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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)

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 2 - List five of the undesirable results of poor communication in business discussed by Susan Washburn in the book The Miscommunication Gap.
3)

What are the three parts of selection?

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

List six ways suggested by Seiler and Beall to improve perceptions of our audience.

(5pts)
Question 4 - List six ways suggested by Seiler and Beall to improve perceptions of our audience.
Exam
5)
The concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy, in which someone’s behavior comes to match and mirror others’ expectations, finds a parallel in the:
(2pts)
Question 5 - The concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy, in which someone’s behavior comes to match and mirror others’ expectations, finds a parallel in the:
Electra complex.
Cinderella complex.
Oedipus complex.
Pythagoras theorem.
Pygmalion effect.
None of the above
6)
Specific purposes involve the overall goal of the communication interaction: to inform; to persuade; to entertain; to facilitate interaction; or to motivate a reader.
(2pts)
Question 6 - Specific purposes involve the overall goal of the communication interaction: to inform; to persuade; to entertain; to facilitate interaction; or to motivate a reader.
7)
Characteristics categorized as “Male,” “Female,” “Under 20 years of age,” “Senior citizen,” and “College graduates” would constitute:
(2pts)
Question 7 - Characteristics categorized as “Male,” “Female,” “Under 20 years of age,” “Senior citizen,” and “College graduates” would constitute:
technological tools.
demographic traits.
topographic traits.
geographic factors.
historical trends.
None of the above
8)
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 8 - 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:
cultural background.
emotional state.
psychological state.
physical characteristics.
economic status.
None of the above
9)
Which of the following is an ethical way of using material verbatim from another source, consquently avoiding charges of plagiarism?
(2pts)
Question 9 - Which of the following is an ethical way of using material verbatim from another source, consquently avoiding charges of plagiarism?
By paraphrasing the material
By embellishing the idea with your own interpretations
By restating the thought in your own words
By merely borrowing the idea
By giving due credit to the source
None of the above
10)
Self-concept is a composite of one’s self-image and self-esteem.
(2pts)
Question 10 - Self-concept is a composite of one’s self-image and self-esteem.
11)
According to the text, the action of sorting competing messages, or choosing stimuli, is called:
(2pts)
Question 11 - According to the text, the action of sorting competing messages, or choosing stimuli, is called:
permutation.
combination.
assorting.
selection.
classification.
None of the above
12)
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?
(2pts)
Question 12 - 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
Who
Why
Where
When
None of the above
13)
According to the textbook, which is the third step in the perception process, where, from your past experiences combined with your current expectations, you assign meaning to the current stimuli?
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Question 13 - According to the textbook, which is the third step in the perception process, where, from your past experiences combined with your current expectations, you assign meaning to the current stimuli?
Organization.
Interpretation.
Collection.
Decision.
Selection.
None of the above
14)
Kevin unquestioningly believes that investing money in stocks is akin to gambling because everyone in his community thinks so. The term used in the text to describe Kevin’s thinking is:
(2pts)
Question 14 - Kevin unquestioningly believes that investing money in stocks is akin to gambling because everyone in his community thinks so. The term used in the text to describe Kevin’s thinking is:
altruistic
egocentric
euphemistic
concentric
sociocentric
None of the above
15)
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 15 - 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:
sexist language.
confirmation bias.
critical language.
abstraction.
gender bias.
None of the above
16)

According to the text a(n) _____ communicator is open-minded, and able to accept ideas that may be strongly opposed to his or her own beliefs and values.

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Question 16 - According to the text a(n) _____ communicator is open-minded, and able to accept ideas that may be strongly opposed to his or her own beliefs and values.
honest
nonjudgmental
conservative
perceptive
ineffective
None of the above
17)
When you write a document or give a presentation, you may not be able to anticipate all the ways an audience might organize the information you present or how they might use it
(2pts)
Question 17 - When you write a document or give a presentation, you may not be able to anticipate all the ways an audience might organize the information you present or how they might use it
18)
 _____ can be defined as “self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.”
(2pts)
Question 18 -  _____ can be defined as “self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.”
Self-centered thinking
Lateral thinking
Critical thinking
Intellectualism
Conventional thinking
None of the above
19)

The Gestalt principle of _____ underscores our tendency to use previous knowledge to fill in the gaps in an incomplete idea or picture.

(2pts)
Question 19 - The Gestalt principle of _____ underscores our tendency to use previous knowledge to fill in the gaps in an incomplete idea or picture.
finality
proximity
similarity
continuity
symmetry
None of the above
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