How Good Are Your Communication Skills? Trivia Questions Quiz

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How good are your communication skills? Proper communication is seen to be achieved when a message is relayed to the recipient in a proper manner, and it does not get misinterpreted. This is made possible through the incorporation of different skills. Do give it a shot and get to see how well you understand and use them. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Communication?

    • A.

      Exchanging thoughts, ideas, and messages through speech, writing, signals, and body language

    • B.

      Imparting information

    • C.

      A system, such as mail, telephone, or television for sending and receiving messages

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because communication involves exchanging thoughts, ideas, and messages through various means such as speech, writing, signals, and body language. It also includes imparting information and using different systems like mail, telephone, or television for sending and receiving messages. Therefore, all the options provided in the question are valid explanations of what communication is.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a characteristic of the PASSIVE communication style?

    • A.

      Intolerant

    • B.

      Agreeable

    • C.

      Offensive

    • D.

      Egotistical

    Correct Answer
    B. Agreeable
    Explanation
    The characteristic of the PASSIVE communication style is being agreeable. This means that individuals with a passive communication style tend to avoid conflict and prioritize maintaining harmony in their interactions. They may often go along with others' opinions or requests without expressing their own needs or preferences.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following are barriers to effective communication?

    • A.

      Distraction

    • B.

      Noise and movement

    • C.

      Poor timing

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This means that all of the options mentioned - distraction, noise and movement, and poor timing - are barriers to effective communication. Distractions can divert attention away from the message being communicated, while noise and movement can create physical barriers that hinder clear communication. Poor timing refers to situations where the timing of the communication is not appropriate, which can affect the effectiveness of the message. Therefore, all three options contribute to barriers in effective communication.

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  • 4. 

    Practice makes you ________

    Correct Answer
    Perfect
    Explanation
    The phrase "practice makes perfect" is a common saying that means the more you practice something, the better you become at it. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Perfect," as it accurately completes the sentence and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 5. 

    When you are speaking one to one, your eye contact ‘holding a gaze’ should only last 10 seconds?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When speaking one-on-one, it is generally recommended to maintain eye contact for about 10 seconds before looking away. This duration allows for a comfortable level of engagement without making the other person feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Holding eye contact for too long can be perceived as aggressive or overly intense, while avoiding eye contact entirely can be seen as disinterest or lack of engagement. Therefore, maintaining eye contact for around 10 seconds strikes a balance between showing attentiveness and respect without overwhelming the other person.

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  • 6. 

    As a listener, what should you do every 5 – 10 seconds in a conversation to show you are paying attention? 

    • A.

      Look at your phone

    • B.

      Interrupt the speaker

    • C.

      Nod your head and/or say 'Uh - uh' or 'h-m-m'

    • D.

      Walk away in boredom

    Correct Answer
    C. Nod your head and/or say 'Uh - uh' or 'h-m-m'
    Explanation
    Nodding your head and/or saying 'Uh-uh' or 'h-m-m' is a way to show active listening and engagement in a conversation. It indicates that you are paying attention and processing the information being shared. This non-verbal and verbal feedback encourages the speaker to continue and feel heard, fostering better communication and understanding between both parties.

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  • 7. 

    Is staring and gazing in conversation a bad thing? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Staring and gazing in a conversation can be perceived as rude or intimidating. It may make the other person uncomfortable or feel like they are being judged. Maintaining appropriate eye contact is important in communication, but staring for extended periods or without blinking can be unsettling. Therefore, it can be considered a bad thing in conversation.

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  • 8. 

    For clarification, ask speaker to repeat if you don’t understand by  using which of the following phrases?

    • A.

      I’m sorry could you repeat that?

    • B.

      EH!

    • C.

      WHAT?

    • D.

      EXCUSE ME!

    Correct Answer
    A. I’m sorry could you repeat that?
    Explanation
    This phrase is used to ask someone to repeat what they said when you didn't understand or hear them clearly. It is a polite and respectful way to ask for clarification.

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  • 9. 

    Is [Sounds like you are telling me] a good phrase to use when paraphrasing a conversation ?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Yes, "Sounds like you are telling me" is a good phrase to use when paraphrasing a conversation. It shows that you are actively listening and trying to understand the other person's perspective. By using this phrase, you are acknowledging their words and summarizing them in your own words, which can help clarify any misunderstandings and ensure effective communication.

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  • 10. 

    It's ok to interrupt a speaker when you have something to say?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Interrupting a speaker is generally considered impolite and disrespectful. It can disrupt the flow of conversation and hinder effective communication. It is important to listen actively and patiently to the speaker, allowing them to finish their thoughts before contributing to the conversation. Interrupting can also indicate a lack of empathy and understanding towards the speaker's perspective. Therefore, it is generally recommended to wait for an appropriate pause or turn to speak rather than interrupting.

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  • 11. 

    What should you not do in conversation? 

    • A.

      Interrupt

    • B.

      Get personal 

    • C.

      Speak without thinking of the context

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In a conversation, it is important to actively listen and respect the other person's thoughts and opinions. Interrupting disrupts the flow of the conversation and can be seen as rude. Getting personal can make the other person uncomfortable and may lead to conflicts. Speaking without considering the context can result in misunderstandings and miscommunication. Therefore, all of the above options are things that should be avoided in a conversation.

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  • 12. 

    What should you always check before delivering your oral presentation?

    • A.

      The weather

    • B.

      The Time

    • C.

      That technology is working

    Correct Answer
    C. That technology is working
    Explanation
    Before delivering an oral presentation, it is important to always check that the technology is working. This is crucial because if the technology, such as a projector or microphone, malfunctions during the presentation, it can disrupt the flow and effectiveness of the delivery. Checking the technology beforehand ensures that any issues can be resolved or alternative arrangements can be made, guaranteeing a smooth and successful presentation.

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  • 13. 

    Do not speak in a monotone voice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "True." However, without any context or question provided, it is impossible to determine the specific explanation for why "True" is the correct answer. Without additional information, it is not possible to generate a meaningful explanation.

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  • 14. 

    Good presenters

    • A.

      Always introduce themselves

    • B.

      Sometimes introduce themselves

    • C.

      Rarely introduce themselves

    Correct Answer
    A. Always introduce themselves
    Explanation
    Good presenters always introduce themselves because it helps establish their credibility and create a connection with the audience. By introducing themselves, presenters provide important information about their background, expertise, and qualifications, which enhances their credibility and establishes them as a reliable source of information. Additionally, introducing themselves allows presenters to create a personal connection with the audience, making the presentation more engaging and relatable. This helps to build trust and rapport with the audience, ultimately leading to a more effective and successful presentation.

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  • 15. 

    Telling the interviewer your whole life story including personal and relationship issues is a good plan at an interview?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sharing your whole life story, including personal and relationship issues, is not a good plan at an interview. Interviews are professional settings where the focus should be on your qualifications, skills, and experiences relevant to the job. Sharing personal information unrelated to the position can be seen as unprofessional and may distract the interviewer from evaluating your suitability for the role. It is important to maintain a professional demeanor and stick to discussing relevant information during an interview.

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  • 16. 

    If your previous jobs were terrible, its ok to be honest and tell this at a new interview?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Being honest about previous terrible jobs may not be the best approach in a new interview. While honesty is generally valued, it is important to present oneself in a positive light during an interview. Focusing on the negative aspects of previous jobs might give the impression of being negative or difficult to work with. Instead, it is advisable to emphasize the lessons learned from those experiences and how they have helped in personal and professional growth. This shows resilience and a positive attitude, which are qualities employers often seek.

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  • 17. 

    Which question is most suitable to ask at end of an interview?

    • A.

      Where is the toilet?

    • B.

      When will I know if I am successful at this interview?

    • C.

      Can I have weekends off?

    Correct Answer
    B. When will I know if I am successful at this interview?
    Explanation
    The question "When will I know if I am successful at this interview?" is the most suitable to ask at the end of an interview because it shows the candidate's interest in the outcome and their desire to follow up. It also demonstrates their eagerness to know about the next steps in the hiring process, indicating their enthusiasm for the position.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these is not presentation software?

    • A.

      Powtoon

    • B.

      Javascript

    • C.

      Thinklink

    • D.

      Powerpoint

    Correct Answer
    B. Javascript
    Explanation
    Javascript is a programming language used for web development and creating interactive elements on websites, but it is not specifically designed for creating presentations. Powtoon, Thinklink, and Powerpoint, on the other hand, are all popular presentation software tools that allow users to create slideshows, add multimedia elements, and present information in a visually appealing manner.

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  • 19. 

    What was the name of the girl who did a good interview?

    • A.

      Katie

    • B.

      Chelsey

    • C.

      Tiffany

    • D.

      Jane

    Correct Answer
    B. Chelsey
  • 20. 

    All of the below should be done before an interview but the most important thing to do before an interview is

    • A.

      Pick a professional outfit

    • B.

      Practice answering interview questions

    • C.

      Review the job description

    • D.

      Research the company

    Correct Answer
    B. Practice answering interview questions
    Explanation
    Practicing answering interview questions is the most important thing to do before an interview because it helps in building confidence and preparing for potential questions that may be asked during the interview. By practicing, the candidate can refine their responses, highlight their skills and experiences effectively, and ensure that they are able to communicate their qualifications clearly. This preparation allows the candidate to feel more comfortable and prepared during the actual interview, increasing their chances of performing well and leaving a positive impression on the interviewer.

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  • 21. 

    You should remove noticeable body piercings and cover tattoos before interview? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to remove noticeable body piercings and cover tattoos before an interview because they can create a distraction and may not be seen as professional in certain industries or workplaces. This is especially true for customer-facing roles or conservative industries where a more traditional appearance is expected. By presenting a clean and professional image, you are more likely to make a positive impression on the interviewer and increase your chances of being considered for the job.

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  • 22. 

    At the end of the interview, you should ask questions that ...

    • A.

      Show you are eager to work there

    • B.

      Are related to money

    • C.

      Are personal

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    A. Show you are eager to work there
    Explanation
    Asking questions that show you are eager to work there demonstrates your enthusiasm and interest in the position. It conveys that you are genuinely interested in the company and the role you are interviewing for. This can leave a positive impression on the interviewer and indicate that you are motivated and committed to the job. It also allows you to gather more information about the company and the specific responsibilities of the role, which can help you make an informed decision if an offer is extended to you.

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  • 23. 

    At the end of your presentation,....

    • A.

      Repeat everything you have said

    • B.

      Stand silently waiting for applause

    • C.

      Summarise and ask for questions

    • D.

      Say 'That's all

    Correct Answer
    C. Summarise and ask for questions
    Explanation
    At the end of a presentation, it is common practice to summarize the main points discussed during the presentation. This allows the audience to have a clear understanding of the key takeaways. Additionally, asking for questions provides an opportunity for the audience to seek clarification on any points they may have found confusing or to engage in further discussion. This approach encourages active participation and ensures that the audience has a chance to engage with the presenter.

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  • 24. 

    Sheila did a poor interview and was unsuccessful in her application because 

    • A.

      She wore a hoodie and other unsuitable clothing to the interview

    • B.

      She was late for the interview

    • C.

      She criticised her previous employer

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all three options listed - wearing unsuitable clothing, being late for the interview, and criticizing a previous employer - are examples of poor interview behavior that can negatively impact an applicant's chances of success. Each of these actions reflects a lack of professionalism and preparation, which are important qualities employers look for in potential candidates.

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  • 25. 

    Eye contact means looking deep into the eyes of a person/audience and staring.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Eye contact does not necessarily mean staring or looking deep into someone's eyes. It refers to the act of making visual contact with another person by looking directly into their eyes. It is a way of nonverbal communication that can convey interest, attention, and connection. Staring, on the other hand, implies a prolonged and intense gaze, which is not necessarily a part of eye contact. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 26. 

    What should you not talk about with people you have just met?

    • A.

      Religion

    • B.

      Sex

    • C.

      Politics

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    When meeting someone for the first time, it is generally considered impolite to discuss sensitive topics such as religion, sex, and politics. These subjects can be highly personal and can easily lead to disagreements or offense. It is best to focus on neutral and light-hearted topics when getting to know someone new, in order to create a comfortable and positive atmosphere.

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  • 27. 

    Which lady displays best body language for an interview?

    • A.

      Far Left

    • B.

      Second from left

    • C.

      Second from right

    • D.

      Far right

    Correct Answer
    D. Far right
    Explanation
    The lady on the far right displays the best body language for an interview. This could be because she appears confident and engaged, with good posture and a relaxed yet attentive expression. Her body language suggests that she is actively listening and interested in the conversation, which can make a positive impression on the interviewer.

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  • 28. 

    When asked at interview ' What are your weaknesses?' , what advice is given in the  Thinglink Presenation 

    • A.

      Admit sleeping in on occassion

    • B.

      Avoid personality and character flaws  

    • C.

      Admit you are a  difficult team player 

    Correct Answer
    B. Avoid personality and character flaws  
    Explanation
    The advice given in the Thinglink presentation is to avoid mentioning personality and character flaws when asked about weaknesses in an interview. This is because discussing such flaws may give a negative impression to the interviewer and could potentially harm your chances of getting the job. It is better to focus on weaknesses that are not related to personal traits, such as occasional oversleeping, as they are less likely to raise concerns about your ability to perform the job effectively.

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  • 29. 

      When preparing a PowerPoint as a visual aid for your presentation, you should

    • A.

      Avoid having too much text on the slides so people don't get distracted 

    • B.

      Put all your information on the slides so you can look up and read it during the presentation 

    • C.

      Keep group engaged with text-heavy slides 

    Correct Answer
    A. Avoid having too much text on the slides so people don't get distracted 
    Explanation
    Having too much text on the slides can overwhelm the audience and make it difficult for them to focus on the main points of the presentation. It is important to keep the slides concise and visually appealing, using bullet points or key phrases instead of lengthy paragraphs. This allows the audience to easily grasp the information and stay engaged with the presentation.

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  • 30. 

    What three things MUST be used in oral interpretation.

    • A.

      Script,music and chairs 

    • B.

      Voice, gesture and props

    • C.

      Gestures, facial expression and voice

    • D.

      Facial expressions, music and introduction 

    Correct Answer
    C. Gestures, facial expression and voice
    Explanation
    In oral interpretation, gestures, facial expression, and voice are essential elements that must be used. Gestures help to convey meaning and enhance the performance, while facial expressions allow the audience to understand the emotions and intentions of the speaker. The voice is crucial in delivering the text effectively, using tone, volume, and inflection to engage the listeners. These three elements work together to create a compelling and impactful oral interpretation.

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