Interpersonal Communication Final Review

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Communication Quizzes & Trivia

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, AOD836, SPRING2013, NATE TERRELL This is an online, interactive quiz comprised of questions pertinent to the review material designated in the last lecture meeting of class. DISCLAIMER: Studying only the material and questions contained in this practice quiz should not be considered the only method of adequate preparation for this final exam.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of Rawlin's stages of friendship development is a mutual proclamation of becoming friends?
    • A. 

      Role-limited interaction

    • B. 

      Nascent friendship

    • C. 

      Waning friendship

    • D. 

      Stabilized friendship

  • 2. 
    A transformative event that alters a friendship in some way is considered a 'turning point'.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The uncertainty reduction theory states that we are motivated to learn more about a person  when their behaviors are deviant, when we anticipate repeated interaction, or if there is a high probability of reward or discipline from a person. Which of the following is NOT an acquisition strategy we use to reduce uncertainty?
    • A. 

      Passive observation

    • B. 

      Environment structuring

    • C. 

      Punctuation

    • D. 

      Direct interaction

  • 4. 
    The climate in which we address conflict is important to the outcome. Competitive climates tend to be more functional, while cooperative climates tend to be dysfunctional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    All of the following are dimensions of culture EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Ethnic foods

    • B. 

      Social world

    • C. 

      Context

    • D. 

      Orientation to time

  • 6. 
    Polychronic cultures tend to have multiple things going on at one time and interact with several people at one time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Individualistic cultures believe that one should be independent and self-sufficient, while ____ cultures believe that esteem is gained by serving a group before self. This culture is considered highly traditional.
  • 8. 
    High-context cultures are highly dependent on situational cues, while low-context cultures are more direct and content-driven.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    ____ is(are) defined as an irrational state of mind characterized by an abnormal fear or hatred of foreigners.
    • A. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • B. 

      Confirming behaviors

    • C. 

      Face bids

    • D. 

      Xenophobia

  • 10. 
    Ethnocentrism is the belief that ethnicity is the most important factor of culture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Check the boxes next to the actions that can help achieve cross-cultural understanding.
    • A. 

      Eliminate stereotypes and prejudices

    • B. 

      Overcome fears and engage in honest dialogue

    • C. 

      Send honest confirming and disconfirming behaviors

    • D. 

      Develop a cultural lens

  • 12. 
    Check the boxes next to the three kinds of relational bids.
    • A. 

      Punctuation bids

    • B. 

      Relationship bids

    • C. 

      Face bids

    • D. 

      Altercasting bids

  • 13. 
    The authoritative parenting style is the most effective because it blends control and affection.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What are the three dimensions used to define the family?
    • A. 

      Structural (how members are structured)

    • B. 

      Functional (what they do for each other)

    • C. 

      Relations (how they communicate with other families)

    • D. 

      Transactional (how they communicate)

  • 15. 
    What is the last phase of Duck's relational termination?
    • A. 

      Dyadic

    • B. 

      Grave dressing

    • C. 

      Intra-psychic

    • D. 

      Initial breakdown

  • 16. 
    All of the following are stages of coming apart EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Differentiating

    • B. 

      Confrontation

    • C. 

      Avoiding

    • D. 

      Terminating

  • 17. 
    The Social Penetration Theory states that relational development depends on increasing amounts of self disclosure; and self disclosure occurs in varying amounts of breadth and depth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Check all the boxes next to the three dimensions of relationships.
    • A. 

      Intimacy (extent to which we let them know who we are)

    • B. 

      Communication (the sharing of information and knowledge)

    • C. 

      Trust (expectations the other will not harm us)

    • D. 

      Control (our ability to influence the other and determine for ourselves)

  • 19. 
    Confrontation can be direct, indirect, or it can be avoided altogether.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    What are the three types of disconfirmation behaviors?
    • A. 

      Put-downs

    • B. 

      Indifference

    • C. 

      Inperviousness

    • D. 

      Disqualification

  • 21. 
    Imperviousness is a disconfirming behavior where you deny a person's feelings or perceptions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    What are the three types of confirmation behaviors?
    • A. 

      Recognition

    • B. 

      Acknowledgement

    • C. 

      Endorsement

    • D. 

      Inclusion

  • 23. 
    Which of Thomas Kilmann's conflict resolution styles is best defined as: You are interested in maximizing your own gains, as well as the gains of others. All parties work together against the problem.
    • A. 

      Competing

    • B. 

      Accommodating

    • C. 

      Collaborating

    • D. 

      Avoiding

  • 24. 
    According to Gottman's Martial Ecology, what is the healthy benchmark ratio of positive to negative exchanges?
    • A. 

      10:1

    • B. 

      5:1

    • C. 

      3:2

    • D. 

      2:6

  • 25. 
    Gottman has identified four damaging forms of negativity. Which form is best described as: avoiding or emotionally shutting down?
    • A. 

      Criticism

    • B. 

      Contempt

    • C. 

      Stonewalling

    • D. 

      Defensiveness

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