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1. Which of the following statements is not true with respect to acid rain? 

 A) A primary source of acid rain is coal-fired utilities

 B) Acid rain occurs when carbon dioxide combines with water vapor in the atmosphere

 C) Acid rain is worse in some regions of the United States than others

 D) Acid rain degrades buildings

  

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2. Technology superpowers spawned the system of 

 A) platform-to-platform commerce.

 B) e-commerce.

 C) internet email exchange.

 D) all of the above.

 

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3. Which of the following is a good way for a business to express its commitment to corporate citizenship? 

 A) Community relations programs

 B) By behaving responsibly toward all its stakeholders

 C) By correcting problems associated with its operations

 D) All of the above

 

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4. In today's fast-paced economy: 

 A) courts have found that monopoly per se is illegal.

 B) innovation is declining in importance to antitrust regulators.

 C) regulators have increasingly promoted competition in order to foster technological innovation.

 D) the focus of most regulatory attention in antitrust is manufacturing industry.

 

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5. A good public relations program: 

 A) sends a constant stream of information to the company's stakeholders.

 B) is separate from the company's public affairs program to avoid conflicts of interest.

 C) should be primarily reactive, responding to issues as they arise.

 D) is necessary only for highly visible companies.

 

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6. The Institute for Corporate Ethics was created to: 

 A) guide managers when an ethical dilemma arises.

 B) provide assistance for developing ethics policies for organizations.

 C) develop and conduct training programs for senior managers.

 D) oversee ethics audits.

 

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7. 

Failure to understand the beliefs and expectations of stakeholders: 

 A) causes company's profits to increase in the short run.

 B) causes company's profits to decrease in the short run.

 C) causes the performance-expectations gap to grow larger.

 D) increases the chance of a corporate buy-out.

 

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8. What did General Mills do to integrate family considerations into its operations? 

 A) Established an on-site infant care center

 B) Established on-site health care services

 C) Offered exercise classes at the company's health and fitness center

 D) All of the above

 

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9. Public policy tools involve a combination of: 

 A) incentives and political favors.

 B) penalties and prison terms.

 C) incentives and penalties.

 D) political favors and prison terms.

 

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10. The phrase "Made in America" is associated with the regulation of: 

 A) imported products.

 B) exported products.

 C) human rights violations.

 D) World Health Organization standards.

 

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11. Bill Joy on Sun Microsystems' claims that by 2030 we are likely to be able to build machines: 

 A) a billion times as powerful as the personal computer today.

 B) a million times as powerful as the personal computer today.

 C) twice as powerful as the personal computer today.

 D) none of the above.

 

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12. Doctors estimate that motorists using cell phones are: 

 A) as safe as motorists who do not use cell phones.

 B) responsible for 6% of US auto accidents each year.

 C) ten times more likely to crash.

 D) more likely to contract ear infections.

 

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13. The "right to be heard" assures that consumers' interests will: 

 A) receive full and sympathetic consideration in the formulation of government policy.

 B) be protected against fraudulent or misleading information.

 C) be assured satisfactory quality and service at a fair price.

 D) be given all the facts to make an informed choice.

 

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14. According to the chapter, which of the following worms took the longest time to patch or prevent? 

 A) Sadmind

 B) Bugbear

 C) Sonic

 D) SQL Slammer

 

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15. In general, the common approach(es) for establishing a training program in ethics is (are): 

 A) on average, training was offered annually.

 B) training was offered primarily to the rank-and-file.

 C) lectures offered by a company trainer.

 D) both A and C, but not B.

 

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16. In the 2000 U.S. presidential election, the Teamsters: 

 A) exclusively supported Al Gore.

 B) mostly supported Al Gore, but gave some support to George Bush.

 C) exclusively supported George Bush.

 D) gave equal amounts to Al Gore and George Bush.

 

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17. According to Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems' chief scientist, the 21st century technologies: 

 A) are the safest and most human-friendly known to civilization.

 B) must be controlled by the companies that invest them to protect society.

 C) can be used for good if government and business work together.

 D) are so powerful they can spawn whole new classes of accidents and abuses.

 

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18. An effective public affairs function must: 

 A) build, develop, and maintain enduring stakeholder relationships.

 B) influence stakeholders through the use of information.

 C) implement grassroots managing techniques.

 D) all of the above.

 

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19. The Interactive Digital Software Association case exemplifies: 

 A) the idea that laws can not always define proper action.

 B) the idea that ethical principles are broader than laws.

 C) industries preempting legislation and voluntarily adopting ethically based practices.

 D) all of the above.

 

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20. An antitrust lawsuit against a firm cannot be initiated by: 

 A) another firm in the same industry.

 B) the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

 C) the Department of Commerce.

 D) the Federal Trade Commission.

 

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21. A social performance audit involves: 

 A) measuring a firm's corporate activities on an ideal socially responsible scale.

 B) comparing the resulting rating of a firm's actions against those of other, similar organizations.

 C) a corporate ratings approach.

 D) all of the above.

 

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22. A strong employer-employee relationship is central to: 

 A) achieving a corporation's goals of economic production.

 B) satisfying the wishes of those who contribute their skills and talents to the company.

 C) increasing the gross domestic product of a nation.

 D) both A and B, but not C.

 

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23. According to a 2005 study of 360 leading companies in the European Union and Scandinavia, which company was the only one that had a CEO from a minority group? 

 A) HP

 B) Vonage

 C) Vodafone

 D) Virgina

 

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24. According to Barlow v. A.P. Smith Manufacturing: 

  A) the law prohibited charitable contributions, at that time.

  B) charitable contributions were bad corporate investments for the short term.

  C) socially responsible actions must be approved by a majority of the firm's stockholders.

  D) socially responsible actions are an investment in the future, thus an allowable expense.

 

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25. Achieving international government control of privacy will be: 

  A) impossible.

  B) difficult.

  C) easily accomplished by 2010.

  D) left to consumer advocacy groups.

 

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26. Institutional investors are sometimes referred to as: 

  A) main Street investors.

  B) wall Street investors.

  C) inside investors.

  D) outside investors.

 

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27. Being open and honest is a: 

  A) blueprint for failure in dealing with the media.

  B) successful media strategy.

  C) risky strategy for business-media relations.

  D) acceptable if your firm owns a media company.

 

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28. Companies that cultivate a vision of sustainability must adopt sophisticated strategic planning techniques to: 

  A) increase the competitive advantage of other international organizations.

  B) detect the limited number of internal factors that influence the employee performance reviews.

  C) allow their top manager to assess the full range of the firm's effects on the environment.

  D) increase the number of government regulations that are passed to reduce pollution.

 

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29. Corporate citizenship activities can be considered important contributors to a reinforcing cycle through which global companies create all of the following except: 

  A) legitimacy.

  B) reputation.

  C) competitive advantage.

  D) loyalty.

 

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30. Foreign-owned corporations use foundations: 

  A) more frequently than U.S. firms.

  B) less frequently than U.S. firms.

  C) about as often as U.S. firms.

  D) only for setting up disaster relief.

 

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 31. Global audit social standards concentrate on: 

  A) internally focused economic benefits for the firm.

  B) externally focused social benefits for the environment.

  C) externally focused social benefits for key stakeholders.

  D) all of the above.

 

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32. Media training involves: 

  A) educating the media about how businesses operate.

  B) learning about the media industry's innovative marketing techniques.

  C) helping employees become more effective in dealing with the media.

  D) acquiring a degree or certificate in marketing studies.

 

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33. The Alliance for Digital Progress is a group representing: 

  A) public citizens targeting computer hackers.

  B) technology firms seeking government attention.

  C) scientists seeking less government invention.

  D) manufacturers of silicon chips from developing countries.

 

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34. The goal of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development is to encourage: 

  A) high standards of environmental management and to promote closer cooperation among businesses,governments, and other organizations.

  B) world political and business leaders to conserve the earth's biological resources, particularly in species-rich tropical forests.

  C) poorer countries to develop their economies in an environmentally sustainable way.

  D) cut CFC production and use by 50 percent by 2010.

 

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35. The instrumental argument says stakeholder management is: 

  A) a more realistic description of how companies really work.

  B) more effective as a corporate strategy.

  C) simply the right thing to do.

  D) determined by the amount of stock owned in the firm.

 

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36. The leading transnational corporation, with foreign assets totaling $258.9 billion is: 

  A) General Electric.

  B) Vodafone.

  C) General Motors.

  D) BP.

 

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37. The main responsibility of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is to: 

  A) set a uniform national speed limit.

  B) set airline safety standards.

  C) set motor vehicle safety standards.

  D) safeguard consumers from altered odometers.

 

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 38. Under the European Union's harmonization statutes, managers are specifically permitted to take into account the interests of: 

  A) customers.

  B) employees.

  C) creditors.

  D) all of the above.

 

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 39. Under the U.S. Corporate Sentencing Guidelines, if a firm has developed a strong ethics program, corporate executives found guilty of criminal activity may have their sentence: 

  A) increased.

  B) reduced.

  C) unaffected.

  D) decided by the company.

 

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40. What internal forces contribute to an increase in public affairs activities? 

  A) Less communication within an organization

  B) More experience dealing with significant change

  C) Increasing neglect of the organization's environment and strategies

  D) All of the above

 

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 41. When an employee believes their employer has done something that is wrong or harmful to the public, and he or she reports alleged organizational misconduct to the media, government, or high-level company officials, what has occurred? 

  A) Insider trading

  B) Hot-lining

  C) Whistle-blowing

  D) Snitching

 

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42. Which country has made the greatest progress in reducing its solid waste stream? 

  A) United Kingdom

  B) Germany

  C) Japan

  D) United States

 

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 43. Which is an example of a social and political reform that has led to the acceleration of globalization? 

  A) Economic sanctions against North Korea

  B) Efforts to deter drug trafficking from Columbia

  C) The fall of the Soviet Union

  D) The European Union's penalties against Microsoft for unfair competition

 

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44. Which of the following is not a driver of the Corporate Social Responsiveness phase of Corporate Social Responsibility? 

  A) Religious/ethnic beliefs

  B) Social unrest/protest

  C) Stakeholder pressures

  D) Public policy/government regulations

 

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45. Which of the following was not a moral value acknowledged by Aristotle? 

  A) Temperance

  B) Charity

  C) Justice

  D) Prudence

 

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46. Which of the following statements is not true of the Federal Trade Commission Act? 

  A) It was enacted in 1914

  B) It prohibits all unfair methods of competition

  C) It forbids all unfair and deceptive business practices, such as deceptive advertising

  D) It prohibits anti-competitive mergers

 

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47. Which of the following is a key feature of effective boards of directors? 

  A) Hold regular meetings without the CEO present

  B) Fill all important positions on the board with managers with insider knowledge of the firm

  C) Combine the duties of the board chairman and the chief executive

  D) Ensure that no outside members are included on the board

 

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48. Which of the following is (are) core rights of consumers? 

  A) The right to safety

  B) The right to be represented

  C) The right to purchase

  D) All of the above

 

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49. Which of the following statements are not true about the right to a safe and healthy workplace? 

  A) Over recent years no new categories of accidents or illnesses have emerged

  B) Extensive training and careful precautions are necessary to avoid accidents, injuries, and illness

  C) Many jobs are potentially hazardous to workers' safety and health

  D) Some occupations, such as drilling and mining, are particularly dangerous

 

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50. Who was quoted as saying, "We now face the ultimate management challenge, that of managing our own future as a species?" 

  A) Clarence Thomas

  B) Maurice Strong

  C) Strom Thurmond

  D) Bill Clinton

 

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