Texas Govt ch. 2 (bad quiz questions)

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1

An elected official in Texas who serves on the county legislative body and is responsible for maintaining county roads in her or his precinct is known as a

county commissioner.

2

There are ____ members of the TX House of Representatives and _______ of the TX Senate.

150 and 31

3

What is the purpose of the Legislative Redistricting Board?

To redraw legislative districts if the legislature fails to do so

4

Who chooses the leader of the Texas House of Representatives?

members of the House of Representatives

5

Which of the following is NOT a feature of the Texas legislature?

Sessions start in January of even-numbered years

6

Which of the following governors' use of power, particularly the police power, led to the restriction of gubernatorial powers in Texas?

Edmond J. Davis

7

Texas operates with a two-year budget.

True

8

Texas is no longer subject to the preclearance requirements of the Voting Rights Act.

False

9

The woman who became governor after teaching school and serving in various public service positions including state treasurer was

Ann Richards

10

The __________ prohibits the Texas Legislature from having a budget deficit.

Texas Constitution

11

Each special session of the Texas Legislature may last up to 60 days

False (30 days)

12

There are currently more Republicans than Democrats in the Texas legislature

True

13

What are the 3 specific perks that Home Rule cities in Texas have that are now available to any other level of government in the state?

Recall, Referendum, Initiative

14

Which of the following statements accurately describes the Texas legislature

Legislators, both members of the House and the Senate, are elected from single-member districts

15

Which Texas Governor holds the distinction of having served in that office the longest

Rick Perry

16

In Texas, cities with populations of 5,000 or less are governed by state law rather than by a locally adopted city charter. Such cities are known as

general law cities

17

If the executive branch of Texas were reorganized into a cabinet system, the Governor's Office would be _______________.

strengthened.

18

Which position presides over the Texas Senate?

Lt. Governor

19

The Speaker of the Texas House is currently

Joe Straus

20

The state official responsible for managing and leasing the state's property, including oil, gas, and mineral interests is the

Commissioner of the General Land Office