Overview of the UK Government


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In a parliamentary democracy, ____.

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1. The British monarch ____.

2. Which branch of the British government makes laws?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the government of the United Kingdom. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include parliament and the branches of government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How a parliamentary democracy functions
  • Role of the British monarchy
  • Powers assigned to the three branches of government

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 lesson on the characteristics of the United Kingdom's government
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the powers assigned to each of the government's three branches
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Prime Minister
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of the British monarchy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the Overview of the UK Government. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the basic structure of the British government
  • Understand the role of the monarch in the United Kingdom
  • Recognize the respective powers of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches