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Tatum's mom buys him a brand new pair of burnt orange sneakers for the upcoming semester and he absolutely loves them. She later overhears him on the phone describing them to a friend as "totally sick." Disappointed that he feels that way about the gift, she returns them the next day to get him a pair he will like more. According to Chapter 1: Foundations of Communication, what aspect critical to defining communication does this example best demonstrate?
A. Communication is verbal and nonverbal.
B. Communication is a process.
C. Communication is the stimulation of meaning.
D. Communication is irreversible, ongoing, and systemic.
C. Communication is the stimulation of meaning. * (p. 5)
A prosecution lawyer slams his fist down on the courtroom desk as he declares the grave injustice that has been committed by the defendant in the case. According to Chapter 1, the lawyer is enacting which component of nonverbal communication?
A. Complementing * (p. 10)
Josh and Emily work together and within her first few weeks Emily starts noticing how much Josh touches her while he talks, such as putting his hand on her shoulder while he says, "How is your day going?" or putting his arm around her when he says, "Great presentation!" Emily starts to believe that Josh likes her and she waits for weeks for him to ask her out. When Josh fails to do so, she is disappointed and starts to distance herself. According to Chapter 1, which level of meaning is Emily not paying attention to?
Samar is giving a speech today. She tells her roommate, "Geez, why am I so nervous?" to which her roommate responds, "Because you have such rigid rules." From Chapter 2: So What's Stopping You?, what might Samar be doing to make her roommate think this?
A. She thinks she has never given a good speech and never will.
B. She feels she must tell the story in her speech perfectly, word-for-word.
C. She imagines the audience critiquing all aspects of her speech, even her outfit.
D. She stayed up all night writing the speech and has not practiced it yet.
B. She feels she must tell the story in her speech perfectly, word-for-word. * (p. 40)
As a child, Lourdes was taught that women should never talk above a whisper. When she would get excited and yell as a child, her parents would often discourage her from talking loudly. When Lourdes introduced herself to her peers in CMS 306M, her instructor asked her to project her voice and speak loudly. According to Chapter 2, what is the cause for Lourdes's dispositional anxiety?
A. Inadequate positive reinforcement
B. Inadequate or poor models
C. Poor skill development
D. Positive reinforcement
A. Inadequate positive reinforcement (p. 34)
During Alejandro's informative presentation he uses information he learned from a TED Talk. Although he cites the talk in his bibliography, he uses research and stories from the talk without properly attributing these specific pieces of information to their source. According to Chapter 3: Communication Ethics, what type of plagiarism is this?
B. Incremental* (p. 63)
Anika is presenting her company's new pharmaceutical to a group of doctors. Though her lab found that in some cases the drug has serious side effects, she decided to leave out that information and only present the positive features of the drug. Given that the Federal Drug Administration requires that pharmaceutical reps discuss the risks of using prescriptions, Anika was quickly dismissed from her job. According to Chapter 3: Communication Ethics, which viewpoint of ethical communication was used to evaluate Anika's actions?
A. Virtue Ethics
C. Postmodern Ethics
Tya is a Congresswoman who sits on the board of a large oil company. When debating bills in Congress that would lessen the environmental regulations on oil companies, Tya informs her fellow Congresspeople of her position on the board. According to Chapter 3, Tya is alleviating her conflict of interest through which course of action?
A. Disclosure *p. 61
While listening to another group's presentation in 306M, Emmet demonstrates he is listening by first shaking his head. After the presentation, Emmet asks about the validity of a source during the Q&A session. According to Chapter 4: Listening, Emmet's actions demonstrate which aspect of the listening model?
D. Responding * (pg. 79)
As a member of the Texas Democrats, Kimberly completely tuned out from the lecture after the speaker announced his allegiance to the Tea Party. According to Chapter 4, which strategy for becoming a better listener should she have employed?
A. Avoid jumping to conclusions
B. Adapt to the speaker's delivery
C. Listen for major ideas
D. Ignore negative information
A. Avoid jumping to conclusions * (pg. 83)
Human resources has identified twelve candidates to fill an opening in the University's Public Affairs Department. According to Chapter 5: Technologically Mediated Communication, what process might be used to evaluate a candidate's potential fit with the company?
A. Permanence of records review
B. Web presence
D. Network interviewing
C. Cybervetting *(p.106)
Teddy is out of the office but needs to communicate with his team about a crucial change in their organization. Teddy arranges to Skype or video chat with his team. According to Chapter 5, in what type of communication are Teddy and his team engaging?
A. Asynchronous Communication
B. Co-Located Communication
C. Synchronous Communication
D. Moderated Communication
C. Synchronous Communication * (p. 95)
Before giving her speech, Coralyn conducts a psychographic profile on her audience. According to Chapter 6: Audience Analysis, which of the following questions might she ask during this analysis?
A. What is the religious background of your audience?
B. What are the beliefs of your audience?
C. What is the education level of your audience?
D. What is the sexual orientation of your audience?
B. What are the beliefs of your audience?
As he prepares for his upcoming meeting with a committee of potential investors, Screech includes graphs and statistical data in his PowerPoint as well as background reading material and charts in an appendix of the portfolio he plans to hand out. According to Chapter 6, which personality type best describes the audience Screech is preparing for?
D. Thinkers * (p. 128)
While Jonathan was giving a presentation to co-workers visiting from an out-of-town branch, one person in the audience frequently interrupted the presentation, disagreeing with Jonathan's claims and demanding a defense of his data. Chapter 7: Intercultural Communication, this type of response is characteristic of which cultural dimension?
A. Low-Context culture
B. High-Context culture
C. Strong Uncertainty Avoidance culture
D. Weak Uncertainty Avoidance culture
D. Weak Uncertainty Avoidance culture * (p. 152)
When looking for employment, Yumi only applied to Family First Consulting because the company valued team players, promoted interdependence, and in-group harmony. From Chapter 7, what type of cultural value dimension is expressed by the culture of Family First Consulting?
C. Large power distance
D. Strong uncertainty avoidance
A. Collectivism * (p. 151)
Adam and Brett have an idea for a topic that they strongly suggest to the group for their project. They are so enthusiastic that everyone else quickly agrees. The group loses points for not meeting the criteria of the assignment in topic selection. According to Chapter 8: Working in Teams, what could the group have done to avoid groupthink in coming to consensus?
A. Taken a verbal vote on the topic decision.
B. Designated someone to be a devil's advocate.
C. Made sure everyone unanimously agreed with the choice.
D. Compromised with Adam and Brett.
B. Designated someone to be a devil's advocate.* p. 179
Sawyer suggests a topic for her group to address in their presentation. When a debate arises over her suggestion she quickly dismisses her idea in order to get a quick resolution and prevent an argument. According to Chapter 8, which conflict management style is Sawyer using?
B. Accommodating* (p. 176)
Reggie is giving an informative presentation on the health benefits of chocolate. To ensure he applies the most credible research out there, Reggie should seek information from a source that he can be sure has been read, edited, and approved by other experts in the field. According to Chapter 9: Sources for Your Presentation, where should he look for information?
A. On the internet
B. In an academic journal
C. Using Lexis-Nexis Academic
D. In a book from the UT Library
B. In an academic journal *(p.217 - academic journals can be peer-reviewed)
Chapter 9 teaches us that determining the credibility of a web source is a key factor when using the internet for research. Which of the following questions will best help you assess the accuracy of a web source?
A. What is the domain of the web address?
B. Whose interests are being served by the information on this site?
C. When was the site last updated?
D. Does the site provide references for its data?
D. Does the site provide references for its data? * (p. 223; this is the only question that one would use to assess accuracy. The other questions assess other credibility factors- e.g. objectivity, currency, etc.)
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