What is a Federal Government? - Definition, Powers & Benefits - Quiz & Worksheet


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In which type of countries are federal government systems likely to be used?

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1. In the United States federal system, what determines which government is in charge of the different aspects of public life?

2. How can the federal government influence state and local governments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The corresponding lesson explores federal government systems and how they function. Test your knowledge of this type of system by answering our multiple-choice practice questions. The quiz/worksheet combo covers how power is shared and divided between federal and state governments, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to check your grasp of the following material:

  • Countries best suited for federal governments
  • Legal division of power between federal and state governments
  • Federal influence on state and local governments
  • Specific examples of federalism
  • The U.S. Constitution's effect on the federal government

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the federal government's powers and benefits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding countries with federal governments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about America's national speed limit

Additional Learning

Review key concepts and helpful examples related to this subject by studying the lesson called What is a Federal Government? - Definition, Powers & Benefits. Some of the main objectives include the following:

  • Define and identify the characteristics of a federal government
  • Recognize the benefits of a federal government
  • Understand the division of power in the U.S government