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1. Under the terms of the Constitution, the bureaucracy is:

a) to check Congress.

b) subordinate to the president.

c) not mentioned.

d) given the responsibility to implement public policy.


2. Alexander Hamilton stated in Federalist 72 that:

a) administrators ought to be directly under the control of the president.

b) administrative agencies should be dominated by Congress.

c) the president alone should be in charge of all administrative details.

d) the president should appoint administrators but not have authority to supervise them.


3. It was clear that Hamilton felt the president:

a) should have the authority to create administrative agencies.

b) should have the removal power.

c) would be responsible for administrative action as long as he was in office.

d) should not be involved in administration.


4. Under the Constitution:

a) the president has more authority over the bureaucracy than Congress.

b) Congress has more authority over the bureaucracy than the president.

c) administrative agencies are to be independent.

d) both Congress and the president have important powers over the bureaucracy.


5. The separation of powers gives Congress the incentive to:

a) grant the president control over the bureaucracy.

b) limit the powers of the bureaucracy.

c) place the bureaucracy outside of the control of the president.

d) closely oversee the activities of the bureaucracy.


6. Administrative responsibility refers to making administrative agencies:

a) accountable to the president.

b) responsible to Congress.

c) accountable to the courts.

d) act in accordance with constitutional and democratic principles.


7. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a) The Founding Fathers had little to say about the nature or function of the executive branch of the new government.

b) The Founding Fathers carefully placed the administrative branch under presidential control.

c) The Constitution provided for presidential appointment of executive officers but was silent on the issue of how far the president's removal power would extend over executive branch officials.

d) Under the Constitution it is conceivable that the administrative departments might have become legal dependencies of the legislature.


8. During the nineteenth century the largest executive department was:

a) Treasury.

b) War.

c) Post Office.

d) Human Resources.


9. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

a) Conservatives have always feared government bureaucracy.

b) Many socialists have suspected a public bureaucracy may be as immune to democratic control as a private one.

c) Liberals have always unequivocally supported government bureaucracies.

d) Max Weber warned that bureaucracy was likely to acquire an "overpowering" power position in both capitalist and socialist societies.


10. An examination of American bureaucracy makes it clear that many administrative departments and agencies are:

a) client-oriented.

b) controlled by special interests.

c) closely allied with Congress.

d) all of the above