Dvuo Mgmt303 Principles Of Management, Chapter 1 Quiz

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Principles of Management, DVUO MGMT303 covering Chapter1 of the Griffin text


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  • 1. 
    A(n) ______________ is group of people working together in a structered and coordinated fashion to achieve a set of goals
    • A. 

      Company

    • B. 

      Organization

    • C. 

      Party

    • D. 

      Committee

    • E. 

      Business

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Leading

    • B. 

      Organizing

    • C. 

      Decision making

    • D. 

      Management

    • E. 

      Controlling

  • 3. 
    Which one of the following is not an example on an organization:
    • A. 

      Iowa State University

    • B. 

      Municipal Employees

    • C. 

      New York City

    • D. 

      Royal Dutch/Shell Group

    • E. 

      Susan's Corner Grocery Store

  • 4. 
     Which one of the following is not an example of human resources
    • A. 

      Faculty

    • B. 

      Bookkeeper

    • C. 

      Police Officers

    • D. 

      Corporate executives

    • E. 

      They are all human resources

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following is not one of the four categories of resources used by an organization.
    • A. 

      Information Resources

    • B. 

      Human Resources

    • C. 

      Physical Resources

    • D. 

      Financial Resources

    • E. 

      Intellectual Resources

  • 6. 
    By __________, we mean using resources wisely and in a cost-effective way.
  • 7. 
    By _______________, we mean making the right decisions tand successfully iplementing them.
  • 8. 
    A ___________ is someone whose primary responsibility is to carry out the management process.
  • 9. 
    In its simplest form, ______________ means setting an organization's goals and deciding how best to achieve them.
  • 10. 
    _____________, a part of the planning process, involves selecting a course of action from a set of alternatives.
  • 11. 
    ____________ ivolves the determining how activities and resources are to be grouped.
  • 12. 
    Which of the following are the four basic activities involved in management (check all that apply):
    • A. 

      Decision Making

    • B. 

      Leading

    • C. 

      Organizing

    • D. 

      Controlling

    • E. 

      Planning

  • 13. 
    Which one of the following is not a level of management:
    • A. 

      First-line managers

    • B. 

      Low-level managers

    • C. 

      Top managers

    • D. 

      Middle managers

  • 14. 
    __________ managers make up the relatively small group of executives who manage the overall organization.
  • 15. 
    __________ managers probably make up the largest group of managers in most organizations.
  • 16. 
  • 17. 
    Store managers who oversee day-to-day operations of their respective stores, hire operating employees to staff them, and handle routine administrative duties would be an example of what level of manager?
    • A. 

      Top manager

    • B. 

      Middle manager

    • C. 

      First-line manager

    • D. 

      Low-level manager

  • 18. 
    A manager that creates an organization's goals, overall strategy, and operating policies would be performing what level of management?
    • A. 

      Top management

    • B. 

      Middle management

    • C. 

      First-line management

    • D. 

      Low-level management

  • 19. 
    A __________ manager is responsible for implementing the policies and plans developed by top managers and for supervising and coordinating the activities of lower-level managers.
    • A. 

      Top

    • B. 

      Middle

    • C. 

      First-line

    • D. 

      Low-level

  • 20. 
    A ______________ manager works to get consumers and clients to buy the organization's products or seervices.
  • 21. 
    ___________ managers are responsible for such activities as accounting, cash management, and investments.
  • 22. 
    _______________ managers are concerned with creating and managing the systems that create an organization's products and services.
  • 23. 
  • 24. 
    __________________ managers are not associated with any particular management specialty.
  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Spokesperson

    • B. 

      Figurehead

    • C. 

      Liaison

    • D. 

      Leader

  • 26. 
    Mintzburg concluded that managers play ten different roles in three basic categories, select the three categories below:
    • A. 

      Interpersonal

    • B. 

      Entrepreneurial

    • C. 

      Decisional

    • D. 

      Informational

    • E. 

      Supervisory

  • 27. 
    Select the three informational roles that flow naturally from the interpersonal roles of a manager:
    • A. 

      Negotiator

    • B. 

      Monitor

    • C. 

      Disseminator

    • D. 

      Spokesperson

    • E. 

      Bookkeeper

  • 28. 
    Select the four decisional roles that the manager's informational roles typically lead to:
    • A. 

      Entrepreneur

    • B. 

      Disturbance handler

    • C. 

      Spokesperson

    • D. 

      Resource allocator

    • E. 

      Negotiator

  • 29. 
    ____________skills are the skills necessary to accomplish or understand the specific kind of work done in an organization.
  • 30. 
    Managers need ___________ skills to communicate with, understand and motivate both individuals and groups.
  • 31. 
    ________ skills depend on the manager's ability to think in the abstract.
  • 32. 
    Successful managers possess ________ skills, that enable them to visualize the most appropriate response to a situation.
  • 33. 
    ___________ skills refer to the manager's abilities both to effectively convey ideas and information to others and to effectively receive ideas and information from others.
  • 34. 
    ____________ skills refer to the manager's ability to correctly recognize and define problems and opportunities and to then select an appropriate course of action to solve problems and capitalize on opportunities.
  • 35. 
    ___________ skills refer to the manager's ability to prioritize work, to work efficiently, and to delegate appropriately.
  • 36. 
    An organization that manufactures its product at the lowest possible cost is by definition effective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Managers who spend too much time performing the controlling function are likely to lead the organization away from its goals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    In the spokesperson role, managers formally relay information to people outside the organization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Modern management has become almost completely a science and almost not at all an art/
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Managers are often expected to engage in ceremonial or symbolic activities, such as presenting awards and holding retirement ceremonies.  Which role do managers fill in performing these activities?
    • A. 

      Spokesperson

    • B. 

      Liaison

    • C. 

      Figurehead

    • D. 

      Resource allocater

    • E. 

      Disseminator

  • 41. 
    • A. 

      Organizations are attracting qualified disabled employees

    • B. 

      An increasing number of ethnic minorities are entering the workforce

    • C. 

      The average age of workers is gradually increasing

    • D. 

      An increasing number of women have entered the workforce

    • E. 

      New information-processing technology has slowed the pace of managers' work.