Interest Groups in Politics: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. You have joined a group that is fighting for the protection of the environment because you wanted to meet new people and share your experience of how the air was fresh while climbing Mt. Everest. Which of the following motivated you to join?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an economic interest group?

Question 3 3. Due to the terrible manner in which a particular company treats animals, several interest groups are trying to organize a boycott on buying stock from this company. This is an example of _____.

Question 4 4. The theory that states that society is divided along class lines and the only group with real power is the upper class is known as _____.

Question 5 5. Why were most colonies protesting?

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Question 6 6. One big issue that all interest groups face is that membership recruitment becomes a problem because the benefits they achieve can be gained without joining the group. What is this called?

Question 7 7. Based on disturbance theory, which answer choice provides an example of why might an interest group form?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is correct?

Question 9 9. Which type of interest group exists to promote the best interests of the overall community and the good of the nation?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a reason why interest groups are developed and maintained?

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Question 11 11. A labor union is trying to push through a bill in Congress that would require a $15 minimum wage at the federal level. The Chamber of Commerce and the representatives of large corporations point out the danger of such a move. All of the groups have a certain amount of power, but in the end their influence is equal and everyone's opinion is represented. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 12 12. Which is NOT true of the Tea Act?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an assumption made by pluralist theory?

Question 14 14. Which was NOT part of the Boston Tea Party event?

Question 15 15. An interest group is an organized group of individuals with common _____ who are actively trying to influence policy makers.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT considered an example of direct lobbying?

Question 17 17. Which pair of events accurately shows cause and effect?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT correct concerning interest groups?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements about the history of interest groups is FALSE?

Question 20 20. John has been a teacher for 20 years and has never been a member of a labor union. He has now chosen to join the teacher's union because there is a 15% discount at the shopping store he frequents for members of the teacher's union. What motivated him to join?

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Question 21 21. Congress passed two bills concurrently due to pressure from the oil lobby and from a civil interest group. One bill enacted federal fines for excessive greenhouse gas emission, while the other increased the overall threshold of greenhouse gases each company could emit by 75%. Such contradictions best support which of the following?

Question 22 22. What role did the Quebec Act play in the American colonies?

Question 23 23. Based on their voting records, a civil society group has identified seven members of Congress who always vote against political finance control. After their records are published, the media starts calling these individuals 'The Corrupt Seven'. Select which lobbying technique was used in this situation.

Question 24 24. Lobbyists are members of _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a likely goal of a foreign government interest group?

Interest Groups in Politics: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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