Networking MCQs

Networking MCQs

Answer these 400+ Networking MCQs and assess your grip on the subject of Networking.
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1: True or false? Inviting colleagues to lunch can be an effective networking tool.

A.   True


2: If you only know someone through a social networking site like LinkedIn or Facebook, it's inappropriate to ask him or her for an in-person meeting.

A.   F

B.   T

A.   Once a year

B.   Every 3-4 months

C.   Several times a month

D.   Every week

4: What is the golden rule of networking?

A.   Talk for 15 minutes and exit conversation

B.   Let them ask all the questions

C.   Ask how you can help your contact

D.   Ask how your contact can help you

5: Which of the following is NOT commonly found on business cards?

A.   Twitter handle

B.   Cell phone number

C.   Home address

D.   Email address

6: Which of the following is the best definition of professional networking?

A.   Sending memos to your boss to keep him informed

B.   Relationship-building that exposes you to to a new interest

C.   A team-building practice inside your company

7: What is LinkedIn most commonly used for amongst entry-level employees?

A.   Industry networking

B.   Job search and networking with co-workers

C.   Keeping in touch

D.   None of these

8: Which of the following is a good icebreaker at a networking event?

A.   Hi, my name is John, and I work in public relations at Superhero PR. Which firm are you with?

B.   Wow, this room is packed. How many people do you think are here? Who knew there were so many people in PR in San Francisco?

C.   That campaign your company produced was amazing. I'd love to hear how you came up with the idea.

D.   All of these

A.   Be serious, and don’t reveal things about your personal life

B.   Change your personality to match the tone of the person with whom you're speaking

C.   Be the fun, life of the party everyone wants to talk to

D.   Be genuine- being yourself is best

10: What should you ask your contacts for when job hunting?

A.   To write your cover letter

B.   Advice and introductions

C.   A job

A.   False


12: Which of the following is an appropriate way to keep in touch with a contact you made while networking?

A.   Call them when you need a favor

B.   Email them an article you think they might be interested in with a quick message

C.   Call them during the work day to chat

D.   Email them with an update about your latest promotion

A.   Follow up that day with a quick email telling them about recent projects you've led

B.   Follow up that day with a quick email saying it was nice to meet them,

C.   Invite them out for a drink that day so you can tell them more about yourself

D.   Text them that day and invite them to your office by the end of the week

14: What is LinkedIn most commonly used for amongst Middle Management?

A.   Networking with their friends and family

B.   Keeping in touch and industry networking

C.   None of these

D.   Hiring new employees

15: Prior to attending a networking event, you should:

A.   Add everyone on the event list to your company newsletter

B.   Mail your business card to everyone on the list 

C.   Send a personalized email to everyone you want to meet

16: True or False? It is best to start networking when you are looking for a job and not before or after you are hired.

A.   True

B.   False

17: In a networking situation, when should you give the other person your business card?

A.   During the conversation

B.   Don't give them a card, contact them later

C.   At the beginning of the conversation

D.   At the end of the conversation

18: When meeting someone for the first time, what do you want to avoid?

A.   Asking them about their hobbies

B.   Complimenting them on their business card

C.   Asking for favors

D.   Offering to introduce them to one of your contacts

19: Which of the following is probably the worst networking question?

A.   How did you get involved in this line of work?

B.   What did you think of the last presentation?

C.   How long have you been in this industry?

D.   How much revenue did your company make last year?

20: At a networking event, you should:

A.   Talk to strangers and mingle with people you haven't met yet

B.   Make your rounds with a friend or colleague

C.   Spend the majority of the event with people you know well

D.   Wait for mutual contacts to introduce you to people you would be interested in speaking with

21: If you're applying for a position at a contact's company, you should ask:

A.   If you can use the contact's name in an email or phone call with the hiring manager

B.   What their starting salary was

C.   If they can pull a few strings

D.   If they will give you inside information on the hiring manager

22: After landing a job, what should you do?

A.   Cut off contact with your network because you don't need their help anymore

B.   Start replacing your network with new contacts from your new job

C.   Start reaching out to your network to try and set up a promotion

D.   Let your networking contacts know and thank them for their assistance

23: Which is an appropriate comment during a networking event.

A.   Wow, attendees went out of their way to wear their best outfits.

B.   That outfit really highlights your figure.

A.   Two people maximum. You don't want to miss anything important either one of them says

B.   Three or more if the people are your age or younger, one or two if they are older than you

C.   It's best to observe and not participate in conversations

D.   Four or more people whenever possible. The more contacts in a shorter time, the better

A.   Split up as soon as you arrive, but have a game plan to help each other when needed

B.   Stick together so you look more approachable

C.   Stick together so you can show how well you work with others

D.   Do a lap around the room together, and then go talk to the same person at the same time

26: At a networking event, you should open up a conversation with ________.

A.   questions about their career

B.   a statement about yourself and your business

C.   casual conversation

D.   a sales pitch

27: Which of the following is probably the best networking question?

A.   Did you just get here?

B.   What is your position title?

C.   How did you get started in this line of work?

D.   How much money do you make?

28: What is LinkedIn most commonly used for?

A.   Testing a job candidate's computer literacy

B.   Chatting with co-workers

C.   Industry networking

D.   Promoting businesses

29: If you become bored with the new person you are speaking with at a networking event, you should:

A.   Sigh heavily and audibly so they know you are no longer interested in talking

B.   Interrupt them and get away as quickly as you can

C.   When at an appropriate point in the conversation, smile and genuinely thank them for their time

D.   While they are talking, look around the room for someone else you know so that you can leave

30: At a networking event, it is generally best to ask _________ questions.

A.   exclamatory

B.   mysterious

C.   closed-ended

D.   open-ended

31: True or False? When attempting to connect with someone for the first time via social media, you should send them a long, detailed message.

A.   False

B.   True

32: True of false? Online social networks are not effective tools for formal business networking.


B.   False

33: True or false? If you cannot establish a contact in the first meeting, then it is a waste of time to keep building the relationship.


B.   False

34: After you get a business card from someone who can help you, you should ________.

A.   call them immediately to make sure they gave you a real number

B.   send them a pitch email that night.

C.   text them later that night

D.   record their information and contact them in a few days about potentially meeting

35: Which of the following is the best way to end a conversation at a networking event?

A.   May I have your contact info so we can schedule a time to finish this conversation?

B.   I'm actually job hunting now, can you help me get a job in marketing?

C.   What are you doing at your job? You need to work for me!

D.   Look me up on Facebook so we can chat later

36: True or false? Introducing your contacts to each other can help strengthen your personal network.

A.   True


37: What should you do immediately with a new contact's business card?

A.   Show it to other people you meet and encourage them to contact the person

B.   Memorize the contact information

C.   Write where you met them, a quick note of what you discussed, and how you can help them on the back of it

38: What is a good question to ask someone you're networking with?

A.   What advice would you give someone looking to start out in the business?

B.   How did you get involved in the _________ industry?

C.   All of these

D.   What types of projects are you working on?

39: True or False? At a networking event, you should listen more than you talk about yourself.

A.   False

B.   True

40: Thanking people who help you is one way to stand out from the crowd and get even more referrals from them.

A.   T

B.   F

41: When you meet someone you want to build a relationship with, it's best to:

A.   Give them your contact information

B.   Get their contact information

C.   Email them within 24 hours of meeting them

D.   All of these

42: When inviting someone to connect with you on LinkedIn, what is the appropriate etiquette?

A.   Follow up with a phone call immediately after

B.   Send a personal message reminding them where you met, or saying why you're adding them

C.   Send an invite every few days until they accept

D.   Use the pre-written message

43: What should you always bring to a networking event?

A.   A Wingman

B.   A Tie

C.   Business Cards

D.   A Colleague

44: True or False? Networking is an activity for young people at the beginning of their career, not for successful professionals.

A.   True

B.   False

45: Which of the following is an aspect of personal brand?

A.   Personality

B.   All of these

C.   Skills

D.   Social media presence

46: True or false? Twitter can be an effective networking tool.

A.   True


47: Is it appropriate to drink at a networking event?

A.   Yes, in moderation

B.   No

C.   Only if you order a drink for everyone you are talking to

48: Which of the following are inappropriate places for networking?

A.   Religious events

B.   Over dinner

C.   The gym

D.   None of these

49: To avoid seeming intrusive or presumptuous, you should offer to help contacts only when they specifically ask for your help.

A.   F

B.   T

50: True or false? The main goal of networking is to get as many questions answered as possible.


B.   False