Government Transparency: Definition, Examples & Purpose


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Transparency is meant to do what?

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1. What did the Freedom of Information Act do?

2. Campaign finance disclosure is meant to do what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completing this quiz will verify your ability to answer questions about government transparency, such as the Freedom of Information Act and campaign finance disclosure. You can use this quiz and worksheet before or after you have studied the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • The goal of transparency
  • The Freedom of Information Act
  • Campaign finance disclosure
  • Government bodies that voluntarily release records and information
  • When transparency is most controversial

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the Freedom of Information Act
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about campaign finance disclosure and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about a controversy surrounding transparency

Additional Learning

Strengthen your knowledge of this topic by reviewing the lesson titled Government Transparency: Definition, Examples & Purpose. Here are a few examples of what the lesson covers:

  • Different types of transparency
  • The definition of 'proactive disclosure'
  • When the Freedom of Information Act passed
  • Digitizing records