Quizzes

The Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  As a society, we endorse the delegation of executive, legislative, and judicial authority to administrative agencies for many reasons, EXCEPT which of these?
A: Because the complexity of modern society calls for more regulatory bodies to fulfill government's expanded regulatory roles
B: Because of the need to rely upon the technical and professional expertise of agency personnel to carry out the public policy behind the legislation
C: Because of the need to lessen the burden on the civil court system
D: Because it is not always possible or even wise to include extensive detailed and technical information in a statute

2:  More than three-fourths of all US local health departments are organized at this level of government
A: county
B: city
C: township
D: state

3:  Ordinarily the term "Title XVIII" of Public Law 89-97 which was signed into law on July 30, 1965, is better known as
A: Medicaid
B: Medical Assistance
C: Medicare
D: CHAMPUS

4:  The organizational unit in the federal government created in 1939 to bring together health, education, and welfare services.
A: Federal Security Act
B: Children's Bureau
C: Department of Homeland Security
D: Centers for Disease Control

5:  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for:
A: Overseeing the science of preventive services
B: Conducting research into the treatment of major categories of disease
C: Providing services to indigenous populations
D: Evaluating the safety of food and drugs

6:  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does which of the following?
A: Oversees the science of preventive medicine through basic science and applied research
B: Conducts research into the treatment of major categories of disease
C: Provides funds for the clinical services for the poor, aged, and totally disabled
D: Provides services to indigenous populations
E: Evaluates the safety of food and drugs

7:  The State Health Officer is usually appointed by the
A: U.S. Public Health Service
B: state legislature
C: state board of regents
D: state board of health
E: governor

8:  The National Institutes of Health does which of the following?
A: Oversees the science of preventive medicine through basic science and applied research
B: Conducts research into the treatment of major categories of disease
C: Provides funds for the clinical services for the poor, aged, and totally disabled
D: Provides services to indigenous populations
E: Evaluates the safety of food and drugs

9:  The major strategy used by the federal government in the U.S. after about 1935 to influence the health policies and services of states and local governments was:
A: appointment of state and local health commissioners
B: development of unified national policy through federal legislation
C: establishment of direct federal health service systems
D: grants-in-aid

10:  The Institute of Medicine identified which level of government as the central force in public health, bearing primary public sector responsibility for the health of the people?
A: Federal
B: state legislature
C: County
D: Municipal

11:  Government can influence the health of its citizens by:
A: Altering social factors that influence health
B: Assuring equity and equality through public programs
C: Providing access to services
D: All the above

12:  60% of local health departments in the U.S. serve populations of 50,000 or less
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

13:  The agency that was first created as a Marine Hospital Service in 1789 is:
A: National Tuberculosis Association
B: UNICEF
C: World Health Organization
D: United States Public Health Service
E: National Institutes of Health

14:  Which of these characteristics applies to the greatest number of official state health departments in the United States?
A: Lead environmental agency for the state
B: Free standing agencies rather than components of larger multi-purpose human services agencies
C: Operates state institutions
D: Operates the state's Medicaid Program

15:  The inspection of meat delivered from Chicago to New York is the responsibility of:
A: New York City Health Department
B: U.S. Department of Agriculture
C: Food and Drug Administration
D: Chicago Department of Public Health

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