25 Marketing Multiple Choice Questions
1. As a market researcher for a cable television company seeking to determine the number of multi-dwelling buildings in a selected neighborhood, your
best chance of acquiring this information quickly would be
a. census information available on the Internet.
b. the local Better Business Bureau.
c. interviews with neighborhood leaders.
d. the local Chamber of Commerce.
e. an aerial survey of surrounding neighborhoods.
2. Everyday low pricing is a strategy devoted to continuous low prices as
a. seasonal changes in prices based on current demand.
b. purely cost-based prices that vary as the manufacturer's costs vary.
c. relying on short-term price-cutting tactics such as cents-off coupons,
rebates, and special sales.
d. prices that are set daily, weekly, or monthly in reaction to
e. prices based on what the firm feels the market will bear.
3. In order to implement customer relations management, there must be
a. a top-down commitment permeating every aspect of a firm's business.
b. a certain minimum size for the firm -- tiny firms just can't do it.
c. the recognition that individual firms can do this by themselves
without regard to their relationships with other firms or their
d. certain limits to a firm's operational size -- a company with far-flung
operations is not in a position to apply this technique.
e. the precedent of some other firm in the industry having done so.
4. Which of the following statements is correct?
a. Marketing is the term used to refer only to the sales function within
b. Marketing managers usually don't get involved in production or
c. Marketing is an activity that considers only the needs of the
organization, not the needs of society as a whole.
d. Marketing is the process of planning and executing the conception,
pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, services,
organizations, and events to create and maintain relationships that
will satisfy individual and organizational objectives.
e. Marketing is the term used to refer only to the advertising function
within a firm.
5. In recognition of the importance of the social-cultural environment in
marketing decision making, many firms have created a new position tostudy the social environment's effect on their organization. The title of this
position is typically
a. manager of public policy research.
b. government effects officer.
c. intellectual property manager.
d. director of norms and standards.
e. chief information officer.
6. Because personal selling is taking on a more prominent role in the corporate
marketing mix, selling today
a. requires fewer and less intensive communication skills than
b. involves more use of communications and computer technologies.
c. has become a less attractive career for college graduates.
d. offers fewer job prospects for those who wish to enter the profession.
e. places greater focus on short-term persuasion, with less emphasis on
consultation and problem solving.
7. This retailing format, averaging 300,000 square feet in size, seeks to offer a
combination of shopping, entertainment, and restaurants in an attractive
environment preserving the intimacy of neighborhood retailing.
a. Such a shopping center is known as a power center.
b. A facility of this magnitude is called a national mall.
c. This type of facility is known as a lifestyle center.
d. Most such centers are now known as downtowns.
e. This describes the earliest type of planned shopping center, the linear strip.
8. When brands are difficult to categorize or evaluate and significant effort is required to analyze purchase alternatives, the type of consumer problem
solving that typically results is
a. research analysis.
b. extensive analysis buying.
c. limited problem solving.
d. extended problem solving.
e. evaluative problem solving.
9. Which of the following statements is most true about U.S. Internet users?
a. African Americans are three times more likely to be Internet users
than Americans of Asian or Pacific Island origin.
b. People in Alaska, New Hampshire, and Colorado are among the least
likely to use the Internet.
c. Low income rural dwellers account for less than three percent of
d. Caucasian Americans typically use the Internet only at work.
e. The median age of Internet users is expected to decline in the future.
10.The idea that a large percent of a product's sales revenues come from a
relatively small, loyal group of its purchasers is the
a. true blue syndrome.
b. cohort effect.
c. 80/20 principle.
d. purchase aggregation basis.
e. traditional believers effect.
11.A product which has achieved the status of brand insistence
a. moves from the unknown to the known category, increasing its
probability of purchase.
b. has the advantage of being preferred to other products, but only if it
c. must be price competitive if it is to keep its status.
d. must have a distinctive "identity character" like the Pillsbury
e. has achieved a monopoly position with its consumers.
12.When marketing partners share the cost of a promotional campaign that
meets their mutual needs, the general term for the activity is
a. mutual support.
b. cross promotion.
c. spending push money.
d. trading promotion.
e. partnership advertising.
13.Television advertising that suggests that consumers take a proactive role in
family health care by requesting that their physicians prescribe specific
medications they see advertised raises issues of ethics in
a. product strategy.
b. price strategy.
c. packaging strategy.
d. distribution strategy.
e. promotion strategy.
14.All of the following statements about the FTAA are correct except
a. the NAFTA nations would become members of the FTAA.
b. the FTAA would be the largest free trade zone in the world.
c. the FTAA would include nations from North, Central, and South
d. the FTAA would include nations from North and South America and
e. the 2004 free trade agreement between the U.S. and Chile was a step
toward a comprehensive FTAA.
15.A company's buying center encompasses
a. a group of people formally assigned to participate in the buying
b. formally designated gatekeepers, deciders, and buyers.
c. everyone who is involved in any aspect of its buying action.
d. a designated buying team that oversees the entire process of
e. the purchasing task force that professionally buys hard goods and
16.Showroom retailers are able to offer low prices as a result of
a. larger physical location.
b. inexpensive warehouse space, reduced shoplifting losses, and long-
c. high volume of perishable items.
d. quick purchase process because of a large number of service
e. offering a very small number of high volume items.
17.All of the following statements concerning Internet retailers are correct
a. Internet retailers have been one of the most uniformly successful
classes of businesses on the Internet.
b. Retailers that combine an online operation with a physical storeoperation have generally been more successful than purely Internet
c. Internet retailers have suffered significantly from the dot.com bust,
with many failing.
d. Internet retailers usually maintain little or no inventory, ordering
directly from vendors to fill orders they receive via their Web sites.
e. Retailers of tangible goods are plentiful on the Internet, but retailers
of services are nonexistent.
18.The gap between what customers expect and what they receive when
dealing with a firm is
a. related to the price they paid for something, not its quality.
b. always positive because the higher of the two values is counted first.
c. impossible to measure because it's subjective, not objective.
d. one measure of their satisfaction with a firm and its products.
e. one of the traditional methods of testing new products.
19.In SWOT analysis, a "vulnerability" occurs when
a. internal organizational weaknesses prevent taking advantage of an
b. environmental threats attack organizational weaknesses.
c. organizational strengths grasp opportunities.
d. environmental threats are posed to organizational strengths.
e. organizational strengths prevent improving environmental
20.In an integrated marketing communications program, which of the
following is not one of the ways in which a customer may have contact with
a. direct mail
b. personal letters from competitors
c. personal selling
d. Internet messages
e. media advertising
21.Which of the following statements about the international aspects of
distribution strategy is true?
a. Transportation systems and warehousing facilities may be
unavailable or of poor quality in a given foreign market.
b. Switzerland's train system, the Volksbahn, is of especially poor
c. Because of different cultural approaches to business, international marketers should avoid local distributors.
d. Europeans have never responded to direct-by-television sales efforts.
e. Distribution in a foreign country is best handled by government
agencies rather than left to the discretion of an individual firm.
22.Of the following, which of the following would most likely be the factor having the greatest influence on the decision to buy a homogeneous
a. the product's style
b. the store's name and reputation
c. the brand name of the product
d. the price and perceived value of the product
e. uniqueness of the product
23.Demand is said to be inelastic when
a. the demand curve and the supply curve do not cross.
b. total cost and total revenue are equal at all levels of demand.
c. the calculated elasticity of demand is less than 1.
d. the calculated elasticity of demand is greater than 1.
e. the calculated elasticity of demand is equal to 1.
24.Profit maximization is
a. a volume pricing objective.
b. not a pricing objective.
c. determined by the point at which the marginal revenue curve
intersects the marginal cost curve.
d. achieved by most firms in the marketplace.
e. the addition to total costs balanced by the increase in total quantity
25.Examples of products having target markets differentiated by age group are
a. headache and cold remedies.
b. nostalgic products and retro toys like Sock Monkey.
c. cookies, candies, and baking goods.
d. automotive motor oil and gasoline.
e. tissue, paper towels, and plastic utensils.
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