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BUS 311 Week 1 Quiz Chapter 005

  1. An administrative agency is a governmental body responsible for the control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest.

BT: Knowledge

P O: 1

True False

  1. Administrative agencies rarely regulate economic matters.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

True False

  1. When the agency is established, the legislature usually specifies the purpose and the powers of the agency, and the actions the agency may take in carrying out the intentions of the law.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

True False

  1. Administrative agencies customarily embody all three functions of government.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. The legislative branch at all levels of government consists of elected representatives who have the responsibility for passing laws that do not consider the will of the people.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. The courts at the federal level are district courts, appeals courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

True False

  1. Each state has several levels of courts: trial courts, appeals courts, and a supreme court.

BT: Knowledge

P O: 2

True False

  1. An agency regulates economic matters such as price, entry into a particular geographical area, or entry into a particular kind of business.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 3

True False

  1. An administrative hearing conducted by an administrative agency is in some respects like an informal court trial.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 4

True False

  1. The executive function of the consumer protection agency includes the daily operations of the agency and the establishment of general policies and objectives.

BT: Knowledge

P O: 5

True False

  1. The rules and regulations established by the consumer protection agency resemble the decisions reached in a court of law.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

True False

  1. The hearings conducted by an administrative agency provide for a jury.

BT: Knowledge

P O: 5

True False

  1. After administrators are appointed and approved, it is generally difficult to remove them.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

True False

  1. Courts frequently reverse the decisions of an administrative agency.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

True False

  1. To determine whether an administrative agency has abused its authority, the courts are guided by the statutes that established the agency and by the constitutions of the United States and the individual states.

BT: Knowledge

P O: 5

True False

  1. A number of critics allege that certain administrative agencies have been "captured" by the enterprises they were created to regulate.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 6

True False

  1. In many cases, the need for specialized expertise in a given area can usually come only from the industry being regulated.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 6

True False

  1. The insurance industry is a very simple industry.

BT: Knowledge

PO: 6

True False

  1. ___ lack(s) the time and expertise to make the necessary rules to govern the operations of complex areas of social and economic life, such as energy, taxation, transportation, environmental pollution, employee safety, and communication.

A. Legislatures

B. The judicial branch

C. Administrative agencies

D. The executive branch

  1. When the administrative agency is established, the legislature:

A. specifies the purpose and the powers of the agency.

B. does not specify the purpose and the powers of the agency.

C. determines only the powers of the agency.

D. specifies only the purpose of establishing the agency.

  1. The executive head at the state level is the:

A. mayor.

B. president.

C. senator.

D. governor.

  1. In many respects, administrative agencies are like governments within a government because they combine:

A. legislative, executive, and judicial functions.

B. legislative, appellate, and judicial functions.

C. executive, electoral, and judicial functions.

D. legislative, executive, and appellate functions.

  1. The executive branch of government sees that all legislation is:

A. approved.

B. enacted.

C. enforced.

D. dismissed.

  1. The legislative branch of government is made up of:

A. appointed officials.

B. elected representatives.

C. equal numbers of all political parties.

D. community leaders.

  1. The House of Representatives and the Senate are:

A. the houses of Congress.

B. not the houses of Congress.

C. the houses of state legislature.

D. the houses of city councils.

  1. The judicial branch of government determines if:

A. there is a need for amendment in the legislation.

B. there have been violations of the law.

C. the law is being enforced.

D. the legislatures' intention is wrong.

  1. Interpretation and determination of violations of the law is the function of:

A. the legislative branch of a government.

B. the judicial branch of a government.

C. the executive branch of a government.

D. none of the three branches of government.

  1. Administrative agencies:

A. exist only at the federal level of government.

B. do not exist at the federal level of government.

C. exist at all levels of government.

D. exist only at the state level of government.

  1. CPA is a governmental body that stands for:

A. Consumer Protection Agency.

B. Consumer Proliferation and Administration.

C. Cost Protection Agency.

D. Customers and Purchasers Administration.

  1. If a merchant refuses to appear before an administrative agency hearing:

A. his or her license cannot be granted.

B. his or her license can be revoked.

C. his or her license cannot be revoked.

D. criminal punishment can be given to him or her.

  1. The executive function of the Consumer Protection Agency is performed by the agency:

A. clerk.

B. supervisor.

C. superintendent.

D. director.

  1. The designation not elected by the voters in the Consumer Protection Agency is the:

A. president.

B. governor.

C. mayor.

D. secretary.

  1. The voter has the opportunity to vote the executive into and out of office at:

A. regulatory agencies.

B. administrative agencies.

C. only one level of the government.

D. all three levels of the government.

  1. The agencies outside the executive branch that are headed by groups or individuals are created by the:

A. Congress.

B. Senate.

C. President.

D. judicial branch.

  1. There are ___general patterns in the executive organization of an administrative agency.

A. one

B. two

C. three

D. four

  1. The branch of the government that frequently delegates to administrative agencies some of their lawmaking authority is the:

A. legislative.

B. executive.

C. state judiciary.

D. federal judiciary.

  1. The hearings conducted by an administrative agency do not provide for:.

A. a judge.

B. media.

C. a jury

D. litigators.

  1. The question of whether a legislature could delegate to an administrative agency the authority to function as judge in certain matters was settled in the case of:

A. Bertha v. Crowell.

B. Crowell v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

C. Crowell v. Benson.

D. Crowell v. Administrator of Veterans Affairs.

  1. The determinations reached at a hearing conducted by an administrative agency:

A. cannot be appealed through the regular court system.

B. can be appealed through the alternative dispute resolution system.

C. can be appealed through the regular court system.

D. can be appealed only through in-house dispute resolution system.

  1. To determine whether an administrative agency has abused its authority, the courts are guided by the statutes that established the agency and by the Constitution of the United States and the:

A. constitutions of the individual states.

B. United Nations.

C. International Court of Justice.

D. executive orders issued by the senators of each state.

  1. As a practical matter, the courts seldom reverse the decisions of the agency unless it can be shown that the agency has:

A. not abused its authority.

B. abused its authority.

C. not acted ultra vires.

D. acted within its judicial power.

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