Special Interest Groups & Activists: Definition & Examples


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1. Identify which of the following would be a target of the Center For Public Integrity:

2. The National Teacher's Union asked its members not to buy the products of a large retail company because it was against increasing the minimum wage. What is this method of protest called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of special interest groups with this interactive quiz and worksheet. We will help test your knowledge of special interest groups and activists, including the methods they use to impact society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Examples of societal and business interest groups
  • How activists work to accomplish their goals
  • The two types of business special interest groups

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the special interest group lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific special interest groups
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between businesses and special interest groups

Additional Learning

To learn more about special interest groups, review the accompanying lesson called Special Interest Groups & Activists: Definition & Examples. This lesson will prepare you to:

  • Distinguish between societal and business special interest groups
  • Explain how an activist might use media relations to communicate his or her message
  • Characterize peak interest and trade groups and explain how they differ