A Nonschool Special District Includes Everything Except

Chapter 10 Quiz – Texas Government GOVT-2306

Question 1 (2 points)

What is the level of popularity of the commissioner system of city government in Texas today?

Question 1 options:

• It is the most popular form of city government in Texas.

• No city in Texas today has a pure commissioner system, but a handful claim a variation of the system.

• While less popular than the mayor-council system, over 100 cities in Texas today use the commissioner style.

• Commissioner systems have never been used in Texas.

• About half the cities in Texas use a pure commissioner form of government.

No city in Texas today has a pure commissioner system, but a handful claim a variation of the system.
Question 2 (2 points)

A nonschool special district includes everything EXCEPT

Question 2 options:

• Utility districts.

• Economic development corporations.

• School districts.

• Hospital districts.

• Fire prevention districts.

School districts.
Question 3 (2 points)

What is the main difference between a special district and a county?

Question 3 options:

• A special district provides only one specific service within a geographic region.

• A county is formed in terms of population density, while a special district is created geographically.

• Special districts are controlled by incorporated cities, unlike county government.

• Special districts are created by municipalities, while counties are created by the state.

• There are no major differences.

A special district provides only one specific service within a geographic region.
Question 4 (2 points)

One problem with special districts is that sometimes local government officials work in relative obscurity, avoiding media and public scrutiny.

Question 4 options:

• True

• False

True
Question 5 (2 points)

In large Texas counties, the ________ prepares the county budget.

Question 5 options:

• Sheriff

• Constable

• Auditor

• Clerk

• Tax assessor-collector

Auditor
Question 6 (2 points)

Each county in Texas is required by the state constitution to have approximately the same number of residents.

Question 6 options:

• False

• True

False
Question 7 (2 points)

________ is a unit of local government that performs a single service in a limited geographic area.

Question 7 options:

• A special district

• The county government

• The local government

• A single-member district

• The state government

A special district
Question 8 (2 points)

All county officials in Texas are appointed by the governor and serve two-year terms.

Question 8 options:

• False

• True

False
Question 9 (2 points)

Which of the following is NOT a function of county government in Texas?

Question 9 options:

• Supervising road and bridge maintenance

• Administering water districts

• Setting a county’s tax rates

• Maintaining the county jail

• County law enforcement

Administering water districts
Question 10 (2 points)

The strong mayor form of government was created as a response to the 1900 Galveston hurricane disaster.

Question 10 options:

• False

• True

False