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Monday, September 17, 2012

Management Quiz Questions & Answers - 82

1. With respect to creativity in organizations, which of the following is/are assumption(s) of the traditionalmodel of management?
I. Work is inherently distasteful to most people.
II. Most people can exercise far more creative, responsible self-direction and self-control than their present jobs demand.
III. People desire to belong and to be recognized as individuals.
IV. What workers do is less important than what they earn for doing it.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (I) and (IV) above
[D]Both (II) and (III) above


2. Which of the following control systems is/are used by all levels of management?
I. Financial control system.
II. Budgetary control system.
III. Quality control system.
IV. Inventory control system.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (II) and (III) above
[D]Both (III) and (IV) above


3. Which of the following are elements of job specification?
I. Education.
II. Work experience.
III. Job title.
IV. Duties.
V. Communication skills.
[A](I), (II) and (III) above
[B](I), (II) and (V) above
[C](I), (IV) and (V) above
[D](II), (III) and (IV) above


4. Which of the following is/are corrective controls?
I. Feed forward controls.
II. Yes-no controls.
III. Feedback controls.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]All (I), (II) and (III) above


5. Interpretation of messages plays a very important role in communication within or outsideorganizations. The interpretation of a message by an individual is known as
[A]Message interference
[B]Perception
[C]Noise
[D]Semantics


6. Which of the following statements is/are true about executive support systems?
I. They provide market intelligence, investment intelligence and technology intelligence.
II. They make greater use of analytical models and are less interactive.
III. They support decision-making at the top level of management.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (III) above


7. Information is one of the important resources for managers. For information to be useful to managers, itmust possess certain attributes. The information attribute which is prepared or presented to users often enough to be up-to-date is known as
[A]Information accuracy
[B]Information timeliness
[C]Information relevance
[D]Information frequency


8. Which of the following is the extent to which a leader defines his or her own role and those ofsubordinates so as to achieve organizational goals?
[A]Initiating structure
[B]Structure behavior
[C]Maturity behavior
[D]Consideration behavior


9. McClelland highlighted the importance of three basic needs namely need for achievement, need foraffiliation and need for power. Which of the following is/are characteristic(s) exhibited by achievement-oriented people?
I. They enjoy a sense of intimacy and understanding.
II. They see every situation as an opportunity to seize control.
III. They take a realistic approach to risk.
IV. They have an intense desire for success.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Both (I) and (II) above
[C]Both (III) and (IV) above
[D](I), (II) and (III) above


10. According to Fiedler, the primary factors that should be used as a basis for moving leaders into moreappropriate situations are
[A]Task behavior, consideration behavior, maturity
[B]Maturity, job knowledge, responsibility
[C]The worker, the leader, the situation
[D]Leader-member relations, task structure, position power


11. Performance appraisal methods must consider various aspects of a job. Which of the following types ofappraisal implies evaluating an individual based on actual job performance?
[A]Behavior-oriented
[B]Results-oriented
[C]Work-oriented
[D]Skills-oriented


12. A manager who re-designs the jobs of her subordinates so that they include a better chance for personal growth is using job
[A]Analysis
[B]Description
[C]Enlargement
[D]Enrichment


13. Which of the following statements is not true with respect to creative individuals in an organization?
[A]They come up with new and unusual ideas
[B]They are seldom satisfied with status quo
[C]They object to conformity
[D]They stick to intellectual and rational aspects of their personalities in problem solving and do not use the emotional aspect


14. Which of the following is an index that measures one variable relative to another?
[A]Balance sheet
[B]Ratio
[C]Asset
[D]Budget


15. Which of the following is not an output in the ‘Distribution Logistics Model?’
[A]Warehousing lead-times
[B]Inventory plan
[C]Production schedule
[D]Materials procurement schedule


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