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Chapter 17 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Practice Test
  1.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.  
  2.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.  
  3.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.  
  4.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  
  5.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.  
  6.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.  
  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.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.  
  9.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.  
  10.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  







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