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5 Matching Questions

  1. solidary incentive
  2. public interest lobbies
  3. lobbying
  4. political action committees
  5. subgovernments
  1. a organizations that seek a collective good which does not only benefit their membership
  2. b communication by someone other than a citizen acting on his or her own behalf, directed to a governmental decision maker with hope of influencing his or her decision
  3. c the sense of pleasure, status, or companionship experienced in small groups
  4. d exclusive relationships composed of interest groups leaders, government agency personnel, and members of the congressional committees who perform mutually beneficial services for each other at the public's expense
  5. e a legal means for groups to participate in elections by contributing money

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. helping sympathetic candidates get into office
  2. a group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups
  3. argues that because only a few groups have enough power to influence policy, power is concentrated into a few interlocking power centers
  4. a group composed of all people who share some common interest
  5. something of value which cannot be withheld from individuals in the potential group

5 True/False Questions

  1. amicus curiae briefsa group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups


  2. interest groupsgroups which have very narrow interests, shun compromise, and single-mindedly pursue goals


  3. union shopsomething of value one cannot get without joining an organization


  4. free-rider problemorganizations where people with similar policy goals enter the political process to achieve those goals


  5. purposive incentivea benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle


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