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Chapter 17 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Practice Test
  1.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.  
  2.Which of the following statements about bribery and kickbacks is true?  
  a.   In some African countries, age-old traditions require bribery and kickbacks.  
  b.   Bribery and kickbacks are never used in European countries.  
  c.   Bribery and kickbacks are never used in the U.S.  
  d.   In all Latin American countries, bribery and kickbacks are required.  
  3.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.  
  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.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  
  6.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  
  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.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.  
  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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