Communication Mosaics 7th Edition Wood Test Bank
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A First Look at Communication
I—Recognize the meaning of a concept
II—Remember something about a concept
III—Apply a concept to a situation
- Given any typical day, how often does a person communicate? [p. 2, II]
- roughly 15-20 times a day
- *continually throughout the day
- less than 5 times a day
- roughly 100-200 times a day
- roughly 200-300 times a day
- Author Julia Wood mentions which of the following factors affect her point of view in the textbook? [pp. 2–3, II]
- being a woman
- her research and reading the research of others
- being from a middle income family
- being white
- *all of these factors affect her point of view in the textbook
- According to surveys of companies, the most important quality they look for in a job applicant is __________. [p.7, II]
- technical skill
- a degree from an accredited university
- *the ability to communicate effectively
- practical experience
- a willingness to relocate
- Communication skills are vital to civic life because __________. [pp. 8–10, II]
- *our society is socially diverse in nature
- personal disclosures are important
- the connection between communication and identity
- communication directly influences our well-being
- all of the above are reasons why communication is vital to civic life
- The process nature of communication means __________. [p.10, I]
- a given interaction has a definite beginning and ending
- what happens in one encounter has little impact on other encounters we have
- communication rarely, if ever, changes
- *our interactions with others are ongoing and dynamic
- we can stop communicating
- The statement that communication is systemic means that __________. [p. 11, I]
- symbols construct our meanings
- communication changes over time
- there is a content level and a literal
- it is studied in an organized manner
- *the various parts affect each other
- The openness of a system is __________. [p. 14, I]
- the extent to which a system strives to sustain equilibrium
- the extent of interaction within a system
- *the extent to which a system affects and is affected outside factors and processes
- the extent of absolute balance in a system
- the extent to which someone is willing to communicate
- The literal meaning of a message is referred to as __________. [p. 13, I]
- relational level of meaning
- connotative level of meaning
- bypassed meaning
- *content level of meaning
- inferential level of meaning
- Symbols can be described as __________. [p. 13, I]
- appropriate verbal and nonverbal behaviors
- *abstract, arbitrary, and ambiguous representations of other things
- a group of interrelated parts that affect one another
- figures which cause absolute balance in a system
- anything that interferes with the intended meaning of communication
- Jane knocked on the door of her friend’s house. She wanted to talk with her friend about a disagreement they had earlier in the day. When her friend answered the door, she said “May I come in? The content level of Jane’s request was __________. [p. 15, III]
- she found her friend approachable
- * she wanted her friend’s permission to enter
- she was disappointed in her friend’s action
- she should have talked to her friend earlier
- she will have a hard time talking to her about the issue
- The most simplistic communication models are __________. [p. 14, II]
- The major distinction between the linear and interactive models of communication is __________. [p. 14, II]
- the linear model allows for the concept of noise interfering with communication
- the interactive model includes both a source and receiver
- the interactive model allows for the concept of noise interfering with communication
- the linear model identifies a distinct message
- *the interactive model includes feedback, or a response to the message
- Bart tries to concentrate during a particularly difficult lecture, but finds that he is more focused on the instructor’s unique dialect and delivery style. This is an example of __________. [p. 14, III]
- social diversity
- both a and c
- George Herbert Mead’s statement that humans are talked into humanity means __________. [p. 5, II]
- people have to be calmed into acting with civility
- *we gain our personal identity interacting with others
- communicating people automatically become human
- only humans can talk
- none of the above
- Communication in personal relationships __________. [pp. 6–7, II]
- helps solve problems
- involves personal disclosures
- sustains the daily rhythms of intimate connections
- *all of the above
- a and b
- Communication is __________. [pp. 10–13, II]
- a process
- *all of the above
- none of the above
- The content level of meaning __________. [p. 13, II]
- is always verbal
- is language
- *is the literal message
- is psychological
- is cultural
- The relationship level of meaning __________. [p. 13, II]
- is the connection between symbols and things
- focuses on the meaning of sounds only
- *expresses the relationship between communicators
- is not a process
- is only found in verbal expression
- Harold Laswell constructed a(n) __________ model of communication. [p. 14, I]
- Wilbur Schramm constructed a(n)__________ model of communication. [pp. 14–15, I]
- People who communicate well have an advantage in their personal, social, and professional life. [pp. 5–8, II] T
- Communicating with other people promotes personal health. [p. 5, II] T
- Communication is vital for maintaining civic engagement in societies, unless they are democratic and pluralistic. [pp. 8–9, II] F
- In communication systems all parts of a system interact and affect each other. [pp. 11, II] T
- Homeostasis is a state of equilibrium with a system. [p. 12, I] T
- A living system can sustain absolute equilibrium. [p. 12, II] F
- We have direct access to the thoughts and feelings of those with whom we communicate. [p. 13, II] F
- Linear models capture the process character of communication. [p. 14, II] F
- In the transactional model of communication, each person participates simultaneously as a sender and receiver of messages. [p. 15-16, I] T
- Communication research is a vital and growing field of work. [p. 16, II] T
- The abstract, arbitrary, and ambiguous representations we use to represent our experience are __________. [p. 13, I]
- __________ is anything that interferes with the intended meaning of communication. [p. 14, I]
- The earliest models of communication which described communication as one-way, are known as __________ models. [p. 14, II]
- __________ is the response we have to a message. [p. 14, I]
- The __________ model of communication best represents communication as a shared and complex process. [p. 15-16, I]
- A process is __________ and __________. [p. 10, I]
- A __________ consists of interrelated parts that affect one another. [p 11, I]
- __________ is the extent to which a system affects and is affected outside factors and processes. [p. 12, I]
- Systems seek a state of equilibrium, or __________. [p. 12, I]
- Abstract, arbitrary, and ambiguous representations of other things are __________. [p. 13, I]
- Define communication. Identify and describe the four key features of communication.
- According to Wood, the study of communication is valuable for four major reasons. Identify and describe each of them.
- Define the content and relational levels of meaning in communication. Provide an example of each level of meaning and explain how they work together.
- Compare and contrast the three generations (or types) of models of communication discussed in Chapter One. State which model you think is best and explain your reasons for your choice.
- Chapter One defined communication as systemic. Explain what this means and why it is important for thinking about interaction in a socially diverse society. Provide concrete examples of system principles you discuss in your response.