Tx Govt Ch 13 Quiz

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1

What kinds of taxes are included in the retail prices of the goods and services?

Hidden taxes

2

According to the Davis essay, the slow decrease of support from the state has led many colleges and universities to rely more on

All of the above are true

part-time faculty, increased class sizes, & offering fewer courses

3

An excise or "sin" tax is levied on the sale, manufacture, or use of all of the following except

snacks

4

Declining marginal propensity to consume means

as income increases, spending increases proportionately

5

The State Board of Education does all of the except

makes routine managerial decisions

6

Texas ranked __________ among the 50 states in overall per capita spending.

47th

7

When did the state of Texas initiate the top 10 percent plan?

When the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that race could not be considered in affirmative action admission policies

8

Ad valorem means

according to value

9

Which of the following states does not collect a small percentage of their resident's income than Texas?

Alaska

10

For the 2012-2013 biennium, Texas will receive approximately __________ in federal funds, which represents 30 percent of state revenue.

$71 billion

11

In 1931, Texas adopted a tax on

cigarettes

12

The Texas's ranking of population older than 25 with a high school diploma is

50th

13

Property taxes are the major source of revenue for virtually all of the following governments except

national government

14

Which law "recaptured" property tax revenue from property-wealthy school districts and distributed those in property-poor districts, in an effort to equalize the financing of all districts throughout Texas?

Robin Hood plan

15

The general sales tax yielded what percent of the state's revenue?

24.8 percent

16

Which of the following is not true about recent state budgets?

Demands for state services have decreased over time

17

Which of the following is an example of tax shifting?

All of the above are true

As taxes on businesses rise, businesses raise their prices, Businesses making their taxes consumer taxes, & As property taxes increase, landlords raise rents

18

Which tax may be applied to two major types of property including real property and personal property?

Ad valorem