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1

What are three provincial courts in Canada?
a) The Provincial Tax Court, the Provincial Military Court, the Provincial Courts of Appeal
b) The Provincial Courts of Appeal, the Provincial Superior Courts, the Provincial Courts.
c) The Provincial Courts, the Provincial Courts of Appeal, the Provincial Tax Court

b) The Provincial Courts of Appeal, the Provincial Superior Courts, the Provincial Courts.

2

What is liability?
a) Responsibility to take care of someone based upon the relationship between the two parties.
b) Any legal obligation that one party has towards another, either due now or at some time in the future.
c) An obligation to repay someone for damages caused, as decided upon by the courts.

b) Any legal obligation that one party has towards another, either due now or at some time in the future.

3

What is one defence against a tort of defamation?
a) The plaintiff deserved to have the comments made against him or her.
b) Fair comment which covers areas such as political commentary, book or play reviews and critiques.
c) The comments were made with no intent to hurt the plaintiff.

b) Fair comment which covers areas such as political commentary, book or play reviews and critiques.

4

What is negligent misrepresentation?
a) A statement intended to deceive someone in any situation.
b) An incorrect statement that another party ignores and does not react to.
c) A false statement or conduct which induces another party to enter into a contract.

c) A false statement or conduct which induces another party to enter into a contract.

5

What is contributory negligence?
a) Recognition that more than one defendant may have contributed to the injuries the plaintiff suffered.
b) Recognition that the plaintiff is not telling the truth about the events in the case.
c) Recognition that the plaintiff might have contributed to the injuries he or she suffered along with the defendant.

c) Recognition that the plaintiff might have contributed to the injuries he or she suffered along with the defendant.

6

What is one element of a contract?
a) The parties are competent or have capacity.
b) It is in writing.
c) It is detailed.

a) The parties are competent or have capacity.

7

What is a joint venture?
a) A partnership that is usually formed between two or more corporations for the purpose of conducting joint business.
b) A co-ownership arrangement between two legal entities for the purposes of purchasing property.
c) A agreement between two or more individuals to provide financing to start up companies.

a) A partnership that is usually formed between two or more corporations for the purpose of conducting joint business.

8

What are three types of intellectual property?
a) Audio, video, print.
b) Trade-mark, patent, industrial design.
c) Print, graphics, multimedia.
You chose a) The correct answer was b)

b) Trade-mark, patent, industrial design.

9

What are factual statements?
a) Statements about what is conceptually right and wrong.
b) Statements about what is fact versus opinion.
c) Statements about the meaning of a term or the scope or boundary of a term when it is being defined.

a) Statements about what is conceptually right and wrong.

10

What are moral statements?
a) Statements that something is right or wrong.
b) Statements that something is insufficiently or unclearly defined.
c) Statements that something is an opinion rather than a fact.

a) Statements that something is right or wrong.

11

What are two other resources that engineering technicians and technologists have available to them to solve ethical problems?
a) The OACTT Rules of Professional Conduct, and case studies documenting the experiences others have had in the past.
b) Other OACETT members who volunteer their time to mentor other members, and the OACETT Code of Conduct.
c) Textbooks on ethics and engineering, and the OACETT guidelines for ethical behaviour.

a) The OACTT Rules of Professional Conduct, and case studies documenting the experiences others have had in the past.

12

What is one difference between solving an engineering problem and solving an ethical problem?
a) Engineering problems usually involve quantitative information while ethical problems usually involve qualitative information.
b) Engineering problems require technical information while ethical problems require subjective information.
c) Engineering problems require systematic, methodical thinking while ethical problems require out of the box thinking.

a) Engineering problems usually involve quantitative information while ethical problems usually involve qualitative information.

13

Evan is an engineering technologist who is employed by Smart Solutions Inc., a Canadian firm which provides geotechnical engineering and materials testing services to independent businesses. One of Smart Solutions’ clients is a wealthy entrepreneur, Tom Buckets, who has hired Smart Solutions to design quality programs for his company in Alberta. Tom is very impressed by Evan’s design work and has offered him a side consulting project for his new Texas subsidiary. Tom has offered to fly Evan down to Texas for the weekend on his private jet and pay for all his expenses. Tom explains to Evan that he just wants a general opinion about what needs to be done to improve the Texas operations and will pay him $200 per hour for his time He thinks it will only take Evan one or two days to assess the situation with the U.S. subsidiary. Evan does not have to take time off from his existing job as he can leave on Friday evening and be back at work on Monday morning without anyone knowing where he has been. What do you think Evan should do?

What is another ethical issue that is central to this case?
a) Conflict of interest.
b) Present to clients the possible consequences if professional decisions are disregarded.
c) Conduct yourself with fairness, courtesy and good faith towards others.

c) Conduct yourself with fairness, courtesy and good faith towards others.

14

What are the OACETT Rules of Professional Conduct?
a) Rules that OACETT members should follow so that they are given respect in the workplace.
b) Rules that define professional misconduct for engineering technicians and technologists.
c) Rules that OACETT wants members to follow to increase the prestige of the profession.

b) Rules that define professional misconduct for engineering technicians and technologists.

15

Sarah, a graduate of an accredited technologist program and an Associate Member of OACETT, has not had time to complete the process for certification as a C.E.T. She still has to write the Professional Practice Exam. She has been in the workforce for four years and has worked in her field for the full four years. She would like to apply for a promotion with her company. She has the technical skills and required work experience to be able to do the new job. However, the company posting for the job indicates that she needs to have a C.E.T. Sarah really wants the promotion. She figures she is close enough to being a C.E.T. She decides to indicate on her resume that she has her C.E.T. designation.
Her employer was interested in promoting Sarah to the new position. As part of their vetting process prior to scheduling interviews they checked the OACETT directory of certified members. Sarah’s name was not there.

What should Sarah’s employer do in this situation with respect to the central professional practice issue in the case?
a) Notify the OACETT Complaints Committee.
b) Notify the OACETT Discipline Committee.
c) Give Sarah a warning and place a reprimand in her personnel file.

a) Notify the OACETT Complaints Committee.

16

John is a C.E.T. working full time job for a residential construction company. John’s brother-in-law has part ownership in a company that conducts land surveys for private and commercial interests. John’s construction company has an emergency. The land surveyor that they contracted for a project is unable to complete the contract due to a personal emergency. John gives his supervisor the name and contact information for his brother-in-law’s land survey company and recommends the company as a good solution to the problem. His supervisor interviews John’s brother-in-law and hires him for the land survey job. Neither John nor his brother-in-law mentions their relationship to the supervisor. When the land survey is complete John’s employer finds out about the relationship.

What should John’s employer do in this situation with respect to the central professional practice issue in the case?
a) Withhold payment from John’s brother-in-law because the work was secured under false pretences.
b) Notify the OACETT Complaints Committee.
c) Caution John about doing anything the same in the future and not use John’s brother-in-law for any other projects.

b) Notify the OACETT Complaints Committee.