Course Operations Management-16SP
Test Quiz 1
Started 1/21/16 8:04 PM
Submitted 1/21/16 8:34 PM
Status Completed
Time Elapsed 30 minutes.
Instructions
  • Question 1

5 out of 5 points

Who is credited with pioneering the principles of the scientific approach to management?

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Frederick W. Taylor

Correct Answer:  

Frederick W. Taylor

  • Question 2

5 out of 5 points

Which of the following terms is interchangeable with quantitative analysis?

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management science

Correct Answer:  

management science

  • Question 3

5 out of 5 points

Postoptimality analysis is most closely associated with

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sensitivity analysis.

Correct Answer:  

sensitivity analysis.

  • Question 4

5 out of 5 points

The widespread applicability of operations research methods to business followed which war?

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World War II

Correct Answer:  

World War II

  • Question 5

5 out of 5 points

A controllable variable is also called a

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decision variable.

Correct Answer:  

decision variable.

  • Question 6

5 out of 5 points

A(n) ________ model is one that is accurate and correctly represents the problem or system under investigation.

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valid

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valid

  • Question 7

5 out of 5 points

If input data are accurate to three significant digits, then the solution results can be accurate to how many significant digits?

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three

Correct Answer:  

three

  • Question 8

5 out of 5 points

Which of the following is a picture, drawing, or chart of reality?

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schematic model

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schematic model

  • Question 9

5 out of 5 points

Evaluating all possible values of a variable in a model is called

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complete enumeration.

Correct Answer:  

complete enumeration.

  • Question 10

5 out of 5 points

The break-even point is an example of a

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quantitative analysis model.

Correct Answer:  

quantitative analysis model.

  • Question 11

0 out of 5 points

A measurable quantity that is inherent in the problem is called a(n)

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decision variable.

Correct Answer:  

parameter.

  • Question 12

5 out of 5 points

Which Excel feature allows the user to specify a target or goal and the variable that is desired to change in order to achieve that goal?

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Selected Answer:  

Goal Seek

Correct Answer:  

Goal Seek

  • Question 13

5 out of 5 points

Which of the following is not one of the steps in the quantitative analysis approach?

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Observing a hypothesis

Correct Answer:  

Observing a hypothesis

  • Question 14

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What is the formula for the break-even point of a simple profit model?

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Fixed Cost / Variable Cost Per Unit

Correct Answer:  

Fixed Cost / (Selling Price Per Unit – Variable Cost Per Unit)

  • Question 15

0 out of 5 points

Which of the following techniques involves the study and consolidation of historical data for a business and an industry?

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predictive analytics

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descriptive analytics

  • Question 16

0 out of 5 points

A measurable quantity that may vary, or is subject to change, and can be controlled is known as a(n)

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Selected Answer:    [None Given]
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decision variable.

  • Question 17

0 out of 5 points

A(n) ________ is a representation of reality or a real-life situation.

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model

  • Question 18

0 out of 5 points

Operations Research is known as

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the science of better.

  • Question 19

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Trying various approaches and picking the one that results in the best decision is called

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the trial-and-error method.

  • Question 20

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The break-even point of a simple profit model represents a(n)

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Selected Answer:    [None Given]
Correct Answer:  

decision variable.