Govtest1 End Of Ch 12 (bureaucracy) Test

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End of ch 12


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  • 1. 
    Bureaucratic power stems from the power to
    • A. 

      Develop formal rules

    • B. 

      Adjudicate individual cases

    • C. 

      Use administrative discretion

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The development of formal ruels for the implementation of legislation is called
    • A. 

      Adjudication

    • B. 

      Regulation

    • C. 

      The legislative process

    • D. 

      The administrative process

  • 3. 
    It would be accurate to say that the
    • A. 

      Federal bureaucracy consists of about 2.8 million civilian employees

    • B. 

      The federal government spends about 50 percent of the nation's GDP

    • C. 

      The senior and most important cabinet off ce is the Department of the Interior

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not considered to be a major regulatory agency?
    • A. 

      Federal Trade Commission

    • B. 

      National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    • C. 

      Federal Communication Commission

    • D. 

      Food and Drug Administration

  • 5. 
    Historically, government employment was based on party loyalty, political support, and friendship. This was known as
    • A. 

      The compadre system

    • B. 

      The spoils system

    • C. 

      The patronage system

    • D. 

      The merit system

  • 6. 
    The ________ prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities.
    • A. 

      Hatch Act

    • B. 

      Civil Service Reform Act

    • C. 

      Partisan Reform Act

    • D. 

      Pendleton Act

  • 7. 
    Government contracting with private firms to perform public services is known as
    • A. 

      Privatization

    • B. 

      Private-public partnerships

    • C. 

      Socialism

    • D. 

      Outsourcing

  • 8. 
    The most improtant policy statement of any government is its
    • A. 

      Annual budget

    • B. 

      State of the union address

    • C. 

      National policy evaluation report

    • D. 

      Government mission statement

  • 9. 
    The agency that has the principal responsibility for preparation of the budget is the
    • A. 

      Treasury department

    • B. 

      Office of management and budget

    • C. 

      Congressional budget office

    • D. 

      Federal reserve

  • 10. 
    Legislation that provides money for programs authorized by Congress is an
    • A. 

      Outlay

    • B. 

      Authorization

    • C. 

      Appropriation act

    • D. 

      Obligation authority

  • 11. 
    A methold of budgeting that tries to review the entire budget of an agency (not just the requested changes) is
    • A. 

      Management by objective budgeting

    • B. 

      Incremental budgeting

    • C. 

      Zero based budgeting

    • D. 

      Non programmatic budgeting

  • 12. 
    Recent polls by the Gallup Organization show that Americans believe that about ___________ percent of their tax dollars are wasted by the governmental bureaucracy.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      40

    • C. 

      60

    • D. 

      30

  • 13. 
    Idenetifying items in a budget according to the functions and programs that are to be spent on is
    • A. 

      Nonprogrammatic budgeting

    • B. 

      Zero-based budgeting

    • C. 

      Program budgeting

    • D. 

      Incremental budgeting

  • 14. 
    The agency that is responsible for conducting studeis of the federal bureaucratic performance is the
    • A. 

      Office of management and budget

    • B. 

      Congressional budget office

    • C. 

      General accountability office

    • D. 

      Office of the comptroller

  • 15. 
    Services performed by legislators and their staffs on behalf of individual constituents are known as
    • A. 

      Client services

    • B. 

      Casework

    • C. 

      Constituency outreach

    • D. 

      Homework

  • 16. 
    The American Farm Bureau would probably want to pay most of its attention to the activities of which of the following governmental agencies?
    • A. 

      Environmental protection agency (EPA)

    • B. 

      Agriculture department

    • C. 

      Judiciary department

    • D. 

      Interior department

  • 17. 
    In an effort to influence the bureaucracy, interest groups may
    • A. 

      Hold press conferences

    • B. 

      Lobby the bureaucracy directly

    • C. 

      Testify at public hearings

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    The courts become involved in agency actions when they 
    • A. 

      Violate congressional legislation

    • B. 

      Have exceeded the authority granted to them

    • C. 

      Have engaged in activities that have been determined to be arbitrary

    • D. 

      All of the above