Executive Branch Terms Quiz

This Executive Branch vocabulary quiz covers the most important vocabulary words with respect to the U.S. President and the Federal Bureaucracy. The terms on this test deal with all aspects of the Executive Branch including Presidential elections, powers, limitations on powers, the Vice Presidency, and the Bureaucracy.

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Question 1
The period of time between the elections in November and the inauguration of the newly elected officials early the next year.

A
Cooling off period
B
Lemon test
C
Lame duck period
D
Judicial review
Question 2
A policy-making alliance between congressional committees, interest groups, and the bureaucracy.

A
Caucus
B
Hierarchy
C
Iron triangle
D
Issue network
Question 3
The presidential power to nullify specific provisions within a bill, which was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

A
Pocket veto
B
Franking privilege
C
Line-item veto
D
Filibuster
Question 4
A pact between the executive branch of the U.S. government and a foreign government, without ratification by the Senate.

A
Executive order
B
Executive agreement
C
Free trade agreement
D
Treaty
Question 5
Legally binding rules that are issued by the President to federal agencies.

A
Executive orders
B
Executive agreements
C
Policy agendas
D
Executive privileges
Question 6
A large and complex organization of non-elected officials.

A
Iron Triangle
B
Bureaucracy
C
Interest Group
D
527 Group
Question 7
A broad alliance of interest groups, individuals, journalists, policy experts, and researchers who unite in order to promote a change in government policy.

A
Issue network
B
Conference committee
C
Iron triangle
D
Political party
Question 8
The Act that prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.

A
Hatch Act of 1939
B
Civil Rights Act of 1964
C
Federal Election Campaign Act
D
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
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