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5 Matching questions

  1. Acquistive Model
  2. Merit System
  3. Capture
  4. Spoils System
  5. Issue Network
  1. a The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
  2. b The awarding of government jobs to political supporters and friends.
  3. c The act by which an industry being regulated by a government agency gains direct or indirect control over agency personnel and decision makers.
  4. d 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.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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).
  2. A model of bureaucracy developed by the German sociologist Max Weber, who viewed bureaucracies as rational, hierarchical organizations in which decisions are based on logical reasoning.
  3. In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
  4. A large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Iron TriangleThe replacement of government services with services provided by private firms.

          

  2. Independent Executive AgencyA federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.

          

  3. Government CorporationAn agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.

          

  4. Sunset LegislationLaws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.

          

  5. Civil Service CommissionAn agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.