POLS210 Week 8 Quiz
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Which of the following can be said about interest groups? A. They can be beneficial. B. They can be detrimental. C. Neither A nor B D. Both A and B Which of the following do interest groups NOT do? A. Provide funding for candidates. B. Conduct research and provide information to Congress. C. Work to make sure opposing views to their own are heard on issues. D. Recruit political candidates who will champion their interests. The formation of an interest group in response to a perceived need is known as: A. disturbance theory B. the logic of collective action C. corporatism D. pluralism If an individual benefits from the activities of an organization but does not contribute to the organization, it is known as: A. an interest group entrepreneur. B. personal lobbying C. the free rider problem D. systemic bias. Which concept assumes that elections determine who governs and what policies will be enacted into law? A. Marxism B. direct representation theory C. democratic theory D. none of the above What is the problem an interest group has where a person can benefit from an interest group’s actions without having to pay for the costs of those actions or joining that group? A. parasite problem B. entitlement society problem C. deadbeat problem D. free rider problem Which theory is most closely related to the "free rider" problem? A. disturbance theory B. pluralism C. logic of collective action D. democratic theory Which branch of government will interest groups attempt to influence? A. executive B. legislative C. judicial D. all of the above A movement that starts from the bottom up rather than top down is called what? A. direct B. grassroots C. trade association D. public interest Political action committees: A. are usually dominated by wealthy white males. B. are usually run by liberal Democrats. C. are the perfect example of the inherently evil nature of the American political system. D. make donations to political campaigns.