National Government: Definition, Responsibilities & Powers


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In a unitary government, who has the most power?

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1. In a federal government, who has the most power?

2. Which of the following is NOT something that a national government must control?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and attached quiz will test your knowledge of national government responsibilities and powers. Certain topics you'll need to know include defining power in a unitary government and identifying who has the most power in a federal government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will help you to:

  • Recognize what a national government must control
  • Be able to explain how national governments maintain internal stability
  • Name the most common government in the world

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you to address the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on national government responsibilities and powers
  • Critial thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about unitary governments in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as unitary government and federal government

Additional Learning

Looking for more information about national governments and their powers and responsibilities? Then review this lesson entitled National Government: Definition, Responsibilities & Powers, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define national government
  • Recognize responsibilities
  • Understand limits of powers