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Social Groups & Organizations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Social groups consist primarily of what?

Question 2 2. What is a preventative measure that can be taken to reduce the chances of groupthink?

Question 3 3. Social groups must contain _____ people.

Question 4 4. If you were a part of a group of people and there was a leader, then another person followed the leader's ideas, the next followed the next person's ideas, and so on...what is this social concept referred to? Each person's ideas and behaviors changed in order to fit with the group.

Question 5 5. The design team is frustrated because their supervisor, Mario, is a control freak who has no interest in hearing the team's opinions. Which style of leadership decision-making does Mario exhibit?

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Question 6 6. Groupthink occurs:

Question 7 7. Sarah travels from her home in New Jersey to a vacation condo in New Mexico and is relieved to find that she can enjoy the same juicy burger at her favorite hamburger chain so far away from home. Which concept of McDonaldization is at work?

Question 8 8. The presence of others might improve your performance during which of the following situations?

Question 9 9. Why is the fast-food industry appealing to the general population?

Question 10 10. Shana is a member of a debate group for her history class. They are only supposed to participate in one debate. Which of the following best describes this group of students?

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Question 11 11. Members of a volleyball team have started to feel hostility toward the team they lost to in the championship game. This is an example of _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following can explain the phenomenon of social loafing?

Question 13 13. A new student at a high school can display normative conformity by performing all of the following actions EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. Brenda supervises a large group of employees and frequently encourages them to be creative and to use teamwork to solve problems. She listens to her employees before making a decision. Which of the following describes Brenda's style of leadership decision-making?

Question 15 15. Zoe admires the cheerleaders at her school and enjoys watching them at games. She frequently copies hairstyles that she sees the girls wearing. The cheerleading squad is an example of a _____.

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Question 16 16. It is important to separate the concept of _____ from social conformity. This concept is different because it involves complying with an authority figure and does not involve a change in behavior or belief to fit in with a group.

Question 17 17. If you heard the saying put yourself in their shoes, which of the following would be illustrate the origin of that saying?

Question 18 18. Large groups tend to _____, even if several members leave.

Question 19 19. The king of a small country wants to go to war. Everyone agrees with him in an attempt to gain his favor, even though they would be attacking a much larger nation. This an example of:

Question 20 20. What type of social group would you be a part of if the group consisted of you and a spouse/significant other?

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Question 21 21. If a group's main goal is to finish a project as efficiently as possible, which type of leader are they likely to prefer?

Question 22 22. The relationship between a boss and an employee is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 23 23. Several of Justin's closest friends surprised him with a large birthday party. Which of the following best describes the group of friends?

Question 24 24. Each of the options below represent characteristics of formal organizational structures, except?

Question 25 25. A restaurant is an example of _____.

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Question 26 26. Select the characteristic that must be present in order for a group to be considered a formal organization.

Question 27 27. If you were part of a group and the group made a faulty or ineffective decision for the sake of reaching a consensus, what process would the group had experienced?

Question 28 28. If you were asked to discuss the four principles of the McDonaldization, you would discuss each of the following except?

Question 29 29. There are three types of decision-making styles discussed in chapter 6. Which one of them involves encouraging group discussion and believe in decision-making through consensus?

Question 30 30. If you were part of a church, political party, or fraternity, which type of organization would you belong to?

Social Groups & Organizations 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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