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The European Court of Auditors: Description and Function

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How many current members of the ECA are there?

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1. For whom does the ECA prepare an annual report on the spending of the EU budget?

2. In what decade was the ECA first set up?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The European Court of Auditors, the ECA for short, is an EU organization which audits finances in the EU and monitors the spending of public funds. This quiz/worksheet combination will help you test and retain your knowledge of the features of this organization. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the current ECA membership and the background of the ECA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will need to know about:

  • The founding of the ECA
  • ECA member-states
  • The ECA's ties to other European organizations
  • ECA oversight and procedures

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on the European Court of Auditors from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the establishment and operation of the ECA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the ECA, its membership, and its functions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the features of the ECA. This lesson, called The European Court of Auditors: Description and Function, covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the European Court of Auditors
  • Discuss the history and foundation of the ECA
  • Describe the organization of the ECA
  • Understand the function of the ECA as a watchdog organization
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