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Missouri State Constitution and Government



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

In Missouri, the general term that is usually given to cities and towns is
a.
counties.
b.
municipalities.
c.
special districts.
d.
subgovernments.
e.
governments.
 

 2. 

Missouri has a ___?___ legislature.
a.
gerrymandered
b.
spheroid
c.
monoclonal
d.
unicameral
e.
bicameral
 

 3. 

The Missouri General Assembly includes ___?___ representatives and ___?___ senators.
a.
139, 78
b.
no, 100
c.
33, 68
d.
163, 34
e.
122, 65
 

 4. 

Missouri state senators’ term of office is
a.
two years.
b.
four years.
c.
six years.
d.
eight years.
e.
ten years.
 

 5. 

Missouri state representatives serve a term
a.
two years long..
b.
four years long..
c.
six years long.
d.
eight years long.
e.
as long as they wish to remain in office.
 

 6. 

Which of these is a requirement to be a Missouri state senator?
a.
at least 30 years old
b.
live in Missouri for all of his or her life
c.
a qualified voter for at least 25 years
d.
a resident of their senate district for at least twenty years
e.
a natural born citizen of the U.S.
 

 7. 

A Missouri state representative must be at least how old?
a.
18
b.
21
c.
24
d.
30
e.
There is no age requirement to be a state representative.
 

 8. 

Which of the following statements is true about Missouri’s governor?
a.
serves a term of four years
b.
must be at least fifty years old
c.
must have lived in Missouri for at least thirty years
d.
is charged with enforcing federal laws within the state
e.
None of these is a true statement about the governor of Missouri.
 

 9. 

Which of these officials is responsible for coming up with a yearly budget for Missouri’s state government?
a.
Governor
b.
Treasury Secretary
c.
Lieutenant Governor
d.
Secretary of State
e.
President
 

 10. 

Which of the following is true of Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor?
a.
must be at least 30 years old
b.
a U.S. citizen for at least fifteen years
c.
must have lived in Missouri for at least ten years
d.
is the President of the state Senate
e.
all of these are true about the Lieutenant Governor
 

 11. 

The Missouri state official responsible for preserving public information and overseeing all state elections is the
a.
Secretary of Elections.
b.
Secretary of State.
c.
Attorney General.
d.
Director of the State Archives.
e.
Missouri State Librarian.
 

 12. 

The Missouri state official who is the chief legal officer of the state and represents the interests of government agencies and citizens is the
a.
Chief Legal Officer.
b.
Solicitor General.
c.
Attorney General.
d.
State Lawyer.
e.
Attorney in Charge.
 

 13. 

Which of the following is true of Missouri’s Supreme Court?
a.
There are a total of seven justices on the Court.
b.
Justices serve a 12-year term of office.
c.
It is the highest state court in Missouri.
d.
It hears cases on appeal from lower courts.
e.
All of these are true about the state Supreme Court.
 

 14. 

Which of the following is a requirement to be a justice on the Missouri Supreme Court?
a.
Must be at least thirty years old.
b.
Must live in Jefferson City, the state capital city.
c.
Must have practiced law in Missouri for at least 30 years.
d.
Must be a member of the Christian faith.
e.
Must be a member in good standing of the Republican Party.
 

 15. 

The state bird of Missouri is the
a.
jayhawk
b.
dove.
c.
crow.
d.
bluebird.
e.
cardinal.
 

 16. 

Which of the following is NOT a requirement to be an appeals court justice in Missouri?
a.
must be at least 30 years old.
b.
must be a citizen of the U.S. at least 15 years.
c.
must have lived in the state for at least 30 years.
d.
must have been a qualified Missouri voter at least 9 years.
e.
None of these is a qualification to be a Missouri appeals court justice.
 

 17. 

Missouri Appeals Court Justices serve a term of office of
a.
2 years.
b.
4 years.
c.
9 years.
d.
12 years.
e.
life, if they are well-behaved.
 

 18. 

The Missouri state official who can grant pardons and reprieves is the
a.
Attorney General.
b.
Governor.
c.
President of the Senate.
d.
Supreme Court Chief Justice.
e.
All of these officials can grant pardons and reprieves.
 

 19. 

Which part of the Missouri state government is known as the “lower house”?
a.
the Governor’s office
b.
the state Senate
c.
the House of Representatives
d.
the trial courts in the state court system
e.
None of these is known as the “lower house” of state government.
 

 20. 

When the Lieutenant Governor is absent, the official who presides over the meetings of the state Senate is the
a.
Governor.
b.
Speaker.
c.
President.
d.
President pro tempore.
e.
Majority Leader.
 

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 21. 

Missouri’s state capital city is St. Louis.
 

 22. 

Missouri became the 24th state in the Union in 1821.
 

 23. 

Missouri’s nickname is the “Blue Ridge State.”
 

 24. 

The state animal of Missouri is the Southern Jackalope.
 

 25. 

The Missouri state tree is the Ponderosa Pine tree.
 

 26. 

Missouri’s legislative branch of government is called the General Assembly.
 

 27. 

The State Motto of Missouri is “Let the Good Times Roll!”
 

 28. 

The Missouri state legislature is open full time for business year-round, from January through December.
 

 29. 

The Missouri State Seal includes two bears within its borders.
 

 30. 

Counties in Missouri carry out crucial state functions such as taxation and law enforcement.
 



 
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