Intercultural Communication I And II. Recap.

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Intercultural Communication Quizzes & Trivia

The aim of the test is to find out the level of knowledge in the field of Intercultural communication. Adapted from Perasons Manual for Intercultural communication.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which term refers to rules for appropriate communication behaviors?
    • A. 

      Norms

    • B. 

      Values

    • C. 

      Beliefs

    • D. 

      Social practices

  • 2. 
    Which term refers to the predictable behaviors patterns that members of a culture typically follow?
    • A. 

      Norms

    • B. 

      Values

    • C. 

      Beliefs

    • D. 

      Social practices

  • 3. 
    Cultures that develop in warm climates are characterized by:
    • A. 

      Decreased interpersonal contact

    • B. 

      Higher levels of interpersonal involvement

    • C. 

      Greater interpersonal distance

    • D. 

      More use of sign language

  • 4. 
    Which term typically refers to studying comparisons of interactions among people of different cultures?
    • A. 

      Intracultural communication

    • B. 

      International communication

    • C. 

      Cross-cultural communication

    • D. 

      Interraccial communication

  • 5. 
    The term "beliefs" refers to what a group of people defines as good and bad or what it regards as important.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What are dimensions of culture according to Allwood? 
    • A. 

      Patterns of thought

    • B. 

      Patterns of behavior

    • C. 

      Patterns of artifacts

    • D. 

      Imprints in Nature

  • 7. 
    Regarding something as good or bad, clean or dirty, or fair or unfair, is an example of a
    • A. 

      Value

    • B. 

      Norm

    • C. 

      Belief

    • D. 

      Social practice

  • 8. 
    Which term refers to whether a value is seen as positive or negative? 
    • A. 

      Intensity

    • B. 

      Valence

    • C. 

      Superiority

    • D. 

      Inferiority

  • 9. 
    The term that refers to the predictable behavioral patterns that members of a culture typically follow is 
    • A. 

      Values

    • B. 

      Norms

    • C. 

      Social practices

    • D. 

      Roles

  • 10. 
    High-context cultures (Hall) transmit messages whose meanings are 
    • A. 

      Explicitly stated within the words

    • B. 

      Not clearly communicated

    • C. 

      Of significance for only a short period of time

    • D. 

      Implied from the physical surroundings

  • 11. 
    Low-context messages (Hall) are 
    • A. 

      Overt

    • B. 

      Covert

    • C. 

      Formal

    • D. 

      Informal

  • 12. 
    High-context cultures (Hall) put greater emphasis on 
    • A. 

      Independence

    • B. 

      Equality

    • C. 

      The individual

    • D. 

      Group membership

  • 13. 
    Countries with low power distance (Hofstede), such as Denmark and Israel, tend to believe that power
    • A. 

      Is a right that every individual is born with

    • B. 

      Should only be used for legitimate purposes

    • C. 

      Is dangerous and should be used with extreme caution

    • D. 

      Can only be used wisely by the most virtous and ethical members of a culture

  • 14. 
    According to Hofstede, cultures that believe people should be judged on the basis of their achievements tend to have
    • A. 

      High individualism scores

    • B. 

      Low uncertainty avoidance scores

    • C. 

      High masculinity scores

    • D. 

      Low power distance scores

  • 15. 
    Hofstede's "indulgence versus self-restraint" dimension implies that
    • A. 

      Restraint is better than indulgence

    • B. 

      Indulgence is better than restraint

    • C. 

      Culture high on self-restraint discourage excess consumption

    • D. 

      Non of above is true

  • 16. 
    People from self-effacement cultures (Hofstede and Minkov)
    • A. 

      Adapt relatively easily to foreign environments

    • B. 

      Are very proud of their cultural identity

    • C. 

      Often insist on retaining their cultural heritage

    • D. 

      All of the above is true

  • 17. 
    One's sense of belonging to a particular culture or ethnic group is called one's
    • A. 

      Social identity

    • B. 

      Personal identity

    • C. 

      Cultural identity

    • D. 

      Public identity

  • 18. 
    Which humen information process presents an obstacle to intercultural competence? 
    • A. 

      The simplification of information

    • B. 

      The tendency to value others' experiences

    • C. 

      The ability to process all environmental stimuli

    • D. 

      The inclination to interpret behavior using a large number of personal experiences

  • 19. 
    The tendency to use the categories and values of one's own culture to evaluate the actions of other is called 
    • A. 

      Prejudice

    • B. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • C. 

      Racism

    • D. 

      Stereotyping

  • 20. 
    A consequence of stereotyping is that often 
    • A. 

      People notice the subtle characteristics of the group

    • B. 

      People will expect all members of a group to behave in a particular way

    • C. 

      Responses to others requires more mental effort

  • 21. 
    The public, objective, and legal meanings of a word are called
    • A. 

      Constructive meanings

    • B. 

      Connotative meanings

    • C. 

      Denotative meanings

    • D. 

      Phonological meanings

  • 22. 
    Meanings that are more personal, emotionally charged, private, and specific to a particular person or social group are called
    • A. 

      Denotative meanings

    • B. 

      Connotative meanings

    • C. 

      Semantic meanings

    • D. 

      Syntactical meanings

  • 23. 
    According to the "firm" version of the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, one's first language  ________ one's pattern of thinking. 
    • A. 

      Influences

    • B. 

      Has no effect on

    • C. 

      Determines

    • D. 

      Has an unpredictable effect on

  • 24. 
    The study of body movements is known as
    • A. 

      Chronemics

    • B. 

      Kinesics

    • C. 

      Proxemics

    • D. 

      Vocalics

  • 25. 
    What are the four spatial zones identified by Edward Hall that affect communication? 
    • A. 

      Intimate, safe, social, and public

    • B. 

      Intimate, personal, social, and public

    • C. 

      Intimate, safe, professional, and public

    • D. 

      Non of the above

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