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Management Final Exam Practice

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Management Final Exam Practice
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1.  Which of the following pieces of advice is likely to lead to entrepreneurial success, according to your text? A) Be flexible in order to take advantage of changing opportunities. B) Work for someone else in your desired field before starting your own business, in order to gain experience and skills. C) Make the new venture your full-time job and devote significant amounts of time to hands-on management. D) Have enough money to operate for at least six months to one year without any profit. E) All of these.
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2.  McDonald's has determined how small onion should be chopped and how much should be put on a hamburger. Which step in the control process does this represent? A) Corrective action B) Measuring performance C) Comparison of performance to standards D) Setting performance standards E) Goal setting
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3.  A company that carefully evaluates job applicants is using ____ control. A) screening B) cybernetic C) postaction D) preliminary E) yes-no
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4.  The best alternative is the most ____ alternative A) efficient B) controllable C) profitable D) effective E) valid
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5.  Organizations make the decision to have a centralized or decentralized international control system when they are addressing issues of ____ control. A) operational B) strategic C) financial D) bureaucratic E) None of these.
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6.  In times of economic prosperity, small firms are the first to hire additional workers and big firms are last. In times of economic downswings, small firms are the first to eliminate workers and big firms are last. This reflects which attribute of small firms as compared to large firms? A) Increased innovation B) Increased flexibility C) Higher susceptibility to lawsuits D) Economies of scale E) All of these.
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7.  Which of the following is NOT a strategy for managing diversity? A) Organizational policies B) Diversity training C) Selective recruitment D) Supportive organization culture E) Organizational practices
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8.  David tells his people his standards, schedules work for his section, and gives his people updates on standard achievement. Based on the path-goal theory, what kind of leader behaviors is David exhibiting? A) Supportive B) Directive C) Achievement-oriented D) Participative
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9.  A crystal manufacturer has found a way to improve the management of its inventory of lead, which is part of its ____ inventory. A) finished-goods B) work-in-process C) raw materials D) in-transit E) just-in-time
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10.  Tony Hayward, former CEO of BP, made statements and decisions about vacations during the oil spill that led to him stepping down as CEO. His innate belief without conscious consideration that attending a polo match during the crises was ok shows he used A) escalation of commitment. B) classical decision making. C) satisficing. D) means-end inversion. E) bad intuition.
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11.  Managing organizational culture is likely to become more difficult when A) the firm has recently undergone a merger. B) management has no clear idea of the desired culture. C) the firm has recently suffered from poor performance. D) All of these. E) Only when "the firm has recently undergone a merger" and "management has no clear idea of the desired culture."
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12.  Which of the following is a strategic challenge that faces a small business? A) Emphasizing distinctive competencies B) Writing a business plan C) Finding a niche market D) Raising capital E) All of these.
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13.  OpenSkies flies only between Washington Dulles and Paris or Newark Liberty and Paris. It offers all-business-class service with 12 seats that lie flat or 72 that recline 140 degrees. The reclining seats are an example of A) features. B) aesthetics. C) reliability. D) durability. E) serviceability.
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14.  What is the most important idea for managers to remember from equity theory? A) Over-rewarded employees perform best. B) Under-rewarded employees perform best. C) For rewards to motivate employees, employees must perceive them as being fair. D) Employees must consider their inputs equal to the inputs of their "comparison other." E) Employees must consider their outcomes equal to the outcomes of their "comparison other."
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15.  What was Henri Fayol attempting to do when he developed his principles of management? A) Provide managers with an exhaustive list of management principles that were not to be violated B) Develop the foundation for contemporary organization theory C) Specify four basic functions in which managers should engage D) Systematize the practice of management by giving managers guidelines he had found useful E) Propose a theory about subordinates' acceptance of authority
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16.  Jacques Torres is founder, CEO, and owner of Jacques Torres Chocolate in Brooklyn NY. He is a(n) A) intrapreneur. B) entrepreneur. C) franchisee. D) lease holder. E) professional manager. Points Earned:     2.0/2.0
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17.  Which of the following is an example of an owner of a business? A) Individual investors who buy stock in that business B) Partners C) People who have legal property rights to that business D) Individuals who finance and start up a new business E) All of these.
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18.  When Donald Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense, he was a very strong-willed manager. He was often able to persuade generals and admirals to do what he thought was best. Which disadvantage of group decision making was that group experiencing? A) Diversity of background B) Compromise C) Groupthink D) Domination by one member E) Time required to get a decision
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19.  An assembly operation includes four different jobs. Bob spends three weeks on each of these jobs and then starts the cycle over again with the first job of the operation. This is an example of job A) specialization. B) rotation. C) enlargement. D) enrichment. E) delegation.
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20.  Which of the following is an important dimension for assessing diversity? A) Age B) Gender C) Religion D) Ethnicity E) All of these.
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21.  Gore Associates has separate plants for making camping gear, uniforms, and dental floss. It uses ____ departmentalization. A) functional B) product C) divisional D) customer E) specialization
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22.  Which of the following activities is essential to the role of entrepreneur? A) Assuming the risks of operating a business B) Active involvement in operating the business C) Being one's own boss D) Starting a new business venture E) All of these.
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23.  Operations management is the set of managerial activities used by an organization to transform ____ into ____ and ____. A) outputs; resources; inputs B) services; resources; outputs C) inputs; resources; activities D) resources; products; services E) None of these.
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24.  According to the text, the major problem associated with total factor productivity is that A) the data are too hard to obtain. B) all ingredients must be expressed in the same terms. C) it clearly tells the manager what to do to correct a problem. D) it is not compatible with standard accounting procedures. E) it is nothing more than a cost-benefit analysis.
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25.  Claudia is trying to develop a communications plan for a new plant opening. She puts in many hours of overtime and eventually gives up and goes home without finishing the project. She is experiencing which response to stress? A) Alarm B) Resistance C) Exhaustion D) Cognitive dissonance E) None of these.
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26.  Eleanor has to create an invention for her fourth grade science project. She runs into the kitchen shouting "I've got it." She is experiencing which stage of the creative process? A) Preparation B) Incubation C) Insight D) Verification E) Cognitive dissonance
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27.  Luke is only 5'3" tall. When he meets with people, he prefers to sit in chairs rather than stand. This is an example of A) body language. B) inflection and tone. C) facial expression. D) images. E) setting.
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28.  The records department at Chelsea Community Hospital is an example of a(n) A) interest group. B) informal group. C) team. D) task group. E) functional group.
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29.  For a major project for his employer, Jason wants to choose the management consulting team that will give his employer the best outcome. Which decision criteria should Jason use to maximize effectiveness? A) He should choose the team with the lowest expenses. B) He should choose the team that can complete the project the quickest. C) He should choose the team that has the most knowledge and experience. D) Can't decide¾None of these criteria are likely to lead to effectiveness. E) Can't decide¾Jason needs to know which criteria are most important to his employer.
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30.  Tom is taking art classes because he thinks they will help him be more creative at work. He is experiencing which stage of the creative process? A) Insight B) Incubation C) Preparation D) Verification E) Cognitive dissonance
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31.  Aviation officers in the Army know how to fly and manage people. Flying is one of their ____ skills. A) human B) organizational C) conceptual D) technical E) None of these.
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32.  ____ is the set of forces that cause people to behave in certain ways. A) Motivation B) Management C) Perception D) Personality E) Compensation
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33.  Lynne is responsible for training in a South Brunswick School District. Her job requirements are not associated with any particular management specialty. Lynne is working in what functional area? A) Operations B) Finance C) Production D) Marketing E) Administration
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34.  Interpersonal skills enable managers A) to take an overall view of how the parts of the organization interrelate and to think strategically. B) to solve detailed problems for their subordinates. C) to understand and interact effectively with others in the organization. D) to diagnose organizational problems correctly. E) None of these.
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35.  ____ control is characterized by ____ rules and a(n) ____ structural arrangement. A) Decentralized; formal; organic B) Decentralized; informal; organic C) Bureaucratic; informal; mechanistic D) Bureaucratic; formal; organic E) None of these.
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36.  Bonnie is taking a trip to Hawaii. She made her reservations online and is using self check-in at the airport. This is an example of A) advancement in service technology. B) advancement in manufacturing technology. C) computer-aided manufacturing. D) computer aided design. E) computer-assisted technology.
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37.  When General Mills entered the yogurt market by buying Yoplait, it stated that it wanted to achieve sales of $50 million in five years. It was A) attempting to control its external environment. B) attempting to be timely with its controls. C) integrating planning with control. D) relying on bureaucratic controls. E) None of these.
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38.  Johnson & Johnson does not require its various divisions to report in frequently. It believes in letting each manager have the authority to respond quickly to environmental changes. These changes do not have to be approved by Johnson & Johnson before they are implemented. Johnson & Johnson has ____ strategic control. A) bureaucratic B) inappropriate C) decentralized D) formalized E) inflexible
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39.  Which of the following decision-making models is based on the belief that human behavior is often imperfect? A) Rational B) Emotional C) Classical D) Behavioral E) Sequential
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40.  The standards of behavior that a group accepts for its members are called A) norms. B) roles. C) rules. D) customs. E) values.
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