What Do You Know About Training And Development? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Training And Development? Trivia Quiz

What Do You Know About Training And Development? The education system in most countries is structured in a way that improves the ability of people to carry out a task in a way that most cannot. Do you know that it is important to improve your skills in the career you choose through continuous training? Take this quiz and see what new facts you may gather on training and development.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A career is defined as _______
    • A. 

      A sequence of promotions or upwards moves in a company over a person’s working life.

    • B. 

      A profession.

    • C. 

      A lifelong sequence of jobs.

    • D. 

      The individual sequence of attitudes and behavior associated with work-related experiences and activities over the span of the person’s life.

  • 2. 
    The expectations that employers and employees have about each other is called a
    • A. 

      Psychological contract.

    • B. 

      Protean career.

    • C. 

      Psychological success.

    • D. 

      Career plateau.

  • 3. 
    Sixty percent of all age groups rated __________as reasons for staying with a company.
    • A. 

      Time and flexibility

    • B. 

      High-wages

    • C. 

      Child care and health care

    • D. 

      Challenging and meaningful work

  • 4. 
    ________is the process by which employees progress through a series of stages, each characterized by a different set of developmental tasks, activities, and relationships
    • A. 

      Continuous learning

    • B. 

      Career development

    • C. 

      Holland’s Work Growth cycle

    • D. 

      The protean career

  • 5. 
    The second step of the career management process is ______
    • A. 

      Reality check

    • B. 

      Self-assessment

    • C. 

      Action planning

    • D. 

      Goal setting

  • 6. 
    All but one of the following is true of protean careers. Name the exception.
    • A. 

      Protean careers are characterized by frequent changes due to both changes in the person's interests, abilities and values and changes in the work environment

    • B. 

      Employees take greater responsibility for managing protean careers than for traditional careers

    • C. 

      Protean careers have substantially increased companies' training and compensation costs


    • D. 

      Changes in the psychological contract between the employees and company have influenced the development of protean careers

  • 7. 
    Performance appraisals provide information most relevant to _________
    • A. 

      Goal setting.

    • B. 

      Self-assessment

    • C. 

      Reality check.

    • D. 

      Action planning.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a manager’s role in career management?
    • A. 

      Coaching

    • B. 

      Requesting information from other company sources

    • C. 

      Seeking challenge

    • D. 

      Counseling

  • 9. 
    Turnover rates and quality of job candidates are examples of measures of success of career management systems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The generational age cohorts have very different desires for security and the ability to balance work and personal life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Training
    • A. 

      Is focused on future responsibilities, while development focuses on the present.

    • B. 

      Is focused on current job performance, while development focuses on the future.

    • C. 

      Activities tend to be more voluntary than development activities.

    • D. 

      Is individual-focused, while development is strictly team-focused.

  • 12. 
    ___________ is not an approach used to develop employees?
    • A. 

      Formal education

    • B. 

      Assessment

    • C. 

      Job experiences

    • D. 

      Action learning

  • 13. 
    Companies that have evaluated their tuition aid reimbursement programs have found they accomplish all except ________
    • A. 

      Increase retention rates.

    • B. 

      Lead to reduced development costs.

    • C. 

      Increase employees’ readiness for promotion.

    • D. 

      Improve job performance.

  • 14. 
    The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) could be helpful to a manager in all but one of the following situations. Name the exception.
    • A. 

      Developing teams

    • B. 

      Becoming more effective in interpersonal communications

    • C. 

      Evaluating employees' promotional potential

    • D. 

      Delegating employee work assignments

  • 15. 
    An in-basket exercise in an assessment center
    • A. 

      Is a self-assessment tool to identify occupational and job interests.

    • B. 

      Is a simulation of the administrative tasks of a manager.

    • C. 

      Measures interpersonal and personal skills.

    • D. 

      Requires participants to work together to solve a problem within a certain time limit.

  • 16. 
    Research shows that the most change resulting from upward feedback and 360-degree systems occurs in individuals who ________
    • A. 

      Receive higher ratings from others than they gave themselves.

    • B. 

      Whose self ratings were similar to ratings from others.

    • C. 

      Tend to rate others lower than they rate themselves.

    • D. 

      Receive lower ratings from others than they gave themselves.

  • 17. 
    A major assumption of using job experiences for development is that
    • A. 

      Development occurs best when job demands involve obstacles and creating change

    • B. 

      Development depends on having a supportive boss and coach

    • C. 

      Development occurs best when employees experience high levels of stress in their jobs.

    • D. 

      Development occurs when there is a mismatch between the employees' skills and the skills required for the job.

  • 18. 
    Negative outcomes of job rotation include all except __________
    • A. 

      Higher costs than other development methods

    • B. 

      A short-term perspective of problems and solutions.

    • C. 

      Motivation may suffer due to insufficient time in one position to receive a challenging assignment

    • D. 

      Reduced productivity in the rotating employee’s home department

  • 19. 
    All of the following except _______ are personality characteristics of people likely to seek a mentor and be attractive as protégés.
    • A. 

      Conscientiousness

    • B. 

      Emotional stability

    • C. 

      High need for power

    • D. 

      Ability to adapt to a situation

  • 20. 
    The primary reason assessment centers are useful for development purposes is participants receive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    An example of an internal pressure that affects organization’s training needs is _____________
    • A. 

      The need to develop managers with a global perspective.

    • B. 

      Failure to provide training.

    • C. 

      Managing workforce diversity.

    • D. 

      Basic skills training.

  • 22. 
    The first step in the succession planning process is ___________
    • A. 

      Develop the succession planning review.

    • B. 

      Determine how employee potential will be measured

    • C. 

      Identify the employees who are included in the plan.

    • D. 

      Identify what positions are included in the plan.

  • 23. 
    Cross-cultural preparation
    • A. 

      Should not include families, because they are not the company's responsibility.

    • B. 

      Focuses on preparing the plant in the other country for a newcomer.

    • C. 

      Should help to prepare the expatriate and his/her family for cultural differences.

    • D. 

      Is not necessary for the overseas assignment if he/she is chosen carefully.

  • 24. 
    If an expatriate were assigned to ___________ the rigor of their pre-departure training should be highest for which of the following country assignments?
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Scotland

    • D. 

      France

  • 25. 
    ___________ is (are) an example of a high rigor training method.
    • A. 

      Briefings employee's performance at all possible times during the day.

    • B. 

      Role play

    • C. 

      Videos.

    • D. 

      Case studies

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