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  • 1. 
    ________ may be defined as selecting the best course of action in anticipation of future trends so that the desired result may be achieved.
    • A. 

      Decision Making

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Organizing

  • 2. 
    If managing an organization is to be pursued vigorously, ______ will be an important and necessary activity.
    • A. 

      Decision Making

    • B. 

      Planing

    • C. 

      Organizing

  • 3. 
    __________ provides a methodical way of achieving desired results and is a useful guide in implementation of activities.
    • A. 

      Plan

    • B. 

      Guide

    • C. 

      Organizer

  • 4. 
    ________ refers to the process of determining the major goals of the organization and the policies and strategies for obtaining and using resources to achieve those goals.
    • A. 

      Strategic planning

    • B. 

      Intermediate planning

    • C. 

      Operational planning

  • 5. 
    __________ refers to the process of determining the contributions that subunits can make with allocated resources.
    • A. 

      Strategic planning

    • B. 

      Intermediate planning

    • C. 

      Operational planning

  • 6. 
    _________ is the process of determining how specific tasks can be best accomplished on time with availble resources.
    • A. 

      Strategic planning

    • B. 

      Intermediate planning

    • C. 

      Operational planning

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a concern for the top level management?
    • A. 

      Strategic planning

    • B. 

      Intermediate planning

    • C. 

      Operational planning

  • 8. 
    Operational planning is a concern that should be addresed by the midde level management.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Operational planning is a concern that should be addressed by the top level management,
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The first task of the manager is to provide a sense of direction to his firm, division or to this unit.  this panning proces is referred to as ___________.
    • A. 

      Setting Organizational Goals

    • B. 

      Developing Strategies or Tactics for Reach Goals

    • C. 

      Determining Resources Needed

    • D. 

      Setting Standards

  • 11. 
    This step in the planning process is the devising of some means to realize or reach goals.
    • A. 

      Setting Organizational Goals

    • B. 

      Developing Strategies or Tactics for Reach Goals

    • C. 

      Determining Resources Needed

    • D. 

      Setting Standards

  • 12. 
    The ways chosen to realize the goals are called ________ and these will be the cponcern of top management.
    • A. 

      Strategies

    • B. 

      Plan

    • C. 

      Tactic

  • 13. 
    A _______ is a short-term action by management to adjust to negative or external influences and are implemented in support of the firm's strategies.
    • A. 

      Strategies

    • B. 

      Plan

    • C. 

      Tactic

  • 14. 
    When particular sets of strategies or tactics have been devised , the manger will then determine the human and non-human resources required by such strategies or tactics.  This planning process is referred to as _______.
    • A. 

      Setting Organizational Goals

    • B. 

      Developing Strategies or Tactics for Reach Goals

    • C. 

      Determining Resources Needed

    • D. 

      Setting Standards

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Human Resources

    • B. 

      Non-human resources

    • C. 

      Both of the choices

  • 16. 
    This is a planning process where norms are defined to measure the performance. 
    • A. 

      Setting Organizational Goals

    • B. 

      Developing Strategies or Tactics for Reach Goals

    • C. 

      Determining Resources Needed

    • D. 

      Setting Standards

  • 17. 
    _______ may be defined as a quantitative or qualitative measuring device designed to help monitor the performance of people, capital goods or processes.
    • A. 

      Standard

    • B. 

      Strategies

    • C. 

      Tactics

  • 18. 
    This is a written document or blueprint for implementing and controlling an organization's marketing activities related to a particular marketing strategy.
    • A. 

      Marketing plan

    • B. 

      Production plan

    • C. 

      Financial plan

    • D. 

      Human Resources plan

  • 19. 
    This is a written document that states the quantity of output a company must produce in broad terms and by product family.
    • A. 

      Marketing plan

    • B. 

      Production plan

    • C. 

      Financial plan

    • D. 

      Human Reources plan

  • 20. 
    This is a document that summarizes the current financial situation of the firm, analyzes financial needs, and recommends a direction for financial activities.
    • A. 

      Marketing plan

    • B. 

      Production plan

    • C. 

      Financial plan

    • D. 

      Human Reources plan

  • 21. 
    This is a document that indicates the human resources needs of a company detailed in terms of quantity and quality and based on the requirements of the comapny's strategic plan.
    • A. 

      Marketing plan

    • B. 

      Production plan

    • C. 

      Financial plan

    • D. 

      Human Reources plan

  • 22. 
    Plans that are inteded to cover a period of less than a year.
    • A. 

      Short range plans

    • B. 

      Long term plans

    • C. 

      Mid year plans

  • 23. 
    Plans covering a time span of more than a year.
    • A. 

      Short range plans

    • B. 

      Long term plans

    • C. 

      Mid year plans

  • 24. 
    Broad guidelines that aid managers at every level in making decisions about recurring situations or functions.
    • A. 

      Policies

    • B. 

      Procedures

    • C. 

      Rules

  • 25. 
    Plans that describe the exact series of actions to be taken in a given situation.
    • A. 

      Policies

    • B. 

      Procedures

    • C. 

      Rules

  • 26. 
    These are statements that either require or forbid a certain action.
    • A. 

      Policies

    • B. 

      Procedures

    • C. 

      Rules

  • 27. 
    _____ is a plan which sets forth the projected expenditures for a certain activity and explains where the requried funds will come from.
    • A. 

      Budget

    • B. 

      Program

    • C. 

      Project

  • 28. 
    _____ is a single use plan designed to coordinate a large set of activities.
    • A. 

      Budget

    • B. 

      Program

    • C. 

      Project

  • 29. 
    ______ is a single-use plan that is usually more limited in scope than a program and is sometimes prepared to support a program.
    • A. 

      Budget

    • B. 

      Program

    • C. 

      Project

  • 30. 
    ___________ refers to the strategic statements that identify why an organization exists.
    • A. 

      Mission

    • B. 

      Vision

    • C. 

      Goals

  • 31. 
    ________ is a management function which relates to the structuring of resources and activities to accomplish objectives in an efficient and effective manner.
    • A. 

      Planning

    • B. 

      Staffing

    • C. 

      Organizing

  • 32. 
    A _______ is the means by which the organization will attain ots pbjective and goals.
    • A. 

      Structure

    • B. 

      Plan

    • C. 

      Strategy

  • 33. 
    The _________ is the structure that details lines of responsibility, authority and position.
    • A. 

      Formal structure

    • B. 

      Formal organization

    • C. 

      Formal plan

  • 34. 
    A diagram of the organization's official positions and formal lines of authority.
    • A. 

      Organizational Chart

    • B. 

      Organizational Manual

    • C. 

      Policy Manual

  • 35. 
    The __________ provides written descriptions of authority relationships, details the functions of major organizational units and describes job procedures.
    • A. 

      Organizational Chart

    • B. 

      Organizational Manual

    • C. 

      Policy Manual

  • 36. 
    The degree to which tasks are divided in the organization is referred to as _______.
    • A. 

      Work specialization

    • B. 

      Departmentation

    • C. 

      Informal Groups

  • 37. 
    The _______ describes personnel activities and company policies.
    • A. 

      Organizational Chart

    • B. 

      Organizational Manual

    • C. 

      Policy Manual

  • 38. 
    _______ refers to the grouping of jobs based on criteria that managers believe help n the coordination and control of activities.
    • A. 

      Work specialization

    • B. 

      Departmentation

    • C. 

      Informal Groups

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is an advantage of grouping jobs?
    • A. 

      Supervision is made easier

    • B. 

      Supervisor's salaries are limited

    • C. 

      Thes is less demand for managers

  • 40. 
    ______ is another consideration in designing the organizational structure that refers to the number of subordinates reporting to a single supervisor.
    • A. 

      Span of Control

    • B. 

      Coodination

    • C. 

      Pattern of Authority

  • 41. 
    _______ refers to the linking of activities in the organization that serve to achive a common goal or objective.
    • A. 

      Span of Control

    • B. 

      Coodination

    • C. 

      Pattern of Authority

  • 42. 
    This type of organizational design in which employees are grouped together in separate departments on the basis of common tasks, skills or activities.
    • A. 

      Functional Design

    • B. 

      Divisional Design

    • C. 

      Hybrid Design

    • D. 

      Matrix Design

  • 43. 
    This type of organizational design where all activities needed to produce a good or service are grouped together into an independent unit.
    • A. 

      Functional Design

    • B. 

      Divisional Design

    • C. 

      Hybrid Design

    • D. 

      Matrix Design

  • 44. 
    The ______ is a combination of divisional units and functional departments located at corporate headquarters.
    • A. 

      Functional Design

    • B. 

      Divisional Design

    • C. 

      Hybrid Design

    • D. 

      Matrix Design

  • 45. 
    An organization with a _________ design is one that implements functional and divisional structures simultaneously in each department.
    • A. 

      Divisional

    • B. 

      Hybrid

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Functional

  • 46. 
    ______ may be defined as the mangement function that determines human resource needs, recruits, selects, trains and develops human resource for jobs created by an organization.
    • A. 

      Staffing

    • B. 

      Organizing

    • C. 

      Planning

  • 47. 
    Why effective staffing is important?
    • A. 

      Hiring the right people places the company on a competitve stance

    • B. 

      It produces sound financial plan

    • C. 

      It markets the company with the use of sound marketing plan

  • 48. 
    ______ refers to attracting qualified persons to apply for vacant positions in the company so that those who are best suited to serve the company may be selected.
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Recruitment

    • C. 

      Selection

    • D. 

      Orientation

  • 49. 
    In _______, the employee is provided with the necessary information about the company.
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Recruitment

    • C. 

      Selection

    • D. 

      Orientation

  • 50. 
    In ______, the new employee is introduced to the immediate working environment and co-workers.
    • A. 

      Induction

    • B. 

      Recruitment

    • C. 

      Selection

    • D. 

      Orientation

  • 51. 
    ________ is the measurement of the emplyee performance.
    • A. 

      Performance Appraisal

    • B. 

      Employment Decisions

    • C. 

      Separation

  • 52. 
    ______ is either a voluntary or involuntary termination  of an emplyees' services.
    • A. 

      Performance Appraisal

    • B. 

      Employment Decisions

    • C. 

      Separation

  • 53. 
    Is a type of phychological test that is used to measure a peson's capacity or potential ability to learn.
    • A. 

      Aptitude Test

    • B. 

      Performance Test

    • C. 

      Personality Test

    • D. 

      Interest Test

  • 54. 
    This is a test that is used to measure a person's current knowledge of the subject.
    • A. 

      Aptitude Test

    • B. 

      Performance Test

    • C. 

      Personality Test

    • D. 

      Interest Test

  • 55. 
    This test is used to measure personality traits as dominance, sociability and conformity.
    • A. 

      Aptitude Test

    • B. 

      Performance Test

    • C. 

      Personality Test

    • D. 

      Interest Test

  • 56. 
    This test is used to measure a person's interest in varoius fields of work.
    • A. 

      Aptitude Test

    • B. 

      Performance Test

    • C. 

      Personality Test

    • D. 

      Interest Test

  • 57. 
    _______ refers to the learning that is provided inorder to improve performance on the present job.
    • A. 

      Training

    • B. 

      Orientation

    • C. 

      Induction

  • 58. 
    Is a type of training program for non-managers where the trainee is placed in an actual work situation under the direction of his immediate supervisor, who acts as the trainer.
    • A. 

      On the Job Training

    • B. 

      Apprenticeship

    • C. 

      Vestibule School

  • 59. 
    Is a type of training program for non-managers where the trainee is placed in a situation almost exactly the same as the workplace where machines, mateials and time constraints are present.
    • A. 

      On the Job Training

    • B. 

      Apprenticeship

    • C. 

      Vestibule School

  • 60. 
    Is a type of training program for non-managers where the trainee will undergo a combination of on the job traiing and experiences with classroom instruction in particular subjects are provided.
    • A. 

      On the Job Training

    • B. 

      Apprenticeship

    • C. 

      Vestibule School

  • 61. 
    This are given to employees whose performance is at par or above standard requirements.
    • A. 

      Monetary rewards

    • B. 

      Promotion

    • C. 

      Transfer

    • D. 

      Demotion

  • 62. 
    This refers to the movement by a person into a position of higher pay and greater responsibilities and which is given as a reward for competence and ambition.
    • A. 

      Monetary rewards

    • B. 

      Promotion

    • C. 

      Transfer

    • D. 

      Demotion

  • 63. 
    This is a movement of a person to a different  job at  the same or similar level of responsibility  in the organization.
    • A. 

      Monetary rewards

    • B. 

      Promotion

    • C. 

      Transfer

    • D. 

      Demotion

  • 64. 
    This is a movement from one position to another which has less pay or responsibility attached to it.
    • A. 

      Monetary rewards

    • B. 

      Promotion

    • C. 

      Transfer

    • D. 

      Demotion

  • 65. 
    ____ is the process of sharing information through verbal and non-verbal means, including words, messages, and body movements.
    • A. 

      Communication

    • B. 

      Organizing

    • C. 

      Staffing

  • 66. 
    Tell what type of Communication Function are applied in the following: The president sent a letter of congratulations to an employee that just reach his sales quota for a 2nd month in a row.
    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Motivation

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Emotive

  • 67. 
    A company created a Policy Manual for all its employees.  What type of communication function is this?
    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Motivation

    • C. 

      Control

    • D. 

      Emotive

  • 68. 
    The most important step in effective communication is _________ where new ideas arises.
    • A. 

      Developan Idea

    • B. 

      Encode

    • C. 

      Transmit

    • D. 

      Receive

  • 69. 
    What are the two categories of verbal communication?
    • A. 

      Oral

    • B. 

      Written

    • C. 

      Fax

    • D. 

      Text

  • 70. 
    Is a type of communication that are transmitted through hearing or sight.
    • A. 

      Verbal

    • B. 

      Non-verbal

    • C. 

      Sign Language

  • 71. 
    _____ are hindrances to effective communication asiring from the communicator's characteristics as a person including emotions, calues poor listening habits, sex, age, etc.
    • A. 

      Personal Barrier

    • B. 

      Physical Barrier

    • C. 

      Semantic Barrier

  • 72. 
    The very loud sound produced by a passing jet temporarily drowns out the voice of a guest delivering a speech resulting to unclear message. What type of communication barrier is this?
    • A. 

      Personal Barrier

    • B. 

      Physical Barrier

    • C. 

      Semantic Barrier

  • 73. 
    ______ is the study of meaning as ex[ressed in symbols, words, pictures or actions that suggest  certain meanings.
    • A. 

      Semantics

    • B. 

      Symbols

    • C. 

      Characters

  • 74. 
    ______ may be defined as an interference with the  reception of a messagte that occurs when the message is miunderstood even though it is received exactly as transmitted.
    • A. 

      Personal Barrier

    • B. 

      Physical Barrier

    • C. 

      Semantic Barrier

  • 75. 
    ______ refers to the flow of message from higer levels of authority to lower levels.
    • A. 

      Downward Communication

    • B. 

      Upward Communication

    • C. 

      Horizontal Communication

  • 76. 
    When giving instructions or providing information about policies and procedures or to give feedback about performance, What technique of communication is applied?
    • A. 

      Downward Communication

    • B. 

      Upward Communication

    • C. 

      Horizontal Communication

  • 77. 
    ______ refers to message flows from persons in lover level positions to persons in higher level potisions.
    • A. 

      Downward Communication

    • B. 

      Upward Communication

    • C. 

      Horizontal Communication

  • 78. 
    _______ refers to messages sent to individuals or groups from another of the same organizational level or position.
    • A. 

      Downward Communication

    • B. 

      Upward Communication

    • C. 

      Horizontal Communication

  • 79. 
    _____ are appropriate when directives are complex and precise actions are required.
    • A. 

      Letters

    • B. 

      Manuals

    • C. 

      Handbooks

  • 80. 
    ______ are useful resources of information regarding company policy, procedures and organization.
    • A. 

      Letters

    • B. 

      Manuals

    • C. 

      Handbooks