Chap6 q.txt

  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:




    D) near the start of problem-solving.
  9. Group member characteristics that promote creative thinking include:




    E) willingness to play.
  10. Group characteristics that promote creative thinking include:




    D) establishing norms that facilitate freedom of expression.
  11. In brainstorming:




    A) quantity is the goal.
  12. Which one of the following is TRUE about critical and creative thinking?




    E) Groups trained in creative thinking criticize ideas less.
  13. One characteristic of the critical thinker is:




    A) open-mindedness.
  14. An example of a probing question to evaluate evidence and reasoning is:




    C) What is the source of that evidence?
  15. Attitudes and behaviors that interfere with critical thinking in groups include:
    A) evaluating information and ideas in complex ways.
    B) open-minded, flexible behavior.
    C) impulsiveness.
    D) independence from authority figures.
    E) defending ideas when challenged.
    C) impulsiveness.
  16. An example of an electronic database is:
    A) LexisNexis.
    B) the online Cambridge International Dictionary of English.
    C) the online Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols.
    D) The New York Times.
    E) Google.
    A) LexisNexis.
  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?"
  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) Is the information consistent with what I think?
    E) What are the facts?
    E) What are the facts?
  20. "We either go with my proposal or the county transit system will fail." This is one type of fallacy called:
    A) confusing causal relationships.
    B) incomplete comparisons.
    C) attacking the person instead of the argument.
    D) over generalizing.
    E) either-or thinking.
    E) either-or thinking.
  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) confusing causal relationships.
    B) incomplete comparisons.
    C) attacking the person instead of the argument.
    D) over generalizing.
    E) either-or thinking.
    D) over generalizing.
  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) confusing causal relationships.
    B) incomplete comparisons.
    C) attacking the person instead of the argument.
    D) over generalizing.
    E) either-or thinking.
    A) confusing causal relationships.
  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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Chap6 q.txt
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