DemographicsJobsLegislationSocietyTestChanceDemographics In most countries of the world in 2011, women outnumbered men.Which of the following countries had the least number of men per women? A. RussiaB. IndiaC. South Africa Answer: ARussia, with 85 males per every 100 females. India had 106 males per 100 females, and South Africa 99 males per 100 females. Jobs Agriculture was the source of 32% of global employment in 2010. Which region had the largest share of its workforce in agriculture? A. South AsiaB. Latin America and the CaribbeanC. Sub-Saharan Africa Answer: CSub-Saharan Africa, where about 6 out of 10 people worked in agriculture. In South Asia it was between 4 and 5 out of 10, in Latin American and the Caribbean about 2 out of 10. In high income economies agriculture provided about 4% of employment. Legislation Which three countries have laws that mandate "affirmative action" (also called "positive action") to promote the hiring of disadvantaged minorities? A. Suriname, Bahrain, GermanyB. United States, India, South AfricaC. Norway, Australia, Morocco Answer: B The U.S. and South Africa require employers to draft affirmative action plans. (In the U.S., the law affects only government contractors.) India imposes on government employers (only) an affirmative action duty to hire applicants from low castes. Few other countries have these rules, although Germany has a law promoting hiring the disabled and Norway has a rule (not a hiring law) on appointing women to corporate boards of directors.Society Which country had the highest female life expectancy in the world in 2010? A. FranceB. QatarC. Japan Answer: C Japan, at 86.5 years old in 2010, had the highest female life expectancy for the 25th straight year. France was just behind Japan with a life expectancy of 84.5 years old. Qatar topped the men’s longevity rankings at 81 years old. Test Your co-worker from Hong Kong is very upset when he checks into the hotel and is assigned a room on the 4th floor. Why? A. Everyone else is on a higher floor.B. The number 4 is considered unlucky.C. The meeting rooms are on the same floor. Answer: BThe number 4 is considered a bad omen, since in the Chinese and the overall Buddhist worldviews, it refers to the 4th stage of human existence: death. People from China, Korea, and Taiwan often therefore believe the the number 4 to be unlucky. Other unlucky numbers are 7 (East and West Africa), 6 (Thailand), and 13 (U.S.). Chance Chance cards are not questions. They reveal cultural insights and enhance game play by moving teams forward or back. You forget that everyone, including yourself, has an accent. Move back 1 square.
Demographics Jobs Legislation Society Test ChanceDemographics What percent of the United States population in 2010 were foreign born? A. 10%B. 13%C. 16% Answer: AB13% (40 million) of the United States population in 2010 were foreign born. This percentage was close to the high of 15% in 1910. The low of 5% occurred in 1970. California had the highest percentage of foreign born compared to all other states, at 27%, followed by New York (22%) and New Jersey (21%).Jobs What percent of people who were single-job holders in 2011 worked on weekend days? A. 13%B. 33%C. 53% Answer: B33% of single-job holders worked on weekend days, compared with 57% of multiple-job holders. Multiple jobholders were also more likely to work at home than single jobholders — 31% compared with 20%. Legislation In the U.S., when might a job hiring criterion of minimum height of 5'6" be deemed legal? A. Always; discrimination by height is legal.B. When the restriction is required for the safe and efficient operation of a businessC. Never; discrimination by height is always illegal. Answer: B The criterion of height can be applied when it is demonstrated as necessary for the safe and efficient operation of a business.Society There were nearly 74 million children under age 18 living in the United States in 2011. What percent lived in a single-adult household? A. 11%B. 22%C. 33% Answer: C33% of children under age 18 lived in a household headed by a single adult. 26% lived in a household headed by a single female and 7% lived in a household headed by a single male. Test Question You have noticed in meetings that colleagues interrupt one another. You count the number of times a colleague interrupts another person who is talking. What are you likely to discover? A. That males interrupt females more frequentlyB. That females interrupt males more frequentlyC. That males and females interrupt each other equally often Answer: AMales interrupt females more frequently. Men's interruption is usually seen as a desire for control in a conversation, while women typically interrupt to offer rapport to the speaker, a practice called "overlapping." Chance Chance cards are not questions. They reveal cultural insights and enhance game play by moving teams forward or back. You order ham sandwiches for lunch for a diverse team that includes Jewish, Muslim, and vegetarian colleagues. Bon appetit, but move back 1 square.
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