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Chapter Exam

This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1.
Which of the following was not one of the original Cabinet departments?

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Question 2.
Under the Pendleton Act, civil servants were to be selected on the basis of

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Question 3.
Under the Civil Service Reform Act, which of the following was the best way to get a government job?

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Question 4.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is a/an

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Question 5.
During the New Deal, thousands of unemployed Americans were hired to complete public projects under the

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Question 6.
In China, the bureaucracy

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Question 7.
Why is the State Department having a hard time filling critical positions?

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Question 8.
The fifteen major administrative units of the executive branch that have responsibility for broad areas of government operations are called the

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Question 9.
An example of a government corporation is

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Question 10.
The law enacted in 1939 to prohibit federal employees from becoming directly involved in political campaigns was called the

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Question 11.
The three components of an iron triangle are

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Question 12.
Regulations created by a bureaucracy

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Question 13.
Which of the following best describe the George W. Bush administration's position regarding Title IX?

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Question 14.
_________ are issued by the president to shape public policy and to provide direction to the bureaucracy about how to implement policy.

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Question 15.
President Lyndon B. Johnson issued an executive order prohibiting gender discrimination in awarding federal contracts. However, the Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration did not draft guidelines to enforce the order for several years. What principle does this demonstrate?

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Question 16.
The George W. Bush administration's Pandemic Influenza Strategic Plan clearly outlines the role of the military and the allotment of vaccines if the United States were to be struck with an avian flu pandemic.

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Question 17.
Today, most federal bureaucrats are hired based on patronage.

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Question 18.
The Interstate Commerce Commission was created to regulate airlines.

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Question 19.
The size of the federal civilian workforce increased considerably during the New Deal and World War II.

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Question 20.
Men are the majority of employees in the federal civil service.

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Question 21.
The Department of Homeland Security is a Cabinet-level bureaucracy.

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Question 22.
The Hatch Act attempted to limit political participation by federal employees.

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Question 23.
Rule making is a quasi-legislative act performed by the bureaucracy.

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Question 24.
The president may reorganize the bureaucracy without congressional approval.

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Question 25.
The courts have ruled that the bureaucracy must ensure due process rights.

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