Local Government In Georgia! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Local Government In Georgia! Trivia Questions Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The main governing authority in almost all of Georgia’s counties is the
    • A. 

      Elected board of commissioners.

    • B. 

      Transit authority.

    • C. 

      Mayor.

    • D. 

      Judge.

  • 2. 
    What must happen for an area in GA to become a city?                    
    • A. 

      It elects a mayor and then declares it independence from which-ever county it is part of

    • B. 

      It must create a charter and get official recognition of the Georgia General Assembly

    • C. 

      It establishes it's own police force then uses that force to rebel from the county they live in

    • D. 

      They file an appeal to the Governor of Georgia who has the power to Accept or Veto the Action

  • 3. 
    Which term describes a city with its own government?                
    • A. 

      Megalopolis

    • B. 

      Municipality

    • C. 

      Town

    • D. 

      Village

  • 4. 
    Why would large cities in Georgia be more likely than small cities to use an elected council and full-time manager?                   
    • A. 

      Small cities in Georgia are required by the state to have a mayor and not a full-time manager.

    • B. 

      Large cities need a full-time manager to take care of the complex problems of a large population.

    • C. 

      Large cities in Georgia are required by the state to have an elected council and a full-time manager.

    • D. 

      Small cities have little reason to have a council but need a full-time manager to supervise the many complicated activities involved in running a city.

  • 5. 
    Which description of a council-manager form of city government is FALSE?                     
    • A. 

      The council is appointed.

    • B. 

      The mayor may be appointed or elected.

    • C. 

      The city council establishes laws and policies.

    • D. 

      The city manager oversees the day-to-day operation of government.

  • 6. 
    Which is the most common type of city government in Georgia?    
    • A. 

      Board of commissioners-mayor

    • B. 

      Council-manager

    • C. 

      Mayor-council

    • D. 

      Commission

  • 7. 
    Which statement about strong-mayor and weak-mayor forms of government is FALSE?                     
    • A. 

      In a strong-mayor form of government, the mayor prepares the budget.

    • B. 

      In a weak-mayor form of government, the mayor serves as a figurehead.

    • C. 

      In a weak-mayor form of government, the council appoints department heads.

    • D. 

      In a strong-mayor form of government, the mayor only performs ceremonial duties.

  • 8. 
    Use these items to answer the following question.  County Board of Education Airport Authority MARTA Port Authority These are examples of what type of government?                    ​​​​​
    • A. 

      State

    • B. 

      Special-purpose

    • C. 

      County

    • D. 

      City

  • 9. 
    What is the main goal of special-purpose governments?                    
    • A. 

      To bring government closer to the people.

    • B. 

      To provide for the good of the people/public welfare.

    • C. 

      To save taxpayers money.

    • D. 

      To consolidate services.

  • 10. 
    Which Georgia city has the largest population?                  
    • A. 

      Albany

    • B. 

      Atlanta

    • C. 

      Valdosta

    • D. 

      Warner Robins

  • 11. 
    Why were counties set up in Georgia?  
    • A. 

      To reduce the influence of rural politicians

    • B. 

      To divide rural areas among wealthy farmers

    • C. 

      To help create more cities in the rural countryside

    • D. 

      To establish a local arm of the state government for providing key services

  • 12. 
    What is the role of special-purpose governments in Georgia?           
    • A. 

      To carry out the laws passed by the General Assembly.

    • B. 

      They investigate corruption and illegal activities in the state government.

    • C. 

      . They only exist long enough to raise money for a specific project and then they are disbanded.

    • D. 

      To create and enforce law or rules that focus on specific areas like education or city development.

  • 13. 
    Tonya is the Mayor of a city in Georgia.  In her daily work, she has full responsibility for the city’s operations.  She has the power to appoint people to run different departments and recently vetoed a new law passed by the city council.  The city council, however, was able to override her veto.  Based SOLELY on this information, what type of local government does this city have            
    • A. 

      Council-manager

    • B. 

      Strong mayor-council

    • C. 

      Weak mayor-council

    • D. 

      Special purpose government

  • 14. 
    What do we call a plan for spending and receiving money?
    • A. 

      Fiscal

    • B. 

      Budget

    • C. 

      Revenue

    • D. 

      Expenditure

  • 15. 
    Which is not a type of city government in Georgia?                     
    • A. 

      Board of commissioners-mayor

    • B. 

      Council-manager

    • C. 

      Mayor-council

    • D. 

      City-Commission

  • 16. 
    Which tax is voted on every 5 years and is used for building roads and schools?
    • A. 

      Sales Tax

    • B. 

      Special Purpose Local Sales Tax

    • C. 

      User Fees

    • D. 

      Property Taxes

  • 17. 
    Which 2 way do Counties pay to Protect and Serve their citizens?
    • A. 

      Sales Tax

    • B. 

      User Fees

    • C. 

      Property Taxes

  • 18. 
    Which is not true of a special-purpose government?                     
    • A. 

      Self Governing

    • B. 

      Exist for the good for the people

    • C. 

      Expected to save taxpayers money.

    • D. 

      Focuses on one task

  • 19. 
    How do CITIES pay to Protect and Serve their citizens?
    • A. 

      Sales Tax

    • B. 

      Special Purpose Local Sales Tax

    • C. 

      User Fees

    • D. 

      Property Taxes

  • 20. 
    In times of a budget crisis, how would a county or city properly balance the budget?
    • A. 

      Collect donations at the local court house.

    • B. 

      Add services hoping more user fees would be collected

    • C. 

      Cut services in an effort to eliminate spending

    • D. 

      Do nothing and continue to go into larger debt