Chapter 11 State Local Government Test

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CHAPTER 11 Multiple Choice 1. The “municipal government” applies to all these governments recognized by the legislature as being a governmental entity except: a. cities. b. towns. c. districts. d. villages. 2. Three-fourths, or approximately 900, of Texas’s municipalities are classified as a. special districts. b. general law. c. home rule. d. specific law. 3. In order to become home rule status, a city must have a population of at least a. 5,000 citizens. b. 1,000 citizens. c. 100 towns. d. 50 districts. 4. All of the following are true about weak mayor-council form of city government except: a. It is widely used in most of Texas’s less populated and rural cities. b. Most of the day-to-day executive operations are carried out by either the mayor or by a city council. c. It has only a few departments. d. The mayor has unlimited policy implementation and veto powers. 5. Most medium-to-large sized cities in Texas have the form of government called a. weak mayor-council. b. strong mayor-council. c. commission. d. council-manager. 6. The official who is responsible for hiring individuals to oversee the various departments in a councilmanager form of city government is the a. mayor. b. city manager. c. city council. d. county manager. 7. The form of city government in which each elected official also oversees a department is called a. weak mayor-council. b. strong mayor-council. c. council-manager. d. commission. State & Local Govt Chapter 11 Page 1 of 4 8. The most common type of city election is the: a. ward system. b. at-large system. c. single-member district system. d. place system. 9. The place system of city election is a. often used in the large-sized cities in Texas. b. variation of the at-large system. c. most benefits political incumbents. d. Variation of single-member district system. 10. Another name given to single-member district system of

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