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Judiscak Illinois Government Test
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When was the most recent Illinois Constitution adopted?
September 3, 1970
When was our Constitution ratified by the people?
December 15, 1970
Since when has our Constitution been effective?
July 1, 1971
How often must Illinois voters be able to call for a Constitution convention?
every 20 years
When was the last vote to call for a Constitution convention?
What are the 3 parts of the Illinois Constitution?
How many Articles does our Constitution have?
How many amendments does our Constitution have?
Which Article describes the Bill of Rights?
Which Article describes voting (suffrage) and elections?
Which Article describes the legislative branch?
Which Article describes the executive branch?
Which Article describes the judicial branch?
Which Article describes the types of taxation (revenue)?
Which Article describes the constitutional amendments (revision)?
Which amendment allowed judges to deny bail to accused people who are deemed to be a threat to the community?
Which amendment allowed judges to deny bail to accused people with possible life sentence punishment?
Which amendment allows voters to petition election to vote for the removal of the Governor?
Which amendment reduced the residency requirement to vote from 6 months to 30 days?
Which amendment reduced the size of the Illinois House of Representatives from 177 to 118?
Which amendment reduced the voting age from 21 to 18?
What do we call the legislative branch in Illinois?
Is our legislative branch unicameral or bicameral?
How many Senators and how many Representatives of we have?
Senators - 59
Representatives - 118
What are the requirements to be a Senator and a Representative in Illinois?
-21 years old
-resident of district they are running in for 2 years preceding their election
How long are Senators terms?
2 or 4 years
How m]long are Representatives terms?
What day does the General Assembly's session begin?
the second Wednesday of January each year
How quickly must the General Assmebly give a passed bill to the governor?
within 30 calendar days
What happens if the governor doesn't sign a bill within 60 days?
the bill becomes a law
What amount of Representatives is needed to impeach someone?
What amount of Senate is needed for removal of someone?
Who is the President of the Senate and which political party is he?
John J. Cullerton; Democrat
Who is the Speaker of the House and which political party is he?
Michael J. Madigan; Democrat
Who is the 57th legislative district leader and which political party is he?
James F. Claybourne; Democrat
Who is 113th representative district representative and which political party is he?
Jay Hoffman; Democrat
Who is the Senate majority leader and which political party is he?
James F. Claybourne; Democrat
Who is the House of Representatives majority leader and which political party is she?
Barbara Flynn Curie; Democrat
Who is our governor and which political party is he?
Bruce Rauner, Republican
Who is our lieutenant governor and which political party is she?
Evelyn Sanguinetti, Republican
Who is our attorney general and which political party is she?
Lisa Madigan, Democrat
Who is our secretary of state and which political party is he?
Jesse White, Democrat
Who is our comptroller and which political party is she?
Lisa Geissler Munger, Republican
Who is our treasurer and which political party is he?
Michael Frerichs, Democrat
How long are our executive leaders terms?
What day do our executive leaders begin their terms?
second Monday of January
What are the requirements to be an executive leader?
-25 years old
-resident of their state for 3 years preceding the election
Which sections of Article 5 of the Illinois Constitution describe the duties of the 5 positions under the Governor?
Who fills the position if something happens to the comptroller?
whoever the governor picks
Who fills the position if something happens to the lieutenant governor?
no one, position stays vacant
What message does the Governor give every year to the General Assembly?
the condition of the state
What 3 levels of courts does Illinois have?
How many justices are on the Illinois Supreme Court?
How many Appeals Courts are there in Illinois?
What are the 3 requirements to be a judge?
-licensed attorney-at-law in Illinois
-resident of the unit which selects him
How long are terms for Supreme Court justices?
How long are terms for Appeals Court justices?
How long are terms for Circuit Court justices?
Who is the currents Chief Justice of our Supreme Court?
Rita B. Garmen
Who chose the Goldfish Apple as our state fruit?
a 4th grade class
How many executive departments are there in Illinois?
How much did the Illinois capital building cost to build?
How many bushels of corn did Illinois produce in 2013?
How old is our State flag
What is our state motto?
State Sovereignty National Union
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