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5 Matching questions

  1. Government Corporation
  2. Line Organization
  3. Spoils System
  4. Administrative Agency
  5. Cabinet Department
  1. a In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
  2. b The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
  3. c 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).
  4. d An agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.
  5. e A federal, state, or local government unit established to perform a specific function. Administrative agencies are created and authorized by legislative bodies to administer and enforce specific laws.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.
  2. A group of individuals or organizations— which may consist of legislators and legislative staff members, interest group leaders, bureaucrats, the media, scholars, and other experts—that supports a particular policy position on a given issue.
  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. A statute enacted by Congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency and specifies the name, composition, purpose, and powers of the agency being created.
  5. The initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.

5 True/False questions

  1. PrivatizationIn the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.

          

  2. Government in the Sunshine ActA law that requires all committee-directed federal agencies to conduct their business regularly in public session.

          

  3. Weberian ModelA 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. Monopolistic ModelA 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.

          

  5. WhistleblowerA 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.

          

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