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Multiple Choice Questions

This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Of the following definitions, the one that implies that communication is intentional is

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Question 2.
Why do we communicate?

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Question 3.
Storytelling and joke telling can accomplish which purpose of communication?

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Question 4.
When people who study communication focus their attention on spoken symbolic interaction, their primary interest is in which of the following?

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Question 5.
Communication is considered a(n)_______ because it has no beginning or end.

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Question 6.
A communication source performs which of the following roles?

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Question 7.
Models do all of the following EXCEPT

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Question 8.
The essential components of communication are

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Question 9.
When individuals communicate both as sources and receivers of communication messages at the same time, they are involved in a(n)

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Question 10.
The process of understanding information within oneself is called

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Question 11.
According to the social constructionist perspective we can improve communication by

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Question 12.
Each of us has a frame of reference, which is

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Question 13.
The primary channels that individuals use to communicate with others are

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Question 14.
A component in the communication process that we often send without being aware of it is

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Question 15.
The context of an interaction includes two major components:

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Question 16.
Which aspect of a message focuses on new information or ideas?

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Question 17.
Which of the following is the definition of a speech act?

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Question 18.
The idea that "communication is a process of adjustment" means that

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Question 19.
People who take a pragmatic perspective to communication

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Question 20.
Because communication is a "package of signals," the best meaning of any message will always be

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