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1)
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 1 - 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?
Decision.
Collection.
Organization.
Interpretation.
Selection.
None of the above
2)
Which of the following statements is true?
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Question 2 - Which of the following statements is true?
There is an abundance of online information that is incomplete, outdated, misleading, or downright false.
Evaluating sources is mainly required only for electronic sources and not for printed ones.
Ethical concerns forbid you to quote from your sources.
When you are looking for a specific kind of information, metasearch engines can lead you right up to the desired results.
Lying by omission will not expose your organization to liability.
All of the above
3)
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:
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Question 3 - 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:
change the specific and general purpose of the communication.
request for an extension of the deadline.
choose a suitable channel of communication.
put in extra hours.
narrow the scope of the topic.
None of the above
4)
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
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Question 4 - 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
5)
Which channel of communication would be most suitable when you need a fast, inexpensive connection with a colleague over a small issue, limited amount of information, and are looking for a swift response?
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Question 5 - Which channel of communication would be most suitable when you need a fast, inexpensive connection with a colleague over a small issue, limited amount of information, and are looking for a swift response?
Letter
Instant messaging or text message
Fax
Report
Proposal
None of the above
6)
Selective exposure involves focusing on one stimulus and tuning out a competing stimulus
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Question 6 - Selective exposure involves focusing on one stimulus and tuning out a competing stimulus
7)

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

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Question 7 - Which of the following aspects of “self” is most resistant to change?
Values
Attitudes
Beliefs
Preferences
View-points
None of the above
8)
Perhaps the most vital strategy for _____ while doing online research is to open a blank page in your word processor and title it “Sources.” Each time you find a Web page that contains what you believe may be useful and relevant information, copy the URL and paste it on this “Sources” page.
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Question 8 - Perhaps the most vital strategy for _____ while doing online research is to open a blank page in your word processor and title it “Sources.” Each time you find a Web page that contains what you believe may be useful and relevant information, copy the URL and paste it on this “Sources” page.
undermining credibility
staying organized
maximizing distractions
ensuring spontaneity
disguising plagiarism
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?
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Question 9 - Which of the following is an ethical way of using material verbatim from another source, consquently avoiding charges of plagiarism?
By embellishing the idea with your own interpretations
By restating the thought in your own words
By giving due credit to the source
By merely borrowing the idea
By paraphrasing the material
None of the above
10)
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:
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Question 10 - 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.
emotional state.
physical characteristics.
economic status.
cultural background.
None of the above
11)
Our ability to concentrate is central to our ability to write effectively, whether we work alone or as part of a team.
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Question 11 - Our ability to concentrate is central to our ability to write effectively, whether we work alone or as part of a team.
12)
Your teacher has asked you to prepare a report on intercultural business communication. What would be your first step in planning your investigation for information?
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Question 12 - Your teacher has asked you to prepare a report on intercultural business communication. What would be your first step in planning your investigation for information?
Ask the teacher for any additional information you may need to gauge the scope of the assignment.
Look up old students’ work
Search for information on the Internet
Look for books in the library
Speak to students from different cultures
None of the above
13)
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:
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Question 13 - 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:
evaluating her sources.
staying organized.
behaving ethically.
paraphrasing information
doing online research.
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:
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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:
gender bias.
abstraction.
critical language.
confirmation bias.
sexist language.
None of the above
15)
Characteristics categorized as “Male,” “Female,” “Under 20 years of age,” “Senior citizen,” and “College graduates” would constitute:
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Question 15 - Characteristics categorized as “Male,” “Female,” “Under 20 years of age,” “Senior citizen,” and “College graduates” would constitute:
topographic traits.
historical trends.
technological tools.
demographic traits.
geographic factors.
None of the above
ESSAY QUESTIONS BUS368

ALL QUESTIONS COME DIRECTLY FROM CHAPTERS 1 - 3.

16)

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 16 - List five of the undesirable results of poor communication in business discussed by Susan Washburn in the book The Miscommunication Gap.
17)

What are the three parts of selection?

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Question 17 - What are the three parts of selection?
18)

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

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Question 18 - List six ways suggested by Seiler and Beall to improve perceptions of our audience.
19)

What are the components of the communication process?

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Question 19 - What are the components of the communication process?
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