CLEP Bureaucracy Practice Test >> Exam 1

Question 1 of 30
Date: 18/01/2019 22:47:14
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1) The US bureaucracy has a tiered structure at the top of which is?.
2) By declaring that bureaucrats in Govt. cannot participate in political speeches‚ campaign for certain political parties or groups‚ help with advertisements for political candidates or run for public office‚ the _________________ Act(1939) sought to increase political neutrality in US bureaucracy.
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3) The Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed by the Congress which allowed the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to set emission standards for automobiles. ____________ function is an example of writing and publishing the EPA’s emission standards. When automobiles do not comply with these standards they are fined and it is an example of EPA’s __________ function.
4) There is an independent regulatory Board of Commissioners who are responsible for determining the United States’ domestic monetary policies. They also set interest rates‚ the supply and value of money and regulate banks. They are the ______________ Board.
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5) Agencies such as the CIA and NASA are also known as _____________ agencies.
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6) When a staff working for a company decides to publicly report or expose alleged fraud‚ corruption or other forms of misconduct taking place within the company where they work‚ they are known as ________.
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7) The Boards of Commissioners run independent regulatory agencies. State True or False for the following statements given below:
8) When a specific industry is allowed by the government to conduct its operations with greater freedoms and decreased restrictions and regulations‚ the process is known as ___________.
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9) The Government Accountability Office serves as a watchdog over Congress and audits and evaluates the effectiveness of government progams and expenditures. It was originally established as the General __________ Office.
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10) This department of the executive branch is responsible for promoting economic growth by creating jobs and increasing the standard of living of Americans and increasing international trade. It is known as the United States ____________ department.
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11) This department of the executive branch is responsible for maintaining and conserving America’s natural resources. It is known as the United States Department of the ____________.
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12) This Act was largely ineffective in regulating or decreasing business abuses and was meant to break up "trusts" held by businesses and created monopolies. This is the __________ Anti-trust Act (1890).
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13) Given below are "cabinet level" agencies (also known as executive departments). Which of them are mentioned in the Constitution?
14) This type of network‚ _______________‚ is descriptive of the complex yet close relationship that exists between members of Congress‚ various industries and coalitions of interest groups‚ and bureaucracies who are united around the same issue but may be in conflict due to varying agendas and goals.
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15) Congress established the __________________ as an independent regulatory body to enforce the Clean Air Act of 1970 that called for reduced vehicle pollution and increased automobile gas mileage.
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16) Cabinet members always place the president’s concerns above the priorities of their executive departments as they are answerable to the president.
17) Federal bureaucracies such as the FBI‚ CIA and NSA are focused on national ___________.
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18) This large complex organization of appointed US government officials is often called the "fourth branch of government". It is responsible for carrying out the programs‚ policies‚ and laws of Congress and the executive branch and is called the ___________.
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19) This executive branch is responsible for international relations and employees‚ U.S. diplomats‚ ambassadors‚ and consular staff.It is the United States Department of ___________.
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20) Areas such as consumer product safety‚ workplace safety‚ food safety‚ and economic policy and the quality standards‚ legal restrictions‚ and other requirements and mandates that govern how state and federal programs must operate are supervised by ____________ agencies and commissions.
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21) This title " ____________" identifies most heads of cabinet level positions.
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22) The practice of putting policies into effect in order to carry out a law is known as _____________. The role of the federal bureaucracy to carry out its defined‚ intended purposes and goals‚ such as the maintenance of the federal prison system by the Dept. of Justice is known as ____________.
23) Given below are examples of corporations. Pick the ones which are government corporations. (pick all that apply).
24) The President influences independent regulatory agencies in the federal bureaucracy more than the Congress.
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25) The policy-making relationships and ties that exist between a certain industry and its interest groups‚ congressional committees dealing with that industry‚ and the bureaucracy (government agency) that is impacted are best described by the term ______________.
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26) This department headed by a civilian (non-elected) secretary appointed by the president‚ confirmed by the Senate‚ and answerable directly to the president‚ is the largest executive department having the largest number of employees working overseas. This is the Department of _______________.
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27) The 1908 landmark Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that union boycotts are illegal because they violate the Sherman Antitrust Act is known as the _______________ Hatters’ case (aka Loewe v. Lawlor).
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28) The creation of a system or recruiting for civil service jobs on the basis of merit‚ qualifications‚ and performance on exams rather than on the basis of political patronage and the ending of the spoils system was because of the ________________ Act (1883).
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29) The civilian U.S. government agency which is responsible for collecting‚ analyzing‚ and disseminating information about military‚ economic‚ scientific‚ and political occurrences abroad is ______________.
30) Government owned companies which are a cross between private businesses and government agencies and which‚ theoretically‚ can generate enough revenues to sustain operations are called Government __________.
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