The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best defines the bureaucracy?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Which of the following best describes the Office of Management and Budget?

Question 4 4. The American bureaucracy implements the _____ and _____ made by elected officials.

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

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Question 6 6. How does Congress hold the bureaucracy accountable?

Question 7 7. A bureaucrat is defined as _____.

Question 8 8. What is the difference between the Iron Triangle and issue networks?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a characteristic of a bureaucracy?

Question 10 10. In the 1930s, President Roosevelt created a plan known as _____, which was designed to _____.

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Question 11 11. How can the president hold the bureaucracy accountable?

Question 12 12. There is a protest against the FDA. One of the protesters has stated that: 'The FDA is not accountable to the president, to the courts, to Congress and, ultimately, not even accountable to the American people.' Which part of that statement was NOT correct?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements is true?

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. Bureaucratic agencies _____.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Which problem of bureaucracy occurs when multiple bureaucratic agencies seem to be doing the very same thing?

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

Question 19 19. In 1789, government bureaucracy in the United States was _____.

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. Bureaucracy is defined as _____.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. How does the court system monitor the bureaucracy?

Question 25 25. Which president advocated the Great Society?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a key element of presidential bureaucracy?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following refers to the administrative organization that handles the day-to-day business of a government or society?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a potential hazard that the bureaucracy can run into as it goes about its daily routine?

The Federal Bureaucracy in the United States Chapter Exam Instructions

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