Illinois Constitution Test!

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The first Illinois Constitution was written in the year 1818 and has had 3 more since then with the third and currently used one was adopted in 1970 and it has been revised with no drastic changes. Have you had some time to read the said constitution and what it contains? Take up the quiz below and see how well you understood it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      1818

    • B. 

      1824

    • C. 

      1896

    • D. 

      1776

    • E. 

      1906

  • 2. 
    Who is our current Illinois governor?
    • A. 

      Jim Edgar

    • B. 

      Pat Quinn

    • C. 

      Paul Simon

    • D. 

      Bruce Rauner

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      435

    • B. 

      118

    • C. 

      59

    • D. 

      100

    • E. 

      36

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      435

    • C. 

      118

    • D. 

      59

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Comptroller

    • B. 

      Governor

    • C. 

      Secretary of State

    • D. 

      Attorney General

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      Town hall

    • C. 

      General Assembly

    • D. 

      House of Burgesses

  • 7. 
    What year was our current Illinois Constitution written?
    • A. 

      1818

    • B. 

      1787

    • C. 

      1945

    • D. 

      1970

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    • 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

  • 12. 
    Twenty-one years old, a resident of your district for two 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

  • 13. 
    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

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    • 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

  • 16. 
    Which of the following has not ever been a capital of Illinois?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Springfield

    • C. 

      Vandalia

    • D. 

      Kaskaskia

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      94

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      10

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Treasurer

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Comptroller

    • D. 

      Attorney General

    • E. 

      Superintendent of Schools

  • 20. 
    What is the main trial court at the STATE level?
    • A. 

      District court

    • B. 

      Circuit court

    • C. 

      Appellate court

    • D. 

      Supreme Court

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is NOT a duty of the governor?
    • A. 

      Veto laws

    • B. 

      Commander in chief of the state guard

    • C. 

      Pardon individuals

    • D. 

      Handle foreign affairs

    • E. 

      Call special sessions of the General Assembly

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    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

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Commission form

    • B. 

      Council manager form

    • C. 

      Strong mayor form

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    What tax is the most significant source of money for the city of Washington?
    • A. 

      Import tax

    • B. 

      Income tax

    • C. 

      Sales tax

    • D. 

      Real property tax

  • 28. 
    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

  • 29. 
    Which of the following would NOT be considered a municipality?
    • A. 

      Town

    • B. 

      Village

    • C. 

      City

    • D. 

      County

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      House

    • B. 

      Senate

  • 31. 
    What form of city government has an elected mayor and four elected commissioners that divide up the work of the city?
    • A. 

      Council manager

    • B. 

      Commission

    • C. 

      Strong mayor

    • D. 

      Alderman

  • 32. 
    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