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Local Government & Public Policy

Quiz by Thomas Calder

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    Who is the executive of a city?
    governor
    president
    county manager
    mayor
    30s
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  • Q2
    What are ordinances?
    veto like powers
    state laws
    local laws
    amendments
    30s
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  • Q3
    What defines the powers of the local government in Virginia?
    The Virginia Constitution and General Assembly
    Congress
    the President
    US Constitution
    30s
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  • Q4
    What do city charters do?
    Lists the powers of individual cities in Virginia
    Create new laws for the state
    Tell the General Assembly what to do
    Lists the rights of citizens
    30s
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  • Q5
    What is the legislative branch of the local government in Chesterfield County?
    General Assembly
    Parliament
    Board of Supervisors
    Congress
    30s
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  • Q6
    Who has the greatest influence on decisions made at the local level?
    states with the most people
    the President
    individuals in the community
    the Courts
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  • Q7
    Reporting on the misconduct of the governor best exemplifies which role the media can play in setting the public agenda?
    Offering a forum in which opposing viewpoints are communicated
    Holding government officials accountable to the public
    Communicating the government's message to the public
    creating politicriting al cartoons to emphasize specific issues
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  • Q8
    What term means seeking to influence lawmakers (legislators) to vote for or against a bill?
    forum
    demonstrating
    lobbying
    public policy
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  • Q9
    What is the name for groups of individuals who together around an issue, make political contributions ($) and lobby the government to influence public policy?
    political parties
    interest groups
    PACs
    bureacracy
    30s
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  • Q10
    All of the following are international issues that may require policy decisions by local governments EXCEPT:
    Public safety in the event of an act of terrorism
    Global economic development policies
    Policies to protect the environment
    Border disputes between other countries
    30s
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