Citz 1001 - Pratice Quiz From Syllabus (ga. Constitution & Government)

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Government Quizzes & Trivia

These are the Study Questions from the Syllabus given by Dr. Joe Corrado


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    State and local goverments today employ more people than the national government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The United States can best be described as a/an __________________ system.
    • A. 

      Unitary

    • B. 

      Federalist

    • C. 

      Confederation

  • 3. 
    Article  ________  of the United States Constitution lists the powers of Congress
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 4. 
    Article _______ of the United States Constitution is the federal supremacy clause.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Six

  • 5. 
    The constitutions, laws and policies of the 50 states cannot contradict the United States Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The ______ amendment to the United States Constitution often is called the “states’ rights” amendment.
    • A. 

      1st

    • B. 

      5th

    • C. 

      10th

    • D. 

      12th

  • 7. 
    The longest of the state constitutions in total words is the  __________ Constitution.
    • A. 

      Alabama

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Mississippi

  • 8. 
    Georgia has had ________ constitutions.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Thirteen

  • 9. 
    The United States Constitution has a Bill of Rights, but the Georgia Constitution does not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Both the United States Congress and the Georgia General Assembly are bicameral.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Both the United States Constitution and Georgia Constitution permit judicial review
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The United States Constitution has more articles than the Georgia Constitution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Georgia voters must approve all amendments to the state constitution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The Georgia Constitution requires the state to have a balanced budget.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Governor of Georgia does not possess the power of the line-item veto.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Georgia elects almost all its judges on a nonpartisan ballot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    All legislators in Georgia (both House and Senate) serve two-year terms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Georgia has a cabinet system like the executive branch of the federal government.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Georgia Constitution limits the number of counties at  __________.
    • A. 

      89

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      123

    • D. 

      159

    • E. 

      No set number

  • 20. 
    Georgia’s first constitution became effective in ________.
    • A. 

      1723

    • B. 

      1777

    • C. 

      1789

    • D. 

      1801

  • 21. 
    The first Georgia constitution established a state supreme court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Georgia was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
     In the second Georgia constitution slaves were counted for representation purposes       as  _________ of a person.
    • A. 

      Not counted at all

    • B. 

      ½

    • C. 

      3/5

    • D. 

      One whole

  • 24. 
    At one point the Georgia legislature elected the governor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    The main author of the Confederate Constitution was also the author of the Georgia  constitution under the confederacy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The Civil War northern troops remained in Georgia until _________.
    • A. 

      1865

    • B. 

      1868

    • C. 

      1876

    • D. 

      1899

  • 27. 
    The county-unit system in Georgia tended to give disproportionate strength to urban areas such as Atlanta.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    In 1963 the United States Supreme Court declared the Georgia county-unit system  unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    The current Georgia constitution was implemented in _______.
    • A. 

      1945

    • B. 

      1961

    • C. 

      1983

    • D. 

      1994

  • 30. 
    The Georgia Constitution can be amended in a two-step process.  The first step is the proposal of an  amendment by 2/3’s of both houses of the General Assembly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The Governor of Georgia can veto a constitutional amendment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    In Georgia voters can get an issue on the ballot through the initiative process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    The majority of proposed constitutional amendments considered by state legislatures are approved for a vote by the people of that state.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    The presiding officer of the Georgia House of Representatives is called  the ______.
    • A. 

      Chairperson

    • B. 

      Speaker

    • C. 

      Majority Leader

  • 35. 
    The Georgia General Assembly meets every other year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The Georgia General Assembly is limited to a ________ day session
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 37. 
    There are no age or residency requirements for election to the Georgia GeneralAssembly other than being a registered voter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    The Governor may call the Georgia General Assembly into special session.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    If the Georgia legislature wished to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of anindividual or an organization, the General Assembly would pass a _______________describing their achievements.
    • A. 

      resolution

    • B. 

      Statute

    • C. 

      Law

    • D. 

      General motion

  • 40. 
    The Georgia Constitution requires that legislation dealing with public revenues befirst  introduced in the Senate, and then later in the House.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False