The Iron Triangle: Definition, Theory & Examples


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

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1. What goal does the Congressman have in the Iron Triangle?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the Iron Triangle. Areas of emphasis include groups in the triangle and critics of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Critics of the Iron Triangle
  • What lobbyists get from bureaucrats
  • The goal of Congressmen
  • Groups in the Iron Triangle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Iron Triangle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of Congressmen
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between lobbyists and bureaucrats and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled The Iron Triangle: Definition, Theory & Examples. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Defines symbolic relationship
  • Explores the groups in the Iron Triangle
  • Explains relations between Congress and bureaucrats
  • Covers critics of the Iron Triangle