What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions


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Which of the following statements defines a government?

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1. Which definition summarizes the meaning of 'government'?

2. One of the functions of the United States government listed in the preamble of the Constitution is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Be prepared to answer questions about the term 'government,' as well as functions of the U.S. government, specifically, with this quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of government
  • Constitutional functions of government in the United States
  • Roles of the U.S. government in daily lives

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 related role and function of government lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of government
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the government's functions listed in the U.S. Constitution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the role government plays in the daily lives of its citizens

Additional Learning

To learn more about government, review the accompanying lesson called What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the term 'government' in regards to dictionary definitions, scholarly approaches and the law
  • List the six functions of the United States government as stated in the Constitution's preamble
  • Understand the ways that government impacts our daily lives