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5 Matching questions

  1. interest groups
  2. political cue
  3. actual group
  4. class action lawsuits
  5. amicus curiae briefs
  1. a organizations where people with similar policy goals enter the political process to achieve those goals
  2. b technique used by interest groups which allows groups of people with similar complaints to combine their grievances into a single unit
  3. c a signal telling a legislator what values are at stake in a vote, and how that issue fits with his or her own political views or party agenda
  4. d "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. e a group composed of those in the potential group who are members of the interest groups

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a legal means for groups to participate in elections by contributing money
  2. people who tend to participate in all forms of politics
  3. argues that interest group activities provide additional representation and compete against each other to influence political outcomes
  4. something of value which cannot be withheld from individuals in the potential group
  5. organizations that seek a collective good which does not only benefit their membership

5 True/False questions

  1. elite theoryargues that because only a few groups have enough power to influence policy, power is concentrated into a few interlocking power centers


  2. single-issue groupsorganizations where people with similar policy goals enter the political process to achieve those goals


  3. free-rider problema group composed of all people who share some common interest


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


  5. lobbyingcommunication 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