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EOC Practice Test Goal 3

EOC Practice Test Goal 3

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Practice Test of 
Goal 3 – NC State andLocal Government
Note to teachers:
These unofficial sample questions were created to help students review state and local governmentcontent, as well as practice for the Civics and Economics EOC. The questions are based on the various lesson plans inthe Civic Education Consortium’s Database of Civic Resources, as well as the NC Standard Course of Study. However,these practice questions are not meant to influence teachers in the content they choose to focus on in class, nor do they reflect any knowledge of questions that will actually appear on the state’s EOC.
1. How does a general statute become enacted?
A. It is proposed by the people, voted on, and if successful, it becomes law.B. It is proposed by the legislature, passed, and thensigned or not signed by the Governor.C. The Governor’s Cabinet writes these rules andregulations into law to regulate industries in thestate.D. Local governments (city and county) passgeneral statutes to regulate things in their jurisdiction
2. Which court has the highest jurisdiction in thestate of North Carolina?
A. North Carolina District CourtsB. North Carolina Court of AppealsC. North Carolina Superior CourtsD. None. They hear different types of cases.
3. How many state senators are there in NorthCarolina?
A. TwoB. FifteenC. FiftyD. One Hundred
4. What was a change made in the NorthCarolina Constitution of 1868?
A. Incorporated the Declaration of Rights that waspassed in 1776.B. The required school year was changed from 6months to 9 months.C. Fixed the Senate and House membership at acertain number.D. Provided the Governor with a veto power.
5. Which of the following correctly completes theblank in the diagram below?
A. North Carolina Traffic CourtB. North Carolina Court of AppealsC. None. There are only local courts and theSupreme Court.D. North Carolina Civil CourtsNorth CarolinaSupreme Court
North CarolinaLocal Courts
6. Bayard v. Singleton is a North CarolinaSupreme Court case that said:
A. The North Carolina Supreme Court is the highestcourt in the state.B. The public schools of North Carolina should beintegrated.C. The economic disparity between schools shouldbe adjusted to equalize funding between poor andrich school districts.D. Judicial review of General Assembly acts is apower of the judiciary.
7. What does the cartoon below suggest?
A. The North Carolina Lottery is paying out morefunds to educational staff.B. The North Carolina Lottery is paying out morefunds to its employees.C. The North Carolina Lottery collects morefunding than necessary.D. The North Carolina Lottery is reducing theamount of its winnings and giving money to itsemployees instead.
8. Who sets the boundaries of counties, cities,and towns in North Carolina?
A. The General AssemblyB. The counties, cities and towns themselvesC. Citizens of the counties, cities, and townsD. The Governor
9. Which of the following is illegal, according tothe North Carolina Constitution?
A. An income tax of eight percentB. A sentence of deathC. Levying a poll tax on votingD. Merging a city and a county into one government
10. Which of the following is NOT a position inthe Council of State?
A. Superintendent of Public InstructionB.
Commissioner of Public SafetyC. Commissioner of AgricultureD. State Auditor
11. Which branch of government makes the firstpresentation of a budget?
A. Legislative BranchB. Judicial BranchC. Executive BranchD. None of the above. Counties make the state’sbudget.

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