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Sample MCQ’s practice exam MGMT1001 1. Which of the following is true concerning the effectiveness of group decision making over individual decision making? a. Group effectiveness is influenced by its size, b. Groups are less creative than individuals. c. Individuals are always outperformed by groups. d. Individuals tend to be more accurate. e. Groups are more accepting of the final decision. 2. Which of the following factors WOULD NOT influence an organisation to have a higher degree of centralisation? a. Decisions are significant. b. Company is large. c. Organisation is facing a crisis. d. Company is geographically dispersed. e. Environment is stable. 3. What type of team operates without meeting face to face? a. self-directed b. temporary c. cross-functional d. virtual e. functional 4. Which of the following is an accurate statement about selection criteria validity? a. The law is currently unclear about the use of invalid selection devices. b. It is illegal to use intelligence tests. c. Validity is when there is an expected relationship between the selection device and job performance criteria. d. A valid selection device would show a positive relationship between the predictor and criterion. 5. Decision making is more than 'choosing among alternatives' because decision making a. requires that steps be followed. b. is more complicated. c. requires a lot of time. d. A, B but NOT C e. all the above. 6. Who theorised the change process involving unfreezing, changing, and refreezing? a. Lewin b. Mayo c. Lawler d. Robbins e. Drucker 7. Some people who are not in formal leadership positions nonetheless have referent power and exert influence over others because of their: a. emotional effects b. likability c. charismatic dynamism

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d. all of the above 8. All of the following are strengths of a simple organisational structure EXCEPT: a. it's inexpensive to maintain. b. it's flexible. c. accountability is clear. d. it's fast. e. it's less risky. 9. Which of the following is an accurate statement regarding status systems? a. People generally have difficulty classifying people into status categories. b. Status has cognitive but no behavioural consequences. c. Education is an informal status characteristic. d. Status is a weak motivator compared to other group issues. e. Status is a contemporary research topic. 10. Which of the following nonverbal behaviours do charismatic leaders NOT include? a. having animated facial expressions b. avoiding eye contact c. leaning toward the subordinate d. having relaxed posture e. both C and D 11. Falling interest rates would most stimulate what change factor for a manager? a. Economic b. Government laws and regulations c. Technology d. Labour markets e. Marketplace 12. A team determining, "How much authority do we have?" is an example of what function in managing a team? a. Controlling b. Evaluating c. Leading d. Planning e. Organising 13. When an organisation _______________, it may need to eliminate jobs. a. is faced with increasing market share b. has been poorly managed c. changes its strategy d. is confronted with new management e. has grown too slowly 14. Which of the following is true concerning power? a. A person can have power over you only if he or she controls something you desire. b. The most important aspect of power is that it is a function of dependency. c. The threat of writing family members out of the will is an example of power. d. B, C but NOT A. e. All of the above. 15. Porter's competitive strategies framework describes a ________ strategy whereby an organisation wants to be unique in its industry along dimensions widely valued by buyers. a. cost leadership

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b. differentiation c. depth d. defender e. focus 16. What type of leaders guide or motivate their followers in the direction of established goals by clarifying role and task requirements? a. Transformational b....
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