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Politics of Texas: Quiz


Question 1: Governor ________ and Senator Phil Gramm (also a former Democrat) followed.
John ConnallyGeorge W. BushRick PerryBill Clements

Question 2: While largely upholding the map, it ruled the ________-to-San Antonio 23rd District, which had been a protected majority-Latino district until the 2003 redistricting, was unconstitutionally drawn.
Austin, TexasFort Worth, TexasEl Paso, TexasDallas

Question 3: Beginning in the 1960s, Republican strength increased in Texas, particularly in the growing suburbs around ________ and Houston.
DallasFort Worth, TexasDenton, TexasAustin, Texas

Question 4: The election of Republicans like ________ and John Tower to Congress during the 1960s reflected this trend.
George H. W. BushGerald FordRonald ReaganRichard Nixon

Question 5: [6] In deciding the 1869 ________ case, the Supreme Court first addressed the issue of whether Texas had in fact seceded when it joined the Confederacy.
U.S. stateSalmon P. ChaseTexas v. WhiteAbraham Lincoln

Question 6: However, the Texas Democrats were rarely united, being divided into conservative, moderate and ________ factions that vied with one another for power.
Classical liberalismLiberalismIsaiah BerlinDemocracy

Question 7: For approximately 100 years, from the end of Reconstruction until the 1970s, the Democratic Party was dominant in ________ politics.

Question 8: In December 2005, the ________ agreed to hear an appeal that challenged the legality of this redistricting plan.
United States courts of appealsSupreme Court of the United StatesUnited States ConstitutionUnited States Congress

Question 9: His protégé Cuney was a freed Texas ________ who had been educated in Pennsylvania.
CubaMulattoSouth AfricaUnited States

Question 10: Despite increasing Republican strength in national elections, after the 1990 ________, Texas Democrats still controlled both houses of the State Legislature and most statewide offices.


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