidates in rural areas.
for men rather than women.

 


36. The United States has two court systems, state and federal. The federal system




















has discretionary jurisdiction over all cases arising in the state system.
is the only one with appellate courts.
is the only one based on the constitutional doctrine of the separation of powers.
is the only one that has judges who are appointed to office.
None of the answers are correct.

 


37. Since the founding of the United States, the debate over the representative function of Congress has centered on whether




















key decisions should be made by a small number of representatives in committee or by the whole membership in floor debate.
the primary concern of a representative should be the interests of the nation or of his or her constituency.
congressional or presidential authority should dominate on broad issues.
the House or the Senate is more responsive to the public.
the House or the Senate should take the lead on foreign policy issues.

 


38. Legally, the bureaucracy derives the general authority for its programs from




















acts of Congress.
federalism.
regulatory rulings.
court rulings.
the will of the people.

 


39. Senatorial courtesy refers to the tradition whereby




















nominees for federal judgeships are treated with respect during Senate confirmation hearings, even by senators who plan to vote against the nominee.
senators usually defer to the president's choice of Supreme Court nominees.
senators are consulted on the nomination of lower-court federal judgeships located in their state.
nominations for the federal courts, once committee hearings are concluded, are scheduled for a vote ahead of other Senate business.
House members always defer to the Senate on matters dealing with the judiciary.

 


40. A principle of bureaucratic organization is




















hierarchical authority.
job specialization.
formalized rules.
All of the answers are correct.
None of the answers are correct.

 


41. Committees kill roughly ________ percent of the bills submitted in Congress.




















10
25
50
60
90

 


42. Whenever Congress has a perceived need for ongoing control of an economic activity, it has tended to create a




















regulatory agency.
cabinet department.
presidential commission.
government corporation.
blue-ribbon panel.

 


43. The facts of a case




















are largely irrelevant, in that the judiciary has wide freedom with decisions.
affect which law or laws will apply to the case.
are important only if the case involves a statutory dispute.
are important only if the case involves a constitutional dispute.
are important about half the time.

 


44. With regard to public opinion, the Supreme Court




















ignores it completely in order to make decisions that are based on enduring values rather than the public's passing whims.
remains uninformed about it because justices stay on the bench for life and never face the public scrutiny of an election.
attempts to stay close enough to public opinion so as to avoid a grave loss of public support.
attempts to follow it very closely in order to create public enthusiasm for its rulings.
None of the answers are correct.

 


45. Policy implementation refers to the bureaucratic function of




















executing the authoritative decisions of Congress, the president, and the courts.
regulating the distribution of funds to individuals and corporations.
delegating legislative authority to smaller operating units of the bureaucracy.
All of the answers are correct.
None of the answers are correct.

 


46. The scheduling of bills in the Senate is left up to




















the Senate Scheduling Committee.
the Senate majority leader.
each of the Senate committees.
the Senate historian.
the Senate parliamentarian.

 


47. As compared with House members, senators are typically less like to take orders from their chamber's party leaders because




















senators are prohibited by their state legislatures from taking orders from leaders outside their state.
senators think of themselves as being equals and are therefore less inclined to take directions from their chamber's party leaders.
senators are more highly paid than House members and are thus immune from financial threats.
House rules mandate that all party members on major bills must vote according to the directions of their leaders.
All of the answers are correct.

 


48. The presidency is




















an extraordinarily strong office with sufficient powers to enable the president to control national policy under virtually all circumstances.
an inherently weak office in that presidents have almost no capacity to influence the major directions of national policy.
an office in which power is conditional, depending on whether the political support that gives force to presidential leadership exists or can be developed.
an office where power depends almost entirely on its occupant; strong leaders are always successful presidents and weak ones never succeed.
an office where power is fairly constant, regardless of the occupant or the circumstances.

 


49. In the 2006 midterm elections, Republicans lost a significant number of House and Senate seats. These losses were primarily attributable to




















the normal cycle of midterm elections whereby the president's party loses seats.
the Republicans' inability to raise as much money as they normally do to support their candidates.
the ability of Democrats to target their resources on close races.
widespread public dissatisfaction with policy conditions, particularly the situation in Iraq.
the fact that many Hollywood celebrities campaigned for Democratic candidates.

 


50. Most presidential campaign money during the general election is spent on




















maintaining a campaign staff.
advertising on television.
mass mailing of campaign literature.
staging of personal appearances.
direct-mail fund raising.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Chris M. replied 8 months ago.
Did you get everything submitted in time?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Would you be able to do another 50 questions in 80 minutes?

Expert:  Chris M. replied 8 months ago.
Humberto, it is rather late here. I would be able to do a set tomorrow anytime between 10:00-1:00 ET. Would that time frame work for you?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
That's perfect thank you again.
Expert:  Chris M. replied 8 months ago.
I'll be looking for your post then. Thanks for the 'accept' and positive rating!

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