How To Run Meetings At Your Workplace? Trivia Quiz!

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When you are a person at the top level, people may either choose to fear you or respect you based on the vibe you give out. Are you preparing on running a meeting at your workplace and can’t seem to figure out where to start and capture people’s attention? The quiz below will help you figure out just how ready you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following reasons is sound justification for scheduling or attending a group meeting?

    • A.

      You hate to write reports and memos.

    • B.

      You prefer not to do the research yourself.

    • C.

      You feel lost without colleagues.

    • D.

      Group input and interaction are critical.

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Group input and interaction are critical.
    Explanation
    The reason "Group input and interaction are critical" is a sound justification for scheduling or attending a group meeting because it implies that the meeting is necessary for gathering different perspectives, exchanging ideas, and making collaborative decisions. By involving multiple individuals, the meeting can benefit from diverse expertise and experiences, leading to better outcomes and solutions. This reason emphasizes the importance of teamwork and collective decision-making, making it a valid justification for organizing or participating in a group meeting.

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  • 2. 

    Which two group dialectics are particularly relevant when planning and conducting meetings?

    • A.

      Structure, spontaneity, and leadership, followership

    • B.

      Individual goals, group goals, and conformity,nonconformity

    • C.

      Heterogeneous, homogeneous and conflict, cohesion

    • D.

      Engaged, disengaged and open system,closed system

    • E.

      Both b and c

    Correct Answer
    A. Structure, spontaneity, and leadership, followership
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "structure, spontaneity, and leadership, followership." When planning and conducting meetings, it is important to have a balance between structure and spontaneity. Structure provides a framework for the meeting, ensuring that goals are achieved and time is managed effectively. Spontaneity allows for flexibility and creativity, encouraging active participation and engagement from all attendees. Leadership and followership are also crucial in meetings, as effective leaders can guide the discussion and make decisions, while followers contribute their ideas and support the leader's initiatives.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following answers depicts the 3 elements of a meeting described in the textbook?

    • A.

      Structure, leadership, followership

    • B.

      Structure, schedule, chairperson

    • C.

      Conflict, cohesion, engagement

    • D.

      Members, leaders, engagement

    • E.

      Chairperson, agenda, minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. Structure, schedule, chairperson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "structure, schedule, chairperson". In a meeting, structure refers to the organization and framework of the meeting, ensuring that it has a clear purpose and objectives. Schedule refers to the planned timing and duration of the meeting, including start and end times and the allocation of time for different agenda items. The chairperson is the person responsible for leading and facilitating the meeting, ensuring that it stays on track, and guiding the discussion. These three elements are essential for an effective and productive meeting.

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  • 4. 

    The meeting planning questions in your textbook include all of the following EXCEPT

    • A.

      Why are we meeting?

    • B.

      Who should attend the meeting?

    • C.

      How should we write the agenda?

    • D.

      When and where should we meet?

    • E.

      What materials do we need?

    Correct Answer
    C. How should we write the agenda?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How should we write the agenda?" because the question is asking for an exception, and all the other options are mentioned as meeting planning questions in the textbook. The question focuses on the content and purpose of the meeting, the attendees, the logistics of the meeting, and the necessary materials, but it does not include the question about how to write the agenda.

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  • 5. 

    All of the following criteria should be considered when determining who should be invited to a meeting EXCEPT

    • A.

      Individuals who will be affected directly by the outcome.

    • B.

      Individuals with special expertise.

    • C.

      Individuals who disagree or represent minority viewpoints.

    • D.

      Individuals who have the power to implement decisions.

    • E.

      Individuals who are uninvolved in the issues scheduled for discussion.

    Correct Answer
    E. Individuals who are uninvolved in the issues scheduled for discussion.
    Explanation
    The question asks for an exception to the criteria that should be considered when determining who should be invited to a meeting. The correct answer is "individuals who are uninvolved in the issues scheduled for discussion." This means that individuals who are not directly affected by the outcome, individuals with special expertise, individuals who disagree or represent minority viewpoints, and individuals who have the power to implement decisions should all be considered for invitation to the meeting. However, individuals who are uninvolved in the issues scheduled for discussion do not need to be invited.

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  • 6. 

    . _______________ is the outline of items to be discussed and the tasks to be accomplished at a meeting.

    • A.

      A set of minutes

    • B.

      An action item

    • C.

      An agenda

    • D.

      A report

    • E.

      A call to order

    Correct Answer
    C. An agenda
    Explanation
    An agenda is a document that outlines the topics to be discussed and the tasks to be accomplished at a meeting. It helps to keep the meeting organized and ensures that all necessary items are addressed. The agenda serves as a guide for the participants, allowing them to prepare and contribute effectively to the meeting. It helps to set clear expectations and keeps the discussion focused on the main objectives. Overall, an agenda is an essential tool for successful and productive meetings.

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  • 7. 

    At what point in the agenda does a chairperson officially begin a meeting?

    • A.

      At the call to order

    • B.

      During the approval of the agenda

    • C.

      During the approval of the previous meeting's minutes

    • D.

      After reports from individuals and subcommittees

    • E.

      After unfinished business is completed

    Correct Answer
    A. At the call to order
    Explanation
    The chairperson officially begins a meeting at the call to order. This is the point in the agenda where the chairperson formally opens the meeting and establishes that it has officially started. This typically involves the chairperson announcing that the meeting is called to order and may include other procedural steps such as reviewing the agenda and any necessary introductions.

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  • 8. 

    The Committee to Save the Park began a discussion of plans to organize a park clean-up day. There was not enough time during the meeting to finish the discussion. In what part of the agenda for the next meeting should this issue appear?

    • A.

      Call to order

    • B.

      Reports from individuals and subcommittees

    • C.

      Unfinished business

    • D.

      New business

    • E.

      Announcements

    Correct Answer
    C. Unfinished business
    Explanation
    The issue of organizing a park clean-up day should appear in the "unfinished business" part of the agenda for the next meeting. Since the discussion was started but not finished in the previous meeting, it is considered unfinished business and should be addressed in the next meeting to ensure it is completed.

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  • 9. 

    At what point in a business meeting should group members approve the agenda and minutes?

    • A.

      Right after the call to order

    • B.

       right after routine reports are shared

    • C.

      Before the discussion of unfinished business

    • D.

      Before the discussion of new business

    • E.

      Right before final announcements by members

    Correct Answer
    A. Right after the call to order
    Explanation
    Group members should approve the agenda and minutes right after the call to order. This is because the call to order signifies the official start of the meeting, and approving the agenda and minutes at this point ensures that everyone is aware of the meeting's objectives and previous discussions. By approving the agenda and minutes early on, the group can establish a clear framework for the meeting and ensure that everyone is on the same page before moving forward with routine reports, unfinished business, and new business. Approving the agenda and minutes right after the call to order also helps maintain the meeting's flow and efficiency.

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  • 10. 

    According to the guidelines presented in the textbook, when is the best time to address important and difficult issues?

    • A.

      At the beginning of the meeting

    • B.

      During the middle portion of the meeting

    • C.

      During the last third of the meeting

    • D.

      At the end of the meeting

    • E.

      These items do not need to be placed on the agenda

    Correct Answer
    B. During the middle portion of the meeting
    Explanation
    The best time to address important and difficult issues, according to the guidelines presented in the textbook, is during the middle portion of the meeting. This allows sufficient time for preliminary matters to be discussed and for participants to warm up, but also ensures that there is enough time left to fully explore and resolve the important and difficult issues. Addressing them too early may result in insufficient time for discussion, while addressing them too late may lead to rushed decision-making or unresolved issues.

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  • 11. 

    The elections committee of the Student Government Council is making preparations for the upcoming campus elections. During what part of the agenda should the elections committee chairperson report on the status of the committee's work?  

    • A.

      A. call to order

    • B.

      B. unfinished business

    • C.

      C. new business

    • D.

      D. announcements

    • E.

      E. reports from individuals and subcommittees

    Correct Answer
    E. E. reports from individuals and subcommittees
    Explanation
    During the "reports from individuals and subcommittees" part of the agenda, the elections committee chairperson should report on the status of the committee's work. This is the appropriate time for the chairperson to update the rest of the Student Government Council on the progress and any relevant information regarding the upcoming campus elections.

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  • 12. 

    The chairperson of a meeting should

    • A.

      A. notify everyone who should attend.

    • B.

      B. prepare for participation in the discussion.

    • C.

      C. distribute minutes and reports after the meeting.

    • D.

      D. keep the group focused on the task.

    • E.

      E. do all of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. E. do all of the above.
    Explanation
    The chairperson of a meeting is responsible for various tasks. Firstly, they should notify everyone who should attend the meeting to ensure that all relevant parties are present. Secondly, they should prepare for participation in the discussion by reviewing the agenda and any relevant materials beforehand. Thirdly, they should distribute minutes and reports after the meeting to keep all participants informed about the outcomes and decisions made. Lastly, the chairperson should keep the group focused on the task at hand by managing the discussion and ensuring that it stays on track. Therefore, option e, "do all of the above," is the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    The person appointed or elected to conduct a meeting is the

    • A.

      A. group leader.

    • B.

      B. dominator.

    • C.

      C. chairperson.

    • D.

      D. nonparticipant.

    • E.

      E. recorder.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. chairperson.
    Explanation
    The person appointed or elected to conduct a meeting is the chairperson. The chairperson is responsible for leading and facilitating the meeting, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to speak, and maintaining order and structure throughout the discussion. They play a crucial role in guiding the meeting towards its objectives and making sure that decisions are reached effectively. The chairperson is not a group leader, dominator, nonparticipant, or recorder, as their role goes beyond these responsibilities.

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  • 14. 

    . In order to keep a meeting moving at a comfortable pace, the chairperson should

    • A.

      A. review the agenda with all members.

    • B.

      B. distribute materials needed for the discussion of issues.

    • C.

      C. ask members to evaluate the meeting at the end of the meeting.

    • D.

      D. begin on time without waiting for latecomers.

    • E.

      E. avoid placing a time limit on each agenda item.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. begin on time without waiting for latecomers.
    Explanation
    Beginning the meeting on time without waiting for latecomers helps to keep the meeting moving at a comfortable pace because it shows respect for the time of those who arrived on time and ensures that the meeting starts promptly. Waiting for latecomers can disrupt the flow of the meeting and waste the time of those who arrived on time. By starting on time, the chairperson sets a precedent for punctuality and encourages all members to arrive on time for future meetings.

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  • 15. 

    . Your textbook suggests all of the following strategies for keeping a meeting moving at a comfortable pace EXCEPT

    • A.

      A. Do not begin the meeting until all the important group members are present.

    • B.

      B. Stick to the agenda.

    • C.

      C. Place a time limit on each agenda item.

    • D.

      D. Stay focused on the meeting's goal.

    • E.

      E. Schedule another meeting to discuss unfinished business.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Do not begin the meeting until all the important group members are present.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a. Do not begin the meeting until all the important group members are present. This strategy is not suggested because it can cause unnecessary delays and waste time for those who are already present. It is more efficient to start the meeting on time and catch up the latecomers later. The other strategies mentioned in the options, such as sticking to the agenda, placing a time limit on each agenda item, staying focused on the meeting's goal, and scheduling another meeting to discuss unfinished business, are all recommended in order to keep the meeting moving at a comfortable pace.

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  • 16. 

    When members are late to a meeting, the chairperson should

    • A.

      A. wait to start until all members have arrived.

    • B.

      B. review what has been accomplished whenever a latecomer arrives.

    • C.

      C. let latecomers sit without participating until they have observed enough to be able to contribute.

    • D.

      D. publicly reprimand latecomers.

    • E.

      E. assign latecomers tasks that no one else wants to do.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. let latecomers sit without participating until they have observed enough to be able to contribute.
    Explanation
    It is important for the chairperson to maintain the discipline and punctuality of the meeting. Option c suggests that the chairperson should allow latecomers to observe the ongoing discussion and understand the context before they start participating. This ensures that latecomers are aware of the topics being discussed and can contribute meaningfully to the meeting. This approach promotes inclusivity and encourages active participation from all members.

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  • 17. 

    All of the following labels represent how member behavior can disrupt a meeting EXCEPT

    • A.

      A. loudmouth.

    • B.

      B. interrupter.

    • C.

      C. whisperer.

    • D.

      D. latecomer.

    • E.

      E. tension releaser.

    Correct Answer
    E. E. tension releaser.
    Explanation
    The labels "loudmouth," "interrupter," "whisperer," and "latecomer" all represent behaviors that can disrupt a meeting by causing distractions or interruptions. However, a "tension releaser" is not a disruptive behavior but rather someone who helps to alleviate tension or create a more relaxed atmosphere in a meeting.

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  • 18. 

    What does your textbook suggest a group can do to curb the disruptive the behavior of a loud mouth?

    • A.

      A. Interrupt the loudmouth.

    • B.

      B. Have that person take minutes.

    • C.

      C. Acknowledge that you understand the person's positions.

    • D.

      D. Ask for viewpoints from other members.

    • E.

      E. Do any or all of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. E. Do any or all of the above.
    Explanation
    The textbook suggests that a group can curb the disruptive behavior of a loud mouth by doing any or all of the options listed. This means that interrupting the loudmouth, having them take minutes, acknowledging their positions, and asking for viewpoints from other members are all effective strategies to address the disruptive behavior. By implementing one or more of these actions, the group can effectively manage the loudmouth's behavior and maintain a more productive and harmonious environment.

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  • 19. 

    A sentence such as "Let Debbofinish her point first, and then we'll hear other viewpoints" can help a group deal with a member whose disruptive behavior fits the description of a

    • A.

      A. loudmouth.

    • B.

      B. interrupter.

    • C.

      C. whisperer.

    • D.

      D. latecomer.

    • E.

      E. tension releaser.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. interrupter.
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the group should wait for Debbo to finish speaking before hearing other viewpoints. This implies that there is a member who is interrupting others, which is disruptive behavior. Therefore, the correct answer is b. interrupter.

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  • 20. 

    Deborah Duarte and Nancy Snyder point out that "technology cannot make up for poor planning or ill-conceived meetings. In fact, it can make the situation worse. " In order to avoid such problems in a virtual meeting, you should

    • A.

      A. begin a virtual meeting by sharing the meeting agenda.

    • B.

      B. invite more people to participate because virtual meeting are typically not restricted in size due to the number of seats in a conference room.

    • C.

      C. make sure that participants have access to the technology and know how to use it effectively.

    • D.

      D. use technology you've used before so you don't have to worry about testing it prior to meeting with the group.

    • E.

      E. use all of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. make sure that participants have access to the technology and know how to use it effectively.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c. make sure that participants have access to the technology and know how to use it effectively. This is because the statement in the question emphasizes that technology cannot make up for poor planning or ill-conceived meetings, and it can even make the situation worse. Therefore, in order to avoid such problems in a virtual meeting, it is important to ensure that participants have access to the necessary technology and are proficient in using it effectively. This will help to ensure a smooth and successful virtual meeting.

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  • 21. 

     The written record of a group's discussion and activities is referred to as  

    • A.

      A. the minutes.

    • B.

      B. an action item.

    • C.

      C. an agenda.

    • D.

      D. a report.

    • E.

      E. a call to order.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. the minutes.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a. the minutes. The minutes refer to the written record of a group's discussion and activities. They typically include details such as the topics discussed, decisions made, and actions assigned. The minutes serve as a formal record of the meeting and are often used for reference and documentation purposes. They help ensure that participants have a clear understanding of what was discussed and agreed upon during the meeting.

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  • 22. 

    All of the following statements about the minutes of a meeting are true EXCEPT

    • A.

      A. The format of the minutes should follow the format of the agenda.

    • B.

      B. The more formal the meeting, the more information should be included in the minutes.

    • C.

      C. The minutes should be accurate and impartial.

    • D.

      D. The minutes should be a word-for-word record of everything that members say.

    • E.

      E. The chairperson should delegate the task of taking minutes to another member.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. The minutes should be a word-for-word record of everything that members say.
    Explanation
    The minutes should not be a word-for-word record of everything that members say. Instead, they should provide a concise and accurate summary of the discussions, decisions, and actions taken during the meeting. Including every single word spoken by members would make the minutes unnecessarily long and time-consuming to read. It is more important to capture the key points and outcomes of the meeting rather than recording every single detail.

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  • 23. 

    All of the following guiding principles form the basis for parliamentary procedure EXCEPT

    • A.

      A. The group uses a 2/3 vote to ensure that the majority rules.

    • B.

      B. The group accepts the will of the majority even though some members do not like that decision.

    • C.

      C. The group follows an approved agenda that promotes orderly business.

    • D.

      D. The group protects the rights of all members by guaranteeing everyone the right to speak.

    • E.

      E. The group balances speaking time and opportunities between members who support and those who oppose a proposal.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. The group uses a 2/3 vote to ensure that the majority rules.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a. The group uses a 2/3 vote to ensure that the majority rules. This is because parliamentary procedure typically follows the principle of majority rule, where decisions are made based on the majority vote. However, using a 2/3 vote would go against this principle as it would require a higher threshold for decision-making, allowing a minority to have more power in determining outcomes. The other options (b, c, d, e) all align with the principles of parliamentary procedure, such as accepting the will of the majority, following an approved agenda, protecting the rights of all members, and balancing speaking time between supporters and opponents.

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  • 24. 

    Complexity Theory helps explain

    • A.

      A. why groups need agendas to structure their meetings.

    • B.

      B. why groups should rely on minutes to make sure that assigned tasks are completed.

    • C.

      C. why groups need to balance dialectic tensions.

    • D.

      D. why groups hold long, unnecessary meetings.

    • E.

      E. why groups should ask why, who, when, where, and what questions as part of the meeting planning process.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. why groups need to balance dialectic tensions.

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