Communication 330: Intercultural Communication Practice Quiz

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Intercultural Communication Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What are the 6 imperatives to communication?
  • 2. 
    What is the reasoning for recent and future changes in the US population?
    • A. 

      Changing US demographics

    • B. 

      Changing immigration patterns

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    The US population is increasingly:
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Non-white

    • C. 

      Multicultural

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 4. 
    Nonwhite populations and ethnic diversity are particularly prevalent in the________ and _________.
  • 5. 
    The US workforce is increasingly __________ and __________.
  • 6. 
    One in blank Americans are an immigrant or child of immigrants.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      5

  • 7. 
    The "melting pot" metaphor describes:
    • A. 

      A delicious fondue restaurant

    • B. 

      The assimilation of multiple ethnicities and cultures into one.

    • C. 

      Different ethnicities all living together, while each maintaining their own ethnic identity.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The "salad" or "tapestry" metaphor describes:
    • A. 

      Many ethnicities and cultures living together as one but they all still maintain a sense of their own true cultural identity.

    • B. 

      Multiple ethnicities living together but they assimilate together, losing their own cultural identity.

    • C. 

      If you eat a salad, you won't get fat.

  • 9. 
    How we think about ourselves and manage our identity...
    • A. 

      Identity tourism

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Multiphrenia

    • D. 

      Diaspora

  • 10. 
    The process that individuals split into different selves:
    • A. 

      Multiphrenia

    • B. 

      Cultural identity

    • C. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • D. 

      Identity tourism

  • 11. 
    The universalist perspective, under the ethical imperative, states that:
    • A. 

      Any cultural behavior can only be judged within the cultural context in which it occurs

    • B. 

      Fundamental notions of right and wrong are universal and that cultural differences are superficial

    • C. 

      People can evaluate culture without succumbing to ethnocentrism

    • D. 

      Employ a dialogical approach , which stresses the importance of relationships and dialogues in addressing ethical dilemmas.

  • 12. 
    The moderate position, under the ethical imperative, states that:
    • A. 

      People can evaluate culture without succumbing to ethnocentrism

    • B. 

      Fundamental notions of right and wrong are universal and that cultural differences are superficial

    • C. 

      Any cultural behavior can only be judged within the cultural context in which it occurs.

    • D. 

      Employ a dialogical approach , which stresses the importance of relationships and dialogues in addressing ethical dilemmas.

  • 13. 
    The relativist position, under the ethical imperative, states that:
    • A. 

      Fundamental notions of right and wrong are universal and that cultural differences are superficial

    • B. 

      People can evaluate culture without succumbing to ethnocentrism.

    • C. 

      Employ a dialogical approach , which stresses the importance of relationships and dialogues in addressing ethical dilemmas.

    • D. 

      Any cultural behavior can only be judged within the cultural context in which it occurs.

  • 14. 
    Which of these are NOT one the four distance zones?
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      Intimate

    • C. 

      Business

    • D. 

      Social

    • E. 

      Public

  • 15. 
    Proxemics is the study of what?
    • A. 

      How people use personal space

    • B. 

      Facial expressions and gestures

    • C. 

      Movements

    • D. 

      Body language

  • 16. 
    Which of these are NOT one of the 3 approaches to studying intercultural communication?
    • A. 

      Social science approach

    • B. 

      Interpretive approach

    • C. 

      Determinitive approach

    • D. 

      Critical approach

  • 17. 
    With the social science approach, it states that there is a describable, external reality, human behaviors are predictable, and culture can be measured.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The interpretive approach focuses on the etic inquiry rather than the emic inquiry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The Critical approach focuses on:
    • A. 

      Macrocontexts (e.g., political & social structures)

    • B. 

      The historic context of communication

    • C. 

      Understanding the power relations in communication

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What is a strength of the social science approach?
    • A. 

      It has the ability to examine variations from one cultural group to another.

    • B. 

      It accounts for the creativity and complexity of human communication

    • C. 

      The methods have always been culturally sensitive.

  • 21. 
    What are some limitations to the interpretive approach?
    • A. 

      It does not provide in depth understanding of cultural communication patterns in context.

    • B. 

      There are few interpretivist studies of communication between groups

    • C. 

      Research is usually done by outsiders

    • D. 

      Both b and c

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 22. 
    The critical approach puts an emphasis on the power relations and social and historical contexts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What are the 6 dialectics of intercultural communication?
  • 24. 
    The dialectical approach does not permit holding contradictory ideas simultaneously.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    What is ethnocentrism?
    • A. 

      The belief that other groups and cultures are equal to that of our own.

    • B. 

      The belief that every group places their own views and practices in the center and makes the appear natural/normal.

    • C. 

      The belief that we all started off as the same race, religion, and therefore share the same culture.

    • D. 

      The belief that cultures are ever changing.

  • 26. 
    Culture influences but never determines the disposition of individuals (Praxis)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Collectivism has a great emphasis on all of these things BUT ONE:
    • A. 

      The views, needs, and goals of the ingroup rather than of oneself

    • B. 

      Social norms and duty defined by the ingroup rather than behavior to get pleasure

    • C. 

      The individual is an end to himself or herself

    • D. 

      Beliefs shared with ingroup rather than on the beliefs that distinguish oneself from the ingroup

    • E. 

      Readiness to cooperate with the ingroup members

  • 28. 
    High power distance cultures believe inequality in society should be minimized : subordinates/superiors are people like me; the use of power should be legitimate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Low power distance cultures accept inequalities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Feminity represents a preference for only one of these things:
    • A. 

      Achievement

    • B. 

      Relationships

    • C. 

      Heroism

    • D. 

      Material success

  • 31. 
    Masculinity stands for a preference for only one of these things:
    • A. 

      Assertiveness

    • B. 

      Modesty

    • C. 

      Caring for the weak

    • D. 

      Quality of life

  • 32. 
    The degree to which members of a culture feel comfortable with anxiety or uncertainty is called what?
    • A. 

      Power

    • B. 

      Uncertainty avoidance

    • C. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • D. 

      Resistance

  • 33. 
    High uncertainty avoidance cultures are:
    • A. 

      More acceptant of dissent

    • B. 

      Not threatened by deviance

    • C. 

      Suspicious and threatened by deviant persons

    • D. 

      More willing to take risks

  • 34. 
    Power is NEVER a part of communication interactions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    What is an example of primary dimension of group-related power?
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Geographical location

    • C. 

      Marital status

  • 36. 
    Secondary dimension of group-related power is:
    • A. 

      Stable

    • B. 

      Changeable

    • C. 

      Permanent

  • 37. 
    The physical and/or social aspects of a communication situation
  • 38. 
    Why is history important?
    • A. 

      Intercultural interactions involve a dialectical interplay between past and present

    • B. 

      Many current situations cannot be understood without knowing their historical background.

    • C. 

      How we think about the past influences how we think about ourselves and others.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 39. 
    Which of these is NOT a nonmainstream history?
    • A. 

      Racial/ethnic histories

    • B. 

      Sexual orientation histories

    • C. 

      Gender histories

    • D. 

      Cultural group histories

  • 40. 
    Who we are today is influenced by how we understand the past.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False