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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