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In the 1990's companies like Dell and Sematech created a ____ advantage in the Austin area

 

 

structural

 

competitive

 

 

natural

 

comparitive


Question 2  


Employment tables, data, etc do not include Agricultural employment, due to

multiple_choice_question   30572859 

 

fluctuations in grocery prices

 

most Agriculture production is done with machines

 

 

agricultural employment is seasonal

 

none of these is true

 

 

 

Question 3  

 

Currently (as of the 2010 Census estimate) over ____ of Texas population is non-Anglo*       Note:  * White or Caucasian is an overall category that includes Hispanics, while “Anglo” does not

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50%

 

60%


 

 

45%

 

34%

 

 

 

Question 4  Match the type of constitutional power with the correct description--reference is chapter 2matching_question   30572861

 

 

 

Match the type of constitutional power with the correct description--reference is chapter 2

Match the following:
concurrent power

 

powers that both state and federal governments share or provide at the same time

 

expressed power

 

powers specifically identified for the federal government

 

reserved power

 

established for states by 10th Amendment

 

interstate commerce

 

regulating inland waterways, air and highway transportation

 

police powers

 

governments responsibility to provide public safety, education, public health

 

intrastate commerce

 

regulating trucking industry, gas and oil production

 

 

 

Question 5  Utilities like CPS are classified as multiple_choice_question   30572863

 

 

 

 

 

goods

 

manufacturing

 

 

 

 

retail

 

services

 

 

 

Question 6 multiple_choice_question   30572864

 

 

 

Using table 1.1 in the cd text, which sub-sector of the GOODS sector experienced the highest rate (% of change from 2000-2010) of growth?

 

If you need a reference for calculating rates of growth, click this link:

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_4532706_calculate-growth-rate-percent-change.html

 

 

 

 

professional/business

 

retail trade

 

 

 

 

finance

 

mining (oil & gas)

 

 

 

Question 7 According to the 2006 federal Census estimate, which one of the following metropolitan areas is not included within the list of the 10 fastest growing in the United States multiple_choice_question   30572867

 

 

 

According to the 2006 federal Census estimate, which one of the following metropolitan areas is not included within the list of the 10 fastest growing in the United States?

 

 

Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington

 

Bryan-College Station

 

 

 

 

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

 

Austin-Round Rock

 

 

 

Question 8  Colonizing central Texas is typically credited to Stephen F. Austin and other adventurers.  This reflects the _____ subculture

 

multiple_choice_question   30572868

 

 

 

Colonizing central Texas is typically credited to Stephen F. Austin and other adventurers.  This reflects the _____ subculture

 

 

moralistic

 

traditionalistic

 

 

 

 

individualistic

 

pluralistic

 

 

 

Question 9 Match the political subculture with the correct attribute matching_question   30572869

 

 

 

Match the political subculture with the correct attribute

 

Match the following:

 

traditionalistic

 

embraces high rates of participation in community and public life

 

moralistic

 

more likely in urban areas or research university communities

 

Individualistic

 

political subculture would likely oppose immigration reform

 

moralistic

 

prefers informal alliances over organizations and bureaucracy

 

individualistic

 

would likely favor incentives

 

 

 

 

 

Question 10 The least economically developed area of Texas is: multiple_choice_question   30572870

 

 

 

The least economically developed area of Texas is:

 

 

West/Southwest Texas

 

the inner cities of the 5 largest metro areas

 

 

 

 

the Border Region

 

the Panhandle

 

 

 

Question 11 Sovereignty is maintained by the member states under which system?

 

multiple_choice_question   30572871

 

 

 

Sovereignty is maintained by the member states under which system?

 

 

unitary

 

federal

 

 

 

 

confederal

 

College Football BCS

 

 

 

 

 

Question 12 The land provided the basis for the growth of three economic undertakings, which were central in Texas’ development. These were multiple_choice_question   30572872

 

 

 

The land provided the basis for the growth of three economic undertakings, which were central in Texas’ development. These were

 

 

manufacturing, oil, and cotton

 

mining, cattle, and oil

 

 

 

 

cotton, cattle, and oil

 

cattle, oil, and real estate speculation

 

 

 

Question 13 Providing Public Education is a(n) ____ power  multiple_choice_question   30572873

 

 

 

Providing Public Education is a(n) ____ power 

 

 

delegated

 

reserved

 

 

 

 

implied

 

expressed

 

 

 

Question 14 Among the 50 states, Texas ranks very high in multiple_choice_question   30572875

 

 

 

Among the 50 states, Texas ranks very high in

 

 

# of prisons/incarcerated

 

teen pregnancy

 

 

 

 

# of classroom teachers

 

poverty rate

 

 

 

 

all of these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question 15 High-Tech "clustering" is prominent in McAllen and El Paso

 

true_false_question   30572876

 

 

 

High-Tech "clustering" is prominent in McAllen and El Paso

 

 

true

 

false

 

 

 

Question 16 High-technology industries multiple_choice_question   30572877

 

 

 

High-technology industries

 

 

were leaving TX in droves in 2003 for low-wage states like Mississippi and W. Virginia

 

pay higher average wages than do such industries as construction and food service

 

 

 

 

concentrate in the arid areas of West Texas, where silica is widely available

 

have been discouraged by the state leadership

 

 

 

Question 17 Which de jure barrier is obsolete/removed? multiple_choice_question   30572837

 

 

 

Which de jure barrier is obsolete/removed?

 

 

any ward of the state or "pauper"

 

most convicted felons

 

 

 

 

mental incompetence

 

all of these

 

 

 

Question 18 The device by which a corporation may contribute money to a political candidate is

 

multiple_choice_question   30572838

 

 

 

The device by which a corporation may contribute money to a political candidate is

 

 

a political action committee

 

through the labor union that represents its workers

 

 

 

 

directly from corporation funds

 

into a special state tax transfer fund

 

 

 

Question 19 Which candidate’s office is chosen/nominated by delegate convention?<br>

 

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Which candidate’s office is chosen/nominated by delegate convention?

 

 

sheriff of Medina County

 

U.S. congressman from the 4th Texas congressional district

 

 

 

 

president of the United States

 

governor of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Question 20 The_____ reduced the power of political parties in the electoral process

 

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The_____ reduced the power of political parties in the electoral process

 

 

direct primary

 

National Convention system

 

 

 

 

25th Amendment

 

Populist Movement

 

 

 

Question 21 The grandfather clause pertains to the _____ multiple_choice_question   30572841

 

 

 

The grandfather clause pertains to the _____

 

 

white primary

 

poll tax

 

 

 

 

Voting Rights Act of 1965

 

literacy test

 

 

 

Question 22 The term grassroots refers to activity that multiple_choice_question   30572842

 

 

 

The term grassroots refers to activity that

 

 

begins locally and spreads to broader areas

 

starts at the state level and works down

 

 

 

 

is associated with agriculture

 

has produced no growth

 

 

 

Question 23 Interest groups and parties both nominate candidates true_false_question   30572843

 

 

 

Interest groups and parties both nominate candidates

 

 

true

 

false

 

 

 

Question 24 An organization of individuals with similar views that tries to influence government to respond favorably to those views is a(n) multiple_choice_question   30572844

 

 

 

An organization of individuals with similar views that tries to influence government to respond favorably to those views is a(n)

 

 

voluntary association

 

benevolent society

 

 

 

 

interest group

 

political party

 

 

 

 

 

Question 25  The redistricting battle in 2003 was about which districts?

 

multiple_choice_question   30572845

 

 

 

The redistricting battle in 2003 was about which districts?

 

 

Texas House of Representatives

 

Texas Senate

 

 

 

 

U.S. Congressional

 

all of these

 

 

 

Question 26 Participating in the process of nominating and electing candidates to office by an interest group is called multiple_choice_question   30572846

 

 

 

Participating in the process of nominating and electing candidates to office by an interest group is called

 

 

lobbying

 

grassroots pressure

 

 

 

 

electioneering

 

bribery

 

 

 

Question 27 Interests groups wield considerable power in Texas because of 

 

multiple_choice_question   30572848

 

 

 

Interests groups wield considerable power in Texas because of 

 

 

tight limitations on campaign contributions

 

the fragmented structure of state government

 

 

 

 

the absence of a well-paid and professional legislative staff

 

a long history of intense two-party competition

 

 

 

Question 28 Which of these statements in NOT true, regarding primary elections in Texas

 

multiple_choice_question   30572849

 

 

 

Which of these statements in NOT true, regarding primary elections in Texas

 

 

You may vote in only one parties' primary

 

You may not vote in a run-off if you didn't vote in the primary

 

 

 

 

if you vote in a primary, you can only vote in that parties' run-off election

 

you don't have to declare party affiliation when you register to vote

 

 

 

Question 29 Which statement best depicts the effect of redistricting on representative democracy? multiple_choice_question   30572851

 

 

 

Which statement best depicts the effect of redistricting on representative democracy?

 

 

Legislators represent the same number of Republicans and Democratic voters

 

representation is mostly based on geographic cohesion

 

 

 

 

representation is mostly based on the voting patterns of Texas residents

 

gerrymandering is a legitimate method of forming districts

 

 

 

 

 

Question 30 The 1944 Supreme Court case of Smith v. Allwright was intended 

 

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The 1944 Supreme Court case of Smith v. Allwright was intended 

 

 

to protect minority communities from aggressive redistricting

 

to end the practice of all-white primary elections

 

 

 

 

as a remedy for segregated polling places

 

to balance the numbers of urban and rural districts

 

 

 

Question 31 Choose the election that best fits the description--use each response once

 

Match the following:matching_question   30572855

 

 

 

 

 

Constitutional amendment elections must be held on the same day as these elections

 

bond

 

These are held to allow the government to sell public debt

 

general

 

In San Antonio, _____elections are usually conducted in May of odd-numbered years

 

local

 

In Texas, ______ elections require a majority of votes cast to win

 

primary

 

These are held in November of even-numbered years _____

 

special

 

 

 

Question 32 Choose the type of interest group, use each response at least once.  Use chapter 3 and/or chapter 21 for referencematching_question   30572856

 

 

 


 Match the following:

 

 

 

United Farm Workers'

 

agribusiness

 

Mexican American Legal & Defense (MALDEF)

 

equality/ethnic/ideological

 

ConAgra Foods

 

labor

 

The Associations of Flight Attendants

 

miscellaneous/government

 

Public Citizen

 

professional/trade

 

Question 33

 

matching_question   30572857

 

 

 

These terms relate to de facto/de jure barriers to voting, and the elections system in Texas. You will use all the responses once. Remember that de jure barriers are the formal (constitutional) factors stated in section 1 & 2 of chapter 4.

Having a diagnosed, severe state of amnesia is a ____ barrier

 

de facto

 

Being denied a ballot because your married name differs from your voter registration card is a ____ barrier to vote

 

de jure

 

In a single-member system, the winner represents a____ for his/her term of office

 

district

 

Most states’ primary elections require a ____ of votes cast to win

 

majority

 

Being denied a ballot because you try to vote after living in Texas for 2 weeks is ____ barrier

 

plurality

 

One half of the votes cast, plus one vote is a _____

 

plurality

 

 

 

Question 34 BONUS Q--Which employment category (Texas non-farm) has the fewest jobs, relative to it’s production total (GSP chart), using the June / 2011 data? Note: The Texas non-farm employment table is posted on the homepage.

 

multiple_choice_question   30572866

 

 

 

 

 

finance

 

government

 

 

 

 

mining/oil

 

other services

 

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