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
Interest Group
C
527 Group
D
Iron Triangle
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
Issue network
B
Conference committee
C
Political party
D
Iron triangle
Question 3
The Act that prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.

A
Federal Election Campaign Act
B
Hatch Act of 1939
C
Civil Rights Act of 1964
D
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
Question 4
Legally binding rules that are issued by the President to federal agencies.

A
Executive privileges
B
Executive orders
C
Policy agendas
D
Executive agreements
Question 5
A policy-making alliance between congressional committees, interest groups, and the bureaucracy.

A
Caucus
B
Hierarchy
C
Iron triangle
D
Issue network
Question 6
The presidential power to nullify specific provisions within a bill, which was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

A
Filibuster
B
Line-item veto
C
Pocket veto
D
Franking privilege
Question 7
The period of time between the elections in November and the inauguration of the newly elected officials early the next year.

A
Lame duck period
B
Judicial review
C
Cooling off period
D
Lemon test
Question 8
A pact between the executive branch of the U.S. government and a foreign government, without ratification by the Senate.

A
Treaty
B
Free trade agreement
C
Executive order
D
Executive agreement
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