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1

The Free-Exercise clause is the ability to express religion in any way as long as they do not harm society.

True

2

What is an example of a violation of clear-and-present danger?

Yelling fire in a movie theater with no fire

3

What amendments protect American's civil liberties?

-Fair Trial
-Bail, Fines, and Punishment
-Unspecified Rights Retained
-Habeas Corpus

-(all of the above)

4

Teachers are allowed to discuss their personal religious beliefs, even lead in a class prayer.

False

5

Which of the following demonstrations was NOT protected by the Symbolic Speech of the 1st Amendment?

The burning of the cross.

6

Famous Boxer Muhammad Ali was exempt from the draft due to religious beliefs.

True

7

What is the process of Arraingment?

-Judge reads indictment to the accused and ensures that the accused understands charges and rights and has counsel.
-Judge asks defendant to choose a plea; guilty or not guilty.
-If defendant pleas guilty or no contest, a trial is not necessary and defendant proceeds to sentencing.

-(all of the above)

8

What is the most powerful office in the Texas state government?

Lt. Governor

9

How long is a regular session in the state congress?

140 Days

10

How many legislatures are in the Texas House of Representatives?

150 People

11

What is the function of the Texas state legislature?

-Enacting Laws
-Budgets and Taxes
-Educating the public

-(all of the above)

12

A state senator must be 26 years old, resident of Texas for 5 years, and resident of the district for 1 year.

True

13

Voters can overcome lobbyist if they

-Collaborate and be as informed as possible
-Are nice
-Are sharp with their arguing

-(all of the above)

14

Texas gained 19,500 jobs last year; the fast growing industry is

Construction (39,000)

15

Who organized the latest filibuster dealing with the Texas abortion issue?

Wendy Davis

16

What is the phone number for Rick Perry's office?

(512)-463-2000

17

How many days did it take to write the Declaration of Independence?

17

18

Which lake were the first zebra mussels discovered at?

Lake Texoma

19

Who did Edward Snowden work for?

The NSA

20

What does TARP stand for?

Troubled Asset Release Program

21

What is the main source of the Federal Government's revenue?

Individual Income Taxes

22

Who said, "...read my lips, NO new taxes!"

George H. W. Bush

23

In which country do the people pay the most taxes?

Denmark

24

Who has a long track record of community service?

Justice Eva Guzman

25

Angela Tucker is the first african american female appointed as Judge in Collin County.

True

26

U.S. V. _______ Supreme Court strikes down DOMA.

Windsor

27

Which is not one of the 25 documents you need before you die?

High School Diploma

-(((need a Will and Marriage License)))

28

Which state has the highest domestic violence in America?

Texas

29

As the result of a Supreme Court decision in 2002, Texas, as well as other states, can no longer excuse a person who

is mentally impaired

30

Which case strikes down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

Shelby County V. Holder

31

Most cases get to the Supreme Court of Texas on

a petition for review

32

Which circuit order of appeals is Texas governed by?

the 5th

33

Sandra Day O'Connor was the first woman judge on the Supreme Court

True

34

Which case established the principle of Judicial Review?

Marbury V. Madison

35

What is the process called when the courts try to determine whether actions are unconstitutional?

Judicial Review

36

How many abortion clinics are there in Texas and approximately what is the statewide total of abortions in 2011?

36 clinics; 72,000 abortions

37

Class action suits can only be initiated by individuals.

False

38

Who is John Roberts?

Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

39

John Adam's Declaration of Independence stated/suggested that the signing of the document should be met with an annual celebration which included fireworks.

True

40

In 1774, delegates from 13 colonies met at ___________ in Philadelphia to discuss breaking away from England.

Carpenter's Hall

41

The Declaration of Independence was signed on __________ at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

July 2, 1776