Gov't chp. 13

  1. The definition of bureaucracy includes all of the following notions except

    D. an issue network
  2. The text argues that many of the problems of bureaucracy in government arise from its

    E. political context
  3. whereas European countries tend to control key industries by government ownership, the United States relies primarily on

    E. extensive regulation
  4. One complication surrounding the federal bureaucracy is the fact that the Constitution

    D. does not mention departments or bureaus
  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?

    E. people came to expect government to solve social and economic problems
  6. When the text speaks of the discretionary authority of appointed officials, it means their authority to

    C. make policies that are not spelled out in advance by laws
  7. Which of the following statements concerning the Pendleton Act is incorrect?

    E. it enhanced the power of patronage in federal appointments
  8. The agency responsible for ensuring fair treatment of civil servants is the

    A. Merit System Protection Board
  9. Which of the following statements about the firing of a bureaucrat is incorrect?

    E. none of the above are incorrect
  10. Which law established the Office of Special Council?

    E. the Whistle-Blower Protection Act
  11. Which of the following is not one of the problems with bureaucracy discussed in the notes?

    E. territorialism
  12. Which of the following is not part of the Executive Office of the President (EOP)?

    D. all are part of the EOP
  13. The complex rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done within a bureaucracy are often referred to as

    A. red tape
  14. The usual definition of an iron triangle includes all of the following except

    B. an issue network
  15. The merit system began with the

    A. Pendleton Act of 1883
  16. The effect of a Legislative Veto is to

    C. give Congress control over certain executive decisions
  17. The legislative veto was declared unconstitutional in the court case of

    D. Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha
  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. red tape
  19. Buses in major cities are required to have lifts for people using wheelchairs because of a decision made by

    D. the Department of Transportation
  20. The Whistle-Blower Protection Act of 1989 is designed to protect

    C. bureaucrats who expose waste or fraud in their agencies
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