United States, Policy Chapter 6

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  • 1. 
    The USDA agency responsible for administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is the
    • A. 

      Food Safety and Inspection Service.

    • B. 

      Health Resources and Services Administration.

    • C. 

      National Institutes of Health.

    • D. 

      Food and Nutrition Service

  • 2. 
    In the United States, policy is formulated by which branch(es) of the federal government?
    • A. 

      Executive

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      Legislative

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 3. 
    After a bill has been introduced in Congress, the bill is published in the
    • A. 

      Federal Register.

    • B. 

      Code of Federal Regulations.

    • C. 

      White House Journal.

    • D. 

      Congressional Record.

  • 4. 
    In the federal budget process, the amounts of money that government agencies are allowed to spend in implementing their programs are called
    • A. 

      Budget revenue.

    • B. 

      Budget outlays.

    • C. 

      Budget authority.

    • D. 

      Entitlements.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following should be avoided when issuing a press release to the media?
    • A. 

      Writing the release in first person

    • B. 

      Keeping the content of the release brief

    • C. 

      Making a strong opening statement

    • D. 

      Sending a fact sheet to accompany the release

  • 6. 
    Once a bill has been sent from the Congress to the President, the President may
    • A. 

      Sign it into law, at which point it becomes an act.

    • B. 

      Veto it, which means it cannot become law.

    • C. 

      Allow it to become law without his signature, at which point it is given an "H.R." or "S." designation.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The first step in the policy cycle is
    • A. 

      Formulation of alternatives.

    • B. 

      Policy implementation.

    • C. 

      Problem definition and agenda setting.

    • D. 

      Policy adoption.

  • 8. 
    The Food and Drug Administration is an agency of the
    • A. 

      National Institutes of Health.

    • B. 

      Food and Nutrition Service.

    • C. 

      Department of Health and Human Services.

    • D. 

      Department of Agriculture.

  • 9. 
    Evaluation of a public policy needs to occur after the policy has been terminated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    While Congress sets the policy, the enforcing agencies, such as the USDA and DHHS, are responsible for interpreting the law and providing detailed rules that put the policy into place.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What two agencies sanction most nutrition programs at the federal level?
    • A. 

      USDA and FDA

    • B. 

      DHHS and USDA

    • C. 

      DHHS and NIH

    • D. 

      NIH and FDA

  • 12. 
    Which is not an entitlement?
    • A. 

      Social Security benefits

    • B. 

      Medicare benefits

    • C. 

      Agricultural subsidies

    • D. 

      Funding for elderly nutrition programs

  • 13. 
    _____ means talking to public officials and legislators to persuade them to consider information you provide on an issue you believe is important.
    • A. 

      Policy making

    • B. 

      Lobbying

    • C. 

      PACs

    • D. 

      Coalition building

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a public policy priority issue for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics?
    • A. 

      Aging

    • B. 

      Child nutrition

    • C. 

      Nutrition monitoring and research

    • D. 

      Increased funding for WIC

  • 15. 
    All states have state licensure laws for practicing dietitians.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Before a problem can be addressed, a majority of people must be convinced that it is public issue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In the House of Representatives, which committee has jurisdiction over revenue bills?
    • A. 

      Executive Committee

    • B. 

      Economic Development Committee

    • C. 

      Ways and Means Committee

    • D. 

      Economic Stimulus Committee

  • 18. 
    Rules for day-to-day operation that are established so that laws can be carried out are called
    • A. 

      Legislation.

    • B. 

      Bills

    • C. 

      Appropriations

    • D. 

      Regulations

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is an appropriate method of communicating with elected officials?
    • A. 

      Lobbying

    • B. 

      Sending an e-mail

    • C. 

      Making a telephone call

    • D. 

      Sending a letter

    • E. 

      All of these are appropriate methods.

  • 20. 
    Medical nutrition therapy for which disease state is currently reimbursed by Medicare?
    • A. 

      Hypertension

    • B. 

      Obesity

    • C. 

      Diabetes

    • D. 

      Pre-diabetes

  • 21. 
    The purpose of policy termination is to determine whether a program is achieving its stated goals and reaching its intended audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    After a bill is introduced in either body of Congress, the bill is sent
    • A. 

      To the President

    • B. 

      From the House to the Senate or vice versa

    • C. 

      To a committee

    • D. 

      To the systemic agenda