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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Business Management Quiz (MBA Quiz) - 83

1. Which of the following is a subsystem of the Just-In-Time (JIT) approach and involves the use of cardsand containers to move parts and components from one work area to another?
[A]Economic order quantity
[B]Linear programming
[C]Reorder point
[D]Kanban


2. Which of the following is/are prerequisite(s) for effective listening?
I. Avoiding premature evaluation.
II. Expecting the message to follow a fixed pattern.
III. Practicing active listening.
IV. Trying to benefit from the ‘talk processes’ of the speaker rather than from one’s own rapid ‘thought process’.
[A]Only (III) above
[B]Both (I) and (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (IV) above


3. Which of the following statements is/are true about feed forward controls?
I. They are future-oriented.
II. Quality control inspections are examples of feed forward controls.
III. They are preliminary controls.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (III) above


4. Lyman Porter and his colleagues classified the underlying nature of people into six models. Which ofthe following views proposes that people are unpredictable, subjective, relative and unique in nature?
[A]Rational
[B]Emotional
[C]Behavioristic
[D]Phenomenological


5. Which of the following is/are step(s) involved in the ‘Enterprise Self Audit?’
I. Study the outlook of the industry in which the firm is operating.
II. Appraise the position of the firm.
III. Re-examine the basic objectives and major policies of the firm.
IV. Take the opinion of an outside firm.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Both (I) and (II) above
[C]Both (III) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (III) above


6. Hazard analysis and Critical Control Point Method (HACCP) is used in the food manufacturing industryto identify and prevent microbial and other germs from causing harm to food. Which of the following is not one of the principles on which HACCP preventive control systems should be based?
[A]Hazard analysis
[B]Identifying control points
[C]Management audit
[D]Establish corrective actions


7. In the selection process, which of the following involves furnishing information of persons who canassure the recruiting firm that the information given by the applicant is reliable?
[A]Preliminary screening
[B]Application blank
[C]Reference check
[D]Comprehensive interview


8. Which of the following is/are potential barrier(s) to successful controlling?
I. Overemphasizing short-term production as opposed to long-term production.
II. Creative employee frustration leading to reduced workplace morale.
III. The falsification of reports.
IV. Narrowing the perception of organization members to the detriment of the organization.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (III) above
[D]All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above


9. The first stage in a corporation’s multinationalization is when the corporation
[A]Multinationalizes ownership of corporate stock
[B]Multinationalizes management from top to bottom
[C]Establishes foreign manufacturing facilities
[D]Exports its products


10. In Vroom’s expectancy theory, which of the following is the motivational component that refers to thepreference of an individual for a particular outcome?
[A]Valence
[B]Expectancy
[C]Instrumentality
[D]Motivation


11. Which of the following is/are true about planned change?
I. It reflects change in operating philosophy.
II. It aims at improving the ability of an organization to adapt to changes in its environment.
III. It aims at keeping the employee behavior unchanged.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above


12. Which of the following is not an extrinsic reward?
[A]Money
[B]Satisfaction
[C]Amenities
[D]Promotion


13. According to the managerial grid, which of the following leaders believes that thoughtful attention tothe needs of people for a satisfying relationship leads to a comfortable, friendly organizational atmosphere and work tempo?
[A]Task
[B]Middle of the road
[C]Country club
[D]Team


14. Which of the following is not an example of noise in the communication process?
[A]Poor telephone connection
[B]Ambiguous symbols leading to faulty encoding
[C]Inattentive receiver
[D]Improper feedback


15. Jyotsna strives to develop friendships, prefers to work in cooperative situations, and works toward ahigh degree of mutual understanding in her relationships. Which need is she demonstrating?
[A]Achievement
[B]Power
[C]Recognition
[D]Affiliation


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