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Federal Bureaucracy in the U.S. Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. You have been asked to summarize the effect of The Pendleton Act of 1883 for a class presentation. Basically, you will describe how The Pendleton Act:

Question 2 2. Several members of Congress noted that a government agency was working far below its correct level of efficiency. They decided to significantly decrease its budget and were supported by a majority of Congress. This is an example of _____.

Question 3 3. Tom is a reporter. He is currently in the room with fourteen secretaries and one Attorney General. They are all awaiting the arrival of the president. This likely means that Tom covers _____.

Question 4 4. A teacher's union is working with several members of Congress as well as the American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation in order to best determine what criteria need to be fulfilled in order for a student to enroll into college. Once they make up their mind, they will agree on a bill and try to push it through Congress. Which of the following best describes such a cooperation?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 6 6. A bureaucrat is defined as _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following best defines the bureaucracy?

Question 8 8. Which of the following best describes the cabinet?

Question 9 9. Which problem of bureaucracy occurs when bureaucratic agencies become little empires with the tendency to rack up costs, pursue vague goals, and outlive their usefulness?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a key element of presidential bureaucracy?

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Question 11 11. You're a journalist who researched and wrote an article about the unrealistically large budgets of several government agencies. Due to the fact that your article was read by a great deal of people, the government had to react. Who was responsible for conducting the hearing that eventually resulted from your research?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 13 13. In the 1930s, President Roosevelt created a plan known as _____, which was designed to _____.

Question 14 14. A congressman wants to replace one of the most significant bills regarding veteran housing. He complains that he is constantly encountering administrative difficulties, which prevent him from passing his new bill. One of the main advantages of the new bill is that it will not require money from the federal budget. What part of this situation provides an example of red tape?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a potential hazard that the bureaucracy can run into as it goes about its daily routine?

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Question 16 16. The president has the authority to _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following refers to the administrative organization that handles the day-to-day business of a government or society?

Question 18 18. In the spoils system, bureaucrats were selected based on _____.

Question 19 19. Bureaucracy is defined as _____.

Question 20 20. The American bureaucracy implements the _____ and _____ made by elected officials.

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Question 21 21. Say the government establishes a new body that is focused on determining whether U.S. companies conform to some international Treaty. This new body has the power to create and enforce new rules. It can also punish companies or individuals that do not conform to the law. Which of the following best describes this new body?

Question 22 22. How does the court system monitor the bureaucracy?

Question 23 23. A union member is unsatisfied with the function of bureaucracy in the U.S. He has written to the president, Congress and the courts, hoping that they can somehow manage to increase the level of bureaucratic accountability. Which of them should he NOT have contacted as they have no impact on bureaucratic accountability?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an attempt made by the government to reform the bureaucracy?

Question 25 25. In 1789, government bureaucracy in the United States was _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a characteristic of a bureaucracy?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of bureaucratic conflict?

Question 28 28. What is the difference between the Iron Triangle and issue networks?

Question 29 29. Bureaucratic agencies _____.

Question 30 30. Which problem of bureaucracy occurs when multiple bureaucratic agencies seem to be doing the very same thing?

Federal Bureaucracy in the U.S. Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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