American National Government

Control of the bureaucracy through legislative oversight is a matter of (Points : 1)
denying Congress’ power of the purse.
exercising the legislative veto and scalding agency heads in public sessions.
exercising the legislative veto and its spending authority.
scalding agency heads in public sessions.

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  2. 1. Question :
    Although the Constitution does not provide for the line-item veto, presidents have

    Student Answer: always disregarded the Constitution and vetoed items anyway.
    in effect exercised it by issuing presidency curbing legislation.
    CORRECT in effect exercised it on spending bills through the use of impoundments.
    received permission from the courts to veto on a case-by-case basis.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Veto Authority” and “The Budget Reform and Impoundment Act.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 2. Question :
    One significant component of a President’s ability to persuade is

    Student Answer: CORRECT his popularity with the voters.
    his ability to threaten Congress with armed force.
    his constitutional authority to grant pardons.
    INCORRECT his ability to appoint judges to the federal judiciary.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Power of Persuasion” and “The Importance of Public Support.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 3. Question :
    The reason that the President is called the Commander-in-Chief in the Constitution is because the Framers wanted

    Student Answer: to provide the President with authority over the secretary of defense.
    CORRECT to establish the principle of civilian control of the armed forces.
    to establish a basis for presidential prerogative.
    to give the President some power against impeachment.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Commander-in-Chief.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 4. Question :
    The nerve center of the American Presidency is

    Student Answer: the President’s Cabinet.
    CORRECT the Executive Office of the President.
    the Congressional houses.
    the Civil Service.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Executive Office of the President.
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 5. Question :
    The tendency of Congress to defer to the President in foreign policy has at times led to

    Student Answer: an American dictatorship.
    a plebiscitary presidency.
    CORRECT an imperial presidency.
    active-positive presidents.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Imperial Presidency.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 6. Question :
    Contemporary American bureaucracy is characterized by all except

    Student Answer: positions are legally defined.
    officials hold a type of tenure.
    officials’ salaries are based on their status in the organization.
    CORRECT first priority in hiring is given to family and friends.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Defining Bureaucracy.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 7. Question :
    The federal bureaucracy effectively makes public policy by

    Student Answer: telling Congress what to legislate in the Code of Federal Regulation.
    disqualifying people from benefits.
    CORRECT writing standards for administering programs in the Code of Federal Regulation.
    defying the will of Congress.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Make Laws through Rule-Making.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 8. Question :
    American bureaucracy founded on principles of scientific management is built on all of the following principles except

    Student Answer: INCORRECT division of labor.
    chain of command.
    span of control.
    CORRECT bureaucratic democracy.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Meritocracy and the Division of Labor.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 9. Question :
    Control of the bureaucracy through legislative oversight is a matter of

    Student Answer: denying Congress’ power of the purse.
    INCORRECT exercising the legislative veto and scalding agency heads in public sessions.
    CORRECT exercising the legislative veto and its spending authority.
    scalding agency heads in public sessions.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Congressional Control through Oversight.”
    Points Received: 0 of 1
    Comments:

    Question 10. Question :
    Presidents often seek to control the federal bureaucracy by doing all of the following except

    Student Answer: filling the top echelon of executive organizations with political appointees who share their values.
    assigning members of the White House staff responsibility for monitoring executive agencies.
    running major policy operations from the White House through White House “czars.”
    CORRECT firing uncooperative civil servants and disregarding their demands.
    Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in the section “Presidential Control.”
    Points Received: 1 of 1
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