Interest Groups & Lobbying Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In order to file a lawsuit, a group must show that it has enough connection to the case to support its participation as a party to the case. This is known as having:

Question 2 2. Interest groups pursue their causes uses a variety of tactics. Which of the following is NOT a widely used method?

Question 3 3. An interest group is an organized group of individuals with common _____ who are actively trying to influence policy makers.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an example of an economic interest group?

Question 5 5. Which of the following does NOT describe an interest group?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an assumption made by pluralist theory?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements about the history of interest groups is FALSE?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. What is a major concern of critics of the Iron Triangle?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is correct?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT considered an example of direct lobbying?

Question 13 13. What do political parties and interest groups have in common?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a likely goal of a foreign government interest group?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT correct concerning interest groups?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. To show that not all people in a political party have to agree on an issue, which of the following is an example of a group of Democrats who disagree with the majority of the party on fiscal policy?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of these is NOT true of public interest groups?

Question 20 20. What is defined as seeking to influence a politician or public official on an issue?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is not a group involved in the Iron Triangle?

Question 22 22. James believes that the best way for the country to move forward is to ensure sustainable development and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, he has petitioned for a hearing with the Supreme Court to question whether several laws that increase the limits of greenhouse gas emission for large companies are constitutional. What is this an example of?

Question 23 23. Based on disturbance theory, which answer choice provides an example of why might an interest group form?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an example of a special interest group?

Question 25 25. Which type of interest group exists to promote the best interests of the overall community and the good of the nation?

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. What do Lobbyists get from Bureaucrats in exchange for supporting the bureaucrat's department?

Question 28 28. Which of the following does NOT describe a political party?

Question 29 29. Which type of interest group promotes issues of general public concern?

Question 30 30. What do Bureaucrats do in order for the Congressman to support their department?

Interest Groups & Lobbying Chapter Exam Instructions

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