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  1. One major difference between the House and Senate is the total number of members. This has meant that

    A. the House will spend much more time on a bill on the floor as opposed to the Senate
    B. the Senate is able to decide on the proper action on a bill quicker than the House
    C. a greater number of formal rules are needed to govern activity in the House
    D. House members must sit on more committees than senators
  2. Privatization is

    A. the use of lower level enlisted people as front line troops
    B. the replacement of government services with services provided by private firms
    C. the use private capital to pay for exorbitant costs for government equipment
    D. the extension of the law to protect private information of citizens
  1. a B
  2. b C

5 Multiple choice questions

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  2. B
  3. B
  4. D
  5. D

5 True/False questions

  1. Bureaucracies

    A. exist only in governments
    B. do not occur in the private sector
    C. may occur almost anywhere in our society
    D. both a and b


  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 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


  4. Most people who study the decision-making process in Congress agree that the single best predictor for how a member will vote is his or her

    A. party affiliation
    B. affiliation with organized interest groups
    C. length of time in Congress
    D. age


  5. An executive order

    A. is a rule issued by the president that has the effect of law
    B. is valid unless both chambers of Congress approve it
    C. must be approved by a majority of the cabinet
    D. can only be issued when Congress is not in session