Government Quiz 14

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Oil and gas currently contribute over half of the state's gross domestic product.

    • B. 

      Oil and gas currently contribute a third of the state's gross domestic product.

    • C. 

      Oil and gas currently contribute a negligible share of the state's gross domestic product

    • D. 

      The significance of oil and gas to the state's economy is steadily diminishing.

    • E. 

      The significance of oil and gas to the state's economy has always been overestimated.

  • 2. 
    If Robert Reich's predicition concerning the globalization of the labor market is correct, the key to creating a prosperous Texas in the twenty-first century will be _________.
    • A. 

      Immigration reform

    • B. 

      Lower taxes

    • C. 

      Government-financed business incentives

    • D. 

      Strong labor unions

    • E. 

      Education

  • 3. 
    The economic environment in Texas __________.
    • A. 

      Has shifted away from agriculture and oil to more diverse manufacturing and high-tech industries

    • B. 

      Primarily relies on oil and banking

    • C. 

      Is noted for continuing an independence from other countries because of its steady income from oil and gas

    • D. 

      Is increasingly becoming more isolated and economically backward

  • 4. 
    The North American Free Trade Agreement is designed to ___________.
    • A. 

      Create a free-trade zone at certain times of the year between Texas and Mexico

    • B. 

      Remove import tariffs and other trade barriers between the United States, Canada, and Mexico

    • C. 

      Create more low-wage jobs in U.S. border counties

    • D. 

      Help the United States import more goods than it exports

  • 5. 
    Environmental concerns in the border region ____________.
    • A. 

      Will require a treaty negotiation

    • B. 

      Are being addressed by the Border Environmental Cooperation

    • C. 

      Will be addressed by new wastewater treatment plants

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 6. 
    The inland port concept that the Free Trade Alliance is promoting is a way to utilize the resources in San Antonio __________.
    • A. 

      To facilitate manufacturing and delivery systems between Mexico and the United States

    • B. 

      To bring businesses together in a trade zone

    • C. 

      To keep the monies and businesses in the United States

    • D. 

      A and B only