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Do you believe you have decent communication skills? This quiz will help you to determine if you are an effective communicator. The ability to communicate properly is a significant factor of success in your career, with relationships, and your connection to others in the world. You have the power to not only communicate effectively but also in a positive way that influences people. See how good your communication abilities are by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In electronic mails, a message instead of being communicated in written form is sent in the form of the voice of the caller.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false. In electronic mails, messages are not sent in the form of the voice of the caller. Instead, they are sent in written form.

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  • 2. 

    What do we call a world wide collection of computers network that cooperate with one another by using a common software standard?

    • A.

      Internet

    • B.

      Scanner

    • C.

      Fax

    • D.

      Printer

    Correct Answer
    A. Internet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Internet. The Internet is a worldwide collection of computer networks that cooperate with one another by using a common software standard. It allows computers and devices to communicate and share information with each other globally. The Internet is an essential part of modern communication and provides access to a vast amount of resources and services.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following option has the power and capacity to conduct meetings using peculiar equipment such as WebCams, high-speed Internet connectivity, and a personal computer?

    • A.

      Video conferencing

    • B.

      Faxes

    • C.

      Printers

    • D.

      Machines

    Correct Answer
    A. Video conferencing
    Explanation
    Video conferencing has the power and capacity to conduct meetings using peculiar equipment such as WebCams, high-speed Internet connectivity, and a personal computer. It allows individuals or groups in different locations to connect and communicate in real-time through audio and video. This technology enables participants to see and hear each other, share documents and presentations, and collaborate effectively, making it an ideal option for conducting meetings remotely.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of the following statements correct in order to maintain 7 C's of communication?

    • A.

      You will be happy to know that you can avail 50% discount on this product.

    • B.

      We are offering you 50% discount on this product.

    Correct Answer
    A. You will be happy to know that you can avail 50% discount on this product.
    Explanation
    Both statements are correct in terms of maintaining the 7 C's of communication. However, the first statement "You will be happy to know that you can avail 50% discount on this product" is more customer-focused and emphasizes the potential happiness of the customer. It also uses the word "avail" which suggests that the discount is available for the customer's benefit. This statement is more likely to create a positive impression and generate interest in the product.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the C is true for the following statement? (A business letter should be written clear and unambiguous.) 

    • A.

      Clarity

    • B.

      Correctness

    • C.

      Conciseness

    • D.

      Concreteness

    Correct Answer
    A. Clarity
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Clarity. Clarity means that a business letter should be written in a way that is easy to understand and leaves no room for confusion or misinterpretation. It should convey the intended message clearly and effectively, using concise and precise language. A clear and unambiguous letter helps to ensure that the recipient understands the purpose and content of the communication, leading to better communication and fewer misunderstandings.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is not the component of the communication process?

    • A.

      Path

    • B.

      Sender

    • C.

      Feedback

    • D.

      Receiver

    Correct Answer
    A. Path
    Explanation
    Path is not a component of the communication process. The communication process typically consists of a sender, who initiates the message, a receiver, who receives the message, and feedback, which is the response or reaction to the message. The path refers to the medium or channel through which the message is transmitted, such as verbal or written communication, but it is not considered a separate component of the process itself.

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  • 7. 

    Communication is a systematic and deliberate process.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Communication is considered a systematic and deliberate process because it involves the exchange of information between two or more individuals or groups in a structured manner. It follows specific rules, conventions, and protocols to ensure clarity, understanding, and effective transmission of messages. Communication requires planning, organization, and conscious effort to convey thoughts, ideas, or emotions accurately. It involves encoding and decoding messages, selecting appropriate channels, and adapting to the needs and preferences of the audience. Therefore, communication is systematic and deliberate rather than random or haphazard.

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  • 8. 

     Which of the following is not the step of the communication process? 

    • A.

      Developing an idea by the receiver

    • B.

      Encoding

    • C.

      Translation of message

    • D.

      Receiving the message

    Correct Answer
    A. Developing an idea by the receiver
    Explanation
    Developing an idea by the receiver is not a step in the communication process. The communication process typically involves encoding, which is the process of converting the message into a form that can be transmitted, followed by the transmission of the message, and then decoding, which is the process of interpreting the message by the receiver. Finally, the receiver receives the message and may provide feedback. However, developing an idea is not a specific step in this process, as it is more related to the receiver's interpretation or response to the message rather than a distinct step.

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  • 9. 

    What does encoding mean in the steps encoding means of the communication process?

    • A.

      Encoding means concretisation of abstract idea

    • B.

      Encoding means cancellation of the idea

    • C.

      Encoding means transferring the idea

    • D.

      Encoding means removing the idea

    Correct Answer
    A. Encoding means concretisation of abstract idea
    Explanation
    Encoding in the communication process refers to the process of converting an abstract idea or message into a form that can be easily understood by the receiver. It involves selecting and using appropriate symbols, words, or gestures to convey the intended meaning. This process allows the sender to transform their thoughts or ideas into a format that can be transmitted and decoded by the receiver. By encoding the message, the sender ensures that the information is organized and structured in a way that can be effectively communicated to the intended audience.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is the purpose of business correspondence?

    • A.

      To make proper communication

    • B.

      To Reading books

    • C.

      To search on google

    • D.

      To surf on internet

    Correct Answer
    A. To make proper communication
    Explanation
    The purpose of business correspondence is to facilitate effective communication between individuals or organizations. It involves exchanging information, ideas, and documents in a professional and formal manner. Business correspondence helps in conveying messages, making inquiries, placing orders, resolving issues, and maintaining relationships with clients, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. It plays a crucial role in ensuring clear and accurate communication within a business environment, thereby promoting efficiency, productivity, and successful business operations.

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  • 11. 

    In the process of communication selecting the medium refers to the channel or means of sending the message to the receiver.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. In the process of communication, selecting the medium refers to choosing the appropriate channel or means through which the message will be conveyed to the receiver. It involves considering factors such as the nature of the message, the audience, the urgency, and the effectiveness of different communication channels like face-to-face, phone calls, emails, etc. Selecting the right medium is crucial as it can impact the clarity, understanding, and reception of the message by the receiver.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not the mode of communication?

    • A.

      Cold communication

    • B.

      Written communication

    • C.

      Oral communication

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Cold communication
    Explanation
    Cold communication is not the mode of communication because it is not a recognized form of communication. Oral communication refers to the exchange of information through spoken words, while written communication involves the use of written words to convey messages. However, cold communication is not a commonly used term in the field of communication and does not refer to any specific method of communication. Therefore, it is not considered a mode of communication.

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  • 13. 

    In today's Open information climate, a letter that consumes the maximalist time of the reader is highly appreciated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In today's open information climate, where people have access to a vast amount of information and are often pressed for time, a letter that consumes the maximalist time of the reader would not be highly appreciated. People prefer concise and to-the-point communication that can be quickly understood and digested. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 14. 

    High context refers to societies or groups where people have close connections over a long period of time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    High context refers to societies or groups where people have close connections over a long period of time. In such societies, there is a strong emphasis on shared experiences, implicit communication, and a deep understanding of cultural norms. This means that individuals rely heavily on nonverbal cues, context, and trust in their interactions. The close relationships and long-term connections foster a sense of collective identity and mutual understanding, leading to a high context communication style. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    Which of the following C is true for this statement- communication should be receiver friendly and not just sender friendly in a cut-throat competitive business environment?

    • A.

      Consideration

    • B.

      Conciseness

    • C.

      Concreteness

    • D.

      Courtesy

    Correct Answer
    A. Consideration
    Explanation
    Consideration is the correct answer because it refers to the act of being considerate or thoughtful towards the receiver of the communication. In a cut-throat competitive business environment, it is important for communication to be receiver friendly, meaning that it should take into consideration the needs, preferences, and understanding of the person receiving the message. By being considerate, communication becomes more effective, efficient, and respectful, ultimately leading to better outcomes in the business environment.

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  • 16. 

    High context refers to societies where people tend to have many connections but of shorter duration or for some specific reason.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    High context refers to societies where people tend to have few connections but of longer duration or for more general reasons. In high context cultures, relationships are built on trust and mutual understanding, and communication is often indirect and relies heavily on nonverbal cues and shared cultural norms. This is in contrast to low context cultures, where relationships are more transactional and communication is more direct and explicit. Therefore, the statement that high context societies have many connections but of shorter duration or for some specific reason is incorrect.

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  • 17. 

    Proxemics is the study of space and how we use it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Proxemics refers to the study of how individuals use and perceive space in relation to others. It explores the different ways in which people establish and maintain personal boundaries, as well as the impact of spatial arrangements on communication and social interactions. Therefore, the statement that Proxemics is the study of space and how we use it is accurate and true.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is the disadvantage of oral communication?

    • A.

      Oral communication requires on the spot intelligence and a speaker should master of this art

    • B.

      Instantaneous feedback from the receiver is the hallmark of oral communication

    • C.

      Oral form can be used to convey finer shades of the meaning

    • D.

      Oral communication is flexible in nature

    Correct Answer
    A. Oral communication requires on the spot intelligence and a speaker should master of this art
    Explanation
    Oral communication requires on the spot intelligence and a speaker should master this art because it puts pressure on the speaker to think quickly and come up with coherent responses in real-time. It also requires the speaker to be skilled in articulating their thoughts clearly and effectively. This can be a disadvantage for individuals who may not be quick thinkers or who may struggle with public speaking. It may lead to miscommunication or difficulty in conveying ideas accurately.

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  • 19. 

    A letter should be correct in providing accurate information in terms of facts and figures quantity schedules formulae names involved etc.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A letter should be correct in providing accurate information in terms of facts, figures, quantity, schedules, formulae, and names involved. This ensures that the recipient of the letter receives reliable and precise information. Accuracy is crucial in maintaining credibility and avoiding any misunderstandings or errors in communication. Therefore, the statement "A letter should be correct in providing accurate information" is true.

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  • 20. 

    Written communication cannot be maintained as a record.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is incorrect. Written communication can be maintained as a record. In fact, written communication is often preferred in business and legal settings because it provides a tangible and permanent record of the information exchanged. Written documents can be stored, referenced, and reviewed at a later time, making it an effective way to maintain a record of communication.

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  • 21. 

    In a customer-driven economy, every business letter should be courteous.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In a customer-driven economy, it is essential for businesses to prioritize customer satisfaction. One way to achieve this is by ensuring that every business letter is courteous. By maintaining a polite and respectful tone in their communication, businesses can leave a positive impression on their customers and build strong relationships. This can lead to increased customer loyalty, repeat business, and positive word-of-mouth recommendations. Therefore, it is important for businesses to recognize the significance of courteous business letters in a customer-driven economy.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is the perfect definition of communication?

    • A.

      Communication is the process of passing information and understanding from one person to another

    • B.

      Communication is the process of passing information and not understanding from one person to another

    • C.

      Communication is the process of passing wrong information and understanding from one person to another

    • D.

      Communication is the process of passing wrong information and not understanding from one person to another

    Correct Answer
    A. Communication is the process of passing information and understanding from one person to another
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Communication is the process of passing information and understanding from one person to another." This definition accurately captures the essence of communication, which involves both the transmission of information and the mutual comprehension of that information between individuals.

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  • 23. 

    The business letter makes the first impression of the organization.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a business letter is often the first point of contact between an organization and its recipients. It is a formal communication tool that reflects the professionalism and image of the organization. A well-written and properly formatted business letter creates a positive impression, while a poorly written or unprofessional letter can leave a negative impression. Therefore, it is important for organizations to ensure that their business letters are well-crafted and convey the desired message effectively.

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  • 24. 

    Steady eye contact suggests trustworthiness honesty confidence self-esteem and truthfulness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Steady eye contact is often associated with positive traits such as trustworthiness, honesty, confidence, self-esteem, and truthfulness. When someone maintains steady eye contact during a conversation, it can indicate that they are engaged, attentive, and sincere. This behavior can help build rapport and establish a sense of trust between individuals. Therefore, the statement that steady eye contact suggests trustworthiness, honesty, confidence, self-esteem, and truthfulness is true.

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  • 25. 

    In which of the following type of culture organizations are collectivist and focus on groups and then interrelationship?

    • A.

      High context

    • B.

      Low context

    • C.

      Cross cultural

    Correct Answer
    A. High context
    Explanation
    High context cultures are collectivist and focus on groups and interrelationships. In these cultures, there is a strong emphasis on interpersonal relationships, harmony, and cooperation within the group. Communication is often indirect and relies heavily on nonverbal cues and shared understandings. This type of culture values the group's needs and goals over individual needs and promotes a sense of belonging and loyalty to the group.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the C states that A business letter should be correct in all the aspects?

    • A.

      Correctness

    • B.

      Concreteness

    • C.

      Consideration

    • D.

      Clarity

    Correct Answer
    A. Correctness
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Correctness." This is because a business letter should be accurate and error-free in all aspects, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, and factual information. A letter that is not correct may lead to misunderstandings or confusion, and it reflects poorly on the professionalism and credibility of the sender. Therefore, ensuring correctness is crucial in maintaining effective communication in business correspondence.

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  • 27. 

    Delayed feedback is the disadvantage of which type of communication?

    • A.

      Written form of communication

    • B.

      Oral form of communication

    Correct Answer
    A. Written form of communication
    Explanation
    Delayed feedback is a disadvantage of written form of communication because it takes time for the recipient to read and process the message before they can provide a response. Unlike oral communication, where feedback can be immediate, written communication often requires a back-and-forth exchange, resulting in a slower communication process. This delay can hinder effective decision-making, problem-solving, and collaboration, making written communication less efficient in certain situations.

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  • 28. 

    Body language is the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Body language refers to the nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, and body movements that convey attitudes and emotions. It is a way of expressing oneself without using words. Therefore, the statement that body language is the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated is true.

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  • 29. 

    Avoiding eye contact completely is a sign of acceptance and respect.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Avoiding eye contact completely is not necessarily a sign of acceptance and respect. In many cultures, maintaining eye contact is considered a sign of attentiveness and respect. However, in some cultures or situations, avoiding eye contact may be a sign of respect or submission. Therefore, the statement is not universally true and can vary depending on cultural norms and individual preferences.

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  • 30. 

    Conciseness is the ability to communicate in as few words as possible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Conciseness refers to the ability to convey information using the fewest possible words. It is about being clear and precise while avoiding unnecessary details or wordiness. A concise communication style is highly valued as it saves time, eliminates confusion, and ensures that the message is easily understood. Therefore, the statement "Conciseness is the ability to communicate in as few words as possible" is true.

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  • 31. 

    Does this image show both the types of body postures?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      May be

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer is "Yes" because the image likely shows both types of body postures. However, without the image itself, it is difficult to provide a definitive explanation. It is important to note that this is a subjective question and the answer may vary depending on the individual's interpretation of the image.

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  • 32. 

    In order to follow all seven C's of communication, we must use concrete language that leaves no room for misinterpretation or misunderstanding.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using concrete language that leaves no room for misinterpretation or misunderstanding is essential in order to follow all seven C's of communication. Concrete language refers to using specific, clear, and vivid words that convey a precise meaning. By using concrete language, we ensure that our message is easily understood by the receiver without any confusion or ambiguity. This helps to enhance the effectiveness of communication and minimize the chances of misinterpretation or misunderstanding.

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  • 33. 

    Which of the following country follows low context culture?

    • A.

      America and Europe

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Africa

    • D.

      Shri Lanka

    Correct Answer
    A. America and Europe
    Explanation
    America and Europe follow a low context culture. In low context cultures, communication is explicit, direct, and relies heavily on verbal communication. These cultures value individualism, independence, and personal achievement. They tend to be more task-oriented and focus on facts and information rather than relying on context or non-verbal cues. In contrast, high context cultures rely more on implicit communication, non-verbal cues, and shared understandings.

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  • 34. 

    The communication process is the step-by-step unstructured phenomenon as against mere conversation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the communication process is unstructured, which is not true. The communication process involves a series of structured steps, including encoding, transmitting, receiving, decoding, and feedback. It is a systematic and organized process that goes beyond a simple conversation. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 35. 

    Which of the following is not part of technology?

    • A.

      Carrier Pigeons

    • B.

      Emails

    • C.

      Website

    • D.

      Faxes

    Correct Answer
    A. Carrier Pigeons
    Explanation
    Carrier Pigeons are not part of technology because they are living creatures used for communication, rather than a technological tool or system. Unlike emails, websites, and faxes, which are all forms of technology that enable communication and information sharing, carrier pigeons rely on their natural abilities and instincts to transport messages. While they have been historically used for communication purposes, they do not fall under the category of technology.

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  • 36. 

    An Open body posture can be used to convey openness and interest in someone and readiness to listen.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An open body posture, such as facing the person directly, uncrossing arms and legs, and maintaining eye contact, indicates a willingness to engage and listen to the other person. It conveys a sense of openness and interest, creating a positive and welcoming environment for communication. This can help build trust and encourage the other person to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. Therefore, the statement that an open body posture can be used to convey openness and interest in someone and readiness to listen is true.

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