The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence


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

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1. 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?

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 _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the role of Congress? What about government bureaucracy? Using this quiz, you will learn more about these two agencies and how they interact. You will be assessed on your knowledge of the Iron Triangle and issue networks as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following terms:

  • Bureaucracy
  • Oversight
  • The Iron Triangle
  • Issue networks

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Congress and bureaucracy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as oversight and bureaucracy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the way our government works in a different light

Additional Learning

With our lesson called The Bureaucracy and Congress: Sources of Power & Influence, you can find out more about our government. It will prepare you to:

  • Discuss the differences between the Iron Triangle and issue networks
  • Identify the relationships between the three groups in the Iron Triangle
  • Define bureaucracy and list some examples of bureaucratic agencies