Tx Govt Ch 10 Quiz

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1

Why did the Trans-Texas Corridor scheme cause a public uproar in the state of Texas?

It caused a public uproar because the state proposed using powers of eminent domain

2

Bureaucrats use __________ to interpret the meaning of an administrative law

administrative review

3

A system that gives elected officials considerable discretion in employment and promotion decisions is called

a spoils system

4

Which statement about board and commission members is correct?

All of these may be correct, depending on the board or commission

They are appointed by the governor with approval by the senate, They are automatically assigned due to other positions they hold, & They are chosen in partisan elections)

5

Which statement about Texas's executive branch is incorrect?

Elected officials are directly responsible to the governor

6

_________ are most concerned with the laws and policies being administered by a government agency.

Clientele interest groups

7

By executive order, Governor Rick Perry directed the __________ to serve as his liaison for Texas border and Mexican affairs.

secretary of state

8

The executive branch of government can be grouped according to the following offices except

tenure administrator

9

Texas has a plural executive, which means that

the governor shares executive power with several other independently elected executives and boards

10

The principle of legislative accountability has been implemented by all of the following except

redistricting board

11

The Texas Railroad Commission is responsible for all of the following except

interstate railroad transportation

12

The governor can influence and shape agency programs and success through

All of the above are true.

appointments to policy-making boards and commissions, the item veto, & the veto power.

13

Which of the following is an appointed state official?

Adjutant general

14

A system that allows the chief executive to appoint and remove top-level administrators, thereby giving the chief executive more control over the administration is called

cabinet system

15

__________ makes recommendations as to the alteration, termination, or continuation of about 130 state boards, commissions, and agencies

The Sunset Advisory Commission

16

The revenues from the management of public lands are dedicated to the Permanent School Fund, which benefit

public schools

17

The principle of legislative accountability has been implemented by all of the following except

redistricting board

18

The comptroller is elected to a

four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms that may be served

19

The commissioner of the General Land Office is elected to a

term of four years