The Government of the French Republic: Overview & History


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Which of the following is the most powerful position in modern France?

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1. The French Legislative Branch is made up of what two houses?

2. Which of the following courts is the highest court of the judicial branch of the judiciary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet challenge you on facts about the French government. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know about the branches of government and the roles of elected officials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Highest elected official of the French government
  • Composition of France's legislative branch
  • Courts in the French judicial branch
  • French president's ministers and advisors
  • Election of France's senators

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of the French Republic's government
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the branches of French government
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms and phrases by their definitions, such as the group that elects French senators, and the name for government ministries that advise France's president
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about France's elected officials

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Government of the French Republic: Overview & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the structure of the French government
  • Understand the role and powers of the executive branch
  • Recognize the purpose of the legislative branch of the French government
  • Identify the powers assigned to France's judicial branch