Part 2: National and State Government

Questions: Sections 9-14

Comprehension Questions

  1. What is North Dakota’s legislative branch of government called?
  2. When does North Dakota’s legislature meet?
  3. What is a legislature made up of two separate bodies having equal power called?
  4. How often is North Dakota redistricted?
  5. How old must a person be in order to be elected to the Legislative Assembly?
  6. Why is the House chamber larger than the Senate chamber?
  7. Who conducts the meetings in the House? In the Senate?
  8. Where is most of the work of the Legislative Assembly done?
  9. What is a draft of a law called?
  10. What is a public discussion of a bill called?
  11. What is a majority?
  12. What happens if the Governor signs a bill?
  13. What happens if the Governor vetoes a bill?
  14. Name the 13 elected officials of the executive branch and tell the main responsibility of each.
  15. What is the only state-owned bank in the United States?
  16. What is the highest court in the state?
  17. How many justices serve on the Supreme Court of North Dakota?
  18. Who presides over the Supreme Court?
  19. What is a court case brought from a lower court to a higher court called?
  20. What kind of case involves someone being accused of doing something illegal?
  21. What kind of case involves a dispute concerning people’s rights?
  22. Municipal courts deal with what kinds of violations?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. How many years would a Governor serve if he or she were re-elected twice?

  2. If two farmers had a dispute about their land boundaries, which court would handle their dispute? What kind of case would it be?