Psychology: An Organizational Behavior Test

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Organizational Behavior is a field of study in psychology; it studies human behavior in the setting of an organization and its impacts on the work structure, performance, commination, leadership, motivation, etc. So, we have come up with this test to examine your knowledge in this field.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is most likely to be a belief held by a successful manager?
    • A. 

      Technical knowledge is all that is needed for success

    • B. 

      It is not essential to have sound interpersonal skills

    • C. 

      Technical skills are necessary, but insufficient alone for success

    • D. 

      Effectiveness is not impacted by human behaviour

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would not be considered an organization?
    • A. 

      A Church

    • B. 

      A University

    • C. 

      A Military Unit

    • D. 

      All adults in a given community

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is best defined as a consciously coordinated social unit, composed of two or more people, which functions on a relatively continuous basis to achieve a common goal or set of goals?
    • A. 

      Party

    • B. 

      Unit

    • C. 

      Team

    • D. 

      Organization

  • 4. 
    Which of a manager's primary roles requires the manager to define an organization's goals, establish an overall strategy for achieveing these goals and develop a comprehensive hierarchy of plans to integrate and coordinate activities?
    • A. 

      Controlling

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Staffing

    • D. 

      Coordinating

  • 5. 
    Determining how tasks are to be grouped is part of which management function?
    • A. 

      Planning

    • B. 

      Leading

    • C. 

      Controlling

    • D. 

      Organizing

  • 6. 
    Mitzberg concluded that managers perform 10 different, highly interrelated roles. Which of the following is one of the broad categories into which these roles could be grouped?
    • A. 

      Intrapersonal

    • B. 

      Institutional

    • C. 

      Decisional

    • D. 

      Affective

  • 7. 
    An OB study would be least likely to be used to focus on which of the following problems?
    • A. 

      An increase in absenteeism at a certain company

    • B. 

      A fall in productivity in one shift of a manufacturing plant

    • C. 

      A decrease in sales due to growing foreign competition

    • D. 

      An increase in theft by employees at a retail store

  • 8. 
    _______ is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behaviour within organizations for the purposes of applying such knowledge towards improving an organization's effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Organizational Development

    • B. 

      Human Resources Management

    • C. 

      Organizational Behaviour

    • D. 

      People Management

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is a reason that the study of organizational behaviour is useful?
    • A. 

      Human behaviour does not vary a great deal between individuals and situations

    • B. 

      Human behaviour is not random

    • C. 

      Human behaviour is not consistent

    • D. 

      Human behaviour is rarely predictable

  • 10. 
    A manager wishes to know how members of her team will react to layoffs in other departments. Which of the following is least useful in predicting her team's behaviour?
    • A. 

      Knowing what are the organizational goals of her team

    • B. 

      Knowing what is important to each member of the team

    • C. 

      Knowing how the team perceives layoffs

    • D. 

      Knowing how the team has reacted to similar situations in the past

  • 11. 
    Organizational behaviour is constructed from all of the following disciplines except __________.
    • A. 

      Physics

    • B. 

      Psychology

    • C. 

      Anthropology

  • 12. 
    How is the science of organizational behaviour different from sciences such as physics and chemistry?
    • A. 

      OB accepts intuitive explanations of phenomena it studies

    • B. 

      Much of the data used in OB is collected by scientists working in different, but related, fields

    • C. 

      OB does not seek unifying underlying principles for the phenomena it studies.

    • D. 

      Most people have preconceived notions about the phenomena studied by OB.

  • 13. 
    Psychology' major contributions to the field of organizational behaviour have been primarily at what level of analysis.
    • A. 

      The level of the group

    • B. 

      The level of the individual

    • C. 

      The level of the organization

    • D. 

      The level of the culture

  • 14. 
    The study of group processes in the organizational behaviour has largely been derived from what field of study?
    • A. 

      Psychology

    • B. 

      Sociology

    • C. 

      Anthropology

    • D. 

      Social Studies

  • 15. 
    In order to predict human behaviour with any degree of accuracy, what sort of variables must be taken into account?
    • A. 

      Global

    • B. 

      General

    • C. 

      Dependent

    • D. 

      Contingency

  • 16. 
    Given the climate of "temporariness" in modern organizations, employees must _______.
    • A. 

      Continually update their knowledge and skills

    • B. 

      Be prepared to stay in the same position for longer periods of time

    • C. 

      Make closer connections to their peers

    • D. 

      Foster friendship within the work environment

  • 17. 
    Group behaviour, power, and conflict are central areas of study for _________.
    • A. 

      Archaeologists

    • B. 

      Sociologist

    • C. 

      Anthropologists

    • D. 

      Social Psychologists

  • 18. 
    At its root, productivity involves concern for both ________.
    • A. 

      Dependance and Independence

    • B. 

      Motivation and Distraction

    • C. 

      Absenteeism and Motivation

    • D. 

      Effectiveness and Efficiency

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is an example of being an efficient company?
    • A. 

      Operating at the lowest possible cost while yielding a higher output.

    • B. 

      Creating the highest customer satisfaction ratings.

    • C. 

      Meeting production schedules

    • D. 

      Obtaining the highest market share

  • 20. 
    Which of the following statements is true about the term "ability", as the term is used in organizational behaviour?
    • A. 

      Motivation

    • B. 

      Capacity

    • C. 

      Experience

    • D. 

      Intellect

  • 21. 
    Research has found tests that measure specific dimensions of intelligence are strong predictors of which of the following?
    • A. 

      Job Satisfaction

    • B. 

      Turnover

    • C. 

      Job Performance

    • D. 

      Ability to work with others

  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements is true about the term "ability", as it is used in the field of organizational behaviour?
    • A. 

      It refers to an individual's willingness to perform various tasks

    • B. 

      It is a current assessment of what an individual can do

    • C. 

      It refers exclusively to intellectual skills

    • D. 

      It refers exclusively to physical skills

  • 23. 
    Recent evidence suggests that intelligence can be better understood by breaking it down into four sub-parts. Which one of the following is not one of those subparts?
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Social

    • C. 

      Emotional

    • D. 

      Physical

  • 24. 
    Which type of intelligence encompasses the aptitudes that have long been tapped by traditional intelligence tests?
    • A. 

      Cognitive Intelligence

    • B. 

      Social Intelligence

    • C. 

      Emotional Intelligence

    • D. 

      Cultural Intelligence

  • 25. 
    A company is looking for a manager to liaise between its home office in the United States, its manufacturing plants in Poland and Germany, and its suppliers in the Middle East and South Asia. A good candidate would likely score highly in what subpart of intelligence?
    • A. 

      Cognitive

    • B. 

      Social

    • C. 

      Emotional

    • D. 

      Cultural

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