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ESSAY QUESTIONS BUS368

ALL QUESTIONS COME DIRECTLY FROM CHAPTERS 1 - 3.

1)

What must one do in order to communicate in an egalitarian manner?

(5pts)
Question 1 - What must one do in order to communicate in an egalitarian manner?
2)

What are the components of the communication process?

(5pts)
Question 2 - What are the components of the communication process?
3)

What are the three parts of selection?

(5pts)
Question 3 - What are the three parts of selection?
4)

List five of the undesirable results of poor communication in business discussed by Susan Washburn in the book The Miscommunication Gap.

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Question 4 - List five of the undesirable results of poor communication in business discussed by Susan Washburn in the book The Miscommunication Gap.
Exam
5)
Jim has adequately understood the topic of his writing assignment and the general and specific purpose behind it. However, he still has a broad subject that will be a challenge to cover within the specified word limit and before the deadline. According to the text, Jim’s best course of action would be to:
(2pts)
Question 5 - Jim has adequately understood the topic of his writing assignment and the general and specific purpose behind it. However, he still has a broad subject that will be a challenge to cover within the specified word limit and before the deadline. According to the text, Jim’s best course of action would be to:
request for an extension of the deadline.
change the specific and general purpose of the communication.
narrow the scope of the topic.
choose a suitable channel of communication.
put in extra hours.
None of the above
6)
Our ability to concentrate is central to our ability to write effectively, whether we work alone or as part of a team.
(2pts)
Question 6 - Our ability to concentrate is central to our ability to write effectively, whether we work alone or as part of a team.
7)
Self-concept is a composite of one’s self-image and self-esteem.
(2pts)
Question 7 - Self-concept is a composite of one’s self-image and self-esteem.
8)

Which of the following aspects of “self” is most resistant to change?

(2pts)
Question 8 - Which of the following aspects of “self” is most resistant to change?
Preferences
Attitudes
Values
Beliefs
View-points
None of the above
9)
The concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy, in which someone’s behavior comes to match and mirror others’ expectations, finds a parallel in the:
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Question 9 - The concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy, in which someone’s behavior comes to match and mirror others’ expectations, finds a parallel in the:
Cinderella complex.
Oedipus complex.
Pythagoras theorem.
Pygmalion effect.
Electra complex.
None of the above
10)
Selective exposure involves focusing on one stimulus and tuning out a competing stimulus
(2pts)
Question 10 - Selective exposure involves focusing on one stimulus and tuning out a competing stimulus
11)
Not every piece of business writing requires research or investigation.
(2pts)
Question 11 - Not every piece of business writing requires research or investigation.
12)
Samantha was asked to create a report investigating reasons for poor company sales figures in the previous quarter. However, Samantha based some of her material on information from one of the sales persons, who, it later turned out, gave incorrect and biased information. Samantha should have done a better job of:
(2pts)
Question 12 - Samantha was asked to create a report investigating reasons for poor company sales figures in the previous quarter. However, Samantha based some of her material on information from one of the sales persons, who, it later turned out, gave incorrect and biased information. Samantha should have done a better job of:
doing online research.
evaluating her sources.
staying organized.
paraphrasing information
behaving ethically.
None of the above
13)
You come from a community that values prudence and is averse to risk. So you pay little attention to a colleague plying shares of a new internet company. Your behavior is a specifically a function of your:
(2pts)
Question 13 - You come from a community that values prudence and is averse to risk. So you pay little attention to a colleague plying shares of a new internet company. Your behavior is a specifically a function of your:
psychological state.
cultural background.
emotional state.
physical characteristics.
economic status.
None of the above
14)
While writing, George only pays attention to information that reinforces his existing beliefs, and ignores or discredits information that contradicts his beliefs. This implies that George is guilty of:
(2pts)
Question 14 - While writing, George only pays attention to information that reinforces his existing beliefs, and ignores or discredits information that contradicts his beliefs. This implies that George is guilty of:
abstraction.
gender bias.
confirmation bias.
critical language.
sexist language.
None of the above
15)
The members of a group have been given the task of jumping over a set of 3-feet tall hurdles. The differences in how each member perceives this task is primarily a function of their:
(2pts)
Question 15 - The members of a group have been given the task of jumping over a set of 3-feet tall hurdles. The differences in how each member perceives this task is primarily a function of their:
psychological state.
habits.
physical characteristics.
values.
cultural background.
None of the above
16)
Which of the following elements of communication is designated as optional because business writing sometimes only needs to report facts and data objectively, without making any interpretation or pointing to any cause-effect relationship?
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Question 16 - Which of the following elements of communication is designated as optional because business writing sometimes only needs to report facts and data objectively, without making any interpretation or pointing to any cause-effect relationship?
What
Why
Who
When
Where
None of the above
17)
Your _____ is how you feel about yourself; your feelings of self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-respect.
(2pts)
Question 17 - Your _____ is how you feel about yourself; your feelings of self-worth, self-acceptance, and self-respect.
self-aggrandizement
self-promotion
self-esteem
self-seeking
self-centeredness
None of the above
18)
Cooley’s looking glass-self reinforces how we look to others and how they view us, treat us and interact with us to gain insight of our own identity.
(2pts)
Question 18 - Cooley’s looking glass-self reinforces how we look to others and how they view us, treat us and interact with us to gain insight of our own identity.
19)
Characteristics categorized as “Male,” “Female,” “Under 20 years of age,” “Senior citizen,” and “College graduates” would constitute:
(2pts)
Question 19 - Characteristics categorized as “Male,” “Female,” “Under 20 years of age,” “Senior citizen,” and “College graduates” would constitute:
demographic traits.
technological tools.
topographic traits.
geographic factors.
historical trends.
None of the above
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