AP Review Quiz Chapter 13

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AP Review Quiz Chapter 13

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  • 1. 
    The definition of bureaucracy includes all of the following notions EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A large organization.

    • B. 

      Authority divided among several managers.

    • C. 

      Complexity of structure.

    • D. 

      Appointed officials.

    • E. 

      An issue network.

  • 2. 
    Social Security is an example of a trust fund
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    One complication surrounding the federal bureaucracy is the fact that the Constitution
    • A. 

      Gave the president sole power to make appointments.

    • B. 

      Gave Congress sole power to make appointments.

    • C. 

      Restricted administrative appointments to election years.

    • D. 

      Does not mention departments or bureaus.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    The authorization and appropriation of funds for an agency's budget are made by the president.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In the early days of the federal government, the only department that had much power was the
    • A. 

      Department of the Interior.

    • B. 

      War Department.

    • C. 

      Post Office Department.

    • D. 

      State Department.

    • E. 

      Treasury Department.

  • 6. 
    The federal government did not begin to regulate the economy in any large way until
    • A. 

      Passage of the 14th Amendment.

    • B. 

      The creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC).

    • C. 

      The laissez-faire doctrine was held by a majority of the Senate.

    • D. 

      The commerce clause was amended.

    • E. 

      The Department of Labor was created.

  • 7. 
    It is very easy to fire a bureaucrat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Periodically, the size of bureaucracy has grown substantially. These times of growth have generally occurred during
    • A. 

      Depressions.

    • B. 

      Wars.

    • C. 

      Periods of prosperity.

    • D. 

      Recessions.

    • E. 

      Election years.

  • 9. 
    A person appointed to a government position after passing an examination is probably joining the
    • A. 

      Excepted service.

    • B. 

      Competitive service.

    • C. 

      Patronage system.

    • D. 

      Department of State.

    • E. 

      Department of Justice.

  • 10. 
    Before 1913, the federal government could not collect income taxes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements about the congressional power to investigate is INCORRECT?
    • A. 

      The power is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution

    • B. 

      The power has been inferred from the power to legislate.

    • C. 

      Congress can compel witnesses to appear by subpoena.

    • D. 

      Ignoring a congressional subpoena can result in citation for contempt.

    • E. 

      Congress cannot sentence an individual in contempt to jail.

  • 12. 
    The most powerful group iin Congress in terms of control over an agency's budget is the
    • A. 

      House Ways and Means Committee.

    • B. 

      House Committee on Committees.

    • C. 

      House Steering Committee.

    • D. 

      House Appropriations Committee.

    • E. 

      House Rules Committee.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following oversight functions can Congress NOT perform.
    • A. 

      Authorization of an agency budget.

    • B. 

      Appropriation of an agency budget.

    • C. 

      Creation of an agency budget.

    • D. 

      Dismissal of an agency head.

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements about issue networks is correct?
    • A. 

      They tend to be highly academic and nonpartisan.

    • B. 

      They tend to hold views that are in opposition to the party in power.

    • C. 

      They are groups that regularly debate government policy on specific issues.

    • D. 

      They are composed mostly of federal bureaucrats of the same party as the current president.

    • E. 

      They are usually composed of party leaders and corporate heads.

  • 15. 
    The relationship among an agency, a committee, and an interest group was described in the past as:
    • A. 

      Red tape.

    • B. 

      An issue network.

    • C. 

      An iron triangle.

    • D. 

      Laissez-faire.

    • E. 

      A flexible triumvirate.

  • 16. 
    The Whistle-blower Act of 1989 is designed to protect
    • A. 

      Agencies that are being undermined by their employees.

    • B. 

      Agencies that are being undermined by Congress.

    • C. 

      Agency heads who fire employees for misconduct.

    • D. 

      Bureaucrats who tell on their bosses.

    • E. 

      Bureaucrats who are not career employees.

  • 17. 
    Unlike the excepted service, the competitive service is administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Agencies tend to be dominated by lifetime bureaucrats who have worked for no other agency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A strong agency culture makes an agency easier to change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The authorization and appropriation of funds for an agency's budget are made by the president.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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