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  • 1. 
    To whom do the unoccupied and unappropriated lands withing Wyoming belong?
  • 2. 
    What is the requirement regarding registering to vote?
  • 3. 
    In what regard to political equality, Wyoming was a pioneer in what respect?
    • A. 

      First to secure religious liberty

    • B. 

      Levy war against another country

    • C. 

      It first gave suffrage to women

  • 4. 
    According to the preamble, what was the fundamental purpose of the convention which framed the constitution of Wyoming?
    • A. 

      The exercise of any religious faith shall not be interfered with

    • B. 

      To secure and perpetuate civil, political and religious liberty

    • C. 

      To defend the US Constitution

  • 5. 
    What are the constitutional provisions regarding religion?
    • A. 

      No religious test shall ever be applied to voting or holding office

    • B. 

      The exercise of any religious faith shall not be interfered

    • C. 

      No public money shall be appropriated for any society or institution under religious control

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    What is meant by treason against the state?
    • A. 

      Levy war against it, or aiding, comforting and adhering to it enemy

    • B. 

      Declaring war against the USA

    • C. 

      Refusing to vote

  • 7. 
    Can private property be taken for public use without the owners consent?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    How is the Constitution of Wyoming amended?
    • A. 

      An amendment must be passed by half of the votes of each house and at the next regular election be approved by a majority of thos voting in the general election

    • B. 

      An amendment must be passed by 1/3 of the votes of each house and at the next regular election be approved by a majority of thos voting in the general election

    • C. 

      An amendment must be passed by 2/3 of the votes of each house and at the next regular election be approved by a majority of thos voting in the general election

  • 9. 
    The qualifications of a voter is must be 21 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and must have complied with the registration laws.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When are general elections held?
    • A. 

      On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of all even number years.

    • B. 

      On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November on all odd numered years

    • C. 

      On the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in November of all even numbered years.

  • 11. 
    How may voters who are absent from home or unable to get to their voting places cast their votes?
    • A. 

      By going to the state web page and filling out an absentee ballot

    • B. 

      By requesting an absentee ballot from the county clerk

    • C. 

      By writing a letter stating your vote

  • 12. 
    The three departments of the state government and the duty of each are ____________ to ___________, ____________ to___________, and _____________ to ___________.
  • 13. 
    What is the constitutional limitation on terms of office of the five state elected officials?
    • A. 

      State officials can serve only 3 terms

    • B. 

      State officials can serve only 1 term

    • C. 

      State officials can serve only 2 terms

  • 14. 
    What officers are subject to impreachment?
    • A. 

      The Governor and other state officeer including the Justices of the peace

    • B. 

      The Governor and other state officials except Justices of the peace

    • C. 

      Governor

  • 15. 
    The legislature of the State of Wyoming is composed of a senate and house of representatives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    When are members of the legislature elected? When do they take office?
    • A. 

      The are elected the first Tuesday after nthe first Monday in November of even numbered years and take office the first Monday of December

    • B. 

      The are elected the first Tuesday after nthe first Monday in November of even numbered years and take office the first Monday of January

    • C. 

      They are elected on the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in November of odd numbered years and take office the first Monday in January

  • 17. 
    What is the term of office of the members of each house?
    • A. 

      Senate-6 years, House of Representatives-4 years

    • B. 

      Senate-4 years, House of Representatives-4 years

    • C. 

      Senate-4 years, House of Representatives-2 years

  • 18. 
    Mark the qualifications for a state senator.
    • A. 

      Must have lived for at least the last 6 month preceding his election in the county or district from which he is chosen

    • B. 

      Must be 25 years old

    • C. 

      A citizen of the United States and Wyoming

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 19. 
    Mark the qualifications for a state representative.
    • A. 

      Must be 21 years old

    • B. 

      Must be a citizen of the United States and of Wyoming

    • C. 

      Must have lived for at least 12 months preceding his election in the county or district from which he is chosen

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 20. 
    Limitations that are placed on members of Legislature as to salary and the holding of other offices are they may not hold any office except that of notary public or office in the militia and their salary cannot be increased during their term of office.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    When does the legislature meet?
    • A. 

      At 8:00 o'clock the second Tuesday of January succeeding the general election. They may meet on the second Tuesday of January of even-numbered years for a budget session, or when an extra session is called by the Governor.

    • B. 

      At noon the second Tuesday of January succeeding the general election. The may meet on the second Tuesday of January of even-numbered years for a budget session, or when an extra session is called by the Governor.

  • 22. 
    The Legislature meets at the ____________.
  • 23. 
    What is the limitation on the length of sessions of the Legislature?
    • A. 

      Not to exceed forty day in odd numbered years and twenty day in even numbered years

    • B. 

      Not to exceed twenty days in odd years and forty days in even years

    • C. 

      Not to exceed thirty days in even numbered years and fifteen days in even numbered years

  • 24. 
    Who are the presiding officers of each house?
    • A. 

      A president in the Senate

    • B. 

      A speaker in the House

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      A and b

  • 25. 
    How does a bill pass the legislature?
    • A. 

      A bill must be passed in two different forms by a vote of both houses.

    • B. 

      A bill must be passed in identical form by a minority only vote of both houses

    • C. 

      A bill must be passed inidentical form by a majority vote of both houses

  • 26. 
    A quorum is the number necessary to transact business. A majority of each house constitutes a quorum.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    What are two constitutional provisions regulating the procedure for passing bills?
    • A. 

      Each bill may only contain one subject

    • B. 

      No bill may become law which has not been referred to a committee

    • C. 

      A bill may become law without having to be referred to a committee

    • D. 

      The bill must be printed for use of the legistators.

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A, b, d

  • 28. 
    Special, local, or private bills may be passed by the Legislature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Where must revenue bills originate?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      Judicial

    • C. 

      House of Representatives

    • D. 

      Executive

  • 30. 
    What is the provision regarding the amendment of laws?
    • A. 

      In order to amend any law, the law does not have to be rewritten just revoted on.

    • B. 

      An amendment can be voted on by just referring to it by the title only.

    • C. 

      In order to amend any law, the law must be rewritten.Amendment cannot be made by referring to the title only

  • 31. 
    An agreement to vote for a certain bill in exchange for a vote for another bill is to be considered as bribery and is punishable as such is know as ______.
  • 32. 
    Who has general power to fix salaries within the state?
    • A. 

      Judicial

    • B. 

      Exective

    • C. 

      Legislature

  • 33. 
    In Whom is exective power vested?
    • A. 

      Auditor

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Treasurer

    • D. 

      Governor

  • 34. 
    Give the qualifications for Governor?
    • A. 

      Must be a citizen of the United States, qualified elector of the state, 25 years old, and must have been a resident the ten years preceding his election within the state.

    • B. 

      Must be a citizen of the United States, qualified elector of the state, 30 years old, and must have been a resident the five years preceding his election

    • C. 

      Must be a citizen of the United States for the last five years, qualified elector of the state, 27 years old, and must have been a resident the two years preceding his election within the state.

  • 35. 
    What are the principal powers of the Governor?
    • A. 

      To execute faithfully all laws, to sign and make bills and resolutions, to not grant pardons, reprieves, and commutations, to not call special sessions of the Legislature, to make appointments to fill vacancies, to veto bills.

    • B. 

      To execute faithfully all laws, to pass all bills and resolutions, to grant pardons, not reprieves and commutations, to call special session of the Exective, to make appointments to fill vacancies, to veto bills.

    • C. 

      To execute faithfully all laws, to sign bills and resolutions, to grant pardons, reprieves and communications, to call special sessions of the Legislature, to make appointments to fill vacancies, to veto bills.

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    What is the veto provision in the Wyoming Constitution?
    • A. 

      The governor is given the right to veto, and the veto can be overridden by a two-thirds vote of both houses.

    • B. 

      The legislature is given the right toveto, and the veto can be overridden by a third vote of both houses.

    • C. 

      The governor is given the right to veto, and the veto can be overridden by two fourths vote of both houses.

  • 38. 
  • 39. 
    What is the special provision regarding the veto of appropriation bills?
    • A. 

      Only bills dealing with the budget may be vetoed.

    • B. 

      Any item of an appropriation bill may be vetoed.

    • C. 

      Bills dealing with judicial issues are the only bills that can be vetoed.

  • 40. 
    What are the elective executive offices other than that of Governor?
    • A. 

      Secretary of State

    • B. 

      State Treasurer

    • C. 

      State Auditor

    • D. 

      State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    • E. 

      State Judge

    • F. 

      State Police Commisioner

    • G. 

      A, b, c, d

    • H. 

      A, b, d, e, f

  • 41. 
    The term of office of each of the elective officers is four years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Who takes the place of the Governor in case the Governor is unable to act?
    • A. 

      Lieutenant Governor

    • B. 

      Vice President

    • C. 

      State Auditor

    • D. 

      Secretary of State

  • 43. 
    When do elective county and state officers take over their offices?
    • A. 

      The first Monday in November following their elections.

    • B. 

      The first Monday in January following their elections.

    • C. 

      The second Monday in January following their election.

  • 44. 
    Only state officers must take an oath to perform the duties of the office to the best of their ability and to support the Constitution of the State and of the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    What are the general duties, term of office and method of selection of the State Engineer?
    • A. 

      The State Engineer is appointed for a term of four years by the Secretary of State with the consent of the Senate. He has general supervision of the land in the state.

    • B. 

      The State Engineer is appointed for a term of 2 years by the Governor with the consent of the Legislature. He has general supervision of the waters of the state.

    • C. 

      The State Engineer is appointed for a term of four years by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. He has general supervision of the waters of the state.

  • 46. 
    What office has general supervision of the schools of the state?
    • A. 

      The Superintendent of Public Instruction

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      State Auditor

  • 47. 
    What happens to the income from the permanent land income fund?
    • A. 

      A. It is distributed to the public school districts in the state.

    • B. 

      B. It is distributed to the department of transportation

    • C. 

      C. It is distributed to the State Parks department.

  • 48. 
    What are the duties of the Board of Land Comissioners?
    • A. 

      A. The board is in control of all state parks and recreation areas.

    • B. 

      The board has charge of the sale and leasing of lands belonging to the state.

    • C. 

      The board is in control of reforcing the laws of the land.

  • 49. 
    What is the State Board of Control?
    • A. 

      A. The State Board of Control is made up of the State Engineer and Superintendents of four water divisions. It has general control of waters of the state.

    • B. 

      B.The State Board of Control is made up of the State architect and superintendents from every county. It has general control of water of the state.

    • C. 

      C.The State Board of Control is made up of the State Engineer and Superintendents of 3 loand divisions, It has general control of land of the state.

  • 50. 
    What is a franchise?
    • A. 

      A. A franchise is a right of every person to have the privilege to carry on some line of public service usually within a municipality.

    • B. 

      B.A franchise is something a company or person buys and can have the right to use the name of the franchise.

    • C. 

      C.A franchise is a privelege granted an idividual or corporation to carry on some line of public service usually within a municipality.

  • 51. 
    Who has the power to grant franchises to public service corporations to operate within the towns and cities?
    • A. 

      A. The properly constituted authority of the state government

    • B. 

      B. The properly constituted authority of the town and the city

    • C. 

      C. The mayor of the town or city may grant the franchise.

  • 52. 
    The constitutional provision regarding monopolies are forbidden.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    Corporations declared by the constitution to be common carriers include all corporations that are engaged in transportation of persons, property, mineral oils and mineral products, news or intelligence, invcluding railroad, telegraph, express, pipe line and telephone companies are declared to be common carriers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    What is the constitutional provision regarding freight and passenger rate3s on railroads?
    • A. 

      A.The can set any price they want depending on the person.

    • B. 

      B. Generally, they can discriminate between different users.

    • C. 

      C. Generally, they cannot discriminate between different users.

  • 55. 
    Of whom does the State Militia constist?
    • A. 

      A. The National Guard, The Air Guard and any other militia group.

    • B. 

      B. Of all able boied male citizens of the state between the ages of eighteen and forty-five except those lawfully exempted.

    • C. 

      C.Of all able bodied male and female citizens between the ages of eighteen and forty-five except those lawfully exempted.

  • 56. 
    In whaty manner is the permanent location of Wyoming state institutions determined?
    • A. 

      A. The vote of the Governor

    • B. 

      B. The vote of the exective branch.

    • C. 

      C. The vote of the people

  • 57. 
    Name and locate the principal state institutions which are set up in the Constitution.
    • A. 

      A. Capitol, Cheyenne

    • B. 

      B. University of Wyoming, Laramie

    • C. 

      C. Wyoming State Hospital, Evanston

    • D. 

      D. Penitentiary, Rawlins

    • E. 

      E. all of the above

  • 58. 
    Who has charge of the general administration of the University of Wyoming?
    • A. 

      A. The state Suyperintendent of Public Instruction

    • B. 

      B. The Prsident of the University

    • C. 

      C. The University Board of Trustees

  • 59. 
    What three persons are esx-officers members of the University Board of Trustees?
    • A. 

      A. The State Suyperintednent of Public Instruction, the President of the Unicversity, and the President of the Student Body

    • B. 

      B. the State Superintendent of Publicv Instruction, the President of the University, the Governor of the State

    • C. 

      The Stae Superintendent of Publicv Instruction, the Prisident of the Student Body, the Mayor of Laramie

  • 60. 
    For whom must free public school be provided?
    • A. 

      A. Children and youth of the state between the ages of five and nineteen.

    • B. 

      B, Children and youth of the state between the ages of three and twenty-one

    • C. 

      C. Children and youth of the state between the ages of six and twenty-one.

  • 61. 
    What disposition is to be made of gines collected in the state?
    • A. 

      A. They are to be distributed for the support of the Department of Transportation.

    • B. 

      B. They are to be distributed for the support of public schools.

    • C. 

      C. They are to be distributef for the support of the State Parks.

  • 62. 
    The permanent school fund is to be invested in school district, county, state and United States bonds, and farm loans. the income from the permanent fund is distributed to the school districts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    What is the permanent school fund and from what source is it derived from?
    • A. 

      A. The permanent school fund is derive from the sale and lease of school land and from other sources.

    • B. 

      B. The permanent school fund is derived from the fees charged at State Parks and Recreation Areas.

    • C. 

      The permmanent school fund is derived from the sale and lease of public lands and from other sources.

  • 64. 
    What is the constirtutional provision regarding religious instruction in the schools?
    • A. 

      A. Sectarian instruction shall be tolerated in schools of any grade or character controlled by the state, attendance be required at any religious service, shall any sectarian tenet or doctrine be taught or favored in public schools.

    • B. 

      B. As long as the school are not showning sectarian tenent or favor to one religion or another it is fine for schools to teach religious doctrine.

    • C. 

      C. No sectarian instruction shall be tolerated in schools of any grade or character controlled by the state, nor shall attendance be required at any religious service nor shall any sectarian tenent or doctine be taught or favored in public schools.

  • 65. 
    What constitutes the judicial branch?
    • A. 

      A. The Supreme Court

    • B. 

      B. district courts

    • C. 

      C. county courts

    • D. 

      D. justices of the peace

    • E. 

      E. other courts which may be established by the legislature

    • F. 

      F. all of the above

  • 66. 
    What is the number and term of office of justices of the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      A. There are four Justices of the Supreme Court. Their term is six years.

    • B. 

      B. There are five Justices of the Supreme Court. Their term is eight years.

    • C. 

      C. There are seven Justices of Supreme Court. The term is seven years.

  • 67. 
    What is done when a judge of the Supreme Court is interested personally in a case?
    • A. 

      A. The Judge stays on the bench

    • B. 

      B. One of the district judges is invited to in his/her place

    • C. 

      C. The Judge steps down on that case and the other Judge of the Supreme Court take over.

  • 68. 
    What is the term of office of the district judges?
    • A. 

      A. District judges are elected for four years

    • B. 

      B. District judges are elected for eight years

    • C. 

      C. District judges are elected for six years

  • 69. 
    A case in which a district court would have appellate jurisdiction is any case applealed from inferior courts as provided by law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 70. 
    What is the jury system?
    • A. 

      A. The constitution guarantees a trial by jury in all criminal cases.

    • B. 

      B. the constitution guarantees a trial by jury in all cases.

    • C. 

      C. the constitution guarantees a trial by a judge in all criminal cases.

  • 71. 
    What is the constitutional provision regareding bail?
    • A. 

      A. It shall be ezxcessive and shall not be granted in all cases.

    • B. 

      Bl It shall not be excessive and shall be granted in all except capital cases.

    • C. 

      C. It shall not be exvessive and shall be granted in all cases.

  • 72. 
    Who has the power to pass on the naturalization of foreigners in Wyoming?
    • A. 

      A. the United States

    • B. 

      B. the Governor

    • C. 

      C. the district court