11th Ed. Carney, student learning outcomes and study guide (103.2)
Institutions of U.S Government (C)
A. Describe orally and in writing the five levels and three branches of U.S. government.
(See the chart, p. 838 and “Study Guide for page 838,” questions #1-60)
A1. Name the five levels of U.S. Government and give the headquarters for each.
A2. How many counties are there in California? (Carney, p. 103 center)
A3. Approximately how many special districts are there? (Carney, p. 107 top)
A4. What are five purposes for which special districts are created? (Carney, p. 107 top)
A5. Give the names of the two houses of Congress as well as the number of members and term
length for each.
A6. Give the names of the two houses of the state legislature as well as the number of members
and term length for each.
A7. What are the names of the three types of local government in the legislative branch?
A8. Who heads the executive branch at the state level?
A9. What are the three types of local government in California (Carney, p. 103 center)?
A10. How many levels have made up the judicial branch?
A11. How many members make up the U.S. Supreme Court?
A12. Name the state courts found at three different levels of government.
B. Provide the basic facts about each level and branch of U.S. Government orally and in
writing. (See the chart, p. 838 and “Study Guide for page 838,” questions #1-60)
B1. In the federal level of the legislative branch, how many U.S. Senators are there from
each state and how long are their terms?
B2. In the federal level of the legislative branch how many members are there in the
House of Representatives and how long do they serve?
B3. How long does a member of the Board of Supervisors serve and what level of the
legislative branch does this represent?
B4. How many city council members are there in the city of L.A. compared to
the number in the smallest cities?
B5. What is the name of the legislative branch at the special district level?
B6. Are there law enforcement agents at the federal level of the executive branch?
B7. The Chancellor of the L.A. Community College District is an example of an official
at which level of the executive branch?
B8. The highest court at the federal level of the judicial branch is known as the ___ ___ ___ ___
B9. How many members serve on the California state supreme court?