ETH321 Week 5 Apply Assignment SCORE 100 PERCENT (2020)

  
ETH 321
Week 5 Apply Assignment
 

1. Millitech is a sports equipment manufacturer. It wants to form a merger with an athletic wear company. This would be a __________ merger.
  
o Horizontal
o Conglomerate
o Vertical
o Market extension

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2. Identify the trade-restraining practice that this example demonstrates.

Tubifor, Inc. purchases all available imported lumber so it can resell it at a quantity and rate that it prefers.
  
o No illegal practice
o Illegal boycott
o Controlling output
o Price fixing
o Division of markets

3. Determine which type of merger has occurred for this scenario.

GrillerTech manufactures propane grills for cooking. It wants to form a merger with Tinseltech, a party favor manufacturing company. This would be a __________ merger.
  
o Vertical
o Market extension
o Horizontal
o Conglomerate

4. Millcorp sells wetsuits for deep sea divers. It recently engineered a new material for its wetsuits to better hold in the wearer’s body heat. After a close encounter with a shark, a customer discovers that the new material protects against shark bites. Soon after, Millcorp’s sales explode and it achieves 90% market share in diver wetsuits. Which of the following best describes this situation?
  
o Millcorp can likely be found guilty of pursuing monopoly power.
o Millcorp has a lawful natural monopoly
o Millcorp does not have a monopoly.
o Millcorp has a   lawful innocent acquisition of a monopoly.

5. Identify the trade-restraining practice that this example demonstrates.

Two retailers decide that they will both sell no more than 100 premium TVs per month in order to maintain the quality image of the TVs.
  
o Controlling output
o No illegal practice
o Illegal boycott
o Division of markets
o Price fixing

6. Funtech is a toy manufacturer. It wants to form a merger with one of the toy stores that buys its toys. This would be a __________ merger.
  
o Vertical
o Conglomerate
o Market extension
o Horizontal

7. Gilcorp wants to increase its profitability. It tries to gain new customers by offering a cash bonus to customers who switch to its service from another company. Which of the following is true of this action?
  
o This is illegal per se.
o This is legal.
o This is legal as long as no agreements are made with a competitor.
o This may be illegal under the rule of reason.

8. For the scenario below, determine the legality of the company’s actions.

Ioncorp sells cabinets nationwide to the furniture company Blinkorp. It makes an agreement that Blinkorp will only sell Ioncorp cabinets in its warehouses. 
  
o Impossible to determine legality
o Illegal, depending on impact
o Most likely legal
o Strictly illegal

9. For the scenario below, determine the legality of the company’s actions.

Lilcorp manufactures budget speaker systems for Bigcorp. It arranges an agreement wherein Bigcorp may not charge more than $300 for a speaker system.
  
o Strictly illegal
o Impossible to determine legality
o Illegal, depending on impact
o Most likely legal

10. Government agencies generally have power to do all but which of the following?
  
o Enforce substantive laws after following a predesignated   procedural law process.
o Make definitions concerning acceptable and unacceptable parameters   within the scope of the agency’s purpose.
o Create a new   agency in order to address important goals under the mandate of the law   which created the agency.
o Enforce punishments for violators of public policy.

11. Identify the trade-restraining practice that this example demonstrates.

The CEOs of two pharmaceutical companies are having lunch. They discuss the unfair costs of ordering from a manufacturer that supplies to both companies. The CEOs decide that they will no longer work with the unfair pricing of the manufacturer.
  
o Division of markets
o No illegal practice
o Price fixing
o Controlling output
o Illegal boycott

12. For the scenario below, determine the legality of the company’s actions.

Guncorp is selling rifles to a retailer Sportsacorp. In order for Sportsacorp to purchase a shipment of rifles, Guncorp requires that Sportsacorp also purchase a shipment of pistols.
  
o Strictly illegal
o Impossible to determine legality
o Illegal, depending on impact
o Most likely legal

13. Identify the trade-restraining practice that this example demonstrates.

Company A and Company B discuss average industry prices.
  
o Price fixing
o Division of markets
o Controlling output
o No illegal practice
o Illegal boycott

14. For the scenario below, determine the legality of the company’s actions.

Wreckorp wants to maintain an exclusivity image for its product line of sports equipment. It limits its distribution to 100 stores in each region.
  
o Illegal, depending on impact
o Most likely legal
o Impossible to determine legality
o Strictly illegal

15. Flippatech is a home furnishings manufacturer. It wants to form a merger with SleepzCorp, another home furnishings manufacturer. This would be a __________ merger.
  
o Horizontal
o Conglomerate
o Market extension
o Vertical

16. Bernie just started a business and is trying to raise capital. He has both accredited and non-accredited investors investing in the company. What constraints on investments for new businesses apply here?
  
o Investors’   allowable investment depends on the accredited or non-accredited   status.
o Investors may invest no more than $1 million combined for the   first year of the business.
o Investors may invest a combined $50 million within a 12-month   period.

17. Wendy wants to start a business. She knows many unaccredited investors who she knows will help her jumpstart her business. What constraints on investments for new businesses apply here?
  
o Investors may invest a combined $50 million within a 12-month   period.
o Investors’ allowable investment depends on the accredited or   non-accredited status.
o Investors may   invest no more than $1 million combined for the first year of the business.

18. Jewelcorp just began trading securities. The company is a closely-held corporation with several dozen shareholders and $10 million in assets. Which of the following is true concerning the company’s requirement to report to the SEC?
  
o Required to report major business developments and must file   annual and quarterly financial reports.
o Requirement to file depends on the company’s assets and   shareholder base.
o Not required to   report information to the SEC.
o Must file annual and quarterly financial reports

19. Bekah is an adviser for the company Vicoltech, which deals heavily in investments. Bekah also advises several other clients in her state, but no clients outside of her state. Before the Dodd-Frank Act was passed, Bekah was exempt from registration and reporting requirements with the SEC. When the Dodd-Frank Act was passed:
  
o Bekah was still exempt from the SEC’s reporting   requirements.
o Bekah was required to register with the SEC, but not required to   report information to the SEC.
o Indeterminable with current information
o Bekah was required to begin reporting information to the SEC.

20. Yittercorp regularly trades in securities on a national exchange. The company is a widely-held corporation with 600 shareholders and $15 million in assets. Which of the following is true concerning the company’s requirement to report to the SEC?
  
o Not required to report information to the SEC.
o Requirement to file depends on the company’s assets and   shareholder base.
o Required to report   major business developments and must file annual and quarterly financial reports.
o Must file annual and quarterly financial reports

21. Which of the following places the events in the correct order?
  
o Public comment period; Concept release; Rule proposal; Amendment   of rule proposal; Rule adoption
o Concept release;   Rule proposal; Public comment period; Amendment of rule proposal; Rule adoption
o Rule adoption; Concept release; Rule proposal; Public comment   period; Amendment of rule proposal
o Amendment of rule proposal; Rule adoption; Concept release; Rule   proposal; Public comment period

22. Fancorp regularly trades in securities on a national exchange. Which of the following is true concerning the company’s requirement to report to the SEC?
  
o Required to report major business developments and must file   annual and quarterly financial reports.
o Not required to report information to the SEC.
o Must file annual and quarterly financial reports
o Requirement to file   depends on the company’s assets and shareholder base.

23. Horace is trying to start a business. He knows several accredited investors who he knows will help him jumpstart his business. What constraints on investments for new businesses apply here?
  
o Investors may invest no more than $1 million combined for the   first year of the business.
o Investors may invest a combined $50 million within a   12-month period.
o Investors’ allowable investment depends on the accredited or   non-accredited status.

24. Gillcore is about to go public and begin selling securities. As a new public company, what steps must Gillcore take in order to stay in line with the requirements of the Securities Act?
  
o This company must file a registration statement and prospectus   with the SEC.
o As a new public company it does not need to take any special   action.
o The company’s   obligations depend on what type of company it is and what type of securities it is offering.

25. Nation A has a contract with Nation B which it breaks. The International Court of Justice is asked to offer a decision resolving the matter. Which of the following is false?
  
o The ICJ can bind Nations A and B to an agreement even if there is   no legal precedent for the situation.
o ICJ cannot deviate from similar decisions it has made   on contract breaches before.
o The ICJ will examine the custom of law used heretofore to help   determine the right decision.
o The ICJ will not hear the case if a party is not a UN member   state.

26. Determine the legality of the transaction.

KlineCorp wants to conduct business with Company B in another country. While visiting Company B, the management team of Company A offers some of the foreign employees some free products from their company.
  
o Illegal bribe
o Legal or illegal, depending on the purpose
o Legal bribe

27. The citizens of France, Belgium, and Finland are upset by a recent trade law enacted in the European Union which they feel negatively impacts their respective economies. In order to resolve their concerns, they would turn to:
  
o The European Council
o The European Commission
o The European   Parliament

28. Nation A has expansive manufacturing capabilities, and, therefore, its economy focuses on selling goods to other countries. Country B buys goods from Country A but can’t pay for the goods until it makes money from its own exports. It would look to _______ for assistance.
  
o The World Bank
o The Bank for International Settlement
o The International   Monetary Fund

29. Determine the legality of the transaction.

Tichatech is trying to pierce the global marketplace. When the CEO meets with a foreign prime minister, he offers him a vacation package to show his goodwill toward the country. 
  
o Illegal bribe
o Legal bribe
o Legal or illegal, depending on the purpose

30. Nation A has a political dispute with Nation B. The nations are at odds, but they agree to let a mediator hear the dispute. Which group would hear and decide on the nations’ dispute?
  
o The Security Council
o The Secretariat
o The International Court of Justice
o The General Assembly

Blinkorp is selling toys to retailers across the nation. Depending on the season, the company may make its toys with either higher-cost domestic plastics or lower-cost foreign plastics. The retailers who purchase from Blinkorp complain about the different prices caused by the differently-priced materials. Which of the following is true?
  
o Blinkorp is justified in charging different prices because it   needs to meet the price of competition nationwide.
o Blinkorp is justified in charging different prices because the toy   industry is so flexible and fluid.
o Blinkorp is engaging in price discrimination against the retailers   and must equalize its prices.
o Blinkorp is   justified in charging different prices because of the differing production costs.

Nation A is new at developing monetary policy and lacks the expertise to develop a high-performing financial system. It would look to _______ for assistance.
  
o The World Bank
o The International Monetary Fund
o The Bank for   International Settlement

Identify the trade-restraining practice that this example demonstrates.
Company A and Company B both work in the candy industry. They agree that Company A will only sell chocolate to Company C and Company B will only sell fruit candies to Company C. 
  
o Controlling output
o Price fixing
o No illegal practice
o Division of markets
o Illegal boycott

Chloe has her own office where she generates investment advice for companies. She is compensated for her advice. Which of the following is false?
  
o Chloe does have to be a registered adviser even if she only   publishes informational analyses and reports concerning specific investments.
o Chloe does have to be a registered adviser even if she only   advises for one company.
o Chloe does not have   to be a registered adviser if she doesn’t have authority to make investment   choices for her clients.
o Chloe does not have to be a registered adviser if all of her   clients are in the same state as her office.

Kathleen works for an accounting firm, Securate, as an auditor. Kathleen’s firm provides many services including auditing services, investment consulting, and tax assistance. Kathleen is working on an audit for a company that Securate also does consulting for. Which of the following is true?
  
o Kathleen may not assist in consulting for the company.
o Kathleen may not assist in consulting services for the company   unless she is an officer in the company.
o Kathleen may assist in consulting services for the company without   restriction.
o Kathleen may assist in consulting services for the company as long   as she makes notice of a conflict of interest.

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