Linguistics MCQs

Linguistics MCQs

The following Linguistics MCQs have been compiled by our experts through research, in order to test your knowledge of the subject of Linguistics. We encourage you to answer these multiple-choice questions to assess your proficiency.
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1: ____ helps the sender know whether the message was received and understood.

A.   Noise

B.   Bypassing

C.   Decoding

D.   Feedback

2: ______ is the process of presenting a message to an audience, small or large.

A.   Conversation

B.   Argumentation

C.   Audience engagement

D.   Public speaking

3: A _____ is a document that thanks an interviewer and restates an applicant's interest in the job.

A.   Thank-you letter

B.   Letter of acceptance

C.   Rejection letter

D.   Cover letter

4: A _____ is the basic unit of sound in a language.

A.   Want bottle

B.   Phonemes

C.   Syntax

D.   Morphemes

5: Alongside is a common transition used to describe things _____.

A.   With logical relationships

B.   Through comparison and contrast

C.   In spatial order

D.   By order of importance

6: I write ___

A.   Good

B.   Well

C.   When

D.   Nice

7: In the pygmalion effect, group members _____

A.   Rebel against high expectations.

B.   Respond only to verbal signals.

C.   Live up to expectations set for them.

D.   Become uncomfortable when placed under heavy pressure.

8: Informative speeches include all of the following types except _____________?

A.   Demonstration

B.   Descriptive

C.   Definition

D.   Dictionary

9: Most transuranium elements have only been synthesized for _____.

A.   Industrial use

B.   Commercial use

C.   Research purposes

10: Okeke’s obstinance is illustrated by his __________.

A.   Refusal to meet Nnaemeka's new wife

B.   Arranging his son's marriage

C.   Refusal to attend church

D.   Consultation of the native doctor

11: Robin is able to conjure mephastophilis. this indicates that _____.

A.   Robin is unusually clever

B.   Faustus’s abilities are not particularly unique or special

C.   Mephastophilis is at the mercy of men

D.   Robin and Faustus are parallel characters

12: Rukmani’s attack of kunthi helps to demonstrate _____.

A.   The plot

B.   The setting

C.   Her characterization

D.   The theme

13: The audience?s perception of closeness and interaction with the speaker is called________.

A.   Blank the screen

B.   Speaker immediacy.

C.   Value group harmony

D.   A strong argument with high relevance to the audience

14: The sound system of a language is called _____.

A.   Bilingual

B.   Phonological

C.   Production

D.   Motherese

15: Communication may account for as much as _____ of a hiring decision.

A.   80%

B.   85%

C.   65%

D.   75%

16: Internet citation tools are useful because they __________.

A.   A day-by-day record of the research process

B.   Quotations, paraphrases, summaries, and personal comments

C.   Organize your source information into proper MLA format

D.   MLA-style source information

17: One of the most direct ways the media affects politics is via its __________ role.

A.   Socialization

B.   Agenda setting

C.   Political agenda

D.   None of the above

18: Trait theory ignores ________.

A.   Physical traits of leaders

B.   The aspects of honesty and integrity

C.   The interactions of leaders and their group members as well as situational factors

D.   The fact that leaders should be able to create visions and solve problems

19: Static evaluation is the __________.

A.   Describe the world in terms of extremes or polar opposites

B.   View the world in the way it is talked

C.   Denial of change

20: The skills approach takes a _____________ on leadership, like the trait approach.

A.   Leader-follower centered perspective

B.   Organizational-centered perspective

C.   Situational-centered perspective

D.   Leader-centered perspective

21: The use of ________ represents a fundamental shift in business communication.

A.   Websites.

B.   Facebook

C.   Social media.

D.   Digital channels.

E.   Digital media

22: _____ and _____ proposed a two dimensional leadership theory called the managerial grid.

A.   Vroom; Yetton

B.   Blake; Mouton

C.   Evans; House

D.   Hersey; Blanchard

E.   Tannenbaum; Schmidt

23: A _____ perspective is that the leader's behavior is profoundly influenced by the situation.

A.   Make their behavior tuned to situational forces.

B.   Contingency

C.   Lead with compassion.

D.   Contingency approach

E.   Contingency leadership

24: A participative leadership style works well with subordinates who ________.

A.   Have an internal locus of control

B.   Offering rewards to followers

C.   Delegating

D.   Competence

25: A restaurant review published in the local newspaper is an example of __________.

A.   Publicity

B.   Sales promotion

C.   Advertising

D.   None of these

26: According to the 10 characteristics of servant leadership, stewardship is _____.

A.   Provide a framework for understanding servant leadership complexities

B.   Whether followers are nurtured by the leader

C.   Taking responsibility for the leadership role

D.   No consensus exists on a common theoretical framework for servant leadership

27: Charismatic leaders are often _____ than transactional leaders.

A.   Less emotional

B.   More predictable

C.   Less predictable

D.   More directive

28: Fiedler assumed a person's leadership style ________.

A.   Contingent upon the situation

B.   Relatively flexible

C.   Democratic

D.   Fixed

29: Business communication 1.0 tends to be __________.

A.   Reactive

B.   Conversational

C.   Intrusive

D.   Amorphous

E.   Multidirectional

30: House's revision of his theory puts more emphasis on the need for leaders to foster _____.

A.   Achievement.

B.   Intrinsic motivation through empowerment.

C.   An external locus of control.

D.   Concrete rewards.

E.   Personal growth in management knowledge

31: Of all leadership variables, _____ leadership has the strongest and most beneficial effects.

A.   Laissez-faire

B.   Passive management-by-exception

C.   Active management-by-exception

D.   Contingent reward

E.   Transformational

32: ________ is the power that arises because of a person's desirable resources or personal traits.

A.   Delegating

B.   Locus of control

C.   Fiedler contingency

D.   Substantial conflict

E.   Referent power

33: A democratic style of leadership is useful when all team members __________.

A.   Are unskilled

B.   Need to be trained

C.   Do not require supervision

D.   Need to feel involved

34: Within organizations, leaders are needed to ________ and managers are needed to ________.

A.   Oversee the manager; execute the leaders ideas

B.   Challenge the status quo; create visions of the future

C.   Formulate detailed plans; create efficient organizational structures

D.   Inspire organizational members; oversee day-to-day operations

35: The path-goal theory sees the job of an effective leader as ________.

A.   Providing clear instructions for followers

B.   Clearing the path between followers and their goals

C.   Defining goals for followers

D.   Helping followers understand their goals

36: Transformational leadership is positively associated with all the following except _____.

A.   Measures of organizational effectiveness

B.   Measures of leadership effectiveness and employee job satisfaction

C.   More employee identification with their leaders and with their immediate work groups

D.   Less commitment to organizational change

37: One of the wisest things a manager can do about the grapevine is ____________.

A.   Conceal it from upper management

B.   Understand the social and communication networks the employees use to do their work

C.   To get on it to make sure the manager stays in the information loop

D.   Appoint subordinates to serve on it

38: A typical index _____.

A.   Lists topics or names in a book alphabetically, lists page numbers for the locations of topics, usually appears at the end of a book

B.   Lists authors of the book unalphabetically

C.   Lists page numbers of the topics in descending order

D.   Usually appears at the start of the book

39: As you research, verify the facts you find by consulting __________.

A.   Multiple sources

B.   Single source

C.   Single person

D.   None of the above

40: __________ lets you know how your message is being received.

A.   Vocal variety

B.   Credibility

C.   Feedback

D.   Interference

41: When speakers give an opinion to support their speech topic, it is an example of _____ evidence.

A.   Soft

B.   Hard

C.   Topical

D.   Chronological

42: When the general purpose of your speech is to __________ , you act primarily as an advocate.

A.   Persuade

B.   Entertain

C.   Demonstrate

D.   Commemorate

E.   Inform

43: You have the right to examine and copy exposure and __________ records.

A.   Hazard

B.   Performance

C.   Discipline

D.   Medical

44: The grapevine is _____.

A.   Almost wholly inaccurate

B.   A morale enhancer

C.   Slower than formal channels

D.   A horizontal communication channel

E.   Used by employees when threatened or insecure

A.   Legitimate

B.   Status

C.   Expert

D.   Coercive

46: A ______ is anything tangible that helps communicate an idea to an audience.

A.   Presentation aid.

B.   Diagram.

C.   Visual rhetoric.

D.   Model

47: All of the following prefixes mean in or into except _____.

A.   Ir

B.   Im

C.   Em

48: All organizations need _____ to achieve high performance.

A.   Diversity of thought

B.   Passive bias

C.   Ethnocentrism

D.   High power distance

49: Becoming a leader requires the following skills except ________.

A.   Conceptual

B.   Charismatic

C.   Technical

D.   Networking

50: The __________ contains a list of all the resources owned by the library.

A.   Catalogue

B.   Conflict

C.   Exposition

D.   Crisis