Presentation on theme: "The elected official will vote the way the interest group wants."— Presentation transcript:
1 When a political action committee makes a contribution to an elected official, the expectation is: The elected official will vote the way the interest group wants.The interest group will have access to the elected official.The elected official will provided jobs for members of the interest group.The elected official will make sure the interest group is not audited by the IRS.The elected official will kick back a portion of the contribution to the lobbyist.
2 B The interest group will have access to the elected official.
3 All of the following are examples of economic interest groups EXCEPT: American Farm Bureau FederationConsumer Union of the Unites StatesService Employees International UnionAmerican Bankers AssociationAmerican Federation of Teachers
5 In order to contribute to the campaign of a presidential candidate, an interest group Can make the donation directly to the candidateMust earmark money for voter educationCan only give money to the national partyMust create a political action committee to raise and distribute moneyMust approve ads bought with its money
6 D Must create a political action committee to raise and distribute money
7 The free-rider problem refers to Candidates for office who face no primary oppositionA candidate with great personal wealth who does not need PAC moneyMembers of Congress who take gifts from lobbyistNon-germane amendments added to a billA person who benefits from an interest group but does not join
8 E A person who benefits from an interest group but does not join
9 Lobbyist try to influence public policy by all of the following EXCEPT: Mobilizing grass roots supportTestifying before congressional committeesMeeting with federal district judgesSpeaking with heads of federal agenciesProviding research data to government officials
11 A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association is most likely to get the support of A Republican who voted for the Brady BillAn incumbent facing a difficult reelectionA liberal DemocratA newly elected SenatorA conservative Republican
13 Which of the following is the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund LEAST likely to do to achieve its goals?Lobby Congress on immigration reformEndorse only Hispanic candidates for officeFile a lawsuit involving immigrant employment discriminationChallenge local English only ordinancesSubmit a restricting plan to increase Latino voter strength
15 Interest groups participate in electoral politics by Endorsing candidatesUrging members to vote for a candidateRunning candidates for officeLobbying for term limits for CongressI onlyI and II onlyI, II, IV onlyI, II, III onlyI, II, III, IV
19 Which one of the following statements about lobbyist is NOT true? Lobbyist are often former government officials.Lobbyist must register with the House and the Senate.Lobbyist cannot represent foreign countries.Many interest groups have their own lobbyist on staff.Strong interpersonal skills are important to a lobbyist’s success.
21 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 ofAn iron triangleInfluence peddlingA issue networkThe revolving doorEffective lobbying
26 The table supports all of the following conclusions EXCEPT: Corporate PACs raise considerably more money than unions.The PACs gave most money to incumbents.Corporate PACs supported Republican candidates by a wide margin.Unions overwhelmingly backed Democrats running for the Senate.Unions spent just under a million dollars more on Democratic Senate races than corporations.
28 Which of the following statements about interest groups is valid? Interest groups only try to influence policymaking at the federal level.Interest groups are only composed of individual members.In almost all cases, the potential membership of an interest group is greater that its actual membership.Interest groups get all of their funding from membership dues.Interest groups are most effective when they deal with multiple issues.
29 C In almost all cases, the potential membership of an interest group is greater that its actual membership.
30 Lobbyist must file reports of their activities, including information about their clients, with The Federal Election CommissionThe Justice DepartmentThe Securities and Exchange CommissionThe House of Representatives and the SenateOffice of Management and Budget