Power And Politics

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Question 1
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Multiple Choice

Power is a function of ________ .

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A

goal congruency

B

realization

C

inheritance

D

dependence

E

altruism

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Question 2
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Which of the following statements is true regarding power?

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A

A is said to have power over B if B controls something that A desires.

B

The greater A's dependence on B, the greater A's power in the relationship.

C

If A has the capacity to influence the behavior of B, then A is said to have power over B.

D

A can have power over B only if A is B's leader.

E

A can have power over B only when A and B have similar goals.

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Question 3
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Which of the following is a differentiating factor between power and leadership?

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A

control

B

influence

C

ability

D

goal compatibility

E

negative affect

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Question 4
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Multiple Choice

Which of the following is something that often differentiates power from leadership?

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A

lack of dependence of followers

B

use of positive styles over negative tactics

C

downward influence of leader on followers

D

lack of goal compatibility between leaders and followers

E

lack of control on behavior of followers

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Question 5
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Multiple Choice

Which of the following is true with regard to leadership?

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A

It maximizes the importance of lateral and upward influence patterns.

B

It eliminates the requirement of goal compatibility.

C

It stimulates research in the area of tactics of influence.

D

It focuses on downward influence on followers.

E

It encourages dependence of followers on leaders.

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Question 6
Multiple Choice

Research on power is likely to provide information on the most effective ________ .

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A
leadership styles for motivating followers
B
methods to reduce dependence on leaders
C
tactics for gaining compliance of employees
D
methods of rewarding successful employees
E
modes of assessing employee performance
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Question 7
True/False

Unlike power, leadership requires some degree of goal compatibility.

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Question 8
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For a power situation to exist, one person or group needs to have control over resources the other person or group values.

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Question 9
True/False

If you want a college degree and have to pass a certain course to get it, and your current instructor is the only faculty member in the college who teaches the course, she has power over you.

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False
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Question 10
Essay

Define power.

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Question 11
Essay

Contrast leadership and power.

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Question 12
Multiple Choice

The two general groupings into which power may be categorized are ________ .

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A
informational and personal
B
formal and informal
C
informal and legitimate
D
formal and personal
E
direct and indirect
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Question 13
Multiple Choice

________ power is based on the fear of the negative results from failing to comply.

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A
Legitimate
B
Coercive
C
Punitive
D
Referent
E
Abusive
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Question 14
Multiple Choice

In the last one week, May and Phyllis have been putting in extra hours at work so that the project assigned to them is completed on time. Though the manager was due to assign two more people to this project, he had not done so and, instead, was emphasizing to employees the importance of adhering to the needs of the department in regard to workload. As a result, May and Phyllis, who had double their routine workload, complained to the division manager. May was promptly suspended from work for complaining about her immediate supervisor. This scenario describes ________ power.

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A
reward
B
legitimate
C
coercive
D
expert
E
referent
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Question 15
Multiple Choice

________ power represents the compliance that is achieved based on the ability to distribute positive benefits that others view as valuable.

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A
Legitimate
B
Coercive
C
Reward
D
Personal
E
Reflective
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Question 16
Multiple Choice

As a regional sales officer, one of Brandon's job responsibilities is to process the yearly appraisal forms of his subordinates and provide them with increments, bonuses, or benefits based on their performance that year. This job responsibility directly reflects his ________ .

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A
active power
B
expert power
C
referent power
D
reward power
E
coercive power
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Question 17
Multiple Choice

Legitimate power is directly based on ________ .

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A
charisma of the leader
B
interpersonal trust and commitment of the manager
C
structural position of the manager in the organization
D
personality traits of the manager
E
ability of the manager to serve his or her subordinates
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Question 18
Multiple Choice

Which of the following statements is true regarding legitimate power?

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A
Legitimate power develops out of admiration of another and a desire to be like that person.
B
Legitimate power comes from an individual's unique characteristics.
C
Legitimate power is broader than the power to coerce and reward.
D
Celebrities who endorse products in commercials wield legitimate power over people.
E
Legitimate power is a type of personal power.
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Question 19
Multiple Choice

Which of the following types of power can be categorized as personal power?

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A
coercive
B
legitimate
C
reward
D
referent
E
positional
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Question 20
Multiple Choice

________ power is influence wielded as a result of proficiency, special skill, or knowledge.

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A
Legitimate
B
Reward
C
Referent
D
Expert
E
Coercive
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