•What are interest groups? Explain. •What are the various types of interest groups? Explain. •What are the types of activities that are conducted by interest groups? •How are interest groups connected to the average citizen, if at all? Provide examples of average citizens’ involvement in interest groups. •What types of public policies might interest groups influence that impact government at the federal, state or local level? Explain in detail and provide examples. •What significant issues do you think exist with regard to interest groups? How might interest groups promote corruption in government? Explain.