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The Volkswagen Scandal

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The Volkswagen Scandal

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  • 1. 
    VW Scandal Lesson Plan Outline with Key Words, Discussion Questions, and References
  • 2. 
    VW Scandal PowerPoint Video
  • 3. 
    What is an emission test?
    • A. 

      A test that test how good the brakes are on a motor vehicle.

    • B. 

      A test that checks the levels of hazardous materials that escape from a motor vehicle with a combustion engine.

    • C. 

      A test that test how many miles per gallon a motor vehicle uses when driving.

    • D. 

      A test that checks for the proper air pressure in a motr vehicle.

  • 4. 
    All cars required to take an emissions test must pass the test to be eligible for driving.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    There are only a few states in the U.S. that require emission testing of automobiles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What agency is responsible for setting the emission standards in the United States?
    • A. 

      IRS

    • B. 

      FDA

    • C. 

      EPA

    • D. 

      USDA

  • 7. 
    What test did Volkswagen have to cheat to pass?
    • A. 

      Emission

    • B. 

      Mileage

    • C. 

      Crash

    • D. 

      Software

  • 8. 
    Which type of engine did Volkswagen need to commit the fraud to pass the emission test?
    • A. 

      Hybrid

    • B. 

      Electric

    • C. 

      Gasoline

    • D. 

      Diesel

  • 9. 
    The auto maker Volkswagen admitted that it intentionally installed equipment that caused the engine to switch to a cleaner mode during official emissions testing. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What benefit did Volkswagen cars have by having the higher emission output?
    • A. 

      Lower gas milage

    • B. 

      Better gas milage

    • C. 

      Better performance

    • D. 

      Lower performance

    • E. 

      B and C

    • F. 

      A and D

  • 11. 
    The fix to lower the emission output will not affect the mileage or cars performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    How many vehicles worldwide are estimated to be affected by the fraud?
    • A. 

      11 million

    • B. 

      25 million

    • C. 

      Not sure

    • D. 

      500,000

  • 13. 
    How many vehicles are estimated to be affected in the United States?
    • A. 

      11 million

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      500,000

    • D. 

      Not sure

  • 14. 
    According to the EPA what is the estimated amount in penalties VW may have to pay?
    • A. 

      7 million

    • B. 

      10 million

    • C. 

      18 million

    • D. 

      No penalties will apply since the issue is not related to safety.

  • 15. 
    Criminal charges may also be filed against Volkswagen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The fraud that VW comitted violated what United States law?
    • A. 

      Fair trade Act

    • B. 

      Automobile car safety act

    • C. 

      Clean Emissions Act

    • D. 

      Clean Air Act

  • 17. 
    An important part of the fraud VW committed is related to the fact that:
    • A. 

      VW advertised they did not cheat on emission test like other automakers.

    • B. 

      VW heavily advertised how clean their diesel engines are.

    • C. 

      VW mislead people on the price of their diesel cars.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 18. 
    According to Michael Horn the CEO of Volkswagen:
    • A. 

      The cheating was not an executive decision and was done by software engineers who work for the company.

    • B. 

      The cheating was an executive decision and a mistake.

    • C. 

      The Board of Directors knew about the cheating.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 19. 
    Volkswagen is a well established company and its stock has not been affected by the scandal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The recall as a result of the scandal will be the largest in automobile history.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    According to the CEO of Volkswagen:
    • A. 

      They will never recover from this scandal and may have to close down.

    • B. 

      They will recover from the scandal in 2 to 3 years.

    • C. 

      It will take a decade to recover from the scandal.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 22. 
    What can owners of the affected vehicles do as a result of the scandal?
    • A. 

      Nothing until VW comes up with a solution to the problem.

    • B. 

      Take legal action against VW.

    • C. 

      Trade in their car for a new VW vehicle.

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A,B, and C