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Chapter 17 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Practice Test
  1.What is meant by rationalization?  
  a.   Pushing memories of unethical decisions you have made into the back of your mind  
  b.   Standards of conduct and morals in a society that express its concept of right and wrong  
  c.   Making plausible-sounding excuses for unethical behavior  
  d.   Teaming up with someone else to commit an unethical act  
  2.A company president who decides not to cooperate in price-fixing to make money in the short term, since that would hurt her company in the long term, is using the ethical priciple of:  
  a.   utilitarianism.  
  b.   justice.  
  c.   individualism.  
  d.   individual rights.  
  3.Which choice below is NOT from the Texas Instruments ethics test?  
  a.   Is this legal?  
  b.   Is this expensive?  
  c.   If you do it, will you feel bad?  
  d.   If you're not sure--ask.  
  4.In American slang, it is called "sucking up," "polishing the apple," or "kissing up." It is also called:  
  a.   browning out.  
  b.   boss massaging.  
  c.   being there.  
  d.   manager manipulation.  
  5.The biblical story of the Good Samaritan has served as an illustration of:  
  a.   how different ethics are practiced by differing cultures.  
  b.   ungratefulness when help is given.  
  c.   how similar everyone is in their approach to ethics.  
  d.   how an individual should act when finding a helpless person in great need.  
  6.What code of ethics holds that one should make decisions that promise to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people?  
  a.   The principle of justice  
  b.   The categorical imperative  
  c.   The principle of individual rights  
  d.   The principle of utilitarianism  
  7.People who blow the whistle at work are protected by a fedeal law called the:  
  a.   Civil Rights Act of 1964.  
  b.   Americans with Disabilities Act.  
  c.   Whistleblower Protection Act.  
  d.   U.S. Constitution.  
  8.In stakeholder social responsibility, a company is responsible to everyone it interacts with as a business, who are also known as its:  
  a.   customers.  
  b.   employees.  
  c.   board members.  
  d.   stakeholders.  
  9.The perception that "business" and "ethics" hardly belong in the same sentence is based on three misunderstandings. Which choice below is NOT one of the misunderstandings?  
  a.   Profit and morality do not mix.  
  b.   All ethical problems have simple solutions.  
  c.   All cultures have the same ethical standards.  
  d.   Ethics is simply a matter of complying with a set of rules and regulations.  
  10.Ethical issues are:  
  a.   the same as legal issues.  
  b.   usually a problem only in small companies.  
  c.   usually a problem only in large corporations.  
  d.   relevant to everyone in business.  







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