OB11_TIF08 - Chapter 8 Foundations of Group Behavior...

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Chapter 8 Foundations of Group Behavior MULTIPLE CHOICE Defining and Classifying Groups 1. Which one of the following characteristics is not part of a definition of a group? a. interdependent b. two or more members c. assigned goals d. interacting (c; Challenging; p. 238) 2. _____ groups are defined by the organization’s structure. a. Informal b. Formal c. Friendship d. Interest (b; Moderate; p. 238) 3. Informal groups appear: a. in response to the need for social contact. b. in reaction to formal groups. c. as a result of social needs. d. to be a rejoinder to role perceptions. (a; Moderate; p. 238) 4. Which of the following is not a sub-classification of groups? a. command b. task c. work d. friendship (c; Moderate; p. 238) 5. Three employees from different departments who eat lunch together are an example of a(an). a. formal group b. informal group c. command group d. task group (b; Easy; p. 238) 6. Which of the following statements is true? a. All task groups are also command groups. b. All command groups are also task groups. c. All task groups are also friendship groups. d. All command groups are also informal groups. (b; Moderate; p. 239) 172
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7. The group type that is determined by the organization chart is: a. the job group. b. the work group. c. the authority group. d. the command group. (d; Moderate; p. 238) 8. Which one of the following groups is organizationally determined? a. job b. task c. work d. authority (b; Moderate; p. 238) 9. The group that is not limited to its immediate superior but can cross command relationships is the: a. task group. b. command group. c. job group. d. work group. (a; Moderate; p. 238) 10. Command groups are also: a. job groups. b. task groups. c. authority groups. d. work groups. (b; Easy; p. 239) 11. Groups based on support for the Green Bay Packers are examples of ____ groups. a. booster b. interest c. friendship d. sports (c; Easy; p. 239) 12. Employees who band together to seek improved working conditions form a(n) _____ group. a. union b. support c. interest d. work (c; Moderate; p. 239) 13. Which of the following statements most accurately describes interest groups? a. They are longer lasting than friendship groups. b. They develop because individual members have one or more common characteristics. c. They are formed because of some common interest. d. They are governed by labor laws. (c; Moderate; p. 239) 173
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14. Which of the following is not one of the most popular reasons people join groups? a. security b. status c. equity d. power (c; Moderate; Exh. 8-1, p. 239) Stages of Group Development 15. The five stages of group development are: a. generation, implementation, construction, production, termination b. introduction, development, production, deterioration, adjournment c. initiation, evolution, maturation, degeneration, termination d. forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning (d; Moderate; p. 240) 16. Which is not one of the stages in the five-stage group-development model?
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