Learn California.org
Home Visit the Students section Visit the Teachers section Visit the Research California section Visit the Sitemap

State Government
Questions 

  1. In California, Executive Power is vested in
    1. The Governor
    2. The President
    3. The Legislature
    4. The Courts

  2. California is sub-divided into:
    1. Provinces
    2. Divisions
    3. sub-states
    4. Counties

  3. The California Legislatures consists of:
    1. A House of Representatives and a Senate
    2. A Senate and an Assembly
    3. A uni-cameral legislature
    4. A Senate and a Parliament

  4. The current state constitution was written in:
    1. 1781
    2. 1850
    3. 1879
    4. 1942

  5. California has the longest constitution ever written:
    1. True
    2. False

  6. The process whereby voters pass laws directly is called the:
    1. Initiative Process
    2. Referendum Process
    3. Progressive Voting
    4. Representative Democracy

  7. The process whereby voters repeal laws passed by the legislature is called:
    1. Initiative
    2. Referendum
    3. Recall
    4. Repeal

  8. The process whereby voters "un-elect" an elected official is called:
    1. Disenfranchisement
    2. Recall
    3. Referendum
    4. Veto

  9. How many Senators does California send to Washington DC to represent the state in the US Senate?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 10
    4. 35

  10. How many Representatives does California currently send (as of 2002) to represent the State in the United States House of Representatives?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 52
    4. 54

  11. How many electoral does California get to cast in the electoral college election for the United States Presidency?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 35
    4. 54

  12. If the governor wants to prevent a bill from becoming a law he:
    1. Tears is up and throws it away
    2. Appears before the assembly and asks them not to pass it
    3. Calls for a popular referendum
    4. Vetoes it

  13. If someone is convicted of committing a crime in California, what is the highest court to which they can appeal their case?
    1. County Superior Court
    2. Federal Appellate Court
    3. State Supreme Court
    4. United States Supreme Court

  14. Which of the following is not a function of the California State government?
    1. Maintaining troops
    2. Funding schools
    3. Building and maintaining roads
    4. Law Enforcement
    5. Foreign Policy

  15. In order for a bill to become a law it must have the approval of:
    1. A majority of the Senate
    2. A majority of the Assembly
    3. The governor
    4. All of the above

  16. The Governors veto can be overridden by:
    1. A two thirds vote in both houses of the assembly
    2. A ballot initiative
    3. The Lieutenant Governor
    4. a and b are correct

  17. Troops in the California National Guard are normally under the command of:
    1. The President of the United States
    2. The Joints Chiefs of Staff
    3. The Governor of California
    4. The Secretary of the Army

  18. The State of California maintains the:
    1. University of California System
    2. California State University System
    3. Stanford University
    4. Claremont Colleges
    5. A and B are correct

  19. Which of the following is not an elected office in California?
    1. Lieutenant Governor
    2. Secretary of State
    3. Attorney General
    4. All of the above are elected officials in California

  20. What body regulates the railroads, electric companies, and water companies?
    1. The Public Utilities Commission
    2. The Railroad Commission
    3. Board of Controllers
    4. None of these types of companies are regulated in California.

A N S W E R S




Copyright ©2000-2009 LearnCalifornia.org. All rights reserved.