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5 Matching questions

  1. selective benefits
  2. incentive
  3. amicus curiae briefs
  4. political action committees
  5. ideological interest group
  1. a these benefits are goods that a group can restrict to those who are members
  2. b "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
  3. c a legal means for groups to participate in elections by contributing money
  4. d political organization that attracts members by appealing their political convictions or principles
  5. e something of value one cannot get without joining an organization

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. something of value which cannot be withheld from individuals in the potential group
  2. a benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle
  3. 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.
  4. technique used by interest groups which allows groups of people with similar complaints to combine their grievances into a single unit
  5. a group composed of all people who share some common interest

5 True/False questions

  1. material incentivemany things valued in monetary terms


  2. social movementa widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order


  3. electioneeringcommunication 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. actual groupa group composed of all people who share some common interest


  5. free-rider problema situation where individuals let others work to secure a collective good and then enjoy the benefit without contributing anything to the group effort