How the Welfare State Transformed European Life


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1. Which British leader played a key role in transforming Great Britain into a welfare state?

2. Which of the following is one of the cornerstones of Great Britain's welfare state?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the welfare state in Europe, including its history and modern components. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the cornerstone of Great Britain's current welfare state and the country that emerged as an early modern welfare state.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Features of a progressive tax
  • British leader who played a key role in transforming Britain into a welfare state
  • Cornerstone of Britain's welfare state
  • Elements associated with a welfare state
  • Country that emerged as an early modern welfare state under Otto von Bismarck

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about welfare states in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the welfare state in Europe
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about features of European welfare states

Additional Learning

To learn more about government-sponsored programs, review the related lesson titled How the Welfare State Transformed European Life. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define welfare state
  • Learn about elements of a modern welfare state
  • Discuss progressive taxes
  • Explore the historical development of welfare states in Europe
  • Understand the welfare state after WWII
  • Review Britain's National Health Service