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  • 1. 

    A person's body is less likely to lie than his/her words.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that a person's body language is often a more reliable indicator of the truth than their spoken words. Non-verbal cues such as facial expressions, body posture, and gestures can provide valuable insights into a person's true feelings and intentions. While words can be manipulated or distorted, the body's reactions are often involuntary and difficult to control, making them a more accurate reflection of a person's true thoughts and emotions. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that a person's body is less likely to lie than their words.

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  • 2. 

    Maximum socio-frugality refers to face-to-face interaction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. Maximum socio-frugality does not refer to face-to-face interaction. It refers to the efficient use of resources and minimizing waste in social interactions.

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  • 3. 

    In class, we suggested that the ideal shape for a living room was a rectangle.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the ideal shape for a living room is a rectangle. However, this is not necessarily true as the ideal shape for a living room can vary depending on personal preferences, available space, and the desired functionality of the room. Some people may prefer a square or circular living room, while others may have irregularly shaped rooms that they find ideal. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 4. 

    To Mehrabian, the tone is more important than gestures when ascertaining the meaning of a spoken message.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Mehrabian, the tone of a spoken message is more significant than gestures in determining its meaning. This implies that the way something is said, such as the pitch, volume, or intonation, carries more weight in conveying the intended message compared to non-verbal cues like gestures or body language. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 5. 

    According to Harry Frankfurt, bullshit and lying are essentially the same things.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to Harry Frankfurt, bullshit and lying are not essentially the same things. Frankfurt argues that lying involves a deliberate attempt to deceive others by stating something that one knows is false, while bullshit involves making statements without any concern for the truth or falsity of those statements. In other words, liars know the truth and intentionally distort it, whereas bullshitters may not even care about the truth in the first place.

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  • 6. 

    Two key terms in a key architectural principle mentioned in the class were "shelter" and "usefulness".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the key architectural principle mentioned in the class did not include the terms "shelter" and "usefulness". Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 7. 

    Paralanguage also includes silence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Paralanguage refers to the nonverbal elements of communication, such as tone of voice, pitch, volume, and rhythm. It also includes the intentional or unintentional use of silence as a form of communication. Silence can convey meaning and emotions, and it is considered a part of paralanguage. Therefore, the statement that paralanguage includes silence is true.

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  • 8. 

    To Birdwhistell, there are no universal body language symbols.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Birdwhistell believed that body language is not universal and that different cultures have different nonverbal communication symbols. This means that what may be considered a specific body language symbol in one culture may not have the same meaning or significance in another culture. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 9. 

    To Morton and Trehub, adults rely more on verbal than non-verbal messages, whereas children rely more on non-verbal than verbal

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to Morton and Trehub, the correct answer is False. Their research suggests that adults rely more on non-verbal messages than verbal ones, while children rely more on verbal messages than non-verbal ones.

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  • 10. 

    According to the readings, women display more negative emotions than men.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is False. The explanation for this is that there is no evidence or reading provided to support the claim that women display more negative emotions than men. Without any data or research, it is not accurate to make such a generalization. Emotions can vary greatly among individuals and are not solely determined by gender.

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  • 11. 

    Activating events are related to emotional freeze points.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because activating events are events or situations that trigger emotional responses. Emotional freeze points, on the other hand, are moments when individuals become emotionally overwhelmed and unable to effectively cope with the situation. Therefore, it can be inferred that activating events can lead to emotional freeze points, making the statement true.

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  • 12. 

    In the recent chapter on proxemics, the two studies cited were related to what animals?

    • A.

      Deer and monkeys

    • B.

      Rats and birds

    • C.

      Rats and people

    • D.

      Rats and deer

    Correct Answer
    D. Rats and deer
    Explanation
    The recent chapter on proxemics discussed two studies that were related to rats and deer. The studies likely explored the spatial relationships and behaviors of these animals, specifically how they interact and maintain distance from each other. Proxemics is the study of personal space and spatial relationships, so it makes sense that these studies would focus on animals that have distinct behaviors in relation to their surroundings.

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  • 13. 

    Finish the phrase: Non-verbal communication can be defined as "an elaborate code that is written nowhere, known to none...

    • A.

      And nevertheless universal."

    • B.

      And understood by all."

    • C.

      And created unconsciously."

    • D.

      And universally reliable."

    Correct Answer
    B. And understood by all."
    Explanation
    Non-verbal communication refers to the exchange of information through facial expressions, body language, gestures, and other non-verbal cues. It is a form of communication that transcends language barriers and is understood by people from different cultures and backgrounds. Non-verbal cues are often subconscious and can convey emotions, intentions, and attitudes. Therefore, the statement "and understood by all" accurately captures the universal nature of non-verbal communication, highlighting its ability to be comprehended by individuals regardless of their linguistic or cultural differences.

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  • 14. 

    In all types of communication, there are two major components. We decode and we ________.

    • A.

      Pre-code.

    • B.

      Code.

    • C.

      Assimilate.

    • D.

      Encode.

    Correct Answer
    D. Encode.
    Explanation
    In all types of communication, there are two major components: decoding and encoding. Decoding refers to the process of interpreting or understanding the received message, while encoding involves the creation or formulation of the message to be transmitted. Therefore, the correct answer is "encode," as it represents the action of encoding or preparing the message for communication.

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  • 15. 

    According to Ray Birdwhistell, the human face can convey up to ________ expressions.

    • A.

      10,000

    • B.

      20,000

    • C.

      250,000

    • D.

      100,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 250,000
    Explanation
    Ray Birdwhistell, a renowned anthropologist, stated that the human face has the ability to convey a vast range of expressions. He believed that the face is capable of expressing up to 250,000 different expressions. This implies that our facial muscles and movements can communicate a multitude of emotions and reactions, highlighting the complexity and richness of nonverbal communication through facial expressions.

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  • 16. 

    The "copulatory gaze" involves...

    • A.

      Gazing for more than 10 seconds.

    • B.

      Gazing for a solid two to three seconds.

    • C.

      Gazing and then looking away and then looking back.

    • D.

      Gazing while raising ones eyebrows up and down.

    Correct Answer
    B. Gazing for a solid two to three seconds.
    Explanation
    The "copulatory gaze" refers to a specific type of gaze that lasts for a solid two to three seconds. This type of gaze is often associated with attraction and sexual interest. It is a prolonged and direct gaze that communicates interest and signals a desire for further interaction.

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  • 17. 

    The seven basic emotions displayed by the face were categorized by...

    • A.

      Calhoun

    • B.

      Knapp

    • C.

      Ekman

    • D.

      Birdwhistell

    Correct Answer
    C. Ekman
    Explanation
    Ekman categorized the seven basic emotions displayed by the face.

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  • 18. 

    According to LeCorbusier, "The home is a(n) ________ for living in.

    • A.

      Machine

    • B.

      Box

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Environment

    Correct Answer
    A. Machine
    Explanation
    LeCorbusier believed that the home should be treated as a machine for living in. This means that the design and functionality of the home should prioritize efficiency and convenience, just like a well-designed machine. This concept emphasizes the importance of incorporating modern technology and efficient systems into the home to enhance the quality of life for its inhabitants. The machine metaphor suggests that the home should be a practical and functional space that supports the needs and activities of its occupants.

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  • 19. 

    Artifacts are...

    • A.

      Remnants of childhood behaviours.

    • B.

      Anything added to the body.

    • C.

      Non-verbals passed on by our ancestors.

    • D.

      Culturally determined clothing trends.

    Correct Answer
    B. Anything added to the body.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Anything added to the body." Artifacts refer to objects or items that are made or modified by humans and are typically associated with a particular culture or time period. In this context, artifacts are specifically described as things that are added to the body. This could include clothing, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or any other form of adornment that is worn or displayed on the body.

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  • 20. 

    Allokines were discussed in relation to the...

    • A.

      Hands

    • B.

      Face

    • C.

      Shoulders

    • D.

      Eyes

    Correct Answer
    B. Face
    Explanation
    Allokines were discussed in relation to the face.

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  • 21. 

    The muscle that stretches the lips when smiling is...

    • A.

      Orbicularis oculi

    • B.

      Zygomatic major

    • C.

      Zygomatic minor

    • D.

      Embouchularis major

    Correct Answer
    B. Zygomatic major
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zygomatic major. The Zygomatic major muscle is responsible for stretching the lips when smiling. It originates from the zygomatic bone and inserts into the corner of the mouth. When this muscle contracts, it pulls the corners of the mouth upward, creating a smile. The Orbicularis oculi muscle is responsible for closing the eyelids, while the Zygomatic minor muscle assists in elevating the upper lip. The term "embouchularis major" does not exist in relation to facial muscles.

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  • 22. 

    "Self-synchrony" refers to how one...

    • A.

      Regulates one's non-verbal actions.

    • B.

      Matches one's gestures to one's words.

    • C.

      Matches one's gestures to those of another.

    • D.

      Tries to use an array of non-verbal behaviours.

    Correct Answer
    B. Matches one's gestures to one's words.
    Explanation
    Self-synchrony refers to the ability to match one's gestures to one's words. This means that a person's non-verbal actions, such as hand movements or facial expressions, align with the verbal message they are conveying. It implies a coherence and consistency between what is being said and how it is being expressed physically. This synchronization helps to enhance communication and convey the intended message effectively.

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  • 23. 

    "Interactional synchrony" occurs where...

    • A.

      ...one matches ones movements to those of another.

    • B.

      ...one matches one's words to one's behaviours.

    • C.

      ...a child mimics the actions of one's parents.

    • D.

      ...one learns the lyrics of all Police songs.

    Correct Answer
    A. ...one matches ones movements to those of another.
    Explanation
    Interactional synchrony refers to the phenomenon where individuals coordinate their movements or behavior with each other. This can be observed in various social interactions, such as conversations, dancing, or playing sports. It involves mirroring or imitating the actions, gestures, or expressions of another person in a synchronized manner. This synchronization helps to establish a sense of connection, understanding, and rapport between individuals, enhancing communication and social bonding.

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  • 24. 

    An example of an "emblem" is...

    • A.

      Middle finger

    • B.

      A stammer/stutter

    • C.

      A pause

    • D.

      Pacing

    Correct Answer
    A. Middle finger
    Explanation
    The middle finger is an example of an "emblem" because it is a gesture that conveys a specific meaning or message without the need for words. In many cultures, extending the middle finger is considered a vulgar and offensive gesture, often used to express anger, frustration, or disrespect towards someone. Emblems are nonverbal symbols that are widely recognized and understood within a particular group or society, and the middle finger gesture is a prime example of this.

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  • 25. 

    An example of an "adaptor" is...

    • A.

      A nervous tick.

    • B.

      An action that coincides with a word.

    • C.

      An evolutionary term.

    • D.

      A mirroring technique.

    Correct Answer
    A. A nervous tick.
    Explanation
    An "adaptor" refers to a behavior or action that is used to cope with a specific situation or to adapt to a particular environment. A nervous tick can be considered as an example of an adaptor because it is a repetitive and involuntary movement that some individuals exhibit when they are anxious or stressed. This behavior serves as a way to release tension or manage nervousness in certain situations.

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  • 26. 

    Females are apparently ________ than males at understanding non-verbal messages.

    • A.

      Better

    • B.

      Just as good as

    • C.

      Worse

    Correct Answer
    A. Better
    Explanation
    Females are apparently better than males at understanding non-verbal messages. This suggests that females have a higher level of proficiency in interpreting non-verbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice. They may possess more empathy and emotional intelligence, enabling them to pick up on subtle non-verbal signals more effectively. This finding aligns with research indicating that females tend to excel in social and emotional abilities, which can contribute to their superior understanding of non-verbal communication.

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  • 27. 

    1.5 to 4 feet is called ________ space.

    • A.

      Social-consultative

    • B.

      Casual-personal

    • C.

      Social-public

    • D.

      Public

    Correct Answer
    B. Casual-personal
    Explanation
    Casual-personal space refers to the distance maintained between individuals during informal interactions. It typically ranges from 1.5 to 4 feet and is commonly observed among friends, family members, or close acquaintances. This space allows for a more relaxed and intimate conversation, where individuals feel comfortable sharing personal details and engaging in casual discussions.

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  • 28. 

    Conveying two emotions at the same time is called a(n)...

    • A.

      Affect blend

    • B.

      Complex blend

    • C.

      Regulator blend

    • D.

      Cognitive blend

    Correct Answer
    A. Affect blend
    Explanation
    An affect blend refers to the simultaneous expression of two or more emotions. It occurs when an individual displays multiple emotional states simultaneously, often resulting in a blending or mixing of facial expressions or body language. This can happen when experiencing conflicting emotions or when trying to convey a complex emotional state. The term "affect blend" is used to describe this phenomenon in psychology and communication studies.

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  • 29. 

    Which is NOT in Goffman's territories of self?

    • A.

      Sheath

    • B.

      Sleeve

    • C.

      Information Preserve

    • D.

      Conversation Preserve

    Correct Answer
    B. Sleeve
    Explanation
    Goffman's territories of self refer to the different ways individuals manage and present their identities in social interactions. The concept includes spaces like information preserves and conversation preserves, which are areas where individuals control the flow of information and conversations. However, a sleeve does not fit into this framework as it is a part of clothing and does not pertain to the management of one's identity or social interactions.

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  • 30. 

    "Parantese" is...

    • A.

      A type of gesture related to talking down to someone.

    • B.

      Gestures that we have acquired from our parents.

    • C.

      Acting like parents.

    • D.

      Helping your parents relax.

    Correct Answer
    A. A type of gesture related to talking down to someone.
    Explanation
    "Parantese" is not a recognized term or word in English. It does not have any commonly known meaning or association. Therefore, it is not possible to provide an explanation for the correct answer as it is not clear what the term is referring to.

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  • 31. 

    “No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his...”  This quotation is from...

    • A.

      Sigmund Freud

    • B.

      Robert Mehrabian

    • C.

      Robert Munsch

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Sigmund Freud
    Explanation
    This quotation is attributed to Sigmund Freud. Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis. He believed that secrets and unconscious thoughts could manifest in various ways, such as slips of the tongue or through non-verbal communication. This quote reflects Freud's belief that even if someone remains silent, their subconscious mind may still reveal hidden thoughts or desires.

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  • 32. 

    With civil inattention norm...

    • A.

      We acknowledge but don't want to interact.

    • B.

      We don't acknowledge, showing we don't wish to interact.

    • C.

      We are distracted in public places.

    Correct Answer
    A. We acknowledge but don't want to interact.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We acknowledge but don't want to interact." This is because the concept of civil inattention suggests that in public spaces, individuals acknowledge the presence of others but intentionally avoid engaging in any interaction. It is a way of respecting others' privacy and personal space while still recognizing their existence. This behavior allows for a sense of social order and coexistence in public settings.

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  • 33. 

    With visual egalitarianism.

    • A.

      I make sure I give as much eye contact as I'm getting.

    • B.

      All members of a group get equal attention.

    • C.

      It's the opposite of using gaze for power.

    • D.

      Policies of inequality and diversity are used as symbols.

    Correct Answer
    B. All members of a group get equal attention.
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that with visual egalitarianism, the person ensures that they give as much eye contact as they are receiving. This means that they are treating all members of a group equally by giving them the same amount of attention. Visual egalitarianism opposes using gaze for power, indicating that it promotes fairness and equality in interactions. Additionally, policies of inequality and diversity are used as symbols, further emphasizing the importance of equal attention for all group members.

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  • 34. 

    Finish the quotation: Proxemics is "The interrelated observations and theories of man's use of space as a specialized elaboration of ________".

    • A.

      Human behaviour

    • B.

      Human thought

    • C.

      Culture

    • D.

      Progress

    Correct Answer
    C. Culture
    Explanation
    Proxemics is "The interrelated observations and theories of man's use of space as a specialized elaboration of culture." This means that proxemics studies how people use and interpret space in relation to their cultural background. It explores how different cultures have different norms and expectations regarding personal space, territoriality, and spatial arrangements. Proxemics helps us understand how culture influences our behavior and communication patterns in various spatial contexts.

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  • 35. 

    Bed is a good example of which of Goffman's territories of the self?

    • A.

      Sheath

    • B.

      Possessional

    • C.

      Stall

    • D.

      Personal

    Correct Answer
    C. Stall
    Explanation
    In Goffman's theory, the concept of "territories of the self" refers to the spaces that individuals use to present and maintain their identities. A stall is a private and personal space, often associated with activities such as grooming or self-care. A bed can be seen as a part of a stall, as it is a personal space where individuals retreat for rest and relaxation. Therefore, a bed is a good example of Goffman's territory of the self known as a stall.

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  • 36. 

    The expectancy violation model suggests that the outcome of a violation depends largely on the...

    • A.

      Reward of the violator

    • B.

      Psychological state of the receiver

    • C.

      Relationship of the interractants

    • D.

      The overall goal of the violation

    Correct Answer
    A. Reward of the violator
    Explanation
    The expectancy violation model suggests that the outcome of a violation depends largely on the reward of the violator. This means that if the violator receives a positive outcome or reward from their violation, the impact of the violation may be perceived differently by the receiver. The reward can influence the receiver's perception and interpretation of the violation, potentially leading to different reactions or responses.

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  • 37. 

    "The home is the container for dreams."

    • A.

      Bachelard

    • B.

      LeCorbusier

    • C.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D.

      Walt Disney

    Correct Answer
    A. Bachelard
    Explanation
    Bachelard is the correct answer because he is known for his philosophy of the imagination and his exploration of the significance of the home as a place for dreams. He believed that the home is not just a physical structure, but a psychological and poetic space that nurtures our dreams and aspirations. Bachelard's work emphasizes the emotional and imaginative dimensions of the home, making him the most appropriate choice for the given statement.

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  • 38. 

    As a key theorist on 'vocalics', ________ identified eight vocal qualities.

    • A.

      Trager

    • B.

      Mehrabian

    • C.

      Goffman

    • D.

      Birdwhistell

    Correct Answer
    A. Trager
    Explanation
    Trager is the correct answer because he is a key theorist on 'vocalics' and he identified eight vocal qualities.

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  • 39. 

    Exhibiting anxiety movements, like drumming fingers, is usually a(n) ________ sign of frustration at having one's turf violated.

    • A.

      Later

    • B.

      Early

    • C.

      Relatively Early

    Correct Answer
    A. Later
    Explanation
    Exhibiting anxiety movements, like drumming fingers, is usually a sign of frustration at having one's turf violated. The word "later" implies that the anxiety movements occur after the turf violation has taken place. This suggests that the frustration builds up over time, leading to the anxiety movements as a later response.

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  • 40. 

    “Loud noises” would be which form of violation:

    • A.

      Contamination

    • B.

      Invasion

    • C.

      A basic violation of territory

    Correct Answer
    C. A basic violation of territory
    Explanation
    "Loud noises" can be considered a basic violation of territory because it disrupts the peace and tranquility of a particular area. It can be seen as an intrusion into someone's personal space or territory, causing discomfort and annoyance. This violation of territory can be seen as a breach of boundaries and can lead to conflicts or disputes between individuals or groups.

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  • 41. 

    If Ekman believes that his seven facial expressions are universal, and arise out of inner emotion, who believes that they are more a part of a social exchange/interraction?

    • A.

      Birdwhistell

    • B.

      Fridland

    • C.

      Freud

    • D.

      Mehrabian

    Correct Answer
    B. Fridland
    Explanation
    Fridland believes that Ekman's seven facial expressions are more a part of a social exchange/interaction rather than arising solely from inner emotion.

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  • 42. 

    When being asked a math question, our gaze suggests which side of our brain is dominant. This is called...

    • A.

      Flat effect

    • B.

      Conjugate lateral eye movement

    • C.

      Dominant lateral eye movement

    • D.

      Dominant lobe isolation

    • E.

      Gaze aversion

    Correct Answer
    B. Conjugate lateral eye movement
    Explanation
    Conjugate lateral eye movement refers to the coordinated movement of both eyes in the same direction. When being asked a math question, our gaze tends to shift towards the side of the brain that is dominant for processing mathematical information. This is known as conjugate lateral eye movement. It indicates the activation of specific brain regions involved in mathematical processing and can provide insights into an individual's cognitive abilities in math.

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  • 43. 

    "Iconic codes" are...

    • A.

      Signals that require no words

    • B.

      Signals that require words

    • C.

      Signals that look like their referents

    • D.

      Signals that point to their refferents

    Correct Answer
    C. Signals that look like their referents
    Explanation
    Iconic codes refer to signals that resemble or visually represent their referents. These signals can be understood without the need for words or verbal communication. They rely on visual cues and similarities between the signal and its referent to convey meaning. For example, a picture of a tree can be considered an iconic code as it visually represents the referent, which is a tree.

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  • 44. 

    Fridland is associated with...

    • A.

      Basic Ecology Theory

    • B.

      Social Exchange Theory

    • C.

      Standpoint Theory

    • D.

      Fear Avoidance Theory

    Correct Answer
    A. Basic Ecology Theory
    Explanation
    Fridland is associated with Basic Ecology Theory. This theory focuses on the relationships between organisms and their environment, studying the interactions and dynamics of ecosystems. It explores how organisms adapt, survive, and thrive in their ecological surroundings. Fridland's work likely contributes to understanding the fundamental principles and concepts of ecology, such as energy flow, nutrient cycling, and population dynamics.

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  • 45. 

    “No mortal can keep silent. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his...

    • A.

      Eyes."

    • B.

      Face."

    • C.

      Fingertips."

    • D.

      Toes."

    • E.

      Body."

    Correct Answer
    C. Fingertips."
    Explanation
    This question is asking for the body part that a mortal uses to "chatter" when their lips are silent. The phrase "chatter" implies making noise or speaking, so the correct answer would be a body part that can make noise or communicate in some way. Out of the options given, only the fingertips have the ability to "chatter" by tapping or drumming on a surface. Therefore, the correct answer is "fingertips."

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  • 46. 

    In paralanguage, Glottis control has to do with...

    • A.

      Muscles at the back of the tongue.

    • B.

      The vocal cords.

    • C.

      How much one opens one's mouth.

    • D.

      Swallowing.

    Correct Answer
    B. The vocal cords.
    Explanation
    Glottis control in paralanguage refers to the control and manipulation of the vocal cords. The glottis is the space between the vocal cords, and it plays a crucial role in producing different sounds and tones in speech. By manipulating the tension and position of the vocal cords, individuals can modulate their voice pitch, volume, and quality. Therefore, glottis control is directly related to the functioning and movement of the vocal cords, making the answer "The vocal cords" the correct choice.

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  • 47. 

    Crying would be a...

    • A.

      Voice qualifier.

    • B.

      Voice clarifier.

    • C.

      Vocal characterizer.

    • D.

      Vocal secregate.

    Correct Answer
    C. Vocal characterizer.
    Explanation
    The term "vocal characterizer" refers to something that adds distinct qualities or characteristics to one's voice. In this context, crying can be seen as a vocal characterizer because it changes the tone, pitch, and overall sound of a person's voice. When someone cries, their voice becomes more emotional, shaky, and often higher pitched, which adds a unique character to their vocal expression. Therefore, "vocal characterizer" is the most fitting description for the effect of crying on one's voice.

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  • 48. 

    According to Mulac (1976), we evaluate others' dialects based on three basic dimensions: sociointellectual status, aesthetic quality, and...

    • A.

      Timber

    • B.

      Resonance

    • C.

      Demographic

    • D.

      Dynamism

    Correct Answer
    D. Dynamism
    Explanation
    According to Mulac (1976), one of the three basic dimensions on which we evaluate others' dialects is dynamism. This means that we assess dialects based on their level of energy, liveliness, and vitality.

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  • 49. 

    In turn-taking, who emits more ambiguous regulators of conversation:

    • A.

      Working class speakers

    • B.

      Middle-class speakers

    • C.

      Upper class speakers

    • D.

      Lower class speakers

    Correct Answer
    A. Working class speakers
    Explanation
    Working class speakers emit more ambiguous regulators of conversation compared to other social classes. This could be because of their cultural background, education level, or communication style. Ambiguous regulators are often used to maintain politeness, show uncertainty, or avoid confrontation. Working class speakers may rely on these ambiguous regulators to navigate social interactions and maintain harmony within their communities. This explanation is based on general observations and may not apply to all individuals within the working class.

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  • 50. 

    Women were perceived as more dominant if they had...

    • A.

      Lower voices

    • B.

      Higher pitched voices

    • C.

      More hand gestures

    • D.

      Ambiguous regulators

    Correct Answer
    A. Lower voices
    Explanation
    Women were perceived as more dominant if they had lower voices. This could be because a lower voice pitch is often associated with authority and power. It may convey confidence and assertiveness, leading others to perceive the woman as dominant. Additionally, a lower voice may be perceived as more commanding and authoritative, which can contribute to the perception of dominance.

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