Federal Budget: Entitlement, Defense & Discretionary Spending

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About what percentage of federal spending is spent on interest on debt?

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1. What is the biggest component of the federal budget?

2. What is the best comparison of the size of the U.S. Defense budget?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Key components of this quiz/worksheet duo will include topics such as interest on debt, the federal government's biggest expense, the size of the U.S. Defense budget, and mandatory spending.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To put it plainly, prepare to be assessed on:

  • The amount the government spends on debt interest
  • The federal budget's biggest component
  • How the U.S. Defense budget stacks up to the rest of the world
  • Obligatory spending
  • How much of the budget is comprise of voluntary spending

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding federal spending
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about national debt in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the United States' spending habits

Additional Learning

Discover more about federal budget spending with our lesson Federal Budget: Entitlement, Defense & Discretionary Spending. The lesson will delve further into subjects such as:

  • The federal budget
  • Entitlement programs
  • Discretionary spending
  • The national debt
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