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1.  Most of the agencies of the federal government share their functions with ralated agencies in state and local government.
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2.  Government agencies in this country operate under closer public scrutiny than in almost any other nation.
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3.  The President's power to remove (fire) governmental officers was heatedly debated by the first congress.
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4.  It was decided early on that cabinet departments would be run by people removable only by the President.
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5.  The text sugggests the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commision (ICC) further enhanced the service role of the federal bureaucracy.
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6.  During World War 1, Congress authorized President Wilson to operate the railroads and even control the distribution of food.
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7.  World War 2 was the first occasion during which the government made heavy use of federal income taxes to finance activities.
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8.  For every single person who earns a living from the federal government there are two who work indirectly for Washington.
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9.  Those who belong to the competitive service are appointed only after they have passed a written examination.
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10.  In recent years, the percentage of federal employees who belong to the competitive service has decreased.
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11.  The text concludes that a standardized, centralized system governs the federal service.
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12.  "Schedule C" appointments involve jobs with a confidenttial or policy-determining character.
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13.  When Grover Cleveland became president in 1885, he replaced forty thousand Republican postal employees with Democrats.
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14.  The text suggeststhat the buddy system does not necessarily produce poor employees.
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15.  A federal employee cannot appeal the decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board if it upholds his/her firing.
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16.  Unsatisfactory ratings of federal bureaucrats increased sharply after the creation of the Senior Executive Service (SES)
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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.
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18.  Most government agencies are dominated by people who have been in government service  ost of their lives.
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19.  African Americans and other minorities are most likely to be heavily represented in the lower grades of the federal bureaucracy.
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20.  Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are more likely to be liberal than employees of the Department of Commerce.
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21.  People with conservative viewpoints tned to be overrepresented in defense agencies.
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22.  Economists with the Federal Trade Commission prefer to bring cases against business firms that have done something clearly illegal.
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23.  Lawyers with the Federal Tade Commission favor the litigation of "big" or "blockbuster" cases.
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24.  In bureaucratic ling, an NCE job enhances one's career within an agency.
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25.  Congrees rarely gives any job to a single agency.
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26.  Ronald Reagan attempted to abolish the Small Business Administration. 
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27.  Iron tirangles are much less common today than once was the case.
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28.  The congressional power to investigate is not mentioned in the Constitution.
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29.  Congress can compel a person to attend an investigation by issuing a subpoena.
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30.  Of the five major bureaucratic pathologies mentioned in the text, duplication is probably the biggest criticism that people have of the bureaucracy.
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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.
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