ENGR Ch. 5&6

Among the benefits of scheduling your study time are:

a) You will be able to see immediately if you are overextended
b) You’ll get immediate feedback as to how much you are actually studying
c) You’ll feel that you have more time than you ever had before
d) You’ll feel much less stressed-out over school
Correct Response
e) All of the above

e) All of the above
Which statement is an example of “stereotyping?”

a) Women on average live longer than men
b) Italians are good cooks
c) Engineers care only about things and not about people
d) Fat people are jolly
e) b), c), and d)

e) b), c), and d)
Time is an “equal opportunity” resource because:

a) It can be stockpiled for later use
b) It passes at a constant speed
c) It is a renewable resource
d) Everyone has the same 168 hours per week
e) It can never really be wasted

d) Everyone has the same 168 hours per week
The difference between open-ended problems and analysis problems is that:

a) Analysis problems require proficiency in higher-level intellectual skills
b) Analysis problems have one right answer
c) Open-ended problems are best solved in small groups
d) Open-ended problems necessitate the development of algorithms
e) There is no difference, other than key words or the way problems are presented

b) Analysis problems have one right answer
The major difference between doing problems as homework and doing problems on a test is:

a) Homework problems are more difficult
b) You are under time pressure on tests
c) Tests count, whereas homework does not
d) Homework covers new material, while tests do not
e) Doing well on tests does not depend on the skill of “taking it as it comes”

b) You are under time pressure on tests
Good test-taking strategies include:

a) First reading over the entire test
b) Starting with the easier problems
c) Checking your work carefully
d) Avoiding jumping from problem to problem
e) All of the above

e) All of the above
In scheduling your study time:

a) Schedule blocks of time
b) Note both where and what you will study
c) Schedule work from early each morning until late each night, excluding class times
d) Schedule time to master the material presented in each class before the next class meeting
e) a), b), and d)

e) a), b), and d)
Anecdotal research shows that 90 percent of freshman engineering students do virtually 100 percent of their studying alone. This approach to studying is:

a) A good indicator that these students will succeed in engineering study
b) A wise practice cultivated in high school and supported by most learning theories
c) An unfortunate practice because research shows collaborative learning situations to be more effective
d) An accurate predictor of high self-esteem and self-efficacy
e) In keeping with the academic policy that students are supposed to do their own work

c) An unfortunate practice because research shows collaborative learning situations to be more effective
According to Albert E. N. Gray, “The Common Denominator of Success” is:

a) Working hard
b) Getting along well with people
c) Forming the habit of doing things failures don’t like to do
d) Being satisfied by pleasing methods rather than by pleasing results
e) Getting a top-notch education

c) Forming the habit of doing things failures don’t like to do
Your commitment to your study time should match or exceed your commitment to the time you spend attending class because:

a) Your study time is when you really learn the subject
b) You control when, where, and what you study
c) Missing or cutting class is bound to happen
d) You are able to cover material not addressed in lectures
e) You spend the bulk of your study time in small groups, an extremely important learning strategy for engineering students

a) Your study time is when you really learn the subject
What does the MBTI identify?

a) Ability to succeed in math/science/engineering majors
b) Learning styles
c) Personality types
d) Career preferences
e) Cultural differences

c) Personality types
“Take it as it comes” as used in the text means you should:

a) View failures as opportunities to learn
b) Do not put unwarranted stress on yourself
c) Remember to schedule study breaks and other “down” time
d) Keep up in your classes
e) All of the above

d) Keep up in your classes
Engaging in collaborative learning and group study will benefit you because:

a) You’ll be better prepared for the engineering work world
b) You’ll learn more
c) You’ll enjoy studying more
d) You’ll make lifelong friendships
e) a), b), and c)

e) a), b), and c)
To be an effective team leader, one must have:

a) In-depth knowledge of the problem to be solved or objective to be accomplished
b) The ability to take charge and make decisions independently
c) Proficiency at being a team builder
d) The willingness to step down if the team is not achieving its objectives
e) The support and backing of superiors

c) Proficiency at being a team builder
Self-efficacy is:

a) Your sense of worth
b) Your sense of competence
c) Your motivation to excel
d) Your productivity
e) All of the above

b) Your sense of competence
According to Nathaniel Branden, healthy self-esteem correlates with:

a) Inappropriate conformity
b) Rigidity
c) Willingness to admit mistakes
d) Rebelliousness
e) Defensiveness

c) Willingness to admit mistakes
One of the most significant positive aspects of being a college student is:

a) It will be over before you know it
b) It starts and stops
c) It is your ticket to the upper echelons of society
d) It requires sacrifice, which teaches you way more than your coursework
e) It gives you the opportunity to learn from the best minds in the country

b) It starts and stops
Most learning in math, science, and engineering comes from:

a) Studying at home or in the library
b) Reading and discussing the text
c) Solving problems
d) Attending class lectures
e) Taking advantage of one-on-one instruction during professors’ office hours

c) Solving problems
“No Deposit, No Return” means:

a) School costs lots of money
b) You have to return your bottles to recover your deposit
c) You will get out of school what you put in
d) Once you flunk out of college, you will not be able to get back in
e) All of the above

c) You will get out of school what you put in
The most important step in learning from reading is to:

a) Begin by speed reading as many pages as possible
b) Recite what you learned, preferably aloud
c) Glance over the concepts and get on to solving problems
d) Annotate concepts that stand out to you
e) Use different color highlighters to rank the relevance of ideas

b) Recite what you learned, preferably aloud
Which of the following is NOT characteristic of an effective team member?

a) Supports and helps the team leader to succeed
b) Subordinates self-interest on behalf of the team’s interest
c) Respects differences and diversity in team members
d) Communicates openly and honestly
e) Tries to impose ideas and directives

e) Tries to impose ideas and directives
Finding the proper balance between work and play is important to an engineering student because:

a) An imbalance often results in the failure to complete assignments on time
b) Students who work too much can feel deprived and lose their motivation
c) Engineering study comes more easily when a student strikes a “50/50” balance between work and play
d) Engineering students generally prefer work over play
e) Success in engineering practice requires a proper balance of work and play

b) Students who work too much can feel deprived and lose their motivation
The basic premise of “behavior modification” is:

a) People can change only if they get counseling to learn how to change
b) If we don’t like the feelings we are having, we can just change them
c) We choose our behaviors
d) We have little control over our actions
e) We need to be motivated if we want to change our behaviors

c) We choose our behaviors
“Productive behaviors” are those that:

a) Reflect hard work
b) Tend not to be enjoyable
c) Move us closer to our goal
d) Are often the surprising result of negative thoughts
e) Generally come naturally

c) Move us closer to our goal
“Priority management” means:

a) Do the things that are urgent
b) Do the things that are important
c) Do all the things on your “To Do” list
d) Do the easiest things first
e) Do the hardest things first

b) Do the things that are important