Illinois State Constitution Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Match with the correct description. Must be 25 years or older

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The statement "Must be 25 years or older" does not apply to either the Illinois House of Representatives or the Illinois Senate. Therefore, the correct answer is "Neither."

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  • 2. 

    Match with the description. Are appointed by the governor.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    Both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate are not appointed by the governor. In the state of Illinois, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate are elected by the citizens through a voting process, rather than being appointed by the governor. Therefore, the correct answer is "Neither".

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  • 3. 

    Match with the description. Declares laws unconstitutional.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate do not have the power to declare laws unconstitutional. This power is typically held by the judicial branch of government, specifically the courts. The role of the legislative branch, which includes both the House of Representatives and the Senate, is to create and pass laws, not to determine their constitutionality. Therefore, the correct answer is neither.

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  • 4. 

    Match with the description. Have lawmaking responsibilities.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    D. Both
    Explanation
    Both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate have lawmaking responsibilities. In the state of Illinois, the legislative branch is bicameral, meaning it consists of two separate chambers. The House of Representatives and the Senate both play a role in the lawmaking process, with each chamber having its own set of members and responsibilities. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both."

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  • 5. 

    Match with the description. They are elected by the people..

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    D. Both
    Explanation
    Both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate are elected by the people. In the state of Illinois, both chambers of the legislature are filled through popular elections. Members of the House of Representatives are elected from specific districts, while Senators are elected from larger districts that encompass multiple House districts. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both" as both chambers are elected by the people in Illinois.

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  • 6. 

    Match with the description. Have 118 members and 118 districts.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Illinois House of Representatives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Illinois House of Representatives. The Illinois House of Representatives has 118 members, each representing a district in the state. This legislative body is responsible for making and passing laws at the state level in Illinois. The Illinois Senate, on the other hand, is a separate legislative body in the state with different responsibilities.

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  • 7. 

    Match with the description. Have 59 members and 59 districts.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    B. Illinois Senate
    Explanation
    The Illinois Senate is the correct answer because it matches the given description of having 59 members and 59 districts. The Illinois House of Representatives also has 59 members, but it does not have 59 districts. Therefore, the answer cannot be "Both" or "Neither".

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  • 8. 

    Match with description. Are parts of the General Assembly.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Niether

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    D. Both
    Explanation
    Both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate are parts of the General Assembly. The General Assembly is the legislative body of the state of Illinois, and it is composed of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Each chamber has its own specific responsibilities and functions within the legislative process. Therefore, both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate can be considered as parts of the General Assembly.

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  • 9. 

    Match with the description. Has speaker for chief officer.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Illinois House of Representatives
    Explanation
    The Illinois House of Representatives has a speaker for chief officer.

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  • 10. 

    Match with description. Has governor for chief officer.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    Both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate have a chief officer, known as the Speaker of the House and the Senate President respectively. However, neither of them has a governor. The governor is a separate position in the state government and is not associated with either the House or the Senate. Therefore, the correct answer is "Neither."

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  • 11. 

    Match with description. Their term is two years.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Illinois House of Representatives
    Explanation
    The Illinois House of Representatives is the correct answer because members of the House serve a term of two years. The Illinois Senate also serves a term of two years, but the question asks for the specific term of "their" (implying only one) term. Therefore, the answer cannot be "Both" as it suggests that both the House and Senate have a term of two years. Similarly, the answer cannot be "Neither" as it implies that neither the House nor the Senate have a term of two years.

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  • 12. 

    Match with description. Their term is four years

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    B. Illinois Senate
    Explanation
    The Illinois Senate is the correct answer because senators in the Illinois Senate serve a term of four years. The Illinois House of Representatives also exists, but its members serve a two-year term. "Neither" and "Both" are not accurate answers because they do not align with the given statement.

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  • 13. 

    Match with description. Begin impeachment proceedings.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Illinois House of Representatives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Illinois House of Representatives because this legislative body has the power to initiate and carry out impeachment proceedings against public officials in the state of Illinois. The Illinois Senate, on the other hand, does not have the authority to begin impeachment proceedings. Therefore, the answer "Illinois House of Representatives" matches the description provided.

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  • 14. 

    Match with description. Gets no pay.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Neither" because both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate receive pay for their service. Therefore, the option "Gets no pay" does not match with either of the descriptions given.

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  • 15. 

    Match with description. Has women members.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    D. Both
    Explanation
    Both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate have women members. This means that both legislative bodies in the state of Illinois have female representation.

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  • 16. 

    Match with description. They meet in Springfield.

    • A.

      Illinois House of Representatives

    • B.

      Illinois Senate

    • C.

      Neither

    • D.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    D. Both
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both" because both the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate meet in Springfield. Springfield is the capital city of Illinois and is where the state's legislative bodies convene to conduct their sessions and make decisions on legislation. Therefore, both options are correct as they both meet in the same location.

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  • 17. 

    Both the Illinois Constitution and the United States Constitution have a bill of rights.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Both the Illinois Constitution and the United States Constitution have a bill of rights. This means that both constitutions include a list of fundamental rights and freedoms that are guaranteed to the citizens. The bill of rights serves to protect individual liberties and limit the power of the government. It outlines rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial. The inclusion of a bill of rights in both constitutions highlights the importance placed on protecting individual rights at both the state and federal level.

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  • 18. 

    The Illinois governor is commander-in-chief of the state militia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that according to the Illinois Constitution, the governor is indeed the commander-in-chief of the state militia. This means that the governor has the authority to oversee and control the state's military forces, including the National Guard, in times of emergency or when called upon by the federal government. This role gives the governor the power to make decisions regarding the deployment and use of the state militia for the protection and defense of Illinois.

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  • 19. 

    Our state became a state in 1848 and was the 21st state.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the question states that "Our state became a state in 1848 and was the 21st state." However, there is no information given about which state is being referred to. Without knowing the specific state, we cannot determine if it became a state in 1848 and was the 21st state. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 20. 

    Foreign affairs is one of the duties of state government.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Foreign affairs is not one of the duties of state government. The responsibility for handling foreign affairs lies with the federal government. State governments primarily focus on issues and policies that affect their specific state, such as education, healthcare, transportation, and law enforcement. Foreign affairs, including diplomacy, international relations, and treaties, are managed by the federal government through agencies like the Department of State.

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  • 21. 

    Our governor must be 40 years old or older.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Our governor must be 40 years old or older" is false. This means that it is not a requirement for the governor to be 40 years old or older. The governor could be younger than 40 years old and still be eligible for the position.

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  • 22. 

    Illinois voter must be 18 years old or older.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To be eligible to vote in Illinois, an individual must be 18 years old or older. This requirement ensures that only adults who have reached the legal age of adulthood can participate in the voting process. By setting this age limit, the state aims to ensure that voters have the necessary maturity and understanding to make informed decisions during elections. Therefore, the statement "Illinois voter must be 18 years old or older" is true.

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  • 23. 

    There are 102 counties in Illinois.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Illinois is divided into 102 counties. This means that the statement "There are 102 counties in Illinois" is true.

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  • 24. 

    The largest city in Illinois is Chicago.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Chicago is the largest city in Illinois. It has a population of over 2.7 million people, making it the most populous city in the state. It is also the third most populous city in the United States. With its vibrant culture, diverse neighborhoods, and iconic landmarks like the Willis Tower and Navy Pier, Chicago is a major economic and cultural hub. Therefore, the statement that Chicago is the largest city in Illinois is true.

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  • 25. 

    The biggest item in state spending is for highways.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "The biggest item in state spending is for highways." The correct answer is False. This means that the statement is not true. There may be other items in state spending that are bigger than the spending on highways.

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  • 26. 

    Most of the Illinois court cases would take place in the circuit courts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The circuit courts in Illinois are the primary trial courts and handle the majority of court cases in the state. They have general jurisdiction, meaning they can hear a wide range of cases including criminal, civil, and family law matters. This makes the statement that most Illinois court cases would take place in the circuit courts true.

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