National Security Council: Definition, History, Members & Role


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Under which president of the United States was the National Security Council (NSC) created?

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1. On what subject matter does the National Security Council (NSC) advise the president?

2. Which of the following is currently NOT a regular attending member of the National Security Council (NSC)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to see how much you know about the National Security Council and its role. You will need to know about how the National Security Council was created and how many members it had.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these brief assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Members of the National Security Council (NSC)
  • Creation of the council
  • Areas on which the NSC advises

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 and role of the National Security Council
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding members of the Council
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what types of policies the NSC gets involved in

Additional Learning

The NSC plays a very important role in our government. To learn more, you can review the accompanying lesson called National Security Council: Definition, History, Members & Role. This lesson will enable students too:

  • Identify the purpose of the National Security Council
  • Understand the history behind the committee's creation
  • Know the typical members of the NSC