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What are pressure groups?

In this lesson, we will look at the concept of a pressure group and explore the role that pressure groups play in society. We will also consider different examples of direct and indirect action taken by pressure groups.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.True or false, vandalism is a permitted form of protesting under the Human Rights Act 1998?

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Q2.True or false, the law does not permit violent acts when protesting?

2/5

Q3.True or false, Gandhi considers protesting to be the highest duty of a citizen?

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Q4.True or false, Andrew Valls says that all forms of violence in protesting should be permitted?

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Q5.True or false, one of Andrew Valls test says that violence may be justified if the actions are a last resort?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.True or false, vandalism is a permitted form of protesting under the Human Rights Act 1998?

1/5

Q2.True or false, the law does not permit violent acts when protesting?

2/5

Q3.True or false, Gandhi considers protesting to be the highest duty of a citizen?

3/5

Q4.True or false, Andrew Valls says that all forms of violence in protesting should be permitted?

4/5

Q5.True or false, one of Andrew Valls test says that violence may be justified if the actions are a last resort?

5/5

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What are pressure groups?

Check your learning by doing this quick quiz!

Q1.Which statement best describes a pressure group?

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Q2.True or false, pressure groups are particularly useful between elections to express opinions on topical issues?

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Q3.True or false, pressure groups can band together and vote in a particular way to influence results in a general election, known as a bloc?

3/5

Q4.True or false, E-Petitioning is a form of indirect action?

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Q5.True or false, indirect action is usually seen as more disruptive than direct action?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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Quiz:

What are pressure groups?

Check your learning by doing this quick quiz!

Q1.Which statement best describes a pressure group?

1/5

Q2.True or false, pressure groups are particularly useful between elections to express opinions on topical issues?

2/5

Q3.True or false, pressure groups can band together and vote in a particular way to influence results in a general election, known as a bloc?

3/5

Q4.True or false, E-Petitioning is a form of indirect action?

4/5

Q5.True or false, indirect action is usually seen as more disruptive than direct action?

5/5

Lesson summary: What are pressure groups?

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