Exam III Review Part II

18 Questions | Total Attempts: 112

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Election Quizzes & Trivia

This is a continuation of the review for exam III.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How often does the US attempt to count every person in the country?
    • A. 

      Every 5 years

    • B. 

      Every 10 years

    • C. 

      Every 15 years

    • D. 

      Every 20 years

  • 2. 
    All of the following are correct about precinct conventinons except:
    • A. 

      They select delegates to attend the county convention

    • B. 

      They propose, discuss, and vote on resolutions that are submitted to the county convention

    • C. 

      They are held after party primary elections in even-numbered years

    • D. 

      If one did not vote in the primary, you are eligible to participate in either party's precinct convention

  • 3. 
    How often does the US attempt to count every person in the country?
    • A. 

      Every 5 years

    • B. 

      Every 10 years

    • C. 

      Every 15 years

    • D. 

      Every 20 years

  • 4. 
    All Texas legislators are elected using:
    • A. 

      Multiple-member districts

    • B. 

      Floating districts

    • C. 

      Single-member districts

    • D. 

      Regional districts

  • 5. 
    The Texas legislature is made up of how may members?
    • A. 

      31

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      181

  • 6. 
    Texas is divided into how many state senatorial districts?
    • A. 

      31

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      181

  • 7. 
    Should the Texas legislature fail to redistrict, the state constitution provides for the function to be performed by the:
    • A. 

      Texas Court of Civil Appeals

    • B. 

      Legislative Redistricting Board

    • C. 

      Federal Courts

    • D. 

      Legislative Redistricting and Reappointment Commission

  • 8. 
    Which of the following individuals is not a member of the Legislative Redistricting Board?
    • A. 

      Speaker of the House

    • B. 

      Attorney General

    • C. 

      Commissioner of the General Land Office

    • D. 

      Secretary of State

  • 9. 
    The 2006 Supreme Court's decision on Texas's mind-decade redistricting contained all of the following except
    • A. 

      The court upheld most of the actions of the Texas legislature

    • B. 

      State that states could redistrict more than once a decade

    • C. 

      Declared that Texas' partisan redistricting was unconstitutional

    • D. 

      Ruled that the new boundaries of the 23rd district discriminated against Latino voters

  • 10. 
    Which fo the following is not a common method used in gerrymandering?
    • A. 

      Pairing

    • B. 

      Diffusion

    • C. 

      Concentration

    • D. 

      Parity

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not correct about gerrymandering?
    • A. 

      Gerrymandering is used to protect a first-time candidate

    • B. 

      Gerrymandering uses a pairing technique that redistricts two or more incumbent legislators' residences or political bases so that both are in the same district

    • C. 

      Gerrymandering is used to concentrate minorities in one district

    • D. 

      Gerrymandering diffuses a concentrated political or ethnic minority among several districts so that votes in any one district are negligible

  • 12. 
    The "one person, one vote" principle for state legislatures was established in which of the following cases?
    • A. 

      Westberry v. Sanders

    • B. 

      Kilgarlin v. Martin

    • C. 

      Baker v. Carr

    • D. 

      Reynolds v. Sims

  • 13. 
    Which is a correct statement about special sessions?
    • A. 

      Special sessions can last a maximum of 30 days

    • B. 

      Special sessions can be called only by the governor.

    • C. 

      Special sessions are unpopular with both the general public and the legislators

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    What are the terms for office members of the legislature?
    • A. 

      Texas senators are elected for four-year staggered terms and representatives are elected for two year terms

    • B. 

      Texas senators are elected for four-year staggered terms, as are representatives

    • C. 

      Texas senators are elected for six-year staggered terms and representatives are elected for two-year terms

    • D. 

      Texas senators are elected for two-years staggered terms and representatives are elected for four-year terms

  • 15. 
    Which of the follwoing statements about Texas' legislators is correct?
    • A. 

      Meet for 140 days every year

    • B. 

      Meet for 140 days every other year

    • C. 

      Meet for 180 days every years

    • D. 

      Meet for 180 days every other year

  • 16. 
    Which of the following committees is composed of members from one legislative body only?
    • A. 

      Standing

    • B. 

      Conference

    • C. 

      Joint

    • D. 

      Non-procedural

  • 17. 
    Subcommittees are divisions of 
    • A. 

      Ad hoc committees

    • B. 

      Standing committees

    • C. 

      Conference committees

    • D. 

      Interim committees

  • 18. 
    Which of the following committees is not an ad hoc committee?
    • A. 

      Select

    • B. 

      Conference

    • C. 

      Standing

    • D. 

      Special

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