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5 Matching questions

  1. Merit System
  2. Independent Executive Agency
  3. Issue Network
  4. Line Organization
  5. Pendleton Act (Civil Service Reform Act)
  1. a An act that established the principle of employment on the basis of merit and created the Civil Service Commission to administer the personnel service.
  2. b The selection, retention, and promotion of government employees on the basis of competitive examinations.
  3. c In the federal government, an administrative unit that is directly accountable to the president.
  4. d A federal agency that is not part of a cabinet department but reports directly to the president.
  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. Laws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.
  2. A model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.
  3. Someone who brings to public attention gross governmental inefficiency or an illegal action.
  4. A large organization that is structured hierarchically to carry out specific functions.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. Independent Regulatory AgencyAn agency outside the major executive departments charged with making and implementing rules and regulations.

          

  2. Government in the Sunshine ActAn agency of government that administers a quasi-business enterprise. These corporations are used when activities are primarily commercial.

          

  3. Acquistive ModelA model of bureaucracy that compares bureaucracies to monopolistic business firms. Lack of competition in either circumstance leads to inefficient and costly operations.

          

  4. Civil Service CommissionThe initial central personnel agency of the national government; created in 1883.

          

  5. Government CorporationLaws requiring that existing programs be reviewed regularly for their effectiveness and be terminated unless specifically extended as a result of these reviews.

          

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