Chapter 15: Parties And Interest Groups

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Chapter 15: Parties And Interest Groups

Test your knowledge of EU politics


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Since 1999, the European political group with the largest share of seats has been 
    • A. 

      Socialists and Democrats

    • B. 

      Greens

    • C. 

      Liberals and Democrats

    • D. 

      European People’s Party

  • 2. 
    In the European Commission 
    • A. 

      Party politics are more openly on display compared to the European Parliament

    • B. 

      Commissioners are not allowed to be members of a political party

    • C. 

      There has been a shift to the left in recent years

    • D. 

      There has been a shift to the right in recent years

  • 3. 
    Europarties 
    • A. 

      Were first formed during the 1950s

    • B. 

      Are well-known to the European electorate

    • C. 

      Run EU-wide campaigns for EP elections

    • D. 

      Give political groups in the EP greater stability

  • 4. 
    Which kinds of interest groups have been the most active and visible at the EU level? 
    • A. 

      Business and labour groups

    • B. 

      Environmental groups

    • C. 

      Humanitarian groups

    • D. 

      Gender rights groups

  • 5. 
    What does the term ‘civil society’ connote? 
    • A. 

      The declining civility of political discourse in democracies

    • B. 

      The willingness and ability of citizens to organize themselves politically

    • C. 

      The public domain within which political activity takes place

    • D. 

      The political arena created by interest groups