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25. Recognizing that people from different cultures differ in thoughts, actions, and values is known as:

a.

cultural diversity

b.

ethnocentrism

c.

provisionalism

d.

cultural absolutism

e.

cultural fanaticism


26.  Which of the following statement(s) is (are) accurate about conflict between people in relationships?

a.

conflict indicates a relationship is in deep trouble

b.

conflict is a sign that people are involved and matter to each other

c.

conflict may be overt or covert

d.

conflict may be managed well or managed poorly

e.

B, C, and D


27.  Megahn is annoyed that Holly left the kitchen in a mess. Meghan then plays the stereo loudly when Holly is trying to sleep. This is an example of:

a.

covert conflict

b.

overt conflict

c.

defensive climate

d.

offensive climate

e.

acknowledgment


28.  The openness of a system is:

a.

refers to the interconnection of its components

b.

the extent to which the system affects and is affected by outside factors

c.

the operations of its components in their totality

d.

a result of new elements emerging from the existing parts of the system

e.

a function of its overall balance


29.  The social, symbolic, and material practices of a social group that shape its members perspectives and communication processes are known as:

a.

understanding

b.

co-cultures

c.

standpoint

d.

ethnocentricism

e.

relativism


30.  Which of the communication cultures or co-cultures below tends to favor competitiveness in interaction, limited emotional responsiveness, and a focus on accomplishing instrumental goals?

a.

feminine communication culture

b.

masculine communication culture

c.

Asian communication culture

d.

African American communication culture

e.

lesbian communication culture


31.  Phil attends a party being held in honor of a visitor from Great Britain. Phil notices that the visitor doesn't stand very close to those who are talking to her. Phil doesn't assume that the visitor is being rude or unfriendly, instead he wonders how personal space preferences in Great Britain differ from those in the United States. Phil is practicing:

a.

resistance

b.

toleration

c.

understanding

d.

respect

e.

participation


32.  Specific people such as mothers, fathers, siblings, peers, and other care givers that are significant to us are known as:

a.

generalized other

b.

significant other

c.

particular others

d.

overgeneralized other

e.

overbearing other


33.  "You are a very smart girl," Beth tells her daughter. Beth's statement is an example of:

a.

indirect definition

b.

direct definition

c.

identity script

d.

self-fulfilling prophesy

e.

anxious/ambivalent


34.  The first stage in a romantic relationship is:

a.

initial attraction

b.

intensifying stage

c.

revising communication

d.

no interaction

e.

invitational communication


35.  In negotiating safer sex with your partner, which of the following would be considered a more constructive approach?

a.

"Without a condom, you could give AIDS."

b.

"You just don't care about me!"

c.

"If you wear a condom, I'll have sex with you."

d.

"You need to wear a jacket, dude!"

e.

"I feel unsafe having unprotected sex."


36.  Three or more people who interact over time, depend on one another, and follow shared rules of conduct to reach a common goal are known as:

a.

group

b.

special group

c.

team

d.

focus group

e.

quality circle


37.  A marketing research firm employs a number of interviewers at the Carousel Mall to gather selected shoppers in a group and question them on how they feel about a new candy product that may shortly be introduced. The subjects being questioned are part of a:

a.

research group

b.

marketing team

c.

focus group

d.

decision group

e.

product innovator group


38.  Next, Shiv says, "That's not how I see it. I think the research indicates that the market is pretty stable, but there are new competing products." Shiv's comment is which type of contribution?

a.

task

b.

procedural

c.

climate

d.

egocentric

e.

dynamic

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