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COM 259 FINAL EXAM
Submitted May 2 at 11:20pm
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Which communication skill needed for excellence in an information agency concerns employees being made to feel that they can make a difference in their companies?
- Creative insight
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For communication to be truly effective, it must be interactive. Which of the following best describes this concept?
- Communication should always occur over an interactive television.
- Effective communication should always involve each person listening and responding to the other(s).
- One person always speaks while the other person listens.
- This refers to the physical process of organizing elements of the message for transmission.
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What is/are the primary result(s) of communication failure in the business context?
- Loss of morale
- Decreased productivity
- All of the above
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Why is the process of establishing shared organizational values difficult?
- Each person has his/her own personal value system to guide behavior.
- Organizations are so diverse that it is almost impossible to get all members to have the same values.
- Values are established over a long period of time, which makes the process of determining them difficult.
- Values are temporary and therefore can never be accurately assessed.
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What three processes can organizations use to determine shared values?
- A list created by upper management, focus groups, and employee questionnaires
- Focus groups, consultants, and employee questionnaires
- Consultants, public relations specialists, and a list created by upper management
- Focus groups, consultants, and public relations specialists
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Maintaining candor, avoiding deception, keeping messages accurate, and maintaining consistent behavior are some guidelines for sustaining
- communication values.
- political behavior.
- ethical communication.
- goal directed behavior.
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Goals for communication should be
- positive, vague, and flexible.
- specific, positive, and fixed.
- general, high, and flexible.
- specific, high, and flexible.
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To know how an organization strategically distributes power, resources, and rewards in its daily functions is to understand its
- group processes.
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Communication competence means
- knowing the rules of the organization.
- communicating the right message appropriately and effectively by choosing the appropriate message channel.
- tricking people into thinking you know what you are talking about.
- using the appropriate message.
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Why is understanding communication anxiety so important to the strategic communication process?
- Communicating effectively with even the slightest amount of anxiety is discouraged.
- Having any amount of communication anxiety will prevent a person from becoming a strategic communicator.
- Managing anxiety is not as important as identifying the source of the anxiety.
- Learning how to manage anxiety in different contexts greatly enhances a person's ability to develop effective communication strategies.
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While diversity in the workplace is a positive factor, _________is always negative.
- specialized language
- intercultural communication
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George has very negative preconceptions about certain groups of people, various activities, and specific locations in town. George is functioning out of his __________, which are negative stereotypes.
- preconceived perceptions
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When using the proper terms to identify people who are members of different groups,_________ promotes positive communication and provides insights into others' perspectives.
- prejudicial meaning
- stereotyping behavior
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Of the following suggestions for improving intercultural communication, which was NOT mentioned in the text?
- Understand your own perspectives.
- Respect others' perspectives.
- Always acknowledge weakness in your home culture.
- Act in ways that ensure conflict stemming from diversity produces positive results.
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Total knowledge and complete understanding of another culture is
- common if the cultures are similar in religious beliefs.
- needed for successful communication to occur.
- damaging to a person's self perspective.
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Which of the following characteristics will NOT result in positive communication behavior among culturally diverse people?
- Identifying the sites of conflict
- Analyzing oneself, the event, and the context
- Passively communicating in a noninteractive style
- Understanding and prioritizing agenda items for both parties
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Where differences in communication occur and when expectations differ amongcommunicators, which of the following is/are likely to occur?
- Communication conflict
- All of the above
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Which element in a message deals with how the sender feels about the receiver and with the consequences of that feeling on future interactions?
- Nonverbal communication
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Which of the following influences your perception when you interact with another person?
- The other person's perceptions
- Attitude toward that person
- The other person's communication style
- Situational anxiety
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Proxemics is the use of __________ in communication.
- facial expressions
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Why must communicators be concerned with intimate, personal, social, and public zones in communication?
- People differ according to their tolerance for space so when a communicator violates the rules of personal space as dictated by these zones, she/he may offend others.
- There is not much to be concerned about because most people have the same personal space tolerances.
- Intimate space and personal space are of no concern in the business context; only social and public zones merit attention.
- These zones dictate parking places.
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How does accumulating situational knowledge about an organization's use of space, office design, and dress code help a person become more strategic in his/her communication?
- This knowledge reveals few details about those in charge.
- This knowledge will help the communicator to take into account the organization's culture and climate when constructing messages.
- This knowledge will help the communicator get promotions.
- Because these nonverbal issues are so subjective, all a communicator can do is guess what is appropriate and what is not.
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Which environmental factors must a person take most into account in setting effective oral communication goals?
- The communicator needs a good fit of workspace, design, and dress to project a capable, businesslike image.
- The communicator is wise to work for a company that provides ample office space and has no dress code.
- It does not matter what others think as long as the communicator is happy.
- Workspace, design, and dress are merely parts of the overall communication climate.
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Paralanguage is the use of __________ in communication.
- vocal qualities
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Kinesics is the study of __________ in communication.
- body movements and gestures
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Mutual understanding with disagreement translates into which of the following statements?
- "We understand each other and agree on the issue."
- "We don't understand each other and don't agree on the issue."
- "We understand each other but disagree on the issue."
- "We don't understand each other but really agree on the issue."
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Which of the following is the best alternative to the directive "File This!"?
- "Can you please file this if you have time?"
- "I know you are busy, but can you file this? The personnel manager wants to keep the project organized."
- "Which file should this go in When you know that, file it."
- "When you get around to it, can you please file this?"
28 of 50
The personal bubbles mentioned in the textbook fluctuate depending on which factors?
- The situation and the people with whom one is communicating
- The personality and mood of the communicators
- The communication style of the interactants
- The gender and ethnic background of both the interactants
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Which of the following is NOT one of the general purposes for a presentation mentioned in the textbook?
- To inform
- To persuade
- To motivate
- To critique
30 of 50
When a speaker gains information about the audience's needs, he/she should consider which of the following characteristics?
- Demographic variables
- Audience attitudes toward the subject
- Knowledge level
- All of the above
31 of 50
According to the textbook, the three functions of an introduction are
- to entertain, preview purpose, and motivate.
- to orient, motivate, and build rapport.
- to build credibility, review main points, and provide a closing thought.
- to motivate, entertain, and celebrate.
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Which outline should speakers use during an actual presentation?
- Topic outline
- Speaker's outline
- Complete sentence outline
- Working outline
33 of 50
To minimize anxiety before giving a presentation, one should
- practice only in front of a mirror.
- drink a lot of caffeine.
- plan, prepare, and practice.
- realize that most people do not share a common fear of public speaking.
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An effective delivery style is
- conversational, indirect, obtrusive, and intelligible.
- intelligible, conversational, direct, and unobtrusive.
- entertaining, conversational, indirect, and unobtrusive.
- intelligible, indirect, unobtrusive, and memorized.
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What function does a presentation serve when it relays data on the status quo, new ideas, new directions, or proposed changes?
- Shaping perceptions
- Setting agendas
- Sharing perceptions
- Providing information
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What function does an informative presentation serve when it helps others to establish priorities, order their goals, or put ideas in context?
- Shaping perceptions
- Setting agendas
- Sharing information
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What type of informative presentation addresses "why" questions?
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What is one of the most common mistakes made by beginning speakers regarding their listeners?
- Assuming that each audience needs a different speech
- Assuming that the same speech can be given to different audiences
- Assuming that each speech requires different supporting material
- Assuming that each presentation requires different visual aids
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In adapting to listeners, speakers must take into account the __________ levels of the audience.
- knowledge, acceptance, and interest
- acceptance, rejection, and intelligence
- knowledge, size, and range
- acceptance, size, and rejection
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When a speaker is trying to promote change, he/she attempts to __________ the listeners' thoughts or behaviors.
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What are the three typical formats for persuasive presentations?
- Motivation sessions, briefings, and reports
- Briefings, proposals, and meetings
- Sales, proposals, and motivational sessions
- Sales, meetings, and reports
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How does learning about Maslow's hierarchy of needs help a speaker to be more persuasive?
- Identifying needs helps the speaker to discover the audience members' opinion leaders.
- Identifying needs uncovers the listeners' perspective.
- Identifying needs allows the speaker to increase credibility.
- Identifying needs helps the speaker to understand what motivates a listener.
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In all public speaking situations, it is important to do which of the following?
- Analyze the audience demographics
- Identify the reasons for the audience's presence
- Understand the organizational culture and environmental dynamics
- All of the above
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Researchers have estimated that __________ of the typical employee's workday is spent communicating and __________ of this time is spent listening.
- 25%; 25%
- 50%; 25%
- 50%; 45%
- 45%; 30%
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Listening is a(n) __________ process whereas hearing is a(n) __________ process.
- voluntary, automatic
- typical, atypical
- passive, active
- automatic, voluntary
46 of 50
Competence and excellence are demonstrated in the workplace through good __________ skills.
- speaking and listening
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- allow freedom and choice in the response.
- obtain a short, specific response.
- obtain an expected response implied in the question.
- get the speaker to elaborate on the topic.
48 of 50
What are the three Ds that inhibit listening?
- Distraction, disorientation, and defensiveness
- Defensiveness, deadlines, and deluges
- Distraction, defensiveness, and deadlines
- Disco, dead, and dive
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What is the primary difference between maintenance messages and human relations messages?
- Maintenance messages seek to make others accomplish goals whereas human relations messages politely ask others to do so.
- Maintenance messages provide support for people who perform tasks within the organization whereas human relations messages promote a worker's personal development.
- Maintenance messages are sent to janitors whereas human relations messages go to personnel.
- Maintenance messages politely ask the employee to do something whereas human relations messages tell the employee to "just do it."
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Which of the following is TRUE about proxemics?
- Your physical proximity to coworkers and clients does not affect your communication effectiveness.
- It refers to the zone where people interact at the closest distance.
- Personal space is a function of the individual's need for personal space and actual distance measured in feet and inches.
- It describes the study of personal space, which is the distance between communicators.