Comm / 315 - Week 5 Quiz

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This quiz is worth 4 points. It includes 8 questions from Chapter 5. Each question is worth. 5 points. Good luck.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The study of body movements as a means of communication is known as:
    • A. 

      Linguicism

    • B. 

      Multilingualism

    • C. 

      Kinesics

    • D. 

      Ethnography

  • 2. 
    _______________ is the process in which messages created in one culture  must be processed and interpreted in another culture.
    • A. 

      Bilingualism

    • B. 

      Symbolic differentiation

    • C. 

      Intercultural communication

    • D. 

      Linguistic diffusion

  • 3. 
    In many East Asian cultures, people may answer "yes" to a question even though they mean "no" in order to:
    • A. 

      "save face"

    • B. 

      Avoid embarrassing someone

    • C. 

      Show respect

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Only b and c

  • 4. 
    Certain terms such as "retard", "redneck" and "colored" trigger negative reactions from people who view them as insulting and derogatory. Consequently, these terms are referred to as:
    • A. 

      Linguistic catalysts

    • B. 

      Hot buttons

    • C. 

      Inflammatory symbols

    • D. 

      Ethnocentric symbols

  • 5. 
    According to the text, which of the following can be a barrier to effective, cross-cultural communication?
    • A. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • B. 

      Language differences

    • C. 

      Inactive listening

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    According to the text, the status and power of the speaker and the receiver influence the communication that takes place between them.  This statement relates most closely to which of the following areas?
    • A. 

      Stepping outside of ourselves

    • B. 

      Following through

    • C. 

      Examining ourselves and our world

    • D. 

      Gauging the level of the playing field

  • 7. 
    "To improve our communication skills, we need to be open to feedback.  Otherwise, we will not know when we are relating well and when we are not."  This statement relates most closely to which of the following areas?
    • A. 

      Gauging the level of the playing field

    • B. 

      Following through

    • C. 

      Checking up on ourselves

    • D. 

      Stepping outside of ourselves

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is one of the "ground rules for difficult dialogues?"
    • A. 

      Focus on the person rather than the behavior

    • B. 

      Ask people to be spokespersons for their groups

    • C. 

      Stay within your comfort zone

    • D. 

      Realize that we are all teachers and learners

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