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Strategies for Success

Chapter 12 Creativity and Human Relations

Practice Test
      
  1.Which of the following statements about the "open mode" is false?  
  a.   People are usually more creative when they are in it.  
  b.   It is relaxed, expansive, and less purposeful.  
  c.   It should always be avoided in the workplace.  
  d.   Operating in it often involves time, so give yourself sufficient time.  
      
  2.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.  
      
  3.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  
      
  4.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.  
      
  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.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.Which of the following is NOT one of the eight intelligences?  
  a.   Language  
  b.   Spatial reasoning  
  c.   Movement  
  d.   Exam ability  
      
  8.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.  
      
  9.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.  
      
  10.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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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