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Government Regulation Agencies for Consumer Protection

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A young student having difficulty deciding on the loans to take out for college could MOST likely receive aid from the _____.

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1. How does the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) differ from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?

2. Why was the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration established?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Consumer protection is an important service provided by the U.S. Government. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the general scope of some of the major agencies that provide this service.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What the CFPB stands for
  • What the NHTSA stands for
  • The agency that protects consumers against false advertising
  • Agency that handles consumer product safety

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related consumer rights lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the six major agencies that help provide consumer protection
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of consumer protection as public policy, which justifies the existence of consumer product protection agencies

Additional Learning

To learn more about consumer protection agencies, review the accompanying lesson Consumer Regulation Agencies for Consumer Protection. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Name the six consumer protection agencies discussed in the lesson
  • Understand the general scope of the consumer protection agencies discussed in the lesson
  • Examine how consumer protection as a public policy justifies the existence of these governmental agencies
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