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Texas Government Quiz on Master Quiz, created by Kati Grant on 03/06/2017.

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Question 1

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By 2050, Latinos will be the majority ethnic group in Texas. How will this impact the culture of the state?
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  • It is really too hard to say. There are too many factors that could change
  • It will become more moralistic
  • It will remain mostly traditional

Question 2

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Many Texans believe that the state has a right to secede or withdraw from the United States at any time. This is
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  • specifically written in the state Constitution, and it is legal
  • is only vaguely implied by the state Constitution, but it is still not legal
  • is one of the great Texas myths reaching back to the mid 19th century
  • B&C

Question 3

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The culture of the south
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  • accepts the supremacy of the national government
  • does not like to accept the power of the national government
  • embraces multiculturalism
  • no longer embraces the idea of states' rights

Question 4

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The traditional culture of Texas can be traced to
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  • West Texas and the Pandhandle
  • South Texas, Rio Grande Valley
  • East Texas
  • B&C

Question 5

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In this political culture, voter turnout is high, and government plays an active role in society.
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  • Traditional
  • Individual
  • Moral
  • Libertarian

Question 6

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The origins of the individual culture in Texas can be traced to
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  • German Settlers in the Hill Country
  • Slave Holders in Pre Civil War East Texas
  • Spanish and Mexican Settlers in the Rio Grande Valley

Question 7

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What is the main focus of the traditional political culture?
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  • Preserve the existing cutlureal values and protect the power of business
  • Make government more active and help the lives of the common person
  • Regulate business by preserve individual rights of the average person

Question 8

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Religion plays a large role in the formation of cultural values and attitudes. The traditional culture of Mexican-Americans can be traced to the ____ religion, and the individual culture of the Texas Hill Country can be traced to the ____ religion.
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  • Catholic/Protestant
  • Protestant/Catholic
  • Catholic/Baptist

Question 9

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Which ideology best describes Texas government?
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  • Liberal
  • Conservative
  • Libertarian
  • Moral

Question 10

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The traditional political culture is found mainly in the ____ United States
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  • Northeastern
  • MIddlle
  • Western
  • Southern

Question 11

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Which Constitution was most hated by the old white power structure in the south?
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  • 1869 Reconstruction Constitution
  • 1866 Readmission Constitution
  • 1876 Constitution
  • 1845 Statehood Constitution

Question 12

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The writers of the 1876 Constitution were
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  • looking at the past, not the future
  • putting Reconstruction policies into effect
  • designing a broad framework for the future
  • mostly carpetbaggers and freemen

Question 13

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What is the procedure to propose amendments to the Texas Constitution?
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  • A majority vote in the Texas House and the Texas Senate
  • Citizen petition
  • Citizen referendum
  • 2/3 of the Texas House and 2/3 of the Texas Senate

Question 14

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Why is the Texas Constitution criticized so much today?
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  • The language is too vague and general
  • It gives too much power to the governor
  • The language is outdated and too detailed
  • It did not include a Bill of Rights

Question 15

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Amendments to the Texas Constitution
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  • are proposed by the governor and approved by the legislature
  • are minor in nature and written to fix outdated language
  • are broad in nature and mostly deal with civil rights

Question 16

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When the 1876 Constitution was written, the primary goal was to
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  • limit the power of state government and protect elite economic interests
  • make state government more powerful
  • declare independence from Mexico
  • withdraw from the United States and join the southern confederacy

Question 17

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Thanks to the times in which it was written, the United States Constitution
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  • does not need too many amendments
  • is very similar to the Texas Constitution
  • must be amended all the time, just to keep up with the times

Question 18

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Which political figure was the most hated by the Grangers and old Texans?
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  • David Crockett
  • Sam Houston
  • William Travis
  • Edmund Davis

Question 19

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Voter turnout in constitutional amendnent elections is
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  • higher than the average in other states
  • very low, so special interest groups dominate the process
  • is about the same as turnout for the Governor's election

Question 20

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What is the procedure to ratify/approve amendments to the Texas Constitution?
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  • A majority of both houses of the state legislature
  • Citizen petition with a majority of voters
  • 2/3 of the Texas House and 2/3 of the Texas Senate
  • A majority of voters in a referendum

Question 21

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Before 2015, states were free to define marriage under the 10th Amendment. Then the US Supreme Court struck down these laws under the
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  • 10th Amendment
  • 1st Amendment
  • 14th Amendment
  • Full Faith and Credit Clause

Question 22

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The US Constitution specifically grants the power to tax to Congress. This is an
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  • Enumerated Power
  • Implied Power
  • Reserved Power

Question 23

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When Congress gives money to the states, Governors and state legislatures prefer
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  • Categorical Grants
  • Block Grants
  • Strict Mandates
  • Top Down Approach

Question 24

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According to the Constitution, public safety and police power belongs to
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  • The States
  • The Federal Government
  • Local Gov

Question 25

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The federal government recently forced states to lower the blood alcohol level for drunken drivers. The states did not have to go along with that rule, but they did anyway, because they did not want to lose federal highway funds. This is an example of
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  • Cooperative Federalism
  • Dual Federalism
  • Coercive Federalism
  • New Federalism

Question 26

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Over the years, Congress has taken more and more power away from the states. How has Congress managed to do this?
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  • Grants and Mandates
  • The Necessary and Proper Clause
  • Interstate Commerce Clause
  • All of the above

Question 27

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My wife and I got married in Texas, but our marriage license is valid in the other 49 states under the
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  • Privileges and Immunities Clause
  • Full Faith and Credit Clause
  • 10th Amendment
  • 14th Amendment

Question 28

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When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they thought the ____ government would do most of the governing. They thought the ____ government would be very limited in authority.
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  • National/State
  • State/National

Question 29

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Before the Great Depression in the 1930s, the national government rarely interfered in state affairs. States largely governed themselves, and the national government did not regulate the economy or provide welfare programs. This period is known as the era of
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  • Cooperative Federalism
  • Dual Federalism
  • New Federalism
  • Constitutional Federalism

Question 30

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The US Constitution says nothing about education. Under the 10th Amendment, that power belongs to the states. These powers are
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  • Reserved Powers
  • Enumerated Powers
  • Implied Powers
  • Delegated Powers

Question 31

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Voting restrictions like white only primary elections, poll taxes, and literacy tests
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  • support the individualistic political culture
  • are consistent with a moralisitic political culture
  • are consistent with a traditional political culture

Question 32

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Reonstruction ended in1877, and the south came to be known as the "solid south" because it always supported the ____ party.
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  • Populist
  • Republican
  • Democratic

Question 33

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Which political party dominates Texas politics today?
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  • Yellow Dog Democrats
  • Rpublicans

Question 34

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When you look at what government actually does in southern states, the most important influence on government is
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  • political culture and attitudes of the people
  • the majority political party
  • current issues and major political events

Question 35

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A Yellow Dog Democrat is
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  • a liberal Democrat from the north
  • a conservative Democrat from the south

Question 36

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The realignment of Texas politics from Democratic dominant to Republican dominant
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  • changed the state from liberal to conservative
  • changed the state from conservative to liberal
  • did not change the state much. Texas has always been conservative.

Question 37

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In the early 1900s, Texas passed a $1.75 poll tax. This tax was aimed at
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  • poor white farmers
  • free African-Americans
  • A&B

Question 38

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After World War II, and into the 1960s, what key issue drove the southern Democratic party away from the northern Democratic party?
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  • the Vietnam War
  • Reconstruction
  • Civil Rights

Question 39

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At the start of the 20th century, Texas imposed a $1.75 poll tax in response to a revolt led by the ____ party.
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  • Republican
  • Populist
  • Democratic

Question 40

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Texas Governor Alan Shivers endorsed Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President is 1952 and 1956. Alan Shivers was a Democrat.
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  • True
  • False

Question 41

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When a political party does not have much opposition (Democrats in the 1940s, Republicans in 2014), what happens?
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  • the opposition party usually takes over within a short period of time
  • the dominant party comes together and agrees on most issues
  • there is a power struggle between factions inside the dominant party

Question 42

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What interest group is the most powerful in the state of Texas?
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  • Texas Education Association (TEA)
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Texas Association of Business (TAB)
  • AFL-CIO

Question 43

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In the state party organization, this person is responsible for registering voters and getting people to the polls on election day
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  • county chair
  • District Chair
  • precinct chair

Question 44

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If you compare Texas and the south to the rest of the nation, voter turnout is
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  • lower than the rest of the nation
  • about the same as the rest of the nation
  • higher than the rest of the nation

Question 45

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True or false? You can vote in the Democratic primary election, and then vote in the Republican runoff primary election.
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  • T
  • F

Question 46

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Even though the Texas Democrats are the minority party in Texas, they tend to dominate legislative and county elections in
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  • The Rio Grande Valley
  • Large and Urban Areas
  • A&B

Question 47

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If you want to become a party delegate and participate in state party politics, what path would you follow?
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  • precinct to state to district level
  • state to county to precinct level
  • precinct to county to state level

Question 48

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In Texas, third parties like the Libertarians and the Greens must follow the 5% rule. What is that?
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  • they must get 5% of the vote to hold a primary election
  • they must get 5% of the vote to stay on the ballot in the next election
  • they must get 5% of the voters to sign a petition to appear on the ballot

Question 49

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The state of Texas has ____ primary system
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  • Open
  • Closed
  • a non-partisan

Question 50

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Which of the following interest groups is most likely to see public goods from the legislature?
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  • Texas Association of Business (TAB)
  • AFL-CIO (labor)
  • Texas Right to Life (pro-life group)
  • All of the above
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