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|Which of the following is responsible for enacting laws?
|the executive branch
|The executive branch contains which of the following?
|The vice president, the cabinet, the president, and the federal bureaucracy
|A bureaucracy has which of the following characteristics?
|It reflects a division of labor
|The use of paperwork in a bureaucracy lends itself to which of the following?
|A worker at the upper end of a bureaucratic hierarchy would probably be which of the following?
|a person of greater authority
|How many entities make up the Executive Office of the President?
|What is an independent agency?
|an organization set up by Congress
|The Federal Reserve System is which of the following?
|an independent regulatory commission
|Executive departments generally correspond to which of the following?
|The Department of Agriculture may be considered which of the following?
|An issue network is made up of all EXCEPT which of the following?
|What distinguishes an iron triangle from an issue network?
|An iron triangle tends to be more powerful than an issue network.
|Which of the following serves narrow rather than general interests?
|the Department of Agriculture
|At which point in time did the federal bureaucracy first significantly increase in size?
|the election of President Andrew Jackson
|The spoils system had which of the following effects?
|the expansion of the federal bureaucracy
|Which of the following issues were brought to national attention during the Progressive Era?
|Land conservation, government corruption, wealth disparities, and voting rights
|The Pendleton Act did which of the following?
|required federal employees to be hired based on merit
|The Progressive Era can be regarded as a reaction to which of the following?
|the Industrial Revolution and its effects
|The campaign promises of which of the following resulted in an expansion of the federal bureaucracy?
|both Andrew Jackson AND Franklin Roosevelt.
|According to the text, what has come to be viewed as the moment when the federal bureaucracy became a crucial provider of social services?
|the passage of the Social Security Act of 1935
|After World War II ended, what happened to the federal bureaucracy?
|President Truman made efforts to streamline it.
|The goals of the Great Society initiative most closely resembled those of which of the following?
|the New Deal
|Which of the following measures were efforts related to the Great Society?
|educational aid, urban revitalization, health care, and environmental protection
|Which of the following BEST describes President Reagan's efforts to shrink the government?
|hindered by a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives
|The Reagan Revolution may be seen as a reaction to which of the following?
|ineffective Great Society programs
|Which of the following reflects the most important expansion of bureaucracy since the Great Society era?
|establishment of the Department of Homeland Security
|Which executive department has the biggest budget?
|The Department of Defense
|Which department employs the smallest number of people?
|Which of the following is the primary source of the power of discretion given to bureaucrats?
|For a bureaucrat, which of the following would allow for a maximal amount of discretion in interpretation?
|vaguely worded legislation
|Regulatory decisions made by bureaucrats can be affected by which of the following?
|Available information, stakeholder influence, issue networks, and agency mission
|Which of the following statements regarding bureaucratic oversight is MOST accurate?
|Congressional concern for oversight is strongly rooted in reelection prospects.
|What is the primary means by which the president checks the power of the bureaucracy?
|the power of appointments
|A desire to reform the federal bureaucracy is often expressed by which of the following?
|The American public, Republican presidential candidates, and Democratic presidential candidates
|Which of the following reflect common suggestions as to how the federal bureaucracy should be reformed?
|more efficient, more effective, more economical, and by using fewer taxpayer dollars
|According to a 2007 poll, Americans most favored cutting which of the following programs?
|Which of the following accurately describes the program termination efforts of the Republican-controlled 104th Congress?
|Efforts focused on two fairly small agencies.
|Devolution entails which of the following?
|delegating power to state and local governments
|Devolution efforts such as welfare reform have resulted in which of the following?
|better services in some states, poorer services in some states, state-level experiments, and varying levels of available assistance.
|The move to privatization has engendered which of the following concerns?
|both oversight AND government accountability
|The use of security contractors in Iraq represents an example of which of the following?