Canadian Democracy, A Concise Introduction - Chapter 10

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Question 1:


a) The different components of a political party
b) Groups of citizens whose goals and behaviours are contrary to those of other groups but similar to the interests of the community as a whole
c) Different political parties
d) Groups of citizens whose goals and behaviours are contrary to those of other groups or to the interests of the community as a whole
e) None of the above

Question 2:


a) More than 100
b) More than 1000
c) More than 3500
d) More than 10,000
e) More than 20,000

Question 3:


a) Environmental
b) Labour
c) Students
d) The elderly
e) Business and upper class

Question 4:


a) The ability of investors to shift their capital between sectors of the economy and from one national economy to another
b) The ability of politicians to rely on support from one segment of a country’s population or another, depending on the circumstances
c) The ability of an interest group to entice its members to shift support from one political party to another in an effort to ensure the implementation of its preferred policies
d) The ability of businesses to hire and fire workers due to a surplus of qualified candidates
e) None of the above

Question 5:


a) The state or state institutions and interest groups usually involved in making and implementing policy in some field
b) The government departments and agencies involved in implementing policy
c) The politicians of all partisan stripes involved in deliberations and decision-making with respect to a certain policy area
d) Participation in policy-making by a limited set of state and societal actors
e) None of the above

Question 6:


a) A perspective on policy-making that emphasizes the impact that structures and rules, both formal and informal, have on political outcomes
b) An explanation of politics that sees organized interests as the central fact of life and which explains politics chiefly in terms of the activities of groups
c) Direct participation of organizations representing business and labour in public policy-making
d) An explanation of politics where organized groups are viewed as the bearers of more fundamental interests and ideologies, namely those of classes and their factions
e) None of the above

Question 7:


a) A perspective on policy-making that emphasizes the impact that structures and rules, both formal and informal, have on political outcomes
b) An explanation of politics that sees organized interests as the central fact of life and which explains politics chiefly in terms of the activities of groups
c) Direct participation of organizations representing business and labour in public policy-making
d) An explanation of politics where organized groups are viewed as the bearers of more fundamental interests and ideologies, namely those of classes and their factions
e) None of the above

Question 8:


a) A perspective on policy-making that emphasizes the impact that structures and rules, both formal and informal, have on political outcomes
b) An explanation of politics that sees organized interests as the central fact of life and which explains politics chiefly in terms of the activities of groups
c) Direct participation of organizations representing business and labour in public policy-making
d) An explanation of politics where organized groups are viewed as the bearers of more fundamental interests and ideologies, namely those of classes and their factions
e) None of the above

Question 9:


a) A perspective on policy-making that emphasizes the impact that structures and rules, both formal and informal, have on political outcomes
b) An explanation of politics that sees organized interests as the central fact of life and which explains politics chiefly in terms of the activities of groups
c) Direct participation of organizations representing business and labour in public policy-making
d) An explanation of politics where organized groups are viewed as the bearers of more fundamental interests and ideologies, namely those of classes and their factions
e) None of the above

Question 10:


a) Social partnership
b) Regional orientation
c) Peak associations
d) Institutionalized access
e) All of the above are characteristics that make corporatism distinct as an interest group system.

Question 11:


a) The nature of the relationships between the key actors in a policy community
b) The constellation of actors in a particular policy field
c) That set of state institutions and interest groups usually involved in making and implementing policy in some field
d) Organizations that can credibly claim to represent all significant interests within a specific economic sector
e) None of the above

Question 12:


a) Collective solidarity incentives
b) Specific solidarity incentives
c) Self-interest incentives
d) Material incentives
e) Purposive incentives

Question 13:


a) The overall goals of the organization are more important than any particular objective.
b) They have extensive knowledge of those sectors of government that affect their clients and enjoy easy communications with those sectors.
c) They have concrete and immediate objectives.
d) They possess organizational continuity and cohesion.
e) All of the above are characteristics of institutional groups.

Question 14:


a) Members of business groups are not as reliant on their collective associations for political influence.
b) Members of business groups are more capable of engaging in strategic communications with one another.
c) Business groups are more stable.
d) Business groups are more capable of raising money to deal with a “crisis issue”.
e) All of the above are major differences between the monetary resources of major business interest groups and those of other organized interests.

Question 15:


a) A smaller group and being organized
b) Affordable membership and exclusive benefits
c) Affordable membership and elite leadership
d) Elite leadership and exclusive benefits
e) Cooperation and hard work

Question 16:


a) How federalism tends to weaken group influence by reducing the internal cohesion of organized interests
b) How federalism reduces a group’s ability to speak with a single voice
c) How federalism enables interest groups to seek from one government what they cannot get from the other
d) How federalism suggests that when the two levels of government are in conflict, this division may create division within the group and between its representative associations
e) None of the above

Question 17:


a) Consultant lobbyists
b) Corporate in-house lobbyists
c) Organization in-house lobbyists
d) All of the above
e) None of the above

Question 18:


a) Lobbying, purchasing media outlets, and seeking votes
b) Judicial action, seeking votes, and purchasing media outlets
c) Target public opinion, judicial action, and seeking votes
d) Lobbying, target public opinion, and judicial action
e) Seeking votes, lobbying, and judicial action

Question 19:


a) Holding demonstrations that involve displaying signs and passing out leaflets in order to convey a political message
b) Conducting presentations to other interest groups in an attempt to influence their lobbying activities and build coalitions
c) A form of direct or indirect communication with a government that is designed to influence public policy
d) The purchase of media advertising to convey a political message
e) None of the above

Question 20:


a) A form of direct or indirect communication with the government that is designed to influence public policy
b) The purchase of media advertising to convey a political message
c) Conducting presentations to other interest groups in an attempt to influence their lobbying activities and build coalitions
d) Holding demonstrations that involve the displaying of signs and the passing out leaflets in order to convey a political message
e) None of the above

Question 21:


a) Monitoring the political scene as it affects their client’s interests
b) Helping to build strategic coalitions with other interest groups
c) Collecting and communicating information on behalf of the interests they represent
d) Providing information about how and where to access the policy-making system
e) Providing information about election campaign strategy

Question 22:


a) The senior paid officers and other employees of organizations whose activities would include lobbying federal officials
b) Those who work for a single corporation and who lobby federal officials as a significant part of their duties
c) Senators who lobby cabinet ministers on behalf of certain corporate interests
d) Those who, for a fee, lobby federal officials for various clients
e) None of the above

Question 23:


a) The senior paid officers and other employees of organizations whose activities would include lobbying federal officials
b) Those who work for a single corporation and who lobby federal officials as a significant part of their duties
c) Senators who lobby cabinet ministers on behalf of certain corporate interests
d) Those who, for a fee, lobby federal officials for various clients
e) None of the above

Question 24:


a) The senior paid officers and other employees of organizations whose activities would include lobbying federal officials
b) Those who work for a single corporation and who lobby federal officials as a significant part of their duties
c) Senators who lobby cabinet ministers on behalf of certain corporate interests
d) Those who, for a fee, lobby federal officials for various clients
e) None of the above

Question 25:


a) Health policy
b) International trade
c) Social welfare policy
d) Taxation and finance
e) The environment

Question 26:


a) True
b) False

Question 27:


a) True
b) False

Question 28:


a) True
b) False

Question 29:


a) True
b) False

Question 30:


a) True
b) False

Question 31:


a) True
b) False

Question 32:


a) True
b) False

Question 33:


a) True
b) False

Question 34:


a) True
b) False

Question 35:


a) True
b) False

Question 36:


a) True
b) False

Question 37:


a) True
b) False

Question 38:


a) True
b) False

Question 39:


a) True
b) False

Question 40:


a) True
b) False