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Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
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Of the following definitions, the one that implies that communication is intentional is
communication is the discriminatory response of an organism to a stimulus.
communication is a process of acting on information.
speech communication is a process through which people make sense of the world.
communication has as its central interest those behavioral situations in which a source transmits a message to a receiver with conscious intent to affect the latter's behaviors.
Why do we communicate?
To create and maintain our sense of identity
To help us create communities and to form and strengthen relationships
To develop the ability to influence others
To convey and create information
For all of the above reasons
Storytelling and joke telling can accomplish which purpose of communication?
When people who study communication focus their attention on spoken symbolic interaction, their primary interest is in which of the following?
The unspoken body language that people use
The unintentional behaviors that accompany speaking
The way people use words to create common meaning
All of the ways organisms (including non-human organisms) create meaning
Communication is considered a(n)_______ because it has no beginning or end.
A communication source performs which of the following roles?
Determining the meaning of what is to be communicated
Encoding the meaning into a message
Sending the message
Perceiving and reacting to a listener's response to the message.
All of the above
Models do all of the following EXCEPT
help us organize our thinking.
capture a process completely.
generate research questions.
make predictions about the future.
The essential components of communication are
source, message, interference, channel, receiver, feedback, environment, and context.
symbols, understanding, communication, and communicant.
source, destination, interaction, and correlation.
symbols, understanding, purpose, ideas, opinions, nonverbals, and reaction.
When individuals communicate both as sources and receivers of communication messages at the same time, they are involved in a(n)
The process of understanding information within oneself is called
According to the social constructionist perspective we can improve communication by
learning to see things from the receivers' point of view.
encoding messages as clearly as possible.
recognizing that we create reality by talking about it and should take responsibility for our talk.
describing and understanding destructive patterns.
Each of us has a frame of reference, which is
our unique view of the world and everything in it.
an alternative to communicating.
something that is only relevant when we give a public speech.
our role as the source of messages.
our role as the receiver of messages.
The primary channels that individuals use to communicate with others are
voice mail, conventional mail, and e-mail.
touch and tone of voice.
sight and sound.
television and radio.
A component in the communication process that we often send without being aware of it is
a message sent via touch.
an encoded message.
The context of an interaction includes two major components:
the physical setting and the encoding.
the physical setting and the psychological climate.
a business proposal and a personal friendship.
the supportive climate and the defensive climate.
Which aspect of a message focuses on new information or ideas?
Which of the following is the definition of a speech act?
A clearly marked occasion that calls for speech
An identifiable sequence of speech activity
People who share common attitudes toward speech
The purpose served by a given form of talk
The idea that "communication is a process of adjustment" means that
people will adapt to others' attitudes and speech while communicating.
both the content and relational dimensions of a message can change during communication.
people have to learn each other's meanings for words, as well as their nonverbal behaviors during communication.
people usually engage in complementary transactions during communication.
People who take a pragmatic perspective to communication
focus on the cultural background of communicators.
are interested in interaction rather than personality.
are interested in uncovering the hidden power relations that often exist in mediated texts.
are interested in exploring the individual psychology of communicators.
Because communication is a "package of signals," the best meaning of any message will always be
ambiguous and difficult to comprehend.
in a combination of verbal and nonverbal signals.
deliberately constructed, though not always consciously constructed.
determined over a course of interactions, rather than in just a single interaction.
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