Local Government & Juvenile Justice

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Local Government Quizzes & Trivia

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

      Board of commissioners.

    • B. 

      Transit authority.

    • C. 

      Mayor.

    • D. 

      Judge.

  • 2. 
    Which county official is elected rather than appointed?                      
    • A. 

      Clerk

    • B. 

      Commissioner

    • C. 

      Registrar

    • D. 

      Road supervisor

  • 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 or elected.

    • 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
    • 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 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. 
    Delinquent juveniles are those who                        
    • A. 

      Commit traffic offenses.

    • B. 

      Are neglected or abused by a parent or guardian

    • C. 

      Are under 17 and who commit acts that would be crimes if they were committed by adults.

    • D. 

      Are under 18 and who commit acts that would not be considered crimes if they were committed by adults.

  • 12. 
    A juvenile in Georgia is one who is under the age of                        
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      17

    • D. 

      18

  • 13. 
    Juveniles in Georgia are NOT guaranteed the right to                        
    • A. 

      Bail.

    • B. 

      A fair trial.

    • C. 

      An attorney.

    • D. 

      Due process.

  • 14. 
    Juveniles who commit specific serious and violent crimes may be placed under the jurisdiction of which state court?                        
    • A. 

      Magistrate.

    • B. 

      Supreme.

    • C. 

      Superior.

    • D. 

      Juvenile.

  • 15. 
    Which protection does NOT apply to juveniles in Georgia’s courts?           
    • A. 

      The right to present a defense, introduce evidence, and testify on one’s own behalf.

    • B. 

      The right to confront and question witnesses against them.

    • C. 

      The right to be represented by an attorney.

    • D. 

      The right to a trial before a jury of peers.

  • 16. 
    The first step when a juvenile is taken into custody is                       
    • A. 

      A formal hearing.

    • B. 

      A dispositional hearing.

    • C. 

      An intake investigation.

    • D. 

      An adjudicatory hearing.

  • 17. 
    Which type of juvenile hearing is similar to a trial?                   
    • A. 

      An adjudicatory hearing.

    • B. 

      A dispositional hearing.

    • C. 

      A sentencing hearing.

    • D. 

      A formal hearing.

  • 18. 
    In a dispositional hearing, the judge                        
    • A. 

      Determines the punishment.

    • B. 

      Pronounces the punishment.

    • C. 

      Advises the juvenile of his/her rights.

    • D. 

      Hears the charges against the juvenile.

  • 19. 
    If the juvenile judge determines the youth is not guilty, which is the only hearing that is held?                       
    • A. 

      Adjudicatory hearing.

    • B. 

      Informal adjustment

    • C. 

      Dispositional hearing

    • D. 

      Sentencing hearing

  • 20. 
    Which is correct concerning the structure of the Georgia State Constitution?                     
    • A. 

      All parts of the constitution are written under one long section.

    • B. 

      After the preamble, each piece of the government, including a bill of rights, is explained in its own section.

    • C. 

      It is a short document that consists only of a preamble, bill of rights, and a brief description of the three branches of government.

    • D. 

      It is unique because there is no bill of rights in it.

  • 21. 
    What are Georgia’s “Seven Deadly Sins”?                  
    • A. 

      Crimes committed by juveniles that result in the courts treating the juveniles as adults.

    • B. 

      Violent crimes committed by adults refusing to declare a religious affiliation.

    • C. 

      Adult crimes that can lead to seven different types of penalties.

    • D. 

      A political version of the Ten Commandments.

  • 22. 
    Which is considered one of Georgia’s “Seven Deadly Sins” when committed by a 16-year-old?                       
    • A. 

      Using a fake ID to purchase alcohol.

    • B. 

      Hijacking a bus

    • C. 

      Shoplifting

    • D. 

      Murder

  • 23. 
    Dividing the government into executive, legislative, and judicial branches is MOST related to the concept of                        
    • A. 

      Separation of powers.

    • B. 

      Segregation of schools.

    • C. 

      The county unit system.

    • D. 

      weak-mayor councils.

  • 24. 
    In many states, large cities, not counties, dominate the political and cultural decisions around the state.  How is this different in Georgia?                  
    • A. 

      Large and small cities have equal power in Georgia.

    • B. 

      Cities have no actual political power in Georgia.

    • C. 

      Georgia, Counties are still the primary source of local political power.

    • D. 

      Counties and cities are often merged together in Georgia so they cannot be viewed differently.

  • 25. 
    Why were counties originally 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 countryside

    • D. 

      To establish political centers for rural areas

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