This Is A Quiz On The Federal Bureaucracy #1

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This Is A Quiz On The Federal Bureaucracy #1

The federal bureaucracy consists of almost 500 departments and is tasked with implementation of laws, administration and regulation. Just how much do you know about the federal bureaucracy? Take up the quick quiz below which the first of many is designed to help you understand the going on of it more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It has been said that the general opinion of government is negative in the minds of many. The bureaucracy probably contributes by
    • A. 

      Not tackling national problems

    • B. 

      Not following Congressional and presidential directives

    • C. 

      Existing far from the controls of the public

    • D. 

      Not providing jobs for the public

    • E. 

      Being comprised by political appointees

  • 2. 
    One of the more controversial aspects of the Fourth Branch is
    • A. 

      That agencies have quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial powers

    • B. 

      That agencies can change the scope of their own powers

    • C. 

      That agencies are cut, costing many their jobs

    • D. 

      That agencies do not help local economies

    • E. 

      That agencies are mostly staffed by minorities

  • 3. 
    The bureaucracy system is now critical to our government because
    • A. 

      It is so difficult to remove once created

    • B. 

      Problems are too vast and complex for Congress to control

    • C. 

      It has no effective controls on its power

    • D. 

      The executive wants the power

    • E. 

      The Supreme Court has ruled that the system must exist to help Congress.

  • 4. 
    Ineffective and unwanted programs are often difficult to remove. This is best explained by the fact that
    • A. 

      Iron triangles of power benefit in their existence

    • B. 

      Federal agencies benefit from their existence

    • C. 

      Local communities want the jobs that go with the programs

    • D. 

      Powerful lobby forces support the industries and contracts behind the programs

    • E. 

      Leaders of agencies benefit from their continued existence

  • 5. 
    Which agency is in charge of monitoring the proper spending of federal monies?
    • A. 

      The Office of Budget and Management

    • B. 

      The Congressional Budget Office

    • C. 

      The General Accounting Office

    • D. 

      The Council of Economic Advisors

    • E. 

      All of the above