U.S. Executive & Legislative Branches: Bureaucracy's Problems & Accountability


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Which of the following is NOT a problem that arises often in the U.S. bureaucracy?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a way the president and the U.S. Congress attempt to improve the bureaucracy?

2. 'Red tape' refers to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of issues affecting the U.S. bureaucracy and their effects on the government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will realize what you know about the following:

  • Problems in the U.S. bureaucracy
  • Purpose of the U.S. bureaucracy
  • Bureaucratic expenditures that exceed cost expectations

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the term 'red tape' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding challenges that exist in the U.S. bureaucracy and distinguish them from what is not a problem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about describing the purpose of the U.S. bureaucracy and how it affects the government

Additional Learning

To increase your understanding of issues affecting the US bureaucracy, review the lesson called U.S. Executive & Legislative Branches: Bureaucracy's Problems & Accountability. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • What is the U.S. bureaucracy
  • Who the United States bureaucracy reports to
  • Organizations and agencies involved in the U.S. bureaucracy