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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT a part of planning?
    • A. 

      Setting goals

    • B. 

      Setting objectives

    • C. 

      Identifying ways to complete objectives

    • D. 

      Conducting meetings

    • E. 

      Creating departmental goals

  • 2. 
    PERT is an acronym for what?
    • A. 

      Personal effort retention training

    • B. 

      Practical employment risk training

    • C. 

      Program evaluation and review technique

    • D. 

      Personnel employment round table

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of a PERT chart?
    • A. 

      Optimistic time

    • B. 

      Pessimistic time

    • C. 

      Time expected

    • D. 

      Most probable time

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What theory states " organizational change is inevitable and that organizations and peopl within the organizations have no other choice except following natural law?
    • A. 

      The Mechanistic Theory

    • B. 

      Hierarchy of needs theory

    • C. 

      The Systems Theory

    • D. 

      Hawthorne Effect Theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the folowing theories argues that the effect of studying something/someone changes the effects of the study?
    • A. 

      The Mechanistic Theory

    • B. 

      Hierarchy of Needs Theory

    • C. 

      The Systems Theory

    • D. 

      Hawthorne Effect Theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following theories determines interdependence of variables?
    • A. 

      The Mechanistic Theory

    • B. 

      Hieracrhy of Needs Theory

    • C. 

      The Systems Theory

    • D. 

      Hawthorne Effect Theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which is the second stage of Maslow's Hieracrchy of Needs?
    • A. 

      Self-actualization

    • B. 

      Esteem needs

    • C. 

      Belonging and love

    • D. 

      Safety

    • E. 

      Physical needs

  • 8. 
    When something is measurable in number it is
    • A. 

      Naturalistic observation

    • B. 

      Qualitative

    • C. 

      Cross sectional studies

    • D. 

      Quantitaitve

    • E. 

      Extinction

  • 9. 
    Who is considered to be the father of modern management?
    • A. 

      Abraham Maslow

    • B. 

      Max Weber

    • C. 

      Chester Barnard

    • D. 

      Frederick Herzberg

    • E. 

      Peter Drucker

  • 10. 
    Who completed a study on the fastest and most efficirent way to do a job?
    • A. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • B. 

      Peter Drucker

    • C. 

      Max Weber

    • D. 

      Henry Gantt

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    _______________ is a way to show the time needed to complete a long or complicated project.
    • A. 

      PERT

    • B. 

      Critical path Method

    • C. 

      Bar Chart

    • D. 

      Gantt Chart

    • E. 

      Pie Chart

  • 12. 
    Which person created the five management functions?
    • A. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • B. 

      Peter Drucker

    • C. 

      Henry Fayol

    • D. 

      Max Weber

    • E. 

      Henry Gantt

  • 13. 
    LPC stands for
    • A. 

      Least personnel count

    • B. 

      Leverage people credentials

    • C. 

      Late potential credit

    • D. 

      Least preferred coworker

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are the levels of management?
    • A. 

      Technical, interpersonal and conceptual

    • B. 

      Technical, interpersonal and line staff

    • C. 

      Training, managing, staffing

    • D. 

      Controling, planning, retraining

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Your company participates in an Affirmative Action program. As a manager you interview two equally individuaals for a new position. One canidate is white and one canitdate is a pacific islander. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Hire the white canidate

    • B. 

      Hire the pacific islander

    • C. 

      Hire neither and conduct more interviews

    • D. 

      Hire torwards the quota determined by your HR department

    • E. 

      Consult with in house counsel and let them make the decision

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is considered a pioneer in management theory?
    • A. 

      Peter Drucker

    • B. 

      Mary Parker Follet

    • C. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • D. 

      Henry Fayol

    • E. 

      Frederick Herzberg

  • 17. 
    Which of the following terms illustrates the order of authority in an organization?
    • A. 

      Flow chart

    • B. 

      PERT chart

    • C. 

      Chain of command

    • D. 

      Town hall

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    In Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene theory, the Hygiene refers to what?
    • A. 

      Clealiness

    • B. 

      Work envrionment

    • C. 

      Satisfiers

    • D. 

      Motivators

    • E. 

      Dissatisfiers

  • 19. 
    When you find the answer to your problem but settle for something else is an example of the
    • A. 

      Implicit favorite model

    • B. 

      Bounded rationality model

    • C. 

      Econological model

    • D. 

      Morality model

    • E. 

      Ethical model

  • 20. 
    When you choose the solution that has the greatest  for you
    • A. 

      Implicit favorite model

    • B. 

      Bounded rationality model

    • C. 

      Econoligical model

    • D. 

      Morality model

    • E. 

      Ethical model

  • 21. 
    Which of the following people was associated with the Hawthorne Effect study?
    • A. 

      Peter Drucker

    • B. 

      Mary Parker Follet

    • C. 

      Elton Mayo

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      James Smith

  • 22. 
    If you are an authoritarian, you ascribe to
    • A. 

      Theory x

    • B. 

      Theory y

    • C. 

      Theory xy

    • D. 

      Management theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Which of the follwoing is considered the father of strtegic planning?
    • A. 

      Peter Drucker

    • B. 

      Chester Barnard

    • C. 

      Elton Mayo

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      James Smith

  • 24. 
    Which of the following developed the Acceptance theory?
    • A. 

      Peter Drucker

    • B. 

      Chester Barnard

    • C. 

      Elton Mayo

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      James Smith

  • 25. 
    A manager who beleives that all people are valuable and want to contribute to their best ability you ascribe to
    • A. 

      Theory x

    • B. 

      Theory y

    • C. 

      Theory xy

    • D. 

      Management theory

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 26. 
    Which of the following is NOT a contributor to an employees attitude?
    • A. 

      Previous jobs

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Peers

    • D. 

      Family

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    When someone is producing at standard it is called
    • A. 

      Role

    • B. 

      Role conflict

    • C. 

      Norm

    • D. 

      Status

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    Who created the contingency theory?
    • A. 

      Peter Drucker

    • B. 

      Chester Barnard

    • C. 

      Elton Mayo

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      Fred Fiedler

  • 29. 
    What standard is the following " Giving monetary values to realized sales"?
    • A. 

      Physical standard

    • B. 

      Capital standard

    • C. 

      Revenue standard

    • D. 

      Cost standard

    • E. 

      Intangible standard

  • 30. 
    What standard is the following" monetary value for the cost of operations, such as machine hour cost, cost of material per unit, cost per unit of sales, etc."?
    • A. 

      Physical standard

    • B. 

      Capital standard

    • C. 

      Revenue standard

    • D. 

      Cost standard

    • E. 

      Intangible standard

  • 31. 
    What standard is the following "quantified standards at the operating level. Products produced in the numbers, in value, material used in weightage and vale, labor employed in house and in value, services rendered in value, ect."?
    • A. 

      Physical standard

    • B. 

      Capital standard

    • C. 

      Revenue standard

    • D. 

      Cost standard

    • E. 

      Intangible standard

  • 32. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of henry Mintzberg's classification of organizations?
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Complex

    • C. 

      Organic

    • D. 

      Stable

    • E. 

      Dynamic

  • 33. 
    A good TQM program does NOT include
    • A. 

      Determination of standards of quality

    • B. 

      Institution of an effective continuous on the job checking program with responsibilities and accountability firmly fixed

    • C. 

      A recording system for comparing errors vs. standards

    • D. 

      A method which alternatives to solutions

    • E. 

      To install a program of analysis and quality improvement whenever found needed

  • 34. 
    Which of the following is NOT a protected Title VII class?
    • A. 

      Race

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Sexual preference

    • D. 

      Religion

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of traditional authority?
    • A. 

      Supervisor

    • B. 

      Vice President

    • C. 

      Bishop

    • D. 

      Secretary

    • E. 

      Father

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is responsible for ensuring employee safety?
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      EEO

    • C. 

      Dept of Labor

    • D. 

      COBRA

    • E. 

      FBLA

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is NOT a wat to deal with risk?
    • A. 

      Assuming

    • B. 

      Avoiding

    • C. 

      Shifting

    • D. 

      Deflecting

    • E. 

      Calculating

  • 38. 
    Which of the follwowing is an example of environmental stess?
    • A. 

      Construction noise

    • B. 

      Strong perfume

    • C. 

      Peers

    • D. 

      Broken heating unit

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 39. 
    Which of the following is an example of MAslow's first level of needs?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Car

    • C. 

      School

    • D. 

      Church

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    Which is the second stage of Maslow's Hieracrhy of Needs?
    • A. 

      Self-actualization

    • B. 

      Esteem needs

    • C. 

      Safety needs

    • D. 

      Physical needs

    • E. 

      Belonging needs

  • 41. 
    When you choose the best action for each situation
    • A. 

      Situational leadership

    • B. 

      Participative leadership

    • C. 

      Autocratic leadership

    • D. 

      Laissez faire leadership

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 42. 
    When a supervisor ask for opinions in making decisions
    • A. 

      Situational leadership

    • B. 

      Participative leadership

    • C. 

      Autocratic leadership

    • D. 

      Laissez faire leadership

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    Which of the following is a union function?
    • A. 

      Negotiate pay

    • B. 

      Creating

    • C. 

      Budgeting

    • D. 

      Creating statistical report

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    Which of the follwoing is an exampple of Maslow's third level of needs?
    • A. 

      Sex

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Home

    • E. 

      Shoes

  • 45. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of a training program?
    • A. 

      Job sharing

    • B. 

      Job rotating

    • C. 

      Temporary promotion

    • D. 

      Promotion

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    Which of the following is an industry commonly known to have line employees? 
    • A. 

      Automotive

    • B. 

      Woodworking

    • C. 

      Education

    • D. 

      Retail

    • E. 

      Hospitality

  • 47. 
    Hands off leadership is also called 
    • A. 

      Situational leadership

    • B. 

      Partcipative leadership

    • C. 

      Autocratic leadership

    • D. 

      Laissez faire leadership

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 48. 
    Which of the following tells employees and others what is the main purpose of the company is 
    • A. 

      Vision

    • B. 

      Mission statement

    • C. 

      Company statement

    • D. 

      Business plan

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    A policy can be defined as a ___________ actoin course that serves as a guide for the identified and accepted objectives and goals.
    • A. 

      Predefined

    • B. 

      Flexible

    • C. 

      Necessary

    • D. 

      Unknown

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 50. 
    A totalitarian leader 
    • A. 

      Situational leadrship

    • B. 

      Partcipative leadership

    • C. 

      Autocratic leadership

    • D. 

      Laissez faire leadership

    • E. 

      None of above

  • 51. 
     The way that people communicate with each other using their bodies
    • A. 

      Consideration

    • B. 

      Body languaage

    • C. 

      Communication

    • D. 

      Charisma

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 52. 
    Leadership characteristics that inspire employees is called 
    • A. 

      Chain of command

    • B. 

      Vision

    • C. 

      Charisma

    • D. 

      Motivation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 53. 
     Agreement of members of a group on a decsion is called
    • A. 

      Consensus

    • B. 

      Group think

    • C. 

      Meetings

    • D. 

      Consideration

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 54. 
     Leadership that use group ideas to make decisions
    • A. 

      Autocratic

    • B. 

      Laissez-faire

    • C. 

      Democratic

    • D. 

      Trait

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 55. 
     Which is NOT a factor that influences the fabvorableness of a leader?
    • A. 

      Leader-member realtions

    • B. 

      Task structure

    • C. 

      Leader postion power

    • D. 

      Charisma level

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 56. 
    A billboard is an example of 
    • A. 

      Active listening

    • B. 

      Two way communication

    • C. 

      One-way communication

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 57. 
     Leaders that give the group total freedom
    • A. 

      Autocratic

    • B. 

      Laissez faire

    • C. 

      Democratic

    • D. 

      Trait

  • 58. 
    Which of the following is NOT a communication pattern?
    • A. 

      Chain

    • B. 

      Circle

    • C. 

      Wheel

    • D. 

      Arc

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 59. 
     When someone receives too much information and connot tell what is important from waht is not is called
    • A. 

      Overload

    • B. 

      Spam

    • C. 

      Decoding information

    • D. 

      Rejected information

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 60. 
     When someone delibrately tampers with a message, leaving out information, it is called
    • A. 

      Overload

    • B. 

      Omitting

    • C. 

      Y pattern

    • D. 

      Highlighting

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 61. 
     Which of the following is NOT a supervisory function?
    • A. 

      Marketing

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Staffing

    • D. 

      Organizing

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 62. 
     Which of the following is an example of an extrinsic reward?
    • A. 

      Raise

    • B. 

      Self-esteem

    • C. 

      Praise

    • D. 

      Personal development

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 63. 
    If a plant manager is tasked to reduce cost by 10% this is an example of what kind of goal? 
    • A. 

      Strategic

    • B. 

      Long term

    • C. 

      Tactical

    • D. 

      Operational

    • E. 

      Realistic

  • 64. 
     Which of the following shows the relationship between employees and their peers?
    • A. 

      Organizational chart

    • B. 

      Gantt chart

    • C. 

      Decision tree

    • D. 

      Simulation

    • E. 

      PERT chart

  • 65. 
    Which of the following shows the alternate paths for decision making?
    • A. 

      Organizational chart

    • B. 

      Gantt chart

    • C. 

      Decision tree

    • D. 

      Simulation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 66. 
     When a supervisor administers a questionnaire among participants that have never met is called
    • A. 

      Brainstorming

    • B. 

      Sampling

    • C. 

      Delphi technique

    • D. 

      Group think

    • E. 

      Questionnaire

  • 67. 
     Which of the following shows timelines for projects?
    • A. 

      Organizational chart

    • B. 

      Gantt chart

    • C. 

      Decison tree

    • D. 

      Simulation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 68. 
     Who created Theory X and Theory Y?
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Abraham Maslow

    • C. 

      Douglas McGregor

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      Henry Fayol

  • 69. 
     When two groups or individuals work together to resolve a problem it is called
    • A. 

      Negotiation

    • B. 

      Grievance

    • C. 

      Arbitration

    • D. 

      Mediation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 70. 
     What is it called when a third part is facilitating negotiations?
    • A. 

      Concession

    • B. 

      Grievance

    • C. 

      Arbitration

    • D. 

      Mediation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 71. 
     An employee that works on an assembly line performing the same task again and again is an example of
    • A. 

      Job specialization

    • B. 

      Job rotation

    • C. 

      Job sharing

    • D. 

      Job description

    • E. 

      Job requirement

  • 72. 
     Two receptionist work at Widget Inc., one in the morning and one in the afternoon. they are an example of
    • A. 

      Job specialization

    • B. 

      Job roation

    • C. 

      Job sharing

    • D. 

      Job control

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 73. 
     When a person acts as expected as part of the group they are portraying their
    • A. 

      Role

    • B. 

      Groupthink

    • C. 

      Norm

    • D. 

      Status rank

    • E. 

      Mole

  • 74. 
    Who first studied job motions with bricklayers, studying how fewer hand motions made the work faster? 
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Abraham Maslow

    • C. 

      Douglas McGregor

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      Frederick Hertzberg

  • 75. 
     What is it called when a third party of empowered to resolved a disagreement it is called?
    • A. 

      Negotiation

    • B. 

      Grievance

    • C. 

      Arbitration

    • D. 

      Mediation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 76. 
     Who was proponent of bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Abraham Maslow

    • C. 

      Douglas McGregor

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      Frederick Hertzberg

  • 77. 
    Which of the follwoing can NOT be discussed in job interview? 
    • A. 

      Education and degrees

    • B. 

      Children

    • C. 

      Previous wages

    • D. 

      Personality

    • E. 

      Salary

  • 78. 
    The grapevine of the organization is everything BUT 
    • A. 

      Formal

    • B. 

      Generally accurate

    • C. 

      Verbal

    • D. 

      Exists in every organization

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 79. 
     When a supervisor beleives that all employees like work it is called
    • A. 

      Theory Y

    • B. 

      Theory X

    • C. 

      Hawthorne Effect

    • D. 

      TQM

    • E. 

      Humanistic Theory

  • 80. 
     The scientific study orginally tested workers output and light, later revealing unintended consequences
    • A. 

      Theory Y

    • B. 

      Theory X

    • C. 

      Hawthorne effect

    • D. 

      TQM

    • E. 

      Contingency Theory

  • 81. 
    Referent Power is the same as 
    • A. 

      Lassaize faire leadership

    • B. 

      Charismatic leadership

    • C. 

      Peer pressure

    • D. 

      Expert leader ship

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 82. 
     Legitimate power is the same as
    • A. 

      Lassaize faire leadership

    • B. 

      Traditional leadership

    • C. 

      Peer pressure

    • D. 

      Expert leadership

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 83. 
     Regarding sexual harassment which of the following is NOT true
    • A. 

      Offenders can be the same or opposite sex

    • B. 

      Victims do not have to be harrased personally but affected through environment

    • C. 

      Harasser must be a superior employee

    • D. 

      Harassment may occur without economic injury

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 84. 
     Who created aa system of human needs and motivations?
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Abraham Maslow

    • C. 

      Douglas McGregor

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      Peter Drucker

  • 85. 
     Long Term success through customer satisfaction
    • A. 

      Theory Y

    • B. 

      Theory X

    • C. 

      Hawthorne Effect

    • D. 

      TQM

    • E. 

      Contingency theory

  • 86. 
     Who was responsible for developing the 14 principles of management?
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Henri Fayol

    • C. 

      Douglas McGregor

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      Peter Drucker

  • 87. 
     Which of the following are barriers to making decisions?
    • A. 

      Statistics

    • B. 

      Lack of statistics

    • C. 

      Emotion

    • D. 

      All the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 88. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of resistance? 
    • A. 

      Logical

    • B. 

      Psychological

    • C. 

      Sociological

    • D. 

      Biological

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 89. 
     The organizational structure where organizations are divided by products or divisions
    • A. 

      Functional

    • B. 

      Line and staff

    • C. 

      Product

    • D. 

      Matrix

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 90. 
    Who beleived that managers make bad decisions based on their assumptions of human nature? 
    • A. 

      McGregor

    • B. 

      Taylor

    • C. 

      Ratter

    • D. 

      Johnson

    • E. 

      Maslow

  • 91. 
     When an interest in the peoples problems affects the outcome, not the changes themselves, it is known as
    • A. 

      Hawthorne effect

    • B. 

      Taylor effect

    • C. 

      Laissez faire effect

    • D. 

      Groupthink effect

    • E. 

      Hygiene theory

  • 92. 
    Factor that always stays the same 
    • A. 

      Dependent variables

    • B. 

      Independent variables

    • C. 

      Constant

    • D. 

      Correlation

    • E. 

      Statistics

  • 93. 
    Information that is difficult to measure is called 
    • A. 

      Quantitive

    • B. 

      Qualitative

    • C. 

      Longitudinal

    • D. 

      Dependent

    • E. 

      Constant

  • 94. 
     If you beleive that all people are good-- you ascribe to this school of thought
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Cognitive

    • C. 

      Structuralism

    • D. 

      Humanistic

    • E. 

      Cultural

  • 95. 
     Standards or principles
    • A. 

      Norms

    • B. 

      Values

    • C. 

      Rules

    • D. 

      Status quo

    • E. 

      Groups

  • 96. 
    Which of the follwoing is NOT a factor with job satisfaction? 
    • A. 

      Hours

    • B. 

      Pay

    • C. 

      Benefits

    • D. 

      Vacation location

    • E. 

      Working conditions

  • 97. 
    When a person responds to a neutralstimulus _________is being used 
    • A. 

      Classical conditioning

    • B. 

      Operant conditioning

    • C. 

      Extrinsic reinforcer

    • D. 

      Intrinsic reinforcer

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 98. 
    Clayton Alderfer created his ERG theory based on the work of which theorist? 
    • A. 

      Max Weber

    • B. 

      Henri Fayol

    • C. 

      Abraham Maslow

    • D. 

      Frank Gilbreth

    • E. 

      Peter Drucker

  • 99. 
    When you are a secretary and there are seven levels between your role and the CEO, your organization is considered to be 
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Tall

    • C. 

      Flat

    • D. 

      Short

    • E. 

      Huge

  • 100. 
    The CEO of a major corporation giving a talk show interview is an example of
    • A. 

      Advertising

    • B. 

      Goodwill

    • C. 

      Public relations

    • D. 

      Revenue generation

    • E. 

      None of the above