How the Government Uses Taxes & Subsidies - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the term for compulsory contributions to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions?

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1. What is defined as the basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society?

2. What is the term for money granted by the government to assist an industry or business so that the price of their products or services may remain low?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of government uses of taxes and subsidies. You will be quizzed on the definitions of political science terms such as taxes, infrastructure, and subsidies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Examples of subsidies
  • Government services funded by tax revenue
  • Public services funded by tax revenue

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the how the government uses taxes and subsidies
  • Making connections - understand how taxes and subsidies pay for public services
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define political science terms such as subsidy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about government use of taxes and subsidies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ways government uses taxes and subsidies, review the corresponding lesson called How Government Uses Taxes and Subsidies. This lesson will help you:

  • Define key political science terms such as infrastructure and subsidy
  • Identify examples of subsidies
  • Understand what services are paid for by tax revenue