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Unformatted text preview: Results: QUIZ CHAPT. 14 Total number of questions: 39 Percent correct: 49% Question 1: In 1993, President Clinton launched the _________, as part of his promise to reinvent government, making it more efficient, accountable, and effective. Correct answer: c) National Performance Review Question 2: President ____________ was probably more preoccupied with administrative reform and reorganization than any other president in this century. Correct answer: c) Jimmy Carter Question 3: Devolution and privatization both result in Correct answer: b) smaller federal government. Question 4: In President Bush's first three years in office, he has . Correct answer: a) proposed outsourcing hundreds of thousands of government employees. Question 5: According to the authors, the bureaucracy can be downsized in which of the following ways? Correct answer: d) All of the above Question 6: As the authors of the text note, when bureaucrats interpret a law, they are in effect engaged in Correct answer: c) lawmaking. Question 7: Which agency has authority over the interest rates and lending activities of the nation's most important banks? Correct answer: a) Federal Reserve System Question 8: In 2002, Congress created which new department? Correct answer: c) Homeland Security Question 9: While the bureaucracy tries to maximize several values, bureaucracy as a concept places premier emphasis on Correct answer: c) efficiency. Question 10: Privatizing governmental functions raises questions about whether Correct answer: d) All of the above Question 11: Most of what is called privatization involves Correct answer: c) the provision of government goods and services by private contractors under direct government supervision. Question 12: According to the authors of the text, why are public bureaucracies powerful? Correct answer: b) Legislatures and chief executives, and indeed the people, delegate to the bureaucracy vast power. Question 13: Which of the following is NOT a provision of the Patriot Act? Correct answer: c) allowing the government to detain U.S. citizens for an indefinite time without trial Question 14: Critics of devolution argue all except which of the following? Correct answer: c) Turning programs over to private companies will save taxpayer money. Question 15: Congress's answer to the question of a responsible bureaucracy is called Correct answer: b) oversight. Question 16: Downsizing the federal bureaucracy by delegating the implementation of programs to state and local governments is called Correct answer: b) devolution. Question 17: The ____________ was the first major revamping of the federal civil service since its creation in 1883. Correct answer: a) Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 Question 18: In 1921, Congress passed the _____________, which turned over the prime legislative power of the budgeting to the White House....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Gooch during the Summer '09 term at Lone Star College.
- Summer '09