Organizational Politics Quiz Questions And Answers

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Here is this Organizational Politics Quiz for you. The quiz is on an in-depth understanding of organizational politics. This quiz will give you clarity on how everything works there and about things that need to be kept in mind related to the politics and culture of organizations. So, take this challenge and show your knowledge with this quiz. Try to get a score above 70, and you are an expert in it.


Questions and Answers
  • 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 the 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 behavior

    • 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 suggests 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 Theory

    • 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. 

      Bureaucracy

    • 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 in Europe

    • C. 

      Increase productivity but not satisfaction

    • 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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