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MTTC Political Science: Federal Bureaucracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does Congress hold the bureaucracy accountable?

Question 2 2. The American bureaucracy implements the _____ and _____ made by elected officials.

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 4 4. Which problem of bureaucracy occurs when multiple bureaucratic agencies seem to be doing the very same thing?

Question 5 5. How can the president hold the bureaucracy accountable?

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Question 6 6. How does the court system monitor the bureaucracy?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. A bureaucrat is defined as _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a potential hazard that the bureaucracy can run into as it goes about its daily routine?

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

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best describes the cabinet?

Question 12 12. Bureaucracy is defined as _____.

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Which of the following is a characteristic of a bureaucracy?

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. In 1789, government bureaucracy in the United States was _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of bureaucratic conflict?

Question 18 18. In the 1930s, President Roosevelt created a plan known as _____, which was designed to _____.

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Which of the following best describes the Office of Management and Budget?

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Question 21 21. Which president advocated the Great Society?

Question 22 22. In the spoils system, bureaucrats were selected based on _____.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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 25 25. Which of the following is an attempt made by the government to reform the bureaucracy?

MTTC Political Science: Federal Bureaucracy Chapter Exam Instructions

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