BUSN 115 Week 6 Quiz Latest-DeVry



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BUSN 115 Week 6 Quiz Latest-DeVry

BUSN 115 Week 6 Quiz Latest-DeVry


BUSN 115 Week 6 Quiz Latest-DeVry

Question 1. (TCO 5) A diagram that shows how employees and tasks are grouped and where the lines of communication and authority flow is called a(n)_____.

  • positional depiction
  • matrix structure
  • network structure
  • organization chart
  • functional chart

Question 2. (TCO 5) Which of the following chain-of-command systems was developed to address the need to combine specialization with management control?

  • Line organization
  • Line-and-staff organization
  • Agile organization
  • Formal organization
  • Informal organization

Question 3. (TCO 5) _____ are those activities in which a company excels and has the potential to create competitive advantages.

  • Core competencies
  • Span of management
  • Cost leadership
  • Economies of scale
  • Value chain

Question 4. (TCO 5) Ace Inc., an American multinational computer software company, has a large number of hierarchical levels. Each manager is responsible for a few employees and maintains a tight control on them. At Ace Inc., the time taken to make decisions is very high, as each decision needs to go through numerous management layers. Which of the following statements is true about the organizational structure of Ace Inc.?

  • Ace Inc. has a narrow span of management.
  • Ace Inc. is a flat organization.
  • Ace Inc. lacks work specialization.
  • Ace Inc. is a decentralized organization.
  • Ace Inc. encourages employees to form self-managed teams.

Question 5. (TCO 5) Kelly, who had recently joined an organization, participates in all corporate events because she wants to be accepted as a friend by her coworkers. According to David McClelland’s three-needs theory, this desire is known as _____.

  • need for power
  • need for achievement
  • need for self-esteem
  • need for affiliation
  • need for security

Question 6. (TCO 5) Which of the following theorists developed the three-needs theory of motivation that highlights needs for power, affiliation, and achievement?

  • Douglas McGregor
  • Abraham Maslow
  • David McClelland
  • Frederick W. Taylor
  • Frederick Herzberg

Question 7. (TCO 5) _____ connects an employee’s efforts to the outcome he or she thinks will result from those efforts.

  • Maslow’s hierarchy
  • Herzberg’s two-factor theory
  • David McClelland’s three needs theory
  • Expectancy theory
  • Equity theory

Question 8. (TCO 5) _____ refers to the idea that carefully designed performance targets and aims can motivate employees to higher performance.

  • Goal-setting theory
  • Equity theory
  • Herzberg’s two-factor theory
  • David McClelland’s three-needs theory
  • Expectancy theory

Question 9. (TCO 5) Which of the following statements is true about management by objectives?

  • It suggests that employee satisfaction depends on the perceived ratio of inputs to outputs.
  • It has not been validated by experimental research.
  • It reduces employee involvement in goal setting and decision making.
  • It reduces employee stress by removing specific goals and targets.
  • It ensures that employees’ activities are directly linked to achieving the organization’s long-term goals.

Question 10. (TCO 5) The process of attracting appropriate applicants for an organization’s jobs is known as _____.

  • Delayering
  • Recruiting
  • Positioning
  • Downsizing
  • Onboarding

Question 11. (TCO 5) Which of the following acts prohibits any form or testing that can be construed as a pre-employment medical examination?

  • The Taft-Hartley Act
  • The Landrum-Griffin Act
  • The Wagner Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

Question 12. (TCO 6) The sequence of activities that takes the longest time from start to finish in a PERT diagram is called the _____ path.

  • External
  • Lagging
  • Minor
  • Critical
  • Buffered

Question 13. (TCO 6) _____ refers to the creation of a unique good or service for each customer.

  • Mass production
  • Batch production
  • Customized production
  • Mass customization
  • Standard production

Question 14. (TCO 6) _____ refers to the creation of identical goods or services in large quantities.

  • Mass customization
  • Batch-of-one production
  • Mass production
  • Customized production
  • Mass personalization

Question 15. (TCO 6) Dell Computers allows customers to place orders online. The company produces major parts using bulk production and allows customers to personalize such features as software, color, memory size, and screen size. This type of manufacturing is an example of _____.

  • mass customization
  • mass production
  • customized production
  • mass manufacturing
  • batch-of-one production