Saint PSY338 quiz 2

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Question 1. 1. The Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973: (Points : 1)

is no longer in use

is another name for the ADA

covers the federal government

was declared illegal by the Supreme Court

Question 2. 2. Which of the following is NOT part of the GRE? (Points : 1)

analytic

scientific

quantitative

verbal

Question 3. 3. A test asking questions about sexual orientation or belief in God might be illegal due to: (Points : 1)

invasion of privacy

adverse impact
tort law

low reliability

 

Question 4. 4. A supervisor offering a promotion in exchange for sex would fall under the ____ form of sexual harassment. (Points : 1)

 BFOQ
 quid pro quo
 sine quo non
 hostile environment
 

Question 5. 5. Which of the following will increase the response rates to mailed surveys? (Points : 1)

 Include a monetary incentive
 Keep the survey under 4 pages
 Have a university sponsor the survey
 All will increase response rates
 

Question 6. 6. To ensure that subjects are participating in a study of their own free will, researchers must obtain: (Points : 1)

 permission from the APA
 a writ of mandamus from the participant
 informed consent from the participant
 a valid control group
 

Question 7. 7. If you used an email survey, your results would be representative of the population in terms of: (Points : 1)

 sex
 race
 both sex and race
 neither sex nor race
 

Question 8. 8. Which of the following would be considered sexual harassment? ____ asking a(n) ____ coworker for a date. (Points : 1)

 Once / interested
 Repeatedly / interested
 Once / disinterested
 Repeatedly / disinterested
 

Question 9. 9. If ____ White applicants and ____ Black applicants were hired, adverse impact would occur? (Points : 1)

 35 of 50 / 12 of 20
 15 of 50 / 2 of 25
 12 of 24 / 11 of 25
 12 of 20 / 35 of 50
 

Question 10. 10. The ____ Amendment is most concerned with privacy issues. (Points : 1)

 4th
 5th
 14th
 2nd
 

Question 11. 11. For adverse impact to occur, the minority selection ratio must be less than ____ percent of the majority selection ratio. (Points : 1)

 50
 30
 80
 75
 

Question 12. 12. The courts have clearly ruled that a customer's satisfaction and/or preference ____ used to determine if a job requirement is a BFOQ. (Points : 1)

 should be
 must be
 cannot be
 the courts haven't ruled on this issue
 

Question 13. 13. In which of the following ADR methods does a neutral third-party make a decision that both sides must abide by? (Points : 1)

 Binding arbitration
 Nonbinding arbitration
 Mediation
 Negotiation
 

Question 14. 14. Which of the following survey methods has the lowest response rate? (Points : 1)

 Interview
 Email
 Mail
 The three have equal response rates
 

Question 15. 15. I/O psychologists who are involved in ____ study and practice in such areas as employee selection, job analysis, and job evaluation. (Points : 1)

 personnel psychology
 organizational psychology
 training and development
 human factors
 

Question 16. 16. Organizations have affirmative action plans for one of four reasons. Which of the following is NOT one of the four reasons? (Points : 1)

 Labor union agreement
 Desire to be a good citizen
 Court order
 Consent decree
 

Question 17. 17. Which of the affirmative action strategies would involve an employer changing the company policy or the way an organization is decorated? (Points : 1)

 Identification of discriminatory practices
 Preferential hiring and promotion of minorities
 Recruitment of minority applicants
 Recruiting through employee referrals
 

Question 18. 18. If I went through my employee files to determine what type of person makes the best employee, I would probably be conducting: (Points : 1)

 archival research
 a meta-analysis
 a field study
 an experiment
 

 

Question 19. 19. In order for a case of discrimination to be heard by the courts, the complaint must be filed within ____ days of the discriminatory act. (Points : 1)

 120
 140
 160
 180
 

Question 20. 20. In the past few years, about ____ discrimination complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Points : 1)

 75,000
 180,000
 950
 10,000
 

Question 21. 21. AT&G does not have any female employees. Ann Smith applied for a job as a machine operator. Though she did not obtain the minimum score of 40 on the machine operator test, AT&G plans to hire her as part of their new affirmative action plan. There are 10 men who passed the test who did not get hired. Is this legal? (Points : 1)

 No, an applicant must be qualified to be given preference based on gender or race
 No, preference is never allowed
 Yes, because AT&G has no women employees, they can do this
 Yes, because they are only changing their rules for one person, this would be a reasonable plan
 

Question 22. 22. There are several affirmative action strategies an employer could use. If an employer advertised in magazines and newspapers with a minority readership, it would be using which of the following strategies? (Points : 1)

 Identification of discriminatory practices
 Preferential hiring and promotion of minorities
 Recruitment of minority applicants
 Recruiting through employee referrals
 

Question 23. 23. "English only" requirements at work are: (Points : 1)

 always illegal
 always legal
 are legal if they are job related
 legal if most of employees only speak English
 

Question 24. 24. Based on the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1964, and 1991 as well as the 14th Amendment, it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on race. According to Congress, all of the following are protected races except: (Points : 1)

 African Americans
 Asian Americans
 Native American Indians
 all three of these are protected races
 

Question 25. 25. Unlike the Fourteenth Amendment, for an employment practice to be potentially illegal under the Civil Rights Act, the discrimination does not have to: (Points : 1)

 be continuous
 be intentional
 effect large groups
 show past discrimination
 

Question 26. 26. Nagy Industries is considering reserving the best parking spots for employees who are 7 months pregnant. Is this legal? (Points : 1)

 No, giving preference would violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
 No, pregnancy can not be treated better than other short term disabilities
 Yes, pregnancy can be treated better than other short term disabilities
 Yes, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires companies to provide accommodations
 

Question 27. 27. The EEOC usually handles alleged violations of: (Points : 1)

 state laws
 federal laws
 county laws
 none of these
 

Question 28. 28. Asking a coworker out on a date is sexual harassment if: (Points : 1)

 he/she is not interested
 the request is made several times
 both options must occur
 either of the two options occurs
 

Question 29. 29. Which of the following is not an important factor in filing a complaint of age discrimination? (Points : 1)

 you are at least 40
 a younger person was hired to replace you
 you were a good employee
 all three are important factors
 

Question 30. 30. Hypotheses are based on: (Points : 1)

 previous research
 logic
 theories
 all three of these

 

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