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The Psychology Of Innovation

Updated on 22 May, 2023

Mrinal Mandal

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You will appreciate this guide to the psychology of innovation reading answers  that will enable a better understanding of answering several types of IELTS questions. 

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Questions 1-4

Choose the correct letter, A, B, C or D.

Write the correct letter in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

 1. The example of the ‘million-dollar quartet’ underlines the writer’s point about

A. recognising talent.

B. working as a team.

C. having a shared objective.

D. being an effective leader.

 2. James Watson suggests that he and Francis Crick won the race to discover the DNA code because they

A. were conscious of their own limitations.

B. brought complementary skills to their partnership.

C. were determined to outperform their brighter rivals.

D. encouraged each other to realize their joint ambition.

3. The writer mentions competitions on breakfast cereal packets as an example of how to

A. inspire creative thinking.

B. generate concise writing.

C. promote loyalty to a group.

D. strengthen commitment to an idea.

4. In the last paragraph, the writer suggests that it is important for employees to

A. be aware of their company's goals.

B. feel that their contributions are valued.

C. have respect for their co-workers‟ achievements.

D. understand why certain management decisions are made.

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Questions 5-9

Complete each sentence with the correct ending, A-G, below.

Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 5-9 on your answer sheet

5. Employees whose values match those of their employers are more likely to _____

6. At times of change, people tend to _____

7. If people are aware of what they might lose, they will often _____

 8. People working under a dominant boss are liable to _____

 9. Employees working in organisations with few rules are more likely to_____

A take chances.
B share their ideas.
C become competitive.
D get promotion.
E avoid risk.
F ignore their duties.
G remain in their jobs.

Questions 10-14

Do the following statements agree with the claims of the writer in Reading Passage?

In boxes 10-14 on your answer sheet, write

YES if the statement agrees with the claims of the writer

NO if the statement contradicts the claims of the writer

NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this.

10. _____ The physical surroundings in which a person works play a key role in determining their creativity.

11. _____ Most people have the potential to be creative. 

12. _____  Teams work best when their members are of equally matched intelligence.

13. _____ It is easier for smaller companies to be innovative.

14. _____ A manager’s approval of an idea is more persuasive than that of a colleague.

Answer Table

1. C8. F
2. A9. B
3. D10. NO
4. B11. YES
7. A14. NO

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