Module 1

Dear Participant,

You have enrolled yourself for self assessment for your "Basic Concepts of Mentoring". Here are the questions to rate and assess yourself. Results will be made known only to you and our project's assessors, who will keep all your information and results at up most confidential and never share them with third parties.

Thank you for your participation!

The BeEurope Project Team

1. The original mentor in history was:

A) Aristotle
B) Plato
C) Telemachus
D) Odysseus
E) Socrates

2. Which of following statements is a false description of what mentoring is?:

A) Mentoring partnerships can be mutually beneficial and rewarding – on both professional and personal levels
B) Mentoring is a means for learning and developing
C) Mentoring is an opportunity to correct
someone’s personal behavior
D) Mentoring is a system of semi-structured guidance
E) Mentoring cultivates cross cultural understandings and the value of diversity

3. Which of the following definition is correct to mentor’s attitude?:

A) Takes action on behalf of mentees
B) Intervenes on behalf of mentees
C) Keeps the discussions with mentees confidential
D) Discusses the mentee with the other people
E) None of the above

4. Which of the following sentences is false as a mentor's responsibility?:

A) Take responsibility for drawing up mentee's own development plans
B) Agree and keep to a mentoring contract
C) Providing personal support, encouragement, hope, vision and guidance to mentee
D) Respecting mutually agreed time commitments
E) Allows the mentee to try new endeavors

5. Which of the following definition is false to mentoring for mentee?:

A) Can magically open doors and get the job
B) Can increase technical knowledge
C) Can develop as a person
D) Can develop career potential
E) Can learn new perspectives

6. Which of the following definition is true for mentor – mentee relationship?:

A) Mentoring partners should not be obligated to regularly meet
B) When a person volunteers for a partnership, she has an obligation regularly to meet
C) Successful mentoring really only starts spontaneously, naturally
D) Participants do not need to set specific rules in advance
E) Mentoring is  coaching or training

7. A mentoring relationship isn’t:

A) An active, learning one
B) Open but confidential
C) Purely patronage or sponsorship
D) A stretching, broadening experience for all parties
E) Includes an obligation to establish and communicate clear and realistic expectations

8. Which of the following is related to the emotional mentoring context?:

A) Sharing of professional wisdom and life skills
B) Sharing of work place skills
C) Wisdom of experienced practice
D) A gateway for applications to become a mentor or mentee
E) None of the above

9. Which one of the following statements is a true belief for mentors?:

A) The best teachers are always good students themselves
B) A mentor is someone who questions offers in another point of view
C) A mentor is someone who is a sounding board
D) A mentor  can help mentee to gain confidence, develop skills
E) All of the above

10. Which one of the followings is not one of the potential risks in mentoring relationship?:

A) Unrealistic expectations/unclear goals for the relationship
B) Obeying the confidentiality agreements
C) Over dependency
D) Mismatch between the mentor and mentee
E) None of the above

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