Test Bank For The State of Texas Government, Politics, and Policy 4th Edition By Sherri Mora

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Test Bank For The State of Texas Government, Politics, and Policy 4th Edition By Sherri Mora

Chapter 1: Introduction to Texas History and Politics
Chapter 2: The American Federal System and the Texas State Constitution
Chapter 3: The Texas Legislature
Chapter 4: The Executive Department and the Office of the Governor of Texas
Chapter 5: The Court System in Texas
Chapter 6: The Criminal Justice System in Texas
Chapter 7: Local Governments in Texas
Chapter 8: Public Opinion and the Media in Texas
Chapter 9: Voting and Political Participation in Texas
Chapter 10: Campaigns and Elections in Texas
Chapter 11: Political Parties in Texas
Chapter 12: Interest Groups and Lobbying in Texas
Chapter 13: Public Policy in Texas
Chapter 14: Financing State Government

The State of Texas, 4e (Mora) 

Chapter 2   The American Federal System and the Texas State Constitution

1) The principle of popular sovereignty holds that all power

A) will ultimately be progressively distributed.

B) is distributed by popular vote.

C) is given to the people by divine right.

D) rests with the people.

2) Voters must approve amendments to the Texas constitution. This is an example of the principle of

A) citizen legislatures.

B) social contract theory.

C) popular sovereignty.

D) separation of powers.

3) The notion that all individuals possess inalienable rights and willingly submit to government to protect those rights is embodied in

A) the traditionalistic subculture.

B) social contract theory.

C) the individualistic subculture.

D) popular sovereignty.

4) Which of the following is NOT among the characteristics shared by all state constitutions?

A) the requirement that citizens approve any changes

B) a fear of strong executive authority

C) popular sovereignty

D) separation of powers

5) In the process of the application of checks and balances, which of the following would be the last to happen?

A) The legislature passes legislation which would require all public schools must teach a healthy lifestyle class.

B) The governor issues an executive order respecting the implementation of the new law.

C) The court declares a law unconstitutional.

D) The Texas Education Agency creates a program called “Eating for Life.”

6) Figure 2.3

 

According to Figure 2.3, one check the judicial branch has on the legislative branch is

A) judicial review of statutes.

B) approval of federal judges.

C) power to pardon.

D) overriding of vetoes.

7) Which of the following is NOT a power of the Texas legislature?

A) propose laws

B) oversight of state agencies

C) propose constitutional amendments

D) appoint judges

8) Under the Texas constitution, the power to tax resides with

A) the governor.

B) the legislature.

C) the judiciary.

D) the bureaucracy.

9) The framers of the 1876 Texas constitution adopted a plural executive system in order to

A) make the executive branch the dominant of the three.

B) limit the power of the governor.

C) provide an additional check on the legislative branch.

D) increase oversight of state agencies.

10) Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution contains the ________ clause establishing the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land that no federal or state law may violate.

A) preemptive

B) establishment

C) supremacy

D) primacy

11) Which constitution was the first to govern Anglos in Texas?

A) U.S. Constitution

B) Republic of Mexico’s constitution of 1824

C) Republic of Texas Constitution

D) Reconstruction constitution

12) Which constitution was pejoratively known as the “carpetbagger’s constitution”?

A) U.S. Constitution

B) Republic of Mexico’s constitution

C) Republic of Texas constitution

D) Reconstruction constitution

13) The current Texas Constitution was approved by voters in

A) 1866.

B) 1876.

C) 1886.

D) 1896.

14) Which of the following is an aspect of the 1845 constitution that was adapted from earlier Spanish law?

A) property rights for women

B) limited executive authority

C) the establishment of a state religion

D) the prohibition of slavery

15) The Spanish constitutions contributed what key element to the political climate of Texas?

A) limited government

B) property rights for women

C) decentralization of decision making

D) decreased executive power

16)    TABLE 2.2 Separation of Powers in Texas Government

 

According to Table 2.2, what is one power that the governor of Texas enjoys?

A) line-item veto

B) power to tax

C) power to interpret the law

D) judges’ impeachment power

17) Which of the following is NOT a reason that Texas constitutions have limited government’s authority to act?

A) the traditionalistic/individualistic culture of the state

B) objections to the system imposed by the Reconstruction Constitution

C) longstanding distrust that started while under Mexican rule

D) deep-rooted southern beliefs in centralized government

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