What is Central Government? - Definition & Roles


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What is central government?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an enumerated power found in the United States Constitution?

2. Which of the following is an example of the central government's expanded role in the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz on central government, you'll need to understand how conflicts over the government's power are settled and recognize the branches of government and their responsibilities. All of the questions are in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • Definition of a central government
  • Enumerated powers in the U.S. Constitution
  • Example(s) of the expanded role of central government in the U.S.
  • Branches of the U.S. government

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics and roles of central government
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the enumerated powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the branch of government responsible for making federal laws

Additional Learning

Further your knowledge of government via the accompanying lesson called What is Central Government? - Definition & Roles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and identify characteristics of a central government
  • Know the structure of the U.S. central government
  • Understand the roles of central government in the United States
  • Recognize the evolution of the roles of the central government