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Chapter Exam

  1. Government corporations are:
      a. The major divisions within the executive branch, with each performing a specific function
      b. Parts of the federal bureaucracy that charge fees for the services they provide to the American public
      c. Government bodies that issue and enforce regulations on specified economic and social interests
      d. Parts of the federal bureaucracy with specified functions that are independent from cabinet departments, do not regulate, and do not charge fees for their services
  2. Independent regulatory commissions are:
      a. The major divisions within the executive branch, with each performing a specific function
      b. Parts of the federal bureaucracy that charge fees for the services they provide to the American public
      c. Government bodies that issue and enforce regulations on specified economic and social interests
      d. Parts of the federal bureaucracy with specified functions that are independent from cabinet departments, do not regulate, and do not charge fees for their services
  3. Independent executive agencies are:
      a. The major divisions within the executive branch, with each performing a specific function
      b. Parts of the federal bureaucracy that charge fees for the services they provide to the American public
      c. Government bodies that issue and enforce regulations on specified economic and social interests
      d. Parts of the federal bureaucracy with specified functions that are independent from cabinet departments, do not regulate, and do not charge fees for their services
  4. Cabinet departments are:
      a. The major divisions within the executive branch, with each performing a specific function
      b. Parts of the federal bureaucracy that charge fees for the services they provide to the American public
      c. Government bodies that issue and enforce regulations on specified economic and social interests
      d. Parts of the federal bureaucracy with specified functions that are independent from cabinet departments, do not regulate, and do not charge fees for their services
  5. A large, complex organization in which employees work within specific levels of rank and authority to carry out the policies of that organization is called:
      a. Anarchy
      b. Bureaucracy
      c. Monarchy
      d. Democracy
  6. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is a(n):
      a. Cabinet department
      b. Independent regulatory commission
      c. Independent executive agency
      d. Government corporation
  7. The iron triangle is:
      a. A conception of policymaking as dynamic and not controlled by any particular set of groups or institutions
      b. A conception of bureaucratic policymaking in which the process is dominated by congressional committees, interest groups, and bureaucratic agencies
      c. A conception of policymaking in which the president and the speaker of the House work together to dominate the process
      d. None of the above
  8. Issue networks are:
      a. A conception of policymaking as dynamic and not controlled by any particular set of groups or institutions
      b. A conception of bureaucratic policymaking in which the process is dominated by congressional committees, interest groups, and bureaucratic agencies
      c. A conception of policymaking in which the president and the speaker of the House work together to dominate the process
      d. None of the above
  9. A system of hiring bureaucrats because they supported the winning political candidate, not because they had the skill, training, and experience for their jobs is known as a:
      a. Merit system
      b. Patronage system
      c. Equal opportunity system
      d. None of the above
  10. A system of hiring bureaucrats because of their skills, training, experience, and various qualifications is known as a:
      a. merit system.
      b. patronage system.
      c. equal opportunity system.
      d. None of the above
  11. Which of the following is an aspect of implementation?
      a. Rulemaking
      b. Administrative adjudication
      c. Enforcement
      d. All of the above
  12. The day-to-day process by which bureaucrats enforce laws and carry out policies is known as:
      a. implementation.
      b. application.
      c. execution.
      d. enactment.
  13. The quasi-judicial process by which a bureaucratic agency resolves a dispute between the agency and a private citizen is called:
      a. adjudication.
      b. administrative adjudication.
      c. legislative adjudication.
      d. executive adjudication.
  14. Whistleblowers are:
      a. Bureaucrats who publicly expose waste, fraud, or abuse in their agency
      b. Legislators who publicly expose waste, fraud, or abuse in an agency they are investigating
      c. Judges who publicly expose waste, fraud, or abuse in an agency they come into contact with
      d. None of the above
  15. The part of the legislative branch that is responsible for auditing how bureaucratic agencies spend money appropriated by Congress is known as the:
      a. Senior Executive Service
      b. Government Accountability Office
      c. Office of Management and Budget
      d. Congressional Budget Office
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