Environmental Policy and Education Policy
Environmental Policy and Education Policy

Environmental Policy and Education Policy

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Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q1

Concerns for issues such as bargaining among key players in a “policy game” and their individual beliefs, values and interests are characteristics of which model of the policy-making process?

A

The Bureaucratic Politics Model

B

The Policy Streams Model

C

The Rational Model

D

The Leadership Model

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q2

In general, who sets the national security agenda?

A

The public sets the agenda by communicating to the government which issues it considers important and worthy of government action.

B

The government sets the national security agenda and creates support from the public through problem framing.

C

The government and the population each plays an equal role in setting the national security agenda.

D

Outside actors set the national security agenda through their actions.

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q3

Sense of mission, sense of self, and view of the problem and appropriate procedures to solve it are characteristics of which model of the policy-making process?

A

The Rational Model

B

Organizational Politics

C

Pluralism

D

Interest Group Politics

E

The Policy Streams Model

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q4

Standard Operating Procedures are an element of which model of the policy-making process?

A

Interest Group Politics

B

The Stages Model

C

The Leadership Model

D

The Organizational Politics Model

E

The Policy Streams Model

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q5

Technical understanding of the problem trumps all other issues in which model of the policy-making process?

A

The Policy Streams Model

B

The Rational Model

C

The Organizational Politics Model

D

The Leadership Model

E

Interest Group Politics

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q6

The frequent use of covert military operations overseas to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives might be the result of which of the following?

A

The size of the budget of the Defense Department relative to that of the State Department.

B

The president’s free hand with regard to control over the military.

C

The prominent role of the Central Intelligence Agency in U.S. foreign policy.

D

A network of U.S. military bases strategically placed throughout the world.

E

All of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q7

Which model of the policy-making process seeks to account for timing and problem framing?

A

The Policy Streams Model

B

Pluralism

C

The Rational Model

D

Organizational Politics

E

Interest Group Politics

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q8

Which model of the policy-making process views problems as defined based on preexisting, preferred solutions?

A

Pluralism

B

The Rational Model

C

The Policy Streams Model

D

Interest Group Politics

E

Organizational Politics

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q9

Which of the following is associated with interest-group politics?

A

Pluralism

B

Expert-based decision-making

C

Corruption

D

All of the above

E

Both A and C

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q10

Which of the following is not a role that Congress plays with regard to national security policy?

A

Budget authorization

B

Confirmation of senior appointments

C

Ratifying treaties

D

Approving covert action by Special Forces

E

Investigating executive-branch actions

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q11

Which of the following issues poses challenges for policy makers seeking to improve domestic security?

A

The need to protect civil liberties.

B

Striking a balance between spending money to protect against domestic security threats, which cause relatively few deaths, and spending money to protect against other threats and conditions, such as traffic accidents and heart disease, that result in many more deaths.

C

Disagreements over the most effective and appropriate way to do so.

D

All of the above

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q12

Who typically has influence on national security policy?

A

The voting public

B

Closed networks of politicians and experts

C

Relevant congressional committees

D

Relevant executive-branch agencies

E

Both B and D

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q13

With regard to different heuristic models of the policy-making process, the Rational Model, agenda setting, the public agenda, and the government agenda are parts of which broader model of policy making?

A

The Policy Streams Model

B

The Leadership Model

C

The Stages Model

D

The Bureaucratic Politics Model

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q14

Arguments for having a more public “mix” of healthcare provision typically emphasize which values?

A

Competition leads to greater efficiency

B

Greater individual choice

C

Greater equity

D

Greater innovation

E

All of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q15

Health policy includes a variety of activities, one of which is public health. Which of the following is associated with public health?

A

Focus on the population

B

Service delivery

C

Standards for practice and treatment

D

Access to care

E

All of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q16

Health policy includes a variety of activities, one of which is health care. Which of the following is associated with health care?

A

Disease control

B

Funding

C

Environmental health

D

Occupational health

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q17

Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are examples of what form of government spending?

A

Discretionary spending

B

Entitlements

C

Public-private partnerships

D

Voluntary programs

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q18

Which of the following government programs provides health coverage to all citizens aged 65 and above?

A

Medicaid

B

Social Security

C

HIPAA

D

Medicare

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q19

Which of the following government programs provides funding to states to provide medical care to low-income families?

A

HIPAA

B

Medicaid

C

Social Security

D

Medicare

E

None of the above

Environmental Policy and Education Policy Q20

Which of the following is a characteristic of healthcare policy in the United States?

A

Executive branch initiatives dominate legislative branch initiatives.

B

There is a mix of public and private organizations that provide care.

C

The public has accepted a strong government role in providing health care.

D

The U.S. is comparable to other industrialized nations with regard to its healthcare system and policies.

E

Health policy in the U.S. has developed via periodic, drastic changes.

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