Lobbying: Definition, Purpose & Methods

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Which of these groups is least likely to hire a lobbyist?

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1. Which of these is the best example of a lobbyist?

2. Who is least likely to want to stop lobbyists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Lobbying is a method of influencing government officials to act on behalf of the interests of a particular group. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will test you on how lobbying works in practice and on specific details such as which particular groups would be most likely to hire a lobbyist.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The lesson resources will test you on:

  • Description of a lobbyist
  • Groups hiring lobbyists
  • Legislation to limit lobbying efforts
  • Usefulness of the practice of lobbying

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lobbying lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about political activity in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of a lobbyist
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding attempted limits on lobbyists

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the lesson, Lobbying: Definition, Purpose & Methods, in order to effectively cover all of the relevant subject information. This lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Identify groups that hire lobbyists
  • Understand the role of a lobbyist
  • Discover why lobbying is a useful endeavor
  • Understand attempts to limit the effect that lobbyists have on Congress
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