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MGT 312 Week
1 Knowledge Check

 

Complete the Week 1 Knowledge Check

Week 1 Knowledge Check

The material presented
below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the
content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and
skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help
you master the material.

Personalized Study Guide Results 

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Concepts


Mastery


Questions





The four
functions of management


100%


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1
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2
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3




The role of
organizational behavior


100%


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4
·        
5
·        
6




The nature of
personality and the Big Five personality traits


100%


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7
·        
8
·        
9




Personality
traits that are relevant to organizational behavior


100%


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10
·        
11
·        
12




The impact of
ability on performance


100%


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13
·        
14
·        
15




Concept: The four functions
of management




Mastery


100%


Questions


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1
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2
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3




Materials on the concept


  • Managerial Functions

  • Organizing

  • Leading

  • Controlling





1.

One of the four managerial
functions involves grouping employees into departments and teams according to
their skills and capabilities. This grouping is done to ensure that cooperation
and communication are optimized for the accomplishment of organizational goals.
Identify this managerial function.

·        
A.

Planning

·        
B.

Organizing

·        
C.

Controlling

·        
D.

Leading





2.

When managers play the role of
coach or mentor, which managerial function are they primarily performing?

·        
A.

Organizing

·        
B.

Planning

·        
C.

Leading

·        
D.

Controlling





3.

Daniel is a project manager at
Portrait Inc., an advertising agency. His eight-member-team is currently
working on a new campaign, but it fails to meet its deadline. With the various
organizational behavior tools at his disposal, Daniel is able to identify that
the cause for the team's failure was its inability to work together. To correct
this situation, Daniel divides the team into pairs of workers and assigns each
pair a different and more specific task. In this scenario, which managerial
function is Daniel primarily performing?

·        
A.

Planning

·        
B.

Mediating

·        
C.

Organizing

·        
D.

Controlling



Concept: The role of
organizational behavior




Mastery


100%


Questions


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4
·        
5
·        
6




Materials on the concept


  • What Is Organizational Behavior?

  • The Nature of Organizational Behavior





4.

What is true about the nature of
organizational behavior?

·        
A.

It studies how organizations
respond to people and situations.

·        
B.

It is entirely based on intuition
and instinct.

·        
C.

It focuses exclusively on the
behavior of employees at senior levels of management.

·        
D.

It is examined at two main
levels: the organization and the social structure in which the organization
exists.





5.

Organizational behavior provides
guidelines for managing behavior on the basis of:

·        
A.

intuitions.

·        
B.

feelings.

·        
C.

theories.

·        
D.

assumptions.





6.

Which of the following questions
does organizational behavior best help answer?

·        
A.

Why are people introverted or
extroverted?

·        
B.

Why do some people do well on
their jobs while others don’t?

·        
C.

Why do some people develop mental
health problems while others don’t?

·        
D.

Why do some people have high
intellectual ability while others don’t?



Concept: The nature of
personality and the Big Five personality traits




Mastery


100%


Questions


·        
7
·        
8
·        
9




Materials on the concept


  • The Nature of Personality

  • Individual Differences: Personality and Ability

  • The Big Five Model of Personality

  • Neuroticism





7.

Identify an accurate statement
about the nature of personality.

·        
A.

Personality is not changeable.

·        
B.

Personality does not influence a
person’s career choice and job satisfaction.

·        
C.

Personality reflects the regular
patterns of a person’s behavior.

·        
D.

Personality is completely
determined by nature.





8.

A collection of specific
components that describes how a person generally feels, thinks, and behaves is
known as a(n):

·        
A.

trait.

·        
B.

instinct.

·        
C.

complexion.

·        
D.

contingency.





9.

Derek is a highly-valued employee
at his company. His bosses are delighted with his performance and believe that
he is highly reliable. However, Derek's coworkers think that he puts too much
pressure on himself. He is always stressed and has sleepless nights due to
constant worry that his work is not good enough. In addition, he prefers to
spend all his time at his desk in office and does not interact with anyone. In
this scenario, which trait of the Big Five model of personality is Derek most
likely high on?

·        
A.

Extraversion

·        
B.

Neuroticism

·        
C.

Agreeableness

·        
D.

Rationality



Concept: Personality traits
that are relevant to organizational behavior




Mastery


100%


Questions


·        
10
·        
11
·        
12




Materials on the concept


  • Type A and Type B Personalities

  • Other Organizationally Relevant Personality Traits

  • Needs for Achievement, Affiliation, and Power

  • Locus of Control





10.

Identify a difference between
Type A and Type B individuals.

·        
A.

Type A individuals are relaxed
and calm; Type B individuals are impatient and driven.

·        
B.

Type A individuals work best when
they are alone; Type B individuals are better team players.

·        
C.

Type A’s are less prone to have
coronary heart disease; Type B’s are more likely to have coronary heart
disease.

·        
D.

Type A’s are best suited for
long-term projects; Type B’s are best suited for short-term projects.





11.

Which of the following
individuals is likely to be most effective as a leader or manager?

·        
A.

Joanna, who has a high need for
power

·        
B.

Teresa, who has a high need for
affiliation

·        
C.

Sita, who has a high need for
approval

·        
D.

Chang, who has a low need for
authority





12.

Zoe, a software engineer,
receives the Employee of the Quarter award at the end of the first quarter.
When her colleagues congratulate her, she states that she was just lucky
because her boss was excellent and only gave her tasks that she found easy. In
this scenario, what kind of control is Zoe demonstrating?

·        
A.

Upward locus of control

·        
B.

Downward locus of control

·        
C.

Internal locus of control

·        
D.

External locus of control



Concept: The impact of
ability on performance




Mastery


100%


Questions


·        
13
·        
14
·        
15




Materials on the concept


  • Cognitive Ability

  • The Nature of Ability

  • Physical Ability

  • Placement

  • The Management of Ability in Organizations





13.

High deductive ability is most
likely to be found in:

·        
A.

comedians.

·        
B.

waiters.

·        
C.

salespeople.

·        
D.

medical researchers.





14.

An example of a physical skill
is:

·        
A.

manual dexterity.

·        
B.

static strength.

·        
C.

reaction time.

·        
D.

speed of arm movement.





15.

Derive Inc. is a content
management company that has a huge demand for writers and editors. The company
has just hired 100 new employees. A special team has been selected to ensure
that these employees are matched accurately with the jobs they have the ability
to do. In this scenario, for what function is the special team primarily
responsible?

·        
A.

Placement

·        
B.

Training

·        
C.

Interviewing

·        
D.

Job analysis

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