Quiz 26 - 1 Why are Texas counties important Student...

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1. Why are Texas counties important? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. They act as a legislative body, making most of the local laws. 2. They create and regulate cities. 3. They provide the main form of government in rural areas. 4. all of the above Score: 1/1 2. In Texas, what is the name of the officer who presides over the county commissioners’ court? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. executive commissioner 2. county judge 3. justice of the peace 4. sheriff Score: 1/1 3. Which of the following statements about counties in Texas is incorrect?
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Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. There are over 250 counties in Texas. 2. All counties have approximately the same number of people. 3. Each county has four county commissioners. 4. Counties are an administrative arm of the state government. Score: 1/1 4. In the case Avery v. Midland County, the United States Supreme Court held that Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. the practice of hanging was in violation of the Eighth Amendment. 2. the principle of “one person, one vote” applied to county commissioners’ courts. 3. educational spending levels had to be roughly the same throughout the state. 4. special districts had to be approved by the voters. Score: 1/1 5.
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Which of the following is not a function of county government in Texas? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. administering water districts 2. setting a county’s tax rates 3. supervising road and bridge maintenance 4. maintaining the county jail Score: 1/1 6. What is a key problem with counties in Texas? Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. Too often the county seats cannot be reached in a day’s drive. 2. They have not been given adequate lawmaking powers by the legislature. 3. County laws were made in the nineteenth century, making them too old-fashioned. 4. Many of them are too small and underpopulated to function well. Score: 0/1 7.
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The job of serving legal papers at the precinct level of a county goes to the _____. Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. sheriff 2. constable 3. district judge 4. assistant district attorney Score: 1/1 8. The chief law enforcement officer in county governments is the Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. constable. 2. sheriff. 3. city police chief. 4. justice of the peace. Score: 1/1 9. All of the following are functions of county government, except Student Response Correct Answer Feedback 1. law enforcement. 2. record keeping. 3. flood control. 4. bridge and road construction.
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Score: 1/1 10. The most important social service provided by counties is
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course GOVT 2302 taught by Professor Casey,walter during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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