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Government 2306 Midterm
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Migration patterns and population mobility can influence a state's political culture.
Political culture reflects the values people have and attitudes towards government.
In Texas environmental groups tend to be more powerful than business groups.
Federal directives imposed on states is called coercive federalism.
Which amendment gave women the right to vote?
Powers shared by the national and state governments are concurrent powers.
Higher education and income levels are positively associated with likelihood to vote.
Party primaries in Texas are held in
Positive side effects of interest group activity include political participation and mobilization and the education of group members.
In Texas, the Democratic, Republican and the Libertarian parties nominate their candidates by direct primary.
Interest groups engage in electioneering by nominating candidates for office.
The commerce clause is an enumerated power in the U.S. Constitution.
When registering, lobbyists are required to report
who they lobby for and the policy areas of their concern.
Socializing is seen as a good investment for interest groups because it can lead to access to public officials.
The participation paradox suggests that people vote even though a single vote rarely determines the outcome of an election.
The purposes of categorical grants are determined by the national government.
Political parties simplify issues and mobilize voters to participate in elections.
Which of the following describes a situation characterized by more ticket splitters and independent voters?
a. party realignment
b. party dealignment
c. party loyalty
d. partisan identification
With which Texas constitution did Texas join the Confederate States?
The white primary permitted African Americans and Mexican Americans to vote in the Democratic primary but not the general election.
Astroturf lobbying gives the impression of very limited public support for issues.
The Republican Party was the dominant party in Texas until the 1960s.
The 10th Amendment grants powers to the states that are not reserved for the national government or withheld from the states.
Which of the following is not an example of new media?
Texas has a long ballot (many independently elected state officials).
The supremacy clause states that the U.S. Constitution and national laws and treaties supercede state and local laws.
Which of the following models of federalism stresses the sovereignty of the national and state governments within their own areas of influence? (layer cake model)
The federal government must fund all mandates it imposes on state and local governments.
According to Figure 1.3 in the textbook, the Latino Texans population has declined since 1990 and is expected to continue to decline.
With the majority rule requirement, a candidate must only be the top vote-getter in the election; the candidate does not have to receive over 50% of the votes cast.
Which political subculture sees government as furthering private enterprise with only minimal involvement in the lives of people?
In terms of political ideology, Texas is more conservative than liberal.
Texas state judges are elected in partisan elections.
There are less than 100 amendments to the current Texas Constitution.
The Texas legislature currently meets in regular session every year for nine months.
A direct primary is a nominating election.
In Texas a general election is held every other year in November.
The Great Depression of the 1930s expanded the use of categorical grants.
The party-column ballot allows for straight-ticket voting.
D.W. Meinig characterizes Texas as a state with a unified, rather than diversified, culture.
The plural executive feature of the Texas Constitution requires the governor to appoint all statewide officials.
A mass alliance of like-minded groups and individuals seeking broad changes in the direction of government policies is a(n).
Under the 1869 Texas Constitution, the governor's powers were limited.
Under the 1869 Texas Constitution states taxes were reduced and state spending was limited.
An ideology is a pattern of political beliefs.
Soft money is raised and spent by candidates for office.
A closed primary is open only to members of a political party.
Conservatives, rather than liberals, tend to favor government activism when it comes to the economy.
According to Daniel Elazar, Texas best fits which political culture description?
Enumerated powers are implied rather than spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.
A person must be at least 21 in order to vote in Texas.
All Texas voters can vote by mail.
Two positive side effects of interest groups are that they educate group members and members share information.
Agriculture, business and labor interest groups are classified as
Amendments to the Texas Constitution must be proposed by both houses of the Texas legislature.
VAP stands for voting age population.
Under the 1869 Texas Constitution local government had more authority than state government.
The Texas chief election officer is the
secretary of state
Which of the following forms of government gives more power to the national government?
Block grants have fewer restrictions than categorical grants.
Interest groups lobby the executive branch in order to influence rules and regulations that apply to laws relevant to the groups.
The necessary and proper clause limits the powers of Congress.
Two features of the U.S. political party system are centralization and multi-parties.
Which of the following voter restrictions was not used in Texas?
a. literacy test
b. property ownership
c. long residence requirement
d. poll tax
Federal mandates are supported by those who believe that there are national priorities that should be applied to all state and local governments.
Interest groups may file lawsuits to delay the implementation of a law.
In Texas a person must be registered 60 days before an election in order to vote in that election.
A working coalition among administrative agencies, clientele interest groups, and legislative committees that share common interests is a(n)
Texas legislative salary increases must be approved by the voters.
Groups pursuing social equality and economic goals are classified as mixed interest groups.
Who served as Texas governor under the 1869 Texas Constitution?
The Texas political culture is associated with high voter turnout.
With which Texas constitution was Texas readmitted into the United States?
Which Texas constitution established the Republic of Texas?
Issue groups usually prefer to influence public officials before an issue becomes public.
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