• 1. 
    Who is the leader of the state government?

  • The governor
  • The mayor
  • The vice president
  • The president of the state
  • 2. 
    What are the three branches of state government?

  • Borough, county, municipality
  • County, city, and local
  • Mayor, governor, legislator
  • Executive, judicial, and legislative
  • 3. 
    True or False: The powers and responsibilities between city governments and county governments are always the same in every state.

  • TRUE
  • 4. 
    What does it mean to have a bicameral legislature?

  • It means that the members of the legislature can work from home and telecommute.
  • It means that the legislature has both men and women members.
  • It means that there are cameras in the legislature where people can watch debates on TV.
  • It means that there are two houses, or groups, that make up the legislature. Like the Senate and the House.
  • 5. 
    Which branch of government has the Supreme Court and lower courts to try cases?

  • The Judicial
  • The County
  • The Executive
  • The City
  • 6. 
    Which of the following is typically not a member of the executive branch of state government?

  • Governor
  • Chief Justice
  • Secretary of State
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • 7. 
    What is the main way that states and local governments get money to run the government?

  • Tariffs on imports
  • Parking and speeding ticket fines
  • Selling raffle tickets at the local fairs
  • Taxes
  • 8. 
    When you buy something at the store, a tax is added in that goes to the local government. What is this tax called?

  • Property tax
  • Income tax
  • Medicare tax
  • Sales tax
  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT something that state and local governments provide?

  • Police
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • The army
  • 10. 
    What is the tax called that you pay each year when you own a piece of land or a home?

  • Gas tax
  • Income tax
  • Sales tax
  • Property tax
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