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  1. Broadly shared values, beliefs, and attitudes about how the governemt sould function -- emphasizes the values of liberty, equality, and democracy
    Polical Culture
  2. the belief that government should be active in promoting the public good and that citizens should participate in politics and civic activities to ensure that good
    moralistic political culture
  3. the beleif that governemt should limit its role to provideing order in society so that citizens can pursue their economic self-intereset
    individualistic political culture
  4. the belief that government should be dominated by political elites and guided by tradition
    tradionalistic political culture
  5. a small group of people that dominates the politcial process
    elite
  6. a narrow, limited, and self-interested viewe of the world
    provincialism
  7. trade treaty among the US, Canada, and Mexico to lower and eliminate tariffs among tthe 3 countries
    NAFTA
  8. the process by which people move from rural areas to cities
    urbanization
  9. the complex interrelations between politics and the economy as well as their effect on one another
    political economy
  10. In terms of area, how does Texas rang among the fifty states?
    A. first
    B. fifth
    C. seventh
    D. second
    D.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Which of Tx physical regions is characterized by the presence of many of the state's largest ranches?
    A. gulf coastal plains
    B. great plains
    C. interior lowlands
    D. basin and range province
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Which of TX phyisical regions is found in West Texas
    A. basin and range province
    B. interior lowlands
    C. Gulf coastal
    D. great plains
    A.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Creative destruction....
    A. destroys both old and new economies
    B. creates newe economies and destroys old ones
    C. maintains old economies and creats new ones
    D. creats and maintians old and new economies
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. Land and land use gave rise to which 3 economies?
    A. oil, cattles, and transportation
    B. railroads, transportation, and high technologies
    C. cotton, cattle, and oil
    D. insurance, computers and electronics
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. Which industry controlled the politics and economy of Texas for most of the 20th century?
    A. cattle
    B. oil
    C. cotton
    D. railroad
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Which of the following statements is true?
    A. the DFW region has become a major producer of oil in the early 21st century
    B. oil production no longer plays an important role in the states eco
    C. oil production has declined in tx in the early 21st century
    D. oil production in tx is predicted to accelerate significantly in the next 20 years
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. the tx economy of the 21st century is centered on...
    A. education, the military and ag
    B. insurancem construction and banking
    C. computers electronics and other high tech products
    D. transportation, oil and other natural gas and banking
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. A time of chronic economic problems beginning in late 2007 that dew analogies to the great depression of the 1930s
    Great recession
  19. Which of the following accounts for most of Tx population growth?
    A. the positive difference between births and deaths
    B. immigration
    C. movement from rural to urban areas
    D. domesetic immigration
    A.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. The 3 major metropolitan areas in tx are
    houston dallas-ft worth san antonio
  21. a system of government in which power is divided, by a constututions between a central government and regional gov
    federalism
  22. clause that states that the constituiton and laws passed by the national governmnet an all treaties are the supreme law of the land an superior to all laws adopted by any state or any subdivision
    supremancy clause
  23. the legal structure of a gov which est its power an authority as well as the limits on that power
    constitution
  24. comprising one body or house as in a one house legislature
    unicameral
  25. having a legislative assembly compose of two chambers or houses
    bicameral
  26. those southern states that secee from the US in the late 1860 and 1861 and argued that the power of a government is based in its states
    confederacy
  27. a bloc of repubs in the US congress who puse throguh the adoption of black suffage as well as an extended period of military occupation of the south following the civil war
    radical repub
  28. a militant farmers movement of the late 19th century that fought for improve conditions for farmers
    Grange
  29. a principle of constitutional gov, a government whose powers are defined and limited by a constutition
    limited government
  30. type of government a representative democracy a system of government in which power is derived from the people
    republican gov
  31. the division of gov power among several institutions that must cooperate in decision making
    separation of powers
  32. an executive branch in which power is fragmente because the election of statewide officeholders is independent of the election of the governor
    plural executive
  33. under the texas constitution the formal charge by the house of rep that leads tot trail in the senate and possible removal of a state offical
    impeachment
  34. Which iea is contained in both the US an Texas Constitutions?
    A. supremacy clause
    B. laissez-faire economics
    C. federalism
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  35. Which of the following is not an important function of a state constituion?
    A. prevents the concentration of political power
    B. allows government to intrue in the lives of businesses an individuals
    C. legitimizes political institution
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  36. What part of the US Constitution reserves power to the states?
    A. article vi
    B. tenth amend
    C. article i
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  37. Uner the US constitution the govern of texas is most limited by
    A. the implied powers clause and 10th amend
    B. article iv of const
    C. the 14th amend
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. the constitution of 1861 was
    a. opposed by sam houston
    b. supported slavery
    c. all of the above
    c.
  39. A unique feature of the constit of 1869 was that
    A. fewer than 1 % of voters opposed it
    B. it was never submitted to the voters
    C. it was less than 4 pages
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  40. a new tx constit was written ....
    A. at the start of wwi
    B. when reconstruction ended
    C. when the compromise of 1850 was adopted
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. the present texas constitution
    A. is considered to be one of the best of the 50 states
    B. severly limits the power of the governor an the other state officals
    C. is well organized and well written
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  42. the constitution of 1876 was reaction to the reconstruction constituton of 1869 because the 1869 constitution .....
    A. was seen as giving the governor too much power
    B. forbade slavery
    C. was too short
    A.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. those who wrote the constitution of 1876 wasnted to return control of gov to the people... by "the people" they meant
    A. all adult citizens of tx
    B. all adult male citizens of tx
    C. all adult white male citizens of tx
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. article 1 of the tx constitution
    A. contains the tx bill of rights
    B. renounces the use of the death penalty
    C. recongizes the supremacy of the national government
    A.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  45. the texas bill of rights
    A. duplicates the US bill of rights
    B. guarantees some rights not found in the US bill of rights
    C. guarantee gays marraige
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  46. the texas constitution requires that tx judges
    A. be senior lawyers
    B. be appointed by the governore
    C. be elected by the people
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  47. a new constitution for texas
    A. has a 50-50 chance of being ratified
    B. has a very small chance of being ratified
    C. is unlikely to be ratified before 2012
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  48. voters turnout for constutional amendment elections could be improved if
    a. they were held at the same times as presidental election
    b. there were more voter awareness of the proposed amendments
    c. all of the above
    c.
  49. how many registered lobbyist were there in texas in 1997?
    1660
  50. This intrest group deals with lowering regulation, taxation, limit the power of labor union - most influecentaul
    Business
  51. This intrest group is gov regulate, gov protection that will secure benefits, "collective bargining" right to form a union
    Labor
  52. This intrest group deals with any type of job has some type of int group repres. , personal injury lawsuit
    professional
  53. This intrest group deals with common cause and public citizens
    public
  54. interest group seeking electoral reform; "campaign finance reform"
    common cause
  55. This intrest group deals with moral issues such as abortion, gay rights,ect/
    religious
  56. This intrest group deals with job opportunitites, civil rights, equalitly
    racial
  57. a strategy by which organized interests seek to influence the passage of legislation by exerting direct pressure on members of the legs.
    lobbying
  58. the theory that all interest are and should be free to compete for influence in governemt
    pluralism
  59. individuals who organize to influence the gov programs and policies
    interest groups
  60. an organized group in which memevers actaully play a substantial role
    members association
  61. a type of membership group in which a professional staff conducts most of the group's activities
    staff organization
  62. benefits sought by groups that are broadly available and cannot be denied to nonmemembers
    collective goods
  63. those who enjoy the benefis of collective goods but did not participate in acquiring them
    free riders
  64. special newsletter, periodicals, training programs conferences and other infromation provied to members of groups to entice others to join
    informational benefits
  65. special goods, services, or money products provided to memebers of groups who join
    material benefits
  66. selective benefits of group membership that emphasizes friendshhip networking etc
    solidary benefits
  67. selective benefits of group membership that emphasizes the purpose and accomplishmetns of the group
    purposive benefits
  68. political movement made up of pros and intellectuals for whom the civil rights and antiwar movements were formatives experiences - strengthened public interest groups
    new politics movement
  69. groups that claim they serve the general good rather than only their own particular interest
    public interest groups
  70. the stable coop relationship that often develops among a congressional committee and adminst.....
    iron triangle
  71. a loose network of elected leaders .... drawn together by a specific policy issues
    issue network
  72. advertising designed to create a postive image of an organization
    institutional advertising
  73. a lobbying campaign in which a group mobilizes its membership to contact government officals in support of the groups postition
    grassroots mobilization
  74. the theory that competetion among organized interess will produce balance with all the interest regulating
    A. elite power politics
    B. pluralism
    C. democracy
    B.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  75. Access politics exemplifed by defense contractions acting in concert with congressional committees and executive agencies is an example of....
    A. campaign activism
    B. public interest group
    C. iron triangle
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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