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Chapter 17 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Practice Test
  1.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.  
  2.Which codes of ethics focuses on human rights and the dignity of individuals?  
  a.   The principle of justice  
  b.   The categorical imperative  
  c.   The principle of individual rights  
  d.   The principle of utilitarianism  
  3.Just like the larger issue of ethics in general, social responsibility contains:  
  a.   a lot of gray areas and difficult choices.  
  b.   legal "teeth."  
  c.   religious decisions.  
  d.   simple decisions about right and wrong.  
  4.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.  
  5.Putting ethical standards to work in all areas of the global community in which you live is called:  
  a.   global responsibility.  
  b.   kickbacking.  
  c.   social responsibility.  
  d.   fiscal responsibility.  
  6.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.  
  7.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.  
  8.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.  
  9.Which of the following is the best definition of ethics?  
  a.   Morality and consequences of actions  
  b.   Standards of conduct and morals in a society that express its concept of right and wrong  
  c.   The methods of getting what you want from and for other members of your society  
  d.   Behavior in your society that may or may not be rationalized  
  10.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.  







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