Quiz On California’s Constitution And Government

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  • 1. 
    A state’s constitution is legally _____ to the state’s statutes and legally _____ to the U.S. Constitution and to federal statutes.
    • A. 

      Comparable; inferior

    • B. 

      Superior; comparable

    • C. 

      Superior; inferior

    • D. 

      Inferior; comparable

  • 2. 
    California’s Constitution today is an amended version of one that was ratified in
    • A. 

      1849

    • B. 

      1850

    • C. 

      1879

    • D. 

      1889

  • 3. 
    The influence of the Progressive movement can be seen in the California Constitution’s provision for
    • A. 

      A plural executive.

    • B. 

      Direct democracy.

    • C. 

      A 2/3 vote requirement for raising taxes.

    • D. 

      Term limits.

  • 4. 
    A California Assembly member serves a term of ___ years and a California state senator serves a term of ___ years.
    • A. 

      2; 4

    • B. 

      2; 6

    • C. 

      4; 6

    • D. 

      4; 8

  • 5. 
    California Assembly members are limited to ___ terms in office and California state senators are limited to ___ terms in office.
    • A. 

      2; 3

    • B. 

      3; 4

    • C. 

      3; 2

    • D. 

      3; 3

  • 6. 
    Under Proposition 11 (2008), redistricting of California’s state legislative districts is to be carried out by
    • A. 

      The state legislature.

    • B. 

      An independent commission.

    • C. 

      The Governor.

    • D. 

      The state supreme court.

  • 7. 
    In California, state executive officials like the Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer are
    • A. 

      Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the state Senate.

    • B. 

      Elected by voters to four-year terms.

    • C. 

      Appointed by the Governor with no confirmation needed.

    • D. 

      Elected by voters to two-year terms.

  • 8. 
    California state judges are given lifetime appointments to ensure their judicial independence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A(n) _____ is a form of direct democracy that asks voters to judge an action previously taken by the state legislature.
    • A. 

      Referendum

    • B. 

      Proposition

    • C. 

      Initiative

    • D. 

      Recall

  • 10. 
    A California county is governed by
    • A. 

      An elected Board of Supervisors.

    • B. 

      Appointed County Commissioners.

    • C. 

      A mayor and a country council.

    • D. 

      An elected sheriff.

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