What Is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges


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Why is it important for state governments to work well with the federal government?

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1. Which of the following is a characteristic of state constitutions?

2. The _____ branch of state government includes the entire state court system.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining something we all depend upon, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of state government. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the highest ranking public official in any state as well as knowing the characteristics of state constitutions

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • States' highest ranking public official
  • Characteristics of state constitutions
  • Branch which includes elected representatives
  • Government branch which includes the governor

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of state constitutions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms that describe various branches of state government
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related state government lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what we often take for granted, review the corresponding lesson What is State Government? - Powers, Responsibilities & Challenges. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the importance of having state governments
  • Identify the main structures of state governments and their characteristics
  • Describe the bicameral nature of the legislative branch
  • Appreciate the role of local constitutions to state government
  • Know who comprises state officials within the government