The Structure and Purpose of the European Parliament (EP)


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1. When were the first open, direct elections for European Parliamentary members held?

2. What is the name of the procedure by which the European Parliament participates in the creation of European lawmaking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will show your knowledge of the European Parliament. You will be tested on aspects such as its first manifestation and the first open direct elections.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • First areas in which the Parliament got control over European affairs
  • Procedure by which the European Parliament takes an active role creating laws
  • Initial open direct elections

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the European Parliament
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a key task assigned to the EU's parliament
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding lawmaking in Europe and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the parliament, study the accompanying lesson The Structure and Purpose of the European Parliament (EP). This lesson will look at the following objectives:

  • Details the creation of the European Parliament
  • Defines co-decision procedure
  • Explains the first open direct elections held for parliamentary members
  • Covers the European Parliament in 2014