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Chapter 7: Interviewing Candidates Multiple Choice 1. The _____ is considered by many to be the most important screening tool. a. telephone reference b. reference letter c. selection interview d. management assessment center e. work sampling technique (c; easy; p. 236) 2. A(n) _____ is a procedure designed to obtain information from a person through oral responses to oral inquiries. a. writing test b. work sample simulation c. interview d. reference check e. background check (c; easy; p. 236) 3. When an interview is used to predict future job performance on the basis of an applicants oral responses to oral inquiries, it is called a(n) _____ interview. a. selection b. appraisal c. exit d. preview e. structured (a; easy; p. 236) 4. When an interview follows a performance appraisal and focus on discussing an employees performance rating, it is called a(n) _____ interview. a. selection b. appraisal c. exit d. preview e. structured (b; easy; p. 236) 123 5. During a(n) _____ interview, a supervisor and an employee discuss the employees performance and future actions and goals. a. selection b. appraisal c. exit d. preview e. structured (b; easy; p. 236) 6. _____ interviews can provide insight into sources of dissatisfaction for employees. a. Selection b. Appraisal c. Exit d. Preview e. Structured (c; easy; p. 236) 7. Another word for unstructured interviews is _____. a. directive b. nondirective c. unformatted d. standardized e. content-free (b; easy; p. 236) 8. Structured interviews are also referred to as _____ interviews. a. directive b. nondirective c. unformatted d. standardized e. content-free (a; easy; p. 236) 9. Which of the following is a disadvantage of using structured interviews? a. consistency across candidates b. reduced subjectivity c. lower potential for bias d. enhanced ability to withstand legal challenge e. lack of ability to pursue follow-up questions as they develop (e; moderate; p. 237) 124 10. An advantage of unstructured interviews is that they provide _____. a. consistency across candidates b. reduced subjectivity c. lower potential for bias d. enhanced ability to withstand legal challenge e. an ability to pursue follow-up questions as they develop (e; moderate; p. 237) 11. Which type of interview could also be described as somewhat like a general conversation? a. nondirective b. directive c. standardized d. situational e. all of the above (a; easy; p. 236) 12. How do situational interviews differ from behavioral interviews? a. situational interviews are based on responses to past situations b. situational interviews are based on how an applicant might behave in a hypothetical situation c. situational interviews utilize predetermined situational questions and answers d. behavioral interviews ask applicants to describe their emotions in different hypothetical situations e. situational and behavioral interviews do not differ (b; difficult; p. 4) 13. Which of the following statements is representative of what might be asked in a behavioral interview?asked in a behavioral interview?... View Full Document

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