Chapter 7 Review Questions

Let us see how much you have learned in this chapter by going over these review questions.

  1. Which is not a benefit of having a meeting agenda?
    1. Having a clear idea of what you hope to achieve during the meeting.
    2. List the objectives of the meeting.
    3. Making it easier to assess the success of the meeting.
    4. Setting a seating chart for the meeting.
    5. Telling you what problem will be solved.

  2. Which statement is false regarding action items?
    1. Action notes are most effective when they clearly state every decision that was made.
    2. Action notes are most effective when they say just enough to explain the point.
    3. Action notes list who has been tasked to do what.
    4. Action notes should accurately record what was decided.
    5. Meeting minutes are not as formal as action items.

  3. Which statement is false?
    1. A meeting should end when all of the items on the agenda have been discussed.
    2. A successful meeting is one that inspires as well as accomplishes.
    3. An effective meeting is one where you are able to communicate.
    4. Generally speaking, the fewer tasks that are undertaken, the more successful the meeting is likely to be.
    5. Sharing new ideas or concepts if very easy.

  4. Which statement is false?
    1. A successful meeting does not require any follow up.
    2. Meeting minutes serve as documentation of the meeting.
    3. Meeting minutes should include names of those who were invited, but did not show up.
    4. Meetings not worth attending have no clear objectives.
    5. Meetings not worth attending lack an agenda.

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