Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Business Management UGC Net Mgmt Info System (Management Quiz - 51)

1. The Gantt Chart (invented by Henry L. Gantt), still used today in the production planning area of manyorganizations, is a method for comparing the actual and planned performances. It was the first simplevisual device to maintain production control. It is essentially a bar graph with __________ axis and __________ axis.
[A]Time on the horizontal; the activities to be scheduled on the vertical
[B]Time on the vertical; project completion on the horizontal
[C]Time on the horizontal; project completion on the vertical
[D]Time on the vertical; the activities to be scheduled on the horizontal

2. Which of the following is/are not an assumption/s of the rational decision-making model?
I. The problem is clear and unambiguous.
II. A single well-defined goal is to be achieved.
III. Preferences change slowly.
IV. Final choice will maximize economic payoff.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (III) above
[D](II), (III) and (IV) above

3. The specific roles of figurehead, leader, and liaison, form part of which managerial role?

4. The stage of Kurt Lewin's change model, which involves preparing employees to accept change is_________

5. The strap of Rahul's backpack tears off as he starts to throw it over his shoulder. On the way to school,he stops at the first store that carries backpacks, walks in, and purchases one off the front rack. Rahul has just made what type of a decision?
[A]Irrational decision
[B]Satisficing decision
[C]Risky decision
[D]Optimal decision

6. The temptation to accept the first feasible alternative often prevents decision-makers from achieving thebest solutions to their problems. Generating a number of alternatives allows them to resist thetemptation to solve their problems too quickly and makes reaching an effective decision more likely. Which of the following techniques can be used for development of several alternatives in the decision-making process, by generating as many feasible ideas as possible on a given topic without evaluatingthem?
[D]Linear programming

7. The term ‘ethics’ commonly refers to the rules or principles that define right and wrong conduct.Managers making ethical decisions may belong to any of the three levels of Moral Development, eachcomposed of two stages. The Pre-conventional Level of Moral Development is concerned with which ofthe following stages?
[A]Following rules only when it's of interest
[B]Living up to the expectations of people close to managers
[C]Maintaining conventional order by fulfilling obligations which managers have agreed to
[D]Valuing rights of others, and upholding non-relative values and rights, regardless of the majority's opinion

8. Which of the following is not a responsibility of the Chief Executive?
[A]Formulating the organization mission
[B]Anticipating future trends and looking for opportunities
[C]Devising policies and procedures for the smooth functioning of the organization
[D]Establishing departmental policies

9. Those managers whose organizational function contributes directly to the achievement of organizationalobjectives have
[A]Span of control
[B]Line authority
[C]Staff authority

10. Training is usually essential for new recruits as well as for existing manpower, who require improvedskills to advance in the organization. If a training event includes learning to be a better listener orlearning to interact effectively with coworkers, it is attempting to teach
[A]Interpersonal skills
[B]Technical skills
[C]Problem-solving skills
[D]Analytical skills

11. What is the effect of strategy on structure?
[A]There is no relationship between structure and strategy
[B]Strategy has no effect on structure
[C]Strategy should follow structure
[D]Strategy usually precedes structure but sometimes follows it

12. When a Managing Director/Chairman creates a new department and defines the authority of thisdepartment within that organization, this is part of which function of management?

13. Which of the following implies that the outcome of every alternative is known?
[A]Bounded rationality
[B]Unbounded rationality

14. Which of the following is a computerized database containing basic information about each employeethat can be used to assess the likely availability of individuals for meeting current and future humanresource needs?
[A]Manpower Inventory
[B]Replacement Planning
[C]Succession Planning
[D]Skills Inventory

15. Which of the following is included in the set of environmental contingency factors identified in path-goal theory?
[A]Locus of control
[B]Perceived ability
[C]Relationship with coworkers