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Making the Grade 1Ce: Chapter 5

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Question 1:


a) come together to work with a common goal or purpose
b) register for more than one course with the same designator code (ENG, SOC, etc.)
c) use agreed and accepted rules and procedures for working together
d) share a commitment to accomplishing the goals of the group

Question 2:


a) Groups can exercise more power in negotiating with professors than individuals working alone.
b) Groups can think of more ideas, suggestions, and alternatives than individuals working alone.
c) Groups can make and implement decisions more quickly and clearly than individuals working alone.
d) Groups are better than individuals working alone when there is a best solution or policy and a person with relevant expertise who is recognized as the best qualified to implement or decide on the policy or solution.

Question 3:


a) an opportunity to try multi-tasking
b) a safe environment for competing
c) a sense of belonging and ownership
d) control over his or her own time

Question 4:


a) the problem is complex and one person is not likely to have all the relevant information
b) there is a large amount of information to collect and analyze in order to arrive at a decision or solution
c) there are several possible solutions or ways of doing something, and no single best solution or method is known to exist
d) there is limited time for the group to meet, explore, discuss, and make decisions

Question 5:


a) forming
b) storming
c) conforming
d) performing

Question 6:


a) What is the purpose of the project?
b) What is the intended audience?
c) What is the standard form for a group project?
d) What are the assessment criteria?

Question 7:


a) before the group meets
b) on your first or second meeting
c) only if the group runs into problems
d) never

Question 8:


a) task roles and maintenance roles
b) evaluative roles and analytical roles
c) normative roles and summative roles
d) initiatory roles and exteriorizing roles

Question 9:


a) problem orientation
b) resilience
c) spontaneity
d) empathy

Question 10:


a) Keep notes of all group meetings and record decisions.
b) Confront difficulties.
c) Avoid discussions that might bring out differences of opinion.
d) Ask for suggestions.