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Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer.

1. Hong Kong is seen as a more desirable location for foreign firms than Shanghai because

A. the Chinese government has given Hong Kong dispensation to act as a sovereign nation.

B. Shanghai's main language is Mandarin, while Hong Kong's is Cantonese.

C. Hong Kong has a tradition of law adopted from British colonialism.

D. Hong Kong remains a British colony.

2. A combination of _______ causes the same extremes in temperature and humidity in other countries as is found in Colombia.

A. mountains and lowlands

B. heat and moisture

C. rain and fog

D. tropical rain forests and plains

3. Hiring and promoting employees on the basis of the specific local context in which the subsidiary operates refers to a/an _______ orientation.

A. regiocentric

B. ethnocentric

C. polycentric

D. geocentric

4. A commitment to actions that meet present needs without compromising the ecological, social, and economic needs of future generations characterizes

A. economic stability.

B. ethnocentricity.

C. environmental sustainability.

D. socialism.

5. The two components of material culture are technology and

A. economics.

B. purchasing.

C. aesthetics.

D. materials.

6. _______ can divide a small market into even smaller ones.

A. Mountains

B. Climate

C. Highways

D. Rivers

7. The broad purpose of market screening is to

A. pinpoint the most attractive prospects.

B. keep track of competitors' activities.

C. compare geographic and product structures.

D. make decisions on organizational structure.

8. Payments made to expatriates to compensate for extra costs of living abroad are called

A. differentials.

B. allowances.

C. bonuses.

D. premiums.

9. Using a/an _______ staffing policy, selection of the best person for each job is done without considering national origin.

A. geocentric

B. polycentric

C. regiocentric

D. ethnocentric

10. The two types of market screening procedures are

A. market indicators and market factors.

B. trend analysis and cluster analysis.

C. initial screening and secondary screening.

D. country screening and segment screening.

11. For an area to be a potential market, there must be

A. low duties against imports.

B. limited or no competition.

C. sufficient people with the means to buy the firm's products.

D. a large population.

12. Reverse brain drain, a concern of American businesspeople, is related to the trend toward

A. a decline in workforce quality.

B. outsourcing to developing countries.

C. investing in local industry.

D. discrimination in host countries.

 13. The initial step international business managers must take in learning to live with other cultures is to

A. learn the language.

B. make friends with natives of the country.

C. visit the country.

D. realize that other cultures exist and are different from their own.

14. As multinationals take a/an _______ view, we're certain to see greater use of third-country nationals.

A. geocentric

B. fragmentary

C. ethnocentric

D. particularistic

15. ICs pay _______ when the host-country taxes are higher than home-country taxes.

A. tax differentials

B. bonuses

C. housing allowances

D. tax disincentives

16. The organization within the Japanese government deemed the most benign is the

A. Fair Trade Commission.

B. Justice Department.

C. Tariff and Taxation Bureau.

D. Maritime Commission.

17. Only _______ percent of ICs have repatriation programs.

A. 5

B. 49

C. 10

D. 60

18. Most anthropologists' theories of culture include the proposal that

A. the beliefs, rules, and institutions of most cultures are nearly indistinguishable from each other.

B. regional variations on culture are partially due to genetic differences.

C. each aspect of a culture develops because of a specific, often isolated need.

D. culture defines the boundaries of different groups.

19. Market screening is derived from

A. local sociocultural forces.

B. current market trends.

C. environmental scanning.

D. global opportunities and threats.

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20. Generally, because of higher birth and fertility rates, developing countries have more _______ populations than industrial countries.

A. youthful

B. unhealthy

C. mature

D. health

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