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Texas Government 2306- Chapter 2 Quiz
For a Texas Government political science class.
Terms in this set (20)
Q: When introducing the chapter on the Texas Constitution, the authors describe the majority view of Texans as
A: wanting a fiscally restrained and unobtrusive government.
Q: In creating a federal system, the founders of the U.S. Constitution were agreeing to
a compromise between a confederacy and a unitary form of government.
Q: Where ______ federalism addresses the relationship between the national government and the state governments, ______ federalism addresses the relationship between the state government level.
A: vertical; horizontal
Q: Which of the following statements is false?
A: The members of the legislature set their own salaries.
Q: The Texas executive branch is called a plural executive because
A: the governor shares power with several other officials who are elected separately.
Q: All members of the Texas judiciary are
Q: The Texas Constitution is criticized for
A: containing too many specific policy restrictions.
Q: According to your text, the winners under the current constitutional rules tend to be
A: big-business interests.
Q: A mechanism that allows voters to gather signatures on a petition in order to place statutes or constitutional amendments on a ballot is
A: an initiative.
Q: According to your text, the ______ and the _____ generate opposing views of the division of powers between the federal and state governments.
A: supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution; Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Q: All of the following help to define federalism except
A: checks and balances contained in the U.S. Constitution.
Q: Federalism has always generated a great deal of controversy because
A: the actual distribution of powers is not clear in the U.S. Constitution.
Q: According to the text, the most prominent feature of the current Texas Constitution is
A: distrust of government.
Q: A major consequence of the Texas constitutional provisions for a short, biennial legislature with low salaries is
A: the legislature is dominated by people who work for or own businesses that do business with the state or are regulated by the state.
Q: The authors of the text conclude that the Texas Constitution is
A: badly outdated and should be replaced.
Q: States generally prefer that the federal government provide them money in the form of block grants because they
A: provide the most flexibility in how the money may be used.
Q: According to the U.S. Constitution
the federal constitution supersedes all other law and state constitutions.
Q: All of the following descriptions of power under federalism are correct except
the power to coin money is a concurrent power
Q: All of the following statements are true concerning the annexation of Texas by the United States except
A: Texas retained the right to secede from the Union when it was annexed.
Q: With one exception, Texas's constitutions have tended to reflect Texans'
opposition to strong government.
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