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Ols 284 Exam 1 Practice

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This is a practice exam for OLS 284. It is to help me study.

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  • 1. 
    The status and influence accorded an emergent leader depends primarily on
    • A. 

      Expressionism

    • B. 

      Social exchange that takes place

    • C. 

      Regulations

    • D. 

      Provide more interestin and challenging tasks

  • 2. 
    What is the most common element in definitions of leadership?
    • A. 

      Dyadic

    • B. 

      Globalization

    • C. 

      Influence

    • D. 

      Change

  • 3. 
    What level of leadership processes is emphasized in most theories of effective leadership?
    • A. 

      Influence

    • B. 

      Individual Level

    • C. 

      Expressionism

    • D. 

      Dyadic

  • 4. 
    A theory that emphasizes leader traits and skills as determinants of leadership behavior is best categorized at what level
    • A. 

      Dyadic

    • B. 

      Individual level

    • C. 

      Personal level

    • D. 

      Group influence

  • 5. 
    According to Mintzberg, which type of role is likely to get the highest priority?
    • A. 

      Disturbance Handler

    • B. 

      Leader Role

    • C. 

      Follower Role

    • D. 

      Personal Role

  • 6. 
    Which are the four general processes in managerial work?
    • A. 

      Influencing, Exchaning info, Decision Sharing, Developing Relationships

    • B. 

      Self Efficacy, Self Determination, Managing, Impact

    • C. 

      Decision Making, Expressing, Internalizing, Conforming

    • D. 

      Influencing, Exhanging Info, Decision Making, Developing Relationships

  • 7. 
    What is an example of "Initiating Structure" as defined in the Ohio State Studies?
    • A. 

      Maintaining standards of performance

    • B. 

      Assiging favorable tasks to employees

    • C. 

      Criticizing good performance

    • D. 

      Empowering Employees

  • 8. 
    Consideration by a leader is most likely to result in:
    • A. 

      Satisfaction of employee

    • B. 

      High structure

    • C. 

      Acceptance and satisfaction of Employee

    • D. 

      Dissatisfaction of employee

  • 9. 
    What is the most likely benefit from using participation in decision making?
    • A. 

      Satisfaction of employee

    • B. 

      High structure

    • C. 

      Acceptance and satisfaction of employee

    • D. 

      Dissatisfaction of employee

  • 10. 
    Fleishman and Harris found that grievances and turnover were lowest when:
    • A. 

      High Consideration and High Structure

    • B. 

      High Consideration and Low Structure

    • C. 

      Low Consideration and High Structure

    • D. 

      Low Consideration and Low Structure

  • 11. 
    According to Blake and Mouton, effective leaders are most likely to:
    • A. 

      Demonstrate concern for tasks and relationships only

    • B. 

      Demonstrate concern for tasks only

    • C. 

      Demonstrate concern for relationships only

    • D. 

      Demonstrate concern for tasks and relationships and performance

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is least likely to be an outcome of leader supporting behavior?
    • A. 

      Increase stress

    • B. 

      Better time management

    • C. 

      Employee supervisor relationship is increased

    • D. 

      Employee works harder

  • 13. 
    Which decision procedure combines participation with leader control over the final decision?
    • A. 

      A1 (Autocratic)

    • B. 

      A2 (Autocratic)

    • C. 

      C1 (Consultation)

    • D. 

      C2 (Consultation)

    • E. 

      G2 (Group)

  • 14. 
    According to the Vroom and Yetton Model of leadership, the leader should not use group decision-making when:
    • A. 

      Goals are inconsistant with leader and follower

    • B. 

      Depending on the follower to make the decision

    • C. 

      When unloading work to others

  • 15. 
    According to the Vroom and Yetton model of leadership, the leader should not use autocratic decision-making when:
    • A. 

      When goals are inconsistant with leader and follower

    • B. 

      When depending on follower to make a decision

    • C. 

      When unloading work to others

  • 16. 
    What is the least important reason for delegating to subordinates?
    • A. 

      When Goals are inconsistant with leader and follower

    • B. 

      When depending on follower to make a decision

    • C. 

      When unloading work to others

  • 17. 
    What are the defining elements of psychological empowerment according to Spreitzer?
    • A. 

      Decision Making, Exchanging Info, Influencing, Developing relationships

    • B. 

      Managing, Self Determination, Self Efficacy, Impact

    • C. 

      Exemplification, IIngratiation, Self Promotion, Intimidation

  • 18. 
    What are recommended as guidelines for psychological empowerment
    • A. 

      Empowerment leads to growth of individual

    • B. 

      Empowerment leads to success in goals

    • C. 

      Empowerment leads to dissatisfaction

  • 19. 
    According to LMX theory, effective leaders try to accomplish:
    • A. 

      Identify adverse impact of behavior

    • B. 

      Identify problems in the organization

    • C. 

      Identify individuals who will bring forth unique skills and improve results

  • 20. 
    When there is a high LMX relationship, the leader is more likely to:
    • A. 

      Provide more interesting and challenging tasks

    • B. 

      Provide helpful feedback

    • C. 

      Provide professional relationship

    • D. 

      Blame costs on skills and abillities

  • 21. 
    When is a special exchange relationship with some subordinates least likely to occur?
    • A. 

      WHen the leader provides more interesting and challenging tasks

    • B. 

      When the leader provides feedback

    • C. 

      When the leader is seen as an in

    • D. 

      When the leader is seen as an out

  • 22. 
    What is the best way to deal with a subordinate's performance deficiencies?
    • A. 

      Criticize poor performance

    • B. 

      Discuss poor performance with them

    • C. 

      Make the subordinate an in

  • 23. 
    What are the impression management tactics?
    • A. 

      Decision Making, Exhanging Info, Influencing, Developing Relationships

    • B. 

      Managing, Self Efficacy, Self Determination, Impact

    • C. 

      Exemplification, Ingratiation, Self Promotion, Intimidation

    • D. 

      Expression, Thinking, Knowledge, Regulation

  • 24. 
    What techniques are not good examples of impression management by followers?
    • A. 

      Waiting to be told what to do

    • B. 

      Taking initiative

    • C. 

      Asking for honest feedback

  • 25. 
    What kind of power is dependent upon friendship and trust?
    • A. 

      Expert Power

    • B. 

      Rational Persuation

    • C. 

      Reverent Power

    • D. 

      Personal Power

  • 26. 
    Which influence process is most likely to result in continued commitment to a task objective regardless of the manager's subsequent actions?
    • A. 

      Compliance

    • B. 

      Rational Persuasion

    • C. 

      Coalition

    • D. 

      Internalization

  • 27. 
    Which two kinds of power have been found to be related most strongly to leader effectiveness in motivating subordinates?
    • A. 

      Expert Power only

    • B. 

      Internalization only

    • C. 

      Reverent Power only

    • D. 

      Expert and Reverent Power

    • E. 

      Internalization and Reverent Power

  • 28. 
    The status and influence accorded an emergent leader depends primarily on:
    • A. 

      Social exhange that takes place

    • B. 

      Feedback between supervisor and employee

    • C. 

      Empowerment

  • 29. 
    What level of psychological commitment does legitimate power typically produce?
    • A. 

      Compliance

    • B. 

      Coalition

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Rational Persuasion

  • 30. 
    Which influence tactic is used most frequently in organizations?
    • A. 

      Compliance

    • B. 

      Coalition

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Rational Persuation

  • 31. 
    Which tactic is used more often to influence superiors than to influence subordinates?
    • A. 

      Coalition

    • B. 

      Compliance

    • C. 

      Knowledge

    • D. 

      Rational Persuasion

  • 32. 
    What is the most accurate conclusion about traits and success as a manager?
    • A. 

      They put employees first and Empower them

    • B. 

      They put their ego first

    • C. 

      They are preconditions

  • 33. 
    Effective leaders are likely to have which of the big five personality traits?
    • A. 

      Decision Making, Exchanging Info, Influencing, Developing Relationships

    • B. 

      MManaging, Self Efficacy, Self Determination, Impact

    • C. 

      Exemplification, Ingratiation, Self Promotion, Intimidation

    • D. 

      Expression, Thinking, Knowledge, Regulation

    • E. 

      Extroversion, Concienciousness, Forward Thinking

  • 34. 
    A very narcissistic leader is most likely to:
    • A. 

      Put their ego first

    • B. 

      Put employees first and Empower them

    • C. 

      Put your own ego and status before employees

  • 35. 
    A leader with socialized power motive is more likely to:
    • A. 

      Put their ego first

    • B. 

      Put employees first and empower them

    • C. 

      Put your own ego and status before employees

  • 36. 
    A leader with a personalized power motive is more likely to:
    • A. 

      Put their ego first

    • B. 

      Put employees first and empower them

    • C. 

      Put your own ego and status before employees

  • 37. 
    What are the dimensions of emotional intelligence?
    • A. 

      Decision Making, Exhanging Info, Influencing, Developing Relationships

    • B. 

      Managing, Self Efficacy, Self Determination, Impact

    • C. 

      Exemplification, Ingratiation, Self Promotion, Intimidation

    • D. 

      Expression, Thinking, Knowledge, Regulation