In the name of ALLAH, the most beneficient, the most merciful

Principles of Management (MGT503)

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

 

Objective Questions

Question

Estimated cost of Sydney Opera House was:

  1. $7 Million
  2. $102 Million
  3. $95 Million
  4. $60 Million

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 1 

Question

The major contribution of the Industrial Revolution was the substitution of ________ for human power.

  1. Electricity
  2. Water power
  3. Machine power
  4. Critical thinking

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 1 

Question

The purpose to build the China Wall was

  1. To make their territories clear
  2. To defend their own area
  3. To protect the Silk Road
  4. All of the given

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 1 

Question

Strategies are drafted in order to achieve goals. This is a part of:

  1. Planning
  2. Organizing
  3. Leading
  4. Controlling

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 2 

Question

Inspiring people to be high performers is called:

  1. Controlling
  2. Leading
  3. Planning
  4. Organizing

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 2 

Question

Modern management techniques ensure the different firm to create competitive advantage through

  1. People
  2. Process
  3. Machine
  4. Technology

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 2 

Question

What is the best term to describe the process of attempting to influence other people to attain the organization's objectives?

  1. Planning
  2. Organizing
  3. Leading
  4. Controlling

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 2 

Question

Monitoring organizational progress towards goal attainment is called:

  1. Planning
  2. Organizing
  3. Leading
  4. Controlling

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 2 

Question

In a call center supervisor coordinates with manager on work shifts of subordinates on daily basis. This role is described as

  1. Leader
  2. Negotiator
  3. Resource allocator
  4. Disturbance handler

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 3 

Question

All of the following are managerial roles identified in Mintzberg’s Model EXCEPT:

  1. Informational
  2. Interpersonal
  3. Functional
  4. Decisional

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 3 

Question

In order to communicate, motivate and delegate a manager must have:

  1. Political skills
  2. Conceptual skills
  3. Technical skills
  4. Interpersonal skills

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 3 

Question

In textile mill, plant manager may telephone a yarn and wool supplier to make sure the amount of inventory available for next month. This role is known as

  1. Leader
  2. Figurehead
  3. Spokesperson
  4. Liaison

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 3 

Question

Which of the following interpersonal role emphasizes the contacts, that a manager has with those outside the formal authority chain of command?

  1. The Liaison Role
  2. The Leader Role
  3. The Figurehead Role
  4. The Spokesman Role

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 3 

Question

A manager who strives to ensure the activities of the organization's employees are supported and blend well with those of individuals outside the firm could be said to hold which of the following interpersonal role within the company?

  1. Liaison
  2. Disseminator
  3. Figure head
  4. Entrepreneur

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 3 

Question

Investigating and hearing discussions about competitor’s planned upcoming marketing programs at a banquet. This role is described as

  1. Monitor
  2. Disseminator
  3. Liaison
  4. Spokesperson

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 3 

Question

A human resource manager attending a local Society meeting for Human Resource Management would be functioning in which of the following role?

  1. Informational
  2. Leader
  3. Liaison
  4. Disseminator

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 3 

Question

Ahmed was acting as a disturbance handler in an organization. Therefore he is performing which of the given role?

  1. Interpersonal
  2. Informational
  3. Decisional
  4. All of the given options

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 3 

Question

Grouping activities and resources in a logical fashion is called:

  1. Planning
  2. Organizing
  3. Leading
  4. Controlling

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 4 

Question

Department Head, Project leader and division manager are positions associated with one of following level of management

  1. Top level
  2. First level
  3. Middle level
  4. None managerial level

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 5 

Question

Managers who are responsible for making organization-wide decisions and establishing the plans and goals that affect the entire organization are called:

  1. First-line managers
  2. Top managers
  3. Production managers
  4. Research managers

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 5 

Question

Skills such as engineering, accounting, computer and manufacturing are most important for which level of management

  1. Top level
  2. Executive level
  3. Middle level
  4. First level

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 5 

Question

Executive vice president, president, managing director, chief operating officer, chief executive officer, or chairman of the board are positions associated with which of the following levels of management?

  1. Team leaders
  2. Middle managers
  3. First-line managers
  4. Top managers

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 5 

Question

Primarily managers perform which of the following tasks?

  1. Selling
  2. Stocking merchandise
  3. Directing the activities of other people
  4. Ordering merchandise

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 5 

Question

Interpersonal and communication skills are often referred to as:

  1. Technical skills
  2. Conceptual skills
  3. People skills
  4. Planning skills

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 5 

Question

All of the following are associated with conceptual skills for top level managers EXCEPT:

  1. Able to think complex situation
  2. Visualize organization environment
  3. Proficient in specialized field
  4. Understand communication in sub units

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 5 

Question

All of the following ideas were proposed by Charles Babbage EXCEPT:

  1. Costing
  2. Division of labor
  3. Profit sharing plans
  4. Production efficiency

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 6 

Question

The idea that employees should also share the profit of organization was given by:

  1. Frederick Taylor
  2. Robert Owen
  3. Charles Babbage
  4. W. Edwards Deming

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 6 

Question

Which of the following does not belong to criticism of Weber’s bureaucracy model?

  1. Impersonal application of control
  2. Emphasis on strict division of labor
  3. Adherence to formal rules and procedures
  4. Career advancement process to be based on merit

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 7 

Question

Similar activities that are grouped together under one manager in an organization is called:

  1. Authority
  2. Unity of command
  3. Unity of direction
  4. Order

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 8 

Question

XYZ Company has policy of employee’s job security, career progress and ensures that replacements are available to fill vacancies. This company is practicing which of the following principle.

  1. Initiative
  2. Remuneration
  3. Esprit de corps
  4. Stability of tenure of personnel

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 8 

Question

Each subordinate should report to one and only one superior is called:

  1. Authority
  2. Unity of command
  3. Unity of direction
  4. Order

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 8 

Question

Providing fair wages to workers and giving reward based on performance and experience is called

  1. Equity
  2. Initiative
  3. Esprit de corps
  4. Remuneration

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 8 

Question

The quantitative approach has contributed directly in the areas of:

  1. Planning and control
  2. Control and leading
  3. Organizing and control
  4. Planning and leading

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 10 

Question

The organization that has developed the capacity to continuously learn, adapt, and change is called:

  1. Virtual organization
  2. Learning organization
  3. Traditional organization
  4. Bureaucratic organization

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 10 

Question

In which period of management, a framework was developed for improvements in areas like science, statistics, operations and engineering

  1. Classical Theories
  2. Pre-classical Period
  3. Quantitative period
  4. Contemporary Period

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 10 

Question

Knowledge management involves encouraging the members of the organization to:

  1. Improve the educational level of the average employee
  2. Develop new training programs to help new employees
  3. Develop a corporate university
  4. Systematically gather information and share it with others

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 10 

Question

The process through which raw materials changed into consumer products is termed as:

  1. Development process
  2. Transformation process
  3. Marketing process
  4. Procurement process

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 11 

Question

Mega environment that includes the attitudes, values, norms, beliefs, behaviors and associated demographic trends that are characteristic of a given geographic area is called :

  1. The legal-political element
  2. The economic element
  3. The international element
  4. The socio-cultural element

Answer: 4 Chapter No. 12 

Question

If a company provides job-share programs, builds a day-care facility, and only uses recycled paper, it could be said to be:

  1. Fulfilling its social obligation
  2. Socially aware
  3. Socially responsive
  4. Socially image conscious

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 13 

Question

The task environment of organizations consists of constituencies that have a direct impact on managers’ decisions and actions. The main constituencies are made up of customers, suppliers, competitors, and __________.

  1. Legislators
  2. Pressure groups
  3. Employees
  4. Lawyers

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 13 

Question

Which of the following statement best describes Social Obligation?

  1. Firm’s capacity to adapt changing social condition
  2. Applying social criteria to investment decisions
  3. Firm’s obligation to meet its economic & legal responsibilities
  4. Firm’s obligation pursue long term goals that are good for society

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 13 

Question

Associations of different nations like European Union & NAFTA have been established to:

  1. Share the armies of each other
  2. Stabilize the political systems
  3. Promote open trade among nations
  4. All of the given options

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 14 

Question

Which of the following is a cultural dimension in which people expect others in their group to look after them and protect them when they are in trouble?

  1. Power distance
  2. Collectivism
  3. Short- versus long-term orientation
  4. Uncertainty avoidance

Answer: 2 Chapter No. 14 

Question

How would you define the problem if all outcomes of every alternative are known?

  1. Bounded rationality
  2. Unbounded rationality
  3. Certainty
  4. Uncertainty

Answer: 3 Chapter No. 15 

Question

Which of the following BEST describes directional plans?

  1. Flexible plans that set out general guidelines
  2. Stringent plans that establish specific directions
  3. Formal plans that provide the directions of how to assemble the product
  4. General plans that allow the workers to change the schedule of production

Answer: 1 Chapter No. 22