Tx Govt Ch 5 Quiz

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1

All of the following are part of the state's Democratic Party's platform except

they believe the federal government should not change the No Child Left Behind program

2

_________________ are supporters of the Republican Party, who are concerned with such issues as family, religion, abortion, gay rights, and community morals

Evangelical Christians

3

Which of the following statements is not true of liberals?

They possess a more pessimistic view of human nature than conservatives

4

The precinct convention is open to individuals who

voted earlier in the day in that party's primary

5

Liberals in the Texas Democratic Party consist of groups who have supported the national party ticket and its presidents except

George Bush

6

The rejuvenation of the Republican Party in Texas came in 1961 when ______ was elected to the U.S. Senate.

John Tower

7

Which of the following do Conservatives not believe in?

They support government programs that involve redistribution of wealth

8

Political parties in Texas select delegates to the national nominating convention using both the primary and the caucus system. This process is known as

Texas Two-Step

9

In recent presidential elections, Texas has

consistently supported the Republican nominee

10

A group of conservative Republicans that formed in opposition to President Obama's health care initiative is

Tea Party

11

Which of the following is not a strength area for Texas Republicans?

South and South Central Texas

12

If contending party factions in a precinct are evenly divided, a walkout is possible if one side or the other looses a key vote and claims that a grave injustice was done. Such a group will conduct its own convention called a

rump convention

13

Liberals in the Texas Democratic party consists of all of the following groups except

large farmers and rancher

14

Since 1998, the GOP achieved their most impressive gains

All of the above are true

(with Republicans sweeping every state-wide office, by reelecting Governor George Bush, by succeeding in the redistricting of Texas' congressional delegation in 2004)

15

__________ is the philosophy that ideas should be judged on the basis of their practical results rather than on an ideological basis.

Pragmatism

16

The success of conservative Democrats competing in the party primary was not because

they represent education interests

17

In Texas, third party candidates must receive what percentage of the vote to get on the ballot?

Five percent