This activity contains 25 questions.
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
An interest group whose primary purpose is promoting the financial interests of its members is known as a/an
economic Interest Group
public interest group
political Action Committee
encourages civic virtue.
hinders the ability of interest groups to promote the public good.
corrupts interest groups.
degrades the moral fabric of the United States.
According to transactions theory, interest groups represent
all voices in society.
the working class.
the poor and indigent.
Religious and ideologically conservative groups were founded in response to
the success of liberal groups.
the end of World War II.
a huge government surplus.
the popularity of George W. Bush.
the New Deal.
Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition is an example of what kind of interest group?
Economic interest group
Political action committee
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
young Americans have the highest rate of suicide attempts.
young Americans have the highest rate of mental health problems.
the tragedy at Virginia Tech might have been lessened if students were prohibited from having guns on campus.
young Americans have the highest rates of drug use.
young Americans have the highest rates of alcohol use.
An iron triangle or an issue network is a symbiotic relationship between which groups?
Interest groups and bureaucratic agencies
Congress, interest groups, and bureaucratic agencies
Congress, the Courts, interest groups, and agencies
Congress and interest groups
The Courts, interest groups, and bureaucratic agencies
The business Democracy, Data, & Communications (DDC) attempts to
promote pluralist theory.
instill civic virtue.
raise money for political action committees
mobilize the grassroots.
prevent social capital.
Interest groups are most likely to try to influence the courts by
contributing to judge's favorite charities.
lavishing judges with expensive gifts, including vacations, cars, and jewelry.
hiring judges as consultants.
EMILY's list is most likely to help which of the following candidates?
a Democratic woman
a conservative lawyer
a liberal doctor
a Muslim man
an African-American Republican
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
trickledown economic theory.
free rider problem.
Which of the following is NOT a collective good?
a pay raise for all workers at a union factory
lower electricity rates
a tax write-off
Which of the following is a source of funding for interest groups?
Executive branch appropriations
All of the above.
The Ethics in Government Act requires that executive branch employees must
refrain from representing anyone before their agency for one year after leaving office.
reveal any positions held in business, labor, or nonprofit groups.
disclose the source and amount of their income.
refrain from representing anyone before their agency for two years after leaving office on matters that came within their sphere or responsibility.
All of the above.
Geography often influences the kinds of interest groups that develop in a region.
One technique used by the Christian Coalition to influence elections is the production and distribution of voter guides.
One way interest groups can minimize the free rider problem is by offering material benefits to group members.
President George W. Bush rejected U.S. participation in the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, a position advocated by the Business Roundtable.
Many politically active groups use lobbying to make their interests heard by those in a position to influence or change governmental policies.
Interest groups lobby the courts by filing amicus curiae briefs in cases that go before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The American Medical Association is an example of a public interest group.
Political Action Committees were eliminated by a 1974 amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act.
Interest groups try to influence who is nominated to the federal courts.
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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