Effective Speaking Chapter 18 - Lhs

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Effective Speaking Chapter 18 - Lhs - Quiz

Speaking in small groups


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    According to communication scholars, the maximum number of members in a small group falls in the _____ range.

    • A.

      5-6

    • B.

      6-7

    • C.

      7 -12

    • D.

      12–20

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 -12
    Explanation
    According to communication scholars, the maximum number of members in a small group falls in the 7-12 range. This range is considered optimal for small group communication because it allows for a diversity of perspectives and ideas while still maintaining a manageable size. With fewer than 7 members, there may not be enough input and diversity of thought, while groups larger than 12 can become difficult to manage and may lead to decreased participation and cohesion. Therefore, the 7-12 range is seen as the most effective for small group communication.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a small group?

    • A.

      Members feel a sense of belongingness

    • B.

      Members have to ability to influence each other

    • C.

      Members always meet face-to-face

    • D.

      Members unite for a common purpose

    Correct Answer
    C. Members always meet face-to-face
    Explanation
    A small group is typically defined as a collection of individuals who come together for a common purpose. They share a sense of belongingness and have the ability to influence each other. However, the characteristic of always meeting face-to-face is not exclusive to small groups. In today's digital age, small groups can also interact and collaborate through virtual platforms, thus making face-to-face meetings not a necessary requirement.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is an example of a social group?

    • A.

      A group of friends at church who quilt every Wednesday

    • B.

      A study group at school

    • C.

      A hiring committee at work

    • D.

      a student group planning homecoming activities

    Correct Answer
    A. A group of friends at church who quilt every Wednesday
    Explanation
    A group of friends at church who quilt every Wednesday is an example of a social group because they share a common interest (quilting) and regularly gather together to engage in this activity. This group is formed based on social connections and interactions, as they come together as friends and meet at a specific location (church) to pursue their shared hobby.

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  • 4. 

    The phase in group development when the group creates its group identity, seeks guidance and direction from the leader, and determines membership in roles is called

    • A.

      Forming.

    • B.

      Norming

    • C.

      Storming.

    • D.

      Performing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Forming.
    Explanation
    During the forming phase of group development, members come together and establish their group identity. They seek guidance and direction from the leader to understand the goals and objectives of the group. Additionally, they determine membership in various roles, assigning responsibilities and tasks to each member. This phase is characterized by initial introductions, getting to know each other, and establishing a foundation for effective teamwork.

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  • 5. 

    A group brought together to determine how and what they think about an idea, product, issue, thing, or person is called a(n) _____ group.

    • A.

      Advisory

    • B.

      Decision-making

    • C.

      Quality assurance

    • D.

      Focus

    Correct Answer
    D. Focus
    Explanation
    A group brought together to determine how and what they think about an idea, product, issue, thing, or person is called a focus group. Focus groups are commonly used in market research to gather opinions and feedback from a targeted group of individuals. They provide valuable insights and help in understanding the preferences, attitudes, and perceptions of the participants towards a specific topic or subject. By facilitating open discussions and encouraging participants to express their thoughts, focus groups aid in decision-making processes and provide valuable information for further analysis and improvement.

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  • 6. 

    Tanya wasn’t chosen as the leader, yet all her group members began looking to her for answers because she is the senior-most member of the committee. Tanya is an example of a(n) _____ leader.

    • A.

      Emergent

    • B.

      Implied

    • C.

      Laissez-faire

    • D.

      Designated

    Correct Answer
    B. Implied
    Explanation
    Tanya is an example of an implied leader because even though she wasn't chosen as the leader, her group members still look to her for answers due to her seniority in the committee. This suggests that she has influence and authority within the group, even without an official leadership position.

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  • 7. 

    Aaron was elected leader of his group at the first meeting.  He is an example of a(n)_____ leader.

    • A.

      Emergent

    • B.

      implied

    • C.

      Designated

    • D.

      Democratic

    Correct Answer
    C. Designated
    Explanation
    Aaron being elected as the leader at the first meeting suggests that he was specifically chosen or appointed for the position. This aligns with the definition of a designated leader, who is selected or assigned to the role rather than emerging naturally or being implied.

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  • 8. 

    Which type of leadership style is useful in emergency situations, when members are new to the workplace or situation or when time is short?

    • A.

      Laissez-faire

    • B.

      Democratic

    • C.

      Authoritarian

    • D.

      Assertive

    Correct Answer
    C. Authoritarian
    Explanation
    The authoritarian leadership style is useful in emergency situations, when members are new to the workplace or situation, or when time is short. In these situations, quick decision-making and clear directions are crucial. An authoritarian leader takes charge, makes decisions without consulting others, and expects strict obedience from subordinates. This style ensures a high level of control and efficiency, which is necessary in urgent or unfamiliar circumstances.

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  • 9. 

    _____ leaders allow group members complete freedom with the process necessary to reach the group goal but are still responsible for the group decision.

    • A.

      Laissez-faire

    • B.

      Emergent

    • C.

      Democratic

    • D.

      Implied

    Correct Answer
    A. Laissez-faire
    Explanation
    Laissez-faire leaders allow group members complete freedom with the process necessary to reach the group goal but are still responsible for the group decision. This means that the leader does not interfere or provide much guidance in the decision-making process, allowing the group members to have autonomy and make their own choices. However, the leader still takes responsibility for the final decision made by the group.

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  • 10. 

    Elliott is a good critical thinker and is helpful in assessing the value of ideas and discussions. Elliott is playing the role of

    • A.

      Gatekeeper.

    • B.

      Clarifier

    • C.

      Supporter.

    • D.

      Evaluator.

    Correct Answer
    D. Evaluator.
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, Elliott is described as a good critical thinker who is helpful in assessing the value of ideas and discussions. This implies that Elliott is someone who evaluates the ideas and discussions, rather than simply clarifying, supporting, or acting as a gatekeeper. Therefore, the correct answer is evaluator.

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