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Which comparison of verbal and nonverbal communication is accurate?
A)Both verbal and nonverbal communication are formally taught.
B)The sender has more control over verbal communication.
C)More channels are used for verbal communication.
D)The setting is more restricted in nonverbal communications.
Nonverbal cues
A)complement a verbal message.
B)regulate verbal communication.
C)both complement and regulate.
D)neither complement nor regulate.
A key difference between verbal and nonverbal communication is that:
A)Verbal communication is nonlinear.
B)Nonverbal communication is linear.
C)Verbal communication is linear and nonverbal communication is nonlinear.
D)There are no specific differences between verbal and nonverbal cues.
When a college instructor pauses during a lecture and looks at students who are talking in order to communicate that they should be quiet, what function is being fulfilled by the nonverbal message?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of nonverbal communication?
A)It remains unaffected by its setting.
B)It often operates at a subconscious level.
C)It reveals feelings and attitudes.
D)It may conflict with verbal messages.
In a mixed message, the nonverbal communication is usually more reliable than the verbal message because
A)verbal messages are more likely to show your feelings.
B)the cultural setting has a greater impact on nonverbal communications.
C)it is much harder to control and manipulate nonverbal communications.
D)all of the above reasons.
The process of detecting lies has become increasingly sophisticated; the ability to analyze speech in this way is possible because nonverbal communication
A)is largely unconscious.
B)has the potential to conflict with verbal communication.
C)shows the sender's feelings and attitudes.
D)has all of the above characteristics which can help determine the truthfulness of the speaker (but is not an exact science).
Displays of feelings vary by cultures. Which of the following is NOT true?
A)Many Asian cultures use high degrees of facial expressions.
B)Arabic cultures freely express grief.
C)Most Americans hide grief or sorrow.
D)Sometimes, excessive smiling may signal shallowness.
Which of the following is NOT an aspect of paralanguage?
A)facial expressions
B)rate of speech
C)pitch of voice
D)volume of voice
Which of the following statements best describes paralanguage?
A)It involves the speaker's choice of words.
B)It can create a distinct impression of the speaker.
C)Its main component is body language.
D)It exists beside language and interacts with it.
The term kinesics refers to
A)paralinguistic cues that are used to persuade.
B)vocal fillers that regulate the flow of speaking.
C)body movements that directly translate into words.
D)all forms of body movement other than physical contact with another person.
Which of the following categories of body movement is correctly defined?
A)Emblems are movements that directly translate into words.
B)Illustrators are movements that are universally recognized across cultures.
C)Regulators control the rate of speech at which the speakers are talking.
D)Adaptors are a form of feedback, signaling the listener's disagreement with the speaker.
Which statement about adaptors is NOT correct?
A)They are habits that are not intended to communicate.
B)People use them when they are uncomfortable or nervous.
C)They are uniform to most communicators and easy to classify.
D)They are behaviors that satisfy physical or psychological needs.
Which statement concerning attractiveness is NOT correct?
A)Having an attractive wife is a universal sign of a man's status.
B)Young women are a sign of health and fertility, in men's eyes.
C)Women of all cultures are attracted more to wealth and power in men.
D)Attractiveness almost always correlates positively with good grades.
Which statement about attractiveness is FALSE?
A)Physical characteristics that a person can control are termed elective characteristics.
B)Context is an important factor when judging attractiveness.
C)Elective characteristics have more influence on how one sees the world.
D)Attractiveness pays off in the business world with more job offers.
Compared to all other types of adornment, clothing gives the largest number of cues about a wearer. Which of the following areas is NOT likely to be judged, based on clothing?
B)educational level
C)level of success
D)moral character
According to this chapter, which type of dress gives the wearer the greatest degree of choice?
B)occupational dress
C)leisure clothing
According to Edward Hall, North Americans use four distance zones when they communicate with others. Which of the four is incorrectly described?
A)It is impossible to control intimate distance because it is easily violated.
B)Personal distance is used in casual conversations.
C)Social distance is observed in a conversation between two people who do not know each other very well.
D)Public distance is the most formal use of distance.
Which statement about touch is FALSE?
A)Touch is the first of the five senses to develop.
B)Social-polite touch is the least intimate of the categories listed in the chapter.
C)A physician touching a patient for a physical exam is an example of functional-professional touch.
D)The situation at hand is one factor that influences touch.
Which statement concerning chronemics, or the use of time, is incorrect?
A)Across cultures, the attitude towards time is more universal than the attitude towards touch.
B)The degree of control a person has over time changes with age and status.
C)A person can communicate nonverbally by being on time or late.
D)The way time is divided is an indication of the value placed on it.

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