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Soft Skill Development - Week 6 Solutions

 Which part does education play in fostering creativity?

 (a) Incubation

 (b) Preparation

 (c) Illumination

 (d) Insight

1 point

The relationship between the “flying machine” and the modern-day aeroplane is one of

 (a) Free-association

 (b) Divergent thinking

 (c) Analytical thinking

 (d) Analogy

1 point

Consider the following statements.


A: Intelligence without attentiveness is akin to having an average car with a poor driver.

B: The destructive potential of intelligence can be channeled into creativity.

 (a) Both A and B are correct

 (b) Neither A nor B are correct

 (c) Only A is correct

 (d) Only B is correct

1 point

______ on earlier knowledge can potentially restrict creativity.

 (a) Dependence

 (b) Divergence

 (c) Fixation

 (d) None of the above

1 point

Red hat thinking is not relevant in ______.

 (a) Decision making

 (b) Creative writing

 (c) Problem solving

 (d) None of the above

1 point

Which of the following personality traits may be commonly found in creative people?


A: ability to remain comfortable with uncertainty

B: ability to accept failure

C: ability to hide negative aspects of their life

 (a) A and B

 (b) B and C

 (c) A

 (d) B

1 point

“Imported talent” syndrome

 (a) may result in a spurt of growth for the company with a surge in creative ideas

 (b) may demotivate the insiders of the company

 (c) may attract new talents from outside to take up creative roles

 (d) All of the above

1 point

The element of ________ in brainstorming encourages team members to think of preposterous and outrageous notions.

 (a) piggy-backing

 (b) non-judgement

 (c) freewheeling

 (d) choosing quantity over quality

1 point

Consider the following statements.


A: Attribute listing is where a new idea or product is formed after a reshuffling of the attributes of the existing idea.

B: Heuristic thinking shares a closer affinity to survival instinct than critical or analytical thinking.

 (a) Both A and B are correct

 (b) Neither A nor B are correct

 (c) Only A is correct

 (d) Only B is correct

1 point

Which of the following is not a false assumption that people have on creativity?

 (a) Horse for courses — there should be a dedicated team of idea generation because creativity is not everyone’s cup of tea

 (b) People who are good at generating new ideas need to be managed separately owing to their psychological proclivity towards disruptive activities

 (c) Strictly technical departments do not have much room for creativity

 (d) Some people may be low in innovation but everyone has a spark of creativity

1 point

Why is “mindmix” an important element for innovation?


A: Mixing ideas together always gives us new ideas

B: The left brain cannot process what the right brain can

C: Both the left brain and right brain are involved in idea production and analysis

 (a) A and C

 (b) A and B

 (c) B and C

 (d) C

1 point

Daydreaming about an issue as a reflective thinking skill does not have any relation with our ability of critical thinking that is rooted in the concrete reality.

 (a) True

 (b) False

1 point

Which of the following are elements of critical thinking?


A: focusses on a specific problem

B: takes more time than memory tasks

C: deploys multipronged analytical methods

D: bypasses reasoning

 (a) A, B and D

 (b) A and C

 (c) B and C

 (d) C and D

1 point

Key to long term learning is ______.

 (a) Teachers

 (b) Self-motivation

 (c) Self-reliance

 (d) All of the above

1 point

Looking through the eyes of a child induces us to be ____ and ____.

 (a) critical, curious

 (b) curious, observant

 (c) wondering, na├»ve

 (d) None of the above

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