Practice Quiz - Local Government

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Local Government Quizzes & Trivia

Here's a practice quiz for Local Government in Political Science.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Proposition 13 is a very important topic in this course. Based on your reading in Carney Ch. 10, please choose a description that does not fit the nature of this proposition below.
    • A. 

      Under Proposition 13, local tax measures must be approved by a 2/3 vote of local voters.

    • B. 

      Proposition 13 was enacted in 1978, and have been depriving the local governments of most property tax funds.

    • C. 

      Cities took more burden than counties did in result of proposition 13.

    • D. 

      Counties became more dependent on the state and federal governments due to the proposition 13.

    • E. 

      Counties have been hardest hit with the proposition 13.

  • 2. 
    There are three types of local governments in California. Choose the right combination below:
    • A. 

      County, city, and special district

    • B. 

      Legislative, executive, and judicial

    • C. 

      President, governor, and mayor

    • D. 

      Board of supervisors, chancellor, and supreme judge

    • E. 

      Governor, mayor, and city council

  • 3. 
    Counties are administrative subdivisions of the state. How many counties does California have?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      58

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      60

    • E. 

      66

  • 4. 
    Among these counties, which county features most population out of all? (Hint: It is projected to have about 10 million people)
    • A. 

      Alpine

    • B. 

      San Bernardino

    • C. 

      Los Angeles

    • D. 

      San Francisco

    • E. 

      San Diego

  • 5. 
    Under proposition 13, owners of income property received most tax relief than owners of homes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Before Proposition 13, massive increases in real estate values caused huge __________ in property taxes.
  • 7. 
    Most homeowners supported making changes on Proposition 13 because it created inequities that became serious over the time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court called Proposition 13 "distasteful and unwise", ______ its constitutionality in an 8-1 ruling.
    • A. 

      Upheld

    • B. 

      Overturned

    • C. 

      Overthrew

    • D. 

      Canceled

    • E. 

      Denied

  • 9. 
    _________ California governments spend funds, approximated well over $144 billion, on education, health and welfare.
    • A. 

      Partial

    • B. 

      Total

    • C. 

      Separate

    • D. 

      Few

    • E. 

      New

  • 10. 
    Before Proposition 13, _________ taxes raised funds for education, health and welfare.
    • A. 

      Sales

    • B. 

      Property

    • C. 

      Retirement

    • D. 

      Income

    • E. 

      Weather