Government Quiz 8

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Government Quiz 8


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  • 1. 
    The Office of General Counsel and the Office of Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Industries are both part of the _______.
    • A. 

      Policy Council

    • B. 

      Office of Budget and Planning

    • C. 

      Office of the Governor

    • D. 

      Commerce Department

    • E. 

      Legislative Budget Board

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Politically liberal

    • B. 

      Wealthy

    • C. 

      Protestant

    • D. 

      Involved in civic affairs

    • E. 

      Male

  • 3. 
    The gubernatorial office in Texas is ofen described as a "paper tiger" because ______________
    • A. 

      The Texas Constitution was written to limit the governor's formal powers

    • B. 

      Some see the office as a osition of symbols without real teeth

    • C. 

      The governor's range of appointments and role in the budget process is limited

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Opportunities for the governor to be chief policy maker include the fact that the governor ____________-
    • A. 

      Is the most visible officeholder

    • B. 

      Has a strong veto power

    • C. 

      If politically skillful, can utilize the media for public relations

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Governor Clements had difficulties in his first term in office because
    • A. 

      He had to work with a legislature that was dominated by the opposite political party

    • B. 

      His leadership style reflected his business background

    • C. 

      He was not familiar with legislative procedures

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    A leadership tool that Governor Clements fund especially helpful was the ____________.
    • A. 

      Removal power

    • B. 

      Veto power

    • C. 

      Power to call special sessions

    • D. 

      Media power

  • 7. 
    An advantage thaat governor Richards had over Governor Clements was her ability to __________________
    • A. 

      Communicate to the legislature and through the media with a sense of humor.

    • B. 

      Influence policy makers with her boardroom background

    • C. 

      Use the experience she had gained while serving in the legislature

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 8. 
    Governor Richards was successful in the policy areas of _____
    • A. 

      Instituting an alcohol and drug treatment program

    • B. 

      Encouraging legislators to propose an amendment to approve of a lottery

    • C. 

      Negotiating school finance reforms

    • D. 

      A and B only

  • 9. 
    Governor Bush quickly earned a reputation for being the first governor to _________
    • A. 

      Appoint minorities to positions of power

    • B. 

      Be a nonpartisan problem solver

    • C. 

      Be a strong party leader and an ideologue

    • D. 

      Be a figurehead