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BUS 311 Week 1 Quiz Chapter 002

  1. The development of technology has introduced a burgeoning array of ethical questions.

Ans: True

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

  1. Technological developments have created new ethical problems.

Ans: True

BT: Knowledge

PO: 1

  1. Ethics takes a more philosophical approach in determining what is good or bad.

Ans: True

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

  1. Ethics concern behavior that is judged by society.

Ans: False

BT: Knowledge

PO: 2

  1. There is only one kind of valueindividual value.

Ans: False

BT: Knowledge

PO: 3

  1. Values can vary from one individual to another.

Ans: True

BT: Knowledge

PO: 3

  1. An individual's values are significantly influenced by those held in the groups to which he or she belongs.

Ans: True

BT: Knowledge

PO: 3

  1. Ethical issues are seldom multifaceted.

Ans: False

BT: Analysis

PO: 4

  1. Businesses concerned with ethics usually focus on their corporate responsibility and the development of codes of conduct.

Ans: True

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

  1. Credo is a term that is used to describe unethical behavior.

Ans: False

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

  1. A corporate code of ethics is a set of guidelines limited to corporate management.

Ans: False

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

  1. It is not possible for a code to make clear what a company expects of its personnel in terms of the ethical dimensions of corporate policies and actions.

Ans: False

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

  1. Educational institutions have responded to the increased need to examine ethics by adding courses, workshops and programs, and have expanded the study of ethics in existing courses.

Ans: True

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

  1. Trade associations are against developing guidelines for ethical business practices for their diverse memberships.

Ans: False

BT: Knowledge

PO: 5

  1. A whistleblower is one who calls attention to unpleasant conditions at the workplace.

Ans: False

BT: Knowledge

PO: 6

  1. The fact that the Enron and Arthur Andersen case dominated the media and resulted in numerous congressional investigations showed the widespread concern with:

A. ethical behavior in business.

B. the enforcement of law.

C. the power of the government.

D. the role of educational institutions in the field of ethics.

  1. The Sarbanes-Oxley statute established a board to oversee accounting practices in (the):

A. United States.

B. Netherlands.

C. United Kingdom.

D. Australia.

  1. Ethical issues involving Internet and computer technology also have prompted people to consider ethical issues such as:

A. privacy.

B. governance.

C. discrimination.

D. apartheid.

  1. Today's business professionals involved in global markets are sometimes faced with ethical predicaments, because of different:

A. modes of transport.

B. languages.

C. standards of ethics.

D. values of money.

  1. Beliefs and standards that are considered to be worthwhile are known as:

A. values.

B. morals.

C. ethics.

D. discretions.

  1. Ethical theories and moral standards are derived from:

A. law.

B. religion.

C. values.

D. codes.

  1. All of the following are the influencing factors on both group values and individual values, EXCEPT:

A. religion.

B. wealth.

C. traditions.

D. customs.

  1. A larger culture has a certain genre of values that are different from the values held by employees of a corporation or department within a company, or what may be known as a:

A. macro-culture.

B. subculture.

C. para-culture.

D. cross-culture.

  1. Governments may impose on individuals a set of duties known as:

A. legal mandates.

B. ethical considerations.

C. legal imperatives.

D. national imperatives.

  1. A distinction between law and ethics is that legal mandates are usually more:

A. flexible.

B. precise.

C. obscure.

D. flawed.

  1. The actions of corporations that are intended to demonstrate their wish to behave responsively take many forms and are conducted under the banner of:

A. corporate liability.

B. national mandate.

C. patriotic duties.

D. corporate responsibility.

  1. Code of ethics is also known as:

A. kudo.

B. credo.

C. an epilogue.

D. quantum.

  1. A __ makes clear that the company expects its personnel to recognize the ethical dimensions of corporate policies and actions.

A. rule

B. regulation

C. code

D. social action

  1. Some firms or industries have established a code of ethics, sometimes called a "credo." The objective of a code of ethics is to:

A. specify the principles of ethical behavior expected of its employees.

B. set down the principles to be followed in dealing with government agencies.

C. establish guidelines in dealing with suppliers.

D. establish rules for management to follow in dealing with employee grievances.

  1. Which of the following activities are not under the direct purview of governmental bodies?

A. Legislation concerning fair labor practices.

B. Consumer protection.

C. Protection of the environment.

D. Supervision of small businesses.

  1. Incentives for corporations to act more ethically are provided by:

A. Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

B. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

C. Civil Rights Act.

D. Federal Indictments Act.

  1. American firms are prohibited from bribing foreign officials under the:

A. Federal Indictments Act.

B. Civil Rights Act.

C. Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

D. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  1. All of the following are examples of self-regulatory standards of conduct created by trade associations, EXCEPT:

A. telephone marketing.

B. billboard marketing.

C. marketing to children.

D. sweepstakes.

  1. The threat of legal prosecution and penalties:

A. does not eliminate all unethical practices.

B. helps to eliminate all unethical practices.

C. has caused an increase in unethical practices.

D. does not make any impact on unethical practices.

  1. Sometimes, the driving force for reform may be the individual:

A. ethic guru.

B. quality assuror.

C. whistleblower.

D. protagonist.

  1. A person who reveals to a governmental authority, or to news media, confidential information regarding some wrong doing or conduct that he or she regards as unethical is called a(n):

A. whistleblower.

B. ethic guru.

C. quality assuror.

D. protagonist.

  1. The whistleblower may be confronted with an ethical:

A. practice.

B. observation.

C. quantum.

D. dilemma.

  1. The federal government and many states have statutes that protect whistleblowers from:

A. retaliation.

B. rebuke.

C. appraisal.

D. indictments.

  1. The usual motivation behind whistleblowing is the outrage to a person's sense of:

A. knowledge.

B. self-esteem.

C. ethics.

D. confidence.

  1. Ethical beliefs are the foundation of many of our:

A. reports.

B. laws.

C. books.

D. religious practices.

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