The Jurisdictions & Roles of French Local Government


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What is the smallest and most important unit of local government in France?

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1. The election of Francois Mitterand's Socialist Party led to the devolution of some power in what decade?

2. Complete the following hierarchy: central government, region, _____, commune.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment combo will gauge your knowledge of the role of the local government in France. Areas of focus include the smallest but most important unit of local government in France and the effect of the Socialist Party's election.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Smallest and most critical unit of French local government
  • Effects of Mitterand's election
  • Hierarchy of French local government
  • Alteration in the philosophy of French government from 2002-2004

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about French local government
  • Interpreting information - verify you can review information regarding changes in the philosophy of French government and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Western European history lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the importance of local government in France, review the corresponding lesson titled The Jurisdictions & Roles of French Local Government. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the importance of French local government
  • Understand the current structure of the local government in France
  • Describe what a commune consists of and how many there are across France
  • Appreciate how the current structure came to be from France's history
  • Know several analogies of French local government to better understand their system