Leadership and Organizational Behavior Week 04 Quiz Answers

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Quiz 1: Self-evaluation

Q1. According to self-determination theory, adding an extrinsic reward to a task that someone is internally motivated to perform will:

  • A. Increase the strength of motivation by multiplying the two motivational strengths together
  • B. Increase the strength of the motivation by adding the two motivational strengths together
  • C. Undermine the motivational strength by reducing internal motivation
  • D. None

Q2. According to expectancy theory, people are motivated when they perceive that:

  • A. Expectancy: Effort will lead to performance
  • B. Instrumentality: Performance will lead to outcomes.
  • C. Valence: The outcomes are desirable
  • D. Singularity: No clear alternative exist

Quiz 2: Self-evaluation

Q1. Positive emotions:

  • A. Have no function, they just feel good
  • B. Help broaden your perspective
  • C. Help you connect with others
  • D. Are not useful to serious leaders

Q2. What are jobs that might involve lots of emotional labor?

  • A. Analyst
  • B. Doctor
  • C. Pilot
  • D. Waiter

Quiz 3: Evaluation of Topic 4

Q1. How do Maslow’s theory and the ERG theory differ?

  • A. ERG theory includes more psychological needs
  • B. Maslow’s theory has more psychological needs
  • C. ERG theory is flat, with no internal structure to the needs
  • D. Maslow’s theory is flat, with no internal structure to the needs

Q2. According to equity theory, if I perceive that my coworker is getting paid more than me for the same amount of effort, how might I respond?

  • A. Reduce effort until it is proportional to our pay-to-effort ratio
  • B. Rationalize that he works harder than me
  • C. Sabotage his work
  • D. Work even harder

Q3. According to what we talked about in class, goal-setting:

  • A. Is always effective, and managers should do it as much as possible
  • B. May harm performance if workers do not have the resources needed to reach their goals
  • C. May cause unethical behavior
  • D. Is resenting by workers

Q4. The potential benefits and outcomes of a stressor are an example of:

  • A. Primary appraisal
  • B. Secondary appraisal
  • C. Objective appraisal
  • D. Personal appraisal

Q5. Challenge stressors tend to:

  • A. Improve performance
  • B. Reduce performance
  • C. Increase energy
  • D. Reduce energy

Quiz 4: Final exam

Q1. What are some predictors of job attitudes? Pick all that apply.

  • A. Personality
  • B. Perceived fairness
  • C. Job satisfaction
  • D. Nothing

Q2. Commitment predicts job performance:

  • A. More strongly in older than younger workers.
  • B. More strongly in younger than older workers.
  • C. The same for both younger and older workers
  • D. Not at all

Q3. Why does role ambiguity reduce performance?

  • A. Cannot evaluate success or failure on task
  • B. Difficult to know how to improve
  • C. Causes stress because of uncertain evaluation
  • D. Gives too much responsibility

Q4. Does job satisfaction improve organizational citizenship behaviors?

  • A. Yes, definitely
  • B. No, there is no relationship
  • C. The research is inconsistent
  • D. It depends mostly on the job

Q5. When diagnosing CWBs, what should you consider? (Pick all that apply.)

  • A. Prevalence of the behavior
  • B. Perceived fairness
  • C. Job satisfaction
  • D. Organizational culture

Q6. The Myers-Briggs personality measure

  • A. Is well validated
  • B. A typology
  • C. Predicts important work outcomes
  • D. Recommended for workplace testing

Q7. What is true about values?

  • A. They are moral
  • B. They are motivational
  • C. They develop across your life
  • D. They can be grouped into families of values

Q8. The romance of leadership is:

  • A. People are attracted to leaders
  • B. Leader tend to have idealistic visions
  • C. Leadership is seen as very special
  • D. Leaders tend to be married

Q9. Task-oriented behavior is associated with:

  • A. Higher productivity
  • B. Lower burnout
  • C. Higher job satisfaction
  • D. None

Q10. Which transactional leadership behaviors can be useful?

  • A. Contingent reward
  • B. Active management by exception
  • C. Passive management by exception
  • D. Intellectual stimulation

Q11. Celebrities have which kind of power:

  • A. Coercive
  • B. Reward
  • C. Expert
  • D. Referent

Q12. Organizational politics are:

  • A. Formal processes
  • B. Never beneficial
  • C. Widespread
  • D. Often selfish

Q13. What are some benefits of political skill?

  • A. Team performance
  • B. Stress reduction
  • C. Success in just organizations
  • D. Employee commitment

Q14. Looking for things you have in common with people is an example of which persuasion principle:

  • A. Reciprocity
  • B. Social proof
  • C. Liking
  • D. Scarcity

Q15. When a supervisor is giving mixed feedback (both good and bad) to a worker, which is true?

  • A. Ending with bad news increases motivation
  • B. Ending with good news increases worry
  • C. Ending with good news decreases worry
  • D. Ending with bad news decreases motivation

Q16. How do Maslow’s theory and the ERG theory differ?

  • A. ERG theory includes more psychological needs
  • B. Maslow’s theory has more psychological needs
  • C. ERG theory is flat, with no internal structure to the needs
  • D. Maslow’s theory is flat, with no internal structure to the needs

Q17. The fact that performance rewards come so far after the action that caused them is a problem from the perspective of which theory:

  • A. Expectancy theory
  • B. Reinforcement theory
  • C. Equity theory
  • D. McClelland’s theory

Q18. My coworker gets a bonus and I do not. However, I recognize that they work much harder than me. This is an example of?

  • A. Distributional justice
  • B. Procedural justice
  • C. Interactional justice
  • D. None, it is injust

Q19. Positive emotions:

  • A. Have no function, they just feel good
  • B. Help broaden your perspective
  • C. Help you connect with others
  • D. Are not useful to serious leaders

Q20. What is the effect of empowerment on stress? (pick one)

  • A. Reduces stress
  • B. Increases stress
  • C. Depends on how you do it
  • D. They are unrelated
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