Monday, March 12, 2012

Management Quiz - 45 (MBA Solved Papers)

1. Hazard analysis and Critical Control Point Method (HACCP) is used in the food manufacturing industry to identify and prevent microbial and other germs from causing harm to food. With respect to HACCP, which of the following principles involves identifying the maximum or minimum level at which the food safety hazard has to be controlled to reduce it to an acceptable level?
[A]Hazard analysis
[B]Identifying control points
[C]Critical limits
[D]Establish corrective actions

2. Which leadership theory, Vinod Sharma is said to be using when he determines the effectiveness of decisions as measured by group performance with respect to quality of the decision and its acceptance?
[A]House's Path-Goal Theory
[B]Vroom and Yetton's Normative Decision Model
[C]Blake and Mouton's Managerial Grid
[D]Hersey and Blanchard's Situational Leadership Model

3. In human resource planning, which of the following is not an element in ‘resource demand forecasting?’
[A]Turnover rate
[B]Strategic plans
[D]Production schedules

4. Which of the following is/are claim(s) that support self-appraisal?
I. It increases personal commitment of employees.
II. It improves employees understanding of job performance.
III. It provides a great deal of information about the appraisee.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above

5. Lyman W. Porter and Edward E. Lawler III developed the expanded expectancy theory model. Which of the following is not true with regard to the Porter and Lawler model of motivation?
[A]It’s built on Vroom’s expectancy theory
[B]It means motivation is not a simple cause-and-effect matter
[C]It assumes that satisfaction leads to performance
[D]It emphasizes careful assessment of the reward structure

6. Which of the following is included in the set of situational factors for effective leadership identified in path-goal theory?
[A]Organization structure
[B]Formal authority system
[C]Work group
[D]Self confidence

7. Kurt Lewin, a researcher at the University of Iowa, and his colleagues, proposed three leadership styles. viz., autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire. Which of the following statements is not true regarding these three leadership styles?
[A]A democratic leader actively tries to solicit the input of subordinates
[B]A laissez-faire leader avoids making decisions
[C]An autocratic leader will always have low performance from employees
[D]A democratic leader usually requires a consensus before reaching a decision

8. Which of the following statements is not true?
[A]Steering controls are used following completion of activity
[B]Preventive controls are used prior to the start of activity and feedback controls follow completion of activity
[C]Concurrent controls are used during the performance of activity and feedforward controls prior to start of activity
[D]Quality control tests of output are an example of concurrent control

9. Which of the following statements about revenue centers is/are true?
I. Sales and marketing departments are examples of revenue centers.
II. In revenue centers, outputs are measured in monetary terms and directly compared with input costs.
III. A revenue center cannot be responsible for changes in profit levels.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Both (I) and (III) above
[D]Both (II) and (III) above

10. Which of the following is not true about a comprehensive interview?
[A]The unstructured interview yields more valid data than a structured interview
[B]The structured interview is useful if a large number of candidates have to be interviewed
[C]In an unstructured interview the candidate is allowed to talk freely on general questions
[D]Structured interviews are mechanical and may convey disinterest to the candidate

11. Managers often have to choose the best alternative from a given set of alternatives. What is the technique that managers use for selecting an optimum combination of factors from a series of interrelated alternatives?
[A]Economic order quantity
[B]Linear programming
[C]JIT system

12. Managers using which of the following techniques most effectively acquire problem-solving skills?
[A]A mentor relationship
[B]Planned Progression
[C]Job rotation
[D]Simulation exercises

13. Which stage of the creative process links the unconscious state of mind with the conscious state?
[A]Unconscious scanning
[D]Logical formulation

14. Which of the following controls is based on the idea that most of the negative deviations from standards can be overcome by applying the fundamentals of management?
[A]Preventive control
[B]Cybernetic control
[C]Direct control
[D]Steering control

15. Which of the following are characteristics of the planning process usually adopted in the Japanese management style?
I. Long-term orientation.
II. Individual decision-making.
III. Decisions flowing from bottom to top and back.
IV. Decisions initiated at the top, flowing down.
V. Slow decision-making.
[A]Both (I) and (II) above
[B]Both (I) and (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (IV) above
[D](I), (III) and (V) above