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1 SS8E2 Why were early Georgia colonists urged to plant mulberry trees?
to establish a silk industry in Georgia
to enhance the landscape beauty of early homes
to provide mulberries as a needed source of fruit
to provide badly needed lumber for building homes
2 SS8CG1 Jury duty is considered to be
a basic duty of a citizen.
a volunteer service of citizens.
a responsibility of court officials.
a requirement to be an elected official.
3 SS8CG1 Who has the power in Georgia's state government to declare a law unconstitutional?
Supreme Court of Georgia
general assembly of Georgia
4 SS8E1 How should the economy of Georgia in the late 1800s be described?
rural and agricultural
based on mining
based on tourism
urban and industrial
5 SS8CG1 Which general statement is true about political parties in Georgia over the past fifty years?
Georgia has been dominated by three parties.
Georgia has been dominated by the Republican Party.
Georgia has changed from a one-party system to a two-party system.
Georgia has changed from being a two-party system to a one-party system.
6 SS8CG1 Which of the following is an example of how the system of checks and balances works in Georgia?
reducing property taxes
overriding a governor's veto
signing a petition to repeal a law
appealing a case to a higher court
7 SS8CG1 The General Assembly in Georgia passes laws, the Georgia courts declare laws unconstitutional, and the governor vetoes laws. This is an example of
checks and balances.
8 SS8CG1 What is the most important reason citizens should serve on jury duty and vote in elections?
All citizens are required to participate.
It is one's civic duty as a responsible citizen.
Those who do serve on jury duty and vote receive a tax deduction.
These are the only opportunities citizens have to serve the government.
9 SS8E4 What is Georgia's largest source of state revenue?
10 SS8CG1 How can the General Assembly pass a bill over a governor's veto?
Both houses can override the veto with a 2/3 majority.
They can get the approval of of the state's counties.
A joint committee can vote for the bill with a majority.
The bill can be sent to the Georgia Supreme Court for a ruling.
11 SS8CG1 Both the United States Constitution and Georgia's Constitution provide for a system of checks and balances. Why did the authors of both constitutions include this system?
to encourage cooperation between political parties
to ensure that no branch of government becomes too powerful
to guarantee that all citizens have equal rights
to ensure that large states do not have more power than small states
12 SS8CG5 If you want a new local recreational park for camping and hiking, to whom should you go?
the county commissioner
the local sheriff
a United States senator
13 SS8E4 The three kinds of taxes we pay to the government are sales, property, and income. Why do we pay taxes?
to get a job
to get an allowance
to pay for the food we eat
to pay for schools and roads
14 SS8CG1 People form political parties in order to
be qualified to run for political office.
be allowed to vote in popular elections.
elect candidates to serve in government.
associate with voters with shared interests.
15 SS8CG1 All of the following are sections included in the Georgia state constitution EXCEPT
Bill of Rights.
Court Case Summaries.
Voting and Elections.
16 SS8CG1 Dan is 19 years old and wants to register to vote. He must also meet all of the following requirements EXCEPT
be a legal resident of Georgia.
have a Georgia driver's license.
be a citizen of the United States.
cannot be serving a felony conviction.
17 SS8CG1 The privilege of Georgia citizenship brings with it certain responsibilities, of which some are legal, and others are voluntary. An example of a voluntary responsibility is
serving on a jury.
registering to vote.
18 SS8CG1 Malia writes a letter to the editor of her local newspaper, expressing her opinion on proposed legislation. Based on the rights guaranteed by the Georgia constitution, Malia is exercising her
freedom of conscience.
right to keep and bear arms.
right to assemble and petition.
freedom of speech and of the press.
19 SS8CG2 Which of these lists the correct order of the legislative process for a bill to become a law in Georgia?
proposal, floor action, committee action, conference, passage, action by governor
proposal, committee action, floor action, conference, passage, action by governor
proposal, action by governor, floor action, committee action, conference, passage
proposal, action by governor, committee action, floor action, conference, passage
20 SS8CG3 Although the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Georgia have the same qualifications for election,
the Governor serves as Speaker of the House.
the Lieutenant Governor serves as President of the Senate.
the Senate must approve the successor to the office of Governor by a two-thirds majority vote.
persons holding the office of Lieutenant Governor may succeed themselves, while the Governor cannot.
21 SS8CG5 In the council-manager form of city government, one of the jobs of the elected city council is to
pass city ordinances.
implement council policy.
prepare the city's budget.
run the city's daily operations.
22 SS8CG4 Which of these is required to be a state court judge in Georgia?
Candidates must be at least thirty-five years old.
Candidates must be elected in countywide elections.
Candidates must have practiced law in another state.
Candidates must have been born in the state of Georgia.
23 SS8E3 Companies headquartered in Atlanta such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and Home Depot have influenced its growth. Which of these would MOST LIKELY have been directly impacted?
Atlanta's prison system
Atlanta's travel industry
24 SS8CG4 In the judicial system, appellate jurisdiction is the authority of a court to hear a case appealed from a lower court. In the Georgia judicial system, the court MOST LIKELY to hear an appeal from the Juvenile Court is the
25 SS8CG5 The main governmental authorities in the counties of Georgia are
26 SS8E1 How have granite and marble contributed to the economic development of Georgia?
The state ranks first in the world in their production.
Georgia ranks first in the nation in the mining of these products.
Almost half of the state's economy is based on these products.
Mining of these materials provides most of the jobs in several regions of the state.
27 SS8CG5 Why were counties originally created in Georgia?
to provide one certain special service not provided by cities
to serve as districts for carrying out state laws and programs
to collect taxes and finance local government
to be responsible for education across the state
28 SS8E3 Which U.S. airline has its headquarters in Atlanta?
29. SS8CG6 Juveniles in Georgia are not guaranteed the right to
a fair trial
be protected from self-incrimination
bail when being detained
30. SS8CG6 In determining the punishment or sentencing of a juvenile court judge cannot
Deny students the right to an education if they have broken school laws.
Place students on probation or release them into the custody of their parents.
fine students or sentence them to jail terms and mandatory school attendance.
assign them to alternative programs such as boot camps.
31 SS8CG6 Juveniles who commit specific serious and violent crimes may be placed under the jurisdiction of the state.
32. What is the correct sequence of steps in a bill’s becoming a law?
1. A bill in assigned to a committee.
2. Copies of a bill are given to all legislators.
3. The governor may sign or veto a bill.
4. A bill is sent to a full chamber of the legislature.
33. If the governor takes no action on a bill, it
is sent to the people for a vote
becomes a law without a signature
goes back to the legislature.
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