GED Social Studies : The President

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Civics And Government

The powers of the President are outlined in __________.

Possible Answers:

The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution

Article II of the Constitution

The Federalist Papers

Article III of the Constitution

The Declaration of Independence

Correct answer:

Article II of the Constitution

Explanation:

The powers of the President are collectively outlined in Article II of the United States Constitution.

Example Question #1 : Powers Of The President

Who is responsible for appointing members to the Supreme Court?

Possible Answers:

The Vice-President

The Attorney General

The House of Representatives

The Senate

The President

Correct answer:

The President

Explanation:

Appointing Judges to the Supreme Court is a power reserved for the President of the United States.

Example Question #1 : Structure Of The Presidency

If a Presidential election takes place in 1860, the next election will take place in __________

Possible Answers:

1870.

1861.

1868.

1864.

1862.

Correct answer:

1864.

Explanation:

A Presidential election takes place every four years so if an election takes place in 1860 the next election will be in 1864. The most recent election was in 2012, so the next election will be in 2016.

Example Question #1 : Structure Of The Presidency

The head of which of these government branches can serve only two-terms?

Possible Answers:

Executive

None of these

Judiciary

Legislature

All three of these

Correct answer:

Executive

Explanation:

The head of the Executive Branch of the Federal government, the President, is limited to two terms. Originally this was enforced by tradition alone, following the precedent established by George Washington; however, after Franklin D. Roosevelt exceeded this limit during World War Two and the Great Depression, the limit was codified into the Constitution with the passage of the Twenty-Second Amendment.

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