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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Business Management Quiz - 78

1. Which of the following is/are not assumption(s) on which Edgar H. Schein based his study of humanbehavior?
I. Rational- economic assumptions.
II. Social assumptions.
III. Self-actualization assumptions.
IV. Physiological assumptions.
[A]Only (IV) above
[B]Both (I) and (II) above
[C]Both (II) and (IV) above
[D]Both (III) and (IV) above


2. Which of the following is a written statement of what a jobholder does, how it's done, and why it'sdone?
[A]Job Specification
[B]Job Analysis
[C]Job Plan
[D]Job Description


3. The path-goal theory was developed by Robert J. House and Terence R. Mitchell and it is a type ofsituational leadership theory. As per this theory, all of the following are pertinent leadership behaviors except
[A]Directive leadership
[B]Delegating leadership
[C]Supportive leadership
[D]Participative leadership


4. In human resource planning, which of the following is not an element in ‘Resource SupplyForecasting’?
[A]Turnover rate
[B]Current inventory
[C]Absenteeism rate
[D]Productivity program


5. According to the University of Michigan studies, leaders who monitored work closely to ensure thatprescribed methods were followed and productivity standards met were
[A]Employee centered
[B]Initiating structure centered
[C]Consideration centered
[D]Job centered


6. Information that originates within the organization is internal information and is essential for day-to-dayoperations. Which of the following is an example of internal information in an organization?
[A]Information about demand of new products or services
[B]Information describing change in policies of suppliers
[C]Details of changes in government regulations
[D]Salesperson Quotas


7. Inventory is vital to organizations, as it represents considerable costs. So, various methods have beendeveloped to control inventory related costs. Which of the following inventory control methods developed to minimize ordering and holding costs, while avoiding stockout costs?
[A]Mathematical model
[B]Linear programming
[C]Economic order quantity
[D]JIT inventory system


8. There are different information systems that serve the needs of different organization members atdifferent organizational levels. Which of the following information systems uses low-volume data and analytical models as data inputs?
[A]Management Information System
[B]Decision Support System
[C]Executive Support System
[D]Transaction Processing System


9. There are different kinds of tests used in the selection process. Which of the following selection tests explores alertness, comprehension and reasoning abilities of applicants?
[A]Work Sampling tests
[B]Knowledge tests
[C]Personality tests
[D]Intelligence tests


10. Organizational development (OD) is a systematic, integrated and planned approach to improveenterprise effectiveness. Organizational development relies on the use of _______, which are changestrategies developed and initiated with the help of a change agent.
[A]Interventions
[B]Plans
[C]Policies
[D]Innovations


11. According to Maslow, a need stops motivating
[A]When it is substantially satisfied
[B]When the next level of needs is achieved
[C]When an individual returns to a lower level need
[D]A need never stops motivating


12. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory argues that needs form a five-level hierarchy. Which of thefollowing statements is not correct about this theory?
[A]Lower level needs must be satisfied before higher level needs become motivating
[B]Providing additional rewards will not be motivating, if the need has already been satisfied
[C]The needs identified in Maslow's hierarchy run in descending order
[D]Providing for higher level needs will not motivate unless all lower level needs have been met


13. Which of the following factors will least likely increase the quality of the controlling process?
[A]Making the control activities the goals of the control process
[B]Instituting different kinds of organizational goals
[C]Taking timely corrective action
[D]Communicating the mechanics of the control process


14. JIT (Just-In-Time) inventory control is an approach to inventory control, which stipulates that materialsshould arrive just, as they are needed, in the production process. Which of the following wouldgenerally not be associated with a successful JIT program, for the purpose of inventory control?
[A]Well-organized receiving and handling of materials purchased from suppliers
[B]Strong management commitment
[C]Suppliers located in diverse and distant locations
[D]High quality of materials purchased from suppliers


15. Which of the following control systems helps the manager to match actual and the planned revenues andvarious organizational activities?
[A]Financial control
[B]Budgetary control
[C]Quality control
[D]Inventory control


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