Can You Pass This Test On Bureaucracy?

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Can You Pass This Test On Bureaucracy? - Quiz

Bureaucracy refers to both a body of non-elective government officials and an administrative policy-making group. Test your knowledge on this administrative body by taking our quiz below


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is agency capture?
    • A. 

      When one government agency takes over another agency’s functions

    • B. 

      When government services are provided by private companies

    • C. 

      When an industry regulated by an agency gains substantial power over the agency ✓

    • D. 

      When Congress takes power over an agency away from the president

  • 2. 
    What is a line organization?
    • A. 

      An agency that reports directly to the president 

    • B. 

      An agency that is part of a larger department

    • C. 

      An independent commission that does not answer to the president

    • D. 

      An agency that is part of the legislative branch

  • 3. 
    What is an iron triangle?
    • A. 

      A term to describe the three branches of the federal government

    • B. 

      A term to describe the organization of the White House staff

    • C. 

      A collection of three executive agencies that work together regularly

    • D. 

      An alliance of legislators, bureaucrats, and interest groups concerned with an issue 

  • 4. 
    What is the civil service?
    • A. 

      Rules that require government workers to be polite to the public

    • B. 

      The part of the bureaucracy governed by the merit system 

    • C. 

      Rules that force government agencies to hold public meetings

    • D. 

      Government officials appointed by the president

  • 5. 
    What do sunshine laws require agencies to do?
    • A. 

      Save energy by using solar power

    • B. 

      Only operate during the day

    • C. 

      Hold regular public sessions 

    • D. 

      Ignore daylight savings time

  • 6. 
    Who creates the President's budget?
    • A. 

      OMB 

    • B. 

      Treasury Department

    • C. 

      CBO

    • D. 

      GAO

  • 7. 
    Who has the power to create departments?
    • A. 

      President

    • B. 

      Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Congress 

    • D. 

      States

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the best example of a civil servant?
    • A. 

      Post office carrier 

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Ted Cruz as a member of the Energy Committee

    • D. 

      Special interests

  • 9. 
    Which of the following represent an increase in the size of the bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Progressive Era

    • B. 

      New Deal

    • C. 

      Gulf Wars

    • D. 

      All Of The Above 

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a way the legislative branch can check the powers of the bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Fire civil servants

    • B. 

      Defund programs 

    • C. 

      Impeach the president

    • D. 

      Declare bureaucratic actions unconstitutional