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Chapter 10 Quiz – Texas Government GOVT-2306

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Question 1 (2 points) What is the level of popularity of the commissioner system of city government in Texas today? Question 1 options: • It is the most popular form of city government in Texas. • No city in Texas today has a pure commissioner system, but a handful claim a variation of the system. • While less popular than the mayor-council system, over 100 cities in Texas today use the commissioner style. • Commissioner systems have never been used in Texas. • About half the cities in Texas use a pure commissioner form of government.
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No city in Texas today has a pure commissioner system, but a handful claim a variation of the system.
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Question 2 (2 points) A nonschool special district includes everything EXCEPT Question 2 options: • Utility districts. • Economic development corporations. • School districts. • Hospital districts. • Fire prevention districts.
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School districts.
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Question 3 (2 points) What is the main difference between a special district and a county? Question 3 options: • A special district provides only one specific service within a geographic region. • A county is formed in terms of population density, while a special district is created geographically. • Special districts are controlled by incorporated cities, unlike county government. • Special districts are created by municipalities, while counties are created by the state. • There are no major differences.
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A special district provides only one specific service within a geographic region.
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Question 4 (2 points) One problem with special districts is that sometimes local government officials work in relative obscurity, avoiding media and public scrutiny. Question 4 options: • True • False
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True
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Question 5 (2 points) In large Texas counties, the ________ prepares the county budget. Question 5 options: • Sheriff • Constable • Auditor • Clerk • Tax assessor-collector
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Auditor
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Question 6 (2 points) Each county in Texas is required by the state constitution to have approximately the same number of residents. Question 6 options: • False • True
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False
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Question 7 (2 points) ________ is a unit of local government that performs a single service in a limited geographic area. Question 7 options: • A special district • The county government • The local government • A single-member district • The state government
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A special district
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Question 8 (2 points) All county officials in Texas are appointed by the governor and serve two-year terms. Question 8 options: • False • True
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False
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Question 9 (2 points) Which of the following is NOT a function of county government in Texas? Question 9 options: • Supervising road and bridge maintenance • Administering water districts • Setting a county’s tax rates • Maintaining the county jail • County law enforcement
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Administering water districts
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Question 10 (2 points) The strong mayor form of government was created as a response to the 1900 Galveston hurricane disaster. Question 10 options: • False • True
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False