Test 4 Review
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Test 4 Review
Texas Govt 2306
Texas Govt chp 10, 11,12
Which of the following statements about the Texas judicial system is incorrect?
there are no controversies surrounding the selection of Texas judges adn the politics connected to these courts
A criminal case does not involve
cases that deal primarily with individual or property rights
Original jurisdiction of a court involves all of the following except a(n)
review of the record
The justice of the peace courts are authorized by
the Texas Constitution
The only constitutional qualification to become a justice of the peace is
being a registered voter
The Texas Constitution requires that the county judge be elected by voters for a four year term and be
well informed in the law of the state
Which courts are often described as the chief trial courts of the state?
Which of the following is not a qualification to become a district court judge?
must be a resident of Texas for 20 years
Negotiations between the prosecution and the defense to obtain a lighter sentence or other benefits is known as
The merit plan for selecting judges is sometimes referred to as the
Texas officially uses which method to select state judges?
Since voters know so little about individual candidates, they may use which of the following as a cue to determine how to vote?
Criminal law is concerned with
Texas civil law is based on which of the following?
Which law has been passed by the legislature and is written in codebooks?
The principle of following precedents in deciding legal cases is
If an individual dies without leaving a will, and there are no living relatives, a deceased’s property passes to
The procedure used to prove the validity of a will is
A court order to compel or restrain a particular action is which of the following?
Laws that prohibit union shop agreements requiring new employees to join a union are called
Which of the following statements about persons who typically commit serious crimes is incorrect?
They have big stake in the values that lawmakers hold dear
Which is used as the barometer for the crime rate?
FBI index crimes
Which of the following statements about gender and crime is correct?
Far more men than women are arrested for crimes.
Which of the following statements about crime in Texas is correct?
Crime is more likely in large metropolitan areas.
Minority-group members are arrested disproportionately for crime.
The poor, regardless of racial or ethnic background, are more likely to commit violent crimes than members of the middle and upper classes.
-all of these
The major enforcer of law in the county is which of the following individuals?
Among the fifty states, only _______ has a larger number of prison inmates than Texas
Individual and corporate income taxes constitute approximately what percentage of federal tax revenues?
General sales taxes are broadly based taxes collected
retail price of most items
Which has occurred because of Texas’s state government imposed mandates on local governments?
State taxes have remained low, but local taxes are higher than in many states
Property taxes are the major source of revenue for virtually all of the following governments except
The gasoline tax is an example of what type of tax?
Broadly based taxes collected on the retail price of most items are called what?
general sales tax
Which of the following is an effort to enhance the power of state or local governments?
Which of the following statements about taxes in Texas is correct?
The largest single state tax is the general sales tax.
Among taxes that Texans pay, only the federal income tax is somewhat progressive.
Major sources of state revenue include traditional categorical and more flexible block grants from the federal government.
all of these
Which of the following does not explain the growth in state spending?
salaries and benefits for more state employees
Revenues dedicated for a specific purpose by the constitution or statute are called
Tax rates that place more of a burden on low- and middle-income taxpayers than on wealthier ones care called
regressive tax rates
Which of the following is not a restriction that limits the legislature as it adopts appropriations bills?