Bas 282 principles of marketing mcqs

Question 1
1. Subaru of America targeted outdoor enthusiasts when it added an outdoor life section to its Web site, organized by area of interest. The site will serve as a platform for co-marketing and promotional programs and will allow Subaru to gather most overt and covert information. Which of the following provides the most likely reason why Subaru has added this section to its site?
 
 to create cognitive dissonance
 
 to reduce problems associated with cultural diversity
 
 to increase the effectiveness of its channels of distribution
 
 to lessen the importance of customer service
 
 to design more targeted marketing communications
4 points  
Question 2
1. Blood ServicesAs flextime, consulting, telecommuting, and downsizing make it more difficult for people to donate blood at the workplace, Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services has launched a CRM marketing campaign to boost awareness and repeat donations. Early in the campaign it went to its listings of previous donors and pulled out those with birthdays in February, March, and April. These donors were sent a birthday card with the greeting, “On the anniversary of your life, would you consider saving another’s life?”
Refer to Blood Services. The organization developed a _____ list of donors to receive birthday cards.
 
 compiled
 
 benefit-based
 
 response
 
 feedback
 
 proactive
4 points  
Question 3
1. Which of the following is a guideline for a successful CRM system?
 
 Customer information is not retained past the initial contact with the customer.
 
 Intuition and experience must define the products provided by the organization.
 
 The product takes center stage in the organization.
 
 Customer information is kept in a centralized repository.
 
 All of these are guidelines for a successful CRM system.
4 points  
Question 4
1. Which of the following statements about a CRM system is true?
 
 A critical component of a CRM system is the use of the appropriate technology to store and integrate customer data.
 
 A CRM system operates on the theory that all customers are equally important.
 
 Due to privacy laws, a CRM system only disseminates customer information to those who are actually in day-to-day contact with customers.
 
 A company using a CRM system must view its customers as bits of data.
 
 All of these statements about a CRM system are true.
4 points  
Question 5
1. CRM concerns many Americans because:
 
 of the large number of people who must be served
 
 not all customers have access to CRM marketing
 
 of the potential for invasion of privacy
 
 of the aggressive nature of marketers that use CRM
 
 of the expense to consumers
4 points  
Question 6
1. Les Ailes de la Mode, a Quebec retailer, offers its customers Les Ailes MasterCard. The card is connected to a points program that offers one point for every $20 of purchases on the card and triple that on purchases made at Les Ailes. It also incorporates an electronic chip, through which a $10 coupon is awarded to each member every month via the electronic gift card (on purchases of $10 or more every month). Card members also receive free subscriptions to the retailer’s Les Ailes magazine. This shows how CRM can be used:
 
 to retain loyalty
 
 in mass marketing
 
 to increase knowledge about the competition
 
 to create transactional relationships
 
 to develop a compiled list
4 points  
Question 7
1. Hattie is a thirty-something executive. When she went to the phone to place a catalog order for a humidor for her father, she was pleased when the operator suggested that she might also be interested in a subscription to a magazine targeted to cigar lovers. The operator was using _____–a method commonly used to leverage customer information.
 
 data mining
 
 cross-selling
 
 trading up
 
 database enhancement
 
 a database channel
4 points  
Question 8
1. Blood ServicesAs flextime, consulting, telecommuting, and downsizing make it more difficult for people to donate blood at the workplace, Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services has launched a CRM marketing campaign to boost awareness and repeat donations. Early in the campaign it went to its listings of previous donors and pulled out those with birthdays in February, March, and April. These donors were sent a birthday card with the greeting, “On the anniversary of your life, would you consider saving another’s life?”
Refer to Blood Services. The organization’s decision to use CRM marketing means it will:
 
 use the CRM process as a strategy
 
 focus on highly defined and precise customer groups
 
 revert to a market aggregation strategy
 
 no longer look for new donors
 
 create competitive functional areas
4 points  
Question 9
1. Sizzlin’ ShineSandy Tappan owns an automobile detailing business called Sizzlin’ Shine. Her goal is to outperform other auto shops by specializing in detailing services. Her shop doesn’t do any mechanical or collision repair work. Tappan prices her detailing service higher than her competition because she uses only the best materials, and they cost more than the materials used by her competitors. Her goal is to maximize profits.
Refer to Sizzlin’ Shine. Sizzlin’ Shine’s customers can judge the quality of the detailing services on their automobiles only after driving them for a period of time and seeing how the shine holds under various driving conditions. Customers can use _____ to evaluate the service.
 
 cognitive perception
 
 experience qualities
 
 search qualities
 
 credence qualities
 
 heterogeneous features
4 points  
Question 10
1. Sizzlin’ ShineSandy Tappan owns an automobile detailing business called Sizzlin’ Shine. Her goal is to outperform other auto shops by specializing in detailing services. Her shop doesn’t do any mechanical or collision repair work. Tappan prices her detailing service higher than her competition because she uses only the best materials, and they cost more than the materials used by her competitors. Her goal is to maximize profits.
Refer to Sizzlin’ Shine. When a customer first patronizes Sizzlin’ Shine’s complete detailing service, he or she receives a handwritten thank-you note and a coupon for the next visit from Sandy Tappan. The thank-you note and coupon represent:
 
 functional stimuli
 
 tangible cues
 
 prestige prompts
 
 intangible cues
 
 manipulation tactics
4 points  
Question 11
1. Gifts in Kind International is a nonprofit organization that gathers new and used merchandise and distributes it to charities nationwide. Traditional promotional tools may be inadequate to motivate its target markets because of:
 
 nonprofit product volunteer policies
 
 the absence of consumer involvement
 
 lack of prices for the products
 
 direct distribution
 
 infrequent use of target markets
4 points  
Question 12
1. If a hospital measured the service quality of its physician care in terms of the total number of people who were attended to–even if patients appeared to want more individualized care–the hospital would be exhibiting a gap between:
 
 what customers want and what management thinks customers want
 
 the service quality specifications and the service that is actually provided
 
 what the company provides and what the customer is told it provides
 
 what management thinks customers want and the quality specifications management develops to provide the service
 
 the service customers receive and the service they want
4 points  
Question 13
1. Boutique HotelsIn an industry where guests are tired of cookie cutter hotels, some consumers are looking for personalized service, which can be found in boutique hotels. Boutique hotels cater to their guests’ sense of their personal image as being discriminating, more sophisticated, and more hip. Frequently, these guests don’t want to be where the crowds are. This is a small but growing market niche. There are no generally recognized rules for boutique hotels, but they tend to be small and service oriented, with high-style decor and top-notch restaurants. Employees are called cast members. Amenities include cordless phones, CD players, Aveda brand bath and hair products, and down comforters and pillows.
Refer to Boutique Hotels. Boutique hotels not only call their employees cast members, but they compete for their talent, provide them with all the training needed, stress teamwork, and give employees freedom to make decisions. In order to provide the level of service guests require, boutique hotels need to engage in _____ marketing.
 
 interactive
 
 relationship
 
 internal
 
 nonprofit
 
 affiliation
4 points  
Question 14
1. Western Union has 225,000 locations where clients can receive money in 196 countries. Because a person can send money from a small town in Georgia to a small town in Mexico without worrying, Western Union has a high degree of _____ quality.
 
 observation
 
 survey
 
 experience
 
 research
 
 credence
4 points  
Question 15
1. Which of the following services is an example of possession processing?
 
 a theatrical performance
 
 an X-ray of a broken bone
 
 an advertising agency
 
 marriage counseling
 
 heating system repair
4 points  
Question 16
1. Determining costs can be extremely difficult for a service provider that has adopted a(n) _____ pricing objective and may limit the usefulness of the objective.
 
 market-share-oriented
 
 operations-oriented
 
 revenue-oriented
 
 patronage-oriented
 
 break-even
4 points  
Question 17
1. A business professional from The Center for Retailing at Morehead University has been donating several hours of consulting time to local nonprofit organizations each month. This could be expected to provide the center with all of the following benefits EXCEPT:
 
 community approval
 
 goodwill
 
 immediate financial gain
 
 personal contacts
 
 personal satisfaction
4 points  
Question 18
1. Unilever advertises its Impulse Body Spray worldwide by using the same “boy meets girl” ad campaign no matter where it wants to market its product. This is an example of a(n) _____ strategy.
 
 product and message extension
 
 market substitution
 
 product adaptation
 
 one product, one message
 
 one product, multiple messages
4 points  
Question 19
1. Which of the following statements about the European Union (EU) is true?
 
 The EU creates a single Europroduct for a generic Euroconsumer.
 
 The EU removes all internal trade barriers and standardizes regulations in European countries for easier trade.
 
 The EU can correctly be called the “United States of Europe” because all European voters have agreed to these changes.
 
 The existence of the EU eliminates protectionist movements by United Europe against the Japanese and the United States.
 
 None of these statements about the EU is true.
4 points  
Question 20
1. Once a firm has decided on which method to use to enter a global market and evaluated the various external variables, it is ready to create a marketing mix. The first step in creating the global marketing mix is to:
 
 create a new product
 
 select the method of promotion
 
 collect and analyze market research information
 
 set pricing policies
 
 decide whether product modification is necessary
4 points  
Question 21
1. The National Corn Growers Association, the American Corn Growers Association, the Farm Bureau, and the Renewable Fuels Association are opposing efforts by House leaders and the Bush administration to suspend import taxes on ethanol imported from Brazil to supposedly bring down prices of the alternative fuel. These taxes are examples of:
 
 boycotts
 
 quotas
 
 tariffs
 
 exchange controls
 
 embargoes
4 points  
Question 22
1. When IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings retailer, first entered the Japanese market, it failed. It was more successful in its second try because it was aware of the need to adapt its furnishings to fit the smaller Japanese homes. It success on its second foray into Japan was based on its ability to give the Japanese consumer what he or she needed without abandoning its product strategy. IKEA had to adopt a _____ strategy.
 
 product substitution
 
 market differentiation
 
 message adaptation
 
 product invention
 
 product adaptation
4 points  
Question 23
1. The pricing component of the global marketing mix is:
 
 the same in domestic and foreign markets
 
 fairly simplistic due to the strength of the U.S. dollar abroad
 
 the easiest element to implement successfully
 
 complicated by product penetration strategies
 
 a complex matter due to tariffs, exchange rates, and government regulations
4 points  
Question 24
1. Which of the following statements about the political environment is true?
 
 A recession is part of the political environment.
 
 A country is either socialistic or capitalistic, but never both.
 
 The countries with the least across-the-board regulations and political structures foster the strongest economies.
 
 The European Union is purely an economic arrangement and has no political impact on marketing.
 
 All of these statements about the political environment are true.
4 points  
Question 25
1. Petroleum shortages have resulted in all of the following EXCEPT:
 
 the creation of huge amounts of wealth for oil-producing countries such as Norway and Saudi Arabia
 
 the inability of oil-producing nations to service foreign debts when prices go up
 
 the ability of some countries such as Mexico and Venezuela to borrow heavily against oil reserves to develop more rapidly
 
 inflation in oil-dependent nations and transfer of wealth to oil-producing nations
 
 recognition by the United States and other industrialized countries of their heavy dependence on petroleum

 

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