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Chapter 9 Vocabulary Practice Test - Interest Groups



Matching
 
 
Match each definition with the correct vocabulary term below
a.
Political activities that are started and carried out by people at a local level, not by professional politicians
b.
A form of direct legislation allowing voters to approve or disapprove a proposed amendment to the state constitution or a law already passed by the state legislature
c.
A labor union made up of workers with a similar skill, such as plumbers, electricians, or carpenters
d.
An organization of people with shared ideas and attitudes who attempt to influence public policy
e.
An interest group working for the common good, rather than for benefits for specific individuals
f.
Legal arguments that are delivered voluntarily to a court (by a “third party” or “friend of the court” who is not part of the lawsuit) to give testimony for or against a particular decision
g.
A labor union that includes both skilled and unskilled workers in the same industry, such as the United Auto Workers and United Steel Workers
h.
Interest groups that focus their attention almost entirely on one issue, such as abortion, gun control, prohibition of alcoholic beverages, etc.
 

 1. 

craft union
 

 2. 

amicus curiae briefs
 

 3. 

interest group
 

 4. 

referendum
 

 5. 

single-issue groups
 

 6. 

industrial union
 

 7. 

public-interest group
 

 8. 

grassroots politics
 
 
Match each definition with the correct vocabulary term below
a.
Publicly supporting a candidate for office (often through passing out literature to voters)
b.
Organized efforts to influence legislation or public policy, whether aimed at the legislative or executive branches
c.
A group that is set up legally by an interest group to collect and spend funds for political purposes
d.
The total value of all goods and services produced by a nation in a year
e.
When interest groups fail to change public policy in the legislative or executive branches of government, they frequently turn to this – bringing a lawsuit, to get what they want
f.
Any persuasive communication (such as advertising) designed to influence people's beliefs, opinions, emotions, or actions
g.
A process of direct legislation that voters start by signing a petition proposing a law or constitutional amendment
h.
A lawsuit brought by a person or group on behalf of all people who would benefit directly from the court's decision in a case
 

 9. 

lobbying
 

 10. 

class action suit
 

 11. 

initiative petition
 

 12. 

propaganda
 

 13. 

electioneering
 

 14. 

gross national product
 

 15. 

litigation
 

 16. 

political action committee
 



 
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