Business Quiz: Ethical Behavior And Social Responsibility

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Chapter 4 quiz from the Understanding Business text book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Ethical behavior covers a ____ range of conduct than does legal behavior.
    • A. 

      Wider

    • B. 

      More narrow

    • C. 

      Smaller

    • D. 

      Less demanding

  • 2. 
    Which of the following reflects the desire of a manager to achieve a "win-win" relationship in dealing with others?
    • A. 

      Is it legal?

    • B. 

      Is it balanced?

    • C. 

      How will it make me feel about myself?

    • D. 

      How can I benefit at the expense of others?

  • 3. 
    An ethical dilemma describes a situation where you must:
    • A. 

      Treat someone unfairly

    • B. 

      Choose between qually unsatisfactory alternatives

    • C. 

      Choose between a correct and an incorrect option

    • D. 

      Balance the concerns of profit and legality

  • 4. 
    When the actions of management appear indifferent or insensitive to ethical concerns, the likely results would include:
    • A. 

      Reduced employee turnover

    • B. 

      Improved manager morale

    • C. 

      Reduced lawsuits

    • D. 

      Mistrust between workers and management

  • 5. 
    With respect to business ethics, it can be said that "it takes two to tango." This indicated that:
    • A. 

      Dancing around issues should be part of a firm's code of ethics

    • B. 

      An individual's behavior is influenced by the behavior of others

    • C. 

      Personal ethics begin at home

    • D. 

      Management is insensitive to ethical issues

  • 6. 
    A(n) ______-based ethics code emphasizes the prevention of unlawful behavior by penalizing wrongdoers.
    • A. 

      Legal

    • B. 

      Responsibility

    • C. 

      Compliance

    • D. 

      Integrity

  • 7. 
    In an effort to help employees resis the pressure to make an unethical decision, the Johnston Petroleum Company has communicated their code of ethics statement to outsiders. Suppliers, subcontractors, distributors, and customers have been told of the firm's core values. This approach is consistent with:
    • A. 

      An integrity-based ethics code

    • B. 

      A compliance-based ethics code

    • C. 

      Government regulatory mandates

    • D. 

      Corporate philanthropy

  • 8. 
    When it comes to social responsibility, some people feel that before you can do good, you must do well. This reflects a firm's responsibility to their:
    • A. 

      Customers

    • B. 

      Investors

    • C. 

      Employees

    • D. 

      Society

  • 9. 
    An important point to be made in the discussion of corporate ethics is:
    • A. 

      "when in Rome, do as the Romans"

    • B. 

      Follow the laws of the community

    • C. 

      The appearance of wrongdoing can be harmful

    • D. 

      This is a trendy fad that won't last long

  • 10. 
    Several outside groups monitor the Metro Chemical Corporation to see how well the firm enforces their ethical and social responsibility policies. Who of the following would not be likely to be among the "watchdog" groups?
    • A. 

      The financial officer of a church with funds invested in the chemical company

    • B. 

      An anti-government radical with intentions of overthrowing the establishment

    • C. 

      A student in environmental engineering attending a local college

    • D. 

      The president of the union representing the workers at the chemical company

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