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Chapter Exam

This activity contains 25 questions.

Question 1.
The activities of a group or organization that seeks to influence legislation and persuade political leaders to support the group's position is referred to as

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Question 2.
An interest group whose primary purpose is promoting the financial interests of its members is known as a/an

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Question 3.
Social capital

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Question 4.
According to transactions theory, interest groups represent

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Question 5.
Religious and ideologically conservative groups were founded in response to

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Question 6.
Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition is an example of what kind of interest group?

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Question 7.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence makes all of the following arguments for why college and university students shouldn't be allowed to carry guns on campus EXCEPT

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Question 8.
An iron triangle or an issue network is a symbiotic relationship between which groups?

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Question 9.
The business Democracy, Data, & Communications (DDC) attempts to

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Question 10.
Interest groups are most likely to try to influence the courts by

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Question 11.
EMILY's list is most likely to help which of the following candidates?

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Question 12.
When the union negotiates and receives a higher wage that will apply to everyone in the shop, regardless of union status, that is referred to as a

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Question 13.
Which of the following is NOT a collective good?

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Question 14.
Which of the following is a source of funding for interest groups?

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Question 15.
The Ethics in Government Act requires that executive branch employees must

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Question 16.
Geography often influences the kinds of interest groups that develop in a region.

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Question 17.
One technique used by the Christian Coalition to influence elections is the production and distribution of voter guides.

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Question 18.
One way interest groups can minimize the free rider problem is by offering material benefits to group members.

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Question 19.
President George W. Bush rejected U.S. participation in the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, a position advocated by the Business Roundtable.

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Question 20.
Many politically active groups use lobbying to make their interests heard by those in a position to influence or change governmental policies.

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Question 21.
Interest groups lobby the courts by filing amicus curiae briefs in cases that go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Question 22.
The American Medical Association is an example of a public interest group.

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Question 23.
Political Action Committees were eliminated by a 1974 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act.

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Question 24.
Interest groups try to influence who is nominated to the federal courts.

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Question 25.
The Framers did not foresee the influence of special interests and so made no provisions in the Constitution to counter it.

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