The Roles & Powers of the Prime Minister & the Cabinet


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1. How does a person become Prime Minister?

2. Which of the following is a duty of the Prime Minister?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Understanding the functions of the British Prime Minister and cabinet is complicated. These study materials will help gauge your understanding of their roles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of Prime Minister
  • How one becomes Prime Minister
  • Appointment of Cabinet members
  • Duties of the Prime Minister

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the British parliament and the Prime Minister
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer specific questions about the duties of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet
  • Information recall - access what you've learned about the main principle guiding the Cabinet

Additional Learning

To learn more about the British parliamentary system, review the lesson titled The Roles & Powers of the Prime Minister & the Cabinet. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Discuss in detail the election and appointment process of the Prime Minister
  • Explore the 2010 election and the creation of the coalition government
  • Examine in detail the duties of the Cabinet
  • Understand the role of different Cabinet members, such as the Home Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer