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Understanding Managing Diversity 6th Edition Harvey Allard – Test Bank
TEST BANK FOR UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING DIVERSITY 6TH EDITION
Carol P. Harvey
Note: Correct answers are indicated by * in the test bank. These questions pertain to the major readings, not to the cases or the exercises.
Choose the correct answer.
Introductory Reading & Section I – Understanding Individual Perspectives of Diversity
- Diversity can become a competitive advantage to organizations because it has the potential to
- decrease creative solutions to problems.
- deter white men from applying for jobs that they know will go to women and minorities.
- be an advantage in a global marketplace.*
- All of the above
- Today, strategic organizational diversity is primarily about
- obeying the Equal Opportunity laws.
- striving for inclusion for all types of differences.*
- race and gender differences.
- appealing only to diverse consumers by hiring a diverse workforce.
- Which of the following is not an example of primary diversity?
- Sexual orientation
- Which of the following best defines the term, the “business case for diversity”?
- Providing proof that having a diverse workforce can lower costs and increase profits.*
- People are defined by their primary and secondary social identities.
- Having a more diverse workforce means your organization will always be more profitable.
- Diverse employees tend to work for less money.
- The error of essentialism means that
- most of us have unearned privileges that we are unaware of having.
- diversity is essential to organizational success in the 21st century.
- essentially we are all alike under the skin.
- we explain a person’s behavior according to only one social identity group
membership, such as ethnicity.*
- Sherry is interviewing candidates for a high level position. She believes that all male managers have
poor people skills. Her belief, which could influence her hiring decision, is an example of __________.
- a privilege
- the truth
- a stereotype*
- good judgment
- According to the Body Ritual Among the Nacirema reading, which of the following is false?
- All cultures are different.
- Our own culture becomes the standard against which we judge other cultures.
- The Naciremans have very different values and practices than North Americans.
- We seldom recognize how strange our own cultural practices may appear to outsiders.
- McIntosh’s White Privilege article
- only pertains to understanding racial differences.
- points out that it is difficult for us to see our own unearned advantages.*
- is sexist.
- no longer is valid because today everyone has equal opportunities.
- Which of the following statements is/are true according to Parker’s article, The Emotional Connection
of Distinguishing Differences and Conflict?
- People’s differences present opportunities for organizations to be more creative.
- Differences always lead to negative conflicts no matter how hard we try to avoid them.
- Emotional intelligence is needed to make conflicts have positive outcomes.
- a & c*
- Conflict can best be defined as
- two or more parties wanting the same thing but their wants are incompatible in some way.*
- a non-emotional response to an issue.
- unnecessary stubbornness on the part of management.
- what always happens when organizations become more diverse.
Section II – Understanding the Primary Dimensions of Diversity: Race and Ethnicity
- Which the following are examples of secondary dimensions of diversity?
- Marital status, age and physical abilities
- First language, communication style and religion*
- Appearance, income and gender
- Mental ability, income and ethnicity
- Jacob is a male, follows the Jewish religion and has four children. He considers his role as a single
divorced father to be the most central to who he is as a person. So, in this case being a parent is
____________________ his identity.
- salient to*
- a primary dimension of
- a privilege resulting from
- prejudicial because of
- If you are a middle-aged female and a person of color, in terms of diversity, these three dimensions
illustrate what is known as your ___________________.
- multiple identities*
- Primary dimensions of diversity tend to be
- more fixed.
- more central to a person’s self-identity.
- more changeable.
- both a & b.*
- According to the Dunlap article, Thriving in a Multicultural Classroom, which of the following
statements are false?
- There is an emotional element to studying about diversity.
- Everyone, regardless of race, goes through the same process in terms of racial
- People of mixed-racial heritage usually experience fewer issues with their racial identity
- both b & c*
- There are several models of racial identity development in the Dunlap article. In the first
stage, which of the following is least apt to happen?
- People are oblivious to the differences of race.
- People fight racial oppression.*
- People discriminate towards others.
- People pretend that race does not matter.
- According to the Dunlap article, one reason that white Euro-Americans have trouble understanding
that they have an advantage is _______________________________________________________
- that there are now more people of color in the U.S. than white people.
- people of color always get preferential treatment in being hired for jobs.
- that being white is such a norm and unearned privilege that they take it for granted. ot it .*
- that they often have friends of color.
- The McNickles article, Since We Elected an African American President Twice…, explains that
- there is still considerable racism in the U.S.*
- that Obama’s elections are examples of the end of racism as we know it.
- that whites and African-Americans now have very similar perceptions about racism
and race relations.
- All of the above
- According to the McNickles article, which of the following institutions still have significant racial
- The legal system
- All of the above*
- Referring to the Allard article on Immigration Patterns: The Transition Process, which of the
following statements is not true?
- Immigrants can contribute to the U. S. economy because some can fill jobs for which there
are not enough qualified Americans, such as in medicine and science.
- Today, few immigrants to the U.S. experience some form of discrimination.*
- The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 levies fines and even jail time on employers
who repeatedly hire illegal workers.
- In 2010, it is estimated that undocumented immigrants in the U.S. paid $11.2 billion in federal,
state and local taxes.