2. Explore the meaning of the state and its key characteristics.
__________ of the most dangerous problems that led to recalls of children’s products were never voluntarily reported to the government.
The number one consumer complaint concerning fraud involves:
A. refinance loans.
B. home improvement.
C. auto repair.
Pursuant to an agreement, American Family Publishers agreed to eliminate which slogan from its advertising:
A. “Win! Win! Win!”
B. No Purchase Necessary
C. “Millions in Prizes!”
D. “You’re Our Next Winner!”
Five to 10% of all minutes logged on the telephone time scams are concentrated in:
A. psychic hotlines.
B. music sales.
C. work-at-home offers.
D. sex lines.
American Family Publishers used all of the following techniques to trick entrants EXCEPT:
A. free merchandise.
B. small print.
C. YOU’RE OUR NEWEST $12 MILLION WINNER.
D. backgrounds that made print difficult to read.
Fen-phen, Bendectin, and thalidomide were all approved by the FDA and prescribed to patients. Which one of these drugs is alleged to cause valvular heart disease?
B. Bendectin and thalidomide
Despite inadequate testing, H.R. Robins marketed __________, which caused death, birth defects, miscarriages, and blindness in infants.
A. the intrauterine birth control device
B. the diaphragm
C. birth control pills
D. the birth control patch
In 1999, Susan Collins described the predatory practices of sweepstakes companies as “increasingly deceptive and increasingly aggressive.” She made these remarks:
A. as chairman of a Senate committee.
B. during a television news magazine segment.
C. in testimony before a Congressional committee.
D. in a nationally syndicated newspaper column.
A boiler room might be characterized by:
B. well-dressed salesmen.
C. support personnel.
D. fancy furniture.