CLEP Interest Groups and Lobbying Practice Test >> Exam 1

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Date: 22/04/2019 21:54:52
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1) Independent groups that seek to raise money to contribute to political candidates’ campaigns are known as ______.
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2) A religious advocacy group in the U.S which promotes issues such as support for the traditional family‚ prayer in schools‚ a ban on abortion‚ and opposition to homosexual rights‚ that was founded by Rev. Pat Robertson is the Christian _______ group.
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3) PACs are most likely to support _______ in general.
4) A public advocacy group founded in 1970 that lobbies for campaign finance reform and election reform as well as promotes issues such as ethics‚ accountability‚ and effectiveness in government is the _______________ _________________ group.
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5) In 1946 pieces of legislature was passed and required lobbyists and the groups they represent to register and provide information on the nature of their lobbying activities as well as regular financial reports on expenditures‚ reimbursements‚ salaries‚ etc. Which of the following are those pieces of legislature.
6) Policymaking is most likely to be successful when influenced by Interest groups‚ when _________.
7) In order to influence public policies that affect these concerns‚ a ______________ group is an independent‚ non-publically elected organization whose members come together on the basis of common concerns and attempt to lobby legislators.
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8) With the intent of influencing election outcomes‚ The Supreme Court case Buckley v.___________ (1976) determined the constitutionality of campaign contribution limitations and ruled that free speech rights allowed groups and individuals to donate money to political campaigns .
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9) Rules that regulated the lobbying efforts of former senior employees of the_______________ branch of government was established by ’1978 Ethics in Government Act ’ ‚ which attempted to slow the ?revolving door"(senior executive branch employees leaving their government position and stepping right into a position lobbying their former colleagues).
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10) People who represent various interest groups and work with Congressional committees who write legislation‚ executive departments of government‚ and administrative or regulatory agencies that write and enforce regulations are known as ________________.
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11) One of the largest and often the most powerful interest group category‚ which represent large labor organizations‚ trades‚ professional groups‚ industries‚ wealthy businesspeople‚ investors‚ and big business is the ____________ interest groups.
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12) In order to influence public policy‚ non-profit organizations that represent religious‚ racial‚ gender‚ consumer‚ political‚ single-issue‚ or environmental groups are the _____________ interest groups.
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13) In order to accomplish political goals and influence public policy‚ officials can be accused____________ of peddling‚ when the Government officials who resign from their positions in federal agencies‚ return as paid government consultants or lobbyists‚ and take advantage of their inside information and former contacts.
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14) Below are the key functions of ALL interest groups (pick all that apply)

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