Essential or nonessential? Take the government shutdown quiz.
‘I’m non-essential?’ That’s the question many federal workers are asking this week. The shutdown has forced 40 percent of such workers to stay home until a bill is passed to fund the federal government, and only workers considered vital to national security and operations remain on the job . Test your knowledge of which employees the federal government considers ‘essential’ and ‘nonessential’ with this 12-question quiz.
1. Which department is facing the most furloughs?
The Department of Education
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The Commerce Department