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Class:POLS 331 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Subject:Political Science
University:Old Dominion University
Term:Fall 2011
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Secretary of State Managing state elections generally falls to which of the following:
attorney general
secretary of state
lieutenant governor
state comptroller
Recalled governors forced by voters to leave office early have been _______
All of the above the Majority of gubernatorial elections are held: 
every 4 years
in an even-numbered year
in the second year of a presidential term
all of the above
All of the above Which of the following are true about majority-minority districts:
a - they have been invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court
b - they increase the number of minority representatives likely to represent such districts
c - they decrease the number of minority representatives likely to represent surrounding districts
d - all  of the above
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True in general, college students are disinterested in politics and apathetic toward government
True the relationship between education spending and tuition costs is an example of the relevance of state government
False state and local government have no affect on the social, political, and economic lives of their citizens
False citizens pay more attention to state government than to federal government
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false topography refers to the transferring of power and responsibility from state government to the federal government
true interest groups can affect how state and local officials make new laws and policy
true local governments usually are more subordinate to state government than state governments are to the federal government
true states are pretty much allowed to make their own rules as long as they obey the U.S. Constitution
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false the united states currently is in an era of dual dederaism
true enumerated powers are powers explicitly granted by the U.S. Constitution
false the general welfare clause and the necessary and proper clause decrease the power of the federal government
true the full faith and credit clause and the privileges and immunities clause protect citizens in one state from being discriminated against by the government of another state
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false general revenue sharing grants are federal funds given to states and localtlies for very specific programs 
false states tend to favor unfunded mandates because they allow states to take credit for policy without any financial responsibility
false most states  have pure political cultures
true following the great depression the US supreme court began to interpret the federal gov't role in the policy process more liberally
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true when the founders wrote the constitution they were attempting to create a new form of representative gov't
true both state gov't and federal gov't can tax and borrow money
true state constitutions are less permanent than the US constitution 
false political culture is not an important factor in explaining variance across state constitutions
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true dual constitutionalism w/in the US means that the states and the federal gov't operate as independent and sovereign units
false unlike most state constitutions the US constitution requires the federal gov't to balance its budget
true home rule allows some communities to create their own laws w/o interference from the state
true municipal charters are grants of authority from a constitution or a state law
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true variation in how states design and maintain political institutions reflects variation in state political culture
false the political culture of a state has only a marginal effect on the nomination of candidates and attitudes toward gov't
true legislative term limits represent one of the issues raised by the initiative process
false people are less likely to vote if they are educated, elderly or white
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true some states used literacy tests and poll taxes to keep certain groups from voting
true in 2009 for the first time in history federal gov't grants became the single largest source of revenue for state gov'ts
false all state constitutions require a minimum age of 30 to serve as governor 
true the great recession of 2008-2009 shifted power decisively toward the federal gov't
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true vermont is the only state that does not require that its gov't balance the state's budget
false all states provide their governors w/ the ability to use the line-item veto
spend about the same amount as the federal gov't in terms of actual dollars spent, state and local gov't
public school teacher _____ is the most common type of state and local gov't employee
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moralistic which of the following types of states utilize politics as a means for achieving collective good
more than the federal gov't citizens tend to trust state gov't
devolution ________ takes power and responsibility away from the federal gov't and gives it to the states and to localities
laboratories of democracy states that engage in policy experimentation w/o interference from the federal gov't are called:
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an interdependent network of political relationships the relationship between the federal gov't and state and local gov't is BEST characterized as:
Both A & B which of the following events helped spur the cause of Federalists to do away with the articles of confederation:
a - shay's rebellion
b - Annapolis convention
c - both a&b
traditionalistic which of the following types of states spend the LEAST  on higher education
moralistic states w/ a relatively high degree of citizen political participation are usually:
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all of the above state constitutions like the US constitution:
a - set up 3 branches of gov't
b - contain some type of bill of rights
c - layout the rules and responsibilties of gov't
d - all of the above
increase state autonomy and increase financial independence devolution tends to
traditionalistic ______ states view politics and gov't as primarily the responsibility of elites
individualistic which of the following types of states view politics a a means to achieve personal goals
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 Secretary of StateManaging state elections generally falls to which of the following:
attorney general
secretary of state
lieutenant governor
state comptroller
 Recalledgovernors forced by voters to leave office early have been _______
 All of the abovethe Majority of gubernatorial elections are held: 
every 4 years
in an even-numbered year
in the second year of a presidential term
all of the above
 All of the aboveWhich of the following are true about majority-minority districts:
a - they have been invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court
b - they increase the number of minority representatives likely to represent such districts
c - they decrease the number of minority representatives likely to represent surrounding districts
d - all  of the above
 Truein general, college students are disinterested in politics and apathetic toward government
 Truethe relationship between education spending and tuition costs is an example of the relevance of state government
 Falsestate and local government have no affect on the social, political, and economic lives of their citizens
 Falsecitizens pay more attention to state government than to federal government
 falsetopography refers to the transferring of power and responsibility from state government to the federal government
 trueinterest groups can affect how state and local officials make new laws and policy
 truelocal governments usually are more subordinate to state government than state governments are to the federal government
 truestates are pretty much allowed to make their own rules as long as they obey the U.S. Constitution
 falsethe united states currently is in an era of dual dederaism
 trueenumerated powers are powers explicitly granted by the U.S. Constitution
 falsethe general welfare clause and the necessary and proper clause decrease the power of the federal government
 truethe full faith and credit clause and the privileges and immunities clause protect citizens in one state from being discriminated against by the government of another state
 falsegeneral revenue sharing grants are federal funds given to states and localtlies for very specific programs 
 falsestates tend to favor unfunded mandates because they allow states to take credit for policy without any financial responsibility
 falsemost states  have pure political cultures
 truefollowing the great depression the US supreme court began to interpret the federal gov't role in the policy process more liberally
 truewhen the founders wrote the constitution they were attempting to create a new form of representative gov't
 trueboth state gov't and federal gov't can tax and borrow money
 truestate constitutions are less permanent than the US constitution 
 falsepolitical culture is not an important factor in explaining variance across state constitutions
 truedual constitutionalism w/in the US means that the states and the federal gov't operate as independent and sovereign units
 falseunlike most state constitutions the US constitution requires the federal gov't to balance its budget
 truehome rule allows some communities to create their own laws w/o interference from the state
 truemunicipal charters are grants of authority from a constitution or a state law
 truevariation in how states design and maintain political institutions reflects variation in state political culture
 falsethe political culture of a state has only a marginal effect on the nomination of candidates and attitudes toward gov't
 truelegislative term limits represent one of the issues raised by the initiative process
 falsepeople are less likely to vote if they are educated, elderly or white
 truesome states used literacy tests and poll taxes to keep certain groups from voting
 truein 2009 for the first time in history federal gov't grants became the single largest source of revenue for state gov'ts
 falseall state constitutions require a minimum age of 30 to serve as governor 
 truethe great recession of 2008-2009 shifted power decisively toward the federal gov't
 truevermont is the only state that does not require that its gov't balance the state's budget
 falseall states provide their governors w/ the ability to use the line-item veto
 spend about the same amount as the federal gov'tin terms of actual dollars spent, state and local gov't
 public school teacher_____ is the most common type of state and local gov't employee
 moralisticwhich of the following types of states utilize politics as a means for achieving collective good
 more than the federal gov'tcitizens tend to trust state gov't
 devolution________ takes power and responsibility away from the federal gov't and gives it to the states and to localities
 laboratories of democracystates that engage in policy experimentation w/o interference from the federal gov't are called:
 an interdependent network of political relationshipsthe relationship between the federal gov't and state and local gov't is BEST characterized as:
 Both A & Bwhich of the following events helped spur the cause of Federalists to do away with the articles of confederation:
a - shay's rebellion
b - Annapolis convention
c - both a&b
 traditionalisticwhich of the following types of states spend the LEAST  on higher education
 moralisticstates w/ a relatively high degree of citizen political participation are usually:
 all of the abovestate constitutions like the US constitution:
a - set up 3 branches of gov't
b - contain some type of bill of rights
c - layout the rules and responsibilties of gov't
d - all of the above
 increase state autonomy and increase financial independencedevolution tends to
 traditionalistic______ states view politics and gov't as primarily the responsibility of elites
 individualisticwhich of the following types of states view politics a a means to achieve personal goals
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