Intercultural Comm Final Study Guide

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Chapter 4 – Communicating Across Cultures

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following does not constitute a normal interpersonal communication task for managers? a. coordinate activities b. disseminate information c. motivate employees d. give speeches at conferences (moderate, page 126)

2. According to communication researchers Samovar, Porter, and Jain, ______________. a. cultural factors pervade the communication process (difficult, page 126) b. noise is always equally present in cross-cultural communication c. culture does not influence with whom we choose to speak d. communication behavior is not largely dependent on culture

3. All of the following are part of a person’s life space EXCEPT:
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Eastern Europeans b. Arabs c. South Americans d. Northern Europeans (moderate, page 134)

20. Which of the following characteristics is NOT true of people in a high-contact culture? a. prefer to touch a great deal b. live in warmer climates c. are more individualistic (moderate, page 134) d. prefer to stand close

21. ______________ and ______________ are elements of paralanguage. a. Rate of speech; kinesic behavior b. Tone of voice; language c. Vocal inflection; tone of voice (difficult, page 135) d. All of the above

22. Changing the meaning of words by changing the inflection of your voice is an example of _______. a. paralanguage (moderate, page 135) b. oculesics c. object language d. proxemics

23. Which of the following is an example of paralanguage? a. widening your eyes b. moving closer to the listener c. speaking faster (moderate, page 135) d. using a translator

24. Which of the following statements about time systems is true? a. Monochronic time systems are linear; polychronic systems have a past, present, and future. b. Monochronic time systems have a past, present, and future; polychronic systems have the simultaneous occurrence of many events. (difficult, page 135) c. Monochronic time systems are non-linear, polychronic systems have a past, present, and future. d. Monochronic systems have the simultaneous occurrence of many events; polychronic systems are

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