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  • 1. 
    Most of the agencies of the federal government share their functions with ralated agencies in state and local government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    Government agencies in this country operate under closer public scrutiny than in almost any other nation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    The President's power to remove (fire) governmental officers was heatedly debated by the first congress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    It was decided early on that cabinet departments would be run by people removable only by the President.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    The text sugggests the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commision (ICC) further enhanced the service role of the federal bureaucracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    During World War 1, Congress authorized President Wilson to operate the railroads and even control the distribution of food.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    World War 2 was the first occasion during which the government made heavy use of federal income taxes to finance activities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    For every single person who earns a living from the federal government there are two who work indirectly for Washington.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    Those who belong to the competitive service are appointed only after they have passed a written examination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    In recent years, the percentage of federal employees who belong to the competitive service has decreased.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    The text concludes that a standardized, centralized system governs the federal service.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    "Schedule C" appointments involve jobs with a confidenttial or policy-determining character.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    When Grover Cleveland became president in 1885, he replaced forty thousand Republican postal employees with Democrats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    The text suggeststhat the buddy system does not necessarily produce poor employees.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    A federal employee cannot appeal the decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board if it upholds his/her firing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 16. 
    Unsatisfactory ratings of federal bureaucrats increased sharply after the creation of the Senior Executive Service (SES)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    The federal civil service as a whole looks very much like a cross section of American society in the education, sex, and race of its members.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    Most government agencies are dominated by people who have been in government service  ost of their lives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    African Americans and other minorities are most likely to be heavily represented in the lower grades of the federal bureaucracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are more likely to be liberal than employees of the Department of Commerce.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    People with conservative viewpoints tned to be overrepresented in defense agencies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 22. 
    Economists with the Federal Trade Commission prefer to bring cases against business firms that have done something clearly illegal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 23. 
    Lawyers with the Federal Tade Commission favor the litigation of "big" or "blockbuster" cases.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 24. 
    In bureaucratic ling, an NCE job enhances one's career within an agency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 25. 
    Congrees rarely gives any job to a single agency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 26. 
    Ronald Reagan attempted to abolish the Small Business Administration. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 27. 
    Iron tirangles are much less common today than once was the case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 28. 
    The congressional power to investigate is not mentioned in the Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 29. 
    Congress can compel a person to attend an investigation by issuing a subpoena.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 30. 
    Of the five major bureaucratic pathologies mentioned in the text, duplication is probably the biggest criticism that people have of the bureaucracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 31. 
    Al Gore's National Performance Review called for more specific rules to guide the federqal bureaucracy and the creation of a centralized enforcement mechanism to enhance overall efficency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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