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SampleMultiChoiceQuestionspracticeexamMGMT10011stSemester2012
1.Mintzbergstenmanagementrolescanbegroupedinto___________. a. interpersonalrelationships,leadership,anddecisionmaking. b. informationtransfer,decisionmaking,andresourceallocation. c. interpersonalrelationships,informationtransfer,anddecisionmaking. d. resourceallocation,leadership,andplanning. e. leadership,decisionmaking,andplanning.

WhichofthefollowingfactorsWOULDNOTinfluenceanorganisationtohaveahigher degreeofcentralisation? a. Decisionsaresignificant. b. Companyislarge. c. Organisationisfacingacrisis. d. Companyisgeographicallydispersed. e. Environmentisstable. 3.Whattypeofteamoperateswithoutmeetingfacetoface? a. selfdirected b. temporary c. crossfunctional d. virtual e. functional Whichofthefollowingisanaccuratestatementaboutselectioncriteriavalidity? a. Thelawiscurrentlyunclearabouttheuseofinvalidselectiondevices. b. Itisillegaltouseintelligencetests. c. Validityiswhenthereisanexpectedrelationshipbetweentheselectiondevice andjobperformancecriteria. d. Avalidselectiondevicewouldshowapositiverelationshipbetweenthe predictorandcriterion. 5.Whereas________isconcernedwiththemeansofgettingthingsdone,________is concernedwiththeends,orattainmentofgoals. a. efficiency;effectiveness b. effectiveness;goalattainment c. goalattainment;efficiency d. effectiveness;efficiency

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2 6.Asmanagersmoveupinorganisations,theytendtoneedmore______ a. technicalskills. b. supervision. c. budgetingskills. d. conceptualskills. e. humanskills. 7.Somepeoplewhoarenotinformalleadershippositionsnonethelesshavereferentpower andexertinfluenceoverothersbecauseoftheir: a. emotionaleffects b. likability c. charismaticdynamism d. alloftheabove 8.AllofthefollowingarestrengthsofasimpleorganisationalstructureEXCEPT: a. it'sinexpensivetomaintain. b. it'sflexible. c. accountabilityisclear. d. it'sfast. e. it'slessrisky. 9.Whichofthefollowingisanaccuratestatementregardingstatussystems? a. Peoplegenerallyhavedifficultyclassifyingpeopleintostatuscategories. b. Statushascognitivebutnobehaviouralconsequences. c. Educationisaninformalstatuscharacteristic. d. Statusisaweakmotivatorcomparedtoothergroupissues. e. Statusisacontemporaryresearchtopic. 10. WhichofthefollowingnonverbalbehavioursdocharismaticleadersNOTinclude? a. havinganimatedfacialexpressions b. avoidingeyecontact c. leaningtowardthesubordinate d. havingrelaxedposture e. CandD 11. Fallinginterestrateswouldmoststimulatewhatchangefactorforamanager? a. Economic b. Governmentlawsandregulations c. Technology d. Labourmarkets e. Marketplace

3 12. Ateamdetermining,"Howmuchauthoritydowehave?"isanexampleofwhatfunction inmanagingateam? a. Controlling b. Evaluating c. Leading d. Planning e. Organising 13. Whenanorganisation_______________,itmayneedtoeliminatejobs. a. isfacedwithincreasingmarketshare b. hasbeenpoorlymanaged c. changesitsstrategy d. isconfrontedwithnewmanagement e. hasgrowntooslowly 14. Whichofthefollowingistrueconcerningpower? a. Apersoncanhavepoweroveryouonlyifheorshecontrolssomethingyou desire. b. Themostimportantaspectofpoweristhatitisafunctionofdependency. c. Thethreatofwritingfamilymembersoutofthewillisanexampleofpower. d. BandC. e. Alloftheabove. 15. Porter'scompetitivestrategiesframeworkdescribesa________strategywherebyan organisationwantstobeuniqueinitsindustryalongdimensionswidelyvaluedby buyers. a. costleadership b. differentiation c. depth d. defender e. focus 16. Whattypeofleadersguideormotivatetheirfollowersinthedirectionofestablished goalsbyclarifyingroleandtaskrequirements? a. Transformational b. Transactional c. Charismatic d. Informational e. Trait

4 17. ________isinfluencethat'sbasedonexpertise,specialskills,orknowledge. a. Referentpower b. Expertpower c. Rewardpower d. Legitimatepower e. Coercivepower 18. Determininghowtoresolveconflictbetweengroupmembersisanimportantaspectof whatfunctioninmanagingateam? a. Planning b. Leading c. Controlling d. Evaluating e. Organising 19. ________aretheorganisation'smajorvaluecreatingskills,capabilities,andresources thatdeterminetheorganisation'scompetitiveadvantage. a. Cashcows b. Strengths c. Corecompetencies d. Opportunities e. Stars 20. Whatistheabilitytorecognisemajorexternalenvironmentalchanges,toquickly commitresources,andtorecognisewhenastrategicdecisionisnotworking? a. anopportunity b. strategicflexibility c. strategicmanagement d. competitiveadvantage e. instinctivemanagement 21. Accordingtopathgoaltheory,aleaderwhoisfriendlyandshowsconcernfortheneeds ofsubordinatesistermed______ a. directive. b. participative. c. authoritative. d. achievementoriented. e. supportive. 22. ________isbasedonanindividual'spositioninanorganisation. a. Influence b. Leadership c. Informalpower d. Formalpower

5 23. Managers'optionsforchangeessentiallyfallintowhatthreecategories? a. mission,structure,andpeople b. environment,technology,andmission c. environment,attitudes,andprocesses d. mission,environment,andprocess e. structure,technology,andpeople 24. Managingchangeis______ a. anintegralpartoffirstlinemanagement'sjob. b. anintegralpartofeveryemployee'sjob. c. anintegralpartoftopmanagement'sjob. d. anintegralpartofmiddlelevelmanagement'sjob. 25. Highperformanceteamstendtohave________goals. a. easy b. public c. multiple d. clear e. difficult 26. Otherthingsbeingequal,thewiderorlargerthespanofcontrol,themore________ theorganisationaldesign. a. bureaucratic b. classical c. effective d. democratic e. efficient 27. Whichofthefollowinginthestrategicmanagementprocessispartofthestep "analysingtheorganisation'sresources"? a. identifyingstrengthsandweaknesses b. missionstatement c. implementingstrategy d. formulatingstrategy e. identifyingopportunitiesandthreats 28. Ahas________poweroverBifAcandismiss,suspend,ordemoteB;assumingthatB valueshisorherjob. a. referent b. legitimate c. reward d. coercive

6 29. Allofthefollowingfactorsindicatethatadecentralisedorganisationwouldbemost effectiveEXCEPTwhen______ a. theorganisationisfacingacrisis. b. thecompanyisgeographicallydispersed. c. effectiveimplementationofstrategiesdependsonmanagershavinginvolvement andflexibilitytomakedecisions. d. decisionsarerelativelyminor. e. theenvironmentiscomplex. 30. IncontrasttoFiedler'scontingencytheory,House'spathgoaltheoryassumesleaders are______ a. born. b. trained. c. flexible. d. visionary. e. managers. 31. Thematrixapproachviolateswhatclassicalprinciple? a. largespansofcontrol b. decentralisation c. linearlinesofresponsibility d. customerfocus e. unityofcommand 32. Poweris: a. equaltosexualharassment b. theabilitytoinfluenceothers c. adependencyuponothers d. beingrewardedbyothers 33. WhichofthefollowingisNOTaleadershipbehaviouridentifiedinHouse'spathgoal theory? a. transactionalleader b. achievementorientedleader c. participativeleader d. directiveleader e. supportiveleader 34. Whichoneofthefollowingisnotimpliedinthedefinitionofpower? a. dependency b. potential c. influence d. discretion

7 35. Themostdominantcomponentofcredibilityis______ a. charisma. b. honesty. c. status. d. authority. e. expertise. 36. _______________isthepatternsofinformalconnectionsamongindividualswithin groups. a. Aglobalteam b. Aworkgroup c. Aworkteam d. Thesocialnetworkstructure e. Aclique 37. Inwhatwaydoissueslikeglobalwarmingaffectorganisationalstrategy? a. Providesopportunitiesfornewproductdevelopment. b. Strategyshouldembraceaconserverefineandrecycleapproach. c. Shouldeffectalllevelsofstrategydevelopmentcorporate,businessand functional d. AandB e. A,BandC 38. Whichofthefollowingisnotacharacteristicofanorganisation? a. developingadeliberatestructure b. settingagoalorgoals c. havingadistinctpurpose d. beingcomposedofpeople e. encouragingemployeefreetimeactivities 39. WhenWesfarmersseekstointegratethestrategiesofBunningsstores,Supermarkets anditsvariousinsurancebusinessesitisdevelopingwhatlevelofbusinessstrategy? a. system b. functional c. management d. business e. corporate

8 40. Whichofthefollowingistrueconcerningeffectiveteams? a. Strongtechnicalskillsaremoreimportantthaninterpersonalskills. b. Membersmusthavebothstrongtechnicalandinterpersonalskills. c. Stronginterpersonalskillsaremoreimportantthantechnicalskills. d. Allowingtheteamtoteachtechnicalskillsisimportant. e. Itisimportantforteammemberstoalsobeclosefriends.