1. Which of the following most accurately states the central purpose of the passage?
A. To criticize the implementation of a new procedure( Nothing criticized)B. To assess the significance of a change in policy (Bingo..!)
C. To illustrate how a new standard alters procedures(Nope)
D. To explain how a new policy is applied in specific cases(too concise)
E. To summarize the changes made to date as a result of social policy(changes are shown but compared not summarize)
2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of comparable worth as a policy?
A. Comparable worth policy decisions in pay-inequity cases have often failed to satisfy the complainants.(nowhere mentioned)B. Comparable worth policies have been applied to both public-sector and private-sector employee pay schedules.(Stated in the 1st para)
C. Comparable worth as a policy has come to be widely criticized in the past decade.(nope)
D. Many employers have considered comparable worth as a policy but very few have actually adopted it.(wrong info)
E. Early implementations of comparable worth policies resulted in only transitory gains in pay equity.(not stated)
3. Which of the following best describes an application of the principles of comparable worth as they are described in the passage?
A. The current pay, rates of increase, and rates of promotion for female mechanics are compared with those of male mechanics.
B. The training, skills, and job experience of computer programmers in one division of a corporation are compared to those of programmers making more money in another division.
C. The number of women holding top executive positions in a corporation is compared to the number of women available for promotion to those positions, and both tallies are matched to the tallies for men in the same corporation.D. The skills, training, and job responsibilities of the clerks in the township tax assessor's office are compared to those of the much better-paid township engineers.(Mentioned in last para, different jobs but may require same effort and skills.., Other choices state same job)
E. The working conditions of female workers in a hazardous-materials environment are reviewed and their pay schedules compared to those of all workers in similar environments across the nation.
4. It can be inferred from the passage that application of “other mandate” (see highlighted text) would be unlikely to result in an outcome satisfactory to the female employees in which of the following situations?
I: males employed as long-distance truck drivers for a furniture company make $3.50 more per hour than do females with comparable job experience employed in the same capacity. (Other mandate consider same jobs not different one's)[b]II: women working in the office of a cement company contend that their jobs are as demanding and valuable as those of the men working outside in the cement factory, but the women are paid much less per hour. (Different jobs> not applicable here)[/b]
III: a law firm employs both male and female paralegals with the same educational and career backgrounds, but the same salary for male paralegals is $5,000 more than female paralegals.(Other mandate consider same jobs not different one's)
A. I onlyB. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. I and III only
5. According to the passage, comparable worth principles are different in which of the following ways from other mandates intended to reduce or eliminate pay inequities:
A. Comparable worth principles address changes in the pay schedules of male as well as female workers(Both do this)
B. Comparable worth principles can be applied to employees in both the public and the private sector(Both)
C. Comparable worth principles emphasize the training and skill of workers(not what we are looking for)D. Comparable worth principles require changes in the employer's resource allocation(nope)
[color=#ffff00]E. Comparable worth principles can be used to quantify the value of elements of dissimilar jobs( exactly...!! comparable worth says that different jobs may require same work effort or skill)
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