TB_chapter12 - CHAPTER 12THE BUREAUCRACY MULTIPLE CHOICE 1....

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CHAPTER 12—THE BUREAUCRACY MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Bureaucracy is the name given to a. a large organization, structured hierarchically, that carries out specific functions. b. any organization that has major problems when attempting to accomplish its goals. c. a group of people who work to enforce policies in a way that prevents quick results. d. any large branch of a government that has power to interpret laws. e. government organizations, but not corporate or university ones. ANS: A REF: The Nature of Bureaucracy 2. Within a bureaucracy the units of organization are divided according to the a. corresponding committee jurisdiction within Congress. b. legislative mandate authorized by Congress. c. desires of each presidential administration. d. specialization and expertise of the employees. e. pay grade of the employees. ANS: D REF: The Nature of Bureaucracy 3. One of the important differences between public bureaucracies and private corporations is that government bureaucracies are a. not organized to make a profit. b. do not have a single set of leaders. c. much larger than private corporations. d. not intended to serve the citizenry. e. both a and b. ANS: E REF: The Nature of Bureaucracy 4. The Weberian model of bureaucracy characterizes it as having a. a rational decision making process. b. a hierarchical organization. c. expanded budgets. d. internal democracy. e. both a and b. ANS: E REF: The Nature of Bureaucracy 5. According to Max Weber, a bureaucracy should be all of the following except : a. apolitical. b. made up of unspecialized staff to avoid delay in policy implementation. c. an organization where decisions are based on logic and analysis. d. an organization that makes promotions on the basis of merit, not politics. e. an organization that applies similar decisions to similar situations. ANS: B REF: The Nature of Bureaucracy 6. The acquisitive model of bureaucracy holds that a. decision-making should be a rational process. b. advancement should be based on merit. c. leaders of bureaucracies seek expanded budgets and larger staffs.
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d. bureaucracies should apply similar decisions to similar situations. e. both a and b. ANS: C REF: The Nature of Bureaucracy 7. The monopolistic model of bureaucracy states that a. bureaucracies have no competitors and are therefore inefficient. b. decision-making should be a rational process. c. advancement should be based on merit. d. bureaucracies seek expanded budgets and increased size. e. bureaucracies should apply similar decisions to similar situations. ANS: A REF: The Nature of Bureaucracy 8. Compared to governmental bureaucracies in other countries, the federal bureaucracy in the United States a. enjoys less autonomy from the top national leadership. b.
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