Communications Final Study Test #2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     True/False – The following are all types of communication interpersonal, dyadic or interpersonal, small group, public and mass communication.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    . A need to be with other people and have interpersonal relationships is identified as a ____________ need.
    • A. 

      A) Identity

    • B. 

      B) Psychological

    • C. 

      C) Mental

    • D. 

      D) Social

  • 3. 
    . ___________________ competence requires an understanding of differences within a society as well as motivation, tolerance for ambiguity, open-mindedness, and knowledge and skill (mindfulness) when attempting to learn the rules of a specific culture
    • A. 

      A) Communication

    • B. 

      B) Intercultural Communication

    • C. 

      C) Nonverbal Communication

    • D. 

      D) Interpersonal Communication

  • 4. 
    One's ___________________ shapes perceptions of self and others and influences communication with others. 
    • A. 

      A) Self-worth

    • B. 

      B) Self-Esteem

    • C. 

      C) Self-Respect

    • D. 

      D) Self-Concept

  • 5. 
    ___________________  prophecies exert a powerful, positive or negative influence on communication and our behavior, whether they are self-constructed or those imposed by others. The following is an example of what type of prophecy?  “I’m going to do great on this interview today.  I look sharp, know the business and am the right person for the job. Two hours after the interview they called me and gave me the job – I knew I would get it.” 
    • A. 

      A) Self-concept prophecies

    • B. 

      B) Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

    • C. 

      C) Self-Esteem Prophecies

    • D. 

      D) Self-Image

  • 6. 
    True or False: We make sense of others behavior through selection, organization and interpretation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    . __________  is a blend of taking another's cognitive and emotional perspective with having genuine concern for the other. (i.e putting yourself in the shoes of others)
    • A. 

      A. Sympathy

    • B. 

      B) Nonverbal Communication

    • C. 

      C) Empathy

    • D. 

      D) Perception

  • 8. 
    _________________________ leads to misunderstanding, disruptions and evasions. Examples are equivocal words, relative words, slang, jargon, abstract language.
    • A. 

      A) Conflict

    • B. 

      B) Respect

    • C. 

      C) Troublesome Language

    • D. 

      D) Symbols

  • 9. 
     More frequently, men tend to use speech in order to ____________.
    • A. 

      A) Accomplish tasks

    • B. 

      B) Nourish relationships

  • 10. 
    Women tend to use speech in order to ____________.
    • A. 

      A) Accomplish tasks

    • B. 

      B) Nourish relationships

  • 11. 
     Emotive and evasive language has the potential to ____________. 
    • A. 

      A) Create meaning

    • B. 

      B) Bring people together

    • C. 

      C) Create misunderstanding

    • D. 

      D) Solve problems

  • 12. 
    . A valuable tool for understanding others is increased  ____________.  
    • A. 

      A) Empathy

    • B. 

      B) Sympathy

    • C. 

      C) Perception

  • 13. 
    To find out whether our interpretations of others' behaviors are accurate, we can use ______________.  
    • A. 

      A) Empathy

    • B. 

      B) Sympathy

    • C. 

      C) Perception Checks

  • 14. 
    . ____________________ rules deal with the meaning of specific words. These rules help us agree that “books” are for reading, “cars” are for driving.  
    • A. 

      A) Syntactic

    • B. 

      B) Semantic

    • C. 

      C) Phonological

    • D. 

      D) Pragmatic

  • 15. 
    . _______________________ statements are claims that can be verified true or false.  
    • A. 

      A) Factual

    • B. 

      B) Opinion

    • C. 

      C) Abstract

  • 16. 
    . A ____________________ is a pleasant term substituted for a more direct but potentially less pleasant one. For example, instead of saying “toilet”, we might say “restroom.” 
    • A. 

      A) Equivocation

    • B. 

      B) Euphemism

    • C. 

      C) Inference

  • 17. 
    ______________________ cultures use language primarily to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas as clearly and logically as possible. 
    • A. 

      A) High-Context

    • B. 

      B) Low-Context

    • C. 

      C) Medium Context

  • 18. 
     True or False - When communicating competently with social media, some good strategies are to choose the best medium, channel, be considerate and be safe. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    . ______________________________ is used to reflect the degree to which members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous situations and how much they try to avoid them.  
    • A. 

      A) Power Distance

    • B. 

      B) Collectivism

    • C. 

      C) Uncertainty Avoidance

  • 20. 
    When a speaker says, “I, uh, I’m glad to, uh, be here” this is an example of what?  
    • A. 

      A) Fluency

    • B. 

      B) Proxemics

    • C. 

      C) Disfluency

    • D. 

      D) Paralanguage

  • 21. 
    Purposefully standing closer to someone to let others know you are at a social event together is an example of a ___________________ message  
    • A. 

      A) Kinesic

    • B. 

      B) Chronemic

    • C. 

      C) Proxemic

    • D. 

      D) Nonverbal

  • 22. 
    True or False – We are usually attracted to people who like us – this reciprocal attraction is especially strong in the early stages of a relationship
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    __________________________ is defined as communicating about communication and can play a role in resolving conflicts and reinforcing relationships. 
    • A. 

      A) Nonverbal

    • B. 

      B) Language

    • C. 

      C) Meta-communication

    • D. 

      D) Listening

  • 24. 
    __________________ in interpersonal relationships involves sharing information that is deliberate, significant and not known by others 
    • A. 

      A) Non-disclosure

    • B. 

      B) Self-Disclosure

    • C. 

      C) Full Disclosure

    • D. 

      D) Closure

  • 25. 
    Language that has two equally plausible meanings is termed _______________  
    • A. 

      A) Equivocal

    • B. 

      B) Harmonious

    • C. 

      C) Synergistic

    • D. 

      D) Collaborative

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