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5 Matching questions

  1. hyperpluralist theory
  2. solidary incentive
  3. political action committees
  4. pluralist theory
  5. elite theory
  1. a argues that interest group activities provide additional representation and compete against each other to influence political outcomes
  2. b 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.
  3. c a legal means for groups to participate in elections by contributing money
  4. d argues that because only a few groups have enough power to influence policy, power is concentrated into a few interlocking power centers
  5. e the sense of pleasure, status, or companionship experienced in small groups

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. these benefits are goods that a group can restrict to those who are members
  2. a benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle
  3. a group composed of all people who share some common interest
  4. something of value one cannot get without joining an organization
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. interest groupsorganizations where people with similar policy goals enter the political process to achieve those goals

          

  2. ratingscommunication 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

          

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

          

  4. class action lawsuitsan issue about which the public is divided and rival parties or candidates adopt different positions

          

  5. collective gooda group composed of all people who share some common interest

          

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