Sociology and Group

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.Which of the following situations best represents group communication as defined in the textbook?
a. People talking in an elevator.
b. People discussing the weather at an airport.
c. Fans cheering at a baseball game.
d. Jury members deliberating a court case.
e. A congregation listening to a sermon.
Answer: d. Jury members deliberating a court case.
. A group with 7 members has the potential for _______ different types of interactions. a. 9
b. 90
c. 666
d. 900
e. 966
Answer: e. 966
. What is the ideal group size for a problem-solving discussion?
a. 3–5 people
b. 4–6 people
c. 5–7 people
d. 6–9 people
e. 8–12 people
Answer: c. 5–7 people
. According to your textbook, the most important factor separating successful
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symposium.
b. forum.
c. panel discussion.
d. governance group.
e. service group.
Answer: b. forum.
. A college 's Board of Trustees that makes public policy decisions may be classified as a
a. symposium.
b. forum.
c. panel discussion.
d. governance group.
e. service group.
Answer: d. governance group.
. Which of the following characteristics demonstrates one of the disadvantages of working in groups?
a. Groups make better decisions when working on complex tasks.
b. Working in groups enhances member learning.
c. Groups require significant time, energy, and resources.
d. Groups are often more creative than members working alone.
e. Members usually enjoy working with others in groups.
Answer: c. Groups require significant time, energy, and resources.
. A virtual group is one which
a. relies on technology to communicate.
b. exists only for a short period of time.
c. lacks a leader.
d. lacks a clear purpose.
e. has the same dynamic as other groups.

Answer: a. relies on technology to communicate.
. Statements that explain or predict how people communicate are
a. theories.
b. strategies.
c. skills.
d. resources.
e. rules.
Answer: a. theories.
. When seeking to resolve group tensions, the dialectic approach recommends a
__________________ approach.
a. compromise
b. either/or
c. both/and
d. approach/avoidance
e. task/maintenance
Answer: c. both/and
. All of the following pairs of common folk proverbs
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