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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. free-rider problem
  2. potential group
  3. right-to-work law
  4. subgovernments
  5. elite theory
  1. a a state law that forbids the requirement of union membership as a condition of employment
  2. b 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
  3. c argues that because only a few groups have enough power to influence policy, power is concentrated into a few interlocking power centers
  4. d 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. e a group composed of all people who share some common interest

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. assessment of a legislator's voting record on issues important to an interest group
  3. organizations where people with similar policy goals enter the political process to achieve those goals
  4. "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
  5. argues that interest group activities provide additional representation and compete against each other to influence political outcomes

5 True/False questions

  1. material incentivemany things valued in monetary terms


  2. electioneeringhelping sympathetic candidates get into office


  3. class action lawsuitstechnique used by interest groups which allows groups of people with similar complaints to combine their grievances into a single unit


  4. Olson's law of large groupsgroups which have very narrow interests, shun compromise, and single-mindedly pursue goals


  5. selective benefitsthese benefits are goods that a group can restrict to those who are members