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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. political action committees
  2. interest groups
  3. public interest lobbies
  4. pluralist theory
  5. electioneering
  1. a organizations that seek a collective good which does not only benefit their membership
  2. b a legal means for groups to participate in elections by contributing money
  3. c argues that interest group activities provide additional representation and compete against each other to influence political outcomes
  4. d organizations where people with similar policy goals enter the political process to achieve those goals
  5. e helping sympathetic candidates get into office

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. argues that too many groups are getting what they want at the expense of the unrepresented and that this behavior leads to incoherent public policy.
  2. people who tend to participate in all forms of politics
  3. a group composed of all people who share some common interest
  4. a group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups
  5. a situation where individuals let others work to secure a collective good and then enjoy the benefit without contributing anything to the group effort

5 True/False questions

  1. incentiverule established to prevent free-riders by requiring new employees to join the union where one has been granted bargaining rights


  2. ideological interest grouppolitical organization that attracts members by appealing their political convictions or principles


  3. collective gooda group composed of all people who share some common interest


  4. elite theoryargues that because only a few groups have enough power to influence policy, power is concentrated into a few interlocking power centers


  5. ratingsassessment of a legislator's voting record on issues important to an interest group


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