Team Development Trivia Quiz!

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Team Development Trivia Quiz!

Trying to motivate one person to do something may be a little easier than trying to motivate people in a group. When the group dynamic sets in, there is an array of techniques, you can use to ensure that you get the desired results from a group activity. Take up the trivia quiz below and see what you know about team development.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     In which of Tuckman's Group Development Stages do members resolve status conflicts and learn to work as a cohesive team?  
    • A. 

      Performing

    • B. 

      Storming

    • C. 

      Adjourning

    • D. 

      Norming

    • E. 

      Forming

  • 2. 
    In which of Tuckman's Group Development Stages are members socially cautious and overly polite?
    • A. 

      Adjourning

    • B. 

      Forming

    • C. 

      Performing

    • D. 

      Norming

    • E. 

      Storming

  • 3. 
    You have just joined a newly formed group responsible for developing a recycling program for your community. At first, group members are somewhat uncomfortable working with strangers. Which of Tuckman's stages of group development is your group experiencing?
    • A. 

      Norming

    • B. 

      Storming

    • C. 

      Forming

    • D. 

      Performing

    • E. 

      Reforming

  • 4. 
    Which is the correct order for Tuckman's 5 group development stages?
    • A. 

      Forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning

    • B. 

      Forming, norming, performing, storming, adjourning

    • C. 

      Norming, forming, storming, performing, adjourning

    • D. 

      Norming, storming, performing, forming, adjourning

    • E. 

      Storming, norming, forming, performing, adjourning

  • 5. 
     Because most members of a new group want to create a good first impression, they tend to be overly polite with one another during their initial meetings. They don't interrupt one another and avoid expressing strong opinions. These behaviors are characteristic of
    • A. 

      Dialectic tension.

    • B. 

      Primary tension.

    • C. 

      Secondary tension.

    • D. 

      Tertiary tension.

    • E. 

      Assimilation tension.

  • 6. 
    Ernest Bormann's description of primary tension resembles Tuckman's _________stage of group development.
    • A. 

      Forming

    • B. 

      Storming

    • C. 

      Norming

    • D. 

      Performing

    • E. 

      Adjourning

  • 7. 
    Ernest Bormann's description of _________ resembles Tuckman's forming stage of group development.
    • A. 

      A. secondary tension

    • B. 

      B. primary tension

    • C. 

      C. the norming stage

    • D. 

      The performing stage

    • E. 

      The adjourning stage

  • 8. 
     In which of Carolyn Anderson's group socialization stages do members adjust to group expectations, assume needed roles, and balance their personal goals with the group's goals?
    • A. 

      Antecedent phase

    • B. 

      Anticipatory phase

    • C. 

      Encounter phrase

    • D. 

       assimilation phase

    • E. 

      Exit phase

  • 9. 
     In which of Carolyn Anderson's group socialization stages do members become fully integrated into the group's culture?
    • A. 

      Antecedent phase

    • B. 

      Anticipatory phase

    • C. 

      Encounter phrase

    • D. 

      Assimilation phase

    • E. 

      Exit phase

  • 10. 
    According to Locke and Latham's Goal Theory, all of the following criteria are critical for developing effective group goals EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The goals are specific.

    • B. 

      The goals are accepted by members.

    • C. 

      The goals are simple and easy to achieve.

    • D. 

      The goals are set by members and the group.

    • E. 

      The goals allow for member growth.

  • 11. 
    _________ occur when members' private goals conflict with the group's common goals and represent what people really want rather than what they say they want.
    • A. 

      The storming stage

    • B. 

      Hidden agendas

    • C. 

      Primary tension

    • D. 

      Tertiary tension

    • E. 

      Implicit norms

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Hidden agendas exist in most groups.

    • B. 

       Hidden agendas occur when there is poor group leadership.

    • C. 

       Hidden agendas disrupt the flow of communication.

    • D. 

      Hidden agendas should be discussed and dealt with by the group.

    • E. 

      Hidden agendas do not cause problems in a group.

  • 13. 
    . Implicit norms are
    • A. 

      Easy to recognize.

    • B. 

      Quickly apparent to new members.

    • C. 

      Rarely discussed by members.

    • D. 

      Imposed by an outside authority.

    • E. 

      Disruptive of the group process.

  • 14. 
    Which of the following examples depicts an explicit norm?
    • A. 

      Group members have learned to leave the seat nearest the door for their leader.

    • B. 

      Within a few days after work together in a newly formed committee, members begin using one another's first names.

    • C. 

      Ralph has begun bringing extra copies of the group's agenda to the meeting for members who have forgotten theirs

    • D. 

      Everyone abides by the "be on time; be out on time" rule set on the first day of the group meetings.

    • E. 

      After getting the "evil eye" from several members, Ruthie stops checking her BlackBerry during meetings.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following examples depicts an implicit norm?
    • A. 

      As specified in the group's bylaws, members use parliamentary procedure when the group debates a motion.

    • B. 

      Even though members know one another's names, everyone wears their company-issued nametags to meetings.

    • C. 

      Members take their turn—in alphabetical order—taking minutes at every meeting.

    • D. 

      Members have learned that because meetings usually begin fifteen minutes later than scheduled, they can arrive a little late.

    • E. 

      Members agree that no one should be allowed to consult their BlackBerries during a meeting without permission.

  • 16. 
     Your group has discussed and decided that members will take turns recording and typing the minutes from each meeting. A(n) _______________ has been established.
    • A. 

      Conforming norm

    • B. 

      Implicit norm

    • C. 

      Deviant norm

    • D. 

      Explicit norm

    • E. 

      Inclusion norm

  • 17. 
     Whenever your department has a staff meeting, the supervisor always sits at the head of the table. Group members know they should not take the seat at the head of the table even though they have not been told to avoid that seat. A(n)_______________ is operating in the group.  
    • A. 

      A. conforming norm

    • B. 

      B. implicit norm

    • C. 

      C. deviant norm

    • D. 

      D. explicit norm

    • E. 

      E. inclusion norm

  • 18. 
     Which of the 4 categories of norms is operating in the following example? Your group makes decisions by majority rule. A(n) _______________ is operating in this circumstance.
    • A. 

      A. status norm

    • B. 

      B. interaction norm

    • C. 

      C. achievement norm

    • D. 

      D. procedural norm

    • E. 

      E. inclusion norm

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      A. status norm

    • B. 

      B. interaction norm

    • C. 

      Achievement norm

    • D. 

      Procedural norm

    • E. 

      Inclusion norm

  • 20. 
    Stanley Milgram's classic experiment to find out whether people would obey commands to give "subjects" painful electric shocks demonstrated that
    • A. 

      People are ruthless when making decisions about the welfare of strangers.

    • B. 

      Pressure from an authority figure can outweigh individual judgment and morality.

    • C. 

      People who know they're in experiments like to fool the researchers.

    • D. 

      Inclusion and affection needs are strong in groups.

    • E. 

      Group members are punished for violating norms.

  • 21. 
     In Philip Zimbardo's famous study, students were assigned the role of guard or prisoner in a realistic-looking prison in a Stanford University basement. The experiment was halted before its scheduled completion because  
    • A. 

      The students missed too many classes.

    • B. 

      The "prisoners" rebelled and locked out the "guards."

    • C. 

      The "guards" became abusive and the "prisoners" became passive and depressed.

    • D. 

      The experimenters told the "guards" to give the "prisoners" electric shocks.

    • E. 

      The "guards" enjoyed teasing and giving their "prisoner" buddies a hard time.

  • 22. 
    Stanley Milgram (Yale University) and Philip Zimbardo (Stanford University) conducted famous experiments that demonstrated the
    • A. 

      Pressure to conform to authority rule.

    • B. 

      Desire of group members to get along with one another.

    • C. 

      Important role of norms in group communication.

    • D. 

      Rewards for compliance to norms.

    • E. 

      Causes of unethical communication in groups.

  • 23. 
    Nonconformity
    • A. 

      Will always undermine group performance.

    • B. 

      Can improve group performance.

    • C. 

      Occurs only when stubborn members are present.

    • D. 

      Occurs under poor leadership.

    • E. 

      Occurs only in the storming stage.

  • 24. 
    Which of the following strategies is recommended as an effective method for dealing with destructive nonconformity in groups?
    • A. 

      Accept the member's disruptive behavior.

    • B. 

      Confront the disruptive member and try to modify his or her behavior.

    • C. 

      Exclude the disruptive member by ignoring his or her comments during the discussion.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Max was disturbed by the way in which group members interrupted one another during discussions. He could see that some of the quieter members were intimidated by this norm. Max decided that he would try to change the norm by continuing to talk right through an interruption in the hope that the members who usually interrupted would stop. What strategy was Max using to change group norms
    • A. 

      The suggestions or actions of a high-status member

    • B. 

      The suggestions of highly confident members

    • C. 

      Group discussion and decision making

    • D. 

      Direct criticism of other members

    • E. 

      Continued interaction using a different behavior

  • 26. 
    Which of the following characteristics was NOT one of the 8 characteristics that emerged in the Carl Larson and Frank LaFasto study that asked "What are the secrets of successful teams?"  
    • A. 

      Adherence to group norms

    • B. 

      A clear, elevated goal

    • C. 

      Competent team members

    • D. 

      A collaborative climate

    • E. 

      Principled leadership

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      Technical problems and differences in members' technical expertise affect how members compete for high-status roles.

    • B. 

      Member diversity complicates the establishment of norms.

    • C. 

      Members must learn how to overcome technical roadblocks as they use different media to achieve a common goal.

    • D. 

      Members may continue to interact using email even after the group has completed its task.

    • E. 

      Some members will not respond well to technology.