What is a Referendum? - Definition & Example


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In government, how do referendums differ from initiatives?

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1. Where are referendums allowed?

2. What is the difference between a legislative referendum and a popular referendum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the definition, differences, types and applications of voter legislative remedies and present examples of both.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on:

  • Referendums vs. initiatives
  • Where referendums are allowed
  • Legislative vs. popular referendums
  • Example(s) of a referendum

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the difference between referendums and initiatives
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as popular referendum, legislative referendum, and initiative
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, like popular vs. legislative referendums

Additional Learning

If you would like to get even more information on referendums and initiatives, you should read the accompanying lesson called What is a Referendum? - Definition & Example. It will cover the following topics:

  • The definition of referendum vs. initiative
  • The use of referendums and initiatives as legislative remedies and their history
  • The types of referendums
  • Examples of recent referendums