The Vocational Rehabilitation Act


Question 1. 1. The Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973: (Points : 1)

is no longer in use

is another name for the ADA

covers the federal government

was declared illegal by the Supreme Court

Question 2. 2. Which of the following is NOT part of the GRE? (Points : 1)





Question 3. 3. A test asking questions about sexual orientation or belief in God might be illegal due to: (Points : 1)

invasion of privacy

adverse impact

tort law

low reliability

Question 4. 4. A supervisor offering a promotion in exchange for sex would fall under the ____ form of sexual harassment. (Points : 1)


quid pro quo

sine quo non

hostile environment

Question 5. 5. Which of the following will increase the response rates to mailed surveys? (Points : 1)

Include a monetary incentive

Keep the survey under 4 pages

Have a university sponsor the survey

All will increase response rates

Question 6. 6. To ensure that subjects are participating in a study of their own free will, researchers must obtain: (Points : 1)

permission from the APA

a writ of mandamus from the participant

informed consent from the participant

a valid control group

Question 7. 7. If you used an email survey, your results would be representative of the population in terms of: (Points : 1)



both sex and race

neither sex nor race

Question 8. 8. Which of the following would be considered sexual harassment? ____ asking a(n) ____ coworker for a date. (Points : 1)

Once / interested

Repeatedly / interested

Once / disinterested

Repeatedly / disinterested

Question 9. 9. If ____ White applicants and ____ Black applicants were hired, adverse impact would occur? (Points : 1)

35 of 50 / 12 of 20

15 of 50 / 2 of 25

12 of 24 / 11 of 25

12 of 20 / 35 of 50

Question 10. 10. The ____ Amendment is most concerned with privacy issues. (Points : 1)





Question 11. 11. For adverse impact to occur, the minority selection ratio must be less than ____ percent of the majority selection ratio. (Points : 1)





Question 12. 12. The courts have clearly ruled that a customer’s satisfaction and/or preference ____ used to determine if a job requirement is a BFOQ. (Points : 1)

should be

must be

cannot be

the courts haven’t ruled on this issue

Question 13. 13. In which of the following ADR methods does a neutral third-party make a decision that both sides must abide by? (Points : 1)

Binding arbitration

Nonbinding arbitration



Question 14. 14. Which of the following survey methods has the lowest response rate? (Points : 1)




The three have equal response rates

Question 15. 15. I/O psychologists who are involved in ____ study and practice in such areas as employee selection, job analysis, and job evaluation. (Points : 1)

personnel psychology

organizational psychology

training and development

human factors

Question 16. 16. Organizations have affirmative action plans for one of four reasons. Which of the following is NOT one of the four reasons? (Points : 1)

Labor union agreement

Desire to be a good citizen

Court order

Consent decree

Question 17. 17. Which of the affirmative action strategies would involve an employer changing the company policy or the way an organization is decorated? (Points : 1)

Identification of discriminatory practices

Preferential hiring and promotion of minorities

Recruitment of minority applicants

Recruiting through employee referrals

Question 18. 18. If I went through my employee files to determine what type of person makes the best employee, I would probably be conducting: (Points : 1)

archival research

a meta-analysis

a field study

an experiment

Question 19. 19. In order for a case of discrimination to be heard by the courts, the complaint must be filed within ____ days of the discriminatory act. (Points : 1)





Question 20. 20. In the past few years, about ____ discrimination complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Points : 1)





Question 21. 21. AT&G does not have any female employees. Ann Smith applied for a job as a machine operator. Though she did not obtain the minimum score of 40 on the machine operator test, AT&G plans to hire her as part of their new affirmative action plan. There are 10 men who passed the test who did not get hired. Is this legal? (Points : 1)

No, an applicant must be qualified to be given preference based on gender or race

No, preference is never allowed

Yes, because AT&G has no women employees, they can do this

Yes, because they are only changing their rules for one person, this would be a reasonable plan

Question 22. 22. There are several affirmative action strategies an employer could use. If an employer advertised in magazines and newspapers with a minority readership, it would be using which of the following strategies? (Points : 1)

Identification of discriminatory practices

Preferential hiring and promotion of minorities

Recruitment of minority applicants

Recruiting through employee referrals

Question 23. 23. “English only” requirements at work are: (Points : 1)

always illegal

always legal

are legal if they are job related

legal if most of employees only speak English

Question 24. 24. Based on the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1964, and 1991 as well as the 14th Amendment, it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on race. According to Congress, all of the following are protected races except: (Points : 1)

African Americans

Asian Americans

Native American Indians

all three of these are protected races

Question 25. 25. Unlike the Fourteenth Amendment, for an employment practice to be potentially illegal under the Civil Rights Act, the discrimination does not have to: (Points : 1)

be continuous

be intentional

effect large groups

show past discrimination

Question 26. 26. Nagy Industries is considering reserving the best parking spots for employees who are 7 months pregnant. Is this legal? (Points : 1)

No, giving preference would violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

No, pregnancy can not be treated better than other short term disabilities

Yes, pregnancy can be treated better than other short term disabilities

Yes, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires companies to provide accommodations

Question 27. 27. The EEOC usually handles alleged violations of: (Points : 1)

state laws

federal laws

county laws

none of these

Question 28. 28. Asking a coworker out on a date is sexual harassment if: (Points : 1)

he/she is not interested

the request is made several times

both options must occur

either of the two options occurs

Question 29. 29. Which of the following is not an important factor in filing a complaint of age discrimination? (Points : 1)

you are at least 40

a younger person was hired to replace you

you were a good employee

all three are important factors

Question 30. 30. Hypotheses are based on: (Points : 1)

previous research



all three of these


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