MGT Ch 13

Question 1 of 62

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All of the following are changes that are reshaping our workforce EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • a. aging workforce.

  • E. Younger workforce

  • b. growth in Hispanic and Asian workers.

  • c. women outnumbering men

  • d. growth in foreign-born population.

Question 2 of 62

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2. The average U.S. worker, today, is ____ than ever.

Select one of the following:

  • more likely to be married

  • older

  • younger

  • uneducated

  • more likely to be male

Question 3 of 62

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Which of the following group is expected to grow the most in employment from 2008 to 2018?

Select one of the following:

  • Asian

  • a. Hispanics

  • african american

  • european

Question 4 of 62

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____ is defined as all the ways in which people differ.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Multiplicity

  • b. Diversity

  • c. Seniority

  • d. Culture

  • e. Variation

Question 5 of 62

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According to MANAGER'S SHOPTALK in chapter 13, which of the following is not a characteristic used to help foreign managers understand Americans?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Americans are formal.
    b. Americans value punctuality.
    c. Americans believe in work.
    d. Americans are independent and individualistic.
    e. Americans are competitive.

  • a. Americans are formal.

Question 6 of 62

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Traditional model dimensions of diversity include

Select one of the following:

  • a. income.
    b. nationality.
    c. pay level.
    d. work style.
    e. all of these.

  • e. all of these.

Question 7 of 62

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Traditional model dimensions of diversity include

Select one of the following:

  • a. income.
    b. nationality.
    c. pay level.
    d. work style.
    e. all of these.

  • e. all of these.

Question 8 of 62

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All of the following are traditional model dimensions of diversity EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • a. age.
    b. sexual orientation.
    c. religious beliefs.
    d. physical ability.
    e. all of these are primary dimensions of diversity.

  • c. religious beliefs.

Question 9 of 62

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All of these are inclusive dimensions of diversity EXCEPT

Select one of the following:

  • a. parents.
    b. lifestyle.
    c. income.
    d. military experience.
    e. sexual orientation.

  • e. sexual orientation.

Question 10 of 62

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Inclusive dimensions of diversity

Select one of the following:

  • a. have a greater impact than do primary dimensions.
    b. are inborn.
    c. can change throughout one's lifetime.
    d. include such factors as gender.
    e. none of these.

  • c. can change throughout one's lifetime.

Question 11 of 62

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Which of the following is not a dividend of workplace diversity?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Reduced costs associated with high turnover, absenteeism, and lawsuits.
    b. Increased understanding of the marketplace.
    c. Better use of employee talent.
    d. Increased costs associated with high turnover, absenteeism, and lawsuits.
    e. Enhanced quality of team problem solving.

  • d. Increased costs associated with high turnover, absenteeism, and lawsuits.

Question 12 of 62

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____ means creating a climate in which the potential advantages of diversity for organizational or group performance are maximized while the potential disadvantages are minimized.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Managing diversity
    b. Maxi-Min approach
    c. Managing differentiation
    d. Advantageous approach
    e. Maximum benefit approach

  • a. Managing diversity

Question 13 of 62

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Which of the following prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, and sex?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    b. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    c. Equal Pay Act of 1963
    d. Americans with Disabilities Act
    e. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act Amendment of 1972

  • b. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Question 14 of 62

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____ is a rigid, exaggerated, irrational belief associated with a particular group of people.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Label
    b. Prejudice
    c. Typecast
    d. Discrimination
    e. Stereotype

  • e. Stereotype

Question 15 of 62

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____ is a psychological experience of a person who, usually engaged in a task, is aware of a stereotype about his or her identity group suggesting he or she will not perform well on that task.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Typecast threat
    b. Discriminatory threat
    c. Labeling
    d. Stereotype threat
    e. Classified threat

  • d. Stereotype threat

Question 16 of 62

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____ reflects the belief that one's own group is superior to other groups.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Ethnorelativism
    b. Ethnocentrism
    c. Pluralism
    d. Geocentricism
    e. Regiocentrism

  • b. Ethnocentrism

Question 17 of 62

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An ethnocentric perspective leads to

Select one of the following:

  • a. a monoculture.
    b. diversity in the workplace.
    c. pluralism.
    d. ethnorelativism.
    e. a global perspective.

  • a. a monoculture.

Question 18 of 62

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Phlex Plastic has a very strong set of corporate values. In fact, Phlex has been known to discourage the emergence of alternative values. Phlex is most likely

Select one of the following:

  • a. a diverse organization.
    b. an organization that encourages pluralism.
    c. a monoculture.
    d. geocentric.
    e. minority-owned organization.

  • c. a monoculture.

Question 19 of 62

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____ is the belief that groups are inherently equal.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Ethnorelativism
    b. Ethnocentrism
    c. Pluralism
    d. Geocentricism
    e. Monoculture

  • a. Ethnorelativism

Question 20 of 62

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Which of the following means that an organization accommodates several subcultures?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Monoculturalism
    b. Pluralism
    c. Ethnorelativism
    d. Geocentricism
    e. Ethnocentrism

  • b. Pluralism

Question 21 of 62

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A culture that accepts only one way of doing things and one set of values and beliefs is referred to as a(n)

Select one of the following:

  • a. primary culture.
    b. preferred culture.
    c. dominating culture.
    d. monoculture.
    e. pluralism.

  • d. monoculture.

Question 22 of 62

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Most organizations ____ shift from a monoculture perspective to one of pluralism.

Select one of the following:

  • a. can never
    b. naturally
    c. must make a conscious effort to
    d. can easily
    e. are against a

  • c. must make a conscious effort to

Question 23 of 62

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Which of the following is an invisible barrier that separates women and minorities from top management positions?

Select one of the following:

  • a. The barrier to entry
    b. Affirmative action
    c. Equal opportunity
    d. The glass ceiling
    e. The glass wall

  • d. The glass ceiling

Question 24 of 62

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Women make up less than 16 percent of all Fortune 500 executives. This could be due to

Select one of the following:

  • a. barriers to entry.
    b. affirmative action.
    c. equal opportunity.
    d. the glass wall.
    e. the glass ceiling.

  • e. the glass ceiling.

Question 25 of 62

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Trouser's Inc. top management is exclusively made up of older white males. Trouser's promotes from within and top management is most comfortable with individuals who are similar to them. Women and minorities at this company who wish to be promoted are likely to experience

Select one of the following:

  • a. cultural diversity.
    b. the glass ceiling effect.
    c. rapid promotion and advancement.
    d. ethnorelativism.
    e. all of these.

  • b. the glass ceiling effect.

Question 26 of 62

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____ serves as invisible barriers to important lateral movement within the organization.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Barriers to entry
    b. Affirmative action
    c. Equal opportunity
    d. The glass wall
    e. The glass ceiling

  • d. The glass wall

Question 27 of 62

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____ implies that women's commitment to their children limits their commitment to the company or their ability to handle the rigors of corporate management.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Balancing family priorities
    b. Invisible minorities
    c. Opt-out trend
    d. Family commitment
    e. Cost of diversity

  • c. Opt-out trend

Question 28 of 62

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____ implies that women's commitment to their children limits their commitment to the company or their ability to handle the rigors of corporate management.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Balancing family priorities
    b. Invisible minorities
    c. Opt-out trend
    d. Family commitment
    e. Cost of diversity

  • c. Opt-out trend

Question 29 of 62

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Which of the following groups has the largest wage gap between genders?

Select one of the following:

  • a. White
    b. African American
    c. Hispanic
    d. European
    e. Middle Eastern

  • a. White

Question 30 of 62

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Pattie's Pancakes recently held a series of focus groups to gather information on employee perceptions of women and minorities in the workplace. In particular, Pattie's was interested in learning about the myths, values, and beliefs that currently exist in their organization. This is an example of

Select one of the following:

  • a. sensitivity training.
    b. building a corporate culture that values diversity.
    c. changing the current organizational design.
    d. changing the current organizational structure.
    e. none of these.

  • b. building a corporate culture that values diversity.

Question 31 of 62

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TickTock Clock Corporation is attempting to develop a truly diverse workplace. TickTock's president assigned the human resources department the task of determining the demographics of the local area labor market. This is an attempt to change existing ____ within the organization.

Select one of the following:

  • a. cultures
    b. structures and policies
    c. developments
    d. bureaucracies
    e. training

  • a. cultures

Question 32 of 62

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The major steps involved in building a truly diverse workplace include

Select one of the following:

  • a. building a corporate culture that values diversity.
    b. changing structures and policies so that they support diversity.
    c. diversity training.
    d. all of these.
    e. none of these.

  • d. all of these.

Question 33 of 62

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____ involves exposing traditional managers to nontraditional peers to help break down stereotypical beliefs.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Revelation
    b. Exposure
    c. Publicity
    d. Innovative breakdown
    e. Cultural barrier breakdown

  • b. Exposure

Question 34 of 62

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Organizations must find ways to eliminate the glass ceiling effect. One effective way to do this has been

Select one of the following:

  • a. through targeted recruitment.
    b. through affirmative action.
    c. to develop mentoring relationships.
    d. top management speeches.
    e. to hire only white males.

  • c. to develop mentoring relationships.

Question 35 of 62

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Which of the following refers to a higher ranking, senior organizational member who is committed to providing upward mobility and support to a protégé's professional career?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Sponsor
    b. Mentor
    c. Expatriate
    d. Delegate
    e. Advisor

  • b. Mentor

Question 36 of 62

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Birmingham Boardwalk, Inc. uses a(n) ____ program to provide minorities and women with direct training and inside information on the norms and expectations of the organization.

Select one of the following:

  • a. sponsoring
    b. mentoring
    c. expatriate
    d. delegate
    e. advisory

  • b. mentoring

Question 37 of 62

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____ are less likely than ____ to develop mentoring relationships.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Women; minorities
    b. Minorities; women
    c. Men; women
    d. Women; men
    e. Whites; minorities

  • d. Women; men

Question 38 of 62

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____ mentoring relationships sometimes leave both parties uncomfortable.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Cross-race
    b. Female-male
    c. Male-male
    d. Female-female
    e. Same race

  • a. Cross-race

Question 39 of 62

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In a family where both parents work, which of the following may be helpful to accommodate the parents’ needs?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Childcare
    b. Flexible work schedule
    c. Home-based employment
    d. Maternity or paternity leaves
    e. All of these

  • e. All of these

Question 40 of 62

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Which of the following is a basic aim of diversity awareness training?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Teaching people the differences between women and men
    b. Helping individuals become aware of their own prejudices
    c. Complying with federal employment law
    d. Reinforcing stereotypes employees may hold
    e. Helping individuals become aware of management's prejudices

  • b. Helping individuals become aware of their own prejudices

Question 41 of 62

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____ is(are) categories of sexual harassment.

Select one of the following:

  • a. Inappropriate/offensive
    b. Coercion with threat of punishment
    c. Solicitation with promise of reward
    d. Generalized
    e. All of these

  • e. All of these

Question 42 of 62

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Which is the highest level of sexual harassment?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Generalized
    b. Inappropriate/offensive
    c. Sexual crimes
    d. Solicitation with promise of reward
    e. Coercion with threat of punishment

  • c. Sexual crimes

Question 43 of 62

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Matthew is Mandy's supervisor. He promises to fire her if she does not engage in sexual activity with him. This type of sexual harassment would be categorized as

Select one of the following:

  • a. coercion with threat of punishment.
    b. solicitation with promise of reward.
    c. appropriate.
    d. generalized.
    e. positional authority.

  • a. coercion with threat of punishment.

Question 44 of 62

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Which of these actions did the U.S. Supreme Court take?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Restricted the definition of sexual harassment to exclude office romance
    b. Broadened the definition of sexual harassment to include same sex harassment
    c. Broadened the definition of sexual harassment to include harassment of men by female coworkers
    d. Broadened the definition of sexual harassment to include same sex harassment and harassment of men by female coworkers
    e. None of these

  • d. Broadened the definition of sexual harassment to include same sex harassment and harassment of men by female coworkers

Question 45 of 62

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Research has shown that

Select one of the following:

  • a. homogeneous groups are more creative than diverse groups.
    b. homogeneous groups are less satisfied than diverse groups.
    c. diverse groups are more creative than homogeneous groups.
    d. creativity has nothing to do with group composition.
    e. none of these.

  • c. diverse groups are more creative than homogeneous groups.

Question 46 of 62

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Research has shown that network groups

Select one of the following:

  • a. create divisions in the workplace
    b. are bad experiences for minority employees
    c. help retain minority employees
    d. reduce creativity by being homogeneous
    e. none of these

  • c. help retain minority employees

Question 47 of 62

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All of the following are true about employee network groups EXCEPT:

Select one of the following:

  • a. the groups are based on social identity
    b. the groups pursue a variety of activities
    c. the groups are formally created by the organization
    d. the mechanism of the groups work well with multicultural teams
    e. the groups help retain minority employees

  • c. the groups are formally created by the organization

Question 48 of 62

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Which racial or ethnic category currently represents the largest and fastest growing minority group?

Select one of the following:

  • a. White
    b. African American
    c. Asian
    d. Hispanic
    e. Native American

  • d. Hispanic

Question 49 of 62

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Which workforce generation category is characterized as ambitious but lacking loyalty to the organization?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Generation X
    b. Generation Y
    c. Baby boomers
    d. Teeny bopper
    e. Generation A

  • b. Generation Y

Question 50 of 62

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Hopetech Industries has a corporate diversity plan that limits diversity to areas that do not change throughout a person’s lifetime, such as race, gender, age, and disability. Hopetech’s diversity plan follows which model of corporate diversity?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Inclusive model
    b. Exclusive model
    c. Traditional model
    d. Learning model
    e. Static model

  • c. Traditional model

Question 51 of 62

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Smileline Inc. has an onsite daycare facility and provides employees fulltime daycare at a very low cost. The company implemented this years ago when managers realized that childcare responsibilities were contributing to high turnover and absenteeism. This example highlights which dividend of workplace diversity?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Better use of employee talent
    b. Increased understanding of the marketplace
    c. Increased quality of team problem solving
    d. Enhanced breadth of understanding in leadership positions
    e. Reduced costs associated with high turnover, absenteeism, and lawsuits

  • e. Reduced costs associated with high turnover, absenteeism, and lawsuits

Question 52 of 62

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Paying a woman less than a man for the same work is an example of:

Select one of the following:

  • a. Gender discrimination
    b. Ethnic discrimination
    c. Stereotyping
    d. Sexual harassment
    e. Prejudice

  • a. Gender discrimination

Question 53 of 62

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Stephanie is nervous about giving a presentation at the marketing firm where she works. One of her male coworkers told her, “Don’t be such a girl, attack that presentation!” Now Stephanie is so concerned about appearing tough that she can barely concentrate on the content of the presentation. Stephanie’s anxiety stems from:

Select one of the following:

  • a. Stereotype
    b. Ethnocentrism
    c. Plurality
    d. Glass ceiling threat
    e. The female advantage

  • a. Stereotype

Question 54 of 62

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Josephine would like to become part of an elite manager network at her company so she can get access to general and line management experience to help her succeed within the company. However, she learns that the manager network is made up exclusively of men. This demonstrates which factor affecting women’s careers?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Female advantage
    b. Opt-out trend
    c. Glass ceiling
    d. Glass wall
    e. Opaque ceiling

  • d. Glass wall

Question 55 of 62

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Riya was a highly successful manager at Optics Int’l. After ten years with the company, she decided to leave and become a fulltime mother and caregiver to her ailing father. This example demonstrates which factor affecting women’s careers?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Female advantage
    b. Opt-out trend
    c. Glass ceiling
    d. Glass wall
    e. Opaque ceiling

  • b. Opt-out trend

Question 56 of 62

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The ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures refers to:

Select one of the following:

  • a. Ethnocentrism
    b. Ethnorelativism
    c. Pluralism
    d. Stereotyping
    e. Cultural competence

  • e. Cultural competence

Question 57 of 62

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During the first step of the diversity development process, managers may conduct a _________ to uncover diversity problems in the organization.

Select one of the following:

  • a. reports audit
    b. financial audit
    c. cultural audit
    d. diversity audit
    e. special needs audit

  • c. cultural audit

Question 58 of 62

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Rebecca, a human resource manager at WorldPlus Corp., regularly establishes numerical goals tied to diversity, such as tracking salaries, rates of promotion, and managerial positions for women and minorities. This involves which step for developing diversity and cultural competence?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Demanding results and revisiting goals
    b. Maintaining momentum to change the culture
    c. Choosing solutions to fit a balanced strategy
    d. Uncovering diversity problems in an organization
    e. Strengthening top management commitment

  • a. Demanding results and revisiting goals

Question 59 of 62

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Which of the following is the most common diversity initiative, according to Fortune 1000 respondents?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Community outreach
    b. Mentor relationships
    c. Accommodating special needs
    d. Training and education
    e. Diversity-focused recruiting

  • e. Diversity-focused recruiting

Question 60 of 62

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With most new employees in the late twenties or early thirties, Albertson & Sons Inc. has learned that helping new employees secure home loans has been a valuable service that pays off in the long term. This is an example of what type of diversity initiative or program?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Expanding recruitment efforts
    b. Establishing mentor relationships
    c. Accommodating special needs
    d. Providing diversity skills training
    e. Increasing awareness of sexual harassment

  • c. Accommodating special needs

Question 61 of 62

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Which of the following refers to special training to help people identify their own cultural boundaries, prejudices, and stereotypes and to develop the skills for managing and working in a diverse workplace?

Select one of the following:

  • a. Globalization training
    b. Human resource training
    c. Cultural training
    d. Diversity training
    e. Empathy training

  • d. Diversity training

Question 62 of 62

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Shortly after she got landed a corporate-level job at InfoBasis, Tonya Kennel formed a women’s leadership group to help women advance within the company. Membership within the group was voluntary and open to women with a desire to advance in the company. Tonya’s group can best be described as a(n):

Select one of the following:

  • a. Focus group
    b. Network group
    c. Self-help group
    d. Diversity team
    e. Multicultural team

  • b. Network group

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