Sunday, April 8, 2012

Management Quiz Question Answers (Business Management Quiz - 52)

1. According to the Japanese management practices, what refersto a manager whose task is not only tosupervise people at work but also to show fatherly concern for their subordinate’s private life?
[D]Sushin Kayo

2. The theory of motivation proposed by Victor H. Vroom, is known as expectancy theory of motivation.In the expectancy theory of motivation, which of the following linkages describe expectancy?
[A]Performance-outcome linkage
[B]Outcome-effort linkage
[C]Effort-outcome linkage
[D]Effort-performance linkage

3. The Japanese Management organizing process usually involves
I. Collective responsibility and accountability.
II. Ambiguity of decision responsibility.
III. Clear and specific decision responsibility.
IV. Informal organization structure.
V. Formal bureaucratic organization structure.
[A](I), (II) and (III) above
[B](I), (II) and (IV) above
[C](I), (II) and (V) above
[D](II), (III) and (IV) above

4. Which of the following is not one of the leadership styles suggested by path-goal theory?
[A]Direct leadership
[B]Benevolent-authoritative leadership
[C]Supportive leadership
[D]Participative leadership

5. Which of the following management information systems aims at facilitating communication andincreasing the efficiency and productivity of managers and office workers through document andmessage processing?
[A]Transaction processing system
[B]Decision support system
[C]Office automation system
[D]Executive support system

6. Which of the following is not upward communication?
[A]Cost accounting report
[B]Purchase order summary
[C]Production report
[D]Corporate policy statement

7. Which of the following is the primary strength of the matrix structure?
[A]Economies of scale and the ability to coordinate interdependent projects
[B]Propensity to foster power struggles
[C]Employee satisfaction
[D]Duplication of activities and resources

8. Which of the following is/are advantage(s) of BARS?
I. It provides specific feed back about job performance.
II. The program is jointly developed by manager and subordinates.
III. Anchors are based on the experience of the subordinates.
[A]Only (II) above
[B]Only (III) above
[C]Both (I) and (II) above
[D]All (I), (II) and (III) above

9. Which of the following is not one of the six characteristics of open-system organizations?
[A]Negative entropy
[B]Feedback mechanisms
[C]Dynamic homeostasis

10. Which of the following strategies of overcoming resistance to change, usually involves selectivelyproviding information about a change so that it appears more attractive or necessary to potential resisters?

11. Which of the following true about a scalar chain?
[A]It defines the communication path in an organization
[B]It defines the roles and responsibilities in an organization
[C]It explains the organizational structure
[D]It outlines the critical activities in a process

12. Which stage of the decision-making process is either nonexistent or given little attention inprogrammed decision making?
[A]Analysis of alternatives
[B]Development of the alternatives
[C]Identification of decision criteria
[D]Identification of problem

13. Which of the following is not true regarding programmed decisions?
[A]They are made in well-structured situations
[B]They are based on established policies and procedures
[C]They require managers to exercise discretion
[D]They are made mostly by lower-level managers

14. Leadership expert, Bernard M. Bass, was the main proponent of transformational leadership. Which of the following behaviors is most consistent with transformational leadership?
[A]Letting subordinates know what is expected of them
[B]Showing concern for the well-being and needs of subordinates
[C]Consulting with subordinates, encouraging their suggestions and carefully considering their ideas when making decisions
[D]Motivating individuals to perform beyond normal expectations by inspiring subordinates to focus on broader missions that transcend their own immediate interests

15. Value engineering involves four steps as stated below. What is the correct sequence of these steps?
I. Identifying each part’s relative contribution value to the final unit or product.
II. Dividing the product into parts and operations.
III. Finding a new approach for the items of high cost and low value.
IV. Identifying the costs for each part and operation.
[A](I), (II), (III), (IV)
[B](II), (I), (III), (IV)
[C](II), (IV), (I), (III)
[D](IV), (III), (II), (I)

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