International Right To Know Day: How Well Do You Know The US Freedom Of Information Act?

5 Questions | Total Attempts: 57

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or false? The US Freedom of Information Act includes language directing federal agencies to process all requests for information under the presumption that the information should be released.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    True or false? The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), which was created in 2007, was intended in part to give unfiltered advice to the President and Congress about how to improve agency implementation of the law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True or false? The government has a complete list of how many provisions in the law allow agencies to withhold certain categories of information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or false? The US FOIA allows agencies to withhold any information that is "predecisional" in perpetuity, regardless of how long ago the government made a decision, or if there is a public interest in release of the material.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or false? Under the law, agencies must notify requesters that they have the right to seek mediation from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) if they are still not satisfied with the agency's response after they go through the appeal process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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