Illinois Constitution QUIZ

1. What is the term of office for all elected officials of the Executive Branch of the State of Illinois?

A.2 years

B.4 years

C.life

D.Some are two some are four

 

2.What is home rule?

A.A city circuit for nearby courtrooms

B.A No-revenue-sharing plan

C.Gives municipalities and counties a good deal of control over their own affairs

D.Allows homeowners to veto town legislation

 

3.In Illinois, if the Lt. Governor's office becomes vacant, how is it filled?

A.the Speaker shall take over the office.

B.the Governor shall make the appointment within a year

C.The outgoing Lt Governor picks a successor

D.it shall remain vacant until the end of the term.

 

4.Who has the line item veto power?

A.the President

B.the Vice President

C.The attorney General of IL

D.the Governor of Illinois has line item veto power

5.What do all Legislative districts in Illinois have in common?

A.Substantially equal in population

B.Approximately equal square mileage

C.Each Legislative District will send five Senators to Springfield

D.Each Legislative District will send a Senator to Washington D.C.

6.What is the General Assembly?

A.the State Government of Illinois

B.It is the name of the legislature in Illinois

C.It is the informal meeting of a number of local governments

D.the Congress of the US.

7.Which of the following is a requirement to be a judge in the state of Illinois?

A.Must be 35 years of age

B.Must be a licensed Attorney

C.Must live outside of Cook County

D.Must be elected in two different states

 

8.Which of the following is NOT†a requirement to be a member of the Illinois Legislative branch?

A.be a citizen

B.reside in district 2 years

C.21 years old

D.must be born in the state

 

9.What is the state capital of Illinois?

A.Chicago

B.Rockford

C.Geneva

D.Springfield

10.How do Illinois Supreme Court Justices get their position?

A.Appointed by the Governor of Illinois

B.Elected by the General Assembly

C.Elected by the people of Illinois during an election

D.Appointed by a Special Judicial Committee

 

11.Which of the following below is NOT†a requirement to vote in the State of Illinois?

A.At Least 18 years of age

B.Citizen of the United States

C.Resident of Illinois for at least 30 days prior to election

D.Must have completed high school†

12.What is the main role of the Governor of Illinois?

A.He runs the state as a chief executive

B.Decides the constitutionality of bills

C.Makes the laws

D.Chief legal prosecutor, directs the state’s legal resources

 

13.What is the role of the Attorney General in Illinois Government?

A.Chief Executive of the state, head of the Executive Branch

B.Handles official state records, including car registration and drivers licenses.

C.Chief Financial Officer of the state of Illinois

D.Chief legal officer, directs the state’s legal resources

 

14.What is the role of the Secretary of State of Illinois?

A.Chief Executive of the state, head of the Executive Branch

B.Handles official state records, including car registration and drivers licenses.

C.Chief Financial Officer of the state of Illinois

D.Chief legal prosecutor, directs the state’s legal resources

 

15.Which of the following is true of the Illinois House of Representatives?

A.The term of office for representatives may be two or four years.

B.It has 118 members elected from single-member districts.

C.Vacancies are filled through appointment by the Governor.

D.It has 59 members appointed by the State Supreme Court.

 

16.Which person or group below must approve any amendment to the Illinois Constitution?

A.the voters of Illinois

B.the Governor

C.the State Supreme Court

D.the Congress

Write out what should go in the two blanks…17.In the state of Illinois, there are___________†legislative districts and ††____________††representative districts.

 

Write out the answer to the following question

18.What is a check that the General Assembly has on the other two branches of Illinois Government?