Project Citizen Introduction Quiz

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Project Citizen Introduction Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of concepts introduced over pages 1-3 in Project Citizen. Choose the best answer for each item below. Make sure to read each answer option. You may use your notes and your book. There are 15 questions worth 7 points each. Don't forget to put your name in the space provided. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Public policy is:
    • A. 

      A law enforcement agency in your area

    • B. 

      An agreed-upon way for federal and local governments to fulfill their responsibilities

    • C. 

      The Congress

    • D. 

      The Executive Branch of the Federal Government

    • E. 

      A public resource used as collateral in order to borrow publicly used funds

  • 2. 
    Federal and local government responsibility can be fulfilled by:
    • A. 

      Protecting people's rights

    • B. 

      Forcing citizens to work for free

    • C. 

      Protecting general citizen welfare and safety

    • D. 

      Both A and B apply

    • E. 

      Both A and C apply

  • 3. 
    Citizens have the right to:
    • A. 

      Say what is wrong in a community

    • B. 

      Say what they think the community needs

    • C. 

      Try and influence policy-maker decisions

    • D. 

      Offer solutions to community problems

    • E. 

      All of the above apply

  • 4. 
    In our school community, the ______________ establishes public policy as it relates to education:
    • A. 

      Town council of Standish

    • B. 

      The RSU oversight committee of the State of Maine

    • C. 

      The MSAD #6 School Board of Directors

    • D. 

      Both A and C apply

    • E. 

      Both B and C apply

  • 5. 
    We will try to influence public policy in MSAD #6 by first:
    • A. 

      Examining low ropes courses throughout the Southern Maine region

    • B. 

      Paddling down the Saco River in October

    • C. 

      Doing a cost research exercise on low ropes elements

    • D. 

      Investigating what contractors need to build for us and what we can build ourselves

    • E. 

      Identifying a need (or problem) in the community: what will a low ropes course do for our community. What need will it address?

  • 6. 
    The first really big hurdle or critical action to move us forward in the Low Ropes Course Expedition is:
    • A. 

      The Camp Ketcha Field Trip of September 25

    • B. 

      The Saco River Overnight Trip

    • C. 

      The November 16 MSAD #6 Board of Directors Meeting

    • D. 

      Our Riverview Partnership

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    To participate effectively in the community, citizens need to know:
    • A. 

      What governmental agencies are responsible for certain things in the community

    • B. 

      What a Democrat is

    • C. 

      How to write letters to the editor

    • D. 

      What an Independent is

    • E. 

      What a Republican is

  • 8. 
    In order to express opinions clearly and influence policy makers effectively, Hollis Learning Center students must decide:
    • A. 

      Which group in the school system deals with what problems or issues

    • B. 

      Which town decision-makers need to be informed and interviewed

    • C. 

      What Hollis Learning Center students will take on what roles and tasks

    • D. 

      What information is needed to propose possible courses of action to realize our Expedition goals

    • E. 

      All of the above apply

  • 9. 
    The person(s) we would most likely want to talk to and work with regarding the actual placement of the elements on Jack Memorial grounds would be:
    • A. 

      The Maintenance and Facilities Director who knows where boundary markers and underground objects like leach fields might be

    • B. 

      The MSAD #6 School Board Facilities Committee Chairperson who works with the entire Board to set facilities policies

    • C. 

      The Assistant superintendent/Business Manager of MSAD #6 who has current maps of the location and can help us with cost estimates

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The third stage or phase of influencing public policy decisions is:
    • A. 

      Propose and Develop Your Own Public Policy

    • B. 

      Gather and Evaluate Information

    • C. 

      Identify the Problem (or Need)

    • D. 

      Examine Alternative Policies

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 11. 
    It is best to propose your public policy:
    • A. 

      In writing

    • B. 

      Orally

    • C. 

      With a slide show and inspiring music

    • D. 

      A lot of unanswered questions and blank stares

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    It would be most effective and highly favorable to have ____________ present the public policy "portfolio" on November 16th.
    • A. 

      Students

    • B. 

      Teachers

    • C. 

      The Facilities Director

    • D. 

      The Business Manager

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    The four parts of the Public policy Portfolio include all EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      What we have learned

    • B. 

      What are some alternatives

    • C. 

      What public policy we have selected to address the identified need

    • D. 

      Our plan to get it done

    • E. 

      Mistakes we have made along the way

  • 14. 
    A resource to help us construct our Public Policy Portfolio would be:
    • A. 

      Camp Ketcha

    • B. 

      Riverview Foundation (Carlos and Company)

    • C. 

      Mr. Ellis, the Maintenance and Facilities Director

    • D. 

      Mr. Yarumian, a land surveyor from Buxton

    • E. 

      All of the above would apply as a resource

  • 15. 
    Who is most responsible for your own learning:
    • A. 

      The teachers at HLC

    • B. 

      I am

    • C. 

      The facilitators at the low ropes sites we will visit

    • D. 

      The Board of Directors of MSAD #6

    • E. 

      Coach

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