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Self Test B on Knowledge Associated With Choice #32

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Select the ordered pair that best completes the following: "Someone for whom the Cynicism theme is a key component of their overall worldview must  ______________ his or her experience of ___________________." 

1)  identify with,  human nature  

2) be profoundly alienated by, misinformation                                3) be disappointed by, corruption 

4) be profoundly alienated by, human behavior                      5) be disappointed by, human behavior

2.  Select the ordered pair that best completes the following: "Seemingly paralyzed by his _____________ ,  his indifferent, lack of interest type response to situations where trusting people is involved could be termed ________________. "

1) egoism, empathy             2)  noble savage view of human nature, hypocrisy                3) cynicism, apathy     

4) Hobbesian view of human nature, empathy                                   5) cynicism, empathy 

3.  It has been said that "___________________ are the only criminal class in the United States that have the power to define the laws under which they live."  

1) cultural pessimists      2) hypocrites        3) public servants         4) cynics            5) corporate criminals

4.   To a non-cynical person, all of the following words or terms conceivably might come to mind when thinking of the term "public servant" except which one ?

1) dedicated             2) unselfish          3) caring           4) noble                5) corrupt  

5. As his or her career begins, someone for whom the Service to Others theme is a key component of their overall worldview might conceivably do all of the following except which?   

1) sell their services in the private sector to the highest bidder       2) go to work for a non-profit     

3) continue a family tradition of serving in the military                 4) find a job as a government social worker 

5) find a job as a public school teacher

6.   All of the following terms, that can be used to characterize individual behavior or involvement, might be seen by most as great threats to future hopes for peoples' well being / the common good /  optimum functioning of society except which?    

1) apathy        2) cynicism         3) humble public service          4) corruption          5) ambitious greed 

7.  All of the following terms logically belong together except which one

1) humble public servant         2) believes in working for common good        3) self effacing,  self sacrificing

4)  na´ve, ingenuous                5) cultural pessimism

8. Which of the following associations is wrong

1) practice what you preach / avoiding hypocrisy               2) human imperfection  / original sin      

3) cost of corporate crime to Americans / measured in $ hundreds of millions / yr  

4)  cultural pessimism / feeling "the best days of civilization appear to be in the past"          

5) Golden Ladder of Giving / Maimonides: "to give cheerfully and proportionately," etc.    

9.  ______________ can be defined as "dishonest, unethical, possibly illegal behavior, especially while serving the public in a position of trust, with the motive of personal gain (increase in wealth, power, etc.) / pleasure."  

1) corruption        2)  cynicism        3) kleptocracy         4) corporate crime         5) plutocracy

10. All of the following  are true about philanthropy  except which one

1) it promotes good will and the quality of human lives     2) it often involves giving of money, material goods

3) it often involves giving of volunteer time and energy 

4) it can support goals or programs that help others or enrich lives  

5) average American charitable contributions, as individuals and as members of organizations, = $80 / person / year 



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