Limits to Property Rights: Regulations & Conflicts


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You neighbor refuses to clean his swimming pool, which gives off a noxious odor and has become a breeding ground for mosquitos. This makes it impossible for you to enjoy your backyard. Which of the following restrictions on private property rights best helps you out?

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1. Which power permits the government to take your private property even if you don't want it to do so?

2. _____ dictates what use you can make of property within a certain geographic region.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use both of these tools to gauge your understanding of the limits to property rights in general. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know the different powers of the government that regulate property owners' rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these assessments, you can gauge your knowledge of:

  • Law that governs how structures are built
  • Inequality shown by business owners
  • Regulations for property owners within a certain geographic region
  • Power that lets the government take private property

Skills Practiced

Both of these assessments can help you test out the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the rights of property owners
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about regulations set forth by the government in regards to private property
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most pivotal information from the related lesson on property rights

Additional Learning

To review more information about the rights of property owners, check out the following lesson called Limits to Property Rights: Regulations & Conflicts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what eminent domain means
  • Examine the purpose of police power
  • Understand what zoning ordinances dictate
  • Compare and contrast private nuisance and public nuisance