Region IV Certification Exam 2008 Round II

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The purpose of the Regional Leadership Certification Exam is to ensure that you, chapter leadership positions of N. S. B. E, demonstrate your mastery of the basic knowledge you will need in order to effectively operate in your position throughout the year.

The test must be completed in one sitting. Please be sure to read and answer all the questions carefully.

You will have 60 minutes to complete this exam. There are a total of 30 questions. The categories are as follows: 10-Multiple Choice, 10-True or False and 10 Short Answer. Please make sure you have studied the all of Read morethe materials made available on the National website (www. Nsbe. Org) and the Region IV website (www. Nsbe. Org/region4).

You need to receive a score of 75% or higher to receive a passing grade.

*****Please type in your full name and college/university in the space provided (i. E. Jessica Allen, University of Cincinnati)*****

As future NSBE leaders, you will be trusted to complete the test on your own and to not share questions or answers with others.

Good Luck Region IV Leaders!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The 2010 National Convention will be held in

    • A.

      Pittsburgh, PA

    • B.

      Toronto, Canada

    • C.

      Charlotte, NC

    • D.

      Detroit, MI

    Correct Answer
    B. Toronto, Canada
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Toronto, Canada because the question asks where the 2010 National Convention will be held, and Toronto, Canada is one of the options provided.

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  • 2. 

    Lifetime membership dues shall be

    • A.

      $1200

    • B.

      $1300

    • C.

      $1250

    • D.

      $1500

    Correct Answer
    A. $1200
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $1200 because it is stated in the question that "Lifetime membership dues shall be" followed by the amount $1200. This indicates that the lifetime membership dues are fixed at $1200.

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  • 3. 

    The National Society of Black Engineers was founded on the campus of:

    • A.

      Howard University

    • B.

      Cornell University

    • C.

      Case Western University

    • D.

      Purdue University

    Correct Answer
    D. Purdue University
    Explanation
    The National Society of Black Engineers was founded on the campus of Purdue University.

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  • 4. 

    In what city and state is the 2008 Fall Regional Conference?

    • A.

      Columbus, OH

    • B.

      Detroit, MI

    • C.

      Chicago, IL

    • D.

      Madison, WI

    Correct Answer
    B. Detroit, MI
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Detroit, MI. This is because the question is asking for the city and state where the 2008 Fall Regional Conference took place, and Detroit, MI is one of the options provided.

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  • 5. 

    NSBE Headquarters is located in

    • A.

      Houston, TX

    • B.

      Columbus, OH

    • C.

      Alexandria, VA

    • D.

      Seattle, WA

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexandria, VA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alexandria, VA. This is where the NSBE Headquarters is located.

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  • 6. 

    The first National Chairperson was:

    • A.

      Anthony Harris

    • B.

      John Cason

    • C.

      John Logan

    • D.

      Edward Coleman

    Correct Answer
    B. John Cason
    Explanation
    John Cason is the correct answer because he was the first National Chairperson. The other options, Anthony Harris, John Logan, and Edward Coleman, were not the first National Chairperson.

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  • 7. 

    Who is the highest ranking official in the National Society of Black Engineers?

    • A.

      National Chairperson

    • B.

      National Advisory Board Chairperson

    • C.

      Executive Director

    • D.

      National Treasurer

    Correct Answer
    A. National Chairperson
    Explanation
    The highest ranking official in the National Society of Black Engineers is the National Chairperson. This individual is responsible for leading the organization and overseeing its activities and initiatives. They serve as the public face of the organization and work closely with other board members to set strategic goals and ensure the mission of the society is fulfilled. The National Chairperson plays a crucial role in representing the interests and advocating for the needs of black engineers within the society and the wider engineering community.

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  • 8. 

    The collegiate legislative body of the National Society of Black Engineers is called the:

    • A.

      House of Delegates

    • B.

      Senate

    • C.

      Regional Executive Board

    • D.

      Membership

    Correct Answer
    B. Senate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Senate because the term "collegiate legislative body" suggests a group responsible for making decisions and creating policies within the organization. The Senate is typically associated with a legislative body, making it the most appropriate choice. The House of Delegates may also be a legislative body, but it is not specifically mentioned as the collegiate legislative body in this context. The Regional Executive Board and Membership are not typically associated with a legislative body.

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  • 9. 

    Define acronym: DRC

    Correct Answer
    Document Review Committee
    document review committee
    Document review committee
    Explanation
    The acronym DRC stands for Document Review Committee. It is used to refer to a committee or group of individuals responsible for reviewing and evaluating documents. The committee's main task is to assess the content, accuracy, and quality of various types of documents, such as reports, contracts, or legal documents. The acronym can be written in different formats, including uppercase or lowercase letters, with or without capitalization of each word. However, regardless of the specific formatting, the acronym always represents the same meaning and refers to the Document Review Committee.

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  • 10. 

    Define acronym: USTR

    Correct Answer
    Undergraduate Students in Technical Research
    Undergraduate students in technical research
    undergraduate students in technical research
    Explanation
    The acronym USTR stands for Undergraduate Students in Technical Research. This acronym is used to refer to undergraduate students who are involved in technical research activities. It is important to note that acronyms are typically written in capital letters, regardless of whether the words they represent are capitalized or not. In this case, all three options provided in the question are correct representations of the acronym USTR.

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  • 11. 

    Define acronym: TPC

    Correct Answer
    Technical Professional Conference
    Technical professional conference
    technical professional conference
    Explanation
    The acronym "TPC" stands for Technical Professional Conference. It is used to refer to a conference that focuses on technical and professional topics. The three variations of the answer provided (Technical Professional Conference, Technical professional conference, technical professional conference) all convey the same meaning and are correct interpretations of the acronym.

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  • 12. 

    Define acronym: IC

    Correct Answer
    International Committee
    International committee
    international committee
    Explanation
    The acronym "IC" stands for International Committee, which can be written in various ways such as "International committee" or "international committee". The term refers to a group or organization that operates on an international level, typically involved in decision-making, policy formation, or coordination of activities across different countries or regions.

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  • 13. 

    Region IV has its own constitution.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Region IV does not have its own constitution.

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  • 14. 

    Under no circumstance can the Regional Chairperson vote on a REB motion.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Regional Chairperson can vote on a REB motion.

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  • 15. 

    Annual membership dues can be changed yearly by the discretion of the NEB.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the annual membership dues cannot be changed yearly at the discretion of the NEB. There may be certain rules, regulations, or procedures in place that dictate how and when the membership dues can be changed. The NEB may have limited authority or may require approval from a higher authority before making any changes to the dues. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 16. 

    Conduct at non-Society-sponsored activities is viewed as the members’ personal business.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Members' conduct at non-Society-sponsored activities is considered their personal business, implying that the Society does not hold them accountable for their behavior in such situations. This suggests that the Society recognizes and respects the boundaries between personal and professional lives of its members. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 17. 

    A quorum for all transaction of business conducted at the National Convention must consist of no less than 3 National Officers, 5 Regional Chairs, and 2 Members in good standing from any region.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that a quorum for all transactions of business conducted at the National Convention must consist of at least 3 National Officers, 5 Regional Chairs, and 2 Members in good standing from any region. This means that in order for any business to be conducted at the National Convention, there must be a minimum number of representatives from each category present.

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  • 18. 

    A graduate student who qualifies for membership to the National Society may participate as a Member or an Alumni member, but not both.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it clearly states that a graduate student who qualifies for membership to the National Society can choose to participate either as a Member or as an Alumni member, but not both. This implies that they have the option to choose one of the two categories, but they cannot be a part of both simultaneously.

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  • 19. 

    According to the Regional Bylaws, the Regional Vice Chairperson is the chair of the Regional Awards Committee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the Regional Bylaws, the Regional Vice Chairperson is not the chair of the Regional Awards Committee.

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  • 20. 

    A change to the Regional By-laws can be made by the affirmative vote of 2/3 vote of the REB.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A change to the Regional By-laws can be made by the affirmative vote of 2/3 vote of the REB. This means that in order for a change to be made, at least two-thirds of the members of the Regional Executive Board (REB) must vote in favor of it. This indicates that a significant majority of the board members must agree on the change for it to be approved.

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  • 21. 

    The National Academic Excellence Chair serves as the chairperson for the Community College Initiative (CCI) Committee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the National Academic Excellence Chair does not serve as the chairperson for the Community College Initiative (CCI) Committee.

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  • 22. 

    The __________establishes the National Directives at the beginning of each term.

    Correct Answer
    National Chair
    National Chairperson
    Explanation
    The National Chair or National Chairperson is responsible for establishing the National Directives at the beginning of each term. They hold a position of leadership and authority within the organization, and their role includes setting the agenda and guidelines for the term.

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