Supervisory Management - Qp7

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Jackson Matthews
J
Jackson Matthews
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 588 | Total Attempts: 688,572
Questions: 8 | Attempts: 965

SettingsSettingsSettings
Supervisory Management - Qp7 - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A supervisor can only be as good as his ability to make decisions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the effectiveness of a supervisor is dependent on their decision-making skills. This implies that a supervisor's ability to make sound judgments and choices directly impacts their performance. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement is true.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

                Drucker, one of the most eminent and respected authors in management science, says, “Effective decisions result from a systematic process, with clearly defined elements, that are handled in a distinct sequence of steps”.

    • A.

      Bill

    • B.

      Peter

    • C.

      Ryan

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter
  • 3. 

    To define a problem, to reach a solution, a supervisor or manager would need to stop and ask himself at least as many of the following questions as he can. (Select Three)

    • A.

      What happened?

    • B.

      Is that a problem?

    • C.

      Who caused the problem?

    • D.

      What else is involved?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. What happened?
    B. Is that a problem?
    D. What else is involved?
    Explanation
    To effectively define a problem and find a solution, a supervisor or manager needs to consider several key questions. "What happened?" is essential to understand the situation and identify the specific issue at hand. "Is that a problem?" helps determine whether the situation requires attention and intervention. "What else is involved?" is crucial to consider any other factors or variables that may be contributing to or affected by the problem. These three questions provide a comprehensive approach to problem-solving and decision-making.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    A good supervisor or manager always assumes that things are true.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A good supervisor or manager does not always assume that things are true. Instead, they should approach situations with a critical mindset and verify information before making decisions or taking actions. This helps to ensure that they have accurate and reliable information to base their decisions on, leading to more effective management and supervision.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    By far the greatest stumbling block to defining the problem is being able to separate the symptom from the cause. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the main challenge in defining a problem is to differentiate between the symptom (an observable effect) and the cause (the underlying reason). This implies that identifying the root cause is crucial in problem-solving. Therefore, the answer "True" aligns with the idea that separating symptoms from causes is indeed the biggest obstacle in defining a problem accurately.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Running off half             is what is meant when a supervisor tries to solve a problem before knowing too much about it, that is, without all the facts.

    • A.

      Cocked

    • B.

      Fast

    • C.

      Speed

    Correct Answer
    A. Cocked
  • 7. 

    When conducting a brainstorming session you must: (Select Two)

    • A.

      Have at least twelve persons in the group.

    • B.

      Brief everyone on the problems and objective.

    • C.

      Not encourage wildest ideas as they may generate useless ideas.

    • D.

      Not evaluate or question ideas as this will stifle creativity.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Brief everyone on the problems and objective.
    D. Not evaluate or question ideas as this will stifle creativity.
    Explanation
    When conducting a brainstorming session, it is important to brief everyone on the problems and objectives to ensure that everyone is on the same page and focused on the task at hand. This helps to set the context and provide clarity for generating ideas. Additionally, not evaluating or questioning ideas during the session is crucial as it allows for a free flow of ideas without any judgment or criticism. This creates a safe and open environment where participants feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, which can lead to more creative and innovative solutions.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Decision making is not a major responsibility for a supervisor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because decision making is indeed a major responsibility for a supervisor. Supervisors are responsible for making important decisions that affect their team or department, such as assigning tasks, setting goals, resolving conflicts, and allocating resources. They are expected to have the knowledge and expertise to make informed decisions that align with the organization's goals and objectives. Therefore, decision making is an essential part of a supervisor's role.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 20, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • May 29, 2014
    Quiz Created by
    Jackson Matthews
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.