The History of Social Security: Facts & Timeline


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The Social Security law was signed into act by which president?

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1. Of the following, which was a reason for the need for Social Security?

2. Which answer choice accurately describes a criteria that would disqualify someone from receiving Social Security benefits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Social Security program was intended to help meet the needs of mostly retired or disabled persons. By using this quiz/worksheet combo, you can test your knowledge of this program. The questions ask you about the President who signed the Social Security Act into law and concerns for the future of the program.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Reason for the need for Social Security
  • Criteria for qualifying for Social Security benefits
  • Accepted retirement age for receiving retirement benefits

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of the Social Security program
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding criteria for qualification of benefits and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the accepted age of retirement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about concerns for the future of Social Security

Additional Learning

To learn more about Social Security, review the accompanying lesson, The History of Social Security: Facts & Timeline. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define Social Security
  • Pinpoint the amount of money that has been paid out through the program
  • Identify those who receive Social Security benefits