96AP9I - APGOVTTESTInterestGroups November13,1996IBLOCK

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AP GOVT TEST – Interest Groups ___________________ November 13, 1996 I BLOCK NAME 11 multiple choice. One essay 1. Which of the following groups would be LEAST likely to maintain a national lobbying organization in Washington, DC? a. environmentalists b. public housing tenants c. nurses d. automobile manufacturers e. automobile assembly-line workers 2. An interest group is most likely to have influence in Congress when the issue at stake a. is narrow in scope and low in public visibility b. is part of the President's legislative package c has been dramatized by the media d. engages legislators' deeply held convictions e. divides legislators along party lines. 3. What is NOT a reason that Federal Express has been so successful getting its way in Washington? a. It has used spare planes to curry goodwill with legislators -- such as by flying hay to drought- stricken areas. b. It has hired popular former legislators to serve on its board of directors c. It has flown senators around on its corporate jets d. It has a large, well-financed PAC arm e. It has persuaded its unions to join with it in lobbying Congress 4. What is typically an issue that motivates “single issue voters” in recent elections? a. crime b. foreign policy c. gun control d. education e. civil rights 5. The term “revolving door” in the text refers to a. entry level jobs requiring little experience b. a departing government official joining a firm with which he or she has done business c. lobbyists waiting outside the door to speak to officials d. a circular door that conserves energy by not letting in the cold.
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e. requirements that administrators of cabinet agencies serve very short terms 6. The below chart shows a. the “eerie hush” of liberal interest groups in the wake of the GOP congressional sweep b. the Sierra Club is losing members to the more conservative National Wildlife Federation c. like many interest groups, the Sierra Club has had more success raising money and gaining members when its ideological foes had power d. environmental groups have been hurt by the media’s portrayal of them as radicals e. Clinton’s balanced budget plans have had a devastating
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96AP9I - APGOVTTESTInterestGroups November13,1996IBLOCK

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