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 policy-making alliance between congressional committees, interest groups, and the bureaucracy.

A
Hierarchy
B
Caucus
C
Iron triangle
D
Issue network
Question 2

A large and complex organization of non-elected officials.

A
527 Group
B
Interest Group
C
Bureaucracy
D
Iron Triangle
Question 3

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
Pocket veto
C
Franking privilege
D
Filibuster
Question 4

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

A
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
B
Civil Rights Act of 1964
C
Hatch Act of 1939
D
Federal Election Campaign Act
Question 5

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 6

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 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
Conference committee
B
Iron triangle
C
Political party
D
Issue network
Question 8

A pact between the executive branch of the U.S. government and a foreign government, without ratification by the Senate.

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