12. The members of the group for the discussion on the Army's promotion
policy are all experienced personnel technicians.
In planning how
to start the discussion, the discussion leader should consider not
only the group's knowledge of the topic, but also--
A. Its knowledge of discussion techniques.
B. The complexity of the subject matter.
C. Its interest in discussing the topic.
D. Its understanding of the discussion's purpose.
13. Which one of the following does not normally appear in a small-group
A. Discussion's purpose.
B. Background information.
C. Drill-type questions.
D. Concluding remarks.
14. The members of your discussion group are beginning to bring up
irrelevant and unimportant points.
Because questions can be used
tactfully to guide discussion, which one of the following questions
would you use to suggest to the group that the discussion is
A. "We're way off the track. How about getting back to business?"
B. "How much importance do you think we should attach to these
points of view?"
C. "Has anyone given any thought to...?"
D. "Is there anything to be gained by further delay?"
15. When you arrange the physical facilities for your group discussion,
you should make sure you do not--
A. Provide an informal setting for the participants.
B. Arrange seating so participants can see each other.
C. Seat yourself apart from the group.
D. Arrange visual aids for easy viewing.
16. When opening the meeting of your discussion group, you tell a
humorous story appropriate to the topic.
Your major purpose in
telling the story is to--
A. Motivate the group.
B. Stimulate members' thinking.
C. Disclose the discussion's purpose.
D. Put the group at ease.