MKT 421 Final Exam 9
MKT 421 Final Exam 9
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MKT/421 Final Exam Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm 1) For Tesla, a new firm that makes an electric sports car, estimating how many competitors will make electric vehicles and what kinds they will make, is: A. An example of the micromacro dilemma. B. One of the universal functions of innovation. C . A part of marketing. D. A production activity. 2) Predicting what types of bicycles different customers will want and deciding which of these customers the business will try to satisfy are activities a firm should do as part of A . Marketing. B. Production. C. Making goods or performing services. D. A command economy. 3) Which of the following statements best describes the modern view of marketing? A. Marketing is concerned with generating a single exchange between a firm and a customer. B. The job of marketing is to get rid of whatever the company is producing. C . Marketing begins with anticipating potential customer needs. D. Marketing should take over production, accounting, and financial services within a firm. 4) Professional Dental Supply has been successfully selling dental instruments to dentists for the past 20 years, and has developed strong customer relations. When Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm 19) ______________ is the process of naming broad productmarkets and then segmenting these broad productmarkets in order to select target markets and develop suitable marketing mixes. A . Market segmentation B. Diversification C. Mass marketing D. Market positioning 20) The process of naming broad productmarkets and then segmenting them in order to select target markets and develop suitable marketing mixes is called: A . Market segmentation. B. Market development. C. Market penetration. D. Market research. 21) Clustering techniques applied to segmenting markets A . Usually require computers to group people based on data from market research. B. Remove the need for managerial judgment. C. Eliminate the need for marketing managers to specify in advance what dimensions might be relevant for grouping consumers. D. All of the above are true. 22) A ______________ is an organized way of continually gathering and analyzing data to Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm get information to help marketing managers make ongoing decisions. A. Marketing model B. Marketing research project C . Marketing information system D. Marketing research department 23) Procedures that develop and analyze new information to help marketing managers make decisions are called: A. Operational planning. B. Analytical research. C. Strategy planning. D . Marketing research. 24) ________________ ________________ utilizes qualitative and quantitative analysis procedures to help marketing managers make more informed decisions. A. Marketing processing. B. Marketing structure. C. Marketing planning. D . Marketing research. 25) The part of the relevant population that is surveyed by a researcher is called the: Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. Focal group. B. Target population. C. Representative group. D . Sample. 26) One of the major disadvantages of the focus group interview approach is that A . It is difficult to measure the results objectively. B. It is difficult to get indepth information about the research topic. C. Ideas generated by the group cannot be tested later with other research. D. There is no interviewer, so the research questions may not be answered. 27) Marketing research which seeks structured responses that can be summarized is called: A . Quantitative research. B. Qualitative research. C. Focus group research. D. Situation analysis research. 28) The attitudes and behavior patterns of people are part of the A . Social and cultural environment. B. Competitive environment. Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A . Social and cultural environment. C. Political environment. D. Firm's resources and objectives. 29) A small manufacturing firm has just experienced a rapid drop in sales. The marketing manager thinks that he knows what the problem is and has been carefully analyzing secondary data to check his thinking. His next step should be to: A. Develop a formal research project to gather primary data. B . Conduct informal discussion with outsiders, including intermediaries, to see if he has correctly defined the problem. C. Conduct an experiment. D. Develop a hypothesis and predict the future behavior of sales. 30) Which of the following statements about consumer products is true? A. Shopping products are those products for which customers usually want to use routinized buying behavior. B. Specialty products are those that customers usually are least willing to search for. C. Convenience products are those that customers want to buy at the lowest possible price. D . Unsought products are not shopped for at all. 31) The first step in market segmentation should be: Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. Evaluating what segment(s) you currently serve. B. Finding a demographic group likely to use your products. C. Deciding what new product you could develop. D . Defining some broad productmarkets where you may be able to operate profitably. 32) Which is the first step in market segmentation? A. Clustering people with similar needs into a market segment. B. Finding one or two demographic characteristics to divide up the whole mass market. C . Naming a broad productmarket of interest to the firm. D. Evaluating market segments to determine if they are large enough. 33) ______________ is the process of naming broad productmarkets and then segmenting these broad productmarkets in order to select target markets and develop suitable marketing mixes. A. Strategic planning B . Market segmentation C. Mass marketing D. Market positioning 34) Which of the following is a DEMOGRAPHIC segmenting dimension? Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. Brand familiarity. B. Rate of use. C. Type of problem solving. D . Family life cycle. 35) Tom and Sally Jones are preparing to purchase a new car. He currently has a Toyota Camry and she has a Honda Accord. They now have two children under age 5, so they plan to trade in Sally's car to purchase a minivan. Sally and Tom decided on a Honda Odyssey because Sally is familiar with Hondas and thinks they are very reliable. In this purchase situation, Tom and Sally's family life cycle stage is a _____________ segmentation dimension, and the benefit Sally seeks (reliability) is a _____________ segmentation dimension. A . Demographic; behavioral. B. Geographic; demographic. C. Geographic; behavioral. D. Demographic; geographic. 36) Which of the following is NOT one of the text's product life cycle stages? A . Market penetration B. Market maturity C. Market introduction D. Market growth Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm 37) An industry's sales have leveled off and profits are declining in oligopolistic competition. Consumers see competing products as homogeneous. Several firms have dropped out of the industry, but a new one entered recently. Firms in the industry are trying to avoid pricecutting by spending on persuasive advertising. These firms are competing in which stage of the product life cycle? A . Market maturity B. Market growth C. Market development D. Market introduction 38) Regarding product life cycles, which of the following is NOT true? A . The level of promotion usually decreases in market maturity because there is less revenue to cover the cost. B. Industry profits are likely to level off or decline before sales level off. C. Many close substitutes are usually competing in the market maturity stage. D. It is usually expensive for a new firm to enter in the market maturity stage. 39) Cargill, Inc. is finally earning a profit on the unique product it introduced 6 months ago. Cargill's advertising is both informative and persuasive. Much money is being spent on Place development. There is little price competition, although several competitors have come out with reasonable imitations. Total industry sales and profits are both rising. In which stage of the product life cycle is Cargill operating? A. Market introduction B . Market growth C. Sales decline D. Market maturity Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. Market introduction 40) Typically the _____ is responsible for building good distribution channels and implementing place policies. A . Sales manager B. Public relations manager C. Advertising manager D. Human resources manager 41) SGCA is having a sales contest to encourage retailers to quickly reduce the inventory of SuperGamer computers. Retailers with the highest sales during the next month win an expense paid trip to a special dealer meeting at a resort in Hawaii. This is A. An example of cooperative advertising. B. Probably illegal because it might encourage price competition among retailers. C . The type of promotion that continues to impact sales even after the promotion is over. D. An example of a producer using sales promotion in the channel. 42) Price reductions given to channel members to encourage them to advertise or otherwise promote a firm's products locally are: A. Brokerage allowances. B . Advertising allowances. C. Quantity discounts. Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. Brokerage allowances. D. Push money allowances. 43) Nantucket Hammocks, Inc. uses dealer incentives, discounts, and sales contests in order to encourage retailers to give special attention to selling its products. Nantucket Hammocks is using A. A corporate channel system. B . Pushing. C. Exclusive distribution. D. Dual distribution. 44) American Tourister, Inc.—a producer of luggage—is planning to introduce a new product line. The marketing manager is having her sales force call on retailers to explain American Tourister's consumer advertising plans, the unique features of the new luggage, how the distributors can best promote it, and what sales volume and profit margins they can reasonably expect. This is an example of: A. Intensive distribution. B . A pushing policy. C. A pulling policy. D. Selective distribution. 45) A producer using very aggressive promotion to get final consumers to ask intermediaries for a new product has: Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. A target marketing policy. B. A pushing policy. C . A pulling policy D. A selective distribution policy. 46) Positioning analysis A. Is not a productoriented approach. B. Shows that managers and customers usually view present brands similarly. C. Helps managers understand the actual characteristics of their products. D . Is a visual aid to understanding a productmarket. 47) Quality Ceramic, Inc. (QCI) defined five submarkets within its broad productmarket. To obtain some economies of scale, QCI decided NOT to offer each of the submarkets a different marketing mix. Instead, it selected two submarkets whose needs are fairly similar, and is counting on promotion and minor product differences to make its one basic marketing mix appeal to both submarkets. QCI is using the A. Single target market approach B. Mass marketing approach. C . Combined target market approach. D. Multiple target market approach. 48) Which of the following statements about positioning is NOT TRUE? Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. It refers to how customers think about proposed or present brands in a market. B. It helps marketing managers know how customers view the firm's offering. C. It often makes use of techniques such as perceptual mapping. D . Positioning issues are especially important when competitors in a market are very dissimilar. 49) When a company grows globally, this is an example of: A . Product development. B. Market penetration. C. Market development D. Diversification. 50) Which of the following is NOT a trend affecting marketing strategy planning in the area of international marketing? A. More attention to exporting by small companies. B . Decreasing role of airfreight. C. Tensions between have and havenot cultures. D. Global communication over the Internet. 51) A _____ is a market with very similar needs and sellers offering various close substitute ways of satisfying those needs. Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. Standard market B . Productmarket C. Generic market D. Target market 52) Identify the incorrect statement about sales promotions. A. Sales promotions can be used as tools to overcome consumer price resistance. B. The availability of more ad agencies and specialists has spurred growth in sales promotions. C . Sales promotions have increased because of competition in emerging markets. D. Changes in technology have made sales promotions more efficient. 53) It is usually the _________ job, perhaps with help from specialists in technology, to decide what types of sales technology tools are needed and how they will be used. A. Procurement manager's B. Marketing executive's C . Sales manager's D. Purchasing manager's 54) Which of the following is a key trend affecting marketing strategy planning? Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. Slower newproduct development. B. Less use of technology in personal selling. C. Senior and ethnic submarkets are getting smaller. D . Growth of marketing information systems. 55) Which of the following statements about ethical behavior in business is true? A. The legal environment sets the maximum standards of ethical behavior. B . The legal environment sets the minimum standards of ethical behavior C. The legal environment sets the highest standards of ethical behavior. D. The legal environment sets the normative standards of ethical behavior. 56) Many Internet sites, such as Autobytel.com and Edmunds.com, have extensive information about the prices of new and used vehicles that anyone can use for free. In light of the availability of this information, what is the responsibility of consumers to use it? A . Consumers have a responsibility to use the information and be smarter customers. B. Consumers can use it, but should not feel a responsibility to do so. C. Consumers should not use it because it gives them an unfair advantage over car dealers. D. Consumers should not trust any information they receive from any source except the government. 57) The future poses many challenges for marketing managers because: Progress: (0/57) Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05 Confirm A. The marketing concept has become obsolete. B. It is marketing managers who have full responsibility to preserve our macro marketing system. C . New technologies are making it easier to abuse consumers' rights to privacy. D. Social responsibility applies only to firms—not to consumers
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