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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Local History, Geography, and Culture Questions

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Grade 10 Pennsylvania
Who drilled the first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania?
  1. Andrew Carnegie
  2. Edwin Drake
  3. Gustavus Swift
  4. Thomas Edison
Grade 10 Illinois
The Illinois Legislature is called:
  1. The Illinois Senate
  2. The General Assembly
  3. The House of Illinois
  4. The Parliament
Grade 10 Illinois
How are judges usually selected?
  1. by the Governor
  2. by the General Assembly
  3. by the people
  4. by lottery
Grade 10 Illinois
The fundamental law of each State is:
  1. established by the governor
  2. determined by the State courts
  3. the United States Constitution
  4. their State Constitution
Grade 10 Illinois
What is the State Prairie Grass?
  1. Big Bluestem
  2. Violet
  3. Milk Weed
  4. Dandelion
  5. Kentucky Blue Grass
Grade 10 Illinois
Which of the following is NOT true of each State's constitution?
  1. a. It is superior to any other State or local law within that State
  2. It takes priority over most federal laws
  3. It establishes a legislative body
  4. It distributes power among the branches of state government
Grade 10 Illinois
Illinois's current capital is
  1. Chicago
  2. Springfield
  3. St. Louis
  4. Vandalia
Grade 10 Illinois
Grade 10 Illinois
Which is the main source of funds for primary and secondary schools?
  1. Sales taxes
  2. Gasoline taxes
  3. Property taxes
  4. Income taxes
Grade 10 Illinois
Keeps all the records of General Assembly and other important records.
  1. Attorney General
  2. Secretary of State
  3. Lt. Governor
  4. Treasurer
Grade 10 Illinois
Responsible for the safekeeping and investment of state money and securities.
  1. Attorney General
  2. Secretary of State
  3. Lt. Governor
  4. Treasurer
Grade 10 Illinois
Identify the 3 main levels of state courts in Illinois: (Mark 3 answers!!!)
  1. Traffic Court
  2. Supreme Court
  3. Appellate Court
  4. Circuit Court
  5. Divorce Court
Grade 10 Illinois
The next general election in Illinois will take place in ___________
  1. November 2011
  2. November 2012
  3. November 2013
  4. November 2014
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