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5 Matching questions

  1. Cabinet Department
  2. Whistleblower
  3. Independent Executive Agency
  4. Merit System
  5. Government Corporation
  1. a The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
  2. b An agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.
  3. c Someone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.
  4. d A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
  5. e One of the 15 departments of the executive branch (State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Energy, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.
  2. In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
  3. A model of bureaucracy that views top-level bureaucrats as seeking constantly to expand the size of their budgets and the staffs of their departments or agencies so as to gain greater power and influence in the public sector.
  4. The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
  5. A model of bureaucracy developed by the German sociologist Max Weber, who viewed bureaucracies as rational, hierarchical organizations in which decisions are based on logical reasoning.

5 True/False questions

  1. BureaucracyThe act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.

          

  2. Civil Service CommissionAn agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.

          

  3. Independent Regulatory AgencyAn agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.

          

  4. Spoils SystemThe selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.

          

  5. Enabling LegislationLaws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.

          

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