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GOV 310L Get the Gist: Interest Groups
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Interest groups are organized around which of the following?
sets of issues
If the Democrats and the Republicans are the opposing teams (metaphorically speaking), interest groups are which of the following?
Interest groups resemble which of the following?
constellations surrounding the major parties
Groups concerned with private interests may include which of the following?
Which of the following would be an example of a public interest group?
Which of the following interest groups fought to keep health care reform legislation alive?
According to the text, what is the primary function of lobbyists?
providing current information to lawmakers
Effective lobbying results in which of the following?
mutually beneficial relationships
Lobbyists influence the judicial process in which of the following ways (among others)?
filing amicus curiae briefs
How does scorekeeping by interest groups help voters?
It helps them establish which candidates align with them on particular issues.
What are 527 organizations allowed to do?
participate in issue advocacy
Interest group money generally does which of the following?
backs ideologically aligned candidates
Grassroots lobbying includes which of the following actions (among others)?
Interest groups that observe and report on governmental activities are known as what?
How many lobbyists are currently registered in Washington, DC?
more than 9,000
According to the text, what is the main obstacle preventing the formation of interest groups?
overcoming the collective action problem
Interest groups would not exist if every person based their political decisions on which of the following?
the ease of free riding
Solidary benefits of joining an interest group would include which of the following?
The Automobile Association of America (AAA) is a good example of an organization that provides which of the following benefits to its members?
What is one of several ways an interest group could address the problem of free riding?
by requiring membership
Under what circumstances is a threatened group more likely to form?
when it has resources
In which of the following scenarios would an interest group be MOST likely to form?
when the government threatens to limit corporate tax breaks
Which of the following BEST describes Cesar Chavez?
an interest group entrepreneur
What type of group is represented by the most lobbyists?
Which of the following organizations spent the most on lobbying between 1998 and 2017?
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Which of the following statements accurately describes the relationship between economic class and interest groups?
Blue-collar workers and those with lower education levels are less likely to belong to interest groups.
What did James Madison identify as the most prevalent cause of interest groups (or "factions")?
the unequal distribution of property
Which of the following would be considered an advantage of having interest groups in society?
Interest groups provide opportunities for communities of like-minded individuals to network and participate in politics.
Which of the following would be considered a disadvantage of having interest groups in society?
Interest groups overemphasize minority interests.
Close relationships between interest groups and lawmakers would likely result in which of the following?
less governmental transparency
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