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1

While giving a friend directions to your home, you tell them to stop at the corner market to pick up some beer and soda. In telling your friend to pick up those beverages, you are using _____ function of language

A. personal
B. heuristic
C. interactional
D. regulatory

Regulatory.

2

After you have given your friend directions to your home, you ask if he understood the directions in order to learn if you need to repeat them or not. In asking if he understood the directions, you are using _____ function of language

A. personal
B. heuristic
C. inform
D. regulatory

Heuristic.

3

In giving directions to your friend, you jokingly add “don’t drive over the curb like you did during your driving test!” In adding this, you are using the _____ function of language

A. regulatory
B. personal
C. instrumental
D. heuristic

Personal.

4

Adam decided to write a song to propose to his girlfriend, Maureen. Which function of language was he using?

A. regulatory
B. instrumental
C. heuristic
D. imaginative

Imaginative.

5

_____ is the study of sounds that compose individual languages and how those sounds communicate meaning

A. Phonology
B. Syntax
C. Semantics
D. Pragmatics

Phonology.

6

The Star Wars character, Yoda, is known for his unusual speech patterns. Sayings such as, “Named must your fear be before banish it you can,” challenge a typical concept of English language _____

A. phonology
B. syntax
C. semantics
D. pragmatics

Syntax.

7

Defining the word “home” as a place of warmth, comfort, and safety is an example of _____ type of semantic meaning

A. denotative
B. literal
C. connotative
D. symbolic

Connotative.

8

_____ is the study of language in use in specific situations to accomplish goals

A. Phonology
B. Syntax
C. Semantics
D. Pragmatics

Pragmatics.

9

Those interested in pragmatics examine all of the following areas of study EXCEPT

A. speech acts.
B. conversational rules.
C. contextual rules.
D. none of these.

None of these.

10

When all family members talk with each other at the Thanksgiving dinner table, they are violating which of the following?

A. a contextual rule
B. a conversational rule
C. syntax
D. semantics

A conversational rule.

11

Which of the following is NOT a major influence on verbal communication?

A. race and ethnicity
B. age
C. geographical region
D. individual attractiveness

Individual attractiveness.

12

Cocultural theory argues that

A. some people in a culture are more privileged than others.
B. privileged people control/affect language and communication norms.
C. people who don’t conform to language/communication norms are often disadvantaged.
D. all of these.

All of these.

13

_____ is the conceptual pairing of maleness with
humanity in language

A. Androcentrism
B. Ethnocentrism
C. Neocentrism
D. Male-centered communication

Androcentrism.

14

The term “sexual preference” is an example of _____

bias in language.

A. gender
B. personal
C. heterosexual
D. social

Gender and Heterosexual.

15

Pat: I am pumped! Last night, Jane agreed to go out to dinner with me finally.
Chris: Yeah. I heard that. She was pretty drunk last night.
Chris’s comment is an example of

A. confirming language/communication.
B. disconfirming language/communication.
C. an “I” statement.
D. a “You” statement.

Disconfirming language/communication.

16

Pat: I am pumped! Last night, Jane agreed to go out to dinner with me finally.
Chris: Yeah. I heard that, and I was excited for you. I know you’ve been wanting to get to know her better.
Chris’s comment is an example of

A. confirming language/communication.
B. disconfirming language/communication.
C. an “I” statement.
D. a “You” statement.

Confirming language/communication.

17

Which of the following components is NOT an appropriate “I” statement?

A. “When you criticize my appearance, I feel unloved, and I respond by withdrawing from you.”
B. “I think I must be unimportant to you when you arrive late for dinner, so I don’t feel like cooking for you.”
C. “I feel like you don’t want to be here with me, so I am just going to leave.”
D. All of the above are “I” statements.

“I feel like you don’t want to be here with me, so I am just going to leave.”

18

The denotative meaning of a word refers to its dictionary or literal meaning

A. True
B. False

True.

19

Speech acts are only direct in nature

A. True
B. False

False.

20

Members of the more powerful groups get to label the members of less powerful groups

A. True
B. False

True.

21

Language discrimination occurs when a person is treated differently because of that person’s
native language or other characteristics of that person’s speech.

A. True
B. False

True.

22

Hate speech is illegal in the United States

A. True
B. False

False.

23

Which of the following is a type of the nonverbal code we call “kinesics”?

A. gestures
B. touch
C. stress
D. voice quality

Gestures.

24

Obscene gestures are a form of the nonverbal behavior known as

A. gestures.
B. kinesics.
C. proxemics.
D. chronemics.
E. haptics.

Kinesis.

25

Kinesics is the study of nonverbal communication including all of the following EXCEPT

A. gestures.
B. posture.
C. facial expressions.
D. paralinguistics
E. eye behavior.

Paralinguistics.