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Chapter 12 Creativity and Human Relations

Practice Test
  1.A creative climate in the workplace is one in which:  
  a.   enthusiasm and commitment from the whole person is encouraged.  
  b.   positive reinforcement for new ideas will not be given, since this stifles creativity.  
  c.   all new ideas will immediately be judged for their usefulness.  
  d.   managers will be encouraged to be creative, but other employees will not.  
  2.What is the relationship between creativity and the making of mistakes?  
  a.   Creative people will try to never make mistakes.  
  b.   Creativity will eventually prevent all mistakes in your life.  
  c.   To be creative, one must not be afraid to make mistakes.  
  d.   To be creative, one can make a few mistakes, but only very few.  
  3.Thinking of yourself as a creative person will:  
  a.   be of no help to you in increasing creativity. You are either creative or you're not.  
  b.   be of great help to you in increasing your creativity. You are often just as creative as you believe you are.  
  c.   deceive others into believing you are creative and thus help you obtain work in creative jobs.  
  d.   None of the above  
  4.What does management expert Peter Drucker mean by the statement, "Learn to play the violin"?  
  a.   Everyone should have musical training.  
  b.   Anything that helps get people out of their regular context will aid their creativity.  
  c.   People need hours and hours of practice to perfect something--just like a violinist.  
  d.   People should all have hobbies if they are to be successful and creative.  
  5.One of the steps you can take to increase your creativity is to:  
  a.   stay away from creative people; their high creativity will just make you feel worse about yourself.  
  b.   get into the "open mode."  
  c.   read more technical books and journals.  
  d.   watch more televison and read more comic books.  
  6.When you continue to use rules even after they have outlived their usefulness, you are guilty of:  
  a.   plagiarism.  
  b.   the Aslan phenomenon.  
  c.   the either/or fallacy.  
  d.   stonewalling.  
  7.Which of the following is NOT one of the eight types of creative intelligence?  
  a.   Intrapersonal intelligence  
  b.   Interpersonal intelligence  
  c.   Movement  
  d.   Political intelligence  
  8.Which of the following involves participants putting every idea down in writing, to be voted on later?  
  a.   Idea formation  
  b.   Groupthink  
  c.   Brainstorming  
  d.   The nominal group method  
  9.Which of the following statements about creativity is correct?  
  a.   Creativity has to do with the section of the country in which you grew up in.  
  b.   A creative person will always have a high IQ.  
  c.   Creativity has a great deal to do with perception.  
  d.   Most people can never become creative because they have uncreative genes.  
  10.Which of the following is NOT one of the eight intelligences?  
  a.   Language  
  b.   Spatial reasoning  
  c.   Movement  
  d.   Exam ability  







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