Interpersonal Verbal Communication MCQs

Interpersonal Verbal Communication MCQs

Our team has conducted extensive research to compile a set of Interpersonal Verbal Communication MCQs. We encourage you to test your Interpersonal Verbal Communication knowledge by answering these 30+ multiple-choice questions provided below.
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1: Argot is the language used by members of _________ .

A.   A) Dominant Culture

B.   B) Co-Culture

C.   C) Individualistic Culture

D.   D) Team Culture

2: _________ is a communication problem that occurs When individuals think they understand each other but actually miss each other’s meaning

A.   A) Bypassing

B.   B) Hearing loss

C.   C) Oversharing

D.   D) Making assumptions

3: Culture shared by group of people within a society is called

A.   A) Dominant Culture

B.   B) Co-Culture

C.   C) Individualistic Culture

D.   D) Team Culture

4: A theory that asserts that we adjust our language patterns to reflect how we feel about another person is known as

A.   A) Communication Accommodation Theory

B.   B) Communication Divergence Theory

C.   C) Communication Convergence Theory

D.   D) Communication Adoption Theory

5: Communication Convergence is matching of ___________ and use of pauses with another as part of building a relationship.

A.   A) vocabu­lary

B.   B) speaking rate

C.   C) Both of these

D.   D) None of these

6: Purposeful adop­tion of a style of speaking that contrasts with a person from whom one desires to distance oneself is called.

A.   A) Communication Divergence

B.   B) Communication Convergence

C.   C) Communication Adoption

D.   D) Communication Accommodation

7: Connotative Meaning is

A.   A. emotion-free meaning

B.   B. objective meaning

C.   C. personal meaning

D.   D. generic meaning

8: Denotative Meaning is

A.   A) Overtone

B.   B) Emotional

C.   C) Essence

D.   D) Emotion free

9: Dominant Culture has _______ power

A.   A) The less

B.   B) The more

C.   C) The most

D.   D) The small

10: Language that announces the user’s attitude toward a subject is called

A.   A) Equivocal Language

B.   B) Emotive Language

C.   C) Polarizing Language

D.   D) Para Language

11: Words that cannot be interpreted are known as Equivocal Language

A.   A) True

B.   B) False

12: Euphemism is ________ language substi­tuted for blunt language.

A.   A) Inoffensive

B.   B) Offensive

C.   C) Direct

D.   D) Indirect

13: The type of orientation one dis­plays when not blinded by labels known as

A.   A) Extensional Orientation

B.   B) Internal Orientation

C.   C) Intensional Orientation

D.   D) External Orientation

14: Deborah Tannen’s term for language differ­ences attributed to gender known as

A.   A) Genderqueer

B.   B) Genderlect

C.   C) Genderless

D.   D) Genderbase

15: The type of orientation dis­played when one responds to what the label actually represents is called

A.   A) Extensional Orientation

B.   B) Internal Orientation

C.   C) Intensional Orientation

D.   D) External Orientation

16: System of arbitrary symbols shared by a group is known as

A.   A) Orientation

B.   B) Language

C.   C) Code

D.   D) Presentation

17: The view that language shapes thinking is linguistic determinism.

A.   True

B.   False

18: The view that -------- contain unique embedded elements.

A.   Languages

B.   Identities

C.   Nationalities

D.   Personalities

19: Language that describes experience in -------- terms is polarizing language.

A.   Neither-nor

B.   Either-or

C.   And-or

D.   This-that

20: What term comes to mind by following terms:

A.   Agreement to consider the con­text of an interaction,interdependent nature of the relationship, goal of the exchange in deciphering meaning.

B.   Pragmatic code

C.   Purr words

D.   Code switching

E.   Semantic code

21: What are the words that register social approval?

A.   Purr words

B.   Snarl words

C.   Pragmatic code

D.   Syntactic code

22: A theory that proposes language influences perception by revealing and reflecting one’s worldview.

A.   Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis

B.   Chomsky hypothesis

C.   Haas hypothesis

D.   Jakobson hypothesis

23: Semantic code uses ------ to communicate.

A.   Symbols

B.   Words

C.   Signs

D.   Codes

24: Snarl words register -----------.

A.   Social disapproval

B.   Social denial

C.   Social justice

D.   Social refusal

25: Spotlighting is highlighting a person’s -------- for emphasis.

A.   Sex

B.   Age

C.   Height

D.   Weight

26: Conventions that guide word use are -------.

A.   Syntactic code

B.   Snarl words

C.   Semantic code

D.   Pragmatic code

27: A model that demonstrates the rela­tionships that exist among words, things, and thoughts is known as --------.

A.   Triangle of Meaning

B.   Triangle of words

C.   Triangle wall

D.   Triangle of thoughts

28: Word mask is ambiguous language meant to --------.

A.   Confuse

B.   Contradict

C.   Correlate

D.   Confound

29: Word wall is -------- that impedes understanding.

A.   Language

B.   Communication

C.   Emblems

D.   Theory

30: The semantic code establishes the conventions guiding word use.

A.   True

B.   False

31: A(n) ______ is a term that is used to mask the true meaning by “softening the blow” of a message.

A.   Joke

B.   Alternative

C.   Substitute

D.   Euphemism

32: Which code requires us to consider the context of an interaction, the interdependent nature of our relationship, and the goal of our exchange?

A.   Stylistic

B.   Semantic

C.   Syntactic

D.   Pragmatic

33: Using either/or terms is called polarizing language.

A.   True

B.   False

34: The ______ meaning refers to our personal or contextual meanings for words.

A.   Connotative

B.   Denotative

C.   Explanatory

D.   Exploratory

35: The three points of the triangle of meaning are thought, word, and thing.

A.   True

B.   False

36: When we adapt our speech style to match another’s we are using communication convergence.

A.   True

B.   False

37: ______ refers to communication that highlights or points out a person’s sex.

A.   Microscoping

B.   Amplifying

C.   Spotlighting

D.   Focusing

38: ______ is the term coined to describe the different languages that men and women use.

A.   Sexlect

B.   Genderlect

C.   Gendered communication

D.   Sex-based communication

39: When we respond to a label rather than to what the label actually represents, we are exhibiting an extensional orientation.

A.   True

B.   False