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Unit 3 Evaluation
Evaluation 3
American Government 2: National Level
(SSTH 038 059)
This evaluation will cover the lessons in this unit. It is open book, meaning you can use your
textbook, syllabus, and other course materials. You will need to understand, analyze, and apply the
information you have learned in order to answer the questions correctly. To take the evaluation
online, follow the directions provided.
Part A: Multiple-Choice
Select the response that best completes the statement or answers the question.
_____
1. What is a feature of a bureaucracy?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
2. A line agency does which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
serves in a support capacity
offers advice to the chief executive
offers advice to Congress
performs the tasks for which a bureaucracy is responsible
3. The first executive departments were
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
hierarchical authority
majority rule
the ability to appeal decisions
exemptions from rules
the Departments of State, Treasury, and War.
the Departments of Justice, Treasury, and Defense.
the Departments of Justice, Defense, and War.
the Departments of Agriculture, Treasury, and Interior.
4. The Federal Reserve Board is entrusted with
a.
b.
c.
d.
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enforcing safety standards for consumer products.
regulating rates for fuels.
administering federal laws about labor-management relations.
regulating the money supply.
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5. Which type of agency is also a quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial body?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
6. OASDI and Medicare taxes are examples of __________ taxes.
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
a president delegating responsibilities to the executive departments
the CIA forwarding intelligence to the Department of Homeland Security
a president appointing personal friends as department secretaries
an independent agency acting without the president’s approval
8. Who was the first woman to lead an executive department?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
payroll
gift
indirect
estate
7. What is an example of political patronage?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
executive department
independent regulatory commission
independent executive agency
government corporation
Donna Shalala
Margaret Spellings
Condoleezza Rice
Frances T. Perkins
9. The Pendleton Act of 1883 did which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
repealed restrictions against patronage
limited patronage
created independent executive agencies
established the “spoils system”
_____ 10. A progressive tax is one that
a.
b.
c.
d.
charges a higher percentage as income increases.
taxes all incomes equally.
charges less tax on higher incomes.
is deducted from a paycheck.
_____ 11. What is an example of controllable spending?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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interest on public debt
aid to education
social security benefits
food stamps
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_____ 12. Which president restored American ties to China after communists took control of that
nation?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Theodore Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Richard Nixon
_____ 13. Deterrence refers to
a.
b.
c.
d.
peaceful coexistence.
mutual efforts to reduce weapons programs.
diplomatic sanctions.
maintaining military might to discourage attacks.
_____ 14. What is an example of a regional security alliance?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the League of Nations
the United Nations
NATO
the Peace Corps
_____ 15. How come the power to tax can be the power to destroy?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The government cannot function without money.
Without taxes, the government can provide no services.
The government can discourage behaviors by taxing them.
Taxes have no destructive power.
_____ 16. The national deficit is
a.
b.
c.
d.
the total amount of money the government owes.
the amount of interest the government owes.
the amount by which the government overspends its budget in a year.
the amount of money the government has left over at the end of a year.
_____ 17. Benefits that the government must pay to all eligible individuals are
a.
b.
c.
d.
entitlements.
surpluses.
debts.
deficits.
_____ 18. What was an attempt to be isolationist?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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the Monroe Doctrine
the Open Door to China
the League of Nations
détente
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_____ 19. The federal government can tax which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
imports
exports
state government activities
local government activities
_____ 20. In which case did the United States Supreme Court rule that the power to tax involves
the power to destroy?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Springer v. United States
Pollack v. Farmer’s Loan and Trust Co.
Marchetti v. United States
McCulloch v. Maryland
_____ 21. Which event caused a permanent shift from isolationism to internationalism?
a.
b.
c.
d.
World War I
World War II
the War of 1812
the Mexican-American War
_____ 22. The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine did which of the following?
a.
b.
c.
d.
encouraged United States intervention in Latin America
discouraged United States intervention in Latin America
promised aid to China
kept the United States out of the League of Nations
_____ 23. What is a customs duty?
a.
b.
c.
d.
a tax on the assets of a deceased person
a tax on imported goods
a tax on the consumption of goods
a tax that decreases as income grows
_____ 24. In the case of Veazie Bank v. Fenno, the United States Supreme Court first upheld
a.
b.
c.
d.
income taxes.
taxation for purposes other than producing revenue.
taxation for producing revenue.
income taxes not proportioned according to state populations.
_____ 25. If Congress does not pass all of its appropriations bills by the start of the fiscal year, it
must pass a(n)
a.
b.
c.
d.
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continuing resolution.
interim budget.
surplus bill.
spending bill.
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_____ 26. How do formalized rules benefit bureaucracy?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Rules are based on likes and dislikes of the members.
Decisions are based on known standards.
It keeps the same workers employed for several years.
The rules are always changing.
_____ 27. Which of the following is NOT a factor the Office of Management and Budget considers
in preparing the federal budget?
a.
b.
c.
d.
financial needs of each federal agency
the president’s overall program
the spending of funds Congress appropriates
the budget ceiling set by the National Security Council
_____ 28. Which agency administers practical examinations for classified service positions?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The Office of Management and Budget
The National Security Council
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Office of Personnel Management
_____ 29. What is an example of an independent executive agency?
a.
b.
c.
d.
The Council of Economic Advisors
The Department of Veteran Affairs
The Post Office
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
_____ 30. The seizure of the American embassy in Tehran and the 66 Americans taken hostage
was a breach of
a.
b.
c.
d.
citizenship.
diplomatic immunity.
right of legation.
passport services.
Part B: True or False
Determine whether each statement is true or false.
_____ 31. The United States had compulsory military service between 1940 and 1973.
a. true
b. false
_____ 32. Woodrow Wilson designed the United Nations.
a. true
b. false
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_____ 33. In 2006, women were required to register for selective service.
a. true
b. false
_____ 34. The ANZUS Pact is an example of a regional security alliance.
a. true
b. false
_____ 35. NATO collapsed after the end of the cold war.
a. true
b. false
Part C: Matching
Match the name of each agency with the type of agency it is. You may use an answer more than
once or not at all.
a. independent executive agency
b. independent regulatory commission
c. government corporation
_____ 36. Environmental Protection Agency
_____ 37. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
_____ 38. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
_____ 39. United States Postal Service
_____ 40. Federal Communications Commission
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Part D: Matching
Match each agency or department with its function. Use each answer one time only.
a. Department of Health and Human Services
b. Department of Agriculture
c. Department of Commerce
d. Central Intelligence Agency
e. Office of Management and Budget
_____ 41. gathering and analyzing information from other countries
_____ 42. inspecting food and managing national forests
_____ 43. conducting the census and promoting international trade
_____ 44. advising the president about financial matters
_____ 45. controlling diseases and administering some entitlement programs
Part E: Matching
Match each agency or department with its function. Use each answer one time only.
a. Department of Interior
b. Department of Homeland Security
c. Department of Defense
d. Department of Housing and Urban Development
e. Department of Energy
_____ 46. promotes the production of renewable energy
_____ 47. operates public housing programs
_____ 48. provides military forces to protect the nation’s security
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_____ 49. manages public lands and operates hydroelectric power plants
_____ 50. develops emergency preparedness and response programs
Carefully check your answers on this evaluation and make any corrections you feel are
necessary. When you are satisfied that you have answered the questions to the best of your
ability, transfer your answers to an answer sheet. Please refer to the information sheet that
came with your course materials.
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