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  • 1. 
    How is communication closely linked to culture?
    • A. 

      A. We live in a highly diverse world.

    • B. 

      B. Communication expresses, sustains and alters culture.

    • C. 

      C. They are linked because individual backgrounds vary.

    • D. 

      D. Cultures tend to emphasize individualism.

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 2. 
    Abe lives in a country (United States) where high value is placed on self-reliance, accomplishment, personal growth and freedom. What type of culture would characterize where Abe lives?
    • A. 

      A. individualistic

    • B. 

      B. collectivist

    • C. 

      C. cooperative

    • D. 

      D. assertive

    • E. 

      E. social community


  • 3. 
    When someone belongs to a particular social community, that individual may develop standpoint. Standpoint is a political awareness and the circumstances surrounding which of the following:
    • A. 

      A. social.

    • B. 

      B. symbolic

    • C. 

      C. material.

    • D. 

      D. power dynamic.

    • E. 

      E. All of these are correct.


  • 4. 
    Research on gendered patterns of communication reveals that the rules we learn through play remain with us as we grown into adults. Which of the following characteristics more generally describes women’s talk?
    • A. 

      A. more expressive and focused

    • B. 

      B. instrumental and assertive

    • C. 

      C. competitive

    • D. 

      D. activity based

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 5. 
    Acceptance of differences, whether or not one approves or even understands them, is known as:
    • A. 

      A. resistance.

    • B. 

      B. assimilation.

    • C. 

      C. tolerance.

    • D. 

      D. understanding.

    • E. 

      E. respect.


  • 6. 
    What requires us to negotiate between awareness of group tendencies and equal awareness of individual differences?
    • A. 

      A. conforming communication patterns

    • B. 

      B. person-centeredness

    • C. 

      C. ethnocentrism

    • D. 

      D. cultural relativism

    • E. 

      E. ethnocentric bias


  • 7. 
    Bob is in an uncomfortable situation. In order to make himself more at ease, Bob tries to listen and observe those around him, ask questions to those he finds interesting and seeks new information about topics he finds stimulating. What is Bob engaged in?
    • A. 

      A. respecting other’s thoughts and feelings

    • B. 

      B. Standpoint Theory

    • C. 

      C. Uncertainty Reduction Theory

    • D. 

      D. person-centeredness

    • E. 

      E. conforming communication patterns


  • 8. 
    You are my sweet little baby girl!” This statement from a father to a daughter is an example of which style of communication from a family member?
    • A. 

      A. attachment style

    • B. 

      B. identity script

    • C. 

      C. direct definition

    • D. 

      D. reflected appraisal

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 9. 
    Which attachment style develops when a child’s primary caregiver responds in a consistently attentive and loving way to a child?
    • A. 

      A. secure

    • B. 

      B. fearful

    • C. 

      C. dismissive

    • D. 

      D. anxious/ambivalent

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 10. 
    Harry Potter’s aunt & uncle insult and abuse him at every turn, but he rejects this negative image of himself. According to attachment theory he should have developed a(n) ______ attachment style.
    • A. 

      A. Secure

    • B. 

      B. Fearful

    • C. 

      C. Dismissive

    • D. 

      D. Anxious/Ambivalent


  • 11. 
    Jon notices that Delia’s tag is sticking out of the back of her shirt. This is an example of Delia’s ______ area.
    • A. 

      A. Blind

    • B. 

      B. Hidden

    • C. 

      C. Open

    • D. 

      D. Unknown


  • 12. 
    Mahmud won’t reveal his age to the woman he is dating. This is an example of Mahmud’s ____ area.
    • A. 

      A. Blind

    • B. 

      B. Hidden

    • C. 

      C. Open

    • D. 

      D. Unknown


  • 13. 
    I love my iPad and I let everyone know it! This is an example of
    • A. 

      A. Blind

    • B. 

      B. Hidden

    • C. 

      C. Open

    • D. 

      D. Unknown


  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not an attachment style?
    • A. 

      A. fearful

    • B. 

      B. secure

    • C. 

      C. anxious/ambivalent

    • D. 

      D. rejecting

    • E. 

      E. dismissive


  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of personal identity and value?
    • A. 

      A. race

    • B. 

      B. gender

    • C. 

      C. sexual orientation

    • D. 

      D. socioeconomic status

    • E. 

      E. All of these are aspects of personal identity and value.


  • 16. 
    Bobbi and Mary Jane are very close. One topic of conversation that they never can agree on, though, is politics. They usually end up disagreeing and arguing. They’ve decided to not talk about this area of their lives. How have Bobbi and Mary Jane decided to deal with this dialectical tension?
    • A. 

      A. neutralization

    • B. 

      B. separation

    • C. 

      C. segmentation

    • D. 

      D. reframing

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 17. 
    What moves a relationship toward or away from intimacy?
    • A. 

      A. segmentation

    • B. 

      B. reframing

    • C. 

      C. storge

    • D. 

      D. turning point

    • E. 

      E. equity theory


  • 18. 
    Jen and Brian are at a residence hall gathering. Brian walks up to Jen and asks, “Hey, where are you from?” What evolutionary stage of romantic relationships are Brian and Jen currently at?
    • A. 

      A. no interaction

    • B. 

      B. invitational communication

    • C. 

      C. explorational communication

    • D. 

      D. intensifying communication

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 19. 
    What is one of the greatest influences on initial attraction?
    • A. 

      A. proximity

    • B. 

      B. physical attractiveness

    • C. 

      C. personality

    • D. 

      D. charisma

    • E. 

      E. All of these.


  • 20. 
    A group of orientation students worked long hours on a project together. They became quite close and thus developed a strong sense of group spirit. They then started to share the same goal for this project. Which feature of small groups is this team exhibiting?
    • A. 

      A. cohesion

    • B. 

      B. power

    • C. 

      C. group size

    • D. 

      D. groupthink

    • E. 

      E. norms


  • 21. 
    Which type of power gives people things they value, such as attention, approval, public praise, promotions, etc?
    • A. 

      A. legitimate

    • B. 

      B. coercive

    • C. 

      C. expert

    • D. 

      D. reward

    • E. 

      E. referent


  • 22. 
    What are formal and informal links between members of different organizations?
    • A. 

      A. structures

    • B. 

      B. hierarchies

    • C. 

      C. external environments

    • D. 

      D. communication networks

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 23. 
    What kind of cultural rule did Ed violate when he missed the company banquet?
    • A. 

      A. Regulative rule

    • B. 

      B. Decision rule

    • C. 

      C. Constitutive rule

    • D. 

      D. Corporate rule

    • E. 

      E. Personal rule


  • 24. 
    We hit that sales presentation out of the park” is an example of
    • A. 

      A. Feminine language

    • B. 

      B. Masculine language

    • C. 

      C. Emasculated language

    • D. 

      D. Neutral language


  • 25. 
    “We need to put that proposal on the back burner for now” is an example of
    • A. 

      A. Feminine language

    • B. 

      B. Masculine language

    • C. 

      C. Emasculated language

    • D. 

      D. Harassment language


  • 26. 
    “Before we write our proposal, we need to formulate a plan of attack” is an example of
    • A. 

      A. Feminine language

    • B. 

      B. Masculine language

    • C. 

      C. Emasculated language

    • D. 

      D. Neutral language


  • 27. 
    Cindy was starting her first day at a new job. While learning the ropes, her mentor, Dave, told her about the founder of the company and the history of how the company rose to success. Which type of story is Dave relaying?
    • A. 

      A. gossip

    • B. 

      B. war

    • C. 

      C. personal

    • D. 

      D. corporate

    • E. 

      E. collegial


  • 28. 
    Public speaking should be considered:
    • A. 

      A. very formal and rigid.

    • B. 

      B. enlarged conversations.

    • C. 

      C. stiff.

    • D. 

      D. a lecture.

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 29. 
    A speech that has the goal of increasing listeners’ understanding, awareness, or knowledge of some topic would be engaged in what type of speech?
    • A. 

      A. a speech to entertain

    • B. 

      B. a speech to inform

    • C. 

      C. a speech to celebrate

    • D. 

      D. a speech to honor

    • E. 

      E. a speech to persuade


  • 30. 
    Dave went to a retirement planning seminar because he saw that the keynote speaker was a well respected professional in the field of financial planning. Dave felt he had quite a lot to gain by attending. What type of credibility does this scenario express about the speaker?
    • A. 

      A. derived

    • B. 

      B. terminal

    • C. 

      C. express

    • D. 

      D. initial

    • E. 

      E. public


  • 31. 
    Baxter was giving a speech about one of his favorite subjects, the history of the Hershey Company. What type of organizational pattern would Baxter be using for this speech?
    • A. 

      A. wave

    • B. 

      B. comparative

    • C. 

      C. chronological

    • D. 

      D. topical

    • E. 

      E. star


  • 32. 
    Mass media includes which of the following?
    • A. 

      A. computer technologies

    • B. 

      B. books

    • C. 

      C. television, film and radio

    • D. 

      D. newspapers and magazines

    • E. 

      E. All of these.


  • 33. 
    Which scholar claimed that the dominant media at any given time strongly shaped both the individual and collective life?
    • A. 

      A. Anne Becker

    • B. 

      B. Sally Steindorf

    • C. 

      C. Marshall McLuhan

    • D. 

      D. Glenn Sparks

    • E. 

      E. Julia Wood


  • 34. 
    Which of the following are ways in which computers and online interaction affect human thinking?
    • A. 

      A. They encourage multitasking.

    • B. 

      B. They encourage response to visual stimuli.

    • C. 

      C. They discourage independent, critical thinking.

    • D. 

      D. All of these are correct.

    • E. 

      E. None of these is correct.


  • 35. 
    Shelli is talking on the phone and checking her Facebook page at the same time. Shelli is engaged in:
    • A. 

      A. interconnectivity.

    • B. 

      B. multitasking.

    • C. 

      C. thinking.

    • D. 

      D. teleconferencing.

    • E. 

      E. productive spyware prevention.


  • 36. 
    A term for the gap between people and communities that do and do not have access to technologies is:
    • A. 

      A. global village.

    • B. 

      B. the great divide.

    • C. 

      C. the great debate.

    • D. 

      D. the digital divide.

    • E. 

      E. the digital gap.


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