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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. political action committees
  2. ratings
  3. right-to-work law
  4. class action lawsuits
  5. Olson's law of large groups
  1. a a state law that forbids the requirement of union membership as a condition of employment
  2. b a legal means for groups to participate in elections by contributing money
  3. c suggests that the larger the group, the more difficult it will be to secure enough of the collective good to ensure participation
  4. d assessment of a legislator's voting record on issues important to an interest group
  5. e technique used by interest groups which allows groups of people with similar complaints to combine their grievances into a single unit

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. "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. argues that interest group activities provide additional representation and compete against each other to influence political outcomes
  4. these benefits are goods that a group can restrict to those who are members
  5. helping sympathetic candidates get into office

5 True/False questions

  1. actual groupa group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups


  2. social movementexclusive 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. public interest lobbiesorganizations that seek a collective good which does not only benefit their membership


  4. solidary incentivethe sense of pleasure, status, or companionship experienced in small groups


  5. subgovernmentsa widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order