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BUAD309
MIDTERM EXAM
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Exam 1 Guide
1. Which of the following functions to managers undertake as a part of
planning functions?
Defining an organizations goals
2. Managers are defined as people who oversee the activities of others and
who are responsible for attaining goals in organizations
3. According to Fred Luthans and his associates, managers involved in
traditional management activities undertook which of the following
tasks?
Decision making
4. Annette Simpson works for a fashion house in Paris and is preparing
for the company's upcoming line of winter clothing. She is currently
researching online to know what is in vogue this season. In addition, she
is also networking with contacts from the press and fashion magazine
editors to understand the changing tastes of consumers. Which of the
following roles is Simpson playing according to Mintzberg's classification
of managerial roles?
Monitor
5. The ability to understand, communicate with, motivate, and support
other people, both individually and in groups, may be defined as
Human skills
6. Evidence Based Management refers to basing managerial decisions on
the best available scientific proof
7. Which of the following determinants of behavior does organizational
behavior study?
Individuals
8. Accoring to Henry Mintzberg, a factory supervisor giving a group of
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high school students a tour of the plant may be termed as a
Figurehead
9. Which of the following does systematic study use to look at
relationships to attribute causes and effects?
Scientific data
10.Lesley Torres is a project manager for the campaign "Action against
Deforestation in Indonesia". She recently faced a glitch when the
campaign could not be launched publicly according to schedule. Torres
monitored the schedule to find the cause of the delay, before speeding up
the implementation process by allocating more members for the
implementation phase. By doing this, which of the following functions is
she performing?
Controlling
11.Johanna Reid, a campaign manager at a child rights organization,
recently started working on an illiteracy project. During the project, she
needs to motivate team members to attain their project milestones and
direct them through different phases of the project. Which of the
following kinds of functions will these tasks be covered under?
Leading
12. 360.org, an organization working toward curbing climate change,
recently conducted an interview with Jessica for the position of a public
relations officer. However, the interviewers Brenda and Laura are divided
over whether Jessica should be given the job. Brenda believes that Jessica
does not have in-depth knowledge about the issue of global warming and
its impact. On the other hand, Laura feels that Jessica would be perfect
for the job because she has strong networking and interpersonal skills.
Which of the following, if true, would strengthen Laura's argument?
Gaining the support of corporate giants would compromise a large part of
the job
13. According to Mintzberg’s classification of managerial roles, the role of
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