Air Force Airman Leadership School CDC Vol 3 Test Quiz

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In the air force, having good communication can be the difference between either getting to your teammates in one piece or giving your enemies information about where you stand. Having covered how to effectively communicate in your station you are now expected to answer these questions correctly. Give them a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the elements critical to effective communication?

    • A. 

      Sender

    • B. 

      Message

    • C. 

      Reciever

    • D. 

      Feedback

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sender
    B. Message
    C. Reciever
    D. Feedback
    Explanation
    Effective communication requires several elements to be present. The sender is responsible for initiating the communication by encoding the message and transmitting it to the receiver. The message itself is the information being conveyed, which should be clear and concise. The receiver is the intended recipient of the message, who decodes and interprets it. Lastly, feedback is crucial as it allows for confirmation and clarification, ensuring that the message was understood correctly. All these elements work together to facilitate effective communication.

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  • 2. 

    Who or what is the originating source of the message and is responsible for encoding the message into a form that can be easily decoded?

    • A. 

      Reciever

    • B. 

      Sender

    • C. 

      Feedback

    • D. 

      Message

    Correct Answer
    B. Sender
    Explanation
    The originating source of the message is the sender. The sender is responsible for encoding the message into a form that can be easily decoded by the receiver. They initiate the communication process by creating and transmitting the message to the receiver.

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  • 3. 

    What refers to the facts and assertions that are contained in the message itself?

    • A. 

      Sender

    • B. 

      Feedback

    • C. 

      Content

    • D. 

      Repository

    Correct Answer
    C. Content
    Explanation
    Content refers to the facts and assertions that are contained in the message itself. It includes the information, ideas, and data that the message is conveying. The content is what the sender wants to communicate to the receiver and is the main substance of the message. It is separate from the sender, feedback, and repository, as these elements are not directly related to the actual information being conveyed in the message.

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  • 4. 

    What refers to the effect the sender wishes to have on the reciever?

    • A. 

      Message

    • B. 

      Courage

    • C. 

      Intent

    Correct Answer
    C. Intent
    Explanation
    In communication, the intent refers to the purpose or desired outcome that the sender wants to achieve through their message. It is the effect or impact that the sender intends to have on the receiver. The intent can vary depending on the situation, whether it is to inform, persuade, inspire, or any other specific objective the sender has in mind.

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  • 5. 

    What is the combindation of ideas, feelins, and information that the sender transfers to the audience?

    • A. 

      Message

    • B. 

      Content

    • C. 

      Feedback

    Correct Answer
    A. Message
    Explanation
    The combination of ideas, feelings, and information that the sender transfers to the audience is referred to as the message. This includes the main points, emotions, and facts that the sender intends to convey to the recipient. The message is the core element of communication and is crucial for effective and successful communication to take place.

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  • 6. 

    Who is the target for the senders's message?

    • A. 

      Supervisor

    • B. 

      Reciever

    • C. 

      Airmen

    • D. 

      Commander

    Correct Answer
    B. Reciever
    Explanation
    The target for the sender's message is the receiver. The receiver is the person who is intended to receive and understand the message that the sender is sending.

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  • 7. 

    Feedback completes the communication process and begins the process all over again.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Feedback is an essential part of the communication process as it allows the sender to evaluate the effectiveness of their message and make necessary adjustments. It also provides an opportunity for the receiver to clarify any doubts or misunderstandings. By providing feedback, the communication process is not only completed but also initiates a new cycle of communication, allowing for further understanding and improvement. Therefore, the statement "Feedback completes the communication process and begins the process all over again" is true.

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  • 8. 

    In what directoions does formal communication flow within the AF?

    • A. 

      Diagonaly

    • B. 

      Upward

    • C. 

      Laterally

    • D. 

      Criss-cross

    • E. 

      Downward

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Upward
    C. Laterally
    E. Downward
    Explanation
    Formal communication within the AF flows upward, laterally, and downward. Upward communication refers to the flow of information from lower-level employees to higher-level employees, such as feedback or suggestions. Lateral communication involves the exchange of information between individuals at the same hierarchical level, promoting coordination and collaboration. Downward communication, on the other hand, refers to the flow of information from higher-level employees to lower-level employees, such as instructions or directives. This multi-directional flow of communication ensures effective information sharing and decision-making within the AF.

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  • 9. 

    Typical downward communication is when information is first passed from a manager to a supervisor and again from supervisor to a worker or subordinate.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Typical downward communication refers to the flow of information from higher-level managers or supervisors to lower-level employees or subordinates. In this type of communication, managers or supervisors initiate the transmission of information, which is then passed down to workers or subordinates. This answer correctly states that downward communication involves the transfer of information from a manager to a supervisor and then from the supervisor to a worker or subordinate.

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  • 10. 

    The free exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions is a natural tendency in what form of communication?

    • A. 

      Informal

    • B. 

      Formal

    • C. 

      Lateral

    Correct Answer
    A. Informal
    Explanation
    Informal communication refers to the spontaneous and casual exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions. It is characterized by its relaxed and unstructured nature, allowing for open and free-flowing conversations. In informal communication settings, individuals feel more comfortable expressing their thoughts and opinions without the constraints of strict rules or protocols. This natural tendency to freely exchange ideas makes informal communication the most suitable form for the free exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions.

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  • 11. 

    Grave Vine communication is also known as...

    • A. 

      Gossip

    • B. 

      Rumor mill

    • C. 

      Propaganda

    Correct Answer
    B. Rumor mill
    Explanation
    Grave Vine communication refers to the spread of information or news through informal channels, typically through word of mouth. "Rumor mill" is a commonly used term to describe this type of communication, where rumors and gossip are spread among individuals. It implies that the information being shared may not be entirely accurate or reliable, as it often involves speculation and hearsay. Therefore, "rumor mill" is an appropriate alternative term for Grave Vine communication.

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  • 12. 

    An organizational barrier is the result of personnel understanding and regarding their responsibilities and lines of authority within a given organizational structure.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An organizational barrier is the result of personnel NOT understanding and DISregarding their responsibilities and lines of authority within a given organizational structure.

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  • 13. 

    Being overly concerned about the opinions of others can prevent of from...

    • A. 

      Listening

    • B. 

      Smileing

    • C. 

      Recieving feedback

    • D. 

      Providing needed direction

    • E. 

      Interacting

    • F. 

      Judging

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Listening
    C. Recieving feedback
    D. Providing needed direction
    Explanation
    Being overly concerned about the opinions of others can prevent us from listening because we may be too preoccupied with trying to please others or worrying about what they think of us. It can also hinder our ability to receive feedback because we may be defensive or resistant to criticism. Additionally, being overly concerned about others' opinions can make it difficult for us to provide needed direction because we may prioritize others' preferences over our own judgment.

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  • 14. 

    What occur when mangaers don't listen and or take an understanding attitude toward information or suggestions that reach them?

    • A. 

      Mistakes

    • B. 

      Actions

    • C. 

      Managerial Barriers

    • D. 

      Communication Barriers

    • E. 

      Halo Effect

    Correct Answer
    C. Managerial Barriers
    Explanation
    When managers don't listen or take an understanding attitude toward information or suggestions, it creates managerial barriers. These barriers hinder effective communication and decision-making within the organization. Managers may miss important insights or ideas from their employees, leading to mistakes and ineffective actions. By not being open to feedback and suggestions, managers create a negative work environment that discourages employees from sharing valuable information. This can ultimately result in decreased productivity and hinder the overall success of the organization.

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  • 15. 

    Withholding information restricts the flow of ideas.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Withholding information refers to intentionally not sharing or providing certain information. When information is withheld, it limits the ability to freely exchange ideas and thoughts. By not sharing all relevant information, the flow of ideas is restricted because people may not have access to complete or accurate information to contribute to discussions or decision-making processes. This can hinder collaboration, problem-solving, and overall progress. Therefore, the statement "Withholding information restricts the flow of ideas" is true.

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  • 16. 

    What is an initial starting point for your research efforts?

    • A. 

      Research Plan

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Finding Sources

    • D. 

      Brainstorming

    Correct Answer
    A. Research Plan
    Explanation
    A research plan is an initial starting point for research efforts as it outlines the objectives, methods, and timeline for the research project. It helps to organize and structure the research process by providing a clear roadmap and direction. A research plan helps researchers to define their research questions, identify the necessary resources and materials, and establish a systematic approach to gather and analyze data. It also helps to ensure that the research is focused and efficient, saving time and effort in the long run. Therefore, a research plan is an essential initial step in any research endeavor.

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  • 17. 

    What is the process used by writers for putting ideas in writing to revise and edit?

    • A. 

      Prewriting

    • B. 

      Drafting

    • C. 

      Editing

    • D. 

      Revising

    Correct Answer
    B. Drafting
    Explanation
    Drafting is the process used by writers for putting ideas in writing to revise and edit. During drafting, writers create a rough version of their work, focusing on getting their ideas down on paper without worrying too much about grammar, spelling, or organization. After the drafting stage, writers can then move on to the editing and revising stages, where they polish and refine their work, making changes to improve clarity, coherence, and overall quality.

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  • 18. 

    What is the process used by writers to plan text involving the initial stage of the writing process?

    • A. 

      Prewriting

    • B. 

      Drafting

    • C. 

      Editing

    • D. 

      Revising

    Correct Answer
    A. Prewriting
    Explanation
    Prewriting is the initial stage of the writing process where writers brainstorm ideas, gather information, and organize their thoughts before actually starting to write. It involves activities such as outlining, researching, and creating a rough draft. This process helps writers clarify their purpose, identify their audience, and develop a coherent structure for their text. Prewriting allows writers to generate and organize ideas effectively, making the writing process smoother and more efficient.

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  • 19. 

    What is the process used by writers of reworking sentences for clarity, sense, and conformity to conventional rules of spelling, punctuation, mechanics, grammer, and sentence structure?

    • A. 

      Prewriting

    • B. 

      Drafting

    • C. 

      Editing

    • D. 

      Revising

    Correct Answer
    C. Editing
    Explanation
    Editing is the process used by writers to rework sentences for clarity, sense, and conformity to conventional rules of spelling, punctuation, mechanics, grammar, and sentence structure. During editing, writers review and make changes to their written work, focusing on improving the overall quality and readability. This involves checking for errors, refining the language and style, and ensuring that the content flows smoothly and effectively communicates the intended message.

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  • 20. 

    What is the process used by writers of reading and rethinging a piece of writing to see where they need to add, delete, move, replace, reshape and recast ideas?

    • A. 

      Prewriting

    • B. 

      Drafting

    • C. 

      Editing

    • D. 

      Revising

    Correct Answer
    D. Revising
    Explanation
    Revising is the process used by writers to review and reconsider their piece of writing. During revision, writers analyze their work to identify areas where they need to make changes such as adding, deleting, moving, replacing, reshaping, and recasting ideas. This step allows writers to improve the overall structure, clarity, coherence, and effectiveness of their writing before finalizing it.

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  • 21. 

    A sentence has unity when the parts of the sentence match in number, verb, possession.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because unity in a sentence means that all the parts of the sentence, including the subject, verb, and possessive form, should agree in terms of number and form. This ensures that the sentence is grammatically correct and coherent. If there is a mismatch in any of these elements, it can lead to confusion and lack of clarity in the sentence. Therefore, it is important for the parts of a sentence to have unity for effective communication.

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  • 22. 

    What form is used for the nomination of an award?

    • A. 

      AF 1206

    • B. 

      AF 1200

    • C. 

      AF 1234

    Correct Answer
    A. AF 1206
    Explanation
    The form used for the nomination of an award is AF 1206.

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