Test 1 GOVT 2306 Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 Fall 2017 Version B Answers(1).docx

Test 1 GOVT 2306 Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 Fall 2017 Version B Answers(1).docx

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Government 2306 Test I: Chapters 1, 2, 3, & 4 Version B Print your name, subject, and date in spaces indicated on the SCANTRON FORM NO. 882 Print “B” in the Test No. Space Multiple Choice: Answer all questions. Each question is worth 1 point. Cumulative value of the multiple choice questions is 60 points. 1. The current Texas Constitution creates a governor who a. is very powerful. b. has a great deal of influence over the legislature. c. is very weak. d. is the chief executive of the state. e. is more powerful than the governors of most other states. 2. Popular sovereignty manifests itself in Texas in the following way: a. taxation. b. election of citizens to state offices. c. the existence of public education. d. the development of a vital oil economy. 3. This constitution marked the era in which Texas was an independent republic. a. 1876 b. 1915 c. 1866 d. 1836 4. In what year was the Texas State Constitution amended to guarantee equality regardless of “sex, race, color, creed or national origin”? a. 1836 b. 1972 c. 1955 d. 1928 5. All of these offices are part of the plural executive EXCEPT a. land commissioner. b. governor. c. Speaker of the House. d. comptroller. 6. Where the U.S. Constitution is ______ and ______, the Texas Constitution is ______ and ______. a. long and detailed; brief and flexible b. brief and flexible; long and detailed c. brief and rigid; brief and detailed d. long and rigid; brief and flexible 7. Which racial group is overrepresented in the Texas Legislature? a. Native Americans b. Hispanics c. Asian Americans d. White, Euro-Americans 8. The Texas Legislature meets: a. every year for 140 days. b. every odd year for 140 days. c. every even year for 200 days. d. every year for 200 days.
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9. Evidence suggests that ________ tend to increase the number of women elected to state legislatures. a. multimember districts (MMD) b. single-member districts c. rival districts d. county districts 10. Single Member Districts are more likely to increase the representation of: a. women. b. ethnic and racial minorities. 11. A state legislature that that meets annually for at least 9 months is a: a. citizen legislature. b. professional legislature. c. hybrid legislature. d. civic legislature. 12. Which of the following is a basic characteristic of the Texas Legislature? a. It is the only unicameral legislature in the United States. b. It meets for one regular session each year. c. The governor may call special sessions of the legislature. d. The size of legislative districts varies according to county population. 13. The theory of representation that holds that elected officials are agents of the majority who elected them to office and thus they should carry out, to the extent possible, the wishes of the majority is the _________ model. a. delegate b. trustee c. politico d. agent e. popular sovereignty 14. Texas legislative elections in the general cycle choose a plurality winner. What is required to win?
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