PRACTICE TEST ONE - Practice Test for Block 1 and Block 2...

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Practice Test for Block 1 and Block 2 - Answers 1. The ethical judgment stage of ethical decision-making is subject to many external influences. Those discussed in this course include all of the following EXCEPT: a. Cognitive bias b. Individual differences c. Group and organizational pressures d. Organizational culture e. Your compensation level in the organization 2. The first stage of the ethical decision-making process is moral awareness. Which of the following was identified in your course as one of the “triggers” for moral awareness? a. The situation fits well within an ethical theory b. Moral language is used c. The proposed solution violates company policy d. Outside interest groups object to the decision e. The financial cost is unusually high 3. Which of the following should you do FIRST when confronted by an ethical issue? a. Call an attorney for legal advice b. Consult your immediate supervisor for guidance c. Gather the facts d. Check your gut e. Identify the consequences associated with various options 4. The definition of ethics in the text refers to: a. Compliance with the law b. Rights and obligations c. Duties and principles d. Norms and standards of conduct e. None of the above 5. With respect to business decisions, the law represents: a. The minimum norms and standards of business conduct b. The final definition of what is ethical c. Suggestions for moral and ethical behavior d. Only rules having to do with financial fraud, bribery, and discrimination e. A body of rules that includes all recognized ethical principles 6. Charlie is tempted to cheat on his expense account. But his boss has repeatedly complimented him on his ethical behavior, and he knows that his boss has high expectations of his integrity. Therefore, he decides not to pad the account. This is an example of: a. Illusion of control b. Illusion of optimism c. The Pygmalion effect d. Deindividuation e. Diffusion of responsibility 1
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7. Which of the following is likely to create an organizational culture that encourages unethical behavior? a. Setting goals that are unrealistically high b. Having a system of reward and punishment that fails to punish unethical behavior c. Having many layers in a rigid organizational hierarchy that takes responsibility away from individuals d. Answers (b) and (c) e. Answers (a), (b) and (c) 8. Which of the following is/are NOT a factor that tends to lead to diffusion of responsibility? a.
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course BUSINESS IDS301 taught by Professor O'byrne during the Spring '09 term at San Diego State.

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PRACTICE TEST ONE - Practice Test for Block 1 and Block 2...

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