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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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level 5
Jun 22, 2010
9/15.
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level 19
Mar 21, 2011
Where the heck is surgeon general?
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level 51
Jan 7, 2013
Head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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level 58
Nov 2, 2011
Too US-centric!!!
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level 29
Jul 26, 2012
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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level 58
Mar 11, 2013
Sarcastic. Very sarcastic.
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level 34
Mar 8, 2013
You know what? I think the Europe Map Quiz is too Euro-centric!
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level 51
Apr 2, 2013
That is too funny!
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level 71
May 10, 2017
This website is too quiz-centric.
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level 33
Dec 30, 2011
100% - of course, lmao
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level 32
Mar 8, 2013
Defence with a C please for all us non-americans
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level 44
Mar 8, 2013
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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level 58
Apr 19, 2014
Alternative spellings are allowed for proper nouns in other quizzes. Allowing the British spelling is quite reasonable.
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level 45
May 10, 2017
I've discovered the remedy for Americans spelling it 'Edinburg': 'Colourado'.
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level ∞
May 16, 2015
Defence will work now.
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level 66
Oct 20, 2015
Prior to the Truman Administration it was the War Department. We can agree on that spelling I'm sure.
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level 46
Mar 8, 2013
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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level 72
Mar 8, 2013
Can transport please be accepted as well as transportation?
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level 47
Feb 21, 2017
Or accept USDOT, it's a commonly used acronym (you can see it on the sides of delivery trucks)
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level 40
Mar 8, 2013
Darn, you guys have WEIRD names for stuff. I mean, who covers immigration?
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level 49
Mar 8, 2013
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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level 70
Mar 9, 2013
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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level 70
Oct 20, 2015
Also, the best defense is a good offense, right?
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level 44
Sep 7, 2016
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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level 65
May 10, 2017
Well then it's a good thing DHS is so offensive.
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level 66
Mar 8, 2013
It used to be housed within Justice.
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level 70
Mar 9, 2013
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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level 34
Mar 8, 2013
I wish you would require all the words in Housing and Urban Development.
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level 65
Mar 9, 2013
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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level 28
Oct 20, 2015
There are approx 24 departments in the British cabinet and 650 MPs. Way, way too many.
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level 70
May 10, 2017
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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level 57
Aug 16, 2013
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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level 45
Sep 18, 2013
Isn't the Vice President also a member of the Cabinet?
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level 73
Jan 25, 2015
No. But he is technically in the Senate (but only votes in event of a tie.)
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level 43
Feb 8, 2017
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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level 66
Oct 20, 2015
Wouldn't it be great seeing Rick Perry take this quiz?
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level 21
Oct 23, 2015
NO! I think I would rather have a root canal! That village in Texas has sent us enough idiots.
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level 47
Feb 21, 2017
Let's see, there's the department of, uh...
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level 41
May 10, 2017
Whoops....
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level 72
May 10, 2017
You couldn't make this stuff up.
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level 41
May 10, 2017
"He'll do great! Didn't you see him on Dancing with the Stars? He has soooooooooo much energy!"
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level 65
Oct 20, 2015
Can you please accept HHS (since you accept HUD)?
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Jan 18, 2017
Okay
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level 24
Oct 21, 2015
100% and I'm Australian
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level 47
Jun 6, 2016
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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level 49
May 10, 2017
Is there really no department of the environment in the USA? Which of these covers it?
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level 67
May 10, 2017
"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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level 48
May 10, 2017
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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