Judicial Branch of Government: Definition, Role & Power


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The main role of the Supreme Court is to...

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1. Which landmark Supreme Court case helped to clarify its role in the US government?

2. What is 'judicial review'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The United States federal government consists of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask questions pertaining to the Supreme Court and other facets of the judicial branch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The definition of judicial review
  • The number of Supreme Court justices
  • What the Supreme Court's primary role is
  • A landmark legal case pertaining to the Supreme Court

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the judicial branch of the federal government
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding judicial review
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Supreme Court justices and how often they're reelected

Additional Learning

Study the related lesson, Judicial Branch of Government: Definition, Role & Power, to learn more about this aspect of the United States federal government. This lesson will further detail numerous topics, including:

  • The role of the judicial branch of government
  • Where the Supreme Court fits into the judicial branch
  • The reason for the specific number of Supreme Court justices
  • A system of checks and balances within the federal government
  • Judicial review and the United States Constitution