Business Studies/Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 2 Principles of Management Sample Test,Sample questions

Question:
According to Henri Fayol, if this principle of general management is violated, “authority is undermined, discipline is in jeopardy, order disturbed and stability threatened.” Identify the principle.

1.Authority and responsibility

2.Discipline

3.Unity of command

4.Equity


Question:
According to Taylor, “each specialist is to be assigned work according to his/her qualities, the employees who possess technical mastery should be involved in planning work whereas those with energy and good health may be assigned execution work.” Name the related principle of scientific management.

1.Functional foremanship

2.Science, not rule of thumb

3.Development of each and every person to his or her greatest efficiency and prosperity

4.None of the above


Question:
According to Taylor, “even a small production activity like loading figures of iron into boxes can be scientifically planned and managed. This can result in tremendous savings of human energy as well as wastage of time and materials.” Identify the related principle of scientific management.

1.Harmony, not discord

2.Science, not rule of thumb

3.Development of each and every person to get his/her greatest efficiency and prosperity

4.None of the above


Question:
According to this principle of general management, “an organisation should safeguard against abuse of managerial power, but at the same time a manager should have the necessary authority to carry out his responsibility.” Name the principle of management being described in the given statement.

1.Discipline

2.Authority and responsibility

3.Unity of command

4.Unity of direction


Question:
According to this principle of scientific management, the employees should be rewarded for their suggestions which results in substantial reduction in the cost.

1.Science, not rule of thumb

2. Co-operation, not individualism

3.Harmony, not discord

4. All of the above


Question:
‘Rule of thumb’ refers to

1.Use of personal judgement in handling management issues

2.Adopting a hit-and-trial approach to resolve management problems

3.Both of the above

4.None of the above


Question:
 According to this principle of scientific management, “Scientific management has for its foundation the firm conviction that true interest of the management and workers are one and the same; the prosperity for the employer cannot exist for a long time unless it is accompanied by prosperity for the employees and vice versa.”

1.Science, not rule of thumb

2.Co-operation, not individualism

3.Harmony, not discord

4.All of the above


Question:
 By profession, FW Taylor was a

1.Mechanical engineer

2.Mining engineer

3.Psychologist

4.Human resource officer


Question:
 The concept of Work Study techniques includes

1. Time study

2.Motion study

3.Fatigue study

4.All of the above


Question:
 The technique of differential piece rate system was developed by Taylor in order to

1.Discriminate between efficient and inefficient workers

2.Reward the efficient worker

3.Motivate the inefficient workers to perform better

4.All of the above


Question:
 Which principle of general management advocates that, “Employee turnover should be minimised to maintain organisational efficiency.”?

1. Stability of personnel

2.Remuneration of employees

3.Equity

4.Esprit De Corps


Question:
Considering the fact that it is difficult to find one single person with all the needed qualities, Taylor suggested appointment of a specialist through this technique of scientific management. Identify the technique.

1.Standardisation and simplification of work

2. Method study

3.Functional foremanship

4.Motion study


Question:
Which of the following statements is true with reference to principles of management?

1.The principles of management have evolved

2. The principles of management are yet to be evolved

3.The principles of management are in the continuous process of evolution

4.None of the above


Question:
Name the principle of management suggested by Henri Fayol, which advocates that, “there should be good superiors at all levels, clear and fair agreement and judicious application of penalties.”

1. Authority and responsibility

2.Esprit De Corps

3.Order

4.None of the above


Question:
Principles of management can be modified by the manager when the situation demands. This statement implies that the principles of management are

1.Rigid

2.Contingent

3. Flexible

4.Universally applicable


Question:
Principles of management emphasize on logical and rational decision making rather than on the basis of bias and prejudice. The given statement highlights that the knowledge of principles of management leads to

1.Providing managers with useful insight into reality

2.Scientific decisions

3.Meeting changing environmental requirements

4.All of the above


Question:
The application of the principles of management has to be changed as per the requirements of the prevailing situation at a particular point of time. Which feature of the principles of management is being described in the given statement?

1.Contingent

2.Mainly behavioural

3.Cause and effect relationship

4.General guidelines


Question:
The application of this principle of management leads to higher production and better work for the same effort. Identify the related principle of general management.

1.Discipline

2.Equity

3.Division of work

4.Order


Question:
The objective of this technique of scientific management is to reduce a given line or a product to fixed type sizes and characteristics. Name the technique.

1.Method study

2.Differential piece wage system

3.Standardisation and simplification of work

4.Functional foremanship


Question:
The principles of management are intended to be applied to all types and sizes of organisations. This statement reflects that the principles of management are

1.General guidelines

2.Flexible

3.Universally applicable

4.Mainly behavioural


Question:
The principles of management do not provide readymade straight jacket solutions to all management problems because

1.The real business situations are complex

2.The real business situations are dynamic

3.The principles act as general guidelines

4.All of the above


Question:
The principles of management enhance the understanding of relationship between human and material resources for the achievement of organisational goals. Identify the feature of the principles of management being described in the given statement

1. Cause and effect relationships

2.Optimum utilisation of resources and effective administration

3.Formed by practice and experimentation

4.Mainly behavioural


Question:
The principles of management have been developed on the basis of

1.Observation

2.Experimentation

3.Personal experiences of the manager

4.All of the above


Question:
The principles of pure science is considered to be _________ in nature.

1.Flexible

2.Rigid

3.Creative

4.None of the above


Question:
This technique of scientific management aims to determine the amount and frequency of rest intervals that should be provided to the employees during working hours.

1.Time study

2.Method study

3.Motion study

4.None of the above


Question:
This technique of scientific management helps in development of the concept of assembly line which is widely used in automobile companies these days as well. Identify the technique.

1.Motion study

2.Standardisation and simplification of work

3.Method study

4.lime study


Question:
Through this principle of management, Henri Fayol guides the managers to exhibit exemplary behaviour and advises that they should not fall into temptation of misusing their powers for personal benefit at the cost of general interest of the organisation. Which principle of management is being described in the above statement?

1.Remuneration of employees

2.Centralisation and decentralisation

3.Subordination of individual interest to general interest

4.Equity


Question:
Which of the following is an objective of time study?

1.To determine the number of workers to be employed

2.To formulate suitable incentive schemes

3.To calculate the labour costs

4.All of the above


Question:
Which of the following statements best defines the techniques of management?

1.It is a set of guidelines to take decisions and actions

2. It is a procedure which involves a series of steps to be taken

3.They are general rules for behaviour of individuals

4.None of the above


Question:
Which of the following statements is/are true with reference to principles of management?

1.The principles are guidelines to action

2. The principles denote a cause and effect relationship

3.Principles help the manager to take decisions while performing various management functions

4.All of the above


More MCQS

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  2. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 2 Forms of Business Organisation
  3. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 3 Private, Public and Global Enterprises
  4. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 4 Business Services
  5. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 5 Emerging Modes of Business
  6. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 6 Social Responsibilities of Business
  7. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 7 Formation of a Company
  8. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 8 Sources of Business Finance
  9. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 9 Small Business
  10. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 10 Internal Trade
  11. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 11 International Business
  12. Business Studies-[Class 11-MCQS ]-Chapter 12 International Business
  13. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 1 Nature and Significance of Management
  14. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 2 Principles of Management
  15. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 3 Business Environment
  16. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 4 Planning
  17. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 5 Organising
  18. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 6 Staffing
  19. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 7 Directing
  20. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 9 Financial Management
  21. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 10 Financial Market
  22. Business Studies-[Class 12-MCQS ]-Chapter 11 Marketing
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