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What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types

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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on interest groups in the United States. Some of the elements that you will be assessed on include the history and types of interest groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The history of interests groups
  • The most numerous type of interest groups
  • Interest groups focusing on the national good

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on interest groups in the United States
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding interest groups concerned with social reform
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about interest groups focusing on trade legislation

Additional Learning

Review our lesson entitled What Are Interest Groups in the United States? - History & Types to strengthen your understanding of these groups. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define interest group and lobbyist
  • Identify the origins of interest groups in American history
  • Understand the characteristics of the following interest groups: economic, public, and foreign government
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