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  1. The fifteen cabinet departments in the United States federal government

    A. are the major service organizations of the federal government
    B. are line organizations, meaning they are directly accountable to the president and are responsible for performing government functions
    C. were all created within the first several decades after the ratification of the Constitution
    D. both a and b
  2. Informal advisors to the president are called

    A. FOP (Friends of the President)
    B. the kitchen cabinet
    C. the Executive Counsel
    D. the Cabinet
  3. Congress enacted the Government in the Sunshine Act in 1976. Under this act,

    A. all agencies headed by a committee are required to hold their meetings regularly in public session
    B. all agencies must provide written, notarized minutes of all meetings to the press
    C. daylight savings times was instituted
    D. both a and b
  1. a D
  2. b B
  3. c A

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. B
  2. B
  3. C
  4. A
  5. A

5 True/False questions

  1. The members of the cabinet

    A. Are an informal group of presidential advisors
    B. Are limited to the heads of the fifteen executive departments
    C. Include the heads of the 15 executive departments plus other top officials chosen by the president
    D. include the heads of the 15 executive departments plus the heads of the EPA, CIA, and FBI


  2. Government corporations

    A. are agencies of government that run for-profit corporations that help provide a positive cash flow for the federal government
    B. are not truly agencies of government
    C. have yet to be fully utilized by any of the three branches of federal government
    D. are agencies of government that administer a quasi-business enterprise and are used when the activities to be performed are primarily commercial


  3. The public education function of Congress is carried out by all of the following except:

    A. holding hearings
    B. setting the public policy agenda
    C. oversight
    D. casework


  4. As chief executive, the president is constitutionally bound to

    A. enforce laws, treaties, and court orders
    B. submit a balanced budget to Congress
    C. inform Congress prior to any military action
    D. oversee actions of state governments


  5. Andrew Jackson became president in 1829 and due to the bureaucracy's attitude towards his party,

    A. fired more federal officials than all his predecessors combined
    B. Retained virtually all federal officials
    C. Decreed that, in the future, only Democrats could be hired
    D. Decreed that, in the future, only Whigs could be hired


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