Texas History - Unit 9 - Review Game 3 Question Preview (ID: 59166)


The Modern Era.

The aerospace industry in Texas flourished because of ...
a) the Cold War and the space program.
b) the sunny climate.
c) tax breaks for manufacturers.
d) the availability of inexpensive land for runways and other facilities.

Congress acted decisively to end segregation in public places with passage of ...
a) the Equal Rights Amendment.
b) the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
c) the Alabama Act of 1965.
d) the Carter-Haney Law.

President Lyndon Johnson decided not to run for re-election in 1968 because ...
a) increasing opposition to the war had sharply divided the country.
b) the Democratic Party refused to nominate him for another term.
c) he wanted to retire to his hill country ranch.
d) he was likely to be impeached.

Oil prices rose sharply in the 1970s, and the Texas oil business boomed after ...
a) sport utility vehicles became more common.
b) Saudi Arabian oil fields became exhausted.
c) OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) banned oil shipments to the United States.
d) Congress banned offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

The growth of the Democratic Party in the 1970s finally made Texas a two-party state.
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

The oil boom ended in Texas in the 1970s and caused a dramatic loss of jobs.
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

The development of air conditioning and the sunny climate made Texas attractive to many newcomers.
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

In the 1960s and 1970s, both women and Hispanics made political gains.
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

Texas was slow in becoming a high-tech center but caught up later.
a) true
b) false
c)
d)

Texas cities grew rapidly toward the end of the 1900s because of ...
a) a rapidly increasing birthrate.
b) the failure of the family farm.
c) the availability of good jobs and a good quality of life.
d) low-cost housing programs.

Which of the following was a Texan who became president in 2000?
a) George Bush
b) George W. Bush
c) Van Cliburn
d) Sandra Cisneros

Which of the following was a Democrat and longtime lieutenant governor of Texas?
a) Rick Perry
b) Larry McMurtry
c) Bob Bullock
d) John Biggers

Which of the following was a democrat who won the governor's race in 1980, promising to improve education?
a) Ann Richards
b) George Bush
c) Albert Sidney Johnston
d) Mark White

Which of the following was lieutenant governor who became governor in December of 2000?
a) Rick Perry
b) Lyne T. Barret
c) Van Cliburn
d) Sandra Cisneros

Which of the following was Texas treasurer elected to governor's office in 1990?
a) Albert Sidney Johnston
b) Larry McMurtry
c) Lyne T. Barret
d) Ann Richards

Which of the following was a Texas artist whose works of art portray African American views and experiences?
a) Larry McMurtry
b) John Biggers
c) Van Cliburn
d) Sandra Cisneros

Which of the following was a Texan elected to the presidency in 1988?
a) George Bush
b) Albert Sidney Johnston
c) Lyne T. Barret
d) Sandra Cisneros

Which of the following is a novelist who writes of Texas, particularly the frontier?
a) Sandra Cisneros
b) Van Cliburn
c) Larry McMurtry
d) Albert Sidney Johnston

Which of the following is a well-known classical pianist?
a) Van Cliburn
b) Sandra Cisneros
c) Lyne T. Barret
d) Albert Sidney Johnston

Which of the following is a writer who focuses on the lives of Mexican American families in the United States?
a) Albert Sidney Johnston
b) Lyne T. Barret
c) Cesar Chavez
d) Sandra Cisneros

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