Virginia History

Grade 5

1 How many United States presidents came from Virginia?
seven
eight
nine
ten

2 Who pays taxes to support government services in Virginia?
only government workers
only people who use the services
all of the people in the state
people from all fifty states

3 Who would decide whether or not to buy playground equipment for a park in a small town in Virginia?
the governor
the mayor of the nearest town
the local government
the state legislature

4 The Pentagon, located in Arlington, Virginia, is the center for__
tax collection
the federal courts
military planning
the postal system

5 The judicial branch may study a law to see whether or not it agrees with the____
Senate
Constitution
Assembly
bill

6 A law can be vetoed by the__
governor
Senate
taxpayers
courts

7 A group of leaders in a town or city is known as a_______
council
county
suburb
service

8 An independent city is a city that_____
has no mayor or manager
does not obey the laws of Virginia
pays no taxes
is not part of any county.

9 What is the General Assembly?
a building designed by Thomas Jefferson
the executive branch of Virginia's government.
part of the judicial branch of Virginia's government.
the legislative branch of Virginia's government.

10 What is the first step in creating a new law in Virginia?
The governor signs the bill
The Supreme Court studies the law.
The Senate votes on the bill.
A delegate presents the bill to the House.