Practice-interest-groups-ppt

January 20, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Political Science, Government
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When a political action committee makes a contribution to an elected official, the expectation is: A. The elected official will vote the way the interest group wants. B. The interest group will have access to the elected official. C. The elected official will provided jobs for members of the interest group. D. The elected official will make sure the interest group is not audited by the IRS. E. The elected official will kick back a portion of the contribution to the lobbyist.

B The interest group will have access to the elected official.

All of the following are examples of economic interest groups EXCEPT: A. B. C. D. E.

American Farm Bureau Federation Consumer Union of the Unites States Service Employees International Union American Bankers Association American Federation of Teachers

B Consumer Union of the Unites States

In order to contribute to the campaign of a presidential candidate, an interest group A. Can make the donation directly to the candidate B. Must earmark money for voter education C. Can only give money to the national party D. Must create a political action committee to raise and distribute money E. Must approve ads bought with its money

D Must create a political action committee to raise and distribute money

The free-rider problem refers to A. Candidates for office who face no primary opposition B. A candidate with great personal wealth who does not need PAC money C. Members of Congress who take gifts from lobbyist D. Non-germane amendments added to a bill E. A person who benefits from an interest group but does not join

E A person who benefits from an interest group but does not join

Lobbyist try to influence public policy by all of the following EXCEPT: A. Mobilizing grass roots support B. Testifying before congressional committees C. Meeting with federal district judges D. Speaking with heads of federal agencies E. Providing research data to government officials

C Meeting with federal district judges

A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association is most likely to get the support of A. A Republican who voted for the Brady Bill B. An incumbent facing a difficult reelection C. A liberal Democrat D. A newly elected Senator E. A conservative Republican

E A conservative Republican

Which of the following is the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund LEAST likely to do to achieve its goals? A. Lobby Congress on immigration reform B. Endorse only Hispanic candidates for office C. File a lawsuit involving immigrant employment discrimination D. Challenge local English only ordinances E. Submit a restricting plan to increase Latino voter strength

B Endorse only Hispanic candidates for office

Interest groups participate in electoral politics by I. II. III. IV. A. B. C. D. E.

Endorsing candidates Urging members to vote for a candidate Running candidates for office Lobbying for term limits for Congress I only I and II only I, II, IV only I, II, III only I, II, III, IV

B I and II only

The people attracted to interest groups are most likely A. B. C. D. E.

College-educated Social conservatives Committed independent voters Liberal activist Racial/ethnic minorities

A college-educated

Which one of the following statements about lobbyist is NOT true? A. Lobbyist are often former government officials. B. Lobbyist must register with the House and the Senate. C. Lobbyist cannot represent foreign countries. D. Many interest groups have their own lobbyist on staff. E. Strong interpersonal skills are important to a lobbyist’s success.

C Lobbyist cannot represent foreign countries.

A former under secretary in the Department of Energy becomes a consultant for the American Petroleum Institute and testifies before Congress on the regulation of offshore oil drilling. This is an example of A. B. C. D. E.

An iron triangle Influence peddling A issue network The revolving door Effective lobbying

D the revolving door

When the AARP produces it Guide to Internet Resources on Aging, it is supporting which function of an interest group? A. B. C. D. E.

Member benefits Education Representation Lobbying Electioneering

B Education

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The table supports all of the following conclusions EXCEPT: A. Corporate PACs raise considerably more money than unions. B. The PACs gave most money to incumbents. C. Corporate PACs supported Republican candidates by a wide margin. D. Unions overwhelmingly backed Democrats running for the Senate. E. Unions spent just under a million dollars more on Democratic Senate races than corporations.

B The PACs gave most money to incumbents.

Which of the following statements about interest groups is valid? A. Interest groups only try to influence policymaking at the federal level. B. Interest groups are only composed of individual members. C. In almost all cases, the potential membership of an interest group is greater that its actual membership. D. Interest groups get all of their funding from membership dues. E. Interest groups are most effective when they deal with multiple issues.

C In almost all cases, the potential membership of an interest group is greater that its actual membership.

Lobbyist must file reports of their activities, including information about their clients, with A. B. C. D.

The Federal Election Commission The Justice Department The Securities and Exchange Commission The House of Representatives and the Senate E. Office of Management and Budget

D The House of Representatives and the Senate

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