Perception and Attribution: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. As Petra heads to her desk, she notices the smell of fresh brewed coffee as well as the sound of raised voices coming from her boss's office. In this instance, Petra is acting in the role of:

Question 2 2. An example of a culture that utilizes low context communication would be _____.

Question 3 3. An example of a country that would subscribe to monochronic time would be _____.

Question 4 4. Barb watches her colleague Jim give a speech on nuclear disarmament and is very impressed with his expertise and calm speaking style. Based on that experience, she asks Jim to speak to her local pet rescue group when they need an inspirational speaker. Jim gives a half-hearted speech and doesn't appear to know what he is doing. Barb's judgement in this situation was clouded by _____.

Question 5 5. Cheryl has a Master of International Affairs degree. Because of this, the sales team always consults with her when preparing to negotiate deals with foreign companies. Cheryl has which type of power?

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Question 6 6. How might the recency effect end up playing a role in the following situation? A woman tells her husband, 'Don't forget that you need to stop at the cleaners, pick D.J. up at preschool, stop at the fish market, pick up paper towels, and call the vet to make an appointment for the dog's grooming?'

Question 7 7. Kesha is given a tour of her new workplace and introduced to her coworkers. Kesha's perception of the corporate campus and employees will affect her _____.

Question 8 8. An example of a culture with high context communication would be _____.

Question 9 9. The boss reprimands a production worker for poor performance. He says the employee is lazy and inattentive. He fails to consider the employee works with an old machine that is constantly breaking down. Which of these best describes the mistake in the boss's reasoning?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is true regarding impression management?

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Question 11 11. How are messages expressed in a low context culture?

Question 12 12. Why would an American company with a multicultural mix of employees from Asia, North America, and South America expect varying perceptions about power distance?

Question 13 13. Carla is always cheerful and positive at work regardless of the situation. Which term best describes her behavior?

Question 14 14. Stacy and Margaret are tellers at a bank. Stacy recently told Margaret that she is having problems balancing her drawer at night, so she is adding her own money to it to ensure she does not get written up or fired. When Margaret's manager asks her how Stacy is doing, she simply says that she seems to be learning the job just fine. Margaret is an example of a _____.

Question 15 15. An example of a country that would subscribe to polychronic time would be _____.

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Question 16 16. When individuals make an assumption about others without having all the data they need to be accurate, this is called:

Question 17 17. What is the difference between a sycophant and a goodie two-shoes?

Question 18 18. When an individual in the workplace influences another person's interpretation of a person, place, or thing by controlling the information that he receives, this is known as _____.

Question 19 19. Mary is confrontational with her mother, but then goes out a few hours later with friends to laugh and have a good time. This means Mary's _____.

Question 20 20. When Cal has success selling a vehicle, he attributes it to his preparation and superior selling skills. When he fails, he usually blames it on the customer. Which of these best describes the type of error Cal is making?

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Question 21 21. Joel works on night shift at Betty's Books with a crew of five other employees. He has been working there the longest and other employees often come and ask him what to do, despite the fact that they are all in the same position. What type of power does Joel have?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an example of stereotyping?

Question 23 23. Mark walks into the office break room at 8:15 am and sees two employees fully engaged in a friendly card game. Why would Mark perceive this as odd?

Question 24 24. Ken and his supervisor were interviewing candidates for an open position on their team. Ken's supervisor really liked one of the candidates in particular, a woman named Julia. Ken did not feel that there was anything special about Julia, but he knew that he could work with her. When Ken's supervisor asked him his thoughts on Julia, he agreed that she was an excellent candidate and should be the one who they extend the employment offer to. Ken has taken on the role of a _____ in this example.

Question 25 25. How are messages communicated in a high context culture?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following BEST describes why power type is important to an organization?

Question 27 27. What should company managers making decisions about employees do to remove attributional biases from their thinking?

Question 28 28. Cultures that follow _____ don't see a work schedule as a way of living their lives.

Question 29 29. Cultures that follow _____ are very well organized and work systematically.

Question 30 30. Which of the following workplace scenarios is NOT an example of perceiving factors in the target?

Perception and Attribution: Help and Review 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!

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