Critical And Creative Thinking Book Assessment

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Critical And Creative Thinking Book Assessment

Are you interested in solving today’s big problems? If so, you will need to develop an inquisitive mind and strong investigation skills. Are you able to ask powerful questions? Do you have the skills necessary to imagine new solutions and create action plans? How strong is your critical thinking? How about your creative thinking? Take this assessment to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is usually the most important question you can ask in any given situation?
    • A. 

      How much money can I make?

    • B. 

      Who is responsible?

    • C. 

      Why?

    • D. 

      Can I accomplish this?

  • 2. 
    Which of the following questions should you ask when you observe a problem?
    • A. 

      What do I hear/see/smell?

    • B. 

      Who is to blame?

    • C. 

      What is my gut reaction?

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 3. 
    When a problem arises, you should...
    • A. 

      Solve it as soon as possible.

    • B. 

      Take time to observe the situation and discover the cause of the issue.

    • C. 

      Walk away; it is most likely not your responsibility.

    • D. 

      Ask your friends what they would do.

  • 4. 
    Doing which of the following can expand your thinking as well as help you gather new information and discover new insights?
    • A. 

      Silently observing the situation.

    • B. 

      Writing up an action plan.

    • C. 

      Taking a moment for silent contemplation.

    • D. 

      Asking questions.

  • 5. 
    What is an assumption?
    • A. 

      A perspective you may have.

    • B. 

      An idea you take for granted.

    • C. 

      A piece of information you have researched.

    • D. 

      The answer to a question.

  • 6. 
    Which three actions should you take to analyze information?
    • A. 

      Compare, contrast and connect.

    • B. 

      Prioritize, pursue and persuade.

    • C. 

      Question, quiz and quarrel.

    • D. 

      Navigate, nurture and negotiate.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Very active; I am always daydreaming.

    • B. 

      Somewhat active; I invent things in my head from time to time.

    • C. 

      Not active at all; I'm too logical.

    • D. 

      I'm actually not sure.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Sometimes, but not regularly.

    • B. 

      Never; I just go with the flow.

    • C. 

      All the time; I'm always aware of my achievements and where I need to improve.

    • D. 

      What does that mean?

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      On stage, when you are in the school play.

    • B. 

      On the football field, when you fumble the ball.

    • C. 

      In the lunch room, when you are allowed to sit with the popular crowd.

    • D. 

      On your report card through grades and comments.

  • 10. 
    Intelligent mistakes...
    • A. 

      Could often be prevented by planning ahead.

    • B. 

      Don't serve a purpose.

    • C. 

      Are never beneficial.

    • D. 

      Usually can't be avoided.

  • 11. 
    What should you do when you make a mistake?
    • A. 

      Blame the others involved.

    • B. 

      Don't think about it ever again.

    • C. 

      Examine what you learned from it.

    • D. 

      Lecture others about it.

  • 12. 
    Do you think it is more important to develop thinking skills or job skills while in high school?
    • A. 

      Job skills: they are what will get you hired.

    • B. 

      Both are equally important.

    • C. 

      Thinking skills: you can use them to learn a variety of job skills when you are ready to enter the workforce.

    • D. 

      Neither: it is more important to be a nice person.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following skill sets is most important when entering the workforce?
    • A. 

      Communication skills.

    • B. 

      Managerial skills.

    • C. 

      Interpersonal skills.

    • D. 

      All are equally important.

  • 14. 
    Critical thinking is all about _____________ while creative thinking is more about _____________.
    • A. 

      Analyzing problems and evaluating outcomes...discovering different perspectives and brainstorming ideas.

    • B. 

      Finding objective answers...coming up with subjective answers.

    • C. 

      Brainstorming...analysis.

    • D. 

      Shallow thinking...deeper-level thinking.

  • 15. 
    A powerful question...
    • A. 

      Narrows the scope of the conversation.

    • B. 

      Is less reliable than a yes or no question.

    • C. 

      Is open-ended and expands your thinking.

    • D. 

      Calls for a one-word response.

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Laurel wants to know which books will give them answers.

    • B. 

      Henry is curious about which rules can be broken.

    • C. 

      Dolores is brainstorming a list of whom they can ask for help.

    • D. 

      Stevie is ready to give up.