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Chapter 4 Review
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In 2014, ________ was elected governor of Texas and is still currently serving.
Which executive-level officer collects taxes and invests state funds?
Comptroller of Public Accounts
The Framers of the 1876 Texas constitution adopted a plural executive system in order to
limit the power of the governor
Which of the following is NOT among the formal qualifications for the office of governor in Texas?
T or F: Prior to being elected Governor, Greg Abbott had never held any other elected position.
The governor of Texas's salary is ________ per year.
T or F: Texas was one of the first States to elect a female governor.
T or F: Texas is one of 9 states that allows for the recall of a Governor.
Impeachment charges are brought by the _______________ and the trial and possible removal is held in the _______________.
All the following are responsibilities of the Attorney General of Texas, EXCEPT
Prosecution of criminal matters
T or F: In Texas, every two years, a State Treasurer is elected to assist the Comptroller in managing state funds.
The Commissioner of the General Land office is responsible for all of the following except:
Regulation of oil, gas and energy industry
Today, the Land Commissioner manages more than ______ million acres of land owned by the State.
Which executive-level office serves as legal counsel to the governor, the legislature, and state agencies?
T or F: The Sunset Advisory Commission determines whether agency, boards and commissions will remain operating as is; redefine the role of; or sunset and transfer functions to another entity.
The Secretary of State
Is appointed by the governor for a 4 year term.
T or F: Members of the Railroad Commission are appointed by the Governor.
The Railroad Commission consist of _______ members who serve ______ year terms.
Which of the following is in charge of certifying meat scales and properly calibrated gas pumps?
Which executive-level officer administers state-owned land and protects the environmental quality of coastal lands?
commissioner of the General Land Office
The State Board of Education is made up of 15 members who are
elected to represent a district.
There are some _______ state employees in the Attorney General's office.
The Texas Land Commissioner is in charge of managing all of the following, EXCEPT
Regulation of oil and gas industry.
T or F: The Governor of Texas has the power to grant unlimited pardons.
Why is it very difficult to hold a specific person in Texas government responsible for anything?
Government is fragmented and policy responsibility is divided.
The chief record keeper and election official for the state of Texas is the
secretary of state.
Which state government sector has the largest number of employees?
The Texas legislature can override the governor's general veto with a ________ vote in each house.
The Texas governor gains strength from his or her ability to
be continually reelected.
T or F: In the 2018 gubernatorial election, Greg Abbott received 70% of the vote.
Appointments made by the governor must be approved by _____ .
2/3 vote in the Senate
When a governor coordinates activities with other state governments, he or she is fulfilling the role of
When a governor acts as head of his or her political party, he or she is fulfilling the role of
Which of the following is not a role/power of the Governor:
Determine the biennial income
When a governor has and pursues an active policy agenda, he or she is fulfilling the role of
Who was the first Texas governor to be elected to three consecutive four-year terms?
The power of the Texas governor to remove government officials is
By recommending policy initiatives to state legislators and coordinating with state agencies that administer programs and implement policies, the governor is demonstrating his or her role as
Which of the following is not true regarding former Governor Rick Perry?
He came from a well known, wealthy family.
Based on the informal qualifications for office, which of the following types of individuals would be most successful in a Texas gubernatorial race?
a member of a wealth family
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