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Chapter 12

MHR 523 Chapter 12 Test Bank


Department
Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 523
Professor
Ted Mock
Chapter
12

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Student: ___________________________________________________________________________
1. According to the 2006 census over _________ of Canadians were born outside the country.
A. 32 percent
B. 18 percent
C. 5 percent
D. 20 percent
E. 50 percent
2. According to the 2001 census, of all couples in the country, approximately __________ of these are same-sex
common-law relationships.
A. 10 percent
B. 5.9 percent
C. 0.05 percent
D. 0.6 percent
E. 22 percent
3. In the near future, nearly __________ of Canadian women will be in the labour force.
A. 80 percent
B. 25 percent
C. 60 percent
D. 10 percent
E. 35 percent
4. The combination of factors that has changed the way Canadian organizations work and whom they employ
includes all the following except
A. major changes in social values
B. government policies
C. demographic changes
D. changes in technology
E. decreasing global operations

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5. The traditional set of informal relationships among male managers that provides better career opportunities
for men, and reinforces a male culture is known as
A. the old boy's network
B. the executive brotherhood
C. the fraternity of men
D. the glass floor
E. the closed-door phenomenon
6. One reason that women have difficulties in moving up through the managerial levels of many companies is
due to
A. their inability to make decisions under pressure
B. the existence of an old boy's network
C. their desire not to want such jobs
D. their progress is being hindered by employment equity regulations
E. the fact that many companies do not have managerial levels
7. The concept of the glass ceiling is meant to indicate the invisible, but real, barriers that can prevent
__________ from advancing within an organization.
A. men under 20 years of age
B. visible minorities
C. men over 50 years old
D. union members
E. upper management
8. Canada's cultural diversity is known as a(n)
A. melting pot
B. assimilation attempt
C. mosaic
D. immigration acceptance
E. bicultural assimilation technique
9. Canadian multi-culturalism is not just a new phenomenon at the start of the 21st century, and indeed Canada
could have been considered to be a racial and ethnically diverse country as early as
A. 1600
B. Confederation in 1867
C. 1920
D. 1945
E. 1985

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10. In a broad sense, the important human characteristics that are influenced by workplace diversity include all
of the following except
A. values
B. perceptions of self and others
C. interpretation of events around him or her
D. behaviours
E. anxiety
11. At a minimum, diversity is seen to include seven areas, such as age, gender, race (etc.), and these areas are
often referred to as the
A. core characteristics of diversity
B. core dimensions of diversity
C. core diversity traits
D. core ethnic differences
E. traits of oneness
12. The core dimensions of diversity include all the following except
A. gender
B. race
C. mental and physical capabilities
D. management status
E. age
13. Diversity, at a minimum, is considered to include __________ core areas of differences (such as race, age,
religion)
A. five
B. six
C. seven
D. eight
E. nine
14. It is considered that there are also some secondary factors that have an impact on human diversity, and these
could include all the below except
A. where one lives
B. education
C. family status
D. sexual orientation
E. income
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