Tx Govt Ch 7 Quiz

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1

Which group is underrepresented in the legislature relative to their percentages in the general population?

All of the above are true

(Females, Hispanics & Asians)

2

Which of the following is not a formal qualification to become a member of the Texas House of Representatives?

Having lived in Texas for five years prior to being elected

3

To win a senate seat in the Texas Legislature, one must raise an average of

$656,908

4

When the people in legislative districts elect representatives that "look like" the people they represent, the legislature is said to achieve __________ representation

descriptive

5

What has been the response whenever the legislature considers increasing appropriations to hire competent staff for individual legislators?

Both the general public and special interests voice strong opposition

6

Which of the following is not a formal qualification to become a state senator in Texas?

Having lived in the state for five years, as well as five years in the district in which he or she seeks election

7

During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session

there were two Asian-American members serving in the Texas Legislature

8

Which statement about females in the Texas House of Representatives is correct?

Women have a higher percentage of representation in the House than in the Senate

9

By law legislative districts can deviate plus or minus ________ percent from the mean to be drawn as evenly as possible.

5

10

During the 83rd Legislative session, __________ of the Texas House were Latino?

20 percent