Rsm260 Sample Midterm with Answer Essay

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University of Toronto

Faculty of Arts and Science and Rotman School of Management

RSM 260H1S – Organizational Behaviour

Duration: 110 minutes

Aids allowed: one aid sheet (front side only of an 8.5”x11” piece of paper)
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Please answer all questions in this exam. Answers to the multiple choice questions need to be filled in on the scantron sheets (remember to use pencil to fill in the circles) and also circled on the exam itself. Answers to the short answer questions should go in the exam booklet provided. All three components (scantron sheets, exam booklets, paper copy of exam) should be turned in at the conclusion of the exam.

This exam consists of 25 multiple
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[definition (p.42)]
E) in-depth research and analysis with great independence.

6. A reporter covering a price fixing trial felt that the alleged price fixer was a crook. The alleged price fixer testified that his boss pressured him to engage in illegal activities. The alleged price fixer felt that the reporter's stories about the trial were the product of a vindictive and nasty mind. The price fixer explained his own behaviour ___________ and that of the reporter ___________.
A) desperately; consistently
B) situationally; situationally
C) dispositionally, dispositionally
D) dispositionally; situationally
E) situationally; dispositionally [attributions (p.80)]

7. Which of the following statements most accurately defines "perception"?
A) Perception is the tendency to attribute one's own thoughts and feelings to others.
B) Perception is reality.
C) Perception is the tendency to generalize about people and ignore variations between individuals.
D) Perception is the process of interpreting messages of our senses to provide meaning.
[definition (p.73)]
E) Perception is the process by which motives are assigned to explain people's behaviour.

8. When we explain a behaviour by referring to some internal personality characteristic, we are not offering

A) a dispositional explanation.
B) a rational explanation.
C) an attribution.
D) an inference about the cause of the behaviour.
E) a

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