Ldr 531 week 2 quiz / (score: 22/22)

Week 2 Quiz


1) Which characteristic of negative charismatic leadership is more likely to lead to failure?

·         Identification to the organization

·         Focus on personal power

·         Tendency to make risky decisions

·         Centralized decision making


2) The leadership process that describes how a group operates in an open system with other groups is called

·         inter-active process

·         organizational process

·         intra-individual process

·         group process


3) A contingency theory of leadership that depends on specific procedures for leader behaviors and has strong support is

·         LPC contingency model

·         cognitive resource theory

·         multiple-linkage model theory

·         normative decision theory


4) A theory that emphasizes leader traits and skills as determinants of leadership behavior is best categorized at what level?

·         Individual

·         Organizational

·         Group

·         Dyadic


 5) A theory that explains the most effective pattern of leadership behavior in a specified situation is best classified as

·         prescriptive

·         contingency

·         universal

·         descriptive


6) Distant charismatics are often described in terms of their effect on follower

·         task behavior

·         identification with the leader

·         motivation

·         political attitudes


7) Most of the leadership theory and research explaining the actions of leaders and why those actions occurred has described

·         descriptive leadership

·         ethical leadership

·         universal leadership

·         prescriptive leadership


8) Ideological leaders will develop when the leader

·         appeals to shared values

·         has particular expertise

·         appeals to emotion

·         makes a rational appeal to followers


 9) What level of leadership process is emphasized in most theories of effective leadership?

·         Dyadic

·         Organizational

·         Intra-individual

·         Group


 10) CEOs who exhibit charismatic characteristics were noted to

·         generate more sales

·         increase company profitability

·         negotiate higher compensation packages

·         make company ads


11) Which of the following is a characteristic of a positive charismatic?

·         Centralized decision making by the leader

·         Dependency on the leader

·         Devotion to ideology not personal identification

·         Information is restricted


12) One unique characteristic of followers in leadership theory is

·         confidence and optimism

·         traits

·         task commitment and effort

·         skills and expertise


 13) Contingency theories may be difficult to implement because

·         situational changes happen infrequently

·         managers have time to evaluate situations

·         of the rapid pace of business

·         there is always a single best solution


14) Transformational behavior can include

·         passive management by exception

·         inspirational motivation

·         contingent rewards

·         active management by exception


15) Effective transformational leaders

·         use a combination of transformational and transactional behaviors

·         challenge strongly held values of followers to get their attention

·         delegate most decisions to individuals or self-managed teams

·         select subordinates who will be loyal and uncritical


16) A leadership contingency theory that stresses the intelligence and experience of the leader is

·         situational leadership theory

·         normative decision theory

·         leadership substitutes theory

·         cognitive resource theory


17) Which statement comparing transformational and charismatic leadership is most accurate?

·         Leader articulation of an appealing vision is important in both theories.

·         There are no important differences between the two types of leadership.

·         Situational variables are less important for charismatic leadership

·         Personal identification is more important in transformational leadership.


18) Which statement about transformational and charismatic leadership is most accurate?

·         Both types of leadership involve the same underlying processes

·         Charisma is a necessary ingredient in transformational leadership

·         Both types of leadership are effective in any situation

·         Charismatic leaders are more effective in business organizations


 19) Charismatic leaders add followers by

·         sharing the decision making

·         considering other solutions

·         appealing to emotions and articulating a vision

·         possessing specific expertise


 20) The concept that some people are natural (born) leaders is an attribute of which leadership approach?


·         Trait approach

·         Power-influence approach

·         Behavior approach

·         Situation approach



21) A contingency theory that contains mediating variables is

·         multiple-linkage model

·         situational leadership theory

·         leadership substitutes theory

·         cognitive resource theory

22) Most leadership theories emphasize

·         follower characteristics

·         leader characteristics

·         both leader and follower characteristics

·         characteristics of the leadership situation

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