Bureaucracy
Congress
Judiciary
Executive
Jillian Trivia
100

What is the patronage system?

hired based on status, wealth, contribution to a campaign

100

What is the main goal of Congressional representatives (not necessarily of senators)

REELECTION!!!

100

Where did the 3-tiered system of the courts come from?

Federal Judiciary Act
100

Under which president did executive orders take a downturn?

FDR - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

100

How many bones have I broken in my lifetime?

- 4

- 2

- 8

- 12

2 :)

200

What is the merit system?

hired based on your skills, education, knowledge, experience

200

What is a centralized party government?

Strictly based off of party and heavily influenced by in behavior in office and in voting by those representatives

200
What is judicial review?

the ability granted to the Supreme Court to review laws and previous court ruling to examine if they are constitutional or unconstitutional

200

What is the difference between inherent and implied powers (as related to the presidency)?

inherent: written out and clearly given 

implied: extra powers that are not laid out and are assumed by the person in the role

200

What position do I hold in student senate?

Executive Treasurer

300

What is an example of a business bureaucracy and a government bureaucracy?

business: McDonald's

government: DMV

300

What is the difference between the delegate and trustee?

delegate: focuses on current issues and acts on the interests of their constituents

trustee: focuses on the big picture and acts on their own opinion

300

What are the 3 ways SCOTUS self limits?

ripeness

mootness

political questions

300

Which president was the 'origin' of the theory of the modern presidency?

Woodrow Wilson (this question is more as a filler to test you knowledge rather than critical for the exam)

300

What is my middle name?

Marie

400

What is the key difference between government and business bureaucracies?

business ones are competing for business and higher revenue, whereas government ones are not working for profit and are not motivated by competition.

400

What resources are available for Congress members to be successful? (3)

big staff, free to travel home whenever, time

400

Why is the Supreme Court labeled as the "weakest branch"? (give at least 2 reasons)

  • Can’t make OR implement solutions to their rulings
  • Can’t seek out cases to hear – cases must come to them
  • Lifelong terms are meant to insulate them from politics
  • Need to be particularly qualified to be a justice
400

Why are executive orders taking a downturn?

Presidents have other means and tools to achieve their goals

400

What is my astrological/zodiac sign?

aries <3

500

What type of constraints do business and government bureaucracies work under?

business: bottom-line constraints

government: top-line constraints

500

What duties are the central focus of congressional representatives? (4)

educating the public

serving constituents

overseeing the administration

running for reelection

500

What is the definition of mootness AND ripeness?

mootness: case is not relevant – ruling would not make a difference

ripeness: case is not ready yet – the issue is not current – not enough information or evidence to make a proper ruling

500

What is the main idea of the theory of the modern presidency?

President at the center of government - presidency as a spectacle - more power associated with the president that is actually possible

500

After this one, how many semesters have I been an SI?

2 semesters

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