Quiz: Business Fundamentals MCQ

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 192

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  • 1. 
    Management is the process of achieving _______through people and other resources.
    • A. 

      Profits

    • B. 

      Status

    • C. 

      Organizational objectives

    • D. 

      Societal objectives

  • 2. 
    Lupe is considered a ______. She spends most of her time in day-to-day decisions about assigning non-managerial employees to specific jobs.
    • A. 

      Staff manager

    • B. 

      Supervisory manager

    • C. 

      Mid-level manager

    • D. 

      Technical manager

  • 3. 
    All of the following positions are considered to be part of top management EXCEPT ________.
    • A. 

      Staff manager

    • B. 

      Chief executive officer (CEO)

    • C. 

      Chief financial officer (CFO)

    • D. 

      Executive vice president

  • 4. 
    Which level of management has the greatest need to see the organization as a unified whole and understand how each part interacts with other parts?
    • A. 

      Staff management

    • B. 

      Top management

    • C. 

      Middle management

    • D. 

      Supervisory management

  • 5. 
    Human relations skills involve all of the following EXCEPT ___________.
    • A. 

      Understanding the techniques used in a specific discipline

    • B. 

      Communicating

    • C. 

      Leading

    • D. 

      Motivating

  • 6. 
    First-line managers interact continuously with members of the work team. Therefore, they must posses effective _________.
    • A. 

      Conceptual skills

    • B. 

      Spelling skills

    • C. 

      Mathematical skills

    • D. 

      Human relations skills

  • 7. 
    As someone moves up the managerial hierarchy, which skills become relatively less important?
    • A. 

      Technical skills

    • B. 

      Human skills

    • C. 

      Conceptual skills

    • D. 

      Supervisory skills

  • 8. 
    Human relations skills involve ____________.
    • A. 

      Directing and controlling operations

    • B. 

      Understanding knowledge and tools of a specific discipline

    • C. 

      Leading and motivating workers

    • D. 

      Seeing the organization as a unified whole

  • 9. 
    Which of the four functions of management lays the groundwork?
    • A. 

      Organizing

    • B. 

      Directing

    • C. 

      Controlling

    • D. 

      Planning

  • 10. 
    Marcus is responsible for building and motivating about 10 other employees to accomplish various organizational objectives. Marcus is involved in the ________function.
    • A. 

      Planning

    • B. 

      Organizing

    • C. 

      Directing

    • D. 

      Controlling

  • 11. 
    A manager is currently involved in classifying and dividing work into manageable units by determining the specific tasks necessary to introduce a new product. This manager is involved in the __________function.
    • A. 

      Planning

    • B. 

      Organizing

    • C. 

      Directing

    • D. 

      Controlling

  • 12. 
    _________ planning is the most general and far-reaching type of planning.
    • A. 

      Tactical

    • B. 

      Strategic

    • C. 

      Contingency

    • D. 

      Operational

  • 13. 
    ___________planning attempts to implement activities and resource allocations.
    • A. 

      Tactical

    • B. 

      Strategic

    • C. 

      Contingency

    • D. 

      Operational

  • 14. 
    ____________planning helps to prepare for emergencies.
    • A. 

      Tactical

    • B. 

      Strategic

    • C. 

      Operational

    • D. 

      Contingency

  • 15. 
    _______is the act of directing or inspiring others to perform activities designed to achieve specific objectives.
    • A. 

      Controlling

    • B. 

      Communicating

    • C. 

      Organizing

    • D. 

      Leadership

  • 16. 
    Leadership is most often associated with the ability to ______.
    • A. 

      Communicate well with large groups of people

    • B. 

      Arrange activities that have to be performed in a systematic way

    • C. 

      Determine the most effective course of action

    • D. 

      Inspire others toward high levels of achievement

  • 17. 
    Autocratic leaders’ _____.
    • A. 

      Make decisions on their own, often without consulting others

    • B. 

      Believe in minimal supervision

    • C. 

      Are open-minded leaders

    • D. 

      Involve subordinates in making decisions

  • 18. 
    Autocratic leaders have all the following characteristics EXCEPT _________.
    • A. 

      Concentration of power with the manager

    • B. 

      Two-way communication

    • C. 

      Most decisions are made by the manager

    • D. 

      Employees are closely supervised

  • 19. 
    Democratic leaders _________.
    • A. 

      Involve their subordinates in making decisions

    • B. 

      Let people know only what they need to know to do their jobs

    • C. 

      Are always the most effective leaders

    • D. 

      Leave all decisions to their subordinates

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