Illinois Constitution Test

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  • 1. 
    What year did Illinois become a state?
    • A. 

      1818

    • B. 

      1824

    • C. 

      1896

    • D. 

      1776

    • E. 

      1906


  • 2. 
    What European country was the first to settle in Illinois?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      France


  • 3. 
    Who is our current Illinois governor?
    • A. 

      Jim Edgar

    • B. 

      Pat Quinn

    • C. 

      Paul Simon

    • D. 

      Bruce Rauner


  • 4. 
    How many representatives are there in the Illinois House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      435

    • B. 

      118

    • C. 

      59

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      36


  • 5. 
    How many members are there in the Illinois state Senate?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      118

    • D. 

      59


  • 6. 
    Who is the chief legal officer of the state of Illinois?
    • A. 

      Comptroller

    • B. 

      Governor

    • C. 

      Secretary of State

    • D. 

      Attorney General


  • 7. 
    What is the name of the state legislature in Springfield?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Town hall

    • C. 

      General Assembly

    • D. 

      House of Burgesses


  • 8. 
    What year was our current Illinois Constitution written?
    • A. 

      1818

    • B. 

      1787

    • C. 

      1945

    • D. 

      1970


  • 9. 
    If the governor dies, who is next in the line of succession to take over?
    • A. 

      Lt. Governor

    • B. 

      Comptroller

    • C. 

      Secretary of State

    • D. 

      Treasurer


  • 10. 
    What fraction of the General Assembly does it take to override a veto of the governor and propose an amendment to the Illinois Constitution?
    • A. 

      3/4

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      1/2

    • D. 

      3/5


  • 11. 
    How often does the Illinois State legislature have to "officially meet"? 
    • A. 

      Three times a year

    • B. 

      One time a year

    • C. 

      Once a month

    • D. 

      5 days a week


  • 12. 
    To pass a bill in the Illinois State legislature, which of the following is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Bills must be read on 3 different days.

    • B. 

      Bills must stick to one subject.

    • C. 

      Bills must pass both chambers with a majority vote.

    • D. 

      The governor only gets 10 days to examine a bill.


  • 13. 
    21 years old, a resident of your district for 2 years and being a US citizen were the qualifications for what position in Illinois government?
    • A. 

      Governor

    • B. 

      State legislator (House or Senate)

    • C. 

      State Judge


  • 14. 
    WHat is the current population of the state of Illinois?
    • A. 

      54 million people.

    • B. 

      12,000 people

    • C. 

      12,500,000 people

    • D. 

      125,000 people


  • 15. 
    Where in the Illinois Constitution is the Illinois Bill of Rights located?
    • A. 

      Article I

    • B. 

      First 10 amendment

    • C. 

      Article VI

    • D. 

      Article III


  • 16. 
    Which number is NOT accurately associated?
    • A. 

      118 members in the Illinois House of Representatives

    • B. 

      59 members of the Illinois Senate

    • C. 

      6 years is the length of an Illinois state senator's term

    • D. 

      2 chambers in the Illinois legislature.

    • E. 

      10 years length of an Illinois Supreme court judge's term


  • 17. 
    Which of the following has not ever been a capitol of Illinois?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Springfield

    • C. 

      Vandalia

    • D. 

      Kaskaskia


  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT a veto power that the governor has?
    • A. 

      Amendatory veto

    • B. 

      Pocket veto

    • C. 

      Regular veto

    • D. 

      Line item (reduction) veto


  • 19. 
    How many judicial districts are there in the state of Illinois?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      94

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10


  • 20. 
    Which of the following state executive officers is NOT up for election at the same time as the governor?
    • A. 

      Treasurer

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Comptroller

    • D. 

      Attorney General

    • E. 

      Superintendent of Schools


  • 21. 
    What is the main trial court at the STATE level?
    • A. 

      District court

    • B. 

      Circuit court

    • C. 

      Appellate court

    • D. 

      Supreme Court


  • 22. 
    Which of the following is NOT a qualification for the Governor?
    • A. 

      25 years old.

    • B. 

      US citizen

    • C. 

      3 year resident of the state of Illinois

    • D. 

      Male


  • 23. 
    The official records and the great seal of the state of Illinois are kept by what official?
    • A. 

      Comptroller

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Treasurer

    • D. 

      Governor


  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT a duty of the governor?
    • A. 

      Veto laws

    • B. 

      Commander in chief of the state gaurd

    • C. 

      Pardon individuals

    • D. 

      Handle foreign affairs

    • E. 

      Call special sessions of the General Assembly


  • 25. 
    Which branch of government is accurately associated?
    • A. 

      General Assembly- legislative branch that makes the laws

    • B. 

      Governor- executive branch that enforces the laws

    • C. 

      Illinois courts- judicial branch that interprets the laws.

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 26. 
    What is the special status that is given to cities so that they can make their own rules without going through the General Assembly for approval?
    • A. 

      Home schooling

    • B. 

      Home rule

    • C. 

      Filibuster

    • D. 

      Council manager form

    • E. 

      Emancipated city


  • 27. 
    What form of city government involved a mayor and city council that make the decisions for the city, but hire a proffessionally trained manager to carry out those decisions?
    • A. 

      Commission form

    • B. 

      Council manager form

    • C. 

      Strong mayor form


  • 28. 
    What tax is the most important source of money for local governments?
    • A. 

      Import tax

    • B. 

      Income tax

    • C. 

      Sales tax

    • D. 

      Real property tax


  • 29. 
    The Illinois Constitution requires that every __________ years a call for a Constitutional Convention be put to the people.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      15


  • 30. 
    Which of the following would NOT be considered a municipality?
    • A. 

      Town

    • B. 

      Village

    • C. 

      City

    • D. 

      County


  • 31. 
    What chamber of the General assembly actually does the "impeaching" or accusing?
    • A. 

      House

    • B. 

      Senate


  • 32. 
    What form of city government has an elected mayor and 4 elected commissioners that divide up the work of the city?
    • A. 

      Council manager

    • B. 

      Commission

    • C. 

      Strong mayor

    • D. 

      Alderman


  • 33. 
    The election in which a party chooses its nominee is called ______.
    • A. 

      A primary

    • B. 

      A general election

    • C. 

      A filibuster

    • D. 

      A pork barrel project


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