Glossary of Illinois Constitution Test, Elm Middle School
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- How many members in the Illinois State Senate?
- How many members in the Illinois State House of Representatives?
- How many justices in the Illinois State Supreme Court?
- How many years does an Illinois governor serve in one term?
- What is the maximum years an Illinois governor can serve?
- How many years does an Illinois State Senator serve in one term?
- How many years does an Illinois State Representative serve in one term?
- How many years does an Illinois Supreme Court Justice serve in one term?
- What is the maximum number of years an Illinois State Senator or Representative can serve?
- How many capitals has Illinois had?
- How many days does an Illinois Governor have to approve or veto a bill?
- What is the minimum age to be an Illinois Governor?
- What is the minimum age to be an Illinois State Senator or Representative?
- How many branches in Illinois' government?
- How many Constitutions has Illinois had?
- How many alderman are there on the Chicago City Council?
- In what year did Illinois become a state?
- What year was our present Illinois Constitution written?
- 1970 (took effect in 1971)
- Where in the Illinois Constitution would you find the Illinois Bill of Rights?
- at the beginning (Article 1)
- What is the main duty of the state Legislative Branch?
- make laws
- What is the main duty of the state Executive Branch?
- enforce or administer the laws
- What is the main duty of the state Judicial Branch?
- judge or interpret the laws
- What branch contains the state House and Senate?
- The state Senate and state House put together are called what?
- the General Assembly
- What branch contains the state Supreme Court?
- What branch contains the Governor?
- What branch contains the Illinois Attorney General and Illinois Secretary of State?
- What control over foreign policy does the state government have?
- How do judges in the state of Illinois get their jobs?
- they are elected by the people
- What does Illinois call the person immediately under the Governor?
- Lieutenant Governor
- What is the title of the person who presides over the Illinois House of Representatives?
- Speaker of the House
- What is the title of the person who presides over the Illinois Senate?
- President of the Senate
(but he/she is NOT the Lieutenant Governor; they're elected from within the Senate)
- What city is Illinois' current capital?
- Can a member of Illinois' General Assembly also be in the U.S. Congress?
- Which type of court in Illinois hears the most cases?
- Circuit courts
- Name three types of courts in Illinois.
- 1. Circuit
- What does "municipality" mean?
- city, village or town
- What type of municipal government does Elmwood Park have?
- Trustee Village
- What type of municipal government does Chicago have?
- Mayor and Council
- Name one type of municipal government besides what you'd find in Elmwood Park or Chicago.
Council Manager or
- For what reasons can someone in Illinois obtain an absentee ballot for voting?
- being out of the state or having a long-term illness
- What is a "referendum"?
- a vote on a public issue
- In what month and year will the next Governor be elected?
- November, 2010
- In what month and year will the next President be elected?
- November, 2012
- What are some powers a Governor has in common with the President?
- vetoing bills,
commander-in-chief (see workbook p. 59)
- What does the Illinois Attorney General do?
- handle legal issues for the state
- What does the Illinois Secretary of State do?
- maintains official records
- Name three types of taxes Illinois can raise.
- 1. Income tax
2. Sales tax
3. Property tax
- What are three qualifications for being Governor?
- 1. 25 years old
2. resident of the state for three years preceding the election
3. a U.S. citizen
- How does a Governor get his/her job?
- elected by the people
- How does a state Senator or Representative get his/her job in Illinois?
- They're elected by the people (in a district)
- What are the qualifications to be a state Senator or Representative in Illinois?
- 1. 21 years old
2. a resident of their district for at least 2 years
3. a U.S. citizen
- What branch has control over the state militia?
- If the General Assembly wants to override a Governor's veto, how many of them need to approve the bill?
- How many Representatives does each district elect?
- How many Illinois Senators does each district elect?
- How old must a voter be in Illinois?
- What county is Elmwood Park in?
(That's c-o-u-n-t-y, not countRy.)
- What is a job the Illinois Senate has in common with the U.S. Senate?
- 1. jury in impeachment cases
2. approves appointments made by the executive (President/Governor)
- What is one job the Illinois House of Representatives has in common with the U.S. House?
- They start impeachment trials (making the charge).
- What two special rules exist about bills in Illinois before they can become a law?
- 1. bills need to be read on three different days before voting
2. most are confined to one subject only
- Who has more power over schools in Illinois: the state government or the federal government?
- the state government
- Who is your state Senator?
- Don Harmon
- Who is your state Representative?
- Angelo "Skip" Saviano
- Who is the current Illinois Governor?
- Pat Quinn
- Who is Illinois' Secretary of State?
- Jesse White
- Who is Elmwood Park's Village President?
- Peter Silvestri
- Who is the mayor of Chicago?
- Richard M. Daley
- Who is the only Illinois governor to be impeached AND kicked out of office?
- Rod Blagojevich
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