HIS 301 Week 2 Quiz -
1. Presidential communications are:
- Absolutely privileged from compelled disclosure.
- Presumptively privileged from compelled disclosure.
- Completely confidential.
- Not privileged from compelled disclosure whatsoever.
2. The War Powers Resolution is possibly unconstitutional because:
- Was not properly enacted.
- All are correct.
- It is a legislative right.
- Encroaches upon executive authority.
3. Which of the following is not a constraint on federal judicial power?
- Presidential nomination
- Impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors
- Congressional control of judicial jurisdiction
- Lifetime appointment
4. Which of the following best describes the relationship between the federal government and state militias?
- The militias are state entities over which the federal government has limited authority.
- The militias are federal entities over which the federal government has complete authority.
- The militias are controlled by interstate compacts.
- The militias are independent state entities over which the federal government has no authority.
5. Who may declare war?
- Entire Congress
- House of Representatives
6. In what case did Justice Jackson (dissenting) outline the three-part model of presidential power that continues to be referred to today?
- Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. v. Sawyer
- Smith v. Ford
- Goldwater v. Carter
- United States v. Nixon
7. If an individual activity does not affect interstate commerce, but the aggregate of that activity does, federal commerce jurisdiction exists under the:
- Dormant Commerce Clause.
- Resulting consequences doctrine.
- Pretext principle.
- Cumulative effects doctrine.
8. The federal income tax is authorized by:
- None of the above
- Amendment 16
- Article VI
- Article I
9. Which of the following best describes presidential nominations of justices to the Supreme Court?
- Presidents delegate nominations to the American Bar Association.
- Presidents delegate nominations to key senators of the same party as the president.
- Most presidents have not considered the political views of prospective nominees.
- Presidents tend to nominate individuals who they believe share their political opinions.
10. Which of the following best describes the Framers’ intentions concerning the relationship between state and federal courts?
- Federal courts were to be the primary courts under the Constitution, hearing all important cases, i.e., felony criminal proceedings.
- The Constitution did not create any federal courts and specifically acknowledged the jurisdiction of state courts over all cases, federal and state.
- State courts were to be the primary courts with the federal courts possessing jurisdiction over a select group of cases.
- The Constitution created a system of federal courts to hear all cases and abolished the state court systems.