Multiple Choice Political Parties And Voting

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Voting Quizzes & Trivia

Government is part of our lives that can never be ignored as it affects everyone hugely, either directly or indirectly. Multiple-choice quiz on political parties and voting is basically on the voting concepts in different settings. Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All of the following explain the proliferation of interest groupsEXCEPT:
    • A. 

      America is diverse, with countless immigrants, races, and religions

    • B. 

      Because of its federal system there are multiple points of access to government

    • C. 

      Political authority is shared by several branches of government, each of which might be targeted by interest groups

    • D. 

      Interest groups often run candidates for office to give their supporters a voice in government

    • E. 

      Political parties are relatively weak which helps explain the strength and number of interest groups

  • 2. 
    Throughout American history, which of the following conditions has led to an increase in interest groups activity?   I. A strong economy with low inflation.   II. The rise of professional societies, such as the american medical association(AMA)   III. Government policies that create new groups such as veterans.   IV. Leaders that are willing to make personal sacrifices.
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      I, II, and III

    • C. 

      II, III, and IV

    • D. 

      I, II, and IV

    • E. 

      III and IV

  • 3. 
    "Free Riders" occur when interest groups fight for benefits to the public as a whole, such as consumer protection. How can interest groups prevent the "Free Rider" problem?
    • A. 

      By insuring that the benefits they seek will help only their members

    • B. 

      By providing people an incentive to join the interest group, such as a subscription to a magazine

    • C. 

      By limiting membership to a few carefully screened members

    • D. 

      By lobbying members of congress only in the district where the interest group operates

    • E. 

      There's no practical way for interest groups to prevent the "Free Rider" problem

  • 4. 
    Environmentalists, women, and union members have worked over the years to advance their interests. What is the best description of these causes?
    • A. 

      They are social movements that have spawned several related interest groups

    • B. 

      They are PACs, which give money to political campaigns

    • C. 

      They are social movements because all of them have liberal goals

    • D. 

      They are interest groups because they lobby Congress for favorable legislation

    • E. 

      They are social movements because they do not take strong posistions and tend to support moderate policies

  • 5. 
    Why are lobbyists useful to members of Congress in considering legislation?
    • A. 

      Because most lobbyists are lawyers and can draft bills using technical legal language

    • B. 

      Because lobbyists have bigger research staffs than members of Congress

    • C. 

      Because lobbyists are policy generalists who have knowledge about a broad range of topics

    • D. 

      Because members of Congress must listen to lobbyists in order to get electoral support

    • E. 

      Because members of Congress are policy generalists and lobbyists are policy specialists with expert knowledge in their area

  • 6. 
    An interest group would use grassroot lobbying on all of the following issues EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Abortion

    • B. 

      Medicare

    • C. 

      Social Security

    • D. 

      Complex tax legislation affecting a few people

    • E. 

      Affirmative action

  • 7. 
      A group representing a corporation, labor union, or special interest that raises and spends campaign contributions on behalf of canidates or causes is a
    • A. 

      Special interest group

    • B. 

      Grassroots lobbying committee

    • C. 

      Political action committee

    • D. 

      Social Movement

    • E. 

      Tax-exempt entity

  • 8. 
    Table 9.4  How PACs Spent Their Money in 2000 (in millions of dollars)                                      House                              --                   Senate                        PAC Sponser   Dem. Rep. Incum. Challenger Open -- Dem. Rep. Incum. Challenger Open  Corporate          22.0   39.9   54.3       2.2          5.3 --   5.1  16.9   19.3         1.5        4.5Trade/               22.3   32.6   45.6       3.5          5.7 --   3.8   9.4     9.3          1.2       2.8professionalLabor                39.9     3.5   30.1       7.9          5.2 --   6.2    0.4    2.3          2.8       1.4Nonconnected   11.4    15.6   15.1       5.7          6.3 --   3.0    5.5    4.9         1.4        2.2KEY: Dem.=Democrat, Rep.=Republican, Incum.= Incumbent,The table above supports which of the following conclusions?
    • A. 

      Most PAC money goes to open seats.

    • B. 

      More PAC money is spent on Senate races than on races in the House of Representatives

    • C. 

      Corporate PACs give twice as much money to the republicans in the House than to Democrats

    • D. 

      Labor PACs spend more money on challengers than on incumbents in the Senate

    • E. 

      Independent canidates rarely recieve PAC money

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are sources of funding for interest groups?   I.    Foundation Grants   II.   Federal Grants   III.  Federal Contracts   IV. Direct-mail Solicitations
    • A. 

      I, II, and III

    • B. 

      I and II

    • C. 

      II,III, and IV

    • D. 

      I and III

    • E. 

      I, II, III, and IV

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a concern about the influence of lobbyists on government?
    • A. 

      Many lobbyists are former federal officials who gave up their positions in government to work for interest groups

    • B. 

      Many lobbyists are attorneys who have undue influence because of their legal expertise

    • C. 

      Many lobbyists also work as congressional staff members

    • D. 

      Many members of Congress are former lobbyists who still have strong connections to interest groups

    • E. 

      Because lobbyists do not have to register with the government, it is difficult to control their activities

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