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What punishment can come with a capital felony?

What punishment can come with a capital felony?


School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Department: Poltica
Course: Texas Politics
Professor: Sharon navarro
Term: Spring 2019
Tags: Politics, Study Guide, Texas legislature, legislature, Governor, Governors, texas, executive branch, Bureaucracy, The Bureaucracy, Judicial Process, judicial branch, and court cases
Cost: 50
Name: Texas Politics 1133 Test 2 Study Guide
Description: This should help prepare you for the upcoming exam. Good luck!
Uploaded: 03/22/2019
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Review – Test 2

What punishment can come with a capital felony?

Chapters 5­8 + Civil & Criminal Law Discussion + Court Cases

Test 2 contents: 50 multiple­choice questions + 5 extra credit questions

Note – This review is meant to go in addition with the review handed out in class. Each section starts with a “things to remember”

list which briefly sums up some of the points that Professor Esparza has indicated are important for each chapter. This review will be more of a test on the knowledge that his review has laid out.

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Chapter 5 – The Texas Legislature

• Things to remember

◦ The structure/ organization of our government

◦ Who our elected officials are

◦ Powers of the legislative leadership and how they get things done

◦ Our Legislature meets biennially

▪ 140 days every odd­year

◦ The legislature does not meet the same diversity that we have as a state

▪ Mostly consists of white men

1. What is True about the Texas Legislature?

A) They meet for 120 days on even­numbered years

B) Not a full­time job

C) The pay is the best in the nation

D) They can go into debt

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2. What requirements are true to become a state representative? If you want to learn more check out What is a species?

A) At least 23 years old

B) A qualified voter

C) A resident in Texas for at least two years

D) A and B

E) B and C

F) A, B, and C

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3. What requirements are true to become a senator?

A) A resident in Texas for five years

B) At least 26 years old

C) A qualified voter

D) A and B

E) B and C

F) A, B, and C

4. What power does the state governor have that the president does not?

A) Veto

B) Sign into law

C) Line­item veto

D) Do nothing

5. What does Gerrymandering consist of?

A) Packing

B) Cracking

C) Stacking

D) All the above

Chapter 6 – The Executive Department and the Office of the Governor of Texas

• Things to remember

◦ We have a constitutionally weak governor

◦ We use a plural executive system (many sources of power alongside the governor) ◦ Executive offices run separately from the governorIf you want to learn more check out Was the pre- wwi era a “golden age”?

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1. Who was our only governor who was impeached and removed?

A) James ‘Pa’ Ferguson

B) Miriam ‘Ma’ Ferguson

C) William Clements If you want to learn more check out What characteristics define an animal?
If you want to learn more check out Characterize burgess shale.

D) Clayton Williams

2. What is not a formal power of the Texas governor?

A) Pardon criminals

B) Appoint state board members

C) Address the legislature

D) Declare martial law

3. What are the requirements to be governor?

A) Texas resident for the past five years

B) Thirty years old

C) A U.S. citizen

D) Prior experience in office

E) A and C

F) B and D

G) A, B, and C

4. Who will vote to impeach the governor?

A) The senate

B) The house

C) The voters (the state)

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5. How many people are on the Rail Road Commission?

A) Two

B) Three

C) Four

D) Five

Chapter 7 – The Texas Bureaucracy

• Things to remember

◦ Bureaucracy is efficient

◦ Involved in practically every stage of the policy­making process

◦ Agencies have direct relationships with interest groups

◦ Agencies take policy objectives and turn them into rules, regulations, and procedures We also discuss several other topics like What role does protein play in body functioning?

▪ Due to the broad nature of these objectives the agencies may unintentionally change the  original intent

1. What is the largest section of the state budget?

A) Education We also discuss several other topics like How does one perform break-even analysis?

B) Public safety and criminal justice

C) Health and human services

D) Business and economic development

2. What does the Sunset Advisory Commission do?

A) Advises on the state budget

B) Advises on who to appoint into office

C) Performance reviews

D) Advises on law

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3. What act caused us to move from a patronage­based system to a merit­based system? A) Pendleton Act (1883)

B) Hatch Act (1887)

C) Tucker Act (1887)

D) Geary Act (1892)

4. What is false about charter schools?

A) Can draw students from across district lines

B) Exempt from some state education rules

C) Governed by a board

D) Can impose taxes

5. What is true about the State Board of Education?

A) Explicit oversight of education for grades k­12

B) Members serve without pay

C) Control over the Permanent School Fund (PSF)

D) 10 elected board members in total

Chapter 8 – The Judicial System of Texas

(This section has been combined with the Civil & Criminal Law Discussion)

• Things to remember

◦ Understand what the Appellate courts do

▪ What kind of cases do they hear/review?

◦ Civil cases don’t result in jail time (generally the result will be a monetary judgment) ◦ It is the government’s responsibility to establish laws

◦ Laws define crime and establish punishment

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◦ Have a working understanding of the types of crimes and punishments

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1. What is the Justice for all Act?

A) Grants everyone a lawyer in a court of law

B) Ensures that police cannot discriminate for any reason

C) Grants monetary compensation for those wrongfully imprisoned

D) Grants legal rights to undocumented immigrants

2. What is Common Law?

A) Mandates from the Texas Supreme Court

B) Legislative statues

C) Provisions of the Texas Constitution

D) Judge­made law based on custom and traditions traced to medieval England

3. What punishment can come with a Capital Felony?

A) 5­99 years imprisonment

B) Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole

C) $10,000 fine

D) $100,000 fine

4. What punishment can come with a Class C Misdemeanor?

A) 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine

B) 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine

C) $500 fine

D) $1,000 fine

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5. What is the purpose of the county court­at­law?

A) Relieve congestion from the constitutional county courts

B) Oversight for Class C misdemeanors

C) Primary trial courts

D) Hear felonies and higher­level civil cases

Court Cases

• Things to remember

◦ You do not need to know the minute details of the cases covered but rather need to  understand the concepts that were covered regarding those cases

◦ Due to the length of cases covered in class I will be picking five at random to test your  general knowledge

1. Texas v. Brown

A) The plain view doctrine

B) Symbolic speech

C) Educational funding

D) Ex­Post facto

2. Evenwel v. Abbott

A) Symbolic speech

B) Education of non­citizens

C) One person, one vote

D) Separate prisons for violent and non­violent offenders

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3. Jurek v. Texas

A) Ex­Post facto

B) Upheld the death penalty

C) Educational funding

D) Equality under the law

4. Carmell v. Texas

A) Education of non­citizens

B) Separate prisons for violent and non­violent offenders

C) Equality under the law

D) Ex­Post facto

5. Ruiz v. Estelle

A) Separate prisons for violent and non­violent offenders

B) Equality under the law

C) Educational funding

D) Symbolic speech

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Answer Key 

Chapter 5

1. B

2. E

3. F

4. C

5. D

Chapter 6

1. A

2. C

3. G

4. B

5. B

Chapter 7

1. A

2. C

3. A

4. D

5. B

Chapter 8

1. C

2. D

3. B

4. C

5. A

Court Cases

1. A

2. C

3. B

4. D

5. A

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