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POLS 2306 Unit 5
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Sterling C. Robertson signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, but not the Constitution.
Which news outlet fondly referred to Barbara Jordan as the "First black woman everything?"
the Washington Post
The reason Robert Duncan might be familiar to Texas Tech students is because he serves as the university's _____.
Robert Duncan was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in _____.
Robert Duncan won his state Senate seat in a special election.
Downsides of the Trustee Model include _____.
removal of representative from individuals in the district
In the Delegate Model of representation, _____.
a representative acts as an instructed delegate for every issue
Downsides of the Delegate Model include _____.
difficulty responding to desires of constituents due to lack of communication
The Iraq War is an example of the Delegate Model.
In the Trustee Model of representation, _____.
a representative acts independently for the common good
Who among the following is the leader of the Texas Senate?
The Lieutenant Governor
The leader of the Texas House of Representatives is the _____, and he or she has a team of helpers who assign members to committees and direct bills to the proper committees for consideration.
Speaker of the House
The process by which a bill becomes a law includes the potential for amendments, additions, changes, and blockages to the bill at many stages along the way. These stages are known in political science as _____.
Which of the following is a reason why voters in Texas may have a tough time using party ID to support the kinds of policies they want?
Party IDs are not as useful for voters in Texas because the majority party does not always have a clear, unified agenda and many questions do not always break along party lines.
The leaders of the Texas legislature have more power in governing Texas than do the leaders of Congress in governing the United States. This is because _____.
the Texas legislature has imprecise and often overlapping committee jurisdictions that allow leaders to choose among committees
Which of the following is NOT an indicator that Texas's legislature is more of an amateur legislature?
Texas legislators spend a great deal of time understanding intricacies of each bill.
With little time devoted to being a politician, amateur legislators rely on _____ to provide information on bills and regulations.
There are large differences in legislative effectiveness between amateur and professional legislatures.
Professional legislatures tend to have _____ diversity, while amateur legislatures tend to have _____ diversity.
more racial/ethnic; more gender
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of special interest groups mentioned in the lesson?
Special interests don't care about the success of a law.
If you want your representatives to behave as _____, you need to tell them what you think.
Many of the laws and regulations that affect your daily life are passed at the _____ level.
Each state in the United States has a number of senators equal to _____.
Your state senator and state representative represent you as part of a _____ community than national officials.
Your U.S. Representative represents _____.
your home district
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