Cycle 3 Review Question Preview (ID: 22895)

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The Pendleton Act was the first attempt by Congress at civil service reform
a) True
b) False

Despite a growing bureaucracy Congress is unable to expand the Executive Departments
a) True
b) False

Many Presidents leave the office feeling disenchanted, exhausted, and disillusioned
a) True
b) False

List two national interests that help shape American foreign policy
a) economic, humanitarian
b) plan for global domination and crushing enemies
c) rooting for the underdog, and domination of our Olympic team
d) protecting a secret treasure chest, and protection from an alien race

Which U.S. President is most famous for utilizing the spoils system?
a) George Washington
b) Andrew Jackson
c) George W. Bush (Bush II)
d) President Obama

The role of the President is clearly defined and strict guidelines are written down in the Constitution
a) True
b) False

What is the spoils system?
a) the practice of giving offices and other favors of government to political supporters and friends
b) a merit based system for hiring and promotion
c) the current practice in the U.S. for filling government positions
d) the system used by the FDA to determine safe food handling practices

What is succession?
a) the Presidential approval rating
b) the action or process of inheriting a title, office, or property
c) the attainment of wealth, position, honors
d) Breaking away from the United States to form your own country

What is a bureaucracy?
a) a person who works for the organization has certain defined duties and responsibilities
b) generally the most senior corporate officer
c) a large, complex, administrative structure that handles the everyday business of an organization
d) the name given to the body of people that advise the President

Which of the following factors have expanded Presidential Power
a) Wealth of President, influential friends, private business holdings
b) complex social and economic life, decisive action during crisis, mass media, congress passing laws to expand power
c) control of media access, close family ties to other important government offices, military use
d) spoils system, paying off other government officials, blackmail, use of force against opponents

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