Politics and Public Policymaking Review Questions for AP U.S. Government
By Pamela K. Lamb — McGraw-Hill Professional
Updated on Mar 4, 2011
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- During the policymaking process, when a plan of action is executed by an agency or agencies, what important step has taken place?
- policy formulation
- policy implementation
- policy adoption
- agenda setting
- policy evaluation
- What has been the major goal of the government's education policy?
- give more power to the states
- increase the power of the Department of Education
- provide more money to low-income schools
- provide more programs for higher education
- ensure equal access to educational opportunity
- Which of the following is NOT associated with U.S. domestic policy?
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation
- The Environmental Protection Agency
- The Drug Enforcement Administration
- The National Security Council
- The Centers for Disease Control
- In the United States the largest percentage of government spending goes to
- Medicare and Medicaid programs
- public health services
- the Food and Drug Administration
- Centers for Disease Control
- the Veterans Administration
- Which of the following was the first major government act of economic support?
- the Great Society Act
- the Medicare and Medicaid Act
- the Social Security Act
- the Welfare Act
- the Reduction in Poverty Act
- Which of the following is true regarding U.S. economic policy?
- Government planners may make choices about nondiscretionary spending.
- The Department of the Treasury is held responsible for the economic health of the nation.
- The government raises revenue primarily through the collection of taxes.
- Discretionary spending includes interest on the national debt.
- Disaster aid is included under mandatory spending.
- Which of the following is NOT a part of the federal budget process?
- The Supreme Court reviews budget requests that are outside the realm of constitutional law.
- The executive branch (OMB) holds meetings to review budget proposals.
- Each federal agency submits an estimate of needs to the OMB.
- Congress debates budget proposals.
- Congress sends appropriations bills to the president.
- Which of the following is NOT a true statement?
- The purpose of foreign policy is to maintain peaceful relations with foreign nations.
- Foreign policy is the responsibility of the Congress through the secretary of state.
- The process of carrying out foreign policy is accomplished through foreign relations.
- Defense policy is the role that the military establishment plays in providing for the defense of the nation.
- Foreign policy involves all the strategies and procedures for dealing with other nations.
- Which of the following departments is most responsible for providing the president with military information that would be useful in dealing with foreign nations?
- the Department of State
- the Department of Defense
- the National Security Council
- the United States Information Agency
- the Central Intelligence Agency
- Current foreign policy issues include all of the following EXCEPT
- nuclear proliferation
- national defense
- international trade
- national education
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