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Question 1 If you work in a business, which of the following is certain to happen to

you?

You will lose your job to foreign competition

You will have to sell products abroad

You will use imported tools or materials

You will be required to learn a foreign language

Question 2 Globalization includes

A breakdown of the nation state

The control of the world’s resources by an international conspiracy (the “New World Order”)

Religious fundamentalism in the Middle East

The obsolescence of maps, because it’s all one world

The control of all nations’ armies by the United Nations

Question 3 Which of the following is a threat to the nation-state?

Refugees and undocumented immigration

Terrorist movements

Unregulated flows of capital

Corruption

All of the above are threats to the nation-state

Question 4 Environmental degradation is a serious international problem because…

Environmental catastrophes can be sources of political instability

Treehuggers have taken over the United Nations

Loss of wetlands results in the displacement of political elite

Nations lose their manufacturing base

Environmental degradation leads to rapid population growth

Question 5 Which of the following is the best definition of culture?

A lifestyle

A set of rules

A learned system of shared understandings

Music

Arts and literature

Question 6 Which of the following is NOT affected by a peoples’ culture?

The types of food they prefer

Their blood type

Their average adult weight

Their community’s crime rate

Their incidence of mortality from different diseases (such as lung cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS)

Question 7 Calvinism

No longer has much effect in our society

Is a theology preached by the 18th century Dutch theologian Calvin Defoe

States that whether one’s soul goes to heaven or Hell is predestined

Is different from Hobbesism

Is practiced by the Hindu religion

Question 8

  1. In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber


Examined how religion is undermined by capitalism

Stated that only Protestants could be true capitalists

Argued that religious ideas led to rapid economic growth in the 17th century

Showed how capitalism is sinful in the Christian religion.

None of the above

Question 9 Thomas Friedman’s concept of the “golden straitjacket” refers so

Restrictions placed by the World Trade Organization on national economies

Labor agreements in German industry

The restrictions placed on American executives

Labor agreements in leading industries

All of the above

Question 10 A consequence of this for emerging economies such as Argentina and Chile is

Increased foreign investment

Mass starvation

Rapid industrialization

Higher levels of education

Capital flight

Question 11 Which of the following is an example of a regional state?

The United States

Singapore

Australia

Japan

France

Question 12 The pattern in which status is determined at birth and never changes is called

Achievement

Ascription

Particularism

Favoritism

Unconstitutional

Question 13 Which of the following is an example of this (answer to the previous question)

Traditional European status groups or estates

The American class system

Rank in a Japanese company

University degrees at Wayne State

Culture

Question 14 A good that exists primarily for exchange and not for consumption is considered a

Public good

Commodity

Capital investment

Raw material

Speculative investment

Question 15 "Common-pool resources" are those goods which

Can be individually appropriated

Are subtractable but not exclusively appropriated

Are no longer important in an industrial economy

Cannot be individually appropriated, but are easily shared

Question 16 An example of a common-pool resource is

A factory

A fishery

A university

A hospital

A highway

Question 17 "Rent-seeking" consists of

Efforts to gain income from past investments without additional labor

Finding tenants for an apartment

Sharing services such as AirBnB

Operating a brokerage

Exploiting natural resources

Question 18 Which of the following are part of the "knowledge economy?"

Patents and trademarks

Brand identities

Designs

All of the above are part of the knowledge economy

None of the above are part of the knowledge economy

Question 19 A corporation goes out of its way to make its employees and customers feel a sense of identity and belonging with the company. This is an example of a

Public relations maneuver

Culture of command

Culture of resistance

Managerial brainwashing

Culture of inclusion

Question 20 At a major automaker, assembly-line workers occasionally talked about "homers" -- parts that they smuggled home from the line to repair or rebuild their own cars. This is an example of

Grand theft auto

Breakdown of corporate harmony

Culture of resistance

Sabotage

Question 21 The video "Heart of the Nation" compared American schools with German and Japanese schools according to several criteria. Which of the following was not one of these?

Relationships with parents

Relationships with local industry

Relationships with government

Relationships among students

Prestige of teachers

Question 22 Which of the following is most obviously a benefit of a strong corporate culture?

A high degree of individualism and freedom among employees

Worldly sophistication, and an ability to understand business in other nations

A strong attachment to the company by employees

Good employee benefits such as sick days, pension plans, and the like

Question 23 The concept that the same rules should apply in all situations is known as

Universalism

Particularism

Individualism

Legalism

Communism

Question 24 Around the world, many peoples react to globalization by forming small, exclusive groups, whether survivalist groups or militias. These are examples of

Religious fanaticism

Communalization

Ignorance

Cultural particularism

Cosmopolitanism

Question 25 The customs of human societies differ in many respects. Which of the following is not one of these differences?

Human societies differ in their mating practices, with some emphasizing strict monogamy, and others permitting multiple spouses.

Human societies differ in their food preferences, with various societies eating insects, spiders, dogs, snakes, rotted meat, fungi, and other tasty morsels.

Human societies differ in their capacity to know right from wrong, with some societies having no morals.

Human societies differ in their concepts of right and wrong, with some societies permitting cannibalism, marriage of cousins, burning of widows, stoning of adulterers, and infanticide (killing infants).

Human societies differ in their concepts of kinship and descent, with some societies claiming kinship with frogs, eagles, and other animals.

Question 26 Globalization includes

Increased mobility of labor, goods, and capital

Increased flow of information

Declining national barriers

Increasing competition

All of the above

Question 27 Economic revolutions often follow technological revolutions. To which technological breakthrough does Greider, in One World Ready or Not attribute the beginnings of contemporary globalization?

The steam engine

Nuclear power

The microchip

The airplane

Mass production

Question 28 “Cultural relativism” means

There are no standards of right or wrong

Deep down, every culture around the world is the same as every other

No culture has an absolute criterion for judging the activities of another culture

Cultures must be judged by relative and flexible standards

Culture really doesn’t have that much impact on behavior, because it is all relative

Question 29 Which of the following is an example of an occupational cultural trait?

Corporate loyalty at different companies

Accountants’ emphasis on exactness

American individualism

The Harley-Davidson brand

Question 30 Organizational cultures consist of

A dominant organizational culture

Nested subcultures

Regional cultures

Professional cultures

All of the above

Question 31 In the view of Thomas Friedman, under globalization one finds

Greater prosperity

Environmental disasters

Triumph of free market capitalism

Massive instability

All of the above

Question 32 One of the dilemmas of any culture is universalism vs. particularism. This refers to

Understanding particular details about the universe

Having greater or lesser degrees of inequality in the social order

Everyone being equal

Focus on groups and group membership

Judging everyone by the same standard

Question 33 State formations are found at different levels of size and integration. Which of the following is an example of a city state?

Russia

The United States

Michigan

Singapore

France

Question 34 Continental states are divided by many different forms of diversity, including diversity of all of the following except

Language

Nationality

Borders

Religion

Ethnicity and customs

Question 35 Which of the following is NOT a dimension of variation in corporate cultures?

Weak v. strong

Low risk v. high risk

Moral v. immoral

Intense v. diffuse communication

Masculine v. feminine

Question 36 You are having a meeting with an executive in a Latin American nation, and he is constantly being interrupted by phone calls, people stopping in to say hello, and a TV playing in the background. You conclude that this person’s cultural style is

Polychronic

Rude and inconsiderate

Over-extended

Very strange

Polytheistic

Question 37 You have some close associates with whom you’ve worked for many years and know and understand each other well enough that you can complete each others’ sentences. An observer would characterize your communication style as

Multi-tasking

Multi-threaded

Adolescent

High context

Low context

Question 38 From our reading in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, one could conclude that Max Weber

Considered religion to be the basis of all economic activity

Thought that business corrupted religion

Thought that religion created a moral foundation for business

Thought that the “spirit” of capitalism was more important than its economic foundation

Agreed with Karl Marx that capitalism was all about class conflict

Question 39 The capitalist economy is an expansive system, that expands into _______

Different geographic regions

Different parts of the community

Different needs and desires

Different areas of life

All of the above

Question 40 Cultures that contain a lot of diversity, resulting in awkward communication, are characterized as

Monosyllabic

Primitive

Question 1 If you work in a business, which of the following is certain to happen to you?

You will lose your job to foreign competition

You will have to sell products abroad

You will use imported tools or materials

You will be required to learn a foreign language

Question 2 Globalization includes

A breakdown of the nation state

The control of the world’s resources by an international conspiracy (the “New World Order”)

Religious fundamentalism in the Middle East

The obsolescence of maps, because it’s all one world

The control of all nations’ armies by the United Nations

Question 3 Which of the following is a threat to the nation-state?

Refugees and undocumented immigration

Terrorist movements

Unregulated flows of capital

Corruption

All of the above are threats to the nation-state

Question 4 Environmental degradation is a serious international problem because…

Environmental catastrophes can be sources of political instability

Treehuggers have taken over the United Nations

Loss of wetlands results in the displacement of political elite

Nations lose their manufacturing base

Environmental degradation leads to rapid population growth

Question 5 Which of the following is the best definition of culture?

A lifestyle

A set of rules

A learned system of shared understandings

Music

Arts and literature

Question 6 Which of the following is NOT affected by a peoples’ culture?

The types of food they prefer

Their blood type

Their average adult weight

Their community’s crime rate

Their incidence of mortality from different diseases (such as lung cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS)

Question 7 Calvinism

No longer has much effect in our society

Is a theology preached by the 18th century Dutch theologian Calvin Defoe

States that whether one’s soul goes to heaven or Hell is predestined

Is different from Hobbesism

Is practiced by the Hindu religion

Question 8

  1. In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber


Examined how religion is undermined by capitalism

Stated that only Protestants could be true capitalists

Argued that religious ideas led to rapid economic growth in the 17th century

Showed how capitalism is sinful in the Christian religion.

None of the above

Question 9 Thomas Friedman’s concept of the “golden straitjacket” refers so

Restrictions placed by the World Trade Organization on national economies

Labor agreements in German industry

The restrictions placed on American executives

Labor agreements in leading industries

All of the above

Question 10 A consequence of this for emerging economies such as Argentina and Chile is

Increased foreign investment

Mass starvation

Rapid industrialization

Higher levels of education

Capital flight

Question 11 Which of the following is an example of a regional state?

The United States

Singapore

Australia

Japan

France

Question 12 The pattern in which status is determined at birth and never changes is called

Achievement

Ascription

Particularism

Favoritism

Unconstitutional

Question 13 Which of the following is an example of this (answer to the previous question)

Traditional European status groups or estates

The American class system

Rank in a Japanese company

University degrees at Wayne State

Culture

Question 14 A good that exists primarily for exchange and not for consumption is considered a

Public good

Commodity

Capital investment

Raw material

Speculative investment

Question 15 "Common-pool resources" are those goods which

Can be individually appropriated

Are subtractable but not exclusively appropriated

Are no longer important in an industrial economy

Cannot be individually appropriated, but are easily shared

Question 16 An example of a common-pool resource is

A factory

A fishery

A university

A hospital

A highway

Question 17 "Rent-seeking" consists of

Efforts to gain income from past investments without additional labor

Finding tenants for an apartment

Sharing services such as AirBnB

Operating a brokerage

Exploiting natural resources

Question 18 Which of the following are part of the "knowledge economy?"

Patents and trademarks

Brand identities

Designs

All of the above are part of the knowledge economy

None of the above are part of the knowledge economy

Question 19 A corporation goes out of its way to make its employees and customers feel a sense of identity and belonging with the company. This is an example of a

Public relations maneuver

Culture of command

Culture of resistance

Managerial brainwashing

Culture of inclusion

Question 20 At a major automaker, assembly-line workers occasionally talked about "homers" -- parts that they smuggled home from the line to repair or rebuild their own cars. This is an example of

Grand theft auto

Breakdown of corporate harmony

Culture of resistance

Sabotage

Question 21 The video "Heart of the Nation" compared American schools with German and Japanese schools according to several criteria. Which of the following was not one of these?

Relationships with parents

Relationships with local industry

Relationships with government

Relationships among students

Prestige of teachers

Question 22 Which of the following is most obviously a benefit of a strong corporate culture?

A high degree of individualism and freedom among employees

Worldly sophistication, and an ability to understand business in other nations

A strong attachment to the company by employees

Good employee benefits such as sick days, pension plans, and the like

Question 23 The concept that the same rules should apply in all situations is known as

Universalism

Particularism

Individualism

Legalism

Communism

Question 24 Around the world, many peoples react to globalization by forming small, exclusive groups, whether survivalist groups or militias. These are examples of

Religious fanaticism

Communalization

Ignorance

Cultural particularism

Cosmopolitanism

Question 25 The customs of human societies differ in many respects. Which of the following is not one of these differences?

Human societies differ in their mating practices, with some emphasizing strict monogamy, and others permitting multiple spouses.

Human societies differ in their food preferences, with various societies eating insects, spiders, dogs, snakes, rotted meat, fungi, and other tasty morsels.

Human societies differ in their capacity to know right from wrong, with some societies having no morals.

Human societies differ in their concepts of right and wrong, with some societies permitting cannibalism, marriage of cousins, burning of widows, stoning of adulterers, and infanticide (killing infants).

Human societies differ in their concepts of kinship and descent, with some societies claiming kinship with frogs, eagles, and other animals.

Question 26 Globalization includes

Increased mobility of labor, goods, and capital

Increased flow of information

Declining national barriers

Increasing competition

All of the above

Question 27 Economic revolutions often follow technological revolutions. To which technological breakthrough does Greider, in One World Ready or Not attribute the beginnings of contemporary globalization?

The steam engine

Nuclear power

The microchip

The airplane

Mass production

Question 28 “Cultural relativism” means

There are no standards of right or wrong

Deep down, every culture around the world is the same as every other

No culture has an absolute criterion for judging the activities of another culture

Cultures must be judged by relative and flexible standards

Culture really doesn’t have that much impact on behavior, because it is all relative

Question 29 Which of the following is an example of an occupational cultural trait?

Corporate loyalty at different companies

Accountants’ emphasis on exactness

American individualism

The Harley-Davidson brand

Question 30 Organizational cultures consist of

A dominant organizational culture

Nested subcultures

Regional cultures

Professional cultures

All of the above

Question 31 In the view of Thomas Friedman, under globalization one finds

Greater prosperity

Environmental disasters

Triumph of free market capitalism

Massive instability

All of the above

Question 32 One of the dilemmas of any culture is universalism vs. particularism. This refers to

Understanding particular details about the universe

Having greater or lesser degrees of inequality in the social order

Everyone being equal

Focus on groups and group membership

Judging everyone by the same standard

Question 33 State formations are found at different levels of size and integration. Which of the following is an example of a city state?

Russia

The United States

Michigan

Singapore

France

Question 34 Continental states are divided by many different forms of diversity, including diversity of all of the following except

Language

Nationality

Borders

Religion

Ethnicity and customs

Question 35 Which of the following is NOT a dimension of variation in corporate cultures?

Weak v. strong

Low risk v. high risk

Moral v. immoral

Intense v. diffuse communication

Masculine v. feminine

Question 36 You are having a meeting with an executive in a Latin American nation, and he is constantly being interrupted by phone calls, people stopping in to say hello, and a TV playing in the background. You conclude that this person’s cultural style is

Polychronic

Rude and inconsiderate

Over-extended

Very strange

Polytheistic

Question 37 You have some close associates with whom you’ve worked for many years and know and understand each other well enough that you can complete each others’ sentences. An observer would characterize your communication style as

Multi-tasking

Multi-threaded

Adolescent

High context

Low context

Question 38 From our reading in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, one could conclude that Max Weber

Considered religion to be the basis of all economic activity

Thought that business corrupted religion

Thought that religion created a moral foundation for business

Thought that the “spirit” of capitalism was more important than its economic foundation

Agreed with Karl Marx that capitalism was all about class conflict

Question 39 The capitalist economy is an expansive system, that expands into _______

Different geographic regions

Different parts of the community

Different needs and desires

Different areas of life

All of the above

Question 40 Cultures that contain a lot of diversity, resulting in awkward communication, are characterized as

Monosyllabic

Primitive

Low context

Uneducated

Low context

Uneducated

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