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BCOM 275 Final Exam




BCOM 275 Final Exam;1) The term channel in communication means;A. the volume at which a message is received;B. the context of the communication;C. the process of changing thoughts into symbols;D. the medium through which a message travels from sender to receiver;2) In which of the following communication activities do people spend the greatest percent of their day?;A. Listening;B. Writing;C. Reading;D. Speaking;3) A receiver?s response to a sender?s message is called;A. encoding;B. decoding;C. feedback;D. channel;4) With this type of response, you analyze or teach the sender about the cause of his or her concern.;A. Evaluating;B. Interpreting;C. Paraphrasing;D. Questioning;5) This happens when you receive, construct meaning from, and respond to the sender?s message.;A. Hearing;B. Attending;C. Listening;D. Responding;6) When the receiver uses this response style, he clarifies or seeks more information.;A. Evaluating;B. Supporting;C. Paraphrasing;D. Questioning;7) Which of the following are the most common types of doubts people may have about a source?;A. Status and academic degree;B. Occupation and employer;C. Prominence in the field of study and experience;D. Expertise and accuracy;8) Which of the following is the most reliable source of information?;A. Wikipedia?;B. A blog;C. A book recommended by your instructor;D. Britannica Online?;9) Consider the following exchange: ?How do I know God exists? How do you know he doesn?t?? Which fallacy does the second statement illustrate?;A. Perfectionist fallacy;B. Slippery slope;C. Misplacing the burden of proof;D. Inconsistency ad hominem;10) Stating someone has negative features and his claim is invalid is an example of which fallacy?;A. Ad hominem;B. Genetic fallacy;C. Straw man;D. False dilemma;11) Consider the following statement: ?So what if the Senator accepted a little kickback money?most politicians are corrupt after all.? This is an example of which fallacy?;A. Argument from envy;B. Argument from tradition;C. Argument from common practice;D. Straw man;12) Consider the following statement: ?Studies confirm what everyone already knows: Smaller class sizes make better learners.? This is an example of which fallacy?;A. Argument from common practice;B. Begging the question;C. Misplacing the burden of proof;D. Slippery slope;13) Audience analysis should occur at what point in the creation of a message?;A. Once feedback is received;B. Before the message is sent;C. Before the message is created;D. After selecting the channel;14) Behavior descriptions should meet which of the following criteria?;A. Present inferences about another?s motives.;B. Describe only observable behaviors.;C. Include terms such as ?never, always, or constantly.?;D. Focus on more than one behavior.;15) An effective message should be;A. topic-based;B. audience-centered;C. time-centered;D. channel-focused;16) Which informal communication channel involves its own abbreviations to accommodate the limited number of characters available in any given message?;A. E-mail;B. Text message;C. Voicemail message;D. Handwritten letters;17) Sound and light waves are an example of which part of the communication model?;A. Encoding;B. Channel;C. Noise;D. Decoding;18) In this channel of communication, messages are carried by sound and light waves.;A. Teleconference;B. Voicemail;C. Hard copy memos;D. Face-to-face;19) A framework for putting all of your information together in a logical sequence is called;A. an introduction;B. a thesis;C. a central idea;D. an outline;20) Which verbal support breaks down complex processes or concepts into their component parts to ensure understanding?;A. Comparisons;B. Analyses;C. Descriptions;D. Definitions;21) What type of language is used when communicating with classmates, coworkers, family, and friends?;A. Official;B. Informal;C. Formal;D. Ceremonial;22) The connotation of words such as skinny or thin focuses on the;A. actual meaning;B. denotative meaning;C. emotional meaning;D. contextual meaning;23) If you try to persuade your classmates to donate canned goods for the hungry in your community, your topic is one of;A. policy;B. fact;C. value;D. pathos;24) Persuasive topics that attempt to show an audience that something is good, bad, right, or wrong are topics of;A. cause-effect;B. fact;C. value;D. policy;25) If you use only a few examples to represent the whole of the conclusion, you are committing this logical fallacy.;A. Either/or thinking;B. Slippery slope;C. Faulty causation;D. Hasty generalization;26) What logical fallacy can occur when a speaker focuses on similarities and ignores significant differences?;A. Either/or thinking;B. Hasty generalization;C. Faulty comparison;D. Slippery slope;27) When you display ethos in your persuasive presentation, you have;A. credibility;B. emotion;C. evidence;D. logic;28) Developing cross-cultural competence includes which of the following?;A. Overcoming personal biases;B. Walking on eggs;C. Separating culture from communication;D. Using hot button words;29) An attempt to characterize causes of events to either personalities or external situations is called;A. projection;B. selective attention;C. attribution error;D. halo effect;30) Groups that value higher power distance believe relationships are;A. individualist;B. informal;C. hierarchical;D. relationship oriented;31) What is the belief that laws are justified if they prevent a person from harming him- or herself known as?;A. Offense principle;B. Legal moralism;C. Harm principle;D. Legal paternalism;32) What is the belief that correct moral principles are those accepted by the correct religion known as?;A. Religious absolutism;B. Virtue ethics;C. Religious relativism;D. Moral relativism;33) The practice of using a case that has already been decided as a guide when deciding new cases is referred to as;A. legal morality;B. legal paternalism;C. causation principle;D. appeal to precedent


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