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exam_1_questions - send disadvantaged youth to college...

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The following questions have been used in previous COMM 1600 exams and should give you a general idea of the types of questions asked on the exam. 1. A person who is low in self-monitoring is rarely aware of cues from other group members and seldom adapts his or her behavior to make it appropriate. (a) True* (b) False 2. In the Linear Transmission model of communication, meaning is assumed to be in the message. (a) True* (b) False 3. One reason for a lack of clarity in language choices during group discussion is ambiguity . Which of the following is the best description of ambiguity in discussion? (a) Messages that have one (and only one) possible meaning (b) When people have different referents for the same word but think they have the same meanings (c) Messages that lack specific referents (d) Messages that can be interpreted in more than one way* 4. You have been hired to assist a team from a non-profit organization that is trying to raise money to
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Unformatted text preview: send disadvantaged youth to college. Their campaign has been going for two months and they are well short of their projected goals. As you meet with them one person says, “I don’t know what’s wrong, but people just aren’t responding to our message.” Another team member adds, “Maybe our message isn’t getting through. Perhaps we should ‘tweak’ it a bit so that it will get through to our audience.” According to class lecture, this group seems to understand communication as a: (a) Linear process of transmission* (b) Dynamic process of meaning creation (c) Cultural process of understanding (d) None of the above 5. Thinking in systems theory terms, which of the following would be considered input variables ? (a) Members’ needs and motives (b) The number of participants (c) Time (d) Members’ ethnicities (e) All of the above* 1...
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