Business Ethics MCQs

Business Ethics MCQs

Our team has conducted extensive research to compile a set of Business Ethics MCQs. We encourage you to test your Business Ethics knowledge by answering these # multiple-choice questions provided below.
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1: Technology has ________ ethical issues.

A.   Expanded the range of

B.   Reduced the range of

C.   Made little difference on the range of

D.   Made a little difference on the range of

2: ____ is the process of moving an organization toward its vision.

A.   Transference

B.   Avoidance

C.   Strategic planning

D.   Mitigation

3: Auditors are considered the ______________ for the stakeholders.

A.   Influencers

B.   Decision makers

C.   Gatekeepers

D.   Specifiers

4: _____ are internet-based companies specializing in securing the electronic transfer of funds.

A.   Leverage ratio

B.   Spyware

C.   Cybermediary

D.   Efficiency

5: _____ are marketing intermediaries that sell directly to final consumers.

A.   Retailers

B.   Profitability

C.   Prestige pricing

D.   Inventories

6: A service pack ____

A.   Requires a service call to a technician

B.   Updates the services your computer performs

C.   Provides updates to the operating system

D.   Repairs and fixes the hardware

7: An increase in quantity supplied is represented by _____.

A.   A shift to the left of supply curve

B.   An upward movement along the supply curve.

C.   A downward movement along the supply curve.

D.   A shift to the right of the supply curve

8: A(n) _______ requires an individual to choose among several actions that have negative outcomes.

A.   Problem

B.   Situation

C.   Opportunity

D.   All of the above

9: Stakeholder assessment is an important part of a ______________ approach to environmental issues.

A.   Low-commitment

B.   Medium-commitment

C.   High-commitment

D.   Hands-off

E.   Hands-on

10: Price controls can cause _____.

A.   Shortages

B.   Efficiency

C.   Equilibrium prices

11: Ethical constraints allow companies to ______.

A.   Give employees bonuses

B.   Show employees trust

C.   Fire employees easily

D.   Excuse employee behavior

12: Bad ethics can ________ strategic plans.

A.   Erail all but the best

B.   Derail even the best

C.   Derail only poorly-intentioned

D.   Derail only ill-conceived

E.   Never affect

13: A(n) _____ is a social responsiveness strategy in which a company does less than society expects.

A.   Reactive

B.   Defensive

C.   Accommodative

D.   Proaction

14: _____ have been found to decrease unethical practices and increase positive work behavior.

A.   Good personal values

B.   High levels of community involvement

C.   Charismatic leaders

D.   Strong religious beliefs

15: The false claims act was enacted during _____.

A.   The U.S. Civil War

B.   Certificate of incorporation

C.   Mission statement

D.   Code of conduct

16: _____ tie(s) an organization?s product(s) directly to a social concern through a marketing program.

A.   Strategic marketing

B.   Cause-related marketing

C.   Business ethics

D.   Strategic philanthropy

17: Positive abstractions that capture our sense of what is good or desirable are ______.

A.   Ethical ideas

B.   Values

C.   Conscience demands

D.   Desirable principles

18: Companies that _____ will most likely be found in violation of procompetitive legislation.

A.   Pollute waterways

B.   Knowingly harm consumers

C.   Contract with sweatshops

D.   Establish monopolies

19: According to the _____ ethics tradition, people act out of habit than out of deliberations.

A.   Kantian

B.   Virtue,.

C.   Utilitarian,.

D.   Principle-based.

20: According to the tradition of theoretical reason, _____ is the great arbiter of truth.

A.   Science

B.   Religion

C.   Customs

D.   Norms

21: We describe charitable donations by corporations to nonprofit organizations as ________.

A.   Corporate philanthropy

B.   Each of us

C.   Engaged in illegal business manner

D.   Corporate social initiatives

22: Among retail stores, _____ is a larger problem than customer shoplifting.

A.   Internal employee theft

B.   Collusion

C.   Increased sales

D.   Misuse of company resources

23: Individuals who report unethical practices by their employer to outsiders are known as ________.

A.   Stakeholders.

B.   Whistleblowers.

C.   Moral relativists.

D.   Retaliators.

24: ____ is (are) most likely to improve ethical behavior in a marketing organization.

A.   Hiring goal-directed employees

B.   Allowing employees to follow their own ethical standards

C.   Encouraging employees to identify ethical issues and to decide what is right

D.   Obeying the law and accepting all other behavior

25: Various persons or groups with a legitimate interest in a company's actions are called ____.

A.   Shareholder model

B.   Stakeholder model

C.   Stakeholders

D.   Ethical climate

26: _____ believe that no one thing is intrinsically good.

A.   Hedonists

B.   Pluralists

C.   Relativists

D.   Deontologists

E.   Teleologists.

F.   Pluralists.

27: _____ law defines the rights and duties of individuals and organizations (including businesses).

A.   Civil

B.   Criminal

C.   Competitive

D.   Administrative

28: A u.s. business that provides on-site childcare facilities for employees is ________.

A.   Being socially responsive

B.   Fulfilling its social obligations

C.   Adopting social screening

D.   Practicing green management

29: The _____ model is founded in classic economic precepts.

A.   Economic

B.   Shareholder

C.   Stakeholder

D.   Board

E.   ISO

30: The textile industry has faced serious ethical issues recently due to the ____ in _____.

A.   Factory disasters; Bangladesh.

B.   Conduct a corporate social audit

C.   Creating local competition

D.   The creation of the League of Nations

31: _____ is an important element of virtue and means being whole, sound, and in unimpaired condition.

A.   Altruism

B.   Morality

C.   Integrity

D.   Autonomy

32: If your coworker is making a quick private call, you should ______.

A.   Respect

B.   Ignore them, so you can concentrate on your work

C.   Take care to be thoughtful about your coworker's needs

D.   All of the this

33: All of the following are types of details except __________. spatial facts examples anecdotes

A.   Spatial

B.   Facts

C.   Examples

D.   Anecdotes

34: _____ tie(s) an organizations product(s) directly to a social concern through a marketing program.

A.   Voluntary contributions

B.   Cause-related marketing

C.   Strategic philanthropy

D.   Corporate giving

E.   Employee benefits

35: _____________ is a serious breach that results in harm to clients and is therefore unethical.

A.   A slippery slope

B.   A dual relationship

C.   A boundary violation

36: Ethics codes are _____________ for exercising ethical responsibility.

A.   Identifying the problem or delemma

B.   Necessary, but not sufficient

C.   Reading and reflecting on the standards.

D.   Their professional judgement

E.   Reactive rather than proactive

37: ________ is most likely to be outsourced to the lowest bidder.

A.   Ability to experiment

B.   Routine skill

C.   Ability to collaborate

D.   Abstract

38: _____ are used to subdivide duties within functional areas of a company.

A.   .Work groups

B.   Individuals

C.   Experts

D.   Consultants

E.   Committees.

39: ______ is a certification program that recognizes sustainable building practices and strategies.

A.   Brundtland Report

B.   WasteWise


D.   Kyoto Protocol

E.   Cancun Package

40: A high concern for people but minimal concern for performance can best describe the _____ culture.

A.   Integrative

B.   Caring

C.   Reward power.

D.   Work groups

41: The _____ of 2002 incorporates the "comply or else" approach to corporate governance.

A.   Gramm-leach-bliley Act

B.   Sarbanes-Oxley Act

C.   Sherman Antitrust Act

D.   Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

42: In one sense, microevolution is _______________ and macroevolution is _______________.

A.   Punctuated; random

B.   Process; result

C.   Gradual; punctuated

D.   Result; process

E.   Adaptive; innovative

43: Federal law requires bilingual ballots in voting districts where at least ________.

A.   50 percent of the population back up democratic candidates

B.   5 percent voters do not speak English

C.   71 percent voters in the district are ineligible to vote due to insolvency or lunacy

D.   10 percent of the population is physically disabled or handicapped

A.   Guardian

B.   Mentally incompetent

C.   Informed consent

D.   Express consent

45: The world-journal ________ that the justices of the supreme court ________ wrong in this case.

A.   ​thinks; is

B.   ​thinks; are

C.   ​think; is

D.   Think; are

46: The swim team likes to celebrate, but finally __________ on the bus.

A.   Are

B.   Sit

C.   Gather

D.   Is

47: ____________ must be trusted to make business work properly and includes accountants.

A.   Gatekeepers

B.   Federal regulators

C.   Ethics officers

D.   The buying center

48: Today, ____________________ of the major u.s. cities have some form of citizen oversight in place.

A.   A few

B.   About half

C.   None

D.   Most

49: In the context of the it job market, the top information systems job belongs to the ____.

A.   Chief technology officer

B.   Systems analyst

C.   Webmaster

D.   Computer programmer

50: With regard to health and safety at workplace, _____ can be defined as the probability of harm.

A.   Obstacles

B.   Impediments

C.   Risks

D.   Barriers