Becoming A Leader: Knowing Yourself

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Question 1
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 The ability to acknowledge and take responsibility for one's role in cultivating relationships and in communicating effectively with others is called

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interpersonal effectiveness.

B

creativity.

C

cultural intelligence.

D

self-awareness.

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Question 2
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 Which of the following statements about the relationship between self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness is true?

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A greater awareness of others can, in turn, lead to a lesser awareness of oneself.

B

Self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness are not related in any way.

C

In most cases, a lesser awareness of others lead to a greater awareness of oneself.

D

A greater awareness of others, in turn, leads to a greater awareness of oneself.

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Question 3
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 Which of the following statements is true with regard to Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences?

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He held that IQ measurements are generally predictive of success in any professional endeavors.

B

He states that most people have a combination of intelligences that influence their approach to various situations.

C

He proposed that there are twelve types of intelligence that can be indicators of career success.

D

He argued that standardized test scores and grades are the key predictors of who succeeds and who does not.

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Question 4
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 _____ is defined as the ability to combine or link ideas in new ways to generate novel and useful alternatives.

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Contextual intelligence

B

Analytical thinking

C

Lateral thinking

D

Emotional intelligence

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Question 5
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 Which of the following is a characteristic shared by creative people?

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Unwillingness to take risks

B

Lack of self-confidence

C

Tolerance of ambiguity

D

Resistance to new experiences

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Question 6
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 One of the three indices of creativity, fluency is defined as the ability to

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change approaches to a problem.
B
acknowledge and take responsibility for one's role in cultivating relationships.
C
generate novel or unique propositions, ideas, or solutions.
D
generate many solutions that fit some requirement.
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Question 7
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 Which of the following indices of creativity involves the ability to change approaches to a problem?

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Flexibility
B
Fluency
C
Originality
D
Adaptability
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Question 8
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 Hali is described as "picture smart" and volunteers to do all the slide presentations for her team. Hali is high in _____ intelligence.

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spatial
B
kinisthetic
C
naturalist
D
linguistic
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Question 9
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 Which of the following best describes Robert Sternberg's contextual intelligence component of the triarchic theory?

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The ability to generate novel or unique propositions, ideas, or solutions
B
The ability to generate many solutions that fit some requirement
C
The ability to shape and be shaped by the external environment
D
The ability to identify and react to novel situations and stimuli
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Question 10
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 Sean was very rude at a team meeting when he was slightly inconvenienced by a new team member. Sean showed a lack of _____ intelligence.

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cultural
B
emotional
C
contextual
D
analytical
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Question 11
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 Jim is a firm's marketing manager who is confident of himself and open to feedback. Moreover, he has the ability to motivate himself despite obstacles to achieve his goals. His employees adore him since he takes active interest in their concerns and constructively manages any conflict that arises. From this description, it can be said that Jim demonstrates

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divergent thinking.
B
contextual intelligence.
C
analytical thinking.
D
emotional intelligence.
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Question 12
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 According to Robert McCrae and Paul Costa's leadership personality traits, agreeableness

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is the tendency to be sociable, assertive, and active and to experience things positively.
B
is the tendency to be trusting, compliant, caring, and gentle.
C
involves being open to experiences and willing to be original, imaginative, and autonomous.
D
is the ability to remain calm and confident, especially in times of crisis.
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Question 13
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 Jack, a marketing lead, and Jerry, a finance lead, belong to an organization that is downsizing its staff due to some recent events. In this stressful situation, Jack remains calm and confident, while Jerry gets anxious and depressed. In the context of Robert McCrae and Paul Costa's leadership personality traits, it can be inferred that

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Jack has low conscientiousness.
B
Jerry has high emotional stability.
C
Jerry has low conscientiousness.
D
Jack has high emotional stability.
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Question 14
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 James and Jacob are working on an important project for which the deadline is approaching. James quickly analyzes the situation and organizes the activities such that the project is completed on time. However, Jacob begins by gathering extra information and experimenting with new methods. He prefers not to be rushed. In the context of the psychological dimensions of personality, it can be inferred that

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Jacob is more of a thinker than an intuitor.
B
James is more judging than perceiving.
C
Jacob is more sensing than feeling.
D
James is more of a perceiver than a thinker.
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Question 15
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 Kim has an internal locus of control and sees the environment as stable. Kim is likely to ascribe her success to

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personal ability.
B
effort.
C
task difficulty.
D
luck or chance.
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Question 16
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 Which of the following individuals demonstrates internal locus of control?

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Maria, an athlete, believes it was only because of her weak opponents that she was able to win the competition.
B
Monica, who is looking forward to something really important, is very anxious due to her perceived lack of control over the situation.
C
Tim, an employee who recently got promoted, thanks his manager and feels that he is lucky to be promoted.
D
William, a student, strongly believes that by applying extra effort and working hard he will be able to score good marks.
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Question 17
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 Which of the following individuals demonstrates external locus of control?

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William, a student, strongly believes that by putting extra effort and working hard he will be able to score good marks.
B
Monica, who is looking forward to something really important, remains confident as she believes that the situation is under her control.
C
Maria, an athlete, believes it was only because of her weak opponents that she was able to win the competition.
D
Jacob, who recently got a job, believes that accepting more projects and completing them on time will help him gain recognition.
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Question 18
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 Susan has a high internal sense of control and is more likely to 

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prefer more directive supervision.
B
be less participatory.
C
be self-motivated.
D
exhibit lower levels of satisfaction.
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Question 19
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 Ricardo is a highly resilient individual, and as such, is likely to

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have the ability to face and accept the reality of a situation.
B
possess an unwillingness to try new things.
C
believe that he cannot control events and outcomes.
D
be unable to bounce back from difficulty.
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Question 20
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 Which of the following refers to people's belief that there is nothing they can do to rectify a bad situation?

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Conscientiousness
B
Emotional instability
C
Learned helplessness
D
Resilience
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