Business Management MCQ Quiz: Exam!

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What do you know about business management? Business management refers to managing and coordinating all aspects of a business. It is the authority to plan, organize, direct and control business resources for a specific goal. Business managers have the responsibility and power to oversee or supervise a group or company while making crucial business decisions. This quiz is ideal if you are a business major. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There are four main functions of Management. They are:

    • A.

      Leading, Directing, Planning, Controlling

    • B.

      Planning, Controlling, Staffing, Organizing

    • C.

      Planning, Organizing, Controlling, Leading

    Correct Answer
    C. Planning, Organizing, Controlling, Leading
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Planning, Organizing, Controlling, Leading. These four functions of management are considered essential for effective management. Planning involves setting goals, defining strategies, and developing plans to achieve them. Organizing involves arranging resources and tasks to achieve the goals. Controlling involves monitoring progress, comparing it with the plans, and taking corrective actions if necessary. Leading involves inspiring and motivating employees to achieve the goals. These functions are interconnected and necessary for successful management of any organization.

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  • 2. 

    A strategic planning tool used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to a project. It involves specifying the objective of the project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective.

    • A.

      Implementation Strategy

    • B.

      SWOT Strategy

    • C.

      Growth Strategy

    • D.

      Focus Strategy

    Correct Answer
    B. SWOT Strategy
    Explanation
    The SWOT strategy is a strategic planning tool that evaluates the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to a project. It involves identifying the objective of the project and analyzing the internal and external factors that may support or hinder the achievement of that objective. This analysis helps in understanding the project's current situation and determining the best course of action to capitalize on strengths, address weaknesses, exploit opportunities, and mitigate threats. By considering all these factors, the SWOT strategy enables effective decision-making and helps in developing a comprehensive plan for the project's success.

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  • 3. 

    When organizing a company, you must decide which type of company you want to be.  Which of the following is NOT an option?

    • A.

      Bureaucracy

    • B.

      Sole Proprietorship

    • C.

      Partnership

    • D.

      Corporation

    Correct Answer
    A. Bureaucracy
    Explanation
    The question asks for the option that is NOT an option when organizing a company. Bureaucracy is a system of government or organization in which decisions are made by state officials rather than elected representatives. It is not a type of company structure. The other options, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, and Corporation, are all legitimate options for organizing a company.

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  • 4. 

    A group of people working together in a coordinated effort to reach certain goals can best be described as a(n)

    • A.

      Authority

    • B.

      Organization

    • C.

      Special force

    • D.

      Division

    Correct Answer
    B. Organization
    Explanation
    An organization is the best description for a group of people working together in a coordinated effort to reach certain goals. This term encompasses the idea of a structured and coordinated group, where individuals have specific roles and responsibilities. Authority refers to the power or control over others, which may not necessarily imply a coordinated effort. Special force and division are more specific terms that do not capture the idea of a coordinated group working towards common goals.

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  • 5. 

    In this organization authority originates at the top and moves downward in a line:

    • A.

      Matrix organization

    • B.

      Team organization

    • C.

      Line and staff organization

    • D.

      Line organization

    Correct Answer
    D. Line organization
    Explanation
    Line organization is a hierarchical structure where authority and decision-making flow from the top management downwards in a straight line. This means that each employee reports to a single supervisor, creating a clear chain of command. Line organization is suitable for small businesses or organizations with a simple and straightforward structure. In this type of organization, there is a clear division of labor, and employees have a direct line of communication with their supervisors, ensuring quick decision-making and efficient coordination.

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  • 6. 

    Leaders who do not listen to other people but make all the decisions themselves are known as

    • A.

      Laissez-faire leaders

    • B.

      Democratic leaders

    • C.

      Autocratic leaders

    • D.

      Coercive leaders

    Correct Answer
    C. Autocratic leaders
    Explanation
    Autocratic leaders are known for their authoritative and controlling style of leadership where they make all the decisions themselves without considering the input or opinions of others. They tend to have a top-down approach, giving orders and expecting them to be followed without question. This leadership style can stifle creativity and innovation, as well as demotivate team members who feel unheard and undervalued. Autocratic leaders often rely on their own expertise and experience, believing that they know what is best for the team or organization.

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  • 7. 

    The lowest level of management is

    • A.

      Supervisory management

    • B.

      Middle management

    • C.

      Senior management

    • D.

      Upper management

    Correct Answer
    A. Supervisory management
    Explanation
    Supervisory management refers to the lowest level of management within an organization. This level is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and directly supervising the employees. They ensure that the tasks are completed efficiently, provide guidance and support to the employees, and enforce company policies. Supervisory managers typically have limited decision-making authority and report to middle management. They play a crucial role in maintaining the productivity and performance of the workforce.

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  • 8. 

    A manager in this role decides how many and what kind of people a business needs to meet its goals, and then recruits select and trains the right people.

    • A.

      Planning

    • B.

      Staffing

    • C.

      Leading

    • D.

      Organizing

    Correct Answer
    B. Staffing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is staffing because the explanation states that a manager in this role decides how many and what kind of people a business needs to meet its goals, and then recruits, selects, and trains the right people. Staffing involves the process of identifying the manpower requirements of an organization and finding suitable individuals to fill those positions.

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  • 9. 

    An organization that has many levels with small spans of management is called?

    • A.

      Tall structure

    • B.

      Flat structure

    • C.

      Short structure

    • D.

      Team structure

    Correct Answer
    A. Tall structure
    Explanation
    A tall structure refers to an organization that has many levels of management with a small span of control. In this type of structure, there are several layers of management, with each manager overseeing a relatively small number of employees. This allows for closer supervision and control over employees, but can also result in a more bureaucratic and hierarchical organization.

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  • 10. 

    The idea that personality, social, or even physical traits determine good leadership is associated with?

    • A.

      Reinforcement theory

    • B.

      Path-goal theory

    • C.

      Leadership theory

    • D.

      Trait theory

    Correct Answer
    D. Trait theory
    Explanation
    Trait theory suggests that good leadership can be determined by certain personality, social, or physical traits. This theory focuses on the belief that individuals possess inherent qualities that make them effective leaders. It emphasizes that traits such as confidence, intelligence, assertiveness, and charisma are essential for successful leadership. According to trait theory, these traits are relatively stable and can be used to identify potential leaders.

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  • 11. 

    The point at which increasing controls no longer increase performance or reduce costs is determined through

    • A.

      Economic behaviors

    • B.

      Setting standards

    • C.

      Cost-benefit analysis

    • D.

      Analyzing behavior

    Correct Answer
    C. Cost-benefit analysis
    Explanation
    Cost-benefit analysis is a method used to evaluate the potential benefits and costs of a decision or action. It involves comparing the expected benefits of an action with its expected costs to determine whether the benefits outweigh the costs. In the context of the given question, cost-benefit analysis is used to determine the point at which increasing controls (such as implementing more regulations or restrictions) will no longer result in increased performance or reduced costs. This analysis helps in identifying the optimal level of controls that balances the benefits and costs effectively.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is owned by one person?

    • A.

      Parntership

    • B.

      Sole Proprietorship

    • C.

      Corporation

    • D.

      LLC

    Correct Answer
    B. Sole Proprietorship
    Explanation
    A sole proprietorship is owned by one person. In this type of business entity, there is no legal distinction between the owner and the business. The owner has complete control and is personally responsible for all the business's debts and liabilities. This means that the owner receives all the profits but also bears all the risks. Unlike partnerships, corporations, and LLCs, which involve multiple owners or shareholders, a sole proprietorship is solely owned and operated by one individual.

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  • 13. 

    Business Management Theory that assumes people are basically lazy and will avoid working if they can

    • A.

      Theory X

    • B.

      Theory Y

    • C.

      Theory Z

    • D.

      TQM

    Correct Answer
    A. Theory X
    Explanation
    Theory X is a business management theory that assumes people are basically lazy and will avoid working if they can. This theory suggests that individuals need to be closely supervised and controlled in order to achieve organizational goals. It implies that employees have little ambition, dislike work, and prefer to be directed rather than taking initiative. Theory X managers tend to have a more authoritarian leadership style and believe in using punishments and rewards to motivate employees.

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