The Business And Professional Issues MCQ Test Quiz

48 Questions | Total Attempts: 23

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This is a multichoice test for Business and Professional Issues. The numbers are correct for the 2012 test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Discrimination?
    • A. 

      One person or groups treating others less favourably on grounds of personal characteristics

    • B. 

      A type of saying to dismiss people

  • 2. 
    Discrimination cannot discriminate on grounds such as:
    • A. 

      Sex/gender

    • B. 

      Race, colour, origin or nationality

    • C. 

      Disability

    • D. 

      Sexual orientation

    • E. 

      Religion

    • F. 

      Age

  • 3. 
    Discrimination occurs when one person is treated less favorably than another specifically because of their gender or age or race is: Eg.   a) A woman doing exactly the same job as a man, but is paid less.   b) A doctor refusing to treat a patient because he/she is not of the same race.   c) A company advertising for a “female” secretary.   d) Adverts including the words: young, mature, suitable only for “experience of over 20 years.”  
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Indirect

    • C. 

      Open

    • D. 

      Forced

  • 4. 
    Discrimination would occur if an advert used the following terms is: a) Applicant must be over a “certain size, eg. 1.80m” this has been deemed to be discriminating as women are generally smaller than men and thus this prevents them unfairly gaining employment. b) An employer cannot insist that all his employees work on Saturdays as some might regard that day as a holy day, etc.  
    • A. 

      Direct

    • B. 

      Indirect

    • C. 

      Open

    • D. 

      Forced

  • 5. 
    The Equal Pay Act, ____ and the Sex Discrimination Act ____ were designed to put a stop to most discriminatory action. 
    • A. 

      1970 & 1975

    • B. 

      1976 & 1988

    • C. 

      1990 & 1991

    • D. 

      2000 & 2003

  • 6. 
    You or the company (and if you join a company which doesn’t have a policy ensure that it shortly has one) should have a written anti-discrimination policy, which is well publicised, freely and easily available.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If you are head of the dept you should have a copy which you have read and understand and ensure that it is implemented.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A training programme for new and existing staff should be in place so that they are aware of the policy and its importance & an effective procedures’ policy should be in place.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What two acts say 'A disabled person must not be treated less favourably because of their disability unless you have justification. '
    • A. 

      Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

    • B. 

      Disability Discrimination Act 2003 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 1995

    • C. 

      Disability & Special Needs Act 2001

  • 10. 
    PERMANANENT EMPLOYEES USUALLY ARE EMPLOYED UNDER ______________
    • A. 

      CONTRACT OF SERVICE

    • B. 

      CONTRACT FOR SERVICES

  • 11. 
    CONTRACTORS USUALLY PROVIDE WORK UNDER A 
    • A. 

      CONTRACT FOR SERVICES

    • B. 

      CONTRACT OF SERVICE

  • 12. 
    What is the national minimum wage?
    • A. 

      £6.08 PH

    • B. 

      £7.28 PH

    • C. 

      £5.22 PH

    • D. 

      £4.98 PH

  • 13. 
    EMPLOYERS MUST
    • A. 

      KEEP EMPLOYEES’ PAY RECORDS FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS (PREFERABLY 6)

    • B. 

      RESPOND TO EMPLOYEE’S REQUEST FOR RECORDS WITHIN 14 DAYS, ELSE RISKS PAYOUT 80 TIMES THE NMW

    • C. 

      I/R CAN INSPECT, COPY AND DEMAND EXPLANATION FOR RECORDS.

  • 14. 
    THE EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT 1996, ALL EMPLOYEES OF ONE MONTH OR MORE MUST BE PROVIDED WITH A WRITTEN CONTRACT.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLY WITH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY RIGHTS. (EQUAL PAY ACT 1970).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    CONTRACT SHOULD BE GIVEN WITHIN ____ MONTHS OF WORKING (NB. MAKE SURE IT IS SIGNED BEFORE EMPLOYEE STARTS WORK.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 17. 
    Human Resources Claims can be lodged after employee has been with company for __ months.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      12

  • 18. 
    The IPR system protects:
    • A. 

      Ideas and concepts

    • B. 

      Embodiment of ideas

    • C. 

      Know how and trade secrets

  • 19. 
    A Patent is:
    • A. 

      A piece of paper

    • B. 

      A permission

    • C. 

      An exclusive right

  • 20. 
    A patent lasts a maximum of:
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      20 years

    • C. 

      25 years

  • 21. 
    A patentable invention must be:
    • A. 

      Not obvious

    • B. 

      Not known

    • C. 

      Not available

  • 22. 
    An invention is not patentable if it is:
    • A. 

      A scientific product

    • B. 

      A scientific process

    • C. 

      A scientific theory

  • 23. 
    To file a patent application costs:
    • A. 

      £0

    • B. 

      £10

    • C. 

      £100

  • 24. 
    If the patent is revoked it:
    • A. 

      No longer exists

    • B. 

      Never existed

    • C. 

      Will have to be changed

  • 25. 
    UK patents are granted to the inventor who is first to:
    • A. 

      File

    • B. 

      Invent

    • C. 

      Register