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Presidential Cabinet (Grade 8)

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Presidential Cabinet

Made up of the heads of federal departments and the vice president, the                   's role is to advise the president.
  1. cabinet
  2. parliament
  3. executive council
  4. board of directors
The U.S. Constitution requires that the president create a cabinet of his closest advisors.
  1. True
  2. False
Cabinet was originally a term for a private room.
  1. True
  2. False
The cabinet, by a majority vote, can block executive orders.
  1. True
  2. False
All of the cabinet members except the vice president and                                   require Senate confirmation of their positions.
  1. Attorney General
  2. Secretary of State
  3. White House Chief of Staff
  4. Director of National Intelligence
How many cabinet-level positions are there?
  1. 11
  2. 15
  3. 22
  4. 30
What is the newest federal department to be added to the cabinet?
  1. Defense
  2. Commerce
  3. Transportation
  4. Homeland Security
Which department was reorganized in 1971 and is no longer a part of the cabinet?
  1. Interior
  2. Treasury
  3. Post Office
  4. Housing and Urban Development
Federal staffers may be allowed to attend cabinet meetings, but are not considered cabinet members.
  1. True
  2. False
Because they were not confirmed by the Senate, acting department heads are banned from cabinet meetings.
  1. True
  2. False
The 25th Amendment allows a majority of cabinet members to decide that the president is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" and grant his authority to the vice president.
  1. True
  2. False

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