Ch. 14 Beauracracy

Ch. 14 Beauracracy - 1. "Bureaucracy," literally...

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1. “Bureaucracy,” literally translated, means Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 3. rule by desks. 2. Who stated, in his 1996 State of the Union address, that “the era of big government is over”? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. Bill Clinton 3. At its peak in _____, the federal bureaucracy had _____ employees, not including military personnel. Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 3. 1968; 3 million 4. Since the 1950s, the number of federal employees, compared with the entire workforce, has
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Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. gradually declined. 5. The attempt of bureaucracies to translate laws into routine procedures and practices is called Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 2. implementation. 6. Why is communication so critical for bureaucracies? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 4. because specialization separates workers whose actions must be coordinated 7. Which of the following statements about administrative rule making is false ? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. Both houses of Congress must formally approve all federal rules.
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Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 8. When a bureaucracy applies rules and precedents to specific cases, it is called Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 4. administrative adjudication. Score: 1/1 9. By the 1980s, the average length of time it took to develop and implement an administrative rule was Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. two weeks. 2. thirty-five to forty months. 3. four years. 4. one month. Score: 1/1 10. The Civil Service Act of 1883 attempted to pattern government hiring after practices found in Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. the Catholic Church. 2. business. 3. Congress.
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Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 4. local government. Score: 1/1 11. Before the Civil Service Act of 1883, how were government appointments handled? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. The Civil Service Act of 1883 created the first federal bureaucracy. 2. Appointments were made to political supporters as part of a spoils system. 3. Appointments were made on the basis of seniority. 4. Appointments were made on the basis of merit. Score: 1/1 12. Which of the following statements about the merit system is/are not true? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. Every member and official of a government agency has been appointed as a part of the merit system. 2. all of the above 3. The merit system establishes competitive exams for jobs. 4. The merit system gives bureaucrats job protection. Score: 1/1 13.
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Which of the following is the most critical reason government bureaucrats are given job tenure? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. It is a way to reward and protect those with merit. 2.
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Ch. 14 Beauracracy - 1. "Bureaucracy," literally...

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