The British Electoral System: Description & Structure


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1. In a general election, British citizens vote for ...

2. Which of the following is a major political party in the United Kingdom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help test your understanding of how the British electoral system works. Some topics you should know include the Fixed-term Parliament Act and British general elections.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Political parties in the UK
  • Who British citizens vote for in general elections
  • What the British electoral system is called
  • Who creates the new government following an election

Skills Practiced

By answering the quiz questions, you'll be utilizing the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of how British electoral processes work to answer questions about general elections in the UK
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the British electoral system in a new light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Fixed-term Parliament Act
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who forms a new government after the election

Additional Learning

To strengthen your understanding of elections in the United Kingdom, take some time to review the lesson named The British Electoral System: Description & Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the Fixed-term Parliament Act
  • Recognize who the Prime Minister is
  • List the political parties in the UK
  • Identify who a Member of Parliament (MP) is