Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 1 of 104)

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  1. Which one of the following pairs of authors held the view that ‘A theory of public administration means in our time a theory of politics also’

    1. John Gaus and Dwight Waldo

    2. Dwight Waldo and L D White

    3. Dwight Waldo and Herbert A Simon

    4. Herbert A Simon and L D White

  2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Managerial Choice

    2. Organisation and Innovation

    3. New Patterns of Management

    4. The Bureaucratic Phenomenon

    1. Chris Argyris

    2. Rensis Likert

    3. Michel Crozier

    4. Frederick Herzberg

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  3. Consider the following statements: Public administrationists used both ‘carrot’ and ‘stick’ to remain within Political Science and underline

    1. public policy-making process

    2. prospect of developing it as pure science

    3. cultivation of engineering mentality

    4. epistemological benefits of both Political Science and Public Administration

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  4. The policy view of Public Administration is

    1. a narrow view of the scope of Public Administration

    2. the end of Wilsonian dichotomy

    3. the view of Henry Fayol

    4. the beginning of New Public

    Administration

  5. The view that there ought to be greater emphasis on normative concerns in Public Administration is held by

    1. Fred Riggs

    2. H A Simon

    3. Frank Marini

    4. Ferrel Heady

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Book) List-II (Author)
    1. The Administrative State

    2. The Golden Book of Administration

    3. Organisation and Management

    4. Bureaucracy

    1. Max Weber

    2. Albrow Mortin

    3. Dwight Waldo

    4. Seckler Hudson

    5. Lyndall F Urwick

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  7. Which of the following statements regarding the two conferences-Minnowbrook I (1968) and Minnowbrook II (1988), is correct?

    1. The former was more pragmatic and less radical in thought

    2. The former was concerned with social equity and later was not

    3. Both the conferences reaffirmed democratic values with special focus on ethics, accountability and administrative leadership

    4. Both the conferences highlighted the debate between normative and behaviouralist perspectives with emphasis on epistemological questions

  8. Under proper conditions, the average human being teams not only to accept but to seek responsibility. This view has been eked by

    1. Chris Argyris

    2. Frederick Herzberg

    3. Abraham Maslow

    4. Douglas McGregor

  9. Consider the following statements:

    1. The evolution of Public Administration as an academic discipline was accelerated by socio-psychological insights in the thirties.

    2. Chester Barnard was a great classical thinker.

    3. Behaviouralism was a natural consequence of socio-psychological inquests.

    4. New Public Administration stresses on scientific method of study.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  10. Consider the following developments:

    1. End of politics-Public Administration dichotomy

    2. Questioning of subjectivity in administrative decision making

    3. Critique of administrative State

    4. Rawl's contribution to justice

    Which of these developments led to emphasis on ethics in Public

    Administration?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2 and 4

  11. Consider the following:

    1. Functional foremanship

    2. Unity of command

    3. Centralisation

    4. Time and motion study

    Which of these are associated with

    Scientific Management Movement?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1 and 4

  12. The principles of Scientific management developed by F W. Taylor DID NOT include?

    1. scientific selection and training

    2. division of responsibility

    3. esprit de corps

    4. mental revolution

  13. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Max Weber

    2. Laski

    3. F. Riggs

    4. S. N. Eisenstadt

    1. In developing countries bureaucracy also performs political roles

    2. Bureaucracy faces similar development conflicts as exist in the society

    3. Bureaucracy is the most rational form of organisation

    4. Bureaucracy is a threat to democratic government

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  14. Consider the following factors:

    1. The mode of operation

    2. Large-scale organisation

    3. A stable state and well-organised administration

    4. Growth of technology

    Which of these factors did Max Weber identify as those which contributed to the growth and spread of bureaucracy in modem times?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  15. The statement, ‘Bureaucracy is characterised by a passion for routine in administration, the sacrifice of flexibility to rule delay in the making of decisions and refusal to embark upon experiments’ was made by

    1. Lord Hewart

    2. R K Merton

    3. Harold Laski

    4. Herbert Simon

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