BUS818 List of Questions
Q1 ____________ is the function for influencing, guiding and motivating staff.
Q2 ______________ is the last in the sequential listing of the management functions
Q3 Which management function reduces areas of uncertainity that surround management decision?
Q4 Which of the management functions is a prerequisite of the others?
Q5 Organization structure primarily refers to __________
How resources are allocated
How activities are coordinated and controlled
The location of departments and offices
An organization’s policy statement
Q6 Which of the following is not a managerial function?
Q7 Which of the management functions involves designing and achieving stated objectives?
Q8 Which management function deals with conscious choice of decisions about actions to be taken?
Q9 ______________ function deals with establishing positions and patterns of leadership
Q10 Which of the following describes a network of personal and social relations arising from people’s interaction with each other?
Q11 Which of the following is not a feature of an informal organization?
Ostracization of members
Q12 __________ is the process of influencing people so that they will contribute to the goals of an organization
Q13 When a leader avoids anger, resentment and fear, it is known as:
Q14 Which of the following is not a quality of a good leader?
Good human relations
Not tolerating mistakes
Good communication skills
Q15 Effective control requires all but one of the following:
Derivation from plans
Being tailored to a position
Q16 ______________ is the process that measures current performance and guides it towards the accomplishment of an objective
Q17 Which of the following is not correct about effective control?
Control should be tailored to plans
Control should be very rigid for effectiveness
Control should report deviations quickly
Control must be acceptable to all members of an organization
Q18 Which one of the these is not a sign of inadequate control:
Unnecessary excuses by subordinates
Shortfalls are discovered too late
Constant checking of subordinates work
Sick leave by subordinates
Q19 One of the following is crucial to managing successfully through the basic management functions
Setting an objective
Q20 When a supervisor directs an employee about what to do and when to do it, it is called:
Q21 Which one of the following is not an advantage of organizational chart?
It provides data for improving organizational structure in new editions of the charts
It assists management to discipline their surbodinates better.
It facilitates management development and trainning
It helps to avoid overlapping authority
Q22 ______________ is not considered as basis for recruitment into an organization
Q23 _____________ concerns the expected outcomes from the incumbent of a position
Q24 For effective delegation, authority should go with:
Control of resources
Q25 Which of the following is not a function of the Board of Directors
Appraisal of the organization
Appointment of Junior officers
Provision of funds
Formulation of Organizational policy
Q26 Which one of the following is not an advantage of the tall structure
Quick Decision Making
Q27 Which of the following statement is not true?
A manager must trust his subordinates enough to delegate to them.
A manager should select an appropriate surbodinate to delegate to
A manager must not centralize authority
A manager must give commensurate authority with given responsibility
Q28 Which of the following is not a probable benefit of centralization of authority:
Q29 Which type of struture allows for close supervision of surbodinates?
Q30 The first layer of a typical business organization is _________
Board of directors
Q31 _______________ has the primary duty of presenting the organizational objectives to the board.
Director of Administration
Director of Personnel Department
Q32 Who is responsible for issuing directives that set the organization going
Board of Directors
Director of administration
Q33 One of the following statements is false:
Organizational charts indicate the formal organizational relationships among executives
Organizational manual helps to explain organizational chart
Organizational charts and manual guarantee good management of organization
An orgaizational chart provides sources of authoritative information
Q34 Which of the following is not necessarily a condition for an appropiate span of control
The capacity and skill of the manager
The overall size of the organization
The ease of operation of machines
None of the listed
Q35 __________ training is where an employee is put through specific duties and assignments by an older employee
On the Job
Q36 In an organizational chart what do the lines represent?
Areas of responsibility
Q37 ___________ occupies the dual position of Board member and member of management
The Chief Executive
Director of Administration
Director of Human Resources Department
The Company Lawyer
Q38 The policy making body of a business organization is ___________
The Chief Executive
The Board of Directors
Q39 One of these is not an advantage of tall shaped structure
Fast communication between subordinate and superior
Low operating cost
Quick decision making
Q40 Which function involves the granting of rights and approval from a superior souce to a subordinate to function within prescribed limits?
Q41 From your own understanding, the line in the line relationship, can also be called:
Q42 The overriding criterion for classifyng a department as staff is that:
It advices managers
It provides welfare services
It keeps central organizational records
It is not involved in production
Q43 The line relationship is shown by ____________ on the organizational chart
Q44 There are some commonly accepted features of an organization; which one of the following is not likely to be listed as a feature?
Q45 _______________ is not an advantage of geographic departmentation
Profit making is placed at the lower level
Emphasis is on the local market
Employee training is simpliflied
Opportunities to train managers for top level jobs
Q46 ______________ departmentalization gives customers the feeling that they have an understanding organization
Q47 The problem of difficulty in coordinating activities is a feature of:
Q48 Which form of departmentation puts emphasis on the local market?
Q49 _____________ implies the authority to take action and make decisions
Q50 Conflict between line and staff managers in academic intitutions can be minimized by all but one of the following:
Removing over bearing attitudes
Avoiding playing the experts by both parties
Uniform salary scale
Avoiding use of technical Jargons in meeting
Q51 Which form of departmentalization has competing customer demands as a disadvantage?
Q52 Basic enterprise functions include all but one of the following:
Q53 Which form of departmentation makes the development of specialist managers difficult
Departmentation by enterprises function
Departmentation by geographical area
Departmentation by customer
Departmentation by sex
Q54 One of these is not an advantage of departmentation by enterprises function:
It simplifies training
It shows in a logical manner the basic functions of the organization
It helps employees to align themselves to their disciplines in the organization
It provides a fertile ground to train managers who can become general managers in future.
Q55 ______________ departmentalization involves identification of necessary activities for the production and sales of product
Q56 Which authority refers to the right to control specified organizational process, practices and other matters in a department?
Q57 The role of a staff manager in relation to a line manager is to:
Q58 Which of the following does not cause friction between line and staff managers?
Undermining line authority
Easier promotion criteria
Not being held accountable for achieving organizational mission
Feeling of sense of superiority
Q59 When departmentation is based on identification of activities for the production and sales of products,it is called:
Departmentation by customer
Enterprise function departmentation
Q60 Which of the following is not an advantage of product departmentation?
Manager and team members are able to concentrate their efforts on the success of a product
It also encourages concentration on customer needs
It improves coordination of functional activities
It provides good traning ground for the position of the Chief executive
Q61 _______________ perspective states that a variety of factors affect organizational performance
Q62 Which skills revolve around solving problems that will benefit the organization?
Q63 Which type of environment is concerned with taking decisions on capital investment, sources of fund and prices of products?
Capital market environment
Q64 Which of the following is not a management fucntion identified by Fayol?
Q65 Which management approach built specific procedures and processes into organizational operations to ensure coordination of efforts.
Q66 Whch School of Thought draws from psychology and sociology to explain the behaviour of people on the job?
Q67 Which of the following is not a core value of management
Keeping pace with the enviroment
Combining the factors of production
Getting the best from human resources
To prevent the formation of Trade Unions
Q68 _____________ is concerned with laying down of policies in an organization
Human resources management
Q69 ______________ proposed that bureaucracies allow large organizations to perform many routine activities successfully.
Q70 One of the following does not belong to the contemporary approaches:
Q71 Which of the following Is not true about scientific method of enquiry?
It is concerned with determinatioon of facts
Intuition is necessary for verification of facts
Observation of events is critical
Generalization can be reached from scientific method.
Q72 Which management approach enphasized that management could be taught?
Q73 Contemporary appproach to management include all but one of the following:
Q74 One of the following is not an advantage of partnership business:
More capital is put into the business
Limited liability is possible
Experience of others are received
Liability is shared
Q75 A theory which has not been rejected over a long period of time becomes
Law of Gravity
Q76 ____________ skills are most important to mechanics
Q77 Which one of the following is not a type of objective?
Short term objective
medium term objective
Hierachy of objectives
Q78 Which types of enviroment is not very important to a distributor of flour?
Q79 When a business owner considers vegetation and soil types for his business, he is concerned about:
Q80 The application of principle is referred to as ___________
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