BUS 318 Organizational Behavior Quiz

Question1. A person who is a __________ assumes a unique responsibility for work that is accomplished largely through the efforts of other people. (Points : 1)

team member

human resources director.

information technology specialist.

change agent

manager or team leader

Question 2. 2. Which of the following is NOT a trend in the contemporary business world? (Points : 1)

a pervasive influence of information technology.

a respect for new workforce expectations.

an emphasis on teamwork.

an increase in “command-and-control” leadership.

changing careers.

Question 3. 3. The increase in teamwork today is a function of all of the following EXCEPT: (Points : 1)

managements’ dislike for individual contributors.

organizations that are less vertical and more horizontal in focus.

organizations that are driven by complex environments.

organizations that are driven by customer demands.

work that is increasingly focused on peer contributions.

Question 4. 4. When a manager monitors the progress of an affirmative action program to advance minorities within the corporation, reviews progress on changes in employee attitudes, calls a special meeting to discuss problems, and makes appropriate adjustments in the program, the manager is performing the function of __________. (Points : 1)






Question 5. 5. Perceptual information is gained through __________. (Points : 1)

sight only.

hearing only.

sight and hearing but not touch, taste, and smell.

touch, taste, and smell but not sight and hearing.

sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

Question 6. 6. Which statement about the Organizational Culture Inventory is correct? (Points : 1)

in a constructive culture, members tend to act forcefully in their working relationships to protect their status and positions.

in a passive/defensive culture, members are encouraged to work together in ways that meet higher order human needs.

 in an aggressive/defensive culture, members tend to act defensively in their working relationships, seeking to protect their security.

using the Organizational Culture Inventory, people describe the behaviors and expectations that make up the prevailing cultures of their organizations.

people use the Organizational Culture maps to describe four alternative types of organizational cultures.

Question 7. 7. According to the immaturity-maturity personality continuum, the immature personality has all of the following characteristics EXCEPT: (Points : 1)


diverse behavior.

short time perspective.


shallow interests.

Question 8. 8. In considering patterns and trends in values, the emerging evidence suggests that a movement away from certain values is taking place. Which of the following is NOT one of the values that are diminishing in importance? (Points : 1)


Economic incentives.

pursuit of leisure.

organizational loyalty.

work related identity.

Question 9. 9. According to the research conducted on the nature of managerial work, which of the following is false? (Points : 1)

managers work at fragmented and varied tasks

managers work at an intense pace.

managers work long hours.

managers spend much time working alone.

managers work with many communication media.

Question 10. 10. The “Big Five” personality dimension of agreeableness refers to which of the following sets of personality traits? (Points : 1)

outgoing, sociable, and assertive.

good-natured, trusting, and cooperative.

responsible, dependable, and persistent.

unworried, secure, and relaxed.

imaginative, curious, and broad-minded.

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