8:30 Nonverbal Test 3

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Speaking Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “Eye contact” includes scans of the face in general, even when the eyes are not monitored. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Listeners gaze less than speakers 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    As we finish speaking, we tend to increase gazing in order to signal that we are willing to yield the speaking turn
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The higher the level of eye-contact, the higher the level of back channel cues
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    We are more likely to avoid looking at the other when responding to factual questions than when we respond to thought-provoking questions
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Eye direction can be an indicator of which brain hemisphere is active.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The eyes are an accurate source of all types of emotional expression
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The direction of the eye gaze can affect receivers’ perception of emotional expression
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A high-status speaker is likely to spend more time gazing while speaking and less while listening
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    According to the intimacy equilibrium model, if eye gaze decreases with a relationship partner, other intimacy behaviors will increase
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Gazing is unlikely to increase as relationship partners develop negative attitudes and feelings
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    An aggressively dominant person is likely to gaze less than a socially dominant person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Men thought to be more likely to harass women sexually were found to gaze less at the women, compared to men thought to be less likely to harass women
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    High IQ individuals tend to gaze more
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Gazing behaviors of shy individuals identified as unsociable are not different from those of non-shy individuals
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Autism reduces the likelihood of direct eye contact, because the eye contact is perceived as too intensely stimulating
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    People unconcerned with the feelings of others decrease eye-contact when their honesty is challenged. Those that care about others increase eye-contact when their honesty is challenged
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Gazing has not been found to be related to implicit racial bias indicators.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Although early research suggested that a participant’s pupils dilate when viewing images that stimulate an emotional state, subsequent research has not supported that conclusion. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Research has supported that pupil size does have an impact on the perception of the viewer towards the person viewed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Studies have found that facial expressions have the greatest impact on attitude inferences; vocal tone is second, and the actual verbal message is third
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Dominance is conveyed most strongly by the voice, even more than facial expression. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    There is little support for general listener agreement about vocal attractiveness. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The “lens” model of nonverbal judgment would predict that our impressions and judgments of another’s vocal tone would not be affected by our impression of that person’s personality traits
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Paralanguage would not include the use of silence between words
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    The accuracy of advanced speech-recognition technologies that identify a speaker is not that different from the accuracy of a human identifying a speaker
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Voiceprint technologies have been found to be very accurate and reliable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Shorter pauses in the speech patterns of American speakers are a sign of extroversion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Research is mixed on whether personality traits can be determined reliably by vocal behaviors, but average people tend to believe vocal characteristics are signs of personality traits
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    There is no relationship between the physique of an individual (body shape) and the attractiveness of his or her vocal characteristics
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Some research found that people are capable, with better than chance consistency, of accurately detecting the social class of individuals from voice samples. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Recent research clearly supports that men interrupt more than women do
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    While we can reasonably determine a person’s age from a full-length photograph, we cannot accurately determine another’s age from a voice sample. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    A woman speaking to a man is less likely to speak in an unpleasant, dominating, and condescending way than she would while speaking to another woman
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    We can identify with reasonable accuracy the emotions of speakers from cultures other than our own
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Research finds that the most effective physicians will communicate with pleasant words, but with a voice tone judged as angry
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Of all the emotions, love is one of the easiest to recognize in the voice of another.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    A faster rate of speech aids persuasion when the message affirms the preexisting attitude of the listener. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    When speaking spontaneously, as in normal conversation, our pauses are less likely to be grammatically-based, compared to when we are reading text
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    A long message from an interviewer tends to generate a shorter response from an interviewee
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Most of the initial nonverbal signaling regarding courtship intentions are from women
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    While there are a number of stages to courtship behaviors, they do not follow any sequential pattern
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Adjusting one’s clothing is a form of positional cue. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Vocal blends tend to increase as a relationship develops
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    As our relationships develop, we acquire an agreed-upon nonverbal “language” that can result in the two people looking more alike, since they exhibit similar facial expressions, gestures, and other nonverbal characteristics
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    The arousal-labeling model of interpersonal intimacy would predict that if we perceive the nonverbal characteristics of an encounter as positive, we will offset the behavior with a compensating nonverbal behavior
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    The discrepancy-arousal theory suggests that when someone’s nonverbal behavior strongly violates our expectations, we are likely to respond with compensating behaviors. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    The interaction adaption theory suggests that when the “interaction position” of an interpersonal encounter conflicts with the specific behavior of the other, we are likely to respond with reciprocal nonverbal behaviors. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    Research clearly demonstrates that we use the same cues to establish dominance and status as we do to maintain dominance and status
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    More gazing is a clear sign of dominance, and less gazing is a clear sign of low status
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    In terms of a ratio, higher status people tend to gaze about the same length of time when listening as they do while speaking
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    According to the “attenuation rule,” the higher the frequency of interaction, the less expansive and expressive the greeting
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    Most cultures share the same general set of conversational turn-taking processes and signals
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    When people want to maintain their conversational “turn,” they will usually increase the duration and frequency of silent pauses
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Typically, we increase supportive verbal and nonverbal messages when we wish to discontinue communication
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    We tend to rely on a variety of nonverbal cues when we judge another’s intelligence. Most of those cues have been found to be reliable indicators of intelligence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    Differences in nonverbal behaviors between genders are very pronounced when we are very young, but almost disappear as we become teenagers. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    People tend to use nonverbals in more sex-stereotypical ways when they are with others of the same gender. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    The more important the lie we tell, the greater the likelihood that we will leak cues that others can detect. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    Compared to people, lie-detection technologies are much more valid and reliable methods of detecting deception
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    We are quite accurate at recognizing how the nonverbal influences of advertising affect us 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 62. 
    We are the most vulnerable to the nonverbal influences of advertising despite that we willingly expose ourselves to the advertising. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    While some newscasters who report on political figures may show bias in their facial expressions, research does not support any effect on voter behavior
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    Research supports that people tend to vote for the more competent “looking” candidate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    Our expectations and preconceptions about another contribute to our behaviors toward them. They also can influence the other towards becoming the person we expect them to be. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 66. 
    When comparing cultures, the frequency of nonverbal behaviors, like touch, is a clear indication of the meaning behind the nonverbal behavior.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    Because they are so attuned to the feelings of others, depressed people tend to be more accurate at judging the meaning of nonverbal cues, when compared to non-depressed people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 68. 
    Despite the reduction in nonverbal signals in our text-messaging and email, we are very accurate in our ability to predict how those messages will be interpreted
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 69. 
    Video conferencing and other interactive video communication interactions are not a substitute for face-to-face interaction. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 70. 
    When faced with a reduction in our ability to use traditional nonverbal signals, we adapt and find new ways to accomplish our communication goals. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False