This Is A Quiz On Bureaucracy#2

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This Is A Quiz On Bureaucracy#2

In a bureaucracy most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by the elected representatives. Do you understand how this system of government operates effectively and the departments under it? Take up the second quiz on bureaucracy below designed to test out what you know and help you to learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The progressive income tax systen currently in use authorixes wealthy people to
    • A. 

      Pay the same amount in taxes as people in other income brackets

    • B. 

      Pay taxes at about twice the rate as people in the lowerst-income bracket

    • C. 

      Pay taxes at a slightly lower rate than people in the middle-income bracket

    • D. 

      Pay taxes slightly high than the rate of people in the lowest-income bracket

    • E. 

      Pay taxes at the same rate as people in the middle-income bracket

  • 2. 
    Which of the following insitutions is responsible for compiling the president's budget proposal?
    • A. 

      Department of the Treasury

    • B. 

      Congressional Budget Office

    • C. 

      Senate Appropriations Committee

    • D. 

      Office of Management and Budget

    • E. 

      Council of Economic Advisors

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are accurate statements abou the federal debt?I. The rising cost of public education has contributed significantly to the federal debtII. The debt allows the government to displace the cost of current policies onto the shoulders of future generationsIII. President Reagan's majoy tax cuts in the 1980s caused the national debt to grow to an unprecedented sizeIV. The government will erase the national debt as soon as it succeeds in balancing the fiscal budget
    • A. 

      II only

    • B. 

      IV only

    • C. 

      I and II only

    • D. 

      II and III only

    • E. 

      I, III, and IV only

  • 4. 
    All of the following statements accurately describe the data in the abover graphs EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Individuals pay five times more income taxes than corporations

    • B. 

      The cost of social services for senior citizens outweighs the income from social insurance taxes

    • C. 

      9 percent of the budget is used to pay off interest on the national debt

    • D. 

      National defense spending is only slightly less than the total spending for all other discretionary programs

    • E. 

      The amount earned from corporate income taxes is enough to find Medicare and Medicaid

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an uncontrollable expenditure?
    • A. 

      National security

    • B. 

      Public education

    • C. 

      Entitlement programs

    • D. 

      Highway systems

    • E. 

      Energy research

  • 6. 
    All of the following are steps in the budgetary process EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The Congressional Budget Office works closely with the president to finalize the budget that he will propose to Congress

    • B. 

      The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee work together to write the tax codes

    • C. 

      The OMB reviews and assesses the budget proposals submitted by each agency

    • D. 

      Congress passed a budget resolution to set a cap on expenditures for the fiscal year

    • E. 

      The Appropriations Committee decides how to divide federal resources among the departments and agencies

  • 7. 
    The federal government borrows money from citizens through
    • A. 

      Income taxes

    • B. 

      Bonds

    • C. 

      Social Security

    • D. 

      Authorization bills

    • E. 

      Entitlement programs

  • 8. 
    What is one factor that has contributed most to the expansion of the government and, consequently, the budget deficit?
    • A. 

      Globalization

    • B. 

      Expanding suffrage

    • C. 

      Incrementalism

    • D. 

      Tax reforms

    • E. 

      National security

  • 9. 
    The government recieves most of its revenues from
    • A. 

      Excise taxes

    • B. 

      Social income taxes

    • C. 

      Personal income taxes

    • D. 

      Public bonds

    • E. 

      Sales tax