Chapter 11 Group Communication Test Practice

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Group communication is an important tool in any realm of life, be it social or professional, as it provides everyone with an opportunity to speak their minds and be heard on an equal level as their peers. What do you know about group communication? Take the quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Arugmentation is
    • A. 

      The thinking we use to analyze what we read, see, and hear in order to arrive at a justified conclusion.

    • B. 

      The way we advocate proposals, examine competing ideas, and infulence one another.

    • C. 

      A hostile confronation between two or more people

    • D. 

      A form of debating in which a judge makes the final decision

    • E. 

      A claim supported by evidence and reasons for accepting it

  • 2. 
    An argument is
    • A. 

      The thinking we use to analyze what we read and see in order to arrive at a justified conculsion

    • B. 

      The way in which we use critical thinking to advoc ate proposals, examine competing ideas, and infulence one another.

    • C. 

      A hostile confrontation between two or more people.

    • D. 

      A form of debating in which a judge makes the final decision

    • E. 

      A claim supported by evidence and reasons for accepting it

  • 3. 
    Effective argumenation in groups
    • A. 

      Promotes misunderstanding

    • B. 

      Promotes critical thinking

    • C. 

      [prevents persuasion

    • D. 

      Promotes groupthink

    • E. 

      Promotes hostility

  • 4. 
    Argumentativeness is a
    • A. 

      Claim supported by evidence and reasons for accpeting it

    • B. 

      Process of reasoned interaction intended to help participants make the best decision in a given situation

    • C. 

      Decision based on listening to and analyzing arguments

    • D. 

      Willinginess to argue controversial issues with others

    • E. 

      Form of debating in which a judge makes the final decision

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements best describes a highly argumentative group member?
    • A. 

      The member is not confronational

    • B. 

      The member has less infulence in group decision making

    • C. 

      The member is less likely to be persuaded by others

    • D. 

      The member is less likely to be chosen as the group leader

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which component of the Toulmin Model of Argument explains why the evidence supports the claim?
    • A. 

      Qualifier

    • B. 

      Evidence

    • C. 

      Warrant

    • D. 

      Backing

    • E. 

      Reservation

  • 7. 
    The warrant in an argument answers the question
    • A. 

      What makes you say that?

    • B. 

      What do you have to go on?

    • C. 

      How did you get there?

    • D. 

      Are there any expections?

    • E. 

      What conclusion or postition do you advocate?

  • 8. 
    Which component of the Toulmin Model of Argument is represented in Part 1 of the following argument? I. Joan would be a good leader./ 11. Good leaders are effective communicators./ 111. jon got an a in the communcation course she took??
    • A. 

      Claim

    • B. 

      Evidence

    • C. 

      Warrant

    • D. 

      Backing

    • E. 

      Reservation

  • 9. 
    Which component of the Toulmin Model of Argument is represented in Part 11 of the following argument? I. Joan would be a good leader./ 11. Good leaders are effective communicators./ 111. jon got an a in the communcation course she took??
    • A. 

      Claim

    • B. 

      Evidence

    • C. 

      Warrant

    • D. 

      Backing

    • E. 

      Reservation

  • 10. 
    Which component of the Toulmin Model of Argument is represented in Part 111 of the following argument? I. Joan would be a good leader./ 11. Good leaders are effective communicators./ 111. jon got an a in the communcation course she took??
    • A. 

      Claim

    • B. 

      Evidence

    • C. 

      Warrant

    • D. 

      Qualifer

    • E. 

      Reservation

  • 11. 
    Which component of the toulmin model of argument is indicated y words in a claim such as "likely", "possibly", or "probably"?
    • A. 

      Reservation

    • B. 

      Evidence

    • C. 

      Data

    • D. 

      Qualifer

    • E. 

      Warrant

  • 12. 
    Which of the following answers is an example of the kind of evidence you could use in an argument?
    • A. 

      Facts and opinions

    • B. 

      Defintions and descripitions

    • C. 

      Examples and illustrations

    • D. 

      Statistics

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    "more than 40% of American claim to have read the da vinici code " what type of evidence is used in this examole?
    • A. 

      Testimony

    • B. 

      Definition

    • C. 

      Statstic

    • D. 

      Story

    • E. 

      Opinion

  • 14. 
    "The biltmore mansion is the largest private residence in the US". what type of evidence is used in this example?
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Desciption

    • C. 

      Opinion

    • D. 

      Definiton

    • E. 

      Example

  • 15. 
    The wings of freedom tour inculdes 3 famous world war 2 vintage airplanes: a b-17 flying fortress, a b-24 liberator, and a north american p-51. what type of evidence is used in this example?
    • A. 

      Defintion

    • B. 

      Opinon

    • C. 

      Statistic

    • D. 

      Illustration

    • E. 

      Example

  • 16. 
    "Horsepower is a unit for measuring the power of engines roughly euqal to 746 watts or 33,000 foot-pounds per minute. "what type of evidence is used int his example?
    • A. 

      Example

    • B. 

      Definiton

    • C. 

      Illustration

    • D. 

      Opinion

    • E. 

      Statstic

  • 17. 
    "according to NOMRL, marjuana is harmless drug that has no long-term side effects". What criticism should be made about htis piece of evidence?
    • A. 

      Its not recent

    • B. 

      Its not satistically valid

    • C. 

      Its biased

    • D. 

      Its not identiifed

    • E. 

      Its not consistent

  • 18. 
    "according to a 1984 article in the Midland Times Herald, gang activity is not a significant problem in the community". What criticism should be made about this peiece of evidence?
    • A. 

      Its not recent

    • B. 

      Its not statiscally valid

    • C. 

      Its biased

    • D. 

      Its not identified

    • E. 

      Its not consistent

  • 19. 
    Paulo survived a car crash without a major inury while not wearing a seatbelt. if heuses this example to prove that seatbelts aren't needed, he has failed to test his evidence for
    • A. 

      Consistency

    • B. 

      Revelancy

    • C. 

      Receny

    • D. 

      Creditbility

    • E. 

      Interenest

  • 20. 
    "Our town should enact a curfew for all juveniles" this statement is an example of
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Conjecture

    • C. 

      Policy

    • D. 

      Valube

    • E. 

      Fiction

  • 21. 
    Our group is the best in the class. this statement is an example of a claim of
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Conjecture

    • C. 

      Policy

    • D. 

      Valube

    • E. 

      Fiction

  • 22. 
    When presenting an argument, in which order should you use the follwing steps?
    • A. 

      Summarize your argument, provide reasons, support your claims, state your claim

    • B. 

      Support your claim, summarize your argument, state your claim, provide reasons

    • C. 

      State your claim, support your claim, provide rasons, summarize your argument

    • D. 

      Provide reasons, summarize your argument, state your claim, support your claim

    • E. 

      State your claim, summarize your argument, provide reasons, support your claim

  • 23. 
    The act of proving an argument either erroneous or false, or both, is definted as
    • A. 

      Argumentation

    • B. 

      Refuation

    • C. 

      Argumentativeness

    • D. 

      Reasoning

    • E. 

      Cooperative argumentation

  • 24. 
    Some group members have suggested that the company sponsor an annual picnic rather than a formal annual dinner. John disagrees with the others because the company has held a formal dinner every eyar for more than 10 years. which fallacy of argument could be attributed to John's comment?
    • A. 

      Ad homiem attack

    • B. 

      Appeal to authority

    • C. 

      Appeal popularity

    • D. 

      Appeal to tradition

    • E. 

      Faulty cause

  • 25. 
    "my uncle's visit to N ew mexico wsa horrible the weather was bad and the people were unfriendly. new mexico isn't a good choice for a vacation. what fallacy is being commited to this statement?
    • A. 

      Ad homien attack

    • B. 

      appeal to authority

    • C. 

      Appeal to popularity

    • D. 

      Appeal to tradition

    • E. 

      Mone of above

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