Interest Groups / Political Parties Practice Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cesar Chavez and his work with farm workers is an example of a 
    • A. 

      Social Movement

    • B. 

      Structure of Government Change

    • C. 

      Governmental Action

  • 2. 
    Getting a senior discount at the zoo, is an example of a
    • A. 

      Material Benefit

    • B. 

      Solidarity Benefit

  • 3. 
    "Rifle" techniques by using influential constituents to press concerns is
    • A. 

      "Astroturf" Lobbying

    • B. 

      Grass Roots Activism

    • C. 

      Unconventional Tactics

  • 4. 
    Indirect lobbying efforts by iterest groups that manipulate or create public sentiment is
    • A. 

      "Astroturf" Lobbying

    • B. 

      Grass Roots Activism

    • C. 

      Unconventional Tactics

  • 5. 
    _________   __________  ________ is the need to get a certain number of votes in order to get funds from the government.
  • 6. 
    _______  ________  _______ does not allow for a person to get placed in a position of power if they are not part of one of the two powerful parties.
  • 7. 
    We use proportional representation in the US.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    "Winner Take All" system is also known as
    • A. 

      Proportional Representation

    • B. 

      Plurality Representation

  • 9. 
    Are against what is going on in larger socities. Have one particular issue that they want to talk about.
    • A. 

      Strong Single Interest Party

    • B. 

      Protest Party

    • C. 

      Splinter Party

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C

    • F. 

      A and C

  • 10. 
    Most common way that third parties emerge.
    • A. 

      Strong Single Interest

    • B. 

      Protests

    • C. 

      Splinter Parties

  • 11. 
    Which ran largely for white sprmremacy?
    • A. 

      "Bull Moose"

    • B. 

      Dixiecrats

    • C. 

      Wallace's American Independent Party

  • 12. 
    Which broke off and ran as the Progressive Party?
    • A. 

      "Bull Moose"

    • B. 

      Dixiecrats

    • C. 

      Wallace's American Independent Party

  • 13. 
    Third parties eventually disappear because the major parties...
    • A. 

      Receive the majority of people's donated money

    • B. 

      Take their ideas and then run with them

    • C. 

      Get the most air time on television

  • 14. 
    _________________  are financially stressed and cynical about politics.
    • A. 

      Bystanders

    • B. 

      Post-Moderns

    • C. 

      Disaffecteds

  • 15. 
    Which are largely white, well-educated and affluent?
    • A. 

      Solid Liberals

    • B. 

      Post-Moderns

    • C. 

      Main Street Republicans

    • D. 

      Staunch Conservatives

    • E. 

      Libertarians

  • 16. 
    Main Street Republicans are highly engaged Tea Party Supporters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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