Georgia Government

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  • 1. 
     The Senate & House of Representatives, Georgia’s law making bodies, make up what part of state government?       
    • A. 

      Executive branch

    • B. 

      Legislative branch (General Assembly)

    • C. 

      Judicial branch

    • D. 

      Department of Agriculture

  • 2. 
    What is the main responsibility of the Legislative branch?
    • A. 

      Debating bills

    • B. 

      Holding sessions on tax issues

    • C. 

      Creating laws

    • D. 

      Vetoing laws

  • 3. 
    The House of Representatives is the only law making body in the Georgia General Assembly that can propose bills having to do with what?       
    • A. 

      Education

    • B. 

      Spending of tax dollars (appropriation bills)

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Prison reform

  • 4. 
    What is the purpose of committees in the Georgia General Assembly?      
    • A. 

      They allow many bill proposals to be studied closely, in a short period of time.

    • B. 

      They allow chamber leaders to discuss what is going to be discussed the following day.

    • C. 

      They allow interns to understand the process the session goes through on a daily basis.

    • D. 

      They show visitors, like field trip students, how committees work.

  • 5. 
    A legislative committee can perform all of the following EXCEPT ...       
    • A. 

      Pass the bill and send it straight to the governor

    • B. 

      Recommend the bill be passed as is

    • C. 

      Recommend that a bill be passed with certain changes

    • D. 

      Let the bill die in committee by not recommending it

  • 6. 
    The Lieutenant Governor oversees the state ...      
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

    • C. 

      Dept. of Motor Vehicles

    • D. 

      Tax commissioner

  • 7. 
    The Speaker of the House of Representatives is elected by the popular vote by _________.    
    • A. 

      State voters

    • B. 

      The General Assembly

    • C. 

      Members of the Senate

    • D. 

      Members of the House of Representatives

  • 8. 
    What requirements must be met in order to be in Georgia’s House of Representatives?       
    • A. 

      You must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a 4 year resident of Georgia.

    • B. 

      You must be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for 15 years, and a resident of Georgia.

    • C. 

      You must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen, and 2 year resident of Georgia.

    • D. 

      You must be at least 30 years old, a one year resident of the electing district, and cannot have a criminal record.

  • 9. 
       The requirements to become a member of the Senate, or House of Representatives, in Georgia are the same except for what?      
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Length of time living in the state

    • C. 

      Length of time living in your district

    • D. 

      The fact you must be a living, breathing human being

  • 10. 
    What happens to a bill passed by the legislature if the governor does not veto it, but does not sign it?      
    • A. 

      The bill goes back to the Senate.

    • B. 

      The bill goes back to the House of Representatives.

    • C. 

      The bill becomes law.

    • D. 

      The bill is killed.

  • 11. 
     Two-thirds of the General Assembly can vote to override a governor’s veto of a proposed bill.  This is an example of ...       
    • A. 

      Separation of powers

    • B. 

      Judicial review

    • C. 

      Checks and balances

    • D. 

      Federal jurisdiction

  • 12. 
    The qualifications below belong to which office? ·         Must be 30 years old ·         US citizen for 15 years ·         Resident of the State for 6 years
    • A. 

      Governor and Lieutenant Governor

    • B. 

      State Representative

    • C. 

      State Senator

    • D. 

      Mr. Daniel

  • 13. 
    The maximum number of years that a governor can serve in total (2 terms: back to back) before he must step down  is…      
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      8

  • 14. 
      How are the Georgia Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals different from lower courts?     
    • A. 

      They never hear cases that involve misdemeanors.

    • B. 

      The Governor appoints the judges to the courts.

    • C. 

      The judges in these courts serve for life.

    • D. 

      They only review appealed cases from lower courts.

  • 15. 
    Which is the correct order of the Juvenile Justice steps?     
    • A. 

      Sentencing, Intake, Formal hearing, Detention, Appeal

    • B. 

      Appeal, Detention, Sentencing, Intake, Formal hearing

    • C. 

      Formal Hearing, Intake, Detention, Appeal, Sentencing

    • D. 

      Intake, Detention, Formal Hearing, Sentencing, Appeal

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is a law that juveniles must follow that adults do not?       
    • A. 

      Obey evening curfew

    • B. 

      Shoplifting

    • C. 

      Speeding

    • D. 

      Trespassing

  • 17. 
      How does a juvenile trial differ from an adult trial?     
    • A. 

      The judge decides the case, not a jury

    • B. 

      Juveniles do not have the right to an attorney

    • C. 

      Juveniles do not have the right to a speedy trial

    • D. 

      The court does not have to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

  • 18. 
      What court is the highest court in the state of Georgia?    
    • A. 

      Georgia Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Georgia Superior Court

    • C. 

      Georgia State Court

    • D. 

      Georgia Magistrate Court

  • 19. 
      The main purpose of the Juvenile system is  
    • A. 

      To protect the welfare of children & prevent you from becoming a career criminal

    • B. 

      To lock up juvenile delinquents

    • C. 

      To punish juveniles and their parents

    • D. 

      To protect parents from their children

  • 20. 
     If the state of Georgia is faced with economic hardships in the middle of the fiscal year, Georgia's General Assembly has the authority to ___________________ the budget.      
    • A. 

      Amend (change)

    • B. 

      Collect

    • C. 

      Ignore

    • D. 

      Plan

  • 21. 
    About 90% of Georgia's ___________________ comes from income tax, sales tax, and property tax.      
    • A. 

      Budget

    • B. 

      Sales

    • C. 

      Expenditures

    • D. 

      Revenues

  • 22. 
     What does Georgia create for the receiving and spending of annual money?    
    • A. 

      Fiscal

    • B. 

      Budget

    • C. 

      Revenue

    • D. 

      Expenditure

  • 23. 
      Georgia’s state constitution requires the budget to be ______.       
    • A. 

      Balanced

    • B. 

      Squared

    • C. 

      Impartial

    • D. 

      Well adjusted

  • 24. 
    What happens next in the "bill to law" sequence? -The bill is debated, amended, and voted on by the House of Representatives -The bill is debated, amended, and voted on by the Senate -  (What is next?)      
    • A. 

      The bill is assigned a number and is printed.

    • B. 

      The bill is sent to the governor.

    • C. 

      The bill is sent to a committee for debate and discussion.

    • D. 

      The bill is sent to the judicial branch to be interpreted for its constitutionality.