According to Chapter 1, more than one of every ____ U.S. residents lives in California.
According to Chapter 2, the contemporary California landscape took place in 1542 when Juan Cabrillo claimed the Native American lands now known as
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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.
According to Map 3.1 in Chapter 3 of California Politics, which state also has a direct initiative?
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.
According to Table 3.2 in California Politics, the most expensive ballot measure campaign in California was:
According to Chapter 4, California Assemblymen and Senators have to deal with approximately ___ bills and measures introduced in a two-year session.
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.
According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, the CA Legislature's full-time, professional members make about/more than _____ per year.
According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, _____ was a target of term limits supporters for his perceived abuses of powers and flashy style.
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).
According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, in general, a fervent antipolitician, antigovernment sentiment prevails among Californians.
According to Chapter 4 of California Politics, after Proposition 11 was passed in 2008, redrawing district boundaries in California was the responsibility of:
Assembly and Senate committees.
ndependent citizens' commission.
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
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.
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
Office of Insurance Commissioner
Chief of Insurance
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.
According to Chapter 6, appointees to California's six appellate courts and the supreme court must first be screened by
the lieutenant governor.
the Assembly's Commission on Judicial Nominees
the State Bar's Commission on Judicial Nominees
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
According to Chapter 6 of California Politics, about ___ of cases never make it to trial.
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.
According to Chapter 6 of California Politics, California district attorneys have a conviction success rate of around _____.