Can you answer these questions about your government?

Robert Houk • Jan 6, 2014 at 3:23 PM

The following quiz is specifically designed to see how much you know about local, state and federal governments. This is an easy one because some of the questions have appeared on past quizzes.1.) What are the two nonjudicial “statewide offices” on the ballot this year? A. Governor and state attorney generalB. Secretary of State and public service commissionerC. Governor and U.S. SenateD. U.S. senator and lieutenant governor2.) How many members serve in the Tennessee House of Representatives?A. 99B. 95C. 133D. 523.) U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is seeking re-election this year. How long is a term for Alexander and his colleagues in the Senate?A. Four yearsB. Two yearsC. Six yearsD. Eight years4.) Who is now the longest serving elected county official in Washington County?A. Sheriff Ed GraybealB. County Clerk Kathy Storey C. Register of Deeds Ginger JiltonD. County Trustee Jack Daniels5.) Which member of the Upstate’s delegation to the Tennessee General Assembly has served there the longest?A. State Sen. Rusty CroweB. State Rep. Jon LundbergC. Lt. Gov. Ron RamseyD. State Rep. Timothy Hill6.) State Rep. Matthew Hill is chairman of what standing committee in the House?A. Do Nothing CommitteeB. Local Government CommitteeC. Ethics CommitteeD. Education Committee7.) Who is the vice mayor of Johnson City?A. David TomitaB. Clayton StoutC. Jeff BanyasD. Jenny Brock8.) What subcommittee of the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee does U.S. Rep. Phil Roe chair?A. The subcommittee on Fiscal MattersB. The subcommittee on Labor StriveC. The subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and PensionsD. The subcommittee on Employer Needs9.) How many members serve on the Washington County Commission?A. 10B. 25C. 15D. Too darn many!10.) What is the primary duty of the county sheriff as outlined in the state’s Constitution?A. Protect and serve B. Operate a jailC. Bust up meth labsD. Arrest moonshinersExtra credit: What is the official state motto of Tennessee?A. “Agriculture and Commerce.”B. “Live Long and Prosper.”C. “The Frontier Spirit Survives”D. “Read your Bible.”Answers: 1) C; 2) A; 3) C; 4) D; 5) A; 6) B; 7) B; 8) C; 9) B; 10) B. Extra credit: A.Robert Houk is Opinion page editor for the Johnson City Press. He can be reached at rhouk@johnsoncitypress.com.

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