Chap6 q.txt

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  1. Creative individuals are:
    • Willing to communicate
    • Unconventional
    • Play in the group
  2. Creativity requires freedom from judgment and enhanced using 3 techniques:
    • 1 Brainstorming
    • 2 Synectics
    • 3 Mind-Mapping
  3. When evaluating information:
    • -Determine what is being said
    • -which statements are facts, interference, or opinions
    • -what terms are ambiguous
    • -how believable the source is
    • -how accurate & valuable the information is
  4. When they check for errors in reasoning, group members should be alert to
    common fallacies
  5. Critical thinking consists of
    asking the right probing questions to prevent groupthink
  6. Groupthink
    tendency of highly cohesive group not to examine critically all aspects of a decision
  7. Groupthink
    • -Overestimate their power
    • -Evaluate information closed-minded & biased way
    • -Experience pressure to conform
  8. Creative thinking in small groups is especially useful:
    A) when group members want to work individually.
    B) after extensive research on the task that needs to be accomplished.
    C) in the final stages of group work.
    D) near the start of problem-solving.
    E) before group members have gotten to know each other.
    D) near the start of problem-solving.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Group member characteristics that promote creative thinking include:
    A) willingness to play.
    B) caution in decision making.
    C) confidence in own abilities to make the right choice.
    D) concern with following the rules essential to group work.
    E) careful analysis of risk.
    A) willingness to play.
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  10. Group characteristics that promote creative thinking include:
    A) establishing norms that focus on competition to generate the best ideas.
    B) encouraging all group members to adopt the same working styles.
    C) using procedures that promote orderly and structured discussion.
    D) establishing norms that facilitate freedom of expression.
    E) following norms that have worked for the group in the past.
    D) establishing norms that facilitate freedom of expression.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. In brainstorming:
    A) usually the best ideas are the first ones stated.
    B) ideas should be evaluated immediately.
    C) quantity is the goal.
    D) group members should suspend all critical thinking.
    E) the problem should be stated concretely.
    C) quantity is the goal.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Which one of the following is TRUE about critical and creative thinking?
    A) Groups trained in creative thinking criticize ideas less.
    B) Creative thinking involves arguments; critical thinking involves ideas.
    C) Critical thinking relies on suspending reality; creative thinking relies on evidence.
    D) Groups are much better at critical thinking than at creative thinking.
    E) It's more important for groups to promote creative thinking than critical thinking.
    A) Groups trained in creative thinking criticize ideas less.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. One characteristic of the critical thinker is:
    A) open-mindedness.
    B) close-mindedness.
    C) high knowledge about a wide range of topics.
    D) haphazardness in searching for information.
    E) few key resources for finding information.
    A) open-mindedness.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. An example of a probing question to evaluate evidence and reasoning is:
    A) How should we present our report to the class?
    B) Why should we keep discussing this topic?
    C) What is the source of that evidence?
    D) Are you sure you know what you're talking about?
    E) Wouldn't you agree that we're just wasting our time in this meeting?
    C) What is the source of that evidence?
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. Attitudes and behaviors that interfere with critical thinking in groups include:
    A) open-minded, flexible behavior.
    B) evaluating information and ideas in complex ways.
    C) impulsiveness.
    D) defending ideas when challenged.
    E) independence from authority figures.
    C) impulsiveness.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. An example of an electronic database is:
    A) Google.
    B) The New York Times.
    C) LexisNexis.
    D) the online Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols.
    E) the online Cambridge International Dictionary of English.
    C) LexisNexis.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. An example of an open-ended question is:
    A) "How did the university administration decide to begin its new freshman convocation program?"
    B) "Is the university's new freshman convocation program a success?"
    C) "Should other universities adopt a freshman convocation program similar to the one in place at our
    university?"
    D) "When was the first freshman convocation conducted?"
    E) "Has the response to the freshman convocation program been what the university administration
    expected?"
    A) "How did the university administration decide to begin its new freshman convocation program?"
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. An example of a fact is:
    A) California is a progressive state in its approach to environmental issues.
    B) There are many beautiful parts of Ohio.
    C) Louisiana's culture is distinct from other parts of the southern United States.
    D) Winters in North Dakota are harsh. E) In square miles, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S.
    E) In square miles, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S.
  19. In evaluating information in the critical thinking process, group members should ask:
    A) What are the incontestable terms?
    B) How will this information support my position?
    C) Is the speaker/author a friend of mine?
    D) What are the facts?
    E) Is the information consistent with what I think?
    D) What are the facts?
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. "We either go with my proposal or the county transit system will fail." This is one type of fallacy called:
    A) attacking the person instead of the argument.
    B) confusing causal relationships.
    C) either-or thinking.
    D) over generalizing.
    E) incomplete comparisons.
    C) either-or thinking.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  21. "Nearly 25% of the students at the local university do community service. Students at the university must be civic-minded." This is one type of fallacy called:
    A) over generalizing.
    B) confusing causal relationships.
    C) attacking the person instead of the argument.
    D) either-or thinking.
    E) incomplete comparisons.
    A) over generalizing.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  22. "The university changed its requirements for graduation. The number of students enrolling in the university increased. The requirement changes led more individuals to attend the university." This is one type of fallacy called:
    A) either-or thinking.
    B) over generalizing.
    C) incomplete comparisons.
    D) confusing causal relationships.
    E) attacking the person instead of the argument.
    D) confusing causal relationships.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. Creative thinking involves encouraging group members to use imagination, insight, and fantasy to develop innovative solutions to problems.
    A) True
    B) False
    A) True
  24. In brainwriting, group members call out an idea as soon as it pops into their brain.
    A) True
    B) False
    B) False
  25. Synectics is a creative thinking technique that stimulates metaphoric thinking.
    A) True
    B) False
    A) True
  26. One question group members should ask when evaluating Internet resources is: "Is the source objective?"
    A) True
    B) False
    A) True
  27. Ambiguous terms are clear in their meaning.
    A) True
    B) False
    B) False
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