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3 Matching questions

  1. Public or government bureaucracies differ from private organizations in that:

    A. a private organization has a single set of leaders while governments are subject to leadership from the executive and legislative branches and pressure fro the citizens
    B. government bureaucracies are not organized to make a profit and private bureaucracies are
    C. governements are charged to work efficiently and economically while providing services to citizens
    D. all of the above
  2. If the office of vice president becomes vacant

    A. it remains unfilled until the next election, and the Speaker of the House becomes president if the president dies
    B. the president nominates a replacement who must be approved by both chambers of Congress
    C. the president names a replacement who is not subject to congressional approval
    D. the president nominates a replacement who must be approved by the Senate
  3. Congr4ess purposefully passes vague laws

    A. because they can't do any better
    B. in order to avoid the wrath of the voters
    C. due to their lack of technical expertise
    D. in order to comply with the Taft-Hartley bill
  1. a B
  2. b D
  3. c C

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. The Senate majority leader and the Senate minority leader

    A. Act as liaison with the White House when the president is of their party
    B. Are usually the same political party
    C. Are always selected by the chairperson of the national party
    D. Are responsible to the committee chairperson


  2. As Commander in Chief the president is

    A. only a symbolic leader of the military
    B. the ultimate decision maker in military matters
    C. allowed to make military decisions with the approval of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    D. not responsible for military decisions


  3. A representative who is performing the role of a trustee is

    A. only representing the needs of his or her constituents
    B. supporting the president on all of his legislative programs
    C. acting on conscience or representing the broad interests of the entire society
    D. supporting his or her political party


  4. 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


  5. The concept of cloture refers to

    A. a method used to defeat legislation in Congress
    B. a process that attempts to limit debate on a bill in the Senate
    C. closed meetings held by both parties to elect their leadership or resolve other important issues
    D. action taken by the House Rules Committee that must be approved by the Speaker