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Chapter 12 Creativity and Human Relations

Practice Test
  1.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.  
  2.The __________ is relaxed, expansive, and less purposeful. John Cleese of Britain's Monty Python calls it "playful."  
  a.   adult ego state  
  b.   open mode  
  c.   creative nirvana  
  d.   inebriated state  
  3.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.  
  4.Managers often discourage creativity in the workplace by using __________, which are put-downs of new ideas.  
  a.   thought-quellers  
  b.   idea punches  
  c.   truth squashers  
  d.   killer phrases  
  5.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  
  6.Trying to find more than one solution to a problem is called:  
  a.   the either/or fallacy.  
  b.   learning to play the violin.  
  c.   the second right answer.  
  d.   the Aslan phenomenon.  
  7.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.  
  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 is NOT one of the eight types of creative intelligence?  
  a.   Intrapersonal intelligence  
  b.   Interpersonal intelligence  
  c.   Movement  
  d.   Political intelligence  
  10.What did Abraham Maslow say about hightly creative people?  
  a.   They are always high on the needs hierarchy.  
  b.   They have completely overcome prejudices and fears.  
  c.   They usually have an extremely high IQ.  
  d.   They tend to be called "childish" by their more compulsive colleagues.  







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