Chapter 1: Principles Of Management Quiz

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Principles Of Management Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Balancing effectiveness and efficiency.

    • B. 

      Achieving an organizational objective.

    • C. 

      Making the most of limited resources.

    • D. 

      Working with and through others.

    • E. 

      Coping with a changing environment.

  • 2. 
    According to demographers, who collect and study population statistics, Earth's population is
    • A. 

      Remaining constant.

    • B. 

      Growing by over 200,000 people every day.

    • C. 

      Growing by over 200,000 people every week.

    • D. 

      Shrinking by over 2 million people annually.

    • E. 

      Growing by 6.2 million people every year.

  • 3. 
    Entrepreneurs can be best described as 
    • A. 

      Possessing managerial knowledge and experience.

    • B. 

      Exhibiting moderate to high risk-taking behavior.

    • C. 

      Focusing on the established present.

    • D. 

      Displaying a low-to-medium tolerance for ambiguity.

    • E. 

      Obtaining motivation from a need to lead others.

  • 4. 
    Which function in the management process is commonly referred to as the primary management function?
    • A. 

      Organizing

    • B. 

      Staffing

    • C. 

      Controlling

    • D. 

      Planning

    • E. 

      Leading

  • 5. 
    _______ of small businesses are microbusinesses, with fewer than five employees.
    • A. 

      Less than 5 percent

    • B. 

      Between 40 and 45 percent

    • C. 

      Between 5 and 10 percent

    • D. 

      About 60 percent

    • E. 

      About 20 to 25 percent

  • 6. 
    _______ consists of recruiting, training, and developing people who can contribute to the organized effort.
    • A. 

      Controlling

    • B. 

      Staffing

    • C. 

      Organizing

    • D. 

      Planning

    • E. 

      Leading

  • 7. 
    According to research, the typical manager's day is best described as
    • A. 

      Rational and logical.

    • B. 

      Consisting largely of reflective planning.

    • C. 

      Carefully scheduled.

    • D. 

      Consisting of constant interruptions.

    • E. 

      Like that of an orchestra leader.

  • 8. 
    Jake Trooper just accepted a managerial position at Penny-A-Day Car Wash. As a result, he has given up the right to do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Play favorites.

    • B. 

      Be one of the gang.

    • C. 

      Bring his personal problems to work.

    • D. 

      Promote change.

    • E. 

      Lose his temper.

  • 9. 
    An organization is more efficient with a more _______ ratio of benefits to costs. 
    • A. 

      Favorable

    • B. 

      Stable

    • C. 

      Predictable

    • D. 

      Unfavorable

    • E. 

      Uniform

  • 10. 
    Changing his major three times, Scott earned his college degree after retaking four classes and spending twice as much as his family had budgeted. In terms of the definition of management, Scott was
    • A. 

      Effective but not efficient.

    • B. 

      Partly effective and partly efficient.

    • C. 

      Both effective and efficient.

    • D. 

      Ineffective but efficient.

    • E. 

      Neither effective nor efficient.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are closely associated with total quality management (TQM)?
    • A. 

      Design-it-in and inspect-it-in

    • B. 

      Inspect-it-in and build-it-in

    • C. 

      Build-it-in and fix-it

    • D. 

      Build-it-in and design-it-in

    • E. 

      Fix-it and inspect-it-in

  • 12. 
    What percent of managers at all levels are ineffective because of imbalanced managerial skills, according to Clark L. Wilson's research?
    • A. 

      50 percent

    • B. 

      40 percent

    • C. 

      33 percent

    • D. 

      75 percent

    • E. 

      25 percent

  • 13. 
    _______ is the driving force in the battle to stay competitive today.
    • A. 

      Flexibility

    • B. 

      Change

    • C. 

      Teamwork

    • D. 

      Speed

    • E. 

      Product/service quality

  • 14. 
    What, in chronological order, are the four distinct stages that have evolved since World War II and that place an emphasis on quality? 
    • A. 

      Design-it-in, fix-it, copy-it-in, mix-it-in.

    • B. 

      Fix-it, inspect-it-in, build-it-in, design-it-in.

    • C. 

      Build-it-in, design-it-in, copy-it-in, fix-it.

    • D. 

      Copy-it-in, fix-it, build-it-in, design-it-in.

    • E. 

      Inspect-it-in, fix-it, design-it-in, build-it-in.

  • 15. 
    Economics and management are closely related because of their common focus on
    • A. 

      Employees.

    • B. 

      Resources.

    • C. 

      Budgets.

    • D. 

      Profitability.

    • E. 

      Effectiveness.

  • 16. 
    What is(are) always required by organizational objectives or goals?
    • A. 

      Management approval

    • B. 

      Financial resources

    • C. 

      Job descriptions

    • D. 

      Information gathering

    • E. 

      Collective action

  • 17. 
    What is the process of working with and through others to achieve organizational objectives in a changing environment called?
    • A. 

      Controlling

    • B. 

      Organizing

    • C. 

      Leading

    • D. 

      Management

    • E. 

      Planning

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Somewhat effective and very inefficient.

    • B. 

      Not effective but efficient.

    • C. 

      Both effective and efficient.

    • D. 

      Effective but not efficient.

    • E. 

      Not effective and not efficient.

  • 19. 
    Managerial _________ tell us what managers generally do, whereas managerial _________ tell us more precisely how managers carry them out.
    • A. 

      Goals; desires

    • B. 

      Skills; functions

    • C. 

      Desires; visions

    • D. 

      Visions; goals

    • E. 

      Functions; skills

  • 20. 
    The study of management and the study of _______ are closely related.
    • A. 

      Economics

    • B. 

      Sociology

    • C. 

      Philosophy

    • D. 

      Geography

    • E. 

      Psychology