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Ethics and Social Responsibility Test

Completion
Complete each statement. Spelling Counts!
 

 1. 

In some cultures, including the United States, excessive gift giving is considered ____________________, which is unethical.
 

 

 2. 

When making business decisions, employees have an ethical obligation to act in the best interest of the ____________________.
 

 

 3. 

Businesses that follow ethical standards value ____________________ and honesty in employees.
 

 

 4. 

When a company does not have to compete, its productivity ____________________.
 

 

 5. 

In 1970, the U.S. government created the ________________________________________, which enforces rules that protect the environment and control pollution.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
ethics
f.
social responsibility
b.
business ethics
g.
principle
c.
code of ethics
h.
conduct
d.
sweatshop
i.
integrity
e.
conflict of interest
j.
benefit
 

 6. 

The duty to do what is best for the good of society
 

 7. 

Moral principles by which people conduct themselves personally, socially, or professionally
 

 8. 

Personal behavior
 

 9. 

A rule of conduct
 

 10. 

Set of guidelines for maintaining ethics in the workplace
 

 11. 

Rules based on moral principles about how businesses and employees ought to conduct themselves
 

 12. 

Conflict between self-interest and professional obligation
 

 13. 

Total honesty and sincerity
 

 14. 

A shop or factory in which workers are employed for long hours at low wages and under unhealthy conditions
 

 15. 

Something that does good to a person or thing
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 16. 

Which statement is most true?
a.
All businesses have the same ethical standards.
b.
Different businesses and industries have different ethical standards.
c.
Whatever it takes to win is a good business practice.
d.
Bribery is considered an ethical practice in some U.S. companies but not in others.
 

 17. 

Some firms limit the damage they do to the environment by
a.
using recycled or recyclable paper.
b.
using renewable energy sources.
c.
installing filtration systems to reduce air pollutants.
d.
any of the above
 

 18. 

Keeping inaccurate accounting records is
a.
a good business practice.
c.
unethical and legal.
b.
deceptive but not illegal.
d.
unethical and illegal.
 

 19. 

The following are examples of conflicts of interest except
a.
a principal hiring her husband to teach at her school.
b.
a judge hearing a case defended by his former law-firm partner.
c.
an elected official awarding a contract to his business partner.
d.
a business hiring an accounting firm to oversee record-keeping.
 

 20. 

Bribery occurs when gifts, money, or favors are offered
a.
in lieu of wages.
c.
instead of payment of taxes.
b.
to encourage business deals.
d.
as bonuses to managers.
 

 21. 

The best example of a sustainable development would be
a.
developing a new way to burn coal.
b.
drilling for oil in the ocean.
c.
manufacturing a new type of SUV.
d.
using recycled materials to build housing.
 

 22. 

OSHA stands for
a.
Occupational Safety Agency.
b.
Occupational Safety and Health Agency.
c.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
d.
Occupational Site and Health Administration.
 

 23. 

Unethical treatment of employees includes all of the following except
a.
rewarding good employees with salary incentives.
b.
treating employees unfairly.
c.
establishing no maternity leave policy.
d.
inadequately compensating employees.
 

 24. 

Which statement is most true?
a.
Women deserve more pay than men.
b.
Some men and women receive equal pay for equal work, but most do not.
c.
Men and women receive equal pay for equal work.
d.
Men deserve higher pay than women.
 

 25. 

A conflict of interest is a conflict between self-interest and
a.
professional obligation.
c.
a personal obligation.
b.
unfair practices.
d.
another person’s self-interest.
 

 26. 

Most businesses are committed to
a.
treating employees fairly.
b.
providing safe products.
c.
being truthful about their financial situation.
d.
all of the above
 

 27. 

The federal agency that enforces the laws that protect consumers from dangerous or falsely advertised products is known by the acronym
a.
OSHA.
c.
FDA.
b.
CPSC.
d.
FCC.
 

 28. 

An example of an ethical business practice would be
a.
keeping accurate financial records.
b.
requiring employees to work on holidays.
c.
not paying overtime to workers.
d.
false advertising.
 



 
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