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Test 1 US 1-3 TX 1-2

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Texas Politics - Test 1 US 1-3 TX 1-2 - (Political Science)



UTSA POL 1133. Texas Politics Test #1 fAI ovar OS Cit # 1»3 & Tx Ch #1-2 - Starttr

' Widespread acceptance5 by the people of something as 'fight or binding' is: a. compliance b, authority c. justice d, socialism /"eJJegttimaey ^ What was tiefirstConstitution of the US called ? * a. Magna Carta fa. Federalist Papers !JL> Articles of Confederation d Declaration of independence e. Constitution of 1 776 3, Approximately how long did this first Constitution of the US last
,/aj, 10 years b, 50 years c. 100 years d, 220 years e. stillused today

4, What was the primary reason for failure of the first Constitution: a. not designed to last long b, the King didn't like it 00 weak / economic reasons d, it did not fail e, too strong "jsr An '6rganfeatiort extending to all pciety, which can legitimately use force to cany out decisions' is: . a^ govenwoefrtr" """ b, politicians W-apecial interest group d, political party e. voting NK A government system where iwe~oeopte* hold the ultimate power is: a, autocracy b, legitimacy (^^t*§mocracy d, pluralism e, socialism , A "social contract' is agreement among people to allow themselves to be governed in return for protection and: a, acceptance b. suffrage XcJ^ervices d, inherent rights e, politics
•4/C ^Governmental "compromise & decision making' or the process by wjhlch society makes governing

decisions* is:

a. authority

b, legitimacy

c. democracy



ich branch ofgcVt did the Framers of the Constitution of 1787 intend to be dominant ? a. Executive Uxpegisfative c. Judicial d. Bureaucracy ©.President hat did the Framers of the US Constitution intend as the Primary role of the President ? A ommander in Chief of military b, appoint ambassadors /^)nake statutory laws ' imptement laws passed by Congress e, control the Supnafrle Court "X >|P Our government has five basic purposes, as listed in. the Preamble to the Constitution; which is NOT one of them ? a. establish justice b. provide for common defense c. insure domestic tranquility {d.:-insure universal democracy e. promote the general welfare
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12, Which of these is NOT a 'generally accepted ideal* or'basic principle' a government must have to considered a democracy ? ^.sovereignty forall states T&free & open elections (c.^. decisions by the majority dxunrversal suffrage eVcespect for minority rights 1 The 'basic law' or "document which establishes thejstructure & limitations of a government' is: agna Carta b. Declaration of Independence (^constitution d. authority e, politics

hich of thej^js NOT among things/ideas the Framers of Constitution of 1787 had in common ? nationalism O^st>cialism ^-higher education ^( wealth "^belief w limited government • 15. The 'Supremacy Clause* at Article VI of the US Constitution establishes who or what as the 'supreme power' in USA: a. US Congress b. *ihe people* & state gov'ts Constitution &• national laws d. the President e. US Supreme Court

TSA POL 1133T Texas Politics Test # 1 (A) over US €h# t- 3 & lx Cft #1.2 - Startin one or *na tailovsusy i&li^abaSiGpnncipieof theuonstrtutioncrf1787: a. federalism by free public education c. limited government d, checks & balances e. separation of powers NT. The authority of the Supreme, Court to review laws passed by Congress & the states and the actions of the Executive branch, for constitutionality, is called: a, judicial dominance b. limited government Ijj/judleial review d. federalism e. justice by plurality Amendments to the US Constitution can be put intcvlaw solely by 2/3s majority of both houses of "«*«* and signature by the President: a. True (b) False c. depends on the amendment The political system of 'shared government' wfe have in the OS is called: a^capitalism b, autocracy b. socialism {^federalism e, totalitarianism How has the power of the federal government changed over the past 200 years: ipJncreased a great deal b, decreased somewhat c. stayed about the same , changed only for the Executive Branch exchanged only for the Congress 21. Article 1 of the US Constitution itemizes the powers specifically granted to the Federal Government; which one below is NOpwhat we call these&owers: X reserved "*K delegated /Specified ^enumerated 22, The elected official who is the current holder of an elected office is called: a. politico:••---( bjincumbent c, consfiiufionalist d. lame duck e, individualist ^a^/constituents -«i me uisirict of* or wno are served Dy» an elected official are called; b, outsiders c, representatives d» decisionists e. sessionists

24, A 'consistent pattern of values & beliefs', usually referred to as liberals & conservatives, is: a. democracy b. legitimacy c, republicanism d, polttical sociology { e;) ideology ,.., 25> The idea that 'all individuals are equal in their moral worth & under law' is called: a. politically correct b. socialization c, cutturalization w equality e. diversity 26, The term used when "no higher political authority exists* in a given political area: a. unified i b. sovereignty c, democracy d, socialized e. republican
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27, The 'final result of government acton* or the 'decision fy govt to follow a course of action' is: a. supreme law b. federal law c. constitutionalism ^^public policy e. none of these 28. The 'collective legal procedures' essential to the guarantee of fairness before a govt can take life, liberty or property is: a. democratic reform bi constitutional judgments c. the collective ideas of republicanism d, political institutions feXfclue process of law 29. The principle that Individual & group differencesshoufcl be respected* and are a source of national strength is: a. unity b, unified concept (^diversity d, democracy e. transformation Ai< wiOiiumiu system ua«*wu-uii tttttt etntsipustt d iiKnvjouaiisrn ana nine govt tmerrerenee is. /a./capitalism b. socialism c. nationalism d, federalism e. constitutionalism

-Slartin jl. The concept that ultimate political authority is based on tie will of the people is called; a, ultimate authority -^ bypopular sovereignty cJegitimacy d. government e. politics

32. Democratic gov't that derives its^power Indirectly' from the people to govern is called two things. 'representative democracy* and: (ajrrepublic ; ;b. constitutional c. sovereignty d. constituent ,,33} Which below is NOT among the 'basic ideals / principles* of democracy: _ a/property ownership for all b, govt respect for human dignity c, equality before law a. free & open elections with widespread participation e. govt established by constitution 34. Government where those who exercise power do so as a result of winning free & frequent ejections, and are subject to recognized, enforceable JirrSts on their power, is called: a. authoritarian -b. totalitarian c. constituency fd.Constitutional democracy e, socialist
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35. The concept that the constitution is the basic law; government of laws, not of men; 'rule of law': a, representative democracy b, limited govt (^c^constitutidnalism d. authority e. eliteisrn

A 'state of peace & security', one of the very oldest purposes of government: a. legitimacy /r b,;order Ixsoverelgnty d. constitutionalism ve, oligarchy

. The right of all or most people to vote for elected officials; a. elective totalitarianism b, constftytionalism c. representative democracy fdl universal suffrage e. unrversality / v-x i
.r Those things jyeopie think are pood and those things people think are tme: a, good — bad

c.goo€l — real

c^ liberal ^conservative

e. traditional •«- standard

. Which ofihese is NOT generally considered to be among American 'core ideals'; a, [iberty 1 bJconstituency c. individualism d, diversity & unity ©.equality

m T/e theory of pp^erthat says essentially the majority of people actually control govt decisions;
a, pluralist theory ( blmajoritarian theory c. elite theory d. bureaucratic rule e. all of these W. Tlje theory of power that says the govt Is, actually controlled by a small group of wealthy elite: a. pluralist theory b, majoritarian theory c^\elite theory d. bureaucratic rule e, ail of these 4^'Which of these is MOT considered a 'political instrtutlon* of the USA: -a. political parties ' "- 'Nations c. federal bureaucracy d. Congress e. special interest groups The doctrine which says govt may not deprive any person of life, liberty or property' without 'due irocess oflaw'r a. authority b. legitimacy ^c-'rule of law d, sovereignty e. constitutional theory m. The concept wojph says government does not have unrestricted authority over people: 3, rule.ofgovt ( bJimited govt c, basic theory of power d, partnership e. authoritarian IS/A politicaf system represented by two political parties, such as we have in USA* i. duality b. partnership : c^pipartisan d. cooperation ©.totalitarian
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UTSA POL 1 133. Texas Politics Test* 1flMover US Ch # 1-3 & Tx Ch » 1-2 - Startiti
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s^ Jn the US federal" system, which governments retain 'sovereign* powers: a, only state b. only federal c. both state & local d. neither state or federal e, only state & local 62. Legitimate or accepted power; citizens accept govtiaws and comply;, ^ a. power b, might makes right c. public policy d, universal suffrage (ejauthorify '63. Which group generally believes the goy't should take care of all the problems in society: a. conservatives b, progressives (jcjliberals d, idealists e. anarchists 4. Who generally believesIndividuate should take..care erf problems theJTJselve^ v^nout govt interference: / aJtonservatives b. progressives . c; liberals d, idealists e; socialists
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in what document do we find the words "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ait men created equal": a. Bill of Rights b. Magna Carta c. Constitution of 1787 xl Declaration of Independence e, Artides of Confederation 66. Which Is NOT one of the freedoms listed in the First Amendment to th^Lponstitution of 1787: a. speech b, religion c. right of assembly d. petition the gov't / a suffrage (vote)

^-y "\, Modem Texas politics often has a

lyths* about Texas are stories that have virtually no impact on TX politics: a. True b/False
first Europeans to d*s«?yer Texas in oartylSOOs were: siO. English b, Fmnch YoxSpanish d, Americans e, Geimans

^/ The 'mission system* of the 1700s was a very successful venture for£$ain & the Catholic church, bringing many thousands of Spaniards to Texas: a. True /o. false 71 , One of the most successful^nen during the 'empresario system', also known as the father of Texas' was: a, Sam Houston ^b.)Stephefl Austin c, Davy Crockett d.E.J. Davis a Wm, Travis
When was the Texas revolution a, 1776-1777 b, 1787-89 ^1835-1836 d. 1860-65 e. 191&-1921

73, The first President of the Republic of Texas was: ;_ay Sam Houston b. Stephen Austin c. Davy Crockett
74. How long was Texas an independent republic: a. 4 years b, 6 years }c.jaimost 10 years

d. E. J, Davis

e. Wm. Travis

d. about 20 years b. 1836

e, approx 40 years e 1919

became the 28th state of the USA in: a. 1787

^846 d, 1873

>/Since Te^as was outside the 'war zone', the Civil War did not affect Texas very much: a. True VbJFalse c. only affected wealthy elite d. only affected poor farmers






77. Which of these did NQTcause major, lasting changes in Texas during the mtd~late180Qs: Civil War ( 64 discovery of oH "X Reconstruction ^Gov E, X Davis e, cattle drives

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