Government Quiz 9

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Government Quiz 9


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  • 1. 
    Bureaucrats are said to make policy because _________
    • A. 

      They choose among alternative goals and programs

    • B. 

      They participate in the resolution of conflict

    • C. 

      They participate in the initiation of policy proposals

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The relationship involving an agency, a committee in Congress, and an industry is commonly called a __________
    • A. 

      Interrelationship

    • B. 

      Multiple corporation

    • C. 

      Industrial triangle

    • D. 

      Iron triangle

  • 3. 
    An issue network is __________.
    • A. 

      A shared knowledge group having to do with some aspect of public policy

    • B. 

      A powerful alliance of mutual benefit among a unit of government, an interest group, and a committee or subcommittee of Congress

    • C. 

      Interest groups that are either directly regulated by the bureaucracy or vitally affected by its decisions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The creation of the Office of Management and Budget provides an important tool of bureaucratic control because ______
    • A. 

      It allows Congress to cocntrol the budgetary process

    • B. 

      It helps the president to monitor and analyze agency budgets

    • C. 

      It acts as an employment agency for the bureaucracy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The reorganization of its structure

    • B. 

      The creation of the Office of Management and Budget

    • C. 

      The use of the budgetary process

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      They exercise quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative powers

    • B. 

      They are administratively independent of the president, Congress, and the courts

    • C. 

      They are often the target of intense pressures of Washington lawyers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Jimmy Carter

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 8. 
    Those who argue that government has gone too far in its attempt to deregulate point to which of the following industries as a case in point?
    • A. 

      Railroads

    • B. 

      Airlines

    • C. 

      Trucking

    • D. 

      Communications

  • 9. 
    The Civil Service Reform Act ____________-
    • A. 

      Established the spoils system

    • B. 

      Was an attempt to reform the inefficiency and corruption that appeared to result from the spoils system

    • C. 

      Established the Senior Executive Service (SES)

    • D. 

      Was advocated by the Stalwarts of the Republican Party

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Whistle-blowers

    • B. 

      Client groups

    • C. 

      Constituencies

    • D. 

      Rationalists

  • 11. 
    The government machinery that turns laws into regulations and services that affect virtually every aspect of public life is the ___
    • A. 

      Government corporation

    • B. 

      Service agency

    • C. 

      Bureaucracy

    • D. 

      Regulator

  • 12. 
    Many presidents have learned that reforming the bureaucracy ________
    • A. 

      Is easily accomplished

    • B. 

      Is no easy road

    • C. 

      Takes a national referendum

    • D. 

      Requires a ruling from the U.S. Attorney General

  • 13. 
    One of the national governments biggest spenders has been the ________
    • A. 

      Department of defense

    • B. 

      Department of justice

    • C. 

      Department of education

    • D. 

      Department of the interior