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Government of Maryland: Quiz


Question 1: Maryland elects two ________ and eight members of the United States House of Representatives.
111th United States CongressUnited States CongressUnited States SenateHart Senate Office Building

Question 2: The governor has power to veto laws passed by the state's legislature and, like most of the nation's governors, also has a ________, which can be used to strike certain portions of appropriations bills.
Line-item vetoUnited StatesNew HampshireNorth Carolina

Question 3: The ________ is the highest court in the state.
Florida Supreme CourtSupreme Court of the United StatesMaryland Court of AppealsColorado Supreme Court

Question 4: It replaced the ________, the county trial magistrates, the People's Courts (in certain counties), and various minor courts.
Magistrates' CourtJustice of the peaceSolicitorJudicial Committee of the Privy Council

Question 5: The governor is commander-in-chief of the military forces of the State, the Maryland National Guard, except when such forces are called into the national service by the President of the United States, as well as the ________.
Maryland Defense ForceState Defense ForcesAir National GuardMaryland Military Department

Question 6: Maryland was the seventh state to ratify the ________, on April 28, 1788.
United States ConstitutionUnited States CongressElectoral College (United States)Continental Association

Question 7: Virtually all state and county elections are held in even-numbered years not divisible by four, in which the ________ is not elected—this, as in other states, is intended to divide State and Federal politics.
United States NavyPresident of the United StatesUnited States Marine CorpsMilitary history of the United States

Question 8: Once ratified, this gives the county control over almost all local matters, though power to regulate ________ and to license and regulate the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages is reserved to the General Assembly.
GerrymanderingElectoral reformReferendumElection

Question 9: The Maryland Lieutenant Governor, currently ________, is therefore weaker than the office in most other states which have one (several states do not have one).
Lisa MadiganMartin O'MalleyAnthony G. BrownRichard Ravitch

Question 10: The constitutional duties of the office begin with the broad mandate to exercise "general superintendence of the fiscal affairs of the State", which includes collecting ________ and maintaining the general ledger.
TaxExciseIncome taxTax haven


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