Interest Groups #1

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Interest groups #1


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  • 1. 
    How is an intrest group different from a political party?
    • A. 

      Interest groups often support political candidates for office

    • B. 

      Membership in an interest group is nonrestrictive

    • C. 

      Interest groups have no legal status in the election process

    • D. 

      Interest groups control government

    • E. 

      Only interested people belong to interest groups

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a function of an interest group?
    • A. 

      Represent a broad range of interests

    • B. 

      Raise awareness and stimulate interst in public affairs

    • C. 

      Serve as a link beetween its members and govenment

    • D. 

      Provide information to the government

    • E. 

      Provide a channel for public political participation for the achievement of goals

  • 3. 
    An example of an interest group that would promote a specific cause is
    • A. 

      The National Grange

    • B. 

      The Teamsters Union

    • C. 

      The American Bar Association

    • D. 

      The National Education Association

    • E. 

      The National Rifle Association

  • 4. 
    An example of public interest group is
    • A. 

      The League of Women Voters

    • B. 

      The American Association of Retired Persons

    • C. 

      The American Bar Association

    • D. 

      The National Council of Churches

    • E. 

      The American Jewish Congress

  • 5. 
    A method of lobbying by which interest group members and others outside the orginization  write letters, send telegrams, and make telelphone calls to influence policymakers is known as
    • A. 

      Litigation lobbying

    • B. 

      Grassroots lobbying

    • C. 

      Direct lobbying

    • D. 

      Coalition lobbying

    • E. 

      Influential lobbying

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The federal regulation of lobbying act was directed at those who tried to influence members of the executive branch.

    • B. 

      The first major attempt to regulate lobbying came durring the progressive era in the early years of the twentieth century

    • C. 

      In the second half of the twentieth century, laws regulating lobbying became more lenient

    • D. 

      The lobbying of disclosure act did not apply to lobbyists who attempted to influence congressional staff members

    • E. 

      Both the federal regulation of lobbying act and the lobbying diclosure act required lobbyist to registure