21. A culture is unavoidably shaped and reflected by the language its
members speak. This concept [4 pts.]
A. high-context culture.
B. low-context culture.
C. cultural anthropology.
D. linguistic relativism.
E. cognitive determinism.
22. The nonverbal researchers cited in your text claim that, when we
consider the actual meaning involved in communication situations, verbal messages [4 pts.]
A. carry less meaning than nonverbal ones.
B. carry more meaning than nonverbal ones.
C. aren’t really listened to.
D. are too full of nonverbal signals.
E. define the communication situation.
23. Nonverbally, women _____________________ more than men. [4 pts.]
A. make less eye contact
B. smile less
C. are less vocally expressive
D. use more head, hand and arm gestures
E. require more personal space
24. Studies of nonverbal posture behaviors have found that [4 pts.]
A. we are generally unaware of posture.
B. different facial expressions help posture interpretation.
C. we should use unambiguous postural cues.
D. tension and relaxation of muscles can indicate status differences.
E. posture is not important to body image.
25. Your roommate gives the appearance of listening to you, but you can
tell from her responses that her mind is elsewhere. You could call
her listening style in this instance [4 pts.]
A. stage hogging.
B. insulated listening.
D. defensive listening.
26. Which of the following is the best helping paraphrase response to the
following statements? “I can’t stand that class! The lectures are a
waste of time, and the tests are full of nitpicking questions. I’m not
learning anything.” [4 pts.]
A. “Sounds like you’re fed up with the class.”
B. “Sounds like you’re thinking about dropping the class.”
C. “Sounds like the class has nit-picking tests and is a waste of time.”
D. “Sounds like you resent spending so much time on information you don’t consider useful.”
E. “Sounds like you’re fed up with school.”
27. “I think that the reason you’re so confused is that you’re trying to
make everyone else happy and forgetting your own happiness.” This
statement is what type of listening response? [4 pts.]
28. “I’m worried that you won’t follow through on your commitment” is
an example of self-disclosure at which of the following levels [4 pts.]
29. “Why don’t you go ahead and visit your friends without me this
weekend. I’ll stick around and catch up on my studies.” This
statement typifies which relational stage? [4 pts.]
30. Which of the following does the text offer as a guideline for
expressing emotions [4 pts.]
A. The sooner a feeling is shared, the better.
B. Try to avoid sharing negative feelings whenever possible.
C. Share multiple feelings when appropriate.
D. Let others know that they have caused you to feel a certain way.
E. Try to avoid getting too emotional.
1. In interpersonal relationships, the rule is: The more self-disclosure the better.
2. Couples are happiest when their levels of openness are roughly equal.
3. The sensory data we receive are the same for all of us; perceptual differences occur only after we begin to process those data.
4. Of the communication models described in your text, the linear model most accurately describes the interpersonal communication process.
5. Just because we have revealed many different kinds of facts to another doesn’t mean that we have an intimate relationship.
6. An older professor who forgets what it was like to be a student when he teaches is an example of how differing environments in the classroom can make understanding difficult.
7. When we self-disclose to strangers, it is usually for reciprocity or impression formation.
8. Since we are the ones who experience reality, we have a complete idea of what that reality is.
9. Luckily, communication from others does not affect our self-concept.
10. Just as judges instruct juries to disregard some statements made in court, we can reverse or erase the effects of communication interactions in everyday life.
11. The text says that “counting to ten” applies to win-win problem solving.
12. We are not communicating when we remain silent.
13. Opinions of family members or teachers early in your life have little impact on the formation of your self-concept.
14. All communication behavior is aimed at making impressions.
15. Emotional expression is the only way to develop close relationships.
16. Managing your identity can be useful when you are meeting someone at a party for the first time.
17. Research has shown that mediated communication has had an overall negative effect on interpersonal relationships.
18. Communication, as the term is used in your text, consists only of messages that a sender deliberately conveys.
19. People with high self-esteem tend to disapprove of others more than people with low self-esteem.
20. Fortunately, just knowing about a communication skill makes us able to put it into practice.