Public vs. Private Interest Groups


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Which type of interest group promotes issues of general public concern?

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1. Which of these is NOT true of public interest groups?

2. Which type of interest groups exist for the betterment of their immediate members?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help gauge your understanding of public and private interest groups. Topics on the quiz include an example of a private interest group and influencing a politician.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your ability to:

  • Identify which interest group promotes issues of public concern
  • Understand public interest groups and how they work
  • Identify which type of interest groups exist for the betterment of their immediate members
  • Recognize private interest groups
  • Know the term denoting the influencing of a politician or public official on certain issues

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast public and private interest groups
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of public interest groups and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson Public vs. Private Interest Groups, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define and explain public and private interest groups
  • Identify the term ''Big Business''
  • Recognize the role of a lobbyist