Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): History, Role & Purpose


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1. Which federal government department supervises the DEA?

2. _____ means to convert drugs from legal and medically necessary uses to uses that are illegal or not medically authorized.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study materials gauge your understanding of the DEA and the important role it plays. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include certain terminology and specific initiatives of the DEA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Federal drug policy
  • Government oversight of the DEA
  • Converting legal drugs to illegal uses
  • Program focusing on Mexico-based drug trafficking

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply what you've learned about the DEA to see specific initiatives in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use the information you have gained to answer questions about DEA drug prevention programs
  • Information Recall - access your knowledge to discuss the government agency that oversees the DEA

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson titled Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): History, Role & Purpose. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Examining the main aspects of the program, like intelligence and cannabis eradication
  • Analyzing the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces
  • Discussing the international aspect of the DEA
  • Exploring different initiatives of the Drug Enforcement Agency