Pols 1101 Final

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Pols 1101 Final

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    State and local governments 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. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

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

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 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. 

      1

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      13

  • 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. 
    The 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 disestablished the Anglican Church.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The first Georgia constitution established a state supreme court. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Georgia was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In the second Georgia constitution slaves were counted for representation purposes
    • A. 

      Not counted at all

    • B. 

      ½

    • C. 

      3/5

    • D. 

      One whole

  • 25. 
    Georgia’s constitutions made no provision for public education until the 20th century. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    At one point the Georgia legislature elected the governor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    The main author of the Confederate Constitution was also the author of the Georgia        constitution under the confederacy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    After the Civil War northern troops remained in Georgia until _________.
    • A. 

      1865

    • B. 

      1868

    • C. 

      1876

    • D. 

      1899

  • 29. 
    The county-unit system in Georgia tended to give disproportionate strength to urban areas such as Atlanta.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    In 1963 the United States Supreme Court declared the Georgia county-unit system        unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The current Georgia constitution was implemented in _______.
    • A. 

      1945

    • B. 

      1961

    • C. 

      1983

    • D. 

      1994

  • 32. 
    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

  • 33. 
    The second step is ratification (approval) by 2/3’s of the electorate voting on the        proposed amendment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    The Governor of Georgia can veto a constitutional amendment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    In Georgia voters can get an issue on the ballot through the initiative process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    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

  • 37. 
    The presiding officer of the Georgia House of Representatives is called the ______.
    • A. 

      Chairperson

    • B. 

      Speaker

    • C. 

      Majority Leader

  • 38. 
    The Leader of the Georgia Senate is _____________________.
    • A. 

      Chosen by the Senators in a vote

    • B. 

      The Leader of the majority party

    • C. 

      The Lt. Governor of the stated. appointed by the Governor

  • 39. 
    The Georgia General Assembly meets every other year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The Georgia General Assembly is limited to a ________ day session.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 41. 
    There are no age or residency requirements for election to the Georgia General        Assembly other than being a registered voter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The Governor may call the Georgia General Assembly into special session.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    If the Georgia legislature wished to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of an        individual or an organization, the General Assembly would pass a _______________        describing their achievements.
    • A. 

      Resolution

    • B. 

      Statute

    • C. 

      Law

    • D. 

      General motion

  • 44. 
    Only members of the General Assembly may introduce legislation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    The Georgia Constitution requires that legislation dealing with public revenues be first introduced in the Senate, and then later in the House.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    Bills in the Georgia General Assembly are constitutionally restricted to one purpose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    The legislature may approve tax legislation by a simple majority vote of both houses        of the legislature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    A 2/3’s vote of both houses of the General Assembly is required to override the       Governor’s veto of legislation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    The Georgia Constitution requires the Governor to prepare the state’s budget and submit it to the legislature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Georgia voters elect more officials who serve in the Georgia executive branch than is the case in the executive branch at the federal level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    The Governor of Georgia can only serve two consecutive terms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    Other statewide elected officials (e.g., Agriculture Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner) are limited to two consecutive terms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    As with the federal government, Georgia’s fiscal year begins on October 1st each year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    If a bill is passed by the General Assembly and the Governor takes no action neither signs nor vetoes it), the bill automatically dies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    The Georgia Governor may exercise power over college-level education in the state by serving on the Board of Regents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    In Georgia the __________________________ regulates telephone services and utilities such as natural gas and electricity.
    • A. 

      General Assembly

    • B. 

      Public Service Commission

    • C. 

      Department of Transportation d. Attorney General

  • 57. 
    There are no constitutional qualifications to be a judge in Georgia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    Members of the Georgia Supreme Court, like the United States Supreme Court, serve life terms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    Traffic violation cases (e.g., a speeding ticket) are tried in Superior Court.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    The Georgia Supreme Court is required by the state constitution to grant the request of a Georgia resident for an appeal of their conviction in a Superior Court felony case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    • A. 

      Option 1

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4