Test 3 - UTSA POL 1133, Texas Politics Test #3; (Texas...

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1) The Texas Legislature meets how often and for how long? a) Every year, all year long a) Every year for six months b) Every other year for two months c) Every other year for 140 days d) Twice per year, four months each time 2) How many members are in the Texas House of Representatives? a) 435 b) 100 c) 150 d) 31 e) 50 3) How long is the term of office for Texas Representatives? a) 1 year b) 2 years c) 4 years d) 6 years e) None of these 4) How many members are in the Texas Senate? a) 31 b) 50 c) 100 d) 435 e) 150 5) How long is the term of office for Texas Senators? a) 2 years b) 4 years ^^half are sent out for election every 2 years c) 6 years d) Appointed for life e) None of these 6) The Texas legislature is ‘bicameral’, like the US congress, meaning what? a) Democratic b) Two houses or chambers c) Unilateral d) Meets every year e) Representative 1
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7) Most of the work of the legislature is done and most of the proposed bills are killed? a) On the floor b) In general debate c) In committee ^^about 90% are either killed or re-worked d) In the senate e) In the house 8) Texas elects representatives from ‘single member, winner takes all’ geographical areas called? a) Gerrymandering b) Districts c) Council areas d) Sections e) Counties 9) How often are lines of these election areas (in # 8 above) normally redrawn? a) Every year b) Every 2 years c) Every 4 years d) Every 10 years e) Never 10) Who is the presiding officer of the Texas House of Representatives? a) The governor b) Speaker of the house c) Lt. Governor d) The Majority Leader e) The President 11) Who is the presiding officer of the Texas Senate? a) Speaker of the house b) The governor c) Lt. Governor d) Majority Leader e) Majority Whip 12) Presiding officers in the Texas legislature are very powerful; what are among their powers? a) Appoint committee chairmen b) Assign members to committees c) Schedule bills for the floor discussion d) Call legislature into special session ^^only the Governor can do that 13) Who selects the presiding officer of the House of Representatives? a) We the people b) The Governor c) Lt. Governor d) Members of House of Representatives e) The Senate 2
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14) How do campaign costs for elections in Texas compare with other states? a) Usually much less in Texas b) About the same c) Generally much more in Texas d) More for governor, less for others e) Federal campaign laws now make all the same 15) Drawing election district lines so as to create an advantage for some group is called? a)
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Test 3 - UTSA POL 1133, Texas Politics Test #3; (Texas...

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