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Exam 3 (ch. 12)

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  • 1. 
    A ____________________ is a large, complex, hierarchically structured administrative organization that carries out specific functions.
  • 2. 
    All in all, the 3 levels of government employ about ____ percent of the civilian labor force.
  • 3. 
    As an average citizen, you will give about ________ percent of your income to federal, state, and local governments.
  • 4. 
    The fifteen executive departments (Cabinet) are directly accountable to ______________.
  • 5. 
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Prisons are subagencies of the ______________ Department.
  • 6. 
    The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Mint are subagencies of the ______________ Department.
  • 7. 
    The ________________ Department grants patents and trademarks; conducts the national census, and monitors the weather.
  • 8. 
    A _______________________ agency is independent in the ssense that it is not located within an executive department.
  • 9. 
    A new federal independent executive agency can be created through join cooperation between _________________ and ________________.
  • 10. 
    ________________________________ agencies create and implement rules that regulate private activity and protect the public interest in a particular sector of the economy.
  • 11. 
    The C.I.A., the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are ______________________________________.
  • 12. 
    A ______________________________ is an agency of the government that is run like a busincess enterprise.
  • 13. 
    The list of federal agency positions that are filled by appointments in published after each presidential election is the _________________.
  • 14. 
    The rank and file bureaucrats obtain their jobs through ___________________________________.
  • 15. 
    ______________________ is a government corporation.
  • 16. 
    The __________________________ established the principle of governement employment on the basis of merit through open, competitive examinations.
  • 17. 
    A ______________________ made by a regulatory agency is as legally binding as a law passed by Congress.
  • 18. 
    To create an administrative agency, Congress passes ______________ legislation, which specifies the name, purpose, composition, and powers of the agency being created.
  • 19. 
    _______________________ is the application of technical skills to jobs without regart to political issues.
  • 20. 
    A ________________________ is a three-way alliance among legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups to make or preserve policies that benefit their respective interests.
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