Federal Bureaucracy Trivia Quiz!

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Federal Bureaucracy Trivia Quiz!

The Federal Bureaucracy is the unelected, administrative body in the Executive Branch. It is the backbone of the US Government. It is arranged into departments, agencies, and commissions. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on this organ.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not one of the categories of the federal bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Independent bureaus 

    • B. 

      Independent regulatory commissions

    • C. 

      Government corporations

    • D. 

      Independent executive agencies

  • 2. 
    In 1789, the federal bureaucracy consisted of…
    • A. 

      A personal secretary an administrative assistant for George Washington, with no provisions for a formal staff

    • B. 

      One department: the Bureau of Unresolved Matters.

    • C. 

      Two departments: Domestic and Foreign Affairs.

    • D. 

      Three departments: State, War, and Treasury. 

  • 3. 
    Most bureaucrats are
    • A. 

      Hired based on their qualifications 

    • B. 

      Appointed by the president.

    • C. 

      Elected in special elections.

    • D. 

      Elected in general elections.

  • 4. 
    The process by which law or policy is put into operation by a bureaucratic agency is called…
    • A. 

      Execution.

    • B. 

      Performance.

    • C. 

      Implementation

    • D. 

      Sequestration

  • 5. 
    How many federal cabinet departments exist?
    • A. 

       10.

    • B. 

       15 

    • C. 

       12.

    • D. 

       16

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not an executive department?
    • A. 

      Department of Agriculture

    • B. 

      Department of Justice

    • C. 

      Department of Transportation

    • D. 

      Department of Sport 

  • 7. 
    What is the title of the person who heads the Department of Justice?
    • A. 

      Attorney General 

    • B. 

      Attorney

    • C. 

      Lawyer

    • D. 

      Judge

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is an example of a regulatory agency?
    • A. 

      NASA

    • B. 

      NSA

    • C. 

      USPS

    • D. 

      EPA

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the largest and most famous government corporations?
    • A. 

      The Department of Homeland Security

    • B. 

      The U.S. Postal Service 

    • C. 

      Amtrak

    • D. 

      The Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is true about the cabinet departments?
    • A. 

      All were described and mandated by the Constitution.

    • B. 

      All are privatized bureaucracies.

    • C. 

      All are directly accountable to the president. 

    • D. 

      All consist of agencies that set up rules for Congress in passing laws.

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