What is Pork Barrel Spending? - Definition & Examples

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which is an example of pork barrel spending?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Why do congressman seek pork barrel spending for their districts?

2. How do congressmen add pork barrel spending projects to a bill?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About this Quiz & Worksheet

Using this interactive quiz and printable worksheet can help you understand some of the defining points of the practice of pork barrel spending that takes place in Congress.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • How Hurricane Sandy relief actions exemplified pork barrel spending
  • The definition of pork barrel spending
  • Main criticism of pork barrel spending
  • Why legislators decide to push through pork barrel spending measures

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pork barrel spending lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of pork barrel spending
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding pork barrel spending and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gainer regarding pork barrel spending

Additional Learning

To learn more about the practice known as pork barrel spending, read the accompanying lesson entitled What is Pork Barrel Spending? - Definition & Examples. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Identify the alternative name for pork barrel spending
  • Talk about a possible origin of the term, 'pork barrel spending'
  • Discuss how a particular pork barrel spending measure can become attached to a proposed bill when it has nothing to do with that bill
  • Comment on the rationale for the continued existence of the practice of pork barrel spending
Support