QUESTION 1 A value system represents __________ in a culture. A. what actually occurs B. what is expected or hoped for C. the most religious or moral behaviors D. the traditional patterns 4 points QUESTION 2 A ?salad bowl? is a more apt characterization of the U.S. than a ?melting pot? because __________. A. individual subcultures retain their own identity and integrity B. the subcultures are very similar, like the vegetables in a salad C. a ?salad bowl? provides more positive imagery than a ?melting pot? D. subcultures borrow from the cultural patterns, or flavors, of their neighbors 4 points QUESTION 3 Americans working with Mexican colleagues must adapt to a cultural pattern known as __________ syndrome. A. el d?a B. ma?ana C. mas tarde D. trabajador 4 points QUESTION 4 Anthropologists known as __________ work inside many of the leading manufacturing and service companies around the world. a. linguistic and symbolic anthropologists b. business and organizational anthropologists c. forensic and biomedical anthropologists d. international and domestic anthropologists 4 points QUESTION 5 How are high- and low-context communication related to the collectivism-individualism dimension of culture? A. People in high-context cultures need a lot of background information to function efficiently B. Employees in low-context cultures share common goals. C. Members of high-context cultures have transitory relationships. D. Goals in low-context cultures tend to be individually defined. 4 points QUESTION 6 How do we know that culture is learned, not biological? a. Culture is too complex to be biological. b. There are too many different cultures for them to be passed down genetically c. Children have the same culture as their parents. d. A child adopted into a new country can easily learn the family?s culture. 4 points QUESTION 7 How is the bipolar, dimensional approach related to ethnocentrism? A. Both assume a relative approach to cross-cultural communication, in which each culture?s value systems are viewed as equally valid. B. Ethnocentrism is an antiquated idea that has been replaced by frameworks such as the dimensional approach. C. The dimensional approach aims to replace other culture?s value systems with more modern, western ones D. The framework assumes that cross-cultural awareness takes place only when you view other cultural values in relation to your own. 4 points QUESTION 8 In the U.S., it is expected that high-status people will __________. A. continue to move up into higher-status positions B. play down their superior rank C. make no notice of rank among their colleagues D. reinforce their rank through titles, clothing, and behavior 4 points QUESTION 9 In the past 30 years, the percentage of the U.S. population that is foreign born has __________. a. declined by 10% b. stayed the same c. doubled d. tripled 4 points QUESTION 10 Market research provides information on __________, which is often lacking when American companies move abroad. a. values, attitudes, and buying practices b. income and savings c. employment and education d. kinship and marital status 4 points QUESTION 11 Metaphors not lend themselves well to cross-cultural comparisons because they __________. A. are vague and open to interpretation B. require at least a university degree to understand C. are too complex to translate into another language D. are culturally specific by nature 4 points QUESTION 12 Organizations aligned with the __________ view of culture are more comfortable with the nature and pace of change in today?s modern world. A. developing B. emergent C. evolving D. rising 4 points QUESTION 13 Precise-reckoning-of-time cultures believe that __________. A. social relationships are secondary to business B. social relationships are most important C. time is money D. time is plentiful 4 points QUESTION 14 Start-ups represent a __________ culture. A. change-embracing B. change-fearing C. precise-reckoning-of-time D. loose-reckoning-of-time 4 points QUESTION 15 What role did the IT community have in resolving the 2002 conflict between India and Pakistan? a. They used their power to withhold funds from the Indian army. b. They funded U.S. and European peacekeeping forces. c. They convinced the governments to stand down, to prevent a disruption of the global economy. d. They applied economic sanctions on India and Pakistan until the two governments came to a peace agreement. 4 points QUESTION 16 What limitation of the dimensional approach described in this chapter must we keep in mind? A. Cultures change so rapidly that the dimensions are not stable. B. It provides only an imprecise version of reality. C. There are only a few possible combinations of dimensions. D. This approach does not allow for cultural change. 4 points QUESTION 17 What is meant by the statement ?culture is an integrated system?? a. The culture is an amalgam of many cultures that came before it. b. The culture has remained intact throughout history, with little to no diffusion. c. The components of the culture are a random collection. d. The components of the culture are interrelated into an organized system. 4 points QUESTION 18 What is a major source of criticism for microfinance projects? A. The entrepreneurs do not have the skills to budget their loan money. B. The banks do not have sufficient money to make the loans. C. The interest rates are too high. D. The loans are not always repaid. 4 points QUESTION 19 What important information does participant observation provide the business community? a. It creates unusual marketing campaigns to use in other cultures. b. It gathers statistics through the use of detailed interview methods. c. It reveals what people actually do, in contrast to what they say they do. d. It explains why people purchase the things they do. 4 points QUESTION 20 What features are characteristic of corporate cultures? a. morals, symbols, and legends b. symbols, legends, and heroes c. legends, heroes, and morals d. heroes, morals, and symbols 4 points QUESTION 21 The tendency to evaluate a foreigner?s behavior by the standards of your own culture is known as __________. a. ethnoprimism b. ethnocentrism c. cultural relativism d. cultural exclusionism 4 points QUESTION 22 The equality?hierarchy dimension is also referred to as __________. A. autonomy gap B. class-caste dimension C. power distance D. stratification 4 points QUESTION 23 The American view of the future is generally __________. A. long term B. short term C. truncated D. pessimistic 4 points QUESTION 24 That Americans even outsource some religious rituals, to which type of transaction is the text referring? a. Priests in India conduct masses by e-mail request. b. Buddhist monks are paid to chant for world peace. c. Materials for religious services, such as communion wafers, are manufactured in Taiwan. d. Many priests are Mexican-born immigrants to the U.S. 4 points QUESTION 25 What was the primary assumption of Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck?s value-orientations approach for understanding cultural differences? A. All cultures have the same basic underlying values. B. Value systems are culturally relative and cannot be compared across societies. C. There are only a limited number of solutions to universal human problems. D. Cultural diversity is too great to have any underlying universal values. 4 points Click Save and Submit to save and submit. Click Save All Answers to save all answers.
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