The Vice Presidency: Appointment, Role & Duties


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The office of United States Vice President originates from:

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1. Originally, the vice president was:

2. Today, the vice president is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the vice presidency. Topics you'll need to know to pass this quiz include the election and role of the vice president.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The origination of the office of the vice president
  • The original role of the vice president
  • The criteria for who the vice president is
  • The group that elects the vice president
  • Duties of the vice president

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw out the most important information from the related lesson on the appointment and duties of the vice president
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the vice president's role
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the office of the vice president

Additional Learning

Learn more about the appointment of the vice president by reviewing the accompanying lesson called The Vice Presidency: Appointment, Role & Duties. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Outlook the first vice president had on the position
  • Examples of recent vice presidents and vice presidential candidates
  • How vice presidents are selected
  • Number of votes certain states have to elect a vice president
  • The two main roles of the vice president
  • Other prominent duties of the vice president