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Quiz #11: Interest Groups in Texas

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Which kind of group exists to promote policies that would increase wages, adequate health and unemployment insurance, and promote safe working conditions?
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Labor groups
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Which Texas House Speaker was not the subject of an inquiry about potentially improper practices with regard to interest groups?
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Pete Laney
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The Christian Coalition would be most likely to promote which of the following?
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Banning same-sex marriage
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Which of the following is not a reason for the growth and diversity of interest groups in the United States?
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A legal system that requires citizen membership in interest groups
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Which of the following goals would a business organization be least likely to pursue?
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Increased safety and environmental standards
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Interest groups try to influence public policy by
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lobbying government officials regardless of party affiliation.
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The system of politics in Texas can be described as one with
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weak parties and strong interest groups.
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Which of the following is not one of the main goals of racial and ethnic groups in Texas?
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Reduce government interference in the economy
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Which of the following is the most commonly employed strategy of influencing legislation?
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Providing the legislator with relevant information
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Which of the following is true of interest groups and parties in Texas?
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Texas has weak political parties and influential interest groups.
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Which of the following would a government employee interest group be least likely to pursue?
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Decreased levels of government spending
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Which of the following is among the oldest and most ?effective racial and ethnic interest groups in Texas?
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All of these choices are among the oldest and most effective racial and ethnic groups in Texas.
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A lobbyist is an individual who
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attempts to influence the decision making of lawmakers.
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The principal purpose of political party activity is to
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gain control of government by winning elections and thus achieve party goals
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Which of the following is not a function that interest groups perform in Texas?
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writing party platforms
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Actively campaigning in support of candidates for office by an interest group is called
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electioneering.
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Most political interest groups represent
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professional and managerial occupations.
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Which of the following is common in the last days of an election campaign?
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Interest groups make last minute contributions to campaigns.
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Texas doctors successfully used their professional organizations in lobbying the 76th Legislature to make Texas the first state that allows
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doctors to collectively bargain with health maintenance organizations.
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Interest groups organized to promote policies that maximize profits and wages for their members are known as ?
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economic interest groups.