Communications- Chapter 7

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Chapter 7. Communications.

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What is the definition of listening?

The same as hearing

The process of making sense of others spoken messages

The process in which sound waves strike the eardrum and cause vibrations that are transmitted to the brain

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  • 1. 
    What is the definition of listening?
    • A. 

      The same as hearing

    • B. 

      The process of making sense of others spoken messages

    • C. 

      The process in which sound waves strike the eardrum and cause vibrations that are transmitted to the brain

  • 2. 
    True or False- Hearing and listening are the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the definition of hearing?
    • A. 

      The process in which sound waves strike the eardrum and cause vibrations that are transmitted to the brain

    • B. 

      The same as listening

    • C. 

      The process of making sense of others spoken messages

  • 4. 
    True or False- Unless you have illness, injury, or ear plugs- you can’t stop hearing.  Your ears will pick up sounds waves and transmit them to your brain whether you want them to or not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or False- Listening is automatic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT a reason we stop listening?
    • A. 

      We find a subject uninteresting

    • B. 

      We find a subject unimportant

    • C. 

      We find a subject annoying

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    When we react to others’ messages automatically and routinely, without much mental investement is an example of ______ .
    • A. 

      Mindful hearing

    • B. 

      Mindless hearing

    • C. 

      Unconscious hearing

    • D. 

      Listening

  • 8. 
    True or False- Words like “superficial” and “cursory” describe mindless listening better than terms like “ponder” or “Contemplate.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    _________ involves careful and thoughtful attention and responses to the messages we receive.
    • A. 

      Mindless listening

    • B. 

      Mindful listening

    • C. 

      Unconscious listening

    • D. 

      Hearing

  • 10. 
    People tend to listen mindfully when they...
    • A. 

      Find a message boring

    • B. 

      Find a message annoying

    • C. 

      Find a message important

    • D. 

      People always listen mindfully