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Comm 1 Exams – Practice Questions These questions are to give to you practice at the TYPES of questions that will appear on the Comm 1 midterm and final, so that you’ll not face any surprises on the exams. Your best use of these questions is not just to test yourself on course material, since there is, of course, a lot more material covered on each exam than is covered here. Rather, your best strategy is to examine WHY you leap to some certain answer choices over others, to figure out your strengths and weakness with book versus lecture material and with definitional- versus application-type questions, and to learn how to study for and approach exam questions. NOTE: Questions 1 – 10 involve material covered on the Midterm Exam, and Questions 11 – 27 involve material covered on the Final Exam. Answers appear at the end. Midterm Questions 1. Which aspect of communication does Schramm’s Model primarily aim to represent? a. the role of noise in message transmission c. the transactional nature of communication b. the symbolic nature of communication d. the systematic process of encoding and decoding 2. Suppose the local Parent-Teacher Association claims that most of pop star Britney Spears’ song lyrics are sexually explicit. What type of research would be necessary to make this claim? a. survey b. content analysis c. experiment d. both b and c 3. Which of the following is true of survey research? a. Researchers can investigate relationships between variables. b. A representative sample is used in order to generalize results to the larger population. c. Researchers are able to draw causal conclusions. d. all of the above e. a and b only For questions 4 - 6, consider the following: Lynn and Bob are good friends. Often when Lynn gets frustrated about some little thing, Bob stands and stares at her with a furrowed brow, puts his hands on his hips, shakes his finger at her, and says in a high voice “I’m not kidding! You’re in big trouble.” They both then end up laughing, because they know that Bob is imitating what Lynn once did to him when she was mad, and it has become a signal between them of how silly it is to get upset over stupid things. 4. Bob’s entire “I’m not kidding. ..” response to Lynn’s frustration involves which kind of nonverbal communication? a.
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