Human Resources Basics Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

Page 1

Question 1 1. Mary is an exempt supervisor of the accounting department. She worked 60 hours last week closing the books for month end. How much will she be paid ?

Question 2 2. Jonas, the owner of a small engine repair shop, is going to give all of his employees a paid day off on New Year's Eve if profit goals for the year are achieved. This form of compensation is called:

Question 3 3. Non-exempt employees who receive wages are paid _____.

Question 4 4. Stock options are considered _____

Question 5 5. Tom was top salesperson in the department and won a contest. His prize includes: a cash bonus, a small raise in his salary, the ability to buy company stock at a discount price and a slightly more flexible schedule. Identify which of these is indirect compensation:

Page 2

Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is inaccurate regarding sexual harassment?

Question 7 7. How did the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) impact the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Question 8 8. Identify which of the following individuals would NOT be considered a covered employee under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII:

Question 9 9. Which of the following would assist an employer in dealing with an employee's pregnancy discrimination claim?

Question 10 10. A company with 60 employees engages in government contract business and has revenue of $50,000,000. Why is this company subject to policies of affirmative action?

Page 3

Question 11 11. Employee appraisals are for _____.

Question 12 12. How would a manager implement Management by Objective (MBO) in her employee appraisals?

Question 13 13. The CEO of XYZ Corp. will be conducting reviews with his top managers. He has asked them to get feedback from lower level supervisors and outside vendors with whom they work. Which method is the CEO using to review his top managers?

Question 14 14. Top-down appraisals measure employee performance against goals _____

Question 15 15. Jill is concerned that her employees are stagnating and not developing their skills as she had hoped. Jill believes that _____ will help the employees assess their work and generate skill development plans.

Page 4

Question 16 16. Which of the following is the difference between downsizing and turnover?

Question 17 17. Although downsizing saves a company money in salary and benefits, which of the following can be a disadvantage of this practice?

Question 18 18. A successful architectural design firm is expanding its business and needs to hire three architects and five project managers in the next two months. The human resources department is already tied up with other critical staffing projects. Which of the following would BEST suit the firm's recruitment needs?

Question 19 19. Felicia manages the training department. She notices that Adam, the training assistant, is bored performing the same, repetitive tasks and often has idle time throughout the day. Adam's low morale concerns Felicia since he is a good employee. Which of the following actions would BEST address this situation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of promoting internal candidates into new positions?

Human Resources Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

GACE Business Education (542): Practice & Study Guide  /  Business Courses
Support