CST 110 Introduction To Communication Test #2

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CST 110 Introduction To Communication Test #2

Hello Class, Using Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11, answer the following multiple choice and true/false questions. Thank you for your participation. S. Goodwin


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.  When provoked, men and women have equivalent reactions in terms of heart rate, but when questioned, men usually say they are hurt or sad, while women usually say they are angry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    2.  Both psychoanalyst Carl Jung and psychologist Elaine Hatfield believed that emotions are contagious.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    3.  Research reported in the text shows that people's moods affect how they see their future.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    4.  Conflict always requires two or more people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    5.  The agressive person insists on standing up for his or her rights while ignoring and violating the rights of others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    6.  According to uncertainty reduction theory, when we intially meet someone we are intially uncertain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    7.  For some people who express some anger, the risks for disease may be lower than for persons who express little anger.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    8.  The second stage of the Abuse Cycle finds tensions erupting into violence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    9.  Feelings in themselves are neither positive nor negative; what you do with them determines whether they are healthy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    10.  During nascent friendship, we consider ourselves an enemy of the other person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    11.  Susan and Juan had different views on the issue of increased taxes.  They are experiencing value conflict.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    12.  Toxic Communication includes
    • A. 

      All forms of functional communication.

    • B. 

      Consistent use of verbal bause and/or physical or sexual agression, or violence.

    • C. 

      Intensely positive feelings.

    • D. 

      Waning friendship.

  • 13. 
    13.  Which of the following are characteristics of romantic relationships?
    • A. 

      The expectation of pemanence

    • B. 

      Commitment

    • C. 

      Passion and intimacy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    14.  Which of the following emotions typically results from interference with the pursuit of our goals?
    • A. 

      Surprise

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Sadness

    • D. 

      Anger

  • 15. 
    15.  According to Theodore Rubin, an emotional isolationist
    • A. 

      Violates display rules.

    • B. 

      Is at the differentiating stage of a relationship.

    • C. 

      Experiences emotion states but not emotion traits.

    • D. 

      Tries to protect himself or herself from the exchange of feelings by minding his or her own business, and avoiding relationship entaglements or involvements.

  • 16. 
    16.  According to the text, a relationship that has no conflict is in effect
    • A. 

      At stage 5, bonding.

    • B. 

      Not a relationship.

    • C. 

      Violating display rules.

    • D. 

      A pseudo conflict.

  • 17. 
    17.  In a low-intensity conflict, the interactants
    • A. 

      Want to destroy one another.

    • B. 

      Feel committed to winning.

    • C. 

      Feel that victory is insufficient unless it is total.

    • D. 

      Try to find a solution that is beneficial to each.

  • 18. 
    18.  A pseudo conflict occurs when
    • A. 

      There is a disagreement over facts rather than values.

    • B. 

      There is disagreement over values rather than facts.

    • C. 

      Facts cannot be verified.

    • D. 

      Someone mistakenly believes that two goals cannot be achieved simultaneously.

    • E. 

      One person considers the situation a conflict, but the other does not.

  • 19. 
    19.  When we behave nonassertively, which of the following is not true?
    • A. 

      We could end up with something we do not want.

    • B. 

      We express our true feelings.

    • C. 

      We might change directions like a weather vane.

    • D. 

      We do not take steps to improve a relationship that is causing us trouble.

    • E. 

      We may be afraid of rejection.

  • 20. 
    20.  The text lists an "emotional bill of rights."  Which of the following is not part of this list?
    • A. 

      The right to make mistakes

    • B. 

      The right to express feelings and opinions

    • C. 

      The right to make choices for others

    • D. 

      The right to say no without feeling guilty

    • E. 

      The right not to assert oneself

  • 21. 
    21.  When friends drift apart, they are in the ________ stage.
    • A. 

      Waning

    • B. 

      Stabilized

    • C. 

      Nascent

    • D. 

      Nautical

  • 22. 
    22.  When two people consider each other friends, they are in the _______ stage.
    • A. 

      Stabilized

    • B. 

      Waning

    • C. 

      Nascent

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    23.  Which of these elements is likely to result in high dissatisfaction in the workplace?
    • A. 

      The rugged individual.

    • B. 

      The team player.

    • C. 

      A climate of trust and respect.

    • D. 

      A leader with tolerance for disagreement.

  • 24. 
    24.  When it comes to displaying emotions
    • A. 

      Men and women have the same physiological response, but their display of emotions and how they are verbally expressed differ.

    • B. 

      Culture and race are much clearer determinants than gender.

    • C. 

      Men and women are most alike in how they display anger and hostility.

    • D. 

      Because women are viewed as more objective and independent, they tend to display their emotions more easily.

  • 25. 
    25.  Which description of the role of conflict in a healthy relationship is accurate?
    • A. 

      The ideal is to have a conflict-free relationship.

    • B. 

      Handling conflicts well means that someone needs to deny his/her needs.

    • C. 

      What people disagree about is more important than how they handle the conflict.

    • D. 

      When handled well, conflict serves to strengthen the relationship.

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