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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. single-issue groups
  2. subgovernments
  3. collective good
  4. actual group
  5. amicus curiae briefs
  1. a "friend of the court" briefs filed by interest groups to inform the court of their position and to state how their welfare would be affected by a ruling
  2. b groups which have very narrow interests, shun compromise, and single-mindedly pursue goals
  3. c a group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups
  4. d something of value which cannot be withheld from individuals in the potential group
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. a benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle
  2. 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.
  3. people who tend to participate in all forms of politics
  4. a widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order
  5. a signal telling a legislator what values are at stake in a vote, and how that issue fits with his or her own political views or party agenda

5 True/False questions

  1. ratingscommunication 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

          

  2. elite theoryargues that interest group activities provide additional representation and compete against each other to influence political outcomes

          

  3. lobbyingcommunication 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

          

  4. position issuean issue about which the public is divided and rival parties or candidates adopt different positions

          

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

          

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