Exam 3 (ch. 12)

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