20 MCQ on Concept, Nature, and Scope of Philanthropy
1. What is philanthropy?
A. The act of giving money to individuals in need
B. The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed through acts of kindness or charity
C. The act of investing in businesses for financial gain
D. The act of buying and selling goods for profit
2. Which of the following is a key characteristic of philanthropy?
A. Selfish intent
B. Promoting public welfare
C. Financial gain
D. Competitive advantage
3. What is the primary purpose of philanthropy?
A. Financial gain
B. Promoting public welfare and social good
C. Generating profit for businesses
D. Enhancing personal reputation
4. Philanthropy can involve:
A. Only monetary donations
B. Volunteering time and skills
C. Monetary donations and volunteering time and skills
D. Business investments
5. Which sector is often associated with philanthropic activities?
A. Non-profit sector
B. Government sector
C. Private sector
D. Public sector
6. Which term refers to the act of giving money, goods, or time to those in need without expecting anything in return?
D. Business investment
7. What distinguishes philanthropy from charity?
A. Philanthropy involves providing long-term support, while charity is short-term aid
B. Philanthropy only involves monetary donations, while charity includes various forms of assistance
C. Philanthropy is always anonymous, while charity is not
D. Philanthropy is a synonym for charity
8. The root word "philanthropia" in philanthropy comes from which language?
9. Philanthropy often involves addressing which types of issues?
A. Social, environmental, and health-related
B. Economic and financial
C. Technological and scientific
D. Political and military
10. What is the scope of philanthropy?
A. Addressing societal issues and needs through various forms of giving
B. Focusing on generating profit for businesses
C. Providing short-term aid during emergencies
D. Supporting political campaigns
11. Which term refers to an organized effort to promote the welfare of others and the common good?
12. Which of the following is a key aspect of philanthropy?
A. Seeking personal gain
B. Addressing societal issues and needs
C. Engaging in competitive activities
D. Pursuing individual interests only
13. What is the primary motivation behind philanthropic actions?
A. Financial gain
B. Altruism and a desire to make a positive impact
C. Personal satisfaction
D. Gaining competitive advantage
14. What is the nature of philanthropy?
A. Voluntary and compassionate
B. Coerced and obligatory
15. Which of the following is a characteristic of effective philanthropy?
A. Ad hoc and uncoordinated giving
B. Long-term strategic giving with clear objectives and evaluation
C. Anonymous giving without any acknowledgment
D. Giving without considering the needs of the recipients
16. Which term refers to an organized effort by individuals or organizations to pool resources for philanthropic purposes?
A. Philanthropic fund
B. Charitable foundation
C. Non-profit organization
D. Community service group
17. Philanthropy often addresses:
A. Short-term needs and an immediate relief
B. Long-term sustainable solutions
C. Corporate interests
D. Political campaigns
18. What does philanthropic giving typically involve?
A. Donations of money, goods, or time to individuals in need or non-profit organizations
B. Investments in businesses for financial return
C. Lending money to individuals or organizations in need
D. Buying and selling goods for profit
19. What is the significance of philanthropy in society?
A. Addressing societal issues and promoting the common good
B. Maximizing personal profits
C. Advancing political agendas
D. Generating competition among individuals and organizations
20. What is the fundamental principle underlying philanthropy?
A. The desire to make a positive impact on society
B. The pursuit of personal interests and financial gain
C. The competition for resources and recognition
D. The generation of profit for businesses