What Do You Know About Federal Bureaucracy?

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What Do You Know About Federal Bureaucracy? - Quiz

The Federal Bureaucracy is an administrative organ of the government. Its main function is to carry out the policy and work on the finer details of the bills passed by Congress. Take this quiz and learn more about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best describes bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      The people and organizations who execute the actions of government 

    • B. 

      Outside groups who donate money to political campaigns

    • C. 

      Committees in Congress who provide services for the American people

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following BEST defines the spoils system?
    • A. 

      Using civil service exams to hire qualified individuals.

    • B. 

      The brainchild of President Abraham Lincoln.

    • C. 

      Making the impounding of federal spending illegal.

    • D. 

      The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends 

  • 3. 
    The first independent regulatory commission was the…
    • A. 

      Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    • B. 

      Office of the Attorney General.

    • C. 

      Interstate Commerce Commission. 

    • D. 

      Federal Election Commission.

  • 4. 
    What type of organization is the United States Postal Service?
    • A. 

      An executive department

    • B. 

      A government corporation 

    • C. 

      An independent regulatory agency

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    When was the Department of Homeland Security established?
    • A. 

      1994.

    • B. 

      1999.

    • C. 

      2001.

    • D. 

      2003.

  • 6. 
    The Hatch Act was passed in...
    • A. 

      1939. 

    • B. 

      1949.

    • C. 

      1959.

    • D. 

      1969.

  • 7. 
    Which president persuaded Congress to create the Senior Executive Service?
    • A. 

      Nixon

    • B. 

      Ford

    • C. 

      Carter 

    • D. 

      Reagan

  • 8. 
    What is the policy promoting cutbacks in the amount of Federal regulation in specific areas of economic activity?
    • A. 

      Deregulation 

    • B. 

      Civil Service

    • C. 

      Bureaucracy

    • D. 

      Meritocracy

  • 9. 
    What is the system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievements?
    • A. 

      Bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Meritocracy

    • C. 

      White House Chief of Staff

    • D. 

      Department

  • 10. 
    What word matches the following definition: A large and complex organization of non-elected officials.
    • A. 

      Interest Group

    • B. 

      527 Group

    • C. 

      Iron Triangle

    • D. 

      Bureaucracy 

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