Independent Agencies & Government Corporations


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What organizations are created by a Congressional act to be part of the U.S. government while remaining independent of the executive department?

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1. What are companies that are owned by government while existing in the private sector?

2. What is the name of a key independent agency that oversees the private banking system to ensure ethical cooperation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of independent agencies and government corporations. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what independent agencies are as well as knowing what government corporations involve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What independent agencies are
  • Characteristics of government corporations
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Skills Practiced

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

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about independent agencies and government corporations
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as independent agencies and government corporations
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related independent agencies and government corporations lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the roles of these agencies and corporations, review the corresponding lesson on Independent Agencies & Government Corporations. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the importance in learning about independent agencies and government corporations
  • Understand what characterizes independent agencies and their purpose
  • Identify the Act establishing independent agencies
  • Know what government corporations involve and their purpose
  • Appreciate the main independent agencies and what they do