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US Cabinet Departments Quiz

Name the 15 departments represented in the United States cabinet.
  • Listed in order of rank
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jan 18, 2017
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9/15.
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Jun 22, 2010
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Where the heck is surgeon general?
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Mar 21, 2011
(51)
Head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Jan 7, 2013
(58)
Too US-centric!!!
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Nov 2, 2011
(29)
The title is "US" Cabinet Positions... of course it's going to be US-centric! (unless you're being sarcastic, then by all means disregard this message...)
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Jul 26, 2012
(58)
Sarcastic. Very sarcastic.
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Mar 11, 2013
(34)
You know what? I think the Europe Map Quiz is too Euro-centric!
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Mar 8, 2013
(49)
That is too funny!
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Apr 2, 2013
(70)
This website is too quiz-centric.
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May 10, 2017
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100% - of course, lmao
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Dec 30, 2011
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Defence with a C please for all us non-americans
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Mar 8, 2013
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It's the US cabinet position. The official title is Secretary of Defense. It's a proper noun so the spelling doesn't change regardless of where you are the in the world.
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Mar 8, 2013
(57)
Alternative spellings are allowed for proper nouns in other quizzes. Allowing the British spelling is quite reasonable.
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Apr 19, 2014
(45)
I've discovered the remedy for Americans spelling it 'Edinburg': 'Colourado'.
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May 10, 2017
Defence will work now.
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May 16, 2015
(65)
Prior to the Truman Administration it was the War Department. We can agree on that spelling I'm sure.
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Oct 20, 2015
(46)
Although I am English I was trying to think of the British political departments then use US terms to fill in the gaps. Obviously not a good stratagy for me as I managed an average score for this one, which shows my ignorance of politics all over the world!
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Mar 8, 2013
(72)
Can transport please be accepted as well as transportation?
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Mar 8, 2013
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Or accept USDOT, it's a commonly used acronym (you can see it on the sides of delivery trucks)
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Feb 21, 2017
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Darn, you guys have WEIRD names for stuff. I mean, who covers immigration?
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Mar 8, 2013
(49)
Immigration would be part of Homeland Security. I don't think the names are that odd. They mostly do what they say they do, with the exception of Defense (which does aggressive war) and Homeland Security (which does defense).
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Mar 8, 2013
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Homeland Security does not cover national defense. If, for instance, the United States was invaded by China... then we're much more likely to rely on the Army, Air Force and Navy (Defense) than we are on the TSA, CIA, or ATF (Homeland Security). Homeland Security deals with counter-terrorism.
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Mar 9, 2013
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Also, the best defense is a good offense, right?
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Oct 20, 2015
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Kalba, you're exactly right, except that the CIA is an independent agency that reports to the Director of National Intelligence, who reports directly to the President. It's never been part of the Cabinet. And the ATF is under the Department of Justice.
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Sep 7, 2016
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Well then it's a good thing DHS is so offensive.
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May 10, 2017
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It used to be housed within Justice.
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Mar 8, 2013
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INS (Immigration and Naturalization Services) was originally established under the Treasury Department, and was then migrated to the departments of Commerce, and then Labor, and finally Justice before ceasing to exist in 2003. In 2003 it was split in three: US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Customs and Border Protection, and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), all of which are now under the Department of Homeland Security.
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Mar 9, 2013
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I wish you would require all the words in Housing and Urban Development.
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Mar 8, 2013
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Way too many cooks in the kitchen! We don't need half of those departments! Then maybe I would have got 100%.
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Mar 9, 2013
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There are approx 24 departments in the British cabinet and 650 MPs. Way, way too many.
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Oct 20, 2015
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It's the Trump administration's plan to basically dismantle, defund, gut, understaff and destroy all of these possibly excepting State and Defense. If they succeed in their agenda many will be effectively impotent by 2018 after the next mid-term. Then the USA can be a government-free utopia similar to Somalia: Republican paradise.
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May 10, 2017
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I liked the quiz so much, that I made one with the Cabinet Members. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/36540/cabinet-members-as-of-august-16-2013
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Aug 16, 2013
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Isn't the Vice President also a member of the Cabinet?
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Sep 18, 2013
(73)
No. But he is technically in the Senate (but only votes in event of a tie.)
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Jan 25, 2015
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The Vice President is technically part of the Cabinet, but he doesn't get his own department, which is why he's not on this quiz.
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Feb 8, 2017
(66)
Wouldn't it be great seeing Rick Perry take this quiz?
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Oct 20, 2015
(21)
NO! I think I would rather have a root canal! That village in Texas has sent us enough idiots.
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Oct 23, 2015
(47)
Let's see, there's the department of, uh...
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Feb 21, 2017
(41)
Whoops....
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May 10, 2017
(71)
You couldn't make this stuff up.
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May 10, 2017
(41)
"He'll do great! Didn't you see him on Dancing with the Stars? He has soooooooooo much energy!"
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May 10, 2017
(65)
Can you please accept HHS (since you accept HUD)?
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Oct 20, 2015
Okay
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Jan 18, 2017
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100% and I'm Australian
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Oct 21, 2015
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For HHS it might make more sense since it's name was changed when Education was raised up to require more than just the first word for your answer. And since so few know the full name of HUD, there too you might want to have more spelled out. That said, the cabinet secretaries aren't the only members of the Presidential cabinet.
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Jun 6, 2016
(47)
Is there really no department of the environment in the USA? Which of these covers it?
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May 10, 2017
(66)
"The EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] is not a Cabinet department, but the Administrator is normally given cabinet rank."

See also the end of this list for other related agencies
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May 10, 2017
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The Environmental Protection Agency is not a cabinet position but very powerful nonetheless-- it's rules have the force of law.
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May 10, 2017
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