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  1. How many signatures does it take to put a proposed constitutional
    amendment on the ballot?

    1. One thousand signatures of registered voters from each of the state’s 67 counties
    2. Eight percent of the number of voters voting in the previous presidential election
    3. 100,000 signatures of registered Democrats and100,000 signatures of registered
    4. Republicans
    5. Twelve percent of the registered voters from each of the state’s 67 counties

  2. How many articles are in the state’s Constitution?
    1. 100
    2. 57
    3. 12
    4. 10

  3. What does the Constitution do?
    1. Establishes a system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribe the nature, functions and limits of state government
    2. Establishes state laws and sets the penalties for violating those laws
    3. Establishes tax rates for state and local governmental agencies and provides a deficit spending function
    4. None of the above

  4. Of the 14 proposed citizen-led amendments on the Florida ballot since 2000, how many have been approved by the public?
    1. 0
    2. 7
    3. 13
    4. 14

  5. What percent of the total vote is needed for an amendment to pass?
    1. 51
    2. 50
    3. 50 percent plus one vote
    4. 60 percent

  6. Article IV of the state Constitution, dealing with the executive branch of government, establishes what?
    1. The House and Senate in the Florida Legislature
    2. The Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet positions
    3. The system of county and state courts
    4. A system of sheriffs, tax collectors and elections supervisors in every county

  7. Florida’s first Constitution affirmed a system of slavery and prohibited emancipation efforts.
    1. True
    2. False

  8. How many ways are there for proposed constitutional amendments to get on the ballot?
    1. 12
    2. 5
    3. 3
    4. 1

  9. How many proposed amendments were placed on the ballot this year by citizen initiatives?
    1. 7
    2. 6
    3. 3
    4. 0

  10. What is the maximum number of words for a proposed amendment title to legally appear on the ballot?
    1. 10
    2. 15
    3. 75
    4. There is no limit