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  1. Congress enacted the Government in the Sunshine Act in 1976. Under this act,

    A. all agencies headed by a committee are required to hold their meetings regularly in public session
    B. all agencies must provide written, notarized minutes of all meetings to the press
    C. daylight savings times was instituted
    D. both a and b
  2. Government 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
  3. 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
  1. a D
  2. b A
  3. c B

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. The concept of logrolling refers to

    A. action taken by a senator that attempts to prevent a bill from passing in the Senate
    B. a method that is used to keep one bill on the floor for an extended period of time, thus blocking all legislation
    C. an arrangement by which two or more members of Congress agree in advance to support each other's bills
    D. a method that the president uses when he wants to prevent the passage of legislation


  2. Informal advisors to the president are called

    A. FOP (Friends of the President)
    B. the kitchen cabinet
    C. the Executive Counsel
    D. the Cabinet


  3. The enumerated powers of Congress are powers

    A. expressly given to that body in the Constitution
    B. that Congress has created by passing legislation
    C. that have been created by decisions of the Supreme Court
    D. that are imprecise and are usually disputed by strong presidents


  4. 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


  5. In response to the increase in corruption and the growth in numbers of federal employees, the Pendleton Act or the Civil Service Reform Act was passed in 1883. This act

    A. established the legality of hiring federal employees based on their political loyalties
    B. established the principle of employment on the basis of open, competitive examinations
    C. created the Civil Service Commission to administer the personnel service
    D. both b and c