OB12_TIF09 - Chapter 9 Foundations of Group Behavior...

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Chapter 9 Foundations of Group Behavior MULTIPLE CHOICE Defining and Classifying Groups 1. Which one of the following characteristics is not necessarily true about groups? a. Group members are interdependent. b. Groups have two or more members. c. Groups have assigned goals. d. Groups interact. e. Groups have shared fates. (c; Moderate; p. 300) 2. What sort of groups are defined by the organization’s structure? a. informal b. task c. friendship d. interest e. formal (e; Easy; p. 300) 3. When do 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. most frequently in bureaucracies e. when formal groups cannot meet their goals (a; Moderate; p. 300) 4. Julia, Bree and David work in different departments, but often eat lunch together. They are an example of what type of group? a. formal b. informal c. command d. task e. reactant (b; Easy; p. 300) 5. 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. e. All informal groups are also command groups. (b; Moderate; p. 300) 6. The group type that is determined by the organization chart is the _____ group. a. job b. work c. authority d. social e. command (e; Moderate; p. 300) 174
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Which one of the following group types is organizationally determined? a. job b. task c. work d. authority e. social (b; Moderate; p. 300) 8. Groups based on support for a given sports team are examples of what sort of group? a. booster b. interest c. friendship d. sports e. miscreant (c; Easy; p. 300) 9. Employees who band together to seek improved working conditions form a(n) _____ group. a. union b. support c. interest d. work e. emancipated (c; Moderate; p. 300) 10. 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 objective. d. They are governed by labor laws. e. They are likely to involve great social conflict. (c; Moderate; p. 300) 11. Which of the following is not one of the most common reasons people join groups? a. security b. status c. equity d. power e. goal achievement (c; Moderate; p. 301) Stages of Group Development 12. What are the five stages of group development? a. generation, implementation, construction, production, termination b. introduction, development, production, deterioration, adjournment c. initiation, evolution, maturation, degeneration, termination d. forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning e. acting, reacting, enacting, impacting, acting (d; Moderate; p. 302) 13. Which stage in group development is most characterized by uncertainty? a. introduction
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OB12_TIF09 - Chapter 9 Foundations of Group Behavior...

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