The History and Structure of the Parliamentary System of Government


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Though the UK has a king or queen, who is the de facto head of state?

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1. Which traditional branch of government is largely powerless in a parliamentary system?

2. Which of the following is NOT an area where the EU is allowed to make laws?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who is the head of state in the UK? How many members are in the European Parliament? If you can answer these and other questions about the parliamentary system, you'll have a good shot at passing our short quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • The de facto head of state in the UK
  • Powerless branch of government in parliament
  • Areas in which the EU can make laws
  • Number of members of the European Parliament
  • How the members of the legislature are elected

Skills Practiced

Work on developing your skills in the following while you use this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the scope of lawmaking for the EU
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the legislature in a parliamentary system and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the parliamentary system

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the corresponding lesson, The History and Structure of the Parliamentary System of Government, for more details. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the representative democratic nature of a parliament
  • Describe the basics involved in a parliamentary system
  • Appreciate the powers possessed by the heads of states of parliamentary bodies