Final Exam ADM 2336 Sections B & C Organizational Behaviour December 10, 2006 Professor: Jules R. Carriere, Ph.D. CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Answer all questions. Write your answers computer readable answer sheet and follow the marking directions. 2) Books and notes are prohibited. All calculators, cellular phones and dictionaries are prohibited. 3) Do not ask the professors or invigilators to interpret the exam questions. 4) Do not remove the staple. 5) Return all examination materials (including the questionnaire) before leaving the examination hall. 6) Complete the peer evaluation form before leaving the examination hall. Statement of Academic Integrity The School of Management does not condone academic fraud, an act by a student that may result in a false academic evaluation of that student or of another student. Without limiting the generality of this definition, academic fraud occurs when a student commits any of the following offences: plagiarism or cheating of any kind, use of books, notes, mathematical tables, dictionaries or other study aid unless an explicit written note to the contrary appears on the exam, to have in his/her possession cameras, radios (radios with head sets), tape recorders, pagers, cell phones, or any other communication device which has not been previously authorized in writing. Statement to be signed by the student: I have read the text on academic integrity and I pledge not to commit or attempt to commit academic fraud in this examination. Signed: Note: an examination copy or booklet without that signed statement will not be graded and will receive a final exam grade of zero.
Page 1 Exam Name MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) The most important goal of virtually all organizations is A) cost reduction. B) increased productivity. C) survival. D) personnel development. E) profit. 2) Which of the following statements best defines an "organization"? A) A combination of people and physical capital designed to accomplish a common goal. B) A group which accomplishes common goals through social interactions and individual effort. C) A collection of formally organized social entities. D) A social invention for accomplishing common goals through group effort. E) A social convention for accomplishing individual goals through group effort. 3) Who was the father of scientific management? A) Frederick Taylor B) Elton Mayo C) Henri Fayol D) Max Weber E) Lyndall Urwick 4) The contingency approach to management suggests that A) the best management style depends on the size of the organization. B) one management style should work for all individuals. C) management style makes no difference. D) management style depends on the demands of the situation. E) management styles are constantly changing. 5) An individual's personality encompasses A) a constantly shifting set of personal characteristics. B) all aspects of the individual's consciousness. C) a relatively stable set of psychological characteristics. D) all aspects of the individual's physical and emotional response to their environment. E) behaviours which are mostly learned through childhood experience. 6) Personality is most commonly thought to consist of dimensions. A) seven B) four C) six D) five E) three
Page 2 7) Learning is A) concerned with both permanent and temporary changes. B) a relatively permanent change in behaviour potential due to experience. C) a relatively temporary change in behaviour potential due to experience. D) related to behaviour more than experience. E) not directly related to behaviour or experience. 8) Gary Reynolds is the CEO of Reynolds Software Limited. He attributes his success to careful planning, hard work, and a good business education. In terms of locus of control, Gary is most likely a(n) A) extravert. B) introvert. C) external. D) internal. E) high self-monitor. 9) Which of the following is NOT one of the four...
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