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  1. Independent executive agencies are

    A. organizations that are under the direct control of Congress
    B. organizations that answer directly to the Supreme Court
    C. organizations that are not located within a department but report directly to the president, who appoints their chief officials
    D. have little interaction with the federal government
  2. Redistricting is

    A. the allocation of seats in the House to each state after each census
    B. the redrawing of district boundaries within each state to ensure equal district populations
    C. a court order to hold new elections because of voting irregularities
    D. altering a legislative formula that apportions spending among the states
  3. The most important committees are the

    A. joint-resolution committees
    B. special House and Senate investigative committees
    C. legislative-executive committees
    D. standing committees
  1. a C
  2. b D
  3. c B

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. The Cabinet is

    A. a vital center of decision making for modern presidents
    B. the president's clerical staff
    C. an informal group of presidential advisers
    D. an advisory group selected by the president to aid in making decisions


  2. 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


  3. Independent regulatory agencies

    A. have no direct interaction with the federal government
    B. are typically responsible for a specific type of public policy and make and implement rules and regulations in a specific area to protect the public interest
    C. are not truly independent but must have all rules and regulations reviewed and approved by the Senate prior to implementation
    D. all of the above


  4. The Monopolistic Model theorizes that

    A. monopolistic bureaucracies have no competitors and act accordingly
    B. monopolistic bureaucracies are not penalized for inefficiency and have little reason to adopt cost-saving measures or to be productive
    C. monopolistic bureaucracies have little reason to adopt cost-saving measures or to be productive
    D. all of the above


  5. The federal government's fiscal year

    A. is identical to the calendar year
    B. is one year in advance of the calendar year
    C. lags one year behind the calendar year
    D. begins on October 1 of the previous calendar year