Georgia Constitution & Government Study Questions

Georgia Constitution & Government Study Questions for Political Science 1101 Final Exam.
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State and local govenments today employ more people than the national government.
True
The United States can best be described as a ________ system.
Federalist
Article ____________ of the United States Constitution is the federal supremacy clause.
Six
Aricle__________ of the United States Constitution lists the powers of Congress.
One
The consitutions, laws and policies of the 50 states cannot contradict the United States Constitution.
True
The __________ amendment to the United States Constitution often is called the "States' rights"
10th
The longest of the state constitutions in total words is the ____________ Constitution.
Alabama
Georgia has had ___________ constitutions.
Ten
The United States Constitution has a Bill of Rights, nut the Georgia Constitution does not.
False
Both the United States Congress and the Georgia General Assembly are bicameral.
True
Both the United States Constitution and Georgia Constitution permit judicial review.
True
The United States Consititution has more articles than the Georgia Constitution.
False
Georgia voters must approve all amendments to the state constitution.
True
The Georgia Constitution requires the state to have a balanced budget.
True
The Governor of Georgia does not possess the power of the line-item veto.
False
Georgia elects almost all its judges on a nonpartisan ballot.
True
All legislators in Georgia (both House and Senate) serve two-year terms.
True
Georgia has a cabinet system like the executive branch of the federal government.
False
The Georgia Constitution limits the number of counties at _________.
159
Georgia's first constitution became effective in ___________.
1777
The first Georgia constitution diestablished the Anglican Church.
True
The first Georgia constitution established a state supreme court.
False
Georgia was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.
False
In the second Georgia constitution slaves were counted for representation purposes as __________ of a person.
3/5
Georgia's constitutions made no provision for public education until the 20th century.
False
At one point the Georgia legislature elected the governor.
True
The main author of the Confederate Consititution was alsi the author of the Georgia constitution under the conferderacy.
True
After the Civil War northern troops remained in Georgia until ____________.
1876
The County-unit system in Georgia tended to give disproportionate strength to urban areas such as Atlanta.
False
In 1963 the United States Supreme Court declared the Georgia country-unit system unconstitutional.
True
The current Georgia constitution was implemented in ________.
1983
The Georgia Constitution can be amended in a two-step process. The first step is the proposal of an amencment by 2/3's of both houses of the General Assembly.
True
The second stp is ratification (approval) by 2/3's of the electorate voting on the proposed amendment.
False
The Governor of Georgia can veto a constitutional amendment.
False
In Georgia voters can get an issue on the ballot through the initiative process.
False
The majority of the propsed constitutional amendments considered by the state legislatures are approved for a vote by the people of that state.
True
The presiding officer of the Georgua House of Reprsentatives is called the _________.
Speaker
The Leader of the Georgia Senate is ____________.
the Lt. Governor of the state
The Georgia General Assembly meets every other year.
False
The Georgia General Assembly is limited to a _______ day session.
40
There are no age or residency requirekents for election to the Georgia General Assembly other than being a registered voter.
False
The Governor may calll the Georgia Gerbal Assembly into special session.
True
If the Georgia legislature wished to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of an individual or an organization, the General Assembly would pass a __________ describing their achievments.
Resolution
Only members of the General Assembly may introduce legislation.
True
The Georgia Constitution requires that legislation dealing with the public revenues be first introduced in the Senate, and then later in the House.
False
Bills in the Georgia General Assembly are constitutionally restricted to one purpose.
True
The legislature may approve tax legislation by a simple majority vite of bith houses of the legislature.
False
A 2/3's vote of both houses of the General Assembly is required to override the Governor's veto of legislation.
True
The Georgia Constitution requires the Governor to prepare the state's budget and submit it to the legislature.
True
Georgia voters elect more officials who serve in the Georgia executive branch than is the case in the executive branch at the federal level.
True
The Governor of Georgia can only serve two consecutive terms.
True
Other statewide elected officials (e.g., Agriculture Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner) are limited to two consecutive terms.
False
As with the federal government, Georgia's fiscal year begins on October 1st each year.
False
If a bill is passed by the General Assembly and the Governor takes no action (i.e., neither signs nor vetoes it), the bill automatically dies.
False
The Georgia Governor may exercise power over college-level education in the state by serving on the Board of Regents.
False
In Georgia the ____________ regulates telephone services and utilities such as natural gas and electricity.
Public Service Commission
There are no constitutional qualifications to be a judge in Georgia.
False
Members of the Georgia Supreme Court, like the United States Supreme Court, serve life terms.
False
Traffic violation cases (e.g., a speeding ticket) are tried in Superior Court.
False
The Georgia Supreme COurt is required byt the state constitutiion to grant the request of a Georgia resident for an appeal of their conviction in a Superior Court felony case.
False
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