Quiz: What Do You Know About Interest Groups And Political Parties?

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Quiz: What Do You Know About Interest Groups And Political Parties?

What Do You Know About Interest Groups And Political Parties? If you are into politics, you definitely know that interest groups have a huge impact when it comes to public opinion, and the better relationship these groups have with a party, the better the public views them. Take this quiz and get to see just how much you know about these groups.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are  Multi-issue groups?
    • A. 

      – NRA – Abortion Groups

    • B. 

      – Racial and ethic – Women’s groups – Gay and Lesbian Groups – Religious – Environmental

    • C. 

      Issues that have several sub-topics that are pleace under multiple categories

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Direct Techniques of Interest groups are...
    • A. 

      (Congress) – Lobbying – Expert testimony – Writing legislation – Building alliances – Campaign assistance – Donating money

    • B. 

      • Reflects the tension between political liberty and political equality

    • C. 

      • Public to pressure government

  • 3. 
    What does it signify to Donate Money to interest groups?
    • A. 

      • Reflects the tension between political liberty and political equality,• Political Action Committees (PAC) • 527 • Money as a form of free speech

    • B. 

      – Implementation of policies – Vague laws

    • C. 

      A and b

  • 4. 
    Direct lobbying
    • A. 

      • Molding public opinion • Protesting

    • B. 

      • Public to pressure government • Publishing the voting records of members of the legislature

    • C. 

      • Executive – Implementation of policies – Vague laws – Presidents influence implementation • Courts-Litigation – NAACP – Last resort

  • 5. 
    Examples of Indirect lobbying
    • A. 

      B and C

    • B. 

      • Setting the public agenda • Molding public opinion • Protesting • Letter writing • Issue advocacy

    • C. 

      • Public to pressure government • Publishing the voting records of members of the legislature

  • 6. 
    •       Madison –   Factions •       Robert Dahl –   Pluralism •       Hyperpluralism –   Gridlock •       Elitism –   Promoting status quo..... are examples of ...
    • A. 

      Money and Politics

    • B. 

      Goals of Campaign Finance Reform

    • C. 

      Theories of representation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which are true about Money and Politics?
    • A. 

      BOth a and b

    • B. 

      • Money contributes to open political debate

    • C. 

      • Reflects the tension between – Political liberty – Political equality – Popular sovereignty – Minority rights

  • 8. 
    What are some Goals of Campaign Finance Reform?
    • A. 

      – Improving integrity of political system • Sunshine law-disclosure – Increased political participation • Limit amount presidential candidates can spend • More candidates • More choices

    • B. 

      – Greater political equality • Cap individual donations

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    1974: FECA
    • A. 

      • Provided option of full public financing for presidential general elections• Created individual contribution limit of $1,000 to a candidate per election • PAC contribution limit of $5,000 to a candidate per election – triggering PAC boom of late '70s • Created the FEC

    • B. 

      Disclosure requirements – limits on individual contributions – voluntary public financing

    • C. 

      – limits on candidate expenditures – limits on contributions by candidates and their families – limits on "independent expenditures

  • 10. 
    1976 Buckley V Valeo
    • A. 

      Both a and b

    • B. 

      • Court struck down – limits on candidate expenditures – limits on contributions by candidates and their families – limits on "independent expenditures

    • C. 

      • Supreme Court upheld – disclosure requirements – limits on individual contributions – voluntary public financing

  • 11. 
    Political organizations?
    • A. 

      • Candidate/his/her campaign – Hard money •

    • B. 

      – Soft money

    • C. 

      – Independent expenditures – Organizations that are independent of a candidate and campaign

  • 12. 
    Political parties handle what kind of money?
    • A. 

      Both

    • B. 

      – Soft money

    • C. 

      – Hard money

  • 13. 
    Independent expenditure Organizations that are independent of a candidate and campaign are...
    • A. 

      • Independent organizations

    • B. 

      Public organizations

    • C. 

      Private organizations

  • 14. 
    Soft Money ban on national parties 527s (party PACs) Independent Issue advocacy organizations were what reform act?
    • A. 

      1976 Buckley V Valeo reform act

    • B. 

      2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act(BCRA)

    • C. 

      1974: FECA reform act

    • D. 

      None of the above

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