Chapter 9 Study Guide

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All of the following are examples of groups that promote causes EXCEPT the

American Legion

A labor union is an organization of workers who

Work in the same job or industry

The term grass roots refers to

Average voters

An interest group tries to persuade people to

Respond to its member's shared attitudes

Trade associations usually represent

The business community

A positive aspect of interest groups is that they

Help stimulate interest in public affairs

All of the following are propaganda techniques EXCEPT

Supporting a government policy change

One way interest groups become involved in the election process is by

Providing campaign funds

Interest groups are also called pressure groups mainly because

They seek to put pressure on the government to affect policies

Common Cause and the Legue of Women Voters are examples of

public-interest groups

Most interest groups are formed on the basis of

economic interests

Interest groups know that public opinion is important because

no policy will stay in place very long without public support

Single-interest groups try to affect elections based on

the candidate's party affiliation

Lobbyists today are people who generally

work within the governmental process to affect policies

Propoganda is a technique

Used to influence people to adopt a particular belief

Public affairs are those events and issues

That concern all or most people

A public-interest group is different from any other interest group because it

Works to benefit many or all people, regardless of their affiliations

Interest groups are MOST interested in

Influencing specific public policies

Unlike major political parties, interest groups

Do not nominate candidates to office

Which one of the following is NOT a criticism of interest groups

They keep a close watch on public officials.

Common Cause and the League of WOmen Voters are examples of

Public-interest groups

All of the following organizations serve the interests of organized labor EXCEPT the

National Grange

PACs that concentrate their efforts on one particular issue are also called

single-interest groups

Organized interest groups apply pressure to government through all of the following means EXCEPT

Forming minor political parties

Lobbying is the process by which group pressures are applied to

all aspects of the public policy-making process

All of the following are goals of interest groups EXCEPT

Being chiefly interested in winning elections and controlling government

Pressure groups operate

At all levels of government

Propaganda techniques aim to be

persuasive

Public policy

All of the many goals that a government pursues in all of the many areas of human affairs in which it is involved

Public affairs

Those events and issues that concern the people at large, e.g., politics, public issues, and the making of public policies.

Trade association

Interest groups within the business community

Labor union

An organization of workers who share the same type of job, or who work in the same industry, and press for government policies that will benefit their members

Public-interest group

An interest group that seeks to institute certain public policies of benefit to all or most people in this country, whether or not they belong to or support that organization

Propaganda

A technique of persuasion aimed at influencing individual or group behaviors to create a particular belief, regardless of its validity

Single-interest group

Political action committees that concentrate their efforts exclusively on one issue

Lobbying

Activities by which group pressures are brought to bear on legislators, the legislative process, and all aspects of the public-policy-making process

Grass roots

Of or from the people, the average voters

All of the following are examples of groups that promote causes EXCEPT the

American Legion

A labor union is an organization of workers who

Work in the same job or industry

The term grass roots refers to

Average voters

An interest group tries to persuade people to

Respond to its members' shared attitudes

Trade associations usually represent

The business community

A positive aspect of interest groups is that they

Help stimulate interest in public affairs

All of the following are propaganda techniques EXCEPT

Supporting a government policy change

One way interest groups become involved in the election process is by

Providing campaign funds

Interest groups are also called pressure groups mainly because

They seek to put pressure on the government to affect policies

Common Cause and the League of Women Voters are examples of

public-interest groups

Most interest groups are formed on the basis of

economic interests

Interest groups know that public opinion is important because

No policy will stay in place very long without public support

Single-interest groups try to affect elections based on

Each candidate's stand, in regard to the groups' interests

Lobbyists today are people who generally

Work within the governmental process to affect policies

Propaganda is a technique

USed to influence people to adopt a particular belief

Public affairs are those events and issues

That concern all or most people

A public-interest group is different from any other interest group because it

Works to benefit many or all people, regardless of their affiliations

Interest groups are MOST interested in

Influencing specific public policies

Unlike the major political parties, interest groups

Do not nominate candidates for office

All of the following are criticisms of interst groups EXCEPT

They keep a close watch on public officials

The American Medical Association and the American Bar Association are examples of

Professional groups

All of the following organizations serve the interests of organized labor EXCEPT the

National Grange

PACs that concentrate their efforts on one particular issue are also called

Single-interest groups

Organized interest groups apply pressure to government through all of the following means EXCEPT

Forming minor political parties

Lobbying is the process by which group pressures are applied to

All aspects fo the public policy-making process

All of the following are goals of interest groups EXCEPT

Being chiefly interested in winning elections and controlling government

Pressure groups operate

At all levels of government

Propaganda techniques aim to be

Persuasive

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