CA Politics: Assignment

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According to Chapter 1, more than one of every ____ U.S. residents lives in California.

six

nine

seven

eight

Question 2

According to Chapter 2, the contemporary California landscape took place in 1542 when Juan Cabrillo claimed the Native American lands now known as

Los Angeles.

San Francisco.

San Diego.

Indio.

Question 3

According to Chapter 2, the group of pre-gold rush settlers and mayors who convened to write a state constitution in 1849 rejected/spurned which of the following part of U.S. culture in the mid-19th century?

slavery

silver

capitalism

Manifest Destiny

Question 4

According to Chapter 2, the Southern Pacific Railroad's grip over California industry and politics was eventually smashed by

the progressive Democrats in the State Legislature.

Ivory Tower intellects and professors.

muckraking journalists.

the people.

Question 5

According to Chapter 2, which of the following is NOT true about Governor Hiram Johnson?

His agenda was grounded in a fundamental mistrust of political parties.

Part of his philosophy was that government could be run like a business, with efficiency as a clear objective.

He spearheaded an ambitious reform agenda that addressed a wide range of social, political, and economic issues.

He wanted to secure private interests so that mob rule would not take over California.

Question 6

According to Figure 3.1 in Chapter 3, the decade that saw the highest number of statewide initiatives qualify for the ballot in California was the

1970s.

2000s.

1990s.

1980s.

Question 7

According to Chapter 3 of California Politics, which office is responsible for receiving a proposed initiative?

Office of the Governor

Office of the Attorney General

Office of Elections

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Question 8

According to Chapter 3 of California Politics, signature requirements are:

2% of the total of registered voters (based on the last U.S. Census).

Based on a percentage of all votes cast for governor during the previous election.

Decided on by the California Supreme Court.

Decided on by the California Supreme Court and the California Legislature.

Question 9

According to Map 3.1 in Chapter 3 of California Politics, which state also has a direct initiative?

Ohio

Arizona

Michigan

New York

Maine

Question 10

According to Chapter 3 of California Politics, why are ballot propositions only in general elections or special elections called by the governor?

Because voters supported Proposition 12 in 2004, which ended the practice of voting on initiatives in primary elections.

Because Governor Brown signed an executive proclamation, which ended the practice of voting on initiatives in primary elections.

Because voters supported Proposition 10 in 2008, which ended the practice of voting on initiatives in primary elections.

Because representatives passed a law that ended the practice of voting on initiatives in primary elections.

Question 11

According to Table 3.2 in California Politics, the most expensive ballot measure campaign in California was:

Proposition 14

Proposition 32

Proposition 30

Proposition 8

Proposition 87

Question 12

According to Chapter 4, California Assemblymen and Senators have to deal with approximately ___ bills and measures introduced in a two-year session.

1,000

5,000

750

2,500

Question 13

According to Chapter 4, the "so-called conscience and eyes and ears" of the California Legislature is the nonpartisan

Legislative Board of Independent Voters.

Legislative Analyst's Office.

Governor's Executive Council.

Legislative Board of Advisors.

Question 14

According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, the CA Legislature's full-time, professional members make about/more than _____ per year.

75,000

$90,000

$200,000

$150,000

$100,000

Question 15

According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, _____ was a target of term limits supporters for his perceived abuses of powers and flashy style.

Harvey Milk

Tom Ford

Willie Brown

Pat Brown

Jesse Unruh

Question 16

According to Figure 4.1 (Chapter 4) in California Politics, females are:

Overrepresented in the CA Legislature (that is, there is a higher percentage of females in the Legislature than in the general population).

Equally represented in the CA Legislature (that is, there is about the same percentage of females in the Legislature and int he general population).

Underrepresented in the CA Legislature (that is, there is a smaller percentage of females in the Legislature than in the general population).

Question 17

According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, in general, a fervent antipolitician, antigovernment sentiment prevails among Californians.

True

False

Question 18

According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, after Proposition 11 was passed in 2008, redrawing district boundaries in California was the responsibility of:

Voters.

Governor.

Assembly and Senate committees.

ndependent citizens' commission.

Senate committees.

Question 19

According to Chapter 5, of the money offices housed in the California executive branch, the ____ ensures that residents pay fair rates on properties.

Board of Equalization

Board of Properties and Taxes

treasurer

controller

Question 20

Which is NOT a responsibility of California’s lieutenant governor?

Take the gubernatorial oath of office if the governor resigns, becomes disabled, or is impeached.

Serving as an official consultant to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Taking temporary control if the governor leaves the state at any time.

Serving as a voting member of the California State University Board of Trustees.

Question 21

This elected official oversees the $123 billion-a-year insurance industry by reviewing and preapproving rates for car and home owners’ insurance.

Lieutenant governor of Insurance

Insurance czar

Office of Insurance Commissioner

Chief of Insurance

Question 22

The California treasurer is the:

State’s banker who manages the state’s investments, assets, and bond debt.

Chief law enforcement officer.

Chief fiscal officer who pays the state’s bills and keeps a tally of the state’s accounts.

Chief elections officer and oversees all aspects of federal and state elections.

Question 23

According to Chapter 6, appointees to California's six appellate courts and the supreme court must first be screened by

the lieutenant governor.

the governor.

the Assembly's Commission on Judicial Nominees

the State Bar's Commission on Judicial Nominees

Question 24

According to Chapter 6, Governor Brown signed AB 109 into law, otherwise known as the _____, which shifted the responsibility for locking up low-level, nonviolent adult felons to county governments.

Felon Transfer law

Municipal Transfer law

County Realignment law

Public Safety Realignment law

Question 25

According to Chapter 6 of California Politics, about ___ of cases never make it to trial.

70%

90%

60%

50%

80%

Question 26

According to Chapter 6 of California Politics, what is true of Governor Schwarzenegger's judicial appointments?

He allowed the attorney general to make judicial appointments.

His judicial appointments were far less partisan than his predecessors.

His judicial appointments were far more partisan than his predecessors.

He allowed the lieutenant governor to make judicial appointments.

Question 27

According to Chapter 6 of California Politics, California district attorneys have a conviction success rate of around _____.

75%

95%

80%

82%

90%

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