Tx Govt Ch 4 Quiz

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1

The Terrell Election Law enabled political party members to

select political party nominees by allowing a direct primaries

2

Organizations that raise and then contribute money to political candidates are known as

political action committees

3

Money spent by political parties on behalf of political candidates, especially for the purposes of increasing voter registration and turnout is called

soft money

4

Which is not a legal voting qualification in Texas?

Being a nonresident of the state

5

Texas' political culture can best be described as

a mix of traditionalistic and individualistic.

6

For a name to be placed on the general-election ballot, a candidate must be either a party nominee or an independent and

win 5 percent of any statewide office

7

Which of the following is not an argument put forward by those opposed to the voter ID law?

It would only an advantage to minorities.

8

Which of the following is not a demographic variable that affects turnout at the polls?

Residency

9

The total number of persons in the United States who are 18 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, military status, felony conviction, or mental state defines

voting age population

10

Which of the following concerning Texas elections is correct?

In presidential elections, as the turnout nationally has declined since 1960, Texas's turnout has actually increased

11

According to the authors, what is the defining characteristic of representative democracies?

Elections

12

Once they register, voters are automatically sent renewals at their address of record by

January 1st in even-numbered years

13

The primary enforcement of regulations of state campaign laws is the responsibility of the

Texas Ethics Commission

14

What year was the Texas Constitution amended to extend the terms (from two years to four years) for the governor and other major administrative officials?

1972

15

Texas requires that all ballots and election materials be printed in other languages in addition to English if

Select one:

counties have at least 5 percent or greater language minority.

16

General elections in Texas are held on the

Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.

17

Which of the following is not part of the new media

Major traditional networks

18

What is it technically called when a person who identifies with one political party opts to vote in the other party's primary to influence its outcome?

Crossover voting