Organizational Politics Quiz Questions

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Organizational Politics Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    ______ is usually exerted by using informal strategies such as persuasion or peer pressure. 
    • A. 

      Influence

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Politics

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Lower status organizational members, when seeking organizational goals, try to influence higher status members through the use of _____.
    • A. 

      Assertiveness

    • B. 

      Sanctions

    • C. 

      Upward appeals

    • D. 

      Blocking

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Two main types of power are ____ and ____.
    • A. 

      Organizational and individual

    • B. 

      Organizational and coercive

    • C. 

      Individual and coercive

    • D. 

      Integration and organizational

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The source of power that comes from the formal authority that an individual possesses because of his or her position in the organization is referred to as ______.
    • A. 

      Reward power

    • B. 

      Legitimate power

    • C. 

      Network centrality

    • D. 

      Resource control

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    All of the following are examples of empowerment except _____.
    • A. 

      Expressing confidence

    • B. 

      Giving direct orders

    • C. 

      Involvement in decision making

    • D. 

      Increasing autonomy

    • E. 

      Expressing high standards

  • 6. 
    According to the text, how often is the use of power in organizations successful?
    • A. 

      Almost always

    • B. 

      Frequently

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Less so snow than in the past

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    All of the following are symbols of power in organizations except ____.
    • A. 

      Office size

    • B. 

      Job title

    • C. 

      Difficulty to contact

    • D. 

      Club memberships

    • E. 

      Jet

  • 8. 
    Functional political behavior is the intersection between individual goals and ____. 
    • A. 

      Team goals

    • B. 

      Individual interests

    • C. 

      Organizational interests

    • D. 

      Environmental pressures

    • E. 

      Organizational goals

  • 9. 
    All of the following are ways to deal with organizational politics except ____.
    • A. 

      Remove ambiguity

    • B. 

      Remove uncertainty

    • C. 

      Reward political skill

    • D. 

      Provide slack resources

    • E. 

      Create a positive organizational climate

  • 10. 
    A contingent view of power would argue that use of power varies as a function of_____.
    • A. 

      Organizational size

    • B. 

      Organizational age

    • C. 

      Organizational purpose

    • D. 

      Organizational mission

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The leader most likely to be supported by his/her followers is a/an _____ leader.
    • A. 

      Appointed

    • B. 

      Emergent

    • C. 

      Autocratic

    • D. 

      Laissez-faire

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Although leadership is difficult to define, most definitions include ____.
    • A. 

      The number of subordinates

    • B. 

      Number of promotions

    • C. 

      Influence over others

    • D. 

      Size of paycheck

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Effective leadership may depend on _____.
    • A. 

      The leader's personality

    • B. 

      The leader's behavioir

    • C. 

      The situation

    • D. 

      Assessment of the task

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    The kind of leadership theory that would stress the selection of managers is _____.
    • A. 

      Contingency theory

    • B. 

      Behavioral style

    • C. 

      Expectancy theory

    • D. 

      Trait theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    The kind of theory that would stress the TRAINING of managers is ______.
    • A. 

      Behavioral style theory

    • B. 

      Trait theory

    • C. 

      Contingency theory

    • D. 

      Expectancy theory

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    According to Fiedler's Contingency Theory, effective leadership is ____.
    • A. 

      A matter of leadership style

    • B. 

      Dependant upon the leader's personality

    • C. 

      Dependant on the appropriate administration of reward and punishment

    • D. 

      A function of the characteristics of the leader and the situation

    • E. 

      The situation

  • 17. 
    Which theory suggest that effective leaders increase their subordinates perceptions that effort leads to performance?
    • A. 

      Vroom-Yetton model

    • B. 

      Fiedler's Contingency Theory

    • C. 

      Path-Goal Theory

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    The method based on a decision tree is _____. 
    • A. 

      Vroom-Yetton

    • B. 

      Fiedler's Contingency Theory

    • C. 

      Path-Goal Theory

    • D. 

      Contextual Theory

    • E. 

      Trait Theory

  • 19. 
    Which of the following leadership theories draws most heavily from the valence-instrumentality-expectancy (VIE) theory of motivation?
    • A. 

      House's Path-Goal Thoery

    • B. 

      The Vroom-Yetton Model

    • C. 

      Fiedler's Contingency Theory

    • D. 

      Black and Mouton's managerial Grid

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Leaders of the future will face increasingly ______ environments
    • A. 

      Dynamic

    • B. 

      Stable

    • C. 

      Certain

    • D. 

      Predictable

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Which of the following organizational theories includes the concept of transformation of input into products?
    • A. 

      Bureaucraacy

    • B. 

      Management theory

    • C. 

      Open systems theory

    • D. 

      Technology theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    _______ refers to the different thinking styles of managers in different functional parts of the organization.
    • A. 

      Su-environment diversity

    • B. 

      Managerial differentiation

    • C. 

      Uncertainty

    • D. 

      Slack resources

    • E. 

      Complexity

  • 23. 
    Quality-of-work-life (QWL) programs ______.
    • A. 

      Mark the second stage of the industrial revolution

    • B. 

      Are more popular in the US than Europe

    • C. 

      Increase productivity but not satsifaction

    • D. 

      Depend on employee participation and involvement

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the socialization process?
    • A. 

      Employee selection

    • B. 

      Mastery of skills

    • C. 

      Feedback process

    • D. 

      Positive interaction with superiors

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    The first step in the organizational development (OD) process is _____. 
    • A. 

      Diagnosis

    • B. 

      Unfreezing

    • C. 

      Intervention

    • D. 

      Refreezing

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

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