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Practice%20Quiz%20-%20Chapter%202-2 - Chapter 2 Practice...

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Chapter 2 - Practice Quiz 1. Communication is defined as "the transmission of information and meaning from one individual or group to another." The crucial element of this definition is a. transmission. b. information. c. meaning. d. individual. ANSWER: c RATIONALE: Communication is successful only if meaning is exchanged, making "meaning" the crucial element. You can send information; but if it means nothing to the receiver, true communication has not occurred. 3. Converting ideas into words or gestures to convey meaning is called a. feedback. b. decoding. c. encoding. d. nonverbal communication. ANSWER: c RATIONALE: The second step of the communication process involves encoding, converting ideas into meaningful words or gestures. 4. A communication channel a. is anything that interrupts the transmission of a message. b. should be selected before idea formation. c. includes only digital means for transmitting messages. d. is the medium over which the message travels. ANSWER: d RATIONALE: The medium over which the message travels is the channel. 5. Which of the following is not an element of the communication process?
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6. The process of translating a message from its symbol form into meaning is called 7. Communication noise 8. Feedback
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