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Past Exam for PSCI 3264 - Interest Groups with Walcott at Virginia Tech (VT)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 1
Professor:Walcott
Class:PSCI 3264 - Interest Groups
Subject:Political Science
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2004
Keywords:
  • Issue Network
  • Party Machines
  • By-Product Theory
  • Interest Groups
  • Disturbance Theory
  • Free Riding
  • Free-Riding
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Participation
  • In/on/at a Place
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Political Science 3264 -- Interest Groups Exam 1 Professor Walcott Spring 2004 Multiple choice answers: 1. Loomis and Cigler tell the story of BASS, a group formed to advance the interest of bass fishing in artificial lakes, as an example of a. a spontaneous social movement. * b. how government action can provoke group formation. c. the way an issue network becomes powerful. d. the truth of the “by-product” theory. 2. The most accurate description of the relationship between interest groups and parties today would be: a. they compete with each other for membership and influence. b. they generally have little to do with one another. c. parties run the national government, but interest groups control the states. * d. parties are to a great extent coalitions of interest groups. 3. Which of the following is not a “public interest” group? a. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals b. The Christian Coalition *c. The United Mineworkers Union d. The National Rifle Association 4. According to Schier, parti...

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