Elections & Public Perception: Impact on the Bureaucracy


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Which of the following best defines the bureaucracy?

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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 of the following statements is TRUE regarding the FDA?

2. The president has the authority to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you'll need to not only recall what a bureaucracy is and does, but how national and local elections have a large impact on them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is here to test your ability to:

  • Define bureaucracy
  • Recognize characteristics of bureaucracies
  • Understand related executive and legislative authority
  • Determine key aspects of bureaucratic agencies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on elections and bureaucracies
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about presidential authority
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions on the function of a bureaucracy

Additional Learning

Looking to learn more? The lesson, Elections & Public Perception: Impact on the Bureaucracy, covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how local public opinions can affect bureaucracies
  • Examine Congress's impact on bureaucratic operations
  • Explore how bureaucracies can deal with lawsuits