This activity contains 25 questions.
Which of the following was not one of the original Cabinet departments?
All of the above were part of the original Cabinet.
Under the Pendleton Act, civil servants were to be selected on the basis of
the spoils system.
Under the Civil Service Reform Act, which of the following was the best way to get a government job?
The Securities and Exchange Commission is a/an
independent executive agency
independent regulatory commission
policy coordinating committee
During the New Deal, thousands of unemployed Americans were hired to complete public projects under the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
Committee to Reelect the President.
Works Progress Administration.
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Department of New Deal Programs.
In China, the bureaucracy
answers exclusively to the judicial branch.
plays a large policymaking role.
has little autonomy, as the Communist Party makes the policy decisions.
is the center component of government power.
actively works to suppress Chinese culture.
Why is the State Department having a hard time filling critical positions?
Citizen apathy means that fewer Americans are willing to pursue public service careers.
Critical positions in the Middle East are rife with danger.
Americans have been pursuing lucrative careers instead of higher education.
Most Americans are xenophobic and uninterested in helping people in other parts of the world.
The State Department hires mostly Republicans and the Republican brand name suffered under George W. Bush.
The fifteen major administrative units of the executive branch that have responsibility for broad areas of government operations are called the
intragovernmental regulatory commissions.
independent executive agencies.
An example of a government corporation is
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
the National Science Foundation.
the United Parcel Service.
The law enacted in 1939 to prohibit federal employees from becoming directly involved in political campaigns was called the
Help America Vote Act.
Campaign Reform Act.
Federal Employees Political Activities Act.
The three components of an iron triangle are
Congress, a clientele agency, and an interagency council.
an executive agency, a congressional committee, and an interest group.
collusion, cooperation, and condescension.
the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
an independent regulatory agency, an independent executive agency, and a nongovernmental organization.
Regulations created by a bureaucracy
are valid once approved by both the House and the Senate.
are valid once approved by the House.
are valid once signed by the president.
have the force of law.
are valid once approved by the Senate.
Which of the following best describe the George W. Bush administration's position regarding Title IX?
Universities should be able to conduct email surveys to measure interest in women's sports.
Funding for women's collegiate athletics should be equal to funding for men's collegiate athletics.
Women should be discouraged from participating in collegiate athletics because of their "delicate disposition and volatile temperament."
There should be an equal number of women collegiate athletes as men collegiate athletes.
There should be an equal number of sports teams for women's collegiate athletics as for men's collegiate athletics.
_________ are issued by the president to shape public policy and to provide direction to the bureaucracy about how to implement policy.
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?
the importance of relying on standard operating procedures
the danger of administrative adjudication
the power of the Department of Labor
that the bureaucracy is mired in red tape
the difficulty presidents can have in controlling the bureaucracy
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.
Today, most federal bureaucrats are hired based on patronage.
The Interstate Commerce Commission was created to regulate airlines.
The size of the federal civilian workforce increased considerably during the New Deal and World War II.
Men are the majority of employees in the federal civil service.
The Department of Homeland Security is a Cabinet-level bureaucracy.
The Hatch Act attempted to limit political participation by federal employees.
Rule making is a quasi-legislative act performed by the bureaucracy.
The president may reorganize the bureaucracy without congressional approval.
The courts have ruled that the bureaucracy must ensure due process rights.
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