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Answers -- Fun, Facts, and Trivia
July 2003 Issue

The Dirksen Center wants to help teachers teach better by giving them the opportunity to use technology to create, customize, and share online learning activities in their classrooms. The Center wants to help students learn more by bringing educational resources together in one place that provide new ways to learn about Congress interactively.

Role Riddles

Because of court decisions, customs, laws, and other developments, the president’s role has greatly expanded over the years due to his responsibilities and powers. Teachers, to help your students remember the achievements and roles of some of America’s presidents have them take the game show quiz found on Congress for Kids. Find American Presidency Game Show Quiz at:

1. Which of the following is NOT a formal, constitutionally based role of the president:

A. Chief of the Judiciary
B. Chief Diplomat
C. Chief Legislator
D. Commander in Chief
E. None of the above

2. One of the president's most important ceremonial duties as head of state is…

A) Serving as host to visiting heads of government.
B) Meeting celebrities such as musicians.
C) Throwing out the first ball of the baseball season.
D) Lighting the national Christmas tree.

3. True or False: The Employment Act of 1946 gave the president the new duty of controlling prices and wages by using 90-day freezes.
Answer: False -- The Employment Act of 1946 gave the president the new duty of submitting an annual economic report to Congress.

Answers to the June issue of Fun, Facts, and Trivia link here:

Do you have or know of an online activity you would like The Dirksen Congressional Center to feature on its new Web site for students -- Congress for Kids? The Center is currently seeking online activities that provide new ways to learn about Congress and the workings of the federal government interactively.

If you have questions or suggestions for online activities, contact Cindy Koeppel.

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