Communication Verbally MCQs

Communication Verbally MCQs

Answer these 50+ Communication Verbally MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Communication Verbally.
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1: Referents that cannot be detected through your senses is called

A.   ● Article

B.   ● Abstract

C.   ● Policy

D.   ● Thesis

2: The number of words in a language it takes to express a thought is called

A.   ● Ability

B.   ● Codability

C.   ● Effective

D.   ● All of above

3: A theory explaining how two speakers of different backgrounds (based on age, culture, sex, or other differences) may adjust their style of speaking relative to each other is called

A.   ● Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT)

B.   ● Communication Ability Theory (CAT)

C.   ● Communication Analytical Theory (CAT)

D.   ● None of these

4: Referents that you are able to detect with one of your senses. Concrete referents are those that you can see, smell, taste, touch, or hear is called concrete

A.   ● True

B.   ● False

5: The acknowledgment, validation, and support of another person is called

A.   ● Affirmation

B.   ● Confirmation

C.   ● Validation

D.   ● Observation

6: People’s personal and subjective experience with a verbal symbol is called

A.   ● Connotative meaning

B.   ● Personal meaning

C.   ● Regular meaning

D.   ● None of these

7: A process described in Communication Accommodation Theory involving making one’s speech style similar to another’s is called

A.   ● Diverge

B.   ● Converge

C.   ● Disconverge

D.   ● None of above

8: Developing an understanding of the speaker’s meaning based on hearing language is called

A.   ● Coding

B.   ● Decoding

C.   ● Bar

D.   ● Chart

9: Denotative meaning is the literal, conventional meaning that most people in a culture have agreed to be the meaning of a symbol. Denotation is the type of meaning found in a dictionary definition.

A.   ● True

B.   ● False

10: Occurs when someone feels ignored and disregarded. Disconfirmation makes people feel that you don’t see them—that they are unimportant is called

A.   ● Disconfirmation

B.   ● Confirmation

C.   ● Literature

D.   ● None of above

11: A process described in Communication Accommodation Theory involving speaking in a way that highlights the differences between two people’s speaking styles.

A.   ● Emerge

B.   ● Diverge

C.   ● Straight

D.   ● None of above

12: Putting our thoughts into meaningful language is known as

A.   ● Coding

B.   ● Encoding

C.   ● Chating

D.   ● All of above

13: A type of ambiguity involving choosing your words carefully to give a listener a false impression without actually lying is called

A.   ● Euphemisms

B.   ● Equivocation

C.   ● Equality

D.   ● None of above

14: A kind of equivocation using milder or less direct words substituted for other words that are more blunt or negative is called

A.   ● Euphemisms

B.   ● Equivocation

C.   ● Equality

D.   ● None of above

15: A word with the fewest restrictions in terms of possible referents is called

A.   ● Specific

B.   ● General

C.   ● Normal

D.   ● None of above

16: The rule in English grammar, dating from 1553, requiring the masculine pronoun he to function generically when the subject of the sentence is not known to be a woman or man in generic he

A.   ● True

B.   ● False

17: Refers to the set of rules in a specific language dictating how words should be organized is called

A.   ● English

B.   ● Grammar

C.   ● Words

D.   ● Sentences

18: A word or a phrase that has an understood meaning within a culture, but that meaning doesn’t come from exact translation is called

A.   ● Sentence

B.   ● Idiom

C.   ● Phrase

D.   ● Paragraph

19: Acknowledging the time frame of your judgments of others and yourself is known as

A.   ● Texting

B.   ● Indexing

C.   ● Typing

D.   ● None of above

20: Consists of both verbal symbols and grammar; it enables us to engage in meaning making with others is called

A.   ● Gaps

B.   ● Language

C.   ● Ways

D.   ● None of above

21: Experiences and ideas that aren’t named in a language is called

A.   ● Relativity

B.   ● Lexical gaps

C.   ● Sider gaps

D.   ● None of above

22: Sometimes called the “strong form” of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, it refers to the notion that without a word in your language for a thing/ idea, you cannot perceive that thing/idea in the linguistic determinism

A.   ● True

B.   ● False

23: Sometimes called the “weak form” of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, it refers to the notion that while language doesn’t completely determine your thinking, it strongly influences it known as

A.   ● Linguistic relativity

B.   ● Linguistic determinism

C.   ● Linguistic way

D.   ● None of above

24: Words—such as chairman, salesman, repairman, mailman, and mankind—that include the word man but are supposed to operate generically to include women as well in

A.   ● Man dash words

B.   ● Man- linked words

C.   ● Only words

D.   ● All of above

25: A theory explaining what happens to people whose experiences are not well represented by the verbal symbols in their language is called

A.   ● Muted individual theory

B.   ● Muted group theory

C.   ● Individual group theory

D.   ● None of above

26: A verbal ritual where each person’s negative comment is matched by the following speaker’s negative comment in

A.   ● Negative Contagion

B.   ● Positive Contagion

C.   ● Neutral

D.   ● None of above

27: Acknowledging the viewpoints of those with whom you interact is called

A.   ● End talking

B.   ● Perspective taking

C.   ● Phatic taking

D.   ● None of above

28: Idiomatic communication used for interpersonal contact only which communication?

A.   ● Phatic communication

B.   ● Linked communication

C.   ● Mass communication

D.   ● None of above

29: When people utilize the either/or aspect of the English language and use words that cast topics in extremes in polarization

A.   ● True

B.   ● False

30: The thing the word represents is called

A.   ● Reification

B.   ● Referents

C.   ● Derogation

D.   ● Communicate

31: The tendency to respond to words, or labels for things, rather than the things themselves is called

A.   ● Reification

B.   ● Referents

C.   ● Derogation

D.   ● Communicate

32: The use of one term with a positive connotation and its supposed parallel term with a negative connotation (e.g., master and mistress) in Semantic derogation

A.   ● True

B.   ● False

33: Language that is demeaning to one sex is called

A.   ● Low language

B.   ● Sexist language

C.   ● Pitch language

D.   ● None of above

34: A word with a restricted number of possible referents is called

A.   ● Normal

B.   ● Specific

C.   ● Variations

D.   ● All of above

35: Groups who share norms about how to speak; what words to use; and when, where, and why to speak is called

A.   ● Thought communities

B.   ● Speech communities

C.   ● Learning communities

D.   ● None of Above

36: When words conceal change; when we speak and respond to people today the same way we did many years ago is called

A.   ● Static evaluation

B.   ● Strategic evaluation

C.   ● Basic evaluation

D.   ● None of these

37: The lack of clarity people use intentionally when they do not want others to completely understand their intentions is called

A.   ● Strategic ambiguity

B.   ● Static evaluation

C.   ● Strategic evaluation

D.   ● Simple evaluation

38: An explanation for differences in women’s and men’s verbal codes based on conceptualizing the two sexes as two separate cultures is called

A.   ● One-culture theory

B.   ● Two-culture theory

C.   ● Different-culture theory

D.   ● Static-culture theory

39: The words or the vocabulary that make up a language is called

A.   ● Verbal symbols

B.   ● Adjectives symbols

C.   ● Non verbal symbols

D.   ● Non adjectives symbols

40: The Communication Acconmadation Theory (CAT) says speakers may ______ or make their speech style like the other’s.

A.   Diverge

B.   Converge

C.   Channel

D.   Dismiss

41: The term “persons of color” puts emphasis on the person and their ______.

A.   Culture

B.   Language

C.   Ethnicity

D.   Gender

42: Culture pertains to more than ______.

A.   Language

B.   Race

C.   Practices

D.   National origin

43: Those who are incarcerated are an example of a(n) ______.

A.   Speech community

B.   Ethnic culture

C.   National culture

D.   Language

44: ______ language is one of the most studied in terms of the effects of ethnicity on language.

A.   Native American

B.   African American

C.   Chinese

D.   Spanish

45: Sapir and Whorf believed that without a ______ for something, a person has difficulty perceiving that thing or thinking that it’s important.

A.   Word

B.   Label

C.   Message

D.   Language

46: The ease with which a language can express is thought is called _______.

A.   Linguistic relativity

B.   Codability

C.   Linguistic determinism

D.   Phatic communication

47: In communication research, the ______ involves the setting or situation in which the encounter takes place.

A.   Culture

B.   Sex

C.   Ethnicity

D.   Context

48: John and Geroge both speak the same language, and because of this the ______ will affect the meaning.

A.   Words

B.   Message

C.   Contextual cues

D.   National origin

49: The ______ used for a communication transaction has an impact on the meaning and experience of that transaction.

A.   Context

B.   Channel

C.   Message

D.   Language

50: When we communicate, we are doing much more than ______; we’re connecting with some people and indicating to others how different we are from one another.

A.   Exchanging words

B.   Thinking

C.   Owning

D.   Decoding