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Understanding American Politics and Government

Political Science

Quiz 12 :
Interest Groups

Quiz 12 :
Interest Groups

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In Federalist No.10,James Madison described how a government could be designed to control the effects of __________.
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When a case that an interest group is interested in,but not actually sponsoring,comes before a court,the group can __________.
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Grassroots lobbying can be defined as __________.
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Which of the following raise money from individuals and then distribute it in the form of contributions to political candidates?
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According to Madison's Federalist No.10,a(n)__________ is a group of individuals concerned more with their self-interest than with the rights of individuals outside the group or with the needs of society as a whole.
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According to Table 12.2 in the text,what is the maximum amount that one individual can give to a candidate as a campaign donation?
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A(n)__________ refers to an organization that seeks to influence public policy.
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What is lobbying?
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The __________ problem occurs when people fail to join a group because they can get the benefits the group offers without contributing to the group's efforts.
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Which term describes a benefit that can be accessed only by those who participate in or contribute to group activity?
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According to Table 12.3 in the text,what are the most common lobbying techniques in the executive branch?
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In order to overcome the free-rider problem,many interest groups offer material benefits.What are material benefits?
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What is an amicus curiae brief?
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Which of the following best defines the term disturbance theory?
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According to the text,how has the number of interest groups in Washington changed over the past 40 years?
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What is a political action committee (PAC)?
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As described in the "How Do We Know?" box,scholars have found that __________.
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What type of group can raise and spend money on political activities and advertising with no effective limits?
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Endorsements,voter mobilization,voter education,and volunteer work are tactics for groups interested in __________.
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According to the textbook,which of the following organizations was created by interest group entrepreneurs?
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