Checks & Balances: Internal Limits of the French Executive Branch


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Of the offices of the French Executive Branch, which is the most powerful?

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1. The National Assembly holds the power to recall the presidental appointment of whom?

2. Which body is charged with reviewing and annulling laws enacted by the French President?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz combo will help you assess your knowledge of checks and balances on the French executive branch of government. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include the most powerful office of the executive branch, who is exempt from presidential influence, and which body is charged with reviewing and annulling laws passed by the president.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following checks and balances:

  • The most powerful office of the executive branch
  • Who in the National Assembly has the power to recall appointments
  • Which body is responsible for reviewing and annulling laws enacted by the president
  • Which office is NOT exempt from presidential influence

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of checks and balances and its role in the governing process
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding limits to executive power in French government
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the French executive branch

Additional Learning

To learn more about limits to the power of the executive branch in France, review the corresponding lesson on Checks & Balances on the French Executive Branch. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the power structure of the French executive branch
  • Learn how checks and balances curtail the power of the three bodies that make up the executive branch
  • Discuss the role of the Constitutional Council in providing checks and balances