Gov't chp. 13

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  1. The definition of bureaucracy includes all of the following notions except
    A. an issue network
    B. complexity of structure
    C. appointed official
    D. authority divided among several managers
    E. a large organization
    A. an issue network
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. The text argues that many of the problems of bureaucracy in government arise from its
    A. formality
    B. complexity
    C. political context
    D. transparency
    E. remoteness from everyday life
    C. political context
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. whereas European countries tend to control key industries by government ownership, the United States relies primarily on
    A. ownership by the states
    B. very little regulation
    C. extremely high taxation
    D. a laissez-faire attitude
    E. extensive regulation
    E. extensive regulation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. One complication surrounding the federal bureaucracy is the fact that the Constitution
    A. restricted administrative appointments to election years
    B. gave the president sole power to make appointments
    C. gave Congress the sole power to make appointments
    D. does not mention departments or bureaus
    e. none of the above
    D. does not mention departments or bureaus
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. Largely because of two major events of the 20th century, The Great Depression and World War II, the features of the federal bureaucracy changed. What characterized this change?
    A. administrative agencies could no longer be instructed by Congress to act in the public interest
    B. the Supreme Court ruled that Congress could no longer delegate power to administrative agencies
    C. people began to call for more limited, less intrusive government
    D. people came to expect government to solve social and economic problems
    E. the structure of government became less complex and interest groups lost influence
    D. people came to expect government to solve social and economic problems
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. When the text speaks of the discretionary authority of appointed officials, it means their authority to
    A. act without specific executive direction
    B. spend federal monies, even though they are not officially part of the federal bureaucracy
    C. act on behalf of government officials and represent the government in courts of law
    D. shift federal monies from agency to agency, depending on need
    E. make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws
    E. make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Which of the following statements concerning the Pendleton Act is incorrect?
    A. it was passed during a Republican administration
    B. it was, in part, a response to public outrage over abuses of the spoils system
    C. it was passed to avoid mass firings of Republicans
    D. it enhanced the power of patronage in federal appointments
    E. it was, in part, a response to the assassination of President Garfield
    D. it enhanced the power of patronage in federal appointments
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. The agency responsible for ensuring fair treatment of civil servants is the
    A. Civil Service Equity Board
    B. Civil Service Commission
    C. Office of Personal Management
    D. Senior Executive Service
    E. Merit System Protection Board
    E. Merit System Protection Board
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Which of the following statements about the firing of a bureaucrat is incorrect?
    a. the employee must be given a written notice, at least 30 days in advance
    b. the written notice must contain a statement of reasons, including specific examples of unacceptable performance
    c. the employee has the right to reply to the charges and can appeal any adverse action to the appropriate board
    d. the employee can appeal the decision of termination to the U.S. court of appeals
    e. none of the above are incorrect
    e. none of the above are incorrect
  10. Which law established the Office of Special Council?
    A. the Administrative Procedure Act
    B. the Investigative Protection Act
    C. the Taft-Hartley Act
    D. the Whistle-Blower Protection Act
    E. the Civil Service Act
    D. the Whistle-Blower Protection Act
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Which of the following is not one of the problems with bureaucracy discussed in the notes?
    A. red tape
    B. duplication
    C. imperialism
    D. conflict
    E. territorialism
    E. territorialism
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Which of the following is not part of the Executive Office of the President (EOP)?
    A. Council of Economic Advisors
    B. National Security Adviser
    C. all are part of the EOP
    D. Chief of Staff
    E. Office of Management and Budget
    C. all are part of the EOP
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. The complex rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done within a bureaucracy are often referred to as
    A. waste
    B. yellow paper process
    C. bureaucratic action
    D. file work
    E. red tape
    E. red tape
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. The usual definition of an iron triangle includes all of the following except
    A. C and D
    B. an issue network
    C. a congressional committee
    D. an interest group
    E. an agency
    B. an issue network
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. The merit system began with the
    A. 17th amendment
    B. New Deal of the 1930's
    C. Pendleton Act of 1883
    D. civil rights cases of 1873
    E. 16th amendment
    C. Pendleton Act of 1883
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. The effect of a Legislative Veto is to
    A. give Congress control over the appointment of agency heads
    B. return power to subcommittees
    C. strip House chairman of powers of authorization
    D. strip House chairman of powers of appropriation
    E. give Congress control over certain executive decisions
    E. give Congress control over certain executive decisions
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. The legislative veto was declared unconstitutional in the court case of
    A. United States v. Nixon
    B. Brown v. Board of Education
    C. Marbury v. Madison
    D. Donnell v. Tarkenton
    E. Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha
    E. Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. When a citizen is required by an agency to use one accounting system rather than another, or to file forms before receiving any benefits, such requirements are called
    A. arbitrary statutes
    B. black listing
    C. duplication of services
    D. red tape
    E. mandatory incursions
    D. red tape
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. Buses in major cities are required to have lifts for people using wheelchairs because of a decision made by
    A. Congress
    B. the Department of Health and Human Services
    C. the Department of Transportation
    D. party leaders
    E. the White House
    C. the Department of Transportation
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. The Whistle-Blower Protection Act of 1989 is designed to protect
    A. agencies that are being undermined by Congress
    B. bureaucrats who expose waste or fraud in their agencies
    C. agencies that are being undermined by their employees
    D. agency heads who fire employees for misconduct
    E. bureaucrats who are not career employees
    B. bureaucrats who expose waste or fraud in their agencies
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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