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

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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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