Test Yourself About Bureaucracy

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Test Yourself About Bureaucracy - Quiz

Bureaucracies are large administrative agencies reflecting a hierarchical authority, job specialization, and rules and regulations that drive them. Do you have good knowledge of bureaucracies? Take this quiz and test your knowledge on them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which president lost his life over the issue of patronage in the federal bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Reagan

    • B. 

      Garfield 

    • C. 

      Trump

    • D. 

      Obama

  • 2. 
    How many cabinet departments were established at the founding of the nation?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

    • D. 

      None

  • 3. 
    Giving jobs to your friends in government because they supported your election efforts is know as:
    • A. 

      Meritocracy

    • B. 

      Pendleton Act

    • C. 

      Bureaucracy

    • D. 

      Patronage 

  • 4. 
    What is the Constitutional protection against unfair government laws called?
    • A. 

      Due Process 

    • B. 

      Judicial Review

    • C. 

      Checks and Balances

    • D. 

      Probable Cause

  • 5. 
    What is a judicial review?
    • A. 

      Judges serve for a term of "good behavior" (life)

    • B. 

      Higher courts can hear the cases of lower courts

    • C. 

      The president can remove federal judges from the bench

    • D. 

      The ability of the Supreme Court to declare laws unconstitutional 

  • 6. 
    What type of law settles disagreements between two parties?
    • A. 

      Common Law

    • B. 

      Civil Law

    • C. 

      Compensatory Law

    • D. 

      Criminal Law

  • 7. 
    Who was the first African-American appointed to the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • B. 

      John Roberts Jr.

    • C. 

      Thurgood Marshall 

    • D. 

      John Marshall

  • 8. 
    The bureaucracy is mostly made up of...
    • A. 

      Special interests

    • B. 

      Civil servants 

    • C. 

      Wasteful spending

    • D. 

      Political appointees

  • 9. 
    Which of the following has oversight and can check and balance the bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Judicial branch

    • B. 

      Legislative branch

    • C. 

      Executive branch

    • D. 

      All of the above 

  • 10. 
    The Post Office provides services for the American people and tries to sustain their existence by raising their profits. This type of bureaucratic organization is best described as:
    • A. 

      Government corporation 

    • B. 

      Independent commission

    • C. 

      Regulatory agency

    • D. 

      None of the above

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