Trivia Questions Quiz On Political Parties And Interest Groups!

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Trivia Questions Quiz On Political Parties And Interest Groups!

What we have here is a trivia quiz On Political Parties And Interest Groups when it comes to the running of America as a country. Do you know the power in which these groups have when it comes to who holds power? Well, one way to find out is by taking the quick test below. Do give it a try and see just how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Interest groups differ from political parties because
    • A. 

      Parties use technology more effectively

    • B. 

      Groups tend to be policy specialists while parties tend to be policy generalists

    • C. 

      The groups’ main arena is the electoral system

    • D. 

      Parties seek many access points in government

    • E. 

      Parties use technology less effectively

  • 2. 
    A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics is mainly a competition among groups competing for preferred policies is called
    • A. 

      Pluralism

    • B. 

      Hyperpluralism

    • C. 

      Elite theory

    • D. 

      Liberalism

    • E. 

      Republicanism

  • 3. 
    Another term for a subgovernment is
    • A. 

      Iron triangle

    • B. 

      Interest group

    • C. 

      Multinational corporation

    • D. 

      Faction

    • E. 

      Political party

  • 4. 
    The free-rider problem refers to the difficulty that
    • A. 

      Large groups have in activating all their potential members

    • B. 

      Single-issue groups have when another problem is added to their agenda

    • C. 

      Actual groups have in collecting dues from members

    • D. 

      Small groups face in raising enough money to influence policy

    • E. 

      Potential groups have in trying to receive their share in collective goods

  • 5. 
    According to Olson's law of large groups,
    • A. 

      The larger the group, the more effective it will be

    • B. 

      The smaller the group, the more effective it will be

    • C. 

      The size of a group does not determine its effectiveness; the leadership structure is the key

    • D. 

      All groups have a life cycle of birth, growth, maintenance, and decline, although many never decline completely

    • E. 

      Large groups are more democratic.

  • 6. 
    An advantage of single-issue groups is their
    • A. 

      Financial resources

    • B. 

      Pool of potential members

    • C. 

      Pool of actual members

    • D. 

      Intensity

    • E. 

      Diversity

  • 7. 
    Direct group involvement in the electoral process is called
    • A. 

      Free-riding

    • B. 

      Electioneering

    • C. 

      Providing selective benefits

    • D. 

      Litigating

    • E. 

      Disclosure

  • 8. 
    Political action committee (PAC) money goes overwhelmingly to
    • A. 

      Independents

    • B. 

      Challengers

    • C. 

      Incumbents

    • D. 

      Democrats

    • E. 

      Republicans

  • 9. 
    Literally, amicus curiae means
    • A. 

      Legal opinion

    • B. 

      Legal argument

    • C. 

      Friend of the court

    • D. 

      Curious observer

    • E. 

      Let the decision stand

  • 10. 
    Public interest lobbies are those organizations that
    • A. 

      Emphasize equal rights and equality of opportunity in America

    • B. 

      Eschew the subgovernment system and operate within view of the public, often through town meetings

    • C. 

      Have large memberships, usually a million or more

    • D. 

      Seek a collective good, the achievement of which will not selectively and materially benefit members or activists

    • E. 

      Focus exclusively on public expenditures directed toward Social Security

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