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5 Matching questions

  1. political action committees
  2. solidary incentive
  3. activists
  4. amicus curiae briefs
  5. ratings
  1. a people who tend to participate in all forms of politics
  2. b a legal means for groups to participate in elections by contributing money
  3. c "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
  4. d assessment of a legislator's voting record on issues important to an interest group
  5. e the sense of pleasure, status, or companionship experienced in small groups

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a state law that forbids the requirement of union membership as a condition of employment
  2. these benefits are goods that a group can restrict to those who are members
  3. a widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order
  4. suggests that the larger the group, the more difficult it will be to secure enough of the collective good to ensure participation
  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. collective goodsomething of value which cannot be withheld from individuals in the potential group

          

  2. subgovernmentsexclusive 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. single-issue groupsgroups which have very narrow interests, shun compromise, and single-mindedly pursue goals

          

  4. 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

          

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