The Challenger Sale Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The challenger sell focuses on:

    • A.

      Solution Selling

    • B.

      Product Selling

    • C.

      Aggressive Selling

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Risk Selling

    Correct Answer
    A. Solution Selling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Solution Selling. Solution selling refers to a sales approach where the focus is on understanding the customer's needs and providing them with a customized solution that addresses those needs. It involves identifying the customer's pain points, offering a tailored solution, and highlighting the value and benefits of the solution. This approach is more customer-centric and aims to build long-term relationships based on trust and value. It is different from product selling, which only focuses on selling the features and benefits of a specific product, and aggressive selling, which involves high-pressure tactics to close a sale.

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  • 2. 

    Which is a quality of a Hard worker?

    • A.

      Always has a different view of the world

    • B.

      Self-Assured

    • C.

      Always willing to go the extra mile

    • D.

      Gets along with everyone

    • E.

      Detailed oriented

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Always willing to go the extra mile
    Explanation
    A quality of a hard worker is being always willing to go the extra mile. This means that they are willing to put in additional effort and go beyond what is expected of them in order to achieve their goals or complete their tasks. Hard workers are not satisfied with just doing the bare minimum, but instead, they are proactive and take initiative to do more than what is required. This quality demonstrates their dedication, determination, and commitment to their work.

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  • 3. 

    What is a quality of the Relationship Builder?

    • A.

      Ensures that all problems are solved

    • B.

      Generous in giving time to help others

    • C.

      Follows own instincts

    • D.

      Doesn’t give up easily

    • E.

      Understands the customer’s business

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Generous in giving time to help others
    Explanation
    The quality of being generous in giving time to help others is a characteristic of a Relationship Builder. This individual is willing to invest their time and effort into building and maintaining relationships with others. They prioritize helping and supporting others, which can contribute to the development of strong and lasting connections.

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  • 4. 

    What is a quality of the Reactive Problem Solver?

    • A.

      Reliably responds to internal and external stakeholders

    • B.

      Builds strong advocates in customer organization

    • C.

      Loves to debate

    • D.

      Self-Motivated

    • E.

      Follows own instincts

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Reliably responds to internal and external stakeholders
    Explanation
    The quality of a Reactive Problem Solver is that they reliably respond to internal and external stakeholders. This means that they are dependable and consistent in their communication and actions with both the people within their organization and those outside of it. They understand the importance of addressing the needs and concerns of all stakeholders and make it a priority to provide timely and effective responses.

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  • 5. 

    What is a quality of the Lone Wolf?

    • A.

      Ensures that all problems are solved

    • B.

      Difficult to control

    • C.

      Interested in feed-back and development

    • D.

      Pushes the customer

    • E.

      Generous in giving time to help others

    • F.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Difficult to control
    Explanation
    The quality of the Lone Wolf is being difficult to control. This means that they are independent and prefer to work alone, often disregarding or resisting authority or direction from others. They may have their own way of doing things and can be resistant to following established rules or procedures. This can make it challenging for managers or leaders to effectively manage or direct their actions.

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  • 6. 

    What is a quality of the Challenger?

    • A.

      Always has a different view of the world

    • B.

      Understands the customer’s business

    • C.

      Loves to debate

    • D.

      Pushes the customer

    • E.

      Sll of the above

    • F.

      A. + B.

    Correct Answer
    E. Sll of the above
    Explanation
    The quality of the Challenger is that they always have a different view of the world, understand the customer's business, love to debate, and push the customer. This means that they bring a unique perspective, have a deep understanding of the customer's industry, are skilled in engaging in productive debates, and are not afraid to challenge and push the customer to achieve better results.

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  • 7. 

    1. Which one is not one of the four rules of commercial teaching?

    • A.

      Lead to your unique strengths

    • B.

      Challenge customers’ assumptions

    • C.

      Catalyze action

    • D.

      One size fits all

    Correct Answer
    D. One size fits all
    Explanation
    The four rules of commercial teaching are to lead to your unique strengths, challenge customers' assumptions, catalyze action, and not to follow a "one size fits all" approach. This means that the correct answer is d. "One size fits all" because it contradicts the idea of tailoring teaching methods to individual strengths and challenging assumptions.

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  • 8. 

    1. Is it possible for someone who isn’t a natural challenger to become one?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    It is possible for someone who isn't a natural challenger to become one through practice, determination, and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone. While some individuals may have a natural inclination towards challenging themselves and others, anyone can develop this skill with effort and perseverance. By actively seeking new challenges, setting goals, and pushing oneself to overcome obstacles, one can cultivate the mindset and behaviors of a challenger. It may require stepping outside of one's comfort zone and embracing discomfort, but with time and practice, anyone can become a challenger.

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  • 9. 

    1. The power of insight requires the sales rep to offer unique and valuable perspectives on the market. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The power of insight in sales refers to the ability of a sales representative to provide unique and valuable perspectives on the market. This means going beyond simply presenting products or services, but offering insights and knowledge that can help customers make informed decisions. By doing so, sales reps can establish themselves as trusted advisors and differentiate themselves from competitors. This ultimately leads to building stronger relationships with customers and increasing sales success. Therefore, the statement "The power of insight requires the sales rep to offer unique and valuable perspectives on the market" is true.

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  • 10. 

    How quickly can you expect your organization to transition to the Challenger Model? 

    • A.

      Days

    • B.

      Weeks

    • C.

      Months

    • D.

      Years

    Correct Answer
    D. Years
    Explanation
    The Challenger Model is a significant shift in organizational mindset and practices. It involves challenging the status quo, embracing innovation, and adapting to market changes. Implementing such a model requires thorough planning, cultural transformation, and employee buy-in. These processes take time and cannot be achieved overnight. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that transitioning to the Challenger Model would take years.

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  • 11. 

    Which is not part of the 6 steps to teaching a customer?

    • A.

      Your Solution

    • B.

      Emotional Impact

    • C.

      Critical Assessment

    • D.

      A New Way

    Correct Answer
    C. Critical Assessment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is c) Critical Assessment. Critical Assessment is not part of the 6 steps to teaching a customer. The 6 steps to teaching a customer typically involve presenting Your Solution, creating Emotional Impact, demonstrating A New Way, and may include other steps such as building rapport or addressing objections. Critical Assessment, on the other hand, refers to evaluating or analyzing something critically, which is not typically a step in teaching a customer.

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  • 12. 

    SAFE stands for Small, Achievable, Following, Easy

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. SAFE stands for Small, Achievable, Following, Easy. This acronym is often used in goal-setting or project management to help individuals or teams set realistic and manageable objectives. By breaking down goals into smaller, achievable steps and ensuring they are easy to follow, individuals or teams can increase their chances of success.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these is not part of the physics of sales?

    • A.

      Rep

    • B.

      Decision Maker

    • C.

      Customer Stakeholders

    • D.

      Gatekeeper

    Correct Answer
    D. Gatekeeper
    Explanation
    The physics of sales refers to the principles and dynamics that govern the sales process. It involves understanding the roles and interactions of various individuals involved in the sales process. A rep refers to the sales representative who interacts with potential customers, a decision maker is the person responsible for making the final decision, and customer stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest or influence in the purchasing decision. However, a gatekeeper is not part of the physics of sales. A gatekeeper typically refers to someone who controls access to decision makers or key information and is more commonly associated with the field of marketing or public relations.

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  • 14. 

    What are the four layers of tailoring?

    • A.

      Industry, Company, Role, Individual

    • B.

      Group, Company, Role, Individual

    • C.

      Industry, Community, Role, Individual

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Industry, Company, Role, Individual
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a) Industry, Company, Role, Individual. This answer suggests that tailoring can be done at four different levels: industry, company, role, and individual. This means that tailoring can be applied to the overall industry practices, the specific company's processes, the role or position within the company, and finally, the individual's personal preferences and needs. By considering these four layers, tailoring can be customized and adapted to suit different contexts and requirements.

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  • 15. 

    1. Which one IS NOT one of the three management fundamentals?

    • A.

      Integrity 

    • B.

      Empathy 

    • C.

      Accountability

    • D.

      Leadership 

    Correct Answer
    B. Empathy 
    Explanation
    While empathy is an important trait for managers to possess, it is not considered one of the three fundamental management principles. Empathy helps managers to understand and connect with their team members, improving communication and fostering a positive work environment. However, it is not part of the core trio of leadership, integrity, and accountability, which form the foundation of effective management.

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  • 16. 

    According to the Challenger Sale, you should use buzzwords like “customer-centric” and “innovative.”

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Challenger Sale suggests that using buzzwords like "customer-centric" and "innovative" is not an effective approach. Instead, the Challenger Sale encourages salespeople to focus on challenging the customer's thinking and providing insights that can help them solve their problems. By doing so, salespeople can differentiate themselves and build credibility with customers, rather than relying on generic buzzwords that may not resonate with them.

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  • 17. 

    1. What should companies develop first when implementing the Challenger Selling Model?

    • A.

      Organizational capabilities

    • B.

      Sales rep skills

    • C.

      Companies should invest in both elements concurrently

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Companies should invest in both elements concurrently
    Explanation
    When implementing the Challenger Selling Model, companies should invest in both organizational capabilities and sales rep skills concurrently. This means that they should focus on developing the necessary infrastructure, processes, and resources within the organization to support the model, while also training and equipping their sales representatives with the required skills and knowledge to effectively implement the model. By investing in both elements at the same time, companies can ensure a holistic and integrated approach to implementing the Challenger Selling Model, leading to better results and success in sales.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is part of taking control of a sale:

    • A.

      Negotiation skills

    • B.

      Using aggressive language and tone

    • C.

      Coaching the customer on how to buy

    • D.

      Proactively offering discounts

    Correct Answer
    C. Coaching the customer on how to buy
    Explanation
    Coaching the customer on how to buy is an important part of taking control of a sale because it involves guiding the customer through the purchasing process. By offering advice and assistance, the salesperson can help the customer make informed decisions and overcome any concerns or objections they may have. This approach establishes trust and credibility, allowing the salesperson to take control of the sale and influence the customer's buying behavior. It also helps to build a long-term relationship with the customer, increasing the likelihood of repeat business in the future.

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  • 19. 

    When a customer is skeptical, it is best to—

    • A.

      Take an empathetic approach by agreeing with the customer

    • B.

      Offer a discount to help ease their hesitation

    • C.

      Give them a condescending look

    • D.

      Convince the customer they have a problem that is urgent and worth solving

    Correct Answer
    D. Convince the customer they have a problem that is urgent and worth solving
    Explanation
    When a customer is skeptical, it is best to convince them that they have a problem that is urgent and worth solving. This approach acknowledges the customer's skepticism and addresses their concerns by highlighting the importance and urgency of the problem they are facing. By doing so, the customer is more likely to be convinced of the value and necessity of the solution being offered, increasing the chances of a successful resolution to their problem.

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  • 20. 

    The Challenger will never walk away from an RFP because any opportunity is a good opportunity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that the Challenger will never walk away from an RFP (Request for Proposal) because any opportunity is a good opportunity. This is not true as the Challenger mindset focuses on selecting opportunities where they have a high probability of success and can deliver unique value to the customer. They prioritize opportunities that align with their strengths and avoid wasting resources on opportunities that are not a good fit for their capabilities.

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  • 21. 

    What attribute(s) is a challenger defined by?

    • A.

      The ability to teach

    • B.

      Tailoring

    • C.

      The abilty to take control

    • D.

      A, B

    • E.

      All the Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All the Above
    Explanation
    A challenger is defined by all of the above attributes. They possess the ability to teach, which means they can effectively communicate and impart knowledge to others. They also have the skill of tailoring, which allows them to customize their approach and strategies based on individual needs and circumstances. Additionally, a challenger has the ability to take control, meaning they can assert themselves and lead in a confident and assertive manner. Therefore, all of these attributes collectively define a challenger.

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  • 22. 

    Teaching is the most powerful of the challenger attributes?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Teaching is considered the most powerful attribute among challengers because it allows individuals to share knowledge, skills, and experiences with others, empowering them to learn and grow. By teaching, challengers can inspire and motivate others to overcome obstacles, develop new perspectives, and achieve their goals. This attribute fosters a supportive and collaborative environment, enabling individuals to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on society.

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  • 23. 

    If a customer pushes a challenger on price and requests a discount, the challenger rep is most likely to not push for agreement on value. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If a customer pushes a challenger on price and requests a discount, the challenger rep is most likely to push for agreement on value. This means that the rep will try to emphasize the unique value and benefits of the product or service being offered, rather than solely focusing on the price. By highlighting the value proposition, the challenger rep aims to convince the customer that the product or service is worth the price and that the benefits outweigh the cost.

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  • 24. 

    Tailoring is a Challenger Attribute makes a pitch resonate?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Tailoring is a Challenger Attribute that makes a pitch resonate because it involves customizing the message and approach to specifically address the needs and challenges of the target audience. By tailoring the pitch, the Challenger can demonstrate a deep understanding of the customer's business and industry, which builds credibility and trust. This personalized approach shows the customer that the Challenger is invested in their success and can provide unique insights and solutions. Ultimately, tailoring the pitch helps to create a strong connection between the Challenger and the customer, increasing the likelihood of resonating with the audience and achieving sales success.

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  • 25. 

    Frontline sales manager is the fundamental link between strategy and execution?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The frontline sales manager plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between the strategic decisions made by upper management and the execution of those strategies by the sales team. They are responsible for translating the strategic objectives into actionable plans and ensuring that they are effectively implemented on the ground. They provide guidance, support, and supervision to the sales team, aligning their efforts with the overall strategy of the organization. Therefore, it can be concluded that the frontline sales manager is indeed the fundamental link between strategy and execution.

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