TX GOVT Ch. 1

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A belief that government is designed to promote the public good describes the _________ political culture.
a. Traditionalistic
b. Moralistic
c. Individualistic
d. Provincialistic
e. Constitutionalistic
b. Moralistic
Throughout its history, business interests have dominated Texan political culture.
a. True
b. False
a. True
People of Hispanic origin make up over 30 percent of the population of Texas today.
a. True
b. False
a. True
Approximately what percentage of the current population of Texas is Hispanic?
a. 10%
b. 35%
c. 45%
d. 50%
e. 65%
b. 35%
The regulation of oil and energy in Texas is performed by
a. The Texas Railroad Commission.
b. The Texas Department of Oil and Gas.
c. The governor of Texas.
d. ExxonMobil.
e. Hardly anyone; there is little if any regulation of the Texas oil and energy industry.
a. The Texas Railroad Commission.
Which city in Texas currently has the largest population?
a. San Antonio
b. Dallas
c. Houston
d. El Paso
e. Austin
c. Houston
In 1944, the Supreme Court case Smith v. Allwright ended
a. School segregation
b. Poll taxes
c. White primaries
d. Black codes
e. All Jim Crow laws
c. White primaries
NAFTA established
a. Free trade between North and Central America.
b. Free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
c. Free trade between Texas and Mexico.
d. A more liberalized immigration policy.
e. Free trade between the United States and China.
b. Free trade between Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
Which racial or ethnic group in Texas is concentrated in East Texas?
a. Hispanics
b. German Americans
c. African Americans
d. Asian Americans
e. Caucasian Americans
c. African Americans
Oil was the primary industry in Texas during the nineteenth century.
a. True
b. False
b. False
Political culture is a term used to describe
a. The level of education and learning in a particular state.
b. The degree of public support for the arts.
c. The broadly shared values and beliefs about the government.
d. The amount of partisan bickering in a state.
e. How liberal or conservative a state is.
c. The broadly shared values and beliefs about the government.
Which of the following is the best description of Texas political culture?
a. Texas currently resembles the U.S. West more than the South in terms of its political culture.
b. Texans have a moralistic political culture.
c. The political culture of Texas has been dominated by Hispanic immigration.
d. Texas has multiple political cultures within its borders.
e. Texas has a traditionalistic-moralistic political culture.
d. Texas has multiple political cultures within its borders.
Houston is found in the Texas
a. Interior lowlands.
b. Great Plains.
c. Basin and Range Province.
d. Gulf Coastal Plains.
e. Panhandle.
d. Gulf Coastal Plains.
What was Stephen F. Austin’s role in the development of Texas?
a. He established the first free-range cattle ranch.
b. He worked with the Spanish government to bring American settlers into Texas.
c. He was an important early oil entrepreneur.
d. He designed the city that bears his name.
e. He was one of Texas’s most successful cattle barons.
b. He worked with the Spanish government to bring American settlers into Texas.
The term creative destruction refers to the process by which
a. Governments must occasionally overtax certain businesses that are no longer performing well.
b. The capitalist system undergoes periodic waves of transformation caused by new technologies.
c. A state’s political culture undergoes occasional changes as a result of demographic upheavals.
d. Governments replace one constitutional system with another.
e. Power shifts from one political party to another.
b. The capitalist system undergoes periodic waves of transformation caused by new technologies.
What year was the NAFTA agreement signed?
a. 1972
b. 1982
c. 1988
d. 1992
e. 2002
d. 1992
Which two Texas metropolitan areas are national centers for the high-tech industry?
a. Lubbock and Midland
b. Houston and El Paso
c. Dallas and Austin
d. San Antonio and Waco
e. Houston and San Antonio
c. Dallas and Austin
Big Bend is found in what region of Texas?
a. Interior lowlands
b. Basin and Range Province
c. Gulf Coastal Plains
d. Great Plains
e. Panhandle
b. Basin and Range Province
Which of the following has traditionally dominated the political culture of Texas?
a. Labor unions
b. Business interests
c. Environmentalist groups
d. The Catholic Church
e. Lawyers
b. Business interests
Which statement regarding urbanization in Texas is incorrect?
a. More than 85 percent of Texans now live in urban areas.
b. Historically, Texas urbanization depended on the spread of the railroads.
c. The origins of cities in Texas are found in Native American civilizations.
d. Urban development started in east Texas and spread west.
e. In the 1850s, only about 4% of Texans lived in urban areas.
c. The origins of cities in Texas are found in Native American civilizations.

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