Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics


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Lobbyists are members of _____.

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1. 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 _____.

2. 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.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Interest groups try to persuade lawmakers to pass laws that benefit the group's particular concern. Take this quiz to check how well you understand the techniques used by these groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • A person who influences government officials to pass specific legislation
  • Strategies of interest groups that utilize third parties
  • Examples of direct techniques
  • Classifying interest groups' activities
  • Characteristics of interest groups

Skills Practiced

Use these review materials to practice these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms such as direct technique or interest group
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about influencing techniques
  • Making connections - use understanding of the whose job it is to meet goals for specific groups and how they accomplish this goal

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the role of interest groups in American politics, check out the accompanying lesson titled Strategies & Influence of Interest Groups on American Politics. That lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Study the two types of techniques used by interest groups to influence legislation
  • Review specific examples of these techniques
  • Review real-world applications of influencing techniques
  • Study some of the legislation presented to curb interest groups