What is a Quota? - Definition & Example


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What is a quota?

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1. How does a quota help a country?

2. What is the function of an absolute quota?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of types of quotas and why governments may put them in place. Some of the topics you'll be accessed on include definitions of quotas, absolute quotas and tariff-rate quotas, reasons why governments issue quotas, and what kinds of products quotas may be placed on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Various types of quotas
  • Examples of products that may have quotas placed on them
  • Reasons why governments put quotas in place

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills when using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of quotas in different contexts
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about quotas in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as absolute quotas and tariff-rate quotas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about quotas

Additional Learning

To learn more about quotas, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Quota? - Definition & Example. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define quotas
  • Know reasons why governments may put quotas in place
  • Describe absolute quotas
  • Differentiate between absolute quotas and tariff-rate quotas