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
A large and complex organization of non-elected officials.

A
Bureaucracy
B
527 Group
C
Iron Triangle
D
Interest Group
Question 2
A broad alliance of interest groups, individuals, journalists, policy experts, and researchers who unite in order to promote a change in government policy.

A
Political party
B
Issue network
C
Iron triangle
D
Conference committee
Question 3
Legally binding rules that are issued by the President to federal agencies.

A
Executive privileges
B
Policy agendas
C
Executive orders
D
Executive agreements
Question 4
The Act that prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.

A
Hatch Act of 1939
B
Federal Election Campaign Act
C
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
D
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Question 5
The presidential power to nullify specific provisions within a bill, which was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

A
Line-item veto
B
Filibuster
C
Franking privilege
D
Pocket veto
Question 6
The period of time between the elections in November and the inauguration of the newly elected officials early the next year.

A
Judicial review
B
Cooling off period
C
Lemon test
D
Lame duck period
Question 7
A pact between the executive branch of the U.S. government and a foreign government, without ratification by the Senate.

A
Executive agreement
B
Treaty
C
Executive order
D
Free trade agreement
Question 8
A policy-making alliance between congressional committees, interest groups, and the bureaucracy.

A
Hierarchy
B
Issue network
C
Iron triangle
D
Caucus
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