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1)
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.
(2pts)
Question 1 - 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.
staying organized
disguising plagiarism
ensuring spontaneity
undermining credibility
maximizing distractions
None of the above
2)
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 2 - The concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy, in which someone’s behavior comes to match and mirror others’ expectations, finds a parallel in the:
Pythagoras theorem.
Electra complex.
Oedipus complex.
Cinderella complex.
Pygmalion effect.
None of the above
3)
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?
(2pts)
Question 3 - 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?
Speak to students from different cultures
Look for books in the library
Look up old students’ work
Search for information on the Internet
Ask the teacher for any additional information you may need to gauge the scope of the assignment.
None of the above
4)
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 4 - 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?
When
What
Who
Why
Where
None of the above
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.
put in extra hours.
narrow the scope of the topic.
change the specific and general purpose of the communication.
choose a suitable channel of communication.
None of the above
6)
Which of the following statements is true?
(2pts)
Question 6 - Which of the following statements is true?
There is an abundance of online information that is incomplete, outdated, misleading, or downright false.
Lying by omission will not expose your organization to liability.
Evaluating sources is mainly required only for electronic sources and not for printed ones.
When you are looking for a specific kind of information, metasearch engines can lead you right up to the desired results.
Ethical concerns forbid you to quote from your sources.
All of the above
7)

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

(2pts)
Question 7 - Which of the following aspects of “self” is most resistant to change?
Beliefs
Preferences
Values
Attitudes
View-points
None of the above
8)

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

(2pts)
Question 8 - The Gestalt principle of _____ underscores our tendency to use previous knowledge to fill in the gaps in an incomplete idea or picture.
proximity
similarity
symmetry
continuity
finality
None of the above
9)
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 9 - Specific purposes involve the overall goal of the communication interaction: to inform; to persuade; to entertain; to facilitate interaction; or to motivate a reader.
10)
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 10 - 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.
11)
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 11 - 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:
economic status.
psychological state.
emotional state.
physical characteristics.
cultural background.
None of the above
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:
behaving ethically.
staying organized.
evaluating her sources.
doing online research.
paraphrasing information
None of the above
13)
 _____ can be defined as “self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.”
(2pts)
Question 13 -  _____ can be defined as “self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.”
Lateral thinking
Critical thinking
Conventional thinking
Intellectualism
Self-centered thinking
None of the above
14)
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 14 - 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
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:
critical language.
gender bias.
sexist language.
confirmation bias.
abstraction.
None of the above
ESSAY QUESTIONS BUS368

ALL QUESTIONS COME DIRECTLY FROM CHAPTERS 1 - 3.

16)

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

(5pts)
Question 16 - List six ways suggested by Seiler and Beall to improve perceptions of our audience.
17)

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

(5pts)
Question 17 - What must one do in order to communicate in an egalitarian manner?
18)

What are the three parts of selection?

(5pts)
Question 18 - What are the three parts of selection?
19)

What is the importance of visuals in communication? What should one remember when using them?

(5pts)
Question 19 - What is the importance of visuals in communication? What should one remember when using them?
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