Creative Approaches to Problem Solving 3rd Edition by Scott G. Isaksen – Test Bank
Creative Approaches to Problem Solving: A Framework for Innovation and Change, Third Edition
by Scott G. Isaksen, K. Brian Dorval, and Donald J. Treffinger
Instructor Support: Test File Chapter 4
Note: Bold type designates keyed correct response in all multiple-choice questions.
- In Generating Ideas your goal is to:
- Produce as many ideas as possible in five minutes or less.
- Produce many, new, and varied ideas to “stretch” your thinking.
- Focus on practical, useful ideas.
- Focus on ideas no one has ever thought of before.
- Generating Ideas is important because:
- It involves thinking of many, varied, and unusual ways to deal with the task or problem.
- Most ideas people think of on their own aren’t very creative.
- It forces everyone in the group to be creative.
- You generate a few remarkable ideas to impress other people.
- Brainstorming is:
- A problem-solving process.
- Another name for group discussion.
- A tool to use to generate many options.
- A good critical thinking strategy.
- When Generating Ideas, effective problem solvers are those who:
- Think of and state at least 100 ideas.
- Find the really good ideas by discussing each one as it is given.
- Let ideas flow naturally and make new connections.
- Focus on a few good ideas, not lots of ordinary ones.
- Which of these (may be more than one!) would be useful tools for generating many new ideas?
- Diagraphical analysis.
- Attribute Listing.
- Paired Comparison Analysis.
- Which of the following groups includes only Generating Tools:
- Forced fitting, morphological matrix, SCAMPER.
- Affirmative judgment, brainstorming, attribute listing..
- Evaluation matrix, morphological matrix, ALUo.
- Fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration.
- Which of the following statements is true about Generating Tools:
- they are used to analyze, refine, and develop ideas.
- they are all really different ways to brainstorm.
- they help you to come up with many, varied, or unusual options.
- they are tools that Explorers are better than Developers at using.
- Which of the following statements is true:
- using Generating Tools means that there’s no need for critical thinking.
- it is important to defer judgment, seek quantity, accept all ideas, and look for combinations when using Generating Tools.
- Generating Tools are the most important parts of CPS.
- it is not appropriate to use more than one Generating Tool when working on a task or problem.
- The purpose of identifying HITS in the Generating Ideas stage is to:
- Generate more data.
- Develop a specific plan of action.
- Begin focusing on ideas that have potential for development.
- Identify the best ideas and who generated them.
- When using the Targeting model for generating options, choosing tools depends on:
- The resource-group’s desire to have fun.
- The faciltator’s personal style preferences.
- The needs of the client and the task under consideration.
- The client’s preferred tool.
- Visually Identifying Relationships (VIR) is a generating tool that is likely to produce:
- Fewer but more exploratory ideas.
- Moderately exploratory and many developmental ideas.
- High-quality ideas for all situations.
- Many developmental ideas.
- Generating tools that lead to options more developmental in nature are well-suited for:
- Fundamental changes or “breakthrough” options.
- Options that improve existing structures or systems.
- Options that may initially be disruptive to systems.
- Options that require longer to implement.
- Which sequence of generating tools progresses from more developmental to more exploratory in the type of options produced:
- SCAMPER, Brainwriting, Asking How or How Else.
- Morphological Matrix, Brainstorming, Imagery Trek.
- Imagery Trek, VIR, Forced Fitting.
- Brainstorming, Brainwriting, Forced Fitting.
- Which stem is most appropriate for stimulating idea generation:
- Identify the options that really stand out…
- The options we should consider further are…
- How many good ideas do you think we can produce to…
- List as many ideas as you can imagine for…
- When beginning to work on Generating Ideas, you will already have which of these”
- At least one or two ideas that you believe are very good.
- A clearly defined problem statement to guide your search.
- A broad idea of your general goal.
- A definite sense of the criteria to use to evaluate your options.