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 Act that prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.

A
Civil Rights Act of 1964
B
Federal Election Campaign Act
C
Hatch Act of 1939
D
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
Question 2
The period of time between the elections in November and the inauguration of the newly elected officials early the next year.

A
Lemon test
B
Judicial review
C
Lame duck period
D
Cooling off period
Question 3
A large and complex organization of non-elected officials.

A
527 Group
B
Bureaucracy
C
Iron Triangle
D
Interest Group
Question 4
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
Pocket veto
D
Franking privilege
Question 5
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 agreement
D
Executive order
Question 6
Legally binding rules that are issued by the President to federal agencies.

A
Executive agreements
B
Executive orders
C
Policy agendas
D
Executive privileges
Question 7
A policy-making alliance between congressional committees, interest groups, and the bureaucracy.

A
Iron triangle
B
Issue network
C
Hierarchy
D
Caucus
Question 8
A broad alliance of interest groups, individuals, journalists, policy experts, and researchers who unite in order to promote a change in government policy.

A
Conference committee
B
Issue network
C
Political party
D
Iron triangle
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