FEMA IS-241.C Answers

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This course aims to improve participants’ decision-making skills. The objectives of the course are to enable participants to understand how pre-emergency decisions affect decision-making during an emergency, identify attributes of effective decision-makers, describe the problem-solving model and its steps, understand strategies for effective group decision-making, describe crisis decision-making and strategies for applying the problem-solving model, and understand ethical decision-making.

FEMA IS-241.C: Decision Making and Problem Solving Answers

The number and magnitude of decisions and problems that must be addressed during an emergency are a direct outgrowth of:Decisions that were or were not made during the planning process.
Which of the following techniques can be used to narrow options for increased decision-making effectiveness?Using weighted voting or multivoting techniques.
Which of the following practices can make a group’s decision-making process more effective?Promoting the use of groupthink.
Which of the following is an advantage of group decision-making?It provides a broader perspective.
The initial step of the six-step problem-solving model is to:Identify the problem.
Which of the following factors can impede decision-making in an incident?Fatigue and stress.
Group decision-making is a good approach when:There is time for deliberation and consensus building.
Which of the following is a limitation of group decision-making?It may get bogged down by overanalysis or influenced by haste.
When selecting an alternative, choose the one that comes closest to solving the problem with:The most advantages and fewest disadvantages.
Individual decision-making is a good approach when:The leader has enough expertise to make a good decision.
The steps of the analytical problem-solving model include: identifying the problem, _, selecting alternatives, implementing a solution, and evaluating the situation.Explore alternatives
The analytical problem-solving model helps minimize impediments to:A common operating picture.
Under stress decision-makers are more likely to:Exhibit poor judgment.
Having a problem-solving model is what?More effective in emergency situations.
Which of the following is a limitation of group decision-making?It requires adequate time and good leadership to be successful.


  1. IS-241.C: Decision Making and Problem Solving

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