GOVERNMENT 310L-The Constitution authorizes who to be Commander in Chief

Subject: General Questions    / General General Questions
Question

The Constitution authorizes who to be Commander in Chief?
Department of Defense
The Cabinet
National Security Council
The President
Under what article of the Constitution is Commander in Chief found?
I
II
III
IV
The Department of State, Commerce, Treasury, etc are all part of the ___________? (HINT: it’s also found in your kitchen)
Sink
Cupboard
Cabinet
Sink
The passage of the War Powers Resolution of 1973 does what?
Gives the President carte blanche in international affairs
It limits the President’s use of troops in military action with OUT congressional approval
It limits the President’s use of troops in military action with congressional approval
Limits Congress’ war time power
George Washington, when he stepped down from the Presidency, told the American people to remain a(n) _________ state.
Interventionism
Neutrality
Isolationism
Détente
What document stated in 1823 that the US would not tolerate foreign intervention is the ________?
Monroe Doctrine
Marshall Plan
Truman Doctrine
Jefferson’s purchase

What article in the Constitution deals with the Judicial Branch?
3
2
6
8
Congress’ expressed powers are granted to them in Article ___ ?
3
2
1
5
Which British Wartime Prime Minister coined the term “The Iron Curtain”?
Winston Churchill
Charles Dequalle
Harry Truman
Joseph Stalin
T or F: Just because you have a large army means that you will win every war.
The difference between a nation state actor and non-nation state actor is ________.
Nation state actors don’t wear uniforms
Non-nation state actors don’t have to listen to anyone
Nation state actors are countries that have boundaries and uniforms and non-nation state actors are groups like the Taliban
There is no difference
What was a big problem with the Afghanistan war?
Afghanistan obviously did want McDonalds there
The Taliban were able to take shelter on the far side of the Afghan-Pakistani boarder
The fact that Afghanistan is not Pakistan
All of the above (I gave you the answer on a silver platter)
Which two countries have become a “threat” in the nuclear age?
Iran and Canada
Iran and North Korea
South Korea and North Korea
Iran and Iraq
What is the end result of the policy making “on the home front”?
Foreign policy
Insurance policy
Domestic policy
homeland
The United States is a ________________ government?
Authoritarian
Totalitarian
Pluralistic
Constitutional
The United States is already a limited government because we are a ____________ government.
Authoritarian
Constitutional
Dictatorship
None of the above
Relative to the protection of individuals with disabilities, Congress’ track record in protecting gay rights is ________________.
Stronger
About the same
Weaker
nonexistent
T or F: The Articles of Confederation succeeded because it made the government larger.
The President’s expressed powers are granted to them in Article ___ ?
3
2
1
5
What joint federal-state program provides health-care to low-income persons?
Medicaid
Medicare
Obamacare
Romneycare
Which federal-state program provides health-care to the elderly?
Medicaid
Medicare
Obamacare
Romneycare
When you make an oral statement in “reckless disregard of the truth” which is considered damaging to the victim because it is “malicious, scandalous, and defamatory.” It is called____.
Libel
Slander
Who cares?
Maybe he/she deserved it (or both?)
T or F: Just because you have a big army, that automatically means you are going to win a war.
What is one of the biggest problems with importing oil from other nations?
The areas where we transport oil from aren’t exactly friendly with the US
Even countries that seem friendly towards America are giant question marks
Some exporters are experiencing some drops in production
All of the above
What was the reaction from the right when the healthcare bill was passed
They loved it
Complete and utter distain
They did what every good American would do and worked to fix the bill
None of the above
What are the goals of the economic policy?
Low unemployment
Curtailing inflation
All of the above
None of the above
Which Division of the Justice Department represents the United States when it is the defendant?
Criminal
Civil
Law
Order
What sort of financial situation did America experience in the 2007-08?
Inflation
Recession
Depression
Total meltdown
What fiscal policy is based on the theory that you can’t always cut taxes but the government has to spend to get out of recessions? (HINT1: some economists believe that this is what saved America during the Great Depression) (HINT2: I said I was a fan of this fiscal policy)
Supply side economics
Laissez-faire
Trickle down
Keynesian
The foreign policy Doctrine that, in many ways, is the exact opposite of the Bush Doctrine is ______________.
Bush Doctrine
Obama Doctrine
Clinton Doctrine
Johnson Doctrine
Federal spending that cannot be controlled is considered ___________ spending.
Mandatory
Discretionary
Secretive
Think about what the terms mandatory and discretionary mean…..
When President Obama authorized Seal Team 6 to go into Pakistan to find, and ultimately take out Osama Bin Laden, this was an example of what kind of action?
Multilateral
Singular
Unilateral
Isolational
The Treasury generally prefers ________________ interest rates; the Federal Reserve board generally prefers __________ rates.
Higher; lower
Higher; higher
Lower; lower
Lower; higher
Which major piece of legislation was passed after the assassination of President Kennedy?
Civil Rights act of 1944
Civil Rights act of 1964
Civil Rights act of 1954
Civil Rights act of 1960
A system of shared sovereignty between two levels of government occupying the same geographical region is __________.
Faction
Federalism
Gerrymandering
electorate
What article of the Constitution gives the Executive Branch his expressed powers?
I
II
III
IV
Under this plan, Congress would be able to regulate trade and impose taxes and each state would have only one vote.
The New Jersey Plan
The 3/5th compromise
The Virginia Plan
The Great Compromise
Substantive due process doctrine has two sections. One is that it is an interpretation of the 14th Amendment. What does this allow?
In this view, it allows the Supreme Court of overturn laws that infringe on individual liberties
In this view, it keeps the Supreme Court from overturning laws that might infringe on individual liberties
In this view, it allows the Supreme Court to overturn laws that infringe groups, but not individual laws
None of the above
Within the EOP, which committee advises the president on matters of foreign policy?
NSA
CIA
FBI
NSA
Which of the following amendments in the Bill of Rights has never been touched or amended?
The first
The second
The tenth
None of the above. They have all been amended.
What does the term ‘GOP’ stand for?
Grand Old Party
Gee Oh Pee
Good Old Party
Gingrich’s Old Past
Which of the following court cases was NOT a landmark case in a civil rights movement (Writer’s Note: Civil Rights in this instance is not just relegated to the Black-American struggle from the 1920s-1970s, but across the 20th century and across race and gender)?
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Brown v. Board of Education
Lawrence v. Texas
All of the above
When discussing America’s entrance into the Iraq, the argument that we went in there oil deposits would support what idea?
Realism
Idealism
Factualism
Fraudilism

When discussing America’s entrance into the Iraq, the argument that we went in there to spread democracy would support what idea?
Realism
Idealism
Factualism
Fraudilism
The model of government in which the powers of government are separated into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, is ALSO known as the _____________.
Madisonian Model
Jeffersonian Jest
Washingtonian Replica
Adams Mock-Up
Which of the following is NOT an example of an Expressed Power for the President?
Being head of the military or the nation’s intelligence
The power to grant reprieves
To see to it that all laws are faithfully executed
To Delegate power between congress and the executive branch
When a decision is made by a Justice in the minority in a particular case in which the judge wishes to express his or her reasoning in the case
Descent
Habeas Corpus
Bias
Redemption
What court case first showed the Supreme Court asserting their power of Judicial Review?
Gideon v. Wainwright
Roe v. Wade
Marbury v. Madison
Hamdi v. Rumsfeld
The creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the Nixon Administration was a result of which power?
Expressed
Inherent
Delegated
Super
The most successful social movement has been the
Women’s rights movements
LGBT movements
Black American civil rights movements
Native American rights movement
Keynesian economics argues that the effects of an economic recession can be reduced by ___________.
Decreasing government spending
Increasing government spending
Increasing income taxes
Reducing the budget deficit
Regressive taxes, like the payroll tax, mean that compared to the wealthy, poor people spend _________ of their income on taxes.
None
Much less
Slightly less
An equal amount
Why is spending in the swing states so much higher than in states that are not considered swing states (i.e. a state like Ohio as opposed to states like Texas)
Because, why not spend how you feel like
The swing states are much more “wide open” politically (theoretically speaking)
The states like Texas or California are so politically one-way that it is seen as pointless to overspend in those states
They are trying to change minds
In the movie ‘Inequality for all’ which President did Robert Reich NOT work for?
Clinton
Reagan
Ford
Carter
In the movie ‘Inequality for all’, which product did he use as an example of globalization during his lecture?
Macbook Air
iPhone
iPad
iPod
Which group of working Americans is eligible to receive Social Security benefits?
Those whose income is in the bottom 15%
Those whose income is in the bottom 25%
Those whose income is in the bottom 50%
Income is not a criteria for eligibility

VOCABULARY:

Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards b. renewable energy

c. inflation d. action-reaction syndrome e. mutually assured destruction

ab. détente ac. independent executive agency ad. Minority-majority district

ae. Spin doctor bc. Party ticket bd. Devolution be. Public interest group

cd. Peer groups de opposition research abc. Soft money

____ campaign contributions not regulated by federal law, such as some contributions that are made to political parties instead of to particular candidates____ for every government action, there will be a reaction by the public. The government then takes a further action to counter the public’s reaction – and the cycle begins again.____ a political candidate’s press adviser who tries to convince reporters to give a story or event concerning the candidate a particular “spin”. ____ the surrender or transfer of powers to local authorities by a central government____ a set of federal standards under which each vehicle manufacturer must meet a miles-per-gallon benchmark averaged across all cars or trucks. ____ the attempt to learn damaging information about an opponent in a political campaign.abFrench word meaning a “relaxation of tension”. It characterized the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s.____ a sustained rise in average prices; equivalent to a decline in the value of the dollar____ an interest group formed for the purpose of working for the “public good.” ____ a federal agency that is not located within a cabinet department____ a phrase referring to the assumption that if the forces of two nations are equally capable of destroying each other, neither nation will take a chance on war.____ associates, often close in age to one another; may include friends, classmates, co-workers, club members, or religious group members.____ energy from technologies that do not rely on extracted resources, such as oil and coal, that can run out____ a district in which minority groups make up a majority of the population