Practice Test 1 for Public Administration HCS exam

Practice Test 1 for Public Administration HCS exam

Practice Test 1 for Public Administration HCS exam

Practice Test 1 for Public Administration HCS exam

Practice Test 1 for Public Administration HCS exam

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Public Administration

 

Q1. Hawthorne study was conducted under the leadership of

  1. a) Elton Mayo
  2. b) Hicks and Gullet
  3. c) Merry Parker Follet
  4. d) Max Weber

Q2.  Ventilation therapy refers to

  1. a) Workers output
  2. b) Workers attitude and sentiments
  3. c) Management planning
  4. d) organization structure

Q3.  ‘Management and the worker’ is written by

  1. a) Elton Mayo
  2. b) Merry Parker Follet
  3. c) Roethlisberger and Dickson
  4. d) Max weber

Q4.  Which of the following was not the conclusion of Howthorne study?

  1. a) Organization is a social system
  2. b) Non economic rewards and sanctions significantly affect the worker’s behavior.
  3. c) Division of labour strictly on specialization is the most efficient approach.
  4. d) Social and psychological factors at the workplace determine the employees’ morale and output.

Q5. Hawthrone study gave rise to

  1. a) Classical theory
  2. b) Human relations theory
  3. c) Bureaucracy theory
  4. d) System apparoch


Q6.  Which of the following is not an element of Human Relations Theory?

  1. a) Government
  2. b) The individual
  3. c) Informal Organization
  4. d) Participative Management

Q7. Which of the following statement(s) is not correct?

  1. a) Informal organization is customary while formal organization is enacted
  2. b) Informal organization is not written
  3. c) Informal organization is planned and legal.
  4. d) Formal organization is rational and impersonal.

Q8.  Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. Classical theory advocates ‘social man’ view of workers.
  2. Human relations theory advocates ‘economic man’ view of workers.

Codes

  1. a) 1, 2
  2. b) 1 only
  3. c) 2 only
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q9. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. According to classical theory people are homogenous
  2. According to human relations theory people are heterogeneous.

Codes

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) 1 and 2 both
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q10.  Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. Taylor stressed on technical skills
  2. Mayo regarded efficiency and economy as the goals of an organization.

Codes

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2only
  3. c) 1 and 2 both
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q11.  Who is considered as the spiritual father of the social system school?

  1. a) C.I. Barnard
  2. b) Mary parker Follett
  3. c) Herbert Simon
  4. d) Max Weber

Q12.  ‘Organization and Management is written by

  1. a) C.I. Barnard
  2. b) Mary parker Follett
  3. c) Herbert Simon
  4. d) Max Weber

Q13.  .  ‘Dynamic Administration’ is written by

  1. a) C.I. Barnard
  2. b) Mary parker Follett
  3. c) Herbert Simon
  4. d) Max Weber

Q14.  Which of the concepts/principles are enunciated by Mary Parker Follett?

  1. Conflict and Integration
  2. The giving order
  3. Theory of Contribution- Satisfaction Equilibrium

Codes

  1. a) 1,2,3
  2. b) 1,2
  3. c) 1
  4. d) 1,3

Q 15.  The concept  ‘Zone of indifference’ is related the authority theory propounded by

  1. a) Elton Mayo
  2. b) Max. Weber
  3. c) Henry Fayol
  4. d) Chester Barnard

Q16.  ‘The Theory of Social and Economic Organization’ was written by

  1. a) C.I. Barnard
  2. b) Mary parker Follett
  3. c) Herbert Simon
  4. d) Max Weber

Q17.  According to Weber, which is/are the basis of legitimate authority?

  1. a) Traditional Authority
  2. b) Charismatic Authority
  3. c) Legal- Rational Authority
  4. d) All the above

Q18.  The Ruling Class is written by

  1. a) Robert Michel
  2. b) Gaetano Mosca
  3. c) Max Weber
  4. d) Karl Marx

Q19. Max Weber was national of which country?

  1. a) USA
  2. b) France
  3. c) Germany
  4. d) Poland

Q20. Who coined the acronym POSDCORB?

  1. a) Fayol
  2. b) Urwick
  3. c) Taylor
  4. d) Gulick

Q21. Which of the following is not the principle of administration specified by Fayol?

  1. a) Unity of command
  2. b) Esprit de corps
  3. c) Division of work
  4. d) Direction

Q22. Who suggested an alternative route called ‘Gangplank’ for Hierarchy?

  1. Henry Fayol
  2. D. White
  3. N. Gladden
  4. Max weber

Q23.  Who suggested matrix organization?

  1. John Pfiffner
  2. Robert Presthus
  3. Chris Argyris
  4. Lyndall Urwick

Q24.  ……….. believed ‘A man can not serve two masters’

  1. Gulick and Urwick
  2. Fayol
  3. Taylor
  4. None of the above

Q25. Who advocated ‘Daul Supervision’?

  1. Gaetano Mosca
  2. Gulick and Urwick
  3. D. Millet
  4. Herbert Simon

Q26.  According to Taylor a worker receives orders from eight supervisors, this ensures

  1. Specialization
  2. Expert supervision
  3. A and b both
  4. Neither a nor b

Q27.  Concept of ‘Span of attention described by

  1. Sir Ian Hamilton
  2. A. Graicunus
  3. Lyndall Urwick
  4. Lord Haldane

Q28.  Which are factors responsible for the exact length of span of control?

  1. Function
  2. Time
  3. Space
  4. All above

Q29.  According to the Report of Committee on administration, the span of control is larger in……

  1. Competent superior
  2. Fresher subordinate
  3. New work
  4. Non routine work

Q30.  Which of the following feature(s)  is/are correct about positional theory of authority?

  1. Authority lies with the formal position
  2. It is the duty of the subordinates to obey those orders and commands.
  3. A and b both
  4. Neither a nor b


Q31. Amitai Etzioni gave three fold classification of authority. Which is not one of these ?

  1. Coercive authority
  2. Normative authority
  3. Charismatic Authority
  4. Utilitarian authority.

Q32.  Who described coordination as ‘harmonius ordering of parts’?

  1. Luther Gulcik
  2. P.Follet
  3. Harlan Cleveland
  4. Mac Farland

Q33. ‘Tension theory suggested by

  1. Luther Gulcik
  2. P.Follet
  3. Harlan Cleveland
  4. Mac Farland

Q34. Which is not Merit of centralization?

  1. avoids duplication of work
  2. Secures economy in administration.
  3. Suitable for dealing emergencies
  4. It alleviates the problem of communication overload

Practice Test 1 for Public Administration HCS exam

Q35.  According to James W. Fesler, the issue of centralization vs decentralization is governed by 4 factors. Which one is not the factors explained by James?

  1. Factor of responsibility
  2. Administrative factors
  3. Functional factors
  4. Monitory factors

Q36. Who described ‘delegation of authority’ is an ‘obsolete expression’?

  1. a) Luther Gulcik
  2. P.Follet
  3. Harlan Cleveland
  4. d) Mac Farland

Q37. Which one of the following is/are technique(s ) of supervision suggested by J.D. Millet ?

  1. Prior approval of individual projects
  2. Promulgation of service Standards
  3. Budgetary Limitation upon the operation.
  4. All above

Q38. According to Likert’s supervisory styles, job centered supervisors

  1. Exert little pressure on subordinates
  2. Help subordinates when mistakes and problem occur.
  3. A and b both
  4. Neither a nor b

Q39. Which is not a function of staff agencies?

  1. They function anonymously
  2. Advising chief executive on making decisions
  3. To ensure chief executive is adequately and currently informed
  4. Interpreting and defending policy and operations.

Q40. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. the Staff agencies advise the line agencies, while the auxiliary agencies provide common housekeeping services to the line agencies.
  2. The staff agencies do not exercise authority and do not make decisions, while the auxiliary agencies exercise limited authority and make decisions in their own sphere.

Choose the correct answer code

  1. 1 only
  2. 2only
  3. 1and 2 both
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 Answer Key 

Pub ad Ans
1 a
2 b
3 c
4 c
5 b
6 a
7 c
8 d
9 c
10 c
11 a
12 a
13 b
14 b
15 d
16 d
17 d
18 b
19 c
20 d
21 d
22 a
23 c
24 a
25 c
26 c
27 b
28 d
29 a
30 c
31 c
32 b
33 c
34 d
35 d
36 b
37 d
38 d
39 d
40 c

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