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Unit 13 Study Guide

West Texas Cattle Ranching Cause: Ranchers pumped water out of aquifers to fill tanks for their herds Effect:? Which of the following BEST completes the chart? Many natural springs and streams dried up.
How do the human characteristics of the Great Plains region of Texas differ from the Coastal Plains region? The Great Plains region has many wind farms.
One-third of oil and gas employment was lost between 1982 and 1994. Workers left producing regions as rigs shut down and producers carried through successive reductions in staff; white-collar ranks thinned noticeably from the late 1980s onward, as producers cut technical and managerial personnel in the face of stagnant prices and rising costs.
Which influence likely did not result in the downsizing of the Texas oil industry? election of George Bush as governor
I was a Texas playwright, wrote screenplay for Tender Mercies, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Who am I? Horton Foote
How is recent immigration to Texas most likely influencing Texas society? New immigration adds greater cultural diversity to Texas.
How have technological innovations influenced the economy of Texas? They have contributed to Texas economic interdependence with the world's economy.
Which likely impact of Hurricane Rita on Texas can be inferred from the map? The East Texas lumber industry declined.
Which set correctly matches the Texans with their contributions? Denton Cooley - heart surgery; Benjy Brooks - pediatric surgery
Why is freedom of the press essential to an effective democratic government in Texas? A free press monitors government actions for corruption and mismanagement.
Map question: Which number indicates the region in which Big Bend National Park is located? 1 - West Texas
Why do the school districts of fast-growing cities as well as towns with little industry, struggle to acquire enough local funding to finance expansion? A large proportion of local education funding is tied to property taxes.
Many place names in Texas, such as El Paso, San Antonio, Amarillo, and the Rio Grande reflect the language and influence of which culture? Spain
How are the lives of Texans changing by the expanded use of alternative sources of energy? Growing numbers of Texans are using sun and wind energy to power homes and businesses.
The Texas State Data Center produces biennial projections of the state and counties by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. The projections are used extensively by public and private entities. Every 2 to 3 years, the State Data Center also produces state and county level projections for every year from 2005 through 2040 for the following:
1) Households 2) Labor force 3) Primary/secondary education enrollment 4) Community colleges and university enrollment Why would local officials likely need the projections provided by this state office? to inform decisions about building new schools
Using the graph of "Number of Texans Identifying Themselves as Arabic", which factor likely contributed most to the trend represented in the graph? Conflict and upheaval in some Arab nations
Which effect most likely resulted from the choice of the federal government to place the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston? It led to Texas becoming a leader in the aerospace industry.
Which industry experienced a boom most likely due to international conflict and crisis? Oil
Which act of civic participation is a responsibility of all Texas citizens? Vote
Using the "Projected Population of Texas, by Ethnicity" graph, which category is projected to have the fastest growth rate? Other
Position #1 [W]e must keep the promise of Social Security strong and certain for those who have worked and contributed to the system. Social Security should continue to be the foundation of income security for working Americans. Social Security is an insurance program placed in the trust of the federal government and is not a public welfare cost of government.
Postion #2 We support an immediate and orderly transition to a system of private pensions based on the concept of individual retirement accounts, and gradually phasing out the Social Security tax. We insist that Social Security benefits be non-taxable.
Which set of political parties is paired correctly to their political position? 1 - Democratic Party; 2 - Republican Party
MD Anderson was created in 1941 as a part of the University of Texas System. The Houston Institution is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 41 National Cancer Institutes-designated comprehensive cancer centers today.
What is the likely impact of MD Anderson on the Houston area? It has made Houston a center of science and medicine.
March Festivals in Texas, 2012 1) Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2) Borderfest 3) North Texas Irish Festival 4) South by Southwest (SXSW) 5) St. Patrick's Day Festival 6) Big Creek Country Cajun Fest
Which characteristic of Texas society is reflected in the many types of festivals held in March? Culturally diverse
In a hill country home amid the scenic vistas of New Braunfels, Texas, Hans Boas, associate professor of Germanic studies, conducts hours of interviews with the last remaining speakers of one of the Lone Star State's oldest dialects, Texas German...
The existence of Texas German for over 150 years is an example of how ethnic groups - attempt to maintain their cultural heritage while adapting to the surrounding culture
How does drilling innovations benefit oil companies? Oil companies do not have to reposition drill equipment on the surface.
1) Real Estate 2) Lending Crisis 3) Computer Tech 4) Dallas 5) Boom/Bust Industries 20th and 21st Centuries Which set of terms best completes the diagram? ?...Foreclosure Rates Rise ??...Banking ???...Austin
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