Cultural Communication MCQs

Cultural Communication MCQs

Answer these 50+ Cultural Communication MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Cultural Communication.
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1: Accommodating is cooperating with others but demonstrating little assertiveness

A.   True

B.   False

2: Adjusting one’s speech and/or conversational patterns is known as––––––––.

A.   Accommodation

B.   Anxiety

C.   Refusal

D.   Disagreement

3: Anxiety is an emotional state of

A.   Apprehension

B.   Worry

C.   Fear of negative consequences

D.   All of the above

4: Avoidance is refusing to enact a ––––––– that might be considered face threatening.

A.   Response

B.   Inertia

C.   Behavior

D.   Attitude

5: Competing is Seeking a win-lose solution.

A.   True

B.   False

6: Communal face concern is –––––––– in-group identity needs when challenged by an out-group

A.   Compromising

B.   Arranging

C.   Managing

D.   Providing

7: Communal-Face concern refers to managing __________ needs when challenged by an out-group.

A.   In-group communication

B.   Inter-groups communication

C.   Inter-group identities

D.   In-group identity

8: Altering speech and behavior so it matches that of the conversational partner is known as

A.   Convergence

B.   Divergence

C.   Merging

D.   Dialectic

9: Divergence is ___________ from a partner by seeking to engage in speech and behavioral patterns different from that of the partner.

A.   Isolating

B.   Loss Of communication

C.   Differentiating

D.   A & B

10: Communication that assists the communicator in achieving his or her goals is known as

A.   Emotional communication

B.   Effective communication

C.   Fair communication

D.   Selective communication

11: Emotionally Expressive is an affective response to conflict as opposed to a

A.   Ineffective response

B.   Cognitive response

C.   Selective response

D.   Emotional response

12: Face refers to the undesired public image

A.   True

B.   False

13: The cultural belief that norms for behavior should not be determined by biological sex is known as

A.   Feminine culture

B.   Masculine culture

C.   Neutral culture

D.   None of the above

14: High-Context Communication are messages that privilege

A.   Relational harmony

B.   Clarity

C.   Directness

D.   All of the above

15: In high power difference cultural beliefs; power differences are viewed as

A.   Natural

B.   Unnatural

C.   Inevitable

D.   A & C

16: –––––––––– is the belief that the individual is the essential unit of society

A.   In-groups

B.   Detachment

C.   Individualism

D.   Separatism

17: In-groups ––––––––affiliations to which an individual feels he or she belongs

A.   Unsocial

B.   Unfriendly

C.   Recluse

D.   Social

18: Intercultural adjustment is a cultural out-group member feels..

A.   Emotionally secure

B.   Socially appropriate

C.   Communicatively competent

D.   All of above

19: Intercultural communication is Interaction between members of –––––– cultures.

A.   Same

B.   Some

C.   Different

D.   None

20: Liking is –––––––––––messages that stress affinity toward a person, place, or object.

A.   Persuasive

B.   Unconvinced

C.   Uncomfortable

D.   Wek

21: Long term orientation is a cultural approach that is associated with…

A.   Thrift

B.   Savings

C.   Perseverance

D.   All

22: A cultural approach that is associated with thrift, savings, perseverance is known as

A.   High context communication

B.   Moderate context communication

C.   Low context communication

D.   None

23: Low power distance is a cultural belief that values the minimization of power differences.

A.   True

B.   False

24: In masculine culture, cultural beliefs are the appropriate roles for men and women are ––––––.

A.   Same

B.   Distinct

C.   Preferable

D.   None

25: Mindfulness is thoughtful, conscious behavior.

A.   True

B.   False

26: Recognition of both self- and other-face need is –––––– face concern.

A.   Individual

B.   Mutual

C.   Private

D.   Public

27: –––––––– a person’s desire to act freely, without constraints or imposition from others.

A.   Positive Face

B.   Moderate Face

C.   Negative Face

D.   None

28: Non accommodation is sucess to converge or diverge.

A.   False

B.   True

29: Non accommodation is sucess to converge or diverge.

A.   False

B.   True

30: Other face concern is ––––––––– an awareness of the other person’s positive and negative face needs.

A.   Demonstrating

B.   Presenting

C.   Cover

D.   Conceal

31: Passive aggression is more active than avoiding the situation altogether.

A.   False

B.   True

32: In positive aperson’s need to be

A.   Liked

B.   Appreciated

C.   Admired

D.   All

33: Self face concern is the –––––– of one’s own positive and negative face needs.

A.   Unaware

B.   Aware

C.   Oblivious

D.   Ignorant

34: ––––––––––a cultural belief in immediate gratification.

A.   Long term orientation

B.   Short term orientation

C.   Moderate term orientation

D.   None

35: Stranger is Out-group member

A.   True

B.   False

36: Stranger is Out-group member

A.   True

B.   False

37: In –––––––––– exchange contractual obligations provided by the organization.

A.   Nonmanagerial

B.   Nonsupervisory

C.   Supervisory

D.   None

38: Asking a person –––––of the relationship to help manage the conflict is called third party help.

A.   Inside

B.   Outside

C.   Between

D.   None

39: Uncertainty is term as –––––––––to explain or predict one’s own or others’ behavior.

A.   Ability

B.   Skill

C.   Inability

D.   None

40: Cultural preferences for the extent to which ambiguity is ––––––called uncertainty avoidance

A.   Untolerated

B.   Tolerated

C.   Refuse

D.   Reject

41: Attributional Confidence is Appropriately discerning and reducing uncertainty about an interactional partner’s behavior.

A.   True

B.   False

42: Leader–Member Exchange is Relationships between a supervisor and employee characterized by mutual trust, social support, and liking.

A.   True

B.   False

43: Sandra is preparing for an important presentation. She wants to appear confident in front of her co-workers. What term does Goffman use to describe one’s desired self-image?

A.   Mirror image

B.   Face

C.   Ego

D.   Explanatory potential

44: Kate plays soccer every week as part of a community club. The members of this team have inside jokes. They also have jargon that people outside of the team do not understand. The members of the soccer team represent a(n) ______ group.

A.   In

B.   Out

C.   Normalizing

D.   Accenting

45: What are two accommodation patterns?

A.   Collectivistic and avoidant

B.   Individualistic and minimalistic

C.   Convergence and divergence

D.   High and low

46: Robert also is working on the same team as John and Toni. He disagrees. Robert thinks that his own success is more important than the team’s. Robert likely belongs to what type of culture?

A.   Individualistic

B.   Collectivistic

C.   Minimalistic

D.   Intercultural

47: Janice and Tom are in the middle of a conflict. They decide to ask Ted for his help. This conflict resolution strategy is known as ______.

A.   First-party help

B.   Second-party help

C.   Third-party help

D.   Fourth-party help

48: Josephine recently started a new job. Her boss holds a weekly team meeting so that all employees can contribute to the decision-making process. Josephine likely works in what type of power distance culture?

A.   Low

B.   High

C.   Medium

D.   Absent

49: Which of the following assumptions is part of anxiety/uncertainty management theory?

A.   One communicator must be female for anxiety to be reduced.

B.   Both communicators must be related by their family of origin.

C.   One communicator is a stranger.

D.   Both communicators must be involved in a romantic relationship.

50: John and Toni are working on a team project. They believe the team’s collective success is more important than their individual recognition. John and Toni likely belong to what type of culture?

A.   Individualistic

B.   Collectivistic

C.   Minimalistic

D.   Intercultural