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1. Richard Neustadt states that the Constitution made the president:

a) a king.

b) the leader of his political party.

c) a clerk.

d) controlled by the bureaucracy.


2. Richard Neustadt argues that presidential power is:

a) assured by the Constitution.

b) subject to congressional control.

c) the ability to persuade.

d) controlled by the bureaucracy.


3. A modern president, states Neustadt, is bound to face demands from:

a) the bureaucracy.

b) Congress.

c) the public.

d) all of the above.


4. Neustadt states that symbolically, presidents are:

a) clerks.

b) bureaucrats.

c) legislators.

d) leaders.


5. James David Barber concludes that the most desirable type of presidential character is:

a) active-negative.

b) active-positive.

c) passive-positive.

d) passive-negative.


6. Active-negative presidents:

a) want most to achieve results.

b) are after love.

c) emphasize their civic virtue.

d) aim to get and keep power.


7. James David Barber concludes that the presidency is primarily shaped by:

a) its organization.

b) the party of the incumbent.

c) the separation of powers.

d) the character of the occupant of the Oval Office.


8. James David Barber asserts that the Constitution:

a) weakened the presidency.

b) made the presidency the most important branch of the national government.

c) stressed the equality of the president and Congress.

d) only loosely defined the presidency.


9. Barber asserts that the presidency is much more than an institution because:

a) it must deal with foreign nations.

b) it exercises nongovernmental functions.

c) it is the focus of popular feelings.

d) it is imperial in character.


10. Barber states that the White House:

a) is controlled by the staff.

b) is dominated by Congress.

c) has been weakened by the Supreme Court.

d) is first and foremost a place of public leadership.