Business Management Data Bank Assignment

Subject: Business    / Management
Question

26. Shakira, who is Latina, is concerned that Latinos seem to be receiving less assistance and training than African-Americans in employment opportunities in local businesses. Her concern is an example of:

a) competition for opportunities.

b) stereotyping.

c) discrimination.

d) a male-dominated social culture.

e) group-think.

27. Currently, about ___ of the U.S. workforce is African-American.

a) 5%

b) 12%

c) 21%

d) 15%

f) 3.6%

28. African-Americans, as a group, tend to face two major problems in organizations. The first is intentional racism. The second is:

a) resentment due to preferential treatment.

b) the use of non-standard English at the worksite, isolating them from other workers.

c) that they are generally less educationally prepared for the workplace.

d) that the variety of cultures represented by the term “African-American” makes it difficult for non-African-American managers to be appropriately sensitive.

e) their general lack of experience in higher level jobs due to past discrimination.

29. Asian-Americans make up about ____ of the U.S. workforce.

a) 11%

b) 27%

c) 4.7%

d) 2.8%

e) 9.1%

30. Generally speaking, in many organizations, Asian-Americans are:

a) considered an advantaged group and therefore not eligible for special consideration.

b) underrepresented in technical fields.

c) over-represented in academic institutions.

d) more likely to benefit from affirmative action programs because their educational achievements have prepared them for management.

e) the only minority group appropriately represented numerically in top corporate positions.

31. Stereotyping among minorities:

a) is not nearly as important as stereotyping between the majority and minorities.

b) only occurs during times of economic hardship.

c) does not exist.

d) exists to some degree among various groups toward other groups.

e) a and b

32. Nearly 43 million people in the United States today are disabled. Of that number, about _____ are actively employed.

a) 6 million

b) 12 million

c) 14 million

d) 15 million

e) 18 million

33. Shakil is a computer programmer confined to a wheelchair due to a spinal injury. He’s been on the job for about six weeks. None of his co-workers have invited him to lunch, offered to car pool, or stopped by to visit. Shakil is facing a problem common among the disabled, which is:

a) being seen as less capable as someone not in a wheelchair.

b) being educationally and economically advantaged.

c) a lack of social acceptance of disabilities.

d) competition for opportunities among minorities.

e) the misestimation of the costs of accommodation by managers.

34. Some employers’ experience with the disabled is similar to Pizza Hut’s, which found the turnover rate of the disabled:

a) significantly higher than with non-disabled employees.

b) about 10 times less than turnover with non-disabled employees.

c) the same as with non-disabled employees.

d) 10 times higher than the turnover of non-disabled employees.

e) 20 times less than with non-disabled employees.

35. According to the ADA, estimated costs of accommodating disabled employees:

a) are between $200 and $500.

b) costs about $10,000 about 31% of the time.

c) have reduced the cost of doing business because of the lower turnover and higher motivation of disabled workers.

d) have been grossly underestimated.

e) have added about 15% to the cost of doing business.

36. Disabled employees tend to face several prejudices at work, such as the belief that:

a) they are viewed as devious and not trustworthy.

b) they work best alone at technical jobs and therefore are virtually ignored at work by co-workers.

c) they are aloof or sensitive about their handicap and don’t want to interact with “normal” people.

d) they can’t handle the pressure of responsible positions and will quit when work pressures mount.

e) they don’t deserve special consideration because they haven’t been discriminated against as much as minority, non-disabled workers.

37. Foreign-born individuals make up _____ of the U.S. population.

a) 5%

b) 11%

c) 12%

d) 15%

e) 17%

38. Foreign-born workers tend to:

a) speak English as well as their first language.

b) be poorly educated and take low-level jobs from “real” Americans, both minority and non-minority.

c) gravitate to welfare and as a result do not take jobs from most Americans.

d) have their own segmented networks.

e) meet with resentment from other minorities.

39. Yashmi is from the United Arab Emerits, but has recently become an American citizen. Very likely, she will:

a) be on public assistance within her first 5 years of becoming a citizen.

b) return to the U.A.E within the first 3 years of becoming a citizen.

c) face some resentment from whites and other minorities who feel that she will take a job from American-born citizens.

d) earn more annually than American-born citizens.

e) c and d

40. Currently, the legal employment status of homosexuals can be described as:

a) one in which they have no legal protection.

b) rapidly changing through the extension of legal protection in many states.

c) mixed, with little legal protection, some overt hostility, and some companies creating gay-friendly environments.

d) in decline as more states enact laws prohibiting legal protection for gays in the workplace.

e) comparable to other diverse groups, with legal protection but mixed compliance.

41. The percentage of homosexuals in the U.S. population is:

a) a subject of some debate.

b) 10%.

c) anywhere from 1-2%.

d) rising each year.

e) declining slowly from decade to decade.

42. Harold, a homosexual man, believes that he has been rejected for a top-level management job at an accounting firm based solely on his sexual preference. What is Harold’s best legal recourse?

a) Harold should file a complaint with the EEOC.

b) Harold should file a complaint with the OFCCP.

c) Harold has little or no recourse. In many states, including the one in which he lives, no legislation protects homosexuals from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual preference.

d) Harold should never tell his sexual preference to a potential employer.

e) Either a or b

43. The term “Hispanic”:

a) refers to a specific racial grouping of peoples.

b) is an HRM term for people who have a Spanish-speaking heritage.

c) is a label used in affirmative action plans for the cultural subgrouping of people from Latin America and Southern Europe.

d) is a recent administratively convenient term created by agencies and researchers.

e) means the same thing as Latino.

44. Generally, Hispanics:

a) are relatively easily identified by racial criteria.

b) come from a variety of different racial heritages.

c) share a common cultural heritage.

d) are almost entirely from Latin America.

e) speak Spanish as their first language.

45.There are at least ____ Latinos in the United States.

a) 35 million

b) 30 million

c) 32 million

d) 34 million

e) 50 million

46. Latino workforce participation in U.S. companies will amount to ___ by the year 2010.

a) 12.7%

b) 7.3%

c) 10%

d) 8%

e) 9.1%

47. Latinos in the U.S. workplace:

a) face more racial discrimination than African-Americans.

b) are the slowest growing minority.

c) have made the least progress of any other minority group in breaking into management.

d) face less discrimination than any other working minority.

e) retain their first language as their primary language at home more than any other group.

48. The average age of American workers is:

a) 26.

b) 30.

c) 38.

d) 42.

e) 43.

49. Research on older workers shows that they:

a) tend to be less motivated than younger workers.

b) helped the turnaround of manufacturing productivity and growth.

c) resist change more than younger workers.

d) tend to plateau in productivity at 40.

e) become impossible to fire due to EEO age discrimination laws.

50. Thelma is an older worker who has been employed at Hair Stylist, Inc. for over 25 years. Recently, Tracy, a 23-year old college graduate, has been hired as her assistant. Thelma feels slightly threatened by Tracy, who seems to be their immediate supervisor’s favorite. Thelma believes that her job may be in danger despite her excellent job performance appraisals. Tracy likes Thelma but believes that her work methods need to change to keep up with the times. This situation is an example of:

a) stereotyping.

b) discrimination.

c) generational conflict.

d) a segmented communication network.

e) hegemony.

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