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Illinois Constitution 2010-2011 Practice Test

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Are you a memeber of Illinois and have to take the Constitution test for school? Well here is your easy study guide. Get all of these right and your gurenteed a great grade for class!

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  • 1. 
    Who is the current Governor of Illinois?
    • A. 

      George H. Ryan

    • B. 

      Rod Blagojevich

    • C. 

      Pat Quinn

  • 2. 
    How Long is the governor's term?
    • A. 

      4 years

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      6 years

  • 3. 
    What are the Governor's main duties
    • A. 

      Appointing New Members

    • B. 

      Removing Officers

    • C. 

      Agency Reorganization

    • D. 

      Granting Pardons

    • E. 

      Legislative Messages

    • F. 

      All of the Above

  • 4. 
    What are the Requirements to be Governor?
    • A. 

      United States Citizen, 30 Years Old, Resident of the State for 4 years

    • B. 

      United States Citizen, 25 Years Old, Resident of the State for 3 years

    • C. 

      At least 35 Years Old, Born in the State you represent

  • 5. 
    What is the order of succession for Governor?
    • A. 

      Attorney General, Secretary of State, Lt. Governor

    • B. 

      Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Secretary of State, Lt. Governor, Attorney General

  • 6. 
    How are other vacancies filled within the executive branch?
    • A. 

      Governor takes over

    • B. 

      Governor appoints new member

    • C. 

      Lt. Governor takes over

  • 7. 
    The Current Lieutenant Governor is _____________.
  • 8. 
    The Current Attorney General is ___________.
  • 9. 
    The Attorney General is the Lawyer for the State and the People.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The current Secretary of State is _____________.
  • 11. 
    The Secretary of State provides direct services to Illinois citizens.  He/She issues vehicle license plates and titles, registers corporations, enforces the Illinois securities act, administers the Organ/Tissue doner program and licenses drivers and driver records.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Comptroller safe-keeps and invests money
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The Treasurer safe-keeps and invests money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What is the Illinois Legislative Branch is known as?
    • A. 

      General Assembly

    • B. 

      Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Senate

    • D. 

      Illinois House of Representatives

  • 15. 
    When does the General Assembly begin it's session?
    • A. 

      January 20th

    • B. 

      Second Wednesday of January

    • C. 

      January 4th

  • 16. 
    We are currently in the 84th Session.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The requirements to be a memeber of the Illinois legislative branch
    • Must be at least 21 years old
    • A United States Citizen
    • Resident in the District being represented
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    How many Senators are in the Illinois Legislative Branch?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      59

    • C. 

      49

  • 19. 
    The Illinois Senator is __________.
  • 20. 
    What is the Senator's district number?
    • A. 

      43

    • B. 

      21

    • C. 

      32

  • 21. 
    The Illinois Senator has a 4 year term
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    How many Representatives are in the Illinois legislative branch?
    • A. 

      115

    • B. 

      118

    • C. 

      100

  • 23. 
    The Illinois Representative is __________.
  • 24. 
    The Representative's district number is 63.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    How long is the term for an Illinois Representative?
    • A. 

      4 years

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

  • 26. 
    Illinois legislative branch adjourns at the end of May.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The President of the Illinois Senate is _________.
  • 28. 
    How long is the Senate President's term?
    • A. 

      4 years

    • B. 

      2 years

    • C. 

      3 years

  • 29. 
    The Senate President's main duties are
    • Appoint new Senate Members
    • Review and approve all vouchers
    • Certify that all bills passed by the senate are in accordence with Senate rules.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The Speaker of the House is ___________.
  • 31. 
    The main duties of the Speaker of the House is
    • Sets session meeting schedules
    • Establishes the order of buisness
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    How many days must be read before passing?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      8

  • 33. 
    If a vacancy happens, the position must be filled within 30 days.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    What vote is needed to expel a member?
    • A. 

      2/3rds

    • B. 

      3/5ths

    • C. 

      3/4ths

  • 35. 
    In order to pass a bill, it must recieve a majority vote.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    How long after a bill is passed must it be presented to the Governor?
    • A. 

      3 days

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      30 days

  • 37. 
    The Governor has 60 days to approve a bill.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    How long after a veto does the General Assembly have to override it?
    • A. 

      60 days

    • B. 

      30 days

    • C. 

      15 days

  • 39. 
    Three-fifths of the vote is needed to override a veto.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Who starts impeachment legislation?
    • A. 

      General Assembly

    • B. 

      Senate

    • C. 

      House of Representatives

  • 41. 
    What kind of vote is needed to impeach?
    • A. 

      2/3rds

    • B. 

      3/5fths

    • C. 

      Majority

  • 42. 
    Impeachments are tried in the Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    2/3rds vote is needed to convict.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    What is the highest court in Illinois?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      Supreme Court

  • 45. 
    Chief Justice is ________.
  • 46. 
    How long is the Chief Justice's term?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      Life

    • C. 

      5 years

  • 47. 
    There are 7 justices on the Illinois Supreme Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    There are 3 Judicial districts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    In order to vote in Illinois
    • Must be at least 18
    • Live in the state for at least 30 days before election
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Can you be disqualified from voting in Illinois?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 51. 
    Who runs Illinois elections?
    • A. 

      State Board of Education

    • B. 

      State Board of Elections

    • C. 

      The General Assembly

  • 52. 
    Ways to get on the ballot are
    • Primary Election
    • Party Convention
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    How many Constitutions has Illinois had?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

  • 54. 
    The State Board of Elections sets educational policy in Illinois.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    How many total students are in Illinois?
    • A. 

      Over 2 million

    • B. 

      145,998

    • C. 

      1,894,452

  • 56. 
    How many total teachers are in Illinois?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      166,597

    • C. 

      742,445

  • 57. 
    There are 868 school districts in Illinois.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    What was Illinois's second state capital?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Kaskaska

    • C. 

      Springfield

    • D. 

      Vandalia

  • 59. 
    Illinois entered the Union on December 3, 1818.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    Which state number is Illinois?
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      32

    • C. 

      12

  • 61. 
    To call for a constitutional convention, 3/5ths of a vote is needed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 62. 
    If a Constitutional Convention is not called for within 22 years, the Secretary of State calls for one at 20 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    2/3rds of the vote is needed to approve amendments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    • A. 

      Bald Eagle

    • B. 

      Blue Bird

    • C. 

      Cardinal

  • 65. 
    The Illinois state tree is the White Oak.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 66. 
    What is the Illinois State flower?
    • A. 

      Violet

    • B. 

      Rose

    • C. 

      Tulip

  • 67. 
    Illinois state slogan is "Land of Lincoln"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 68. 
    Illinois state fossil is the Tully Monster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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