The Presidency And Bureaucracy! Trivia Questions Quiz

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The Presidency And Bureaucracy! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Each bureaucratic agency is created initially by
    • A. 

      The bureaucracy itself

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      Constitutional provision

    • E. 

      Order of a federal court

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describes the size of the federal bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Homeland Security is the largest department in the bureaucracy

    • B. 

      The State department is the largest department in the bureaucracy

    • C. 

      The size of the federal bureaucracy has remained relatively stable in recent years

    • D. 

      The size of the federal bureaucracy has doubled since the 9/11 terrorist attacks

    • E. 

      The percentage of the workforce employed by the federal government has increased slightly in recent years

  • 3. 
    Most federal bureaucrats are hired in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      They are awarded positions by the political party in power

    • B. 

      They take an examination to prove their qualifications

    • C. 

      They are appointed to a position by the president

    • D. 

      They work in the legislative branch and then move to the bureaucracy

    • E. 

      They get their positions in exchange for campaign contributions

  • 4. 
    Which of the following best describes the role of the bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      To implement policies

    • B. 

      To maintain order

    • C. 

      To promote the general welfare

    • D. 

      To secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity

    • E. 

      To ensure domestic tranquility

  • 5. 
    Which of the following reasons accurately describe why it may be difficult for the bureaucracy to implement laws passed Congress? I. Laws are often written in terms of broad policy goals II. Laws are often unclear about the details of a policy III. Congress frequently fails to give the bureaucracy enough money to effectively implement policies IV. Bureaucracies often lack the necessary authority to meet their responsibilities
    • A. 

      I and II only

    • B. 

      II and IV only

    • C. 

      I, II, and IV only

    • D. 

      II, III and IV only

    • E. 

      I, II, III and IV

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a government corporation?
    • A. 

      The department of the interior

    • B. 

      The food and drug administration

    • C. 

      The bureau of engraving

    • D. 

      General motors

    • E. 

      Amtrak

  • 7. 
    The president exercises his influence over the federal bureaucracy in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      By hiring interest groups to influence certain agencies

    • B. 

      By appointing administrators sympathetic to the president's policy agenda

    • C. 

      By creating new Cabinet-level agencies

    • D. 

      By frequently removing administrators from office

    • E. 

      By having federal judges disband ineffective agencies

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is most likely effect of administrative discretion?
    • A. 

      Administrative discretion is a major contributor to skyrocketing implementation costs

    • B. 

      Laws are implemented in ways that are consistent with bureaucrats' personal preferences

    • C. 

      High job turnover results from poorly crafted public poliices

    • D. 

      Fewer bureaucrats gain necessary job skills because administrative discretion encourages laziness

    • E. 

      Administrative discretion results in poorly crafted public policies

  • 9. 
    The Department of Homeland Security was created to address which of the following concerns?
    • A. 

      The free-rider problem

    • B. 

      Administrative discretion

    • C. 

      The proliferaton of constituency service and casework

    • D. 

      Fragmentation of responsibility among various bureaucracies

    • E. 

      Standard operating procedures

  • 10. 
    A citizen would best express his or her concern about airport safety in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Filing a complaint with the National Transportation Safety Board

    • B. 

      Voting for a new secretary of the Department of Transportation

    • C. 

      Abstaining from voting in the next congressional election

    • D. 

      Writing a letter to the Supreme Court

    • E. 

      Hiring someone to inspect aircraft manufacturing plants