Competitive Exams: Public Administration MCQs (Practice-Test 93 of 104)

  1. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • New Public Administration
      • Frank Marini
      • Philosophy of Administration
      • L Meriam
      • Politics Administration Dichotomy
      • W Wilson
      • Conflict resolution through integration
      • M P Follett

    Which is correct

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  2. Which one of the following is NOT the function of Public Administration?

    1. To establish public health programs

    2. To resolve problems of foreign policy

    3. To settle disputes between private companies and labor unions

    4. To obtain co-operation from the public in implementing public policies

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

    List-I (Authors) List-II (Books)
    1. Gulick & Urwick

    2. Dwight Waldo

    3. Ferrel Heady

    4. Willoughby

    1. Public Administration: Comparative Perspective

    2. Principles of Public Administration

    3. Papers on the Science of Public Administration

    4. The Administrative State

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Fayol

    2. Gulick

    3. F M Marx

    4. Dimock

    1. Public Administration is concerned with the what and how of government

    2. Public Administration mainly has to do with the activities of the executive branch

    3. Administration has to do with planning, organization, command, coordination and control

    4. Public Administration embraces every area and every activity under the jurisdiction of public policy

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  5. The influence of socio psychological factors on the worker's output was first proved by:

    1. Mary P. Follett

    2. Frederick W. Taylor

    3. Elton Mayo

    4. Rensis Likert

  6. According to Paul Appleby which of the following aspects differentiate government administration from its private counterpart?

    1. Breadth of scope and impact

    2. Public accountability

    3. Political character

    4. Bureaucracy

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. l, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  7. Which of the following statements are correct in respect of cameralists?

    1. They did much for the training of administrators

    2. They were a group of French scholars

    3. The foremost among them was G. Zincke

    4. They combined professional posts with public service

    Which is correct

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  8. Which of the following is NOT one of the three problem are as identified by Dahl in his “The Science of Public Administration”

    1. Values

    2. Personality differences

    3. Policy making

    4. Socio-culture variations

  9. Consider the following statements: New Public Administration is

    1. anti-positivist

    2. supportive of politics-administration dichotomy

    3. anti-bureaucratic

    4. client-oriented

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 3 and 4 are correct

    2. 1, 2 and 4 are correct

    3. 2 and 3 are correct

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct

  10. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in which the following approaches to the Study of Public Administration as a discipline evolves?

    1. Classical Approach. Human Relations Approach, Policy Approach. Behavioral Approach

    2. Classical Approach, Policy Approach. Behavioral Approach. Human Relations Approach

    3. Classical Approach. Behavioral Approach, Human Relations Approach, Policy Approach

    4. Classical Approach, Human Relations

    Approach. Behavioral Approach.

    Policy Approach

  11. According to classical school, ‘the Science of Public Administration’ was based on

    1. absence of ethical or normative values

    2. presence of codified principles and techniques

    3. presence of scientific principles and methods of universal application

    4. presence of empirical exact knowledge

  12. All persons in authority, who control the work of others, are supervisors. Which one of the following methods of supervision was NOT suggested by Millet?

    1. Prior approval of individual projects

    2. Inspection of result as it leads to waste of time and energy

    3. A reporting system on work progress

    4. Budgetary limitations upon the magnitude of operations

  13. According to Henri Fayol the top management/higher civil service is responsible for the performance of five important functions, namely

    1. planning, organising, command, coordination and control

    2. policy making, planning, management, communication and reporting

    3. organisation, budgeting, public relation, administrative reform and delegation

    4. decision-making, delegation, planning, co-ordination and control

  14. In his search for scientific approach to management, Fredrick W. Taylor said: “What constitutes a fari day's work will be a question for scientific investigation, instead of a subject to be bargained and haggled over” In this statement, Taylor used the term “a fair day's work” to:

    1. Limit the working hours of labour

    2. Fix wages on piece-rate basis

    3. Save labour from exploitation by management

    4. Eliminate work at night

  15. The Hawthorne experiments of Mayo revealed the importance of

    1. standardization of work procedure

    2. informal social forces in the organisation

    3. payment on group basis

    4. management response to workers demands