90 notecards = 23 pages (4 cards per page)
A regressive tax system means that:
What is central to the cowboy myth in Texas?
What is one of the alternative non-Anglo experiences being incorporated into Texas culture?
What is one of the features of the individualistic subculture?
One of the features of the moralistic subculture is that:
One of the features of the traditionalistic subculture is that:
Which of the following subculture combinations has most influenced Texas history and politics?
It is projected that by 2030 a majority of the state's population will be:
Which of the following statements concerning the population groups in Texas is true?
One of the explanations for the conservative political culture in Texas is the:
Which of the following is true bout population growth in Texas?
The Texas Urban Triangle is composed of the area anchored by:
Which of the following statements concerning wealth and income distribution is true?
All of the following are true about Texas's geography EXCEPT that:
What was one of the factors that sent Texas's economy into recession in the 1980s?
In contrast to the US Constitution, the Texas Constitution:
What is one feature of the Constitution of Coahuila y Tejas that continues to influence Texas today?
All of the following influenced the move for an independent republic EXCEPT the:
What did the Constitution of the Republic of Texas do?
The one feature of the Constitution of the Republic that is not found in the current state constitution is:
Texas drafted and ratified the Constitution of 1845 because it:
Under the Civil War Constitution:
What happened after the Civil War?
All of the following can be said about the drafting and ratification of the Constitution of 1876 EXCEPT that:
What does the current constitution call for?
All of the following are weaknesses of the Constitution of 1876 EXCEPT that:
The Constitution of 1876:
Which of the following is true about an amendment to the Texas Constitution?
All of the following are reasons the Constitutional Convention of 1974 failed EXCEPT that:
What can be said about the modern amendment process?
Which of the following is a system of governmental relations in which both the state and the national governments derive their authority directly from the people?
The basis for the relationship between state and local governments is the:
Which constitutional clause suggests that federal law prevails over the powers of the state when there is a conflict?
Which constitutional clause ensures that official governmental actions of one state are accepted by other states?
The powers of the states under the US Constitution are protected by which the constitutional principle?
Which model of federalism argues that policy arenas and political relationships cut across all levels of government?
The era of cooperative federalism began because of the:
In which era were categorical grants-in-aid the primary vehicle for providing federal funds for public programs?
President Richard Nixon attempted to decentralize federal programs through the use of:
Which of the following is an example of "big government conservatism", in which the federal government is used to achieve a social and economic agenda?
When analyzing the impact of federalism on state finances, we can say that Texas:
Which of the following has the primary responsibility to lobby the federal government for an additional federal dollars?
Which of the following reduced tariffs among the United States, Mexico, and Canada?
All of the following are major concerns about US- Mexico border relations under the North American Free Trade Agreement EXCEPT:
Which program made it possible for temporary workers from Mexico to enter the United States to work?
An interest group:
Why do we see evidence of a class bias in the interest group system in Texas?
According to the pluralist theory of politics:
According to the elitist theory of politics:
One argument for the pluralist theory of interest groups in Texas is the:
Which of the following is the key factor in strengthening an interest group's power and influence?
Which of the following statements best describes big business interests in Texas?
Lobbying for change in public elementary and secondary education is complicated by he fact that:
All of the following are public interest groups EXCEPT:
Which of the following is a minority interest group?
The Texas Freedom Network:
What can be said about political action committees in Texas?
The most important and influential phase of the direct lobbying process takes place:
Interest groups contribute money to political candidates to:
All of the following are criteria the media use to select which political events and subjects to cover EXCEPT that the story:
The ability of conservative activists to minimize the influence of the media in the 2011 debate over the budget is an example of failed:
What does covering the "horse race" refer to?
When thinking about the role of television in election campaigns, we can say that:
Which of the following statements is NOT true about media coverage of recent gubernatorial campaigns in Texas?
Which act requires a governmental body to post advance notices of all its meetings?
Which act allows the state attorney general's office to decide disputes over whether specific governmental records can be kept confidential?
One reason that the governmental bodies can hold closed-door meetings is to:
When it comes to media bias, we can say that:
The news media in Texas began to challenge the political and business establishment with the:
Because of the consolidation of media ownership across the the country:
What does research about Americans' consumption of news find?
What can we say about the Capitol press corps in recent years?
Which of the following is the best example of spin?
When it comes to the problem of ignorance of public affairs, we can say that:
What is a political party?
Raza Unida became became a major force as a third party because:
Why has the Libertarian Party been successful in recent years?
What is one reason why Texas has a two-party system?
Political parties increase accountability of elected officials to the people by:
Which of the following is TRUE about the function of political parties to organize and manage government in recent years?
Democratic Party dominance over Texas politics can be traced to:
What is one of the arguments of the "class politics" thesis of Democratic Party dominance?
Factionalism in the Democratic Party in Texas:
Who were the "Shivercrats"?
All of the following are factors contributing to the rise of a two-party system in Texas EXCEPT:
Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning the extent of Republican Party dominance in Texas today?
Which of the following is TRUE about the partisan alignment of Texas voters?
Which of the following statements is TRUE about the party organization in Texas?