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False
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It’s best not to ask questions of the person you are communicating with (for clarification) because that makes you appear less intelligent.
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True
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Experience is one way to start the process of overcoming communication anxiety
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True
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Effective listening involves responding, which is expressing interest, asking questions and otherwise showing that we are attentive.
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True
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Communication anxiety can be learned
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False
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One’s listening ability is primarily determined by his/her I.Q
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False
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Ethos is proof based on logic and reasoning.
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False
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Effective communication principles are the same across all cultures.
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True
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Uses and gratification assumes that consumers of mass media are active agents who deliberately choose what pleases them.
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False
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A living system can sustain absolute equilibrium.
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True
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We follow communication rules even when we are not consciously aware of them.
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True
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Language consists of symbols.
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True
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Communicating with other people promotes personal health.
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False
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The I aspect of self is socially conscious and responsive to situational constraints.
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True
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People who communicate well have an advantage in their personal, social, and professional life.
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False
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Eye-contact is a primary indicator of culture
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False
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The I aspect of self is socially conscious and responsive to situational constraints.
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True
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Communicating with other people promotes personal health.
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True
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We follow communication rules even when we are not consciously aware of them.
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True
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Multiple cultures may exist within a single society or geographic region.
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True
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One of the most important considerations when attempting to make a sound ethical decision is to determine societal views/norms.
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True
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Co-culture refers to a culture within a dominant or parent culture.
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False
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Tolearance is a response in which we accept and approve differences between us and other social groups.
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True
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Resistance is a response to social diversity that devalues other cultures.
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False
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We are born with a self-concept.
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False
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The self-concept is resistant to change.
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False
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Reflected appraisals are judgements that we make when we gauge and evaluate others.
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True
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The values and views endorsed by a society at any given time are arbitrary and subject to change.
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True
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People who think highly of themselves are likely to think highly of others.
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True
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Part of having media literacy means being skeptical of what is presented.
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True
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Sensory data can be different to different people.
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False
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A judgement is a deduction that goes beyond what you know or assume to be a fact.
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True
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Self-serving bias is the subjective process of creating explanations for our own and others’ behaviors.
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True
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Unchanging people and things become less noticeable over time.
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True
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It’s hardest to empathize with people who are radically different from us.
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False
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Our senses make us aware of everything that is going on around us.
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False
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Mind reading is useful for good friends who wnat to communicate sincerely.
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True
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Effective interpersonal communication can narrow perceptual differences.
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True
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It’s hardest to empathize with people who are radically different from us.
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True
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Sensory data can be different to different people.
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False
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Small talk typically occurs during the initiating stage of an interpersonal relationship.
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False
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Most of our relationships are personal not social.
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True
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One important benchmark of an established friendship is the assumption of continuity.
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True
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Self-disclosure by both parties is usually necessary for the development of an interpersonal relationship.
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True
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The terminating stage of a relationship can be short or drawn out.
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True
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Determining audience members’ psychographics is an important step in deciding on a suitable speech topic.
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False
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As long as someone has created a web page, they are considered a credible source to include in a speech
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True
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If a specific purpose statement is well written, then it will include information that can be tested at the end of the presentation.
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False
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If at all possible, a speaker should choose a speech topic that is new to him/her.
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True
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Listeners are more likely to understand, follow, and remember a speech that is well planned and ordered.
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False
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If a speaker is not sure whether he/she wants to inform or persuade the audience members during a presentation, he/she should just combine the two approaches.
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True
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Listeners are more likely to understand, follow, and remember a speech that is well planned and ordered.
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False
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If at all possible, a speaker should choose a speech topic that is new to him/her.
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True
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Determining audience members’ psychographics is an important step in deciding on a suitable speech topic
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False
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As long as someone has created a web page, they are considered a credible source to include in a speech.
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True
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If a speaker were attempting to prove that a lack of education makes someone more prone to crime, the cause/effect organizational pattern would probably work best.
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True
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One example of the chronological organizational pattern is to give instructions.
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False
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If a visual is too small for audience members to see during a presentation, then it’s recommended to allow them to pass the visual among themselves.
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True
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When organizing and developing a speech, it’s best to start with the body.
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False
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When attempting to persuade an audience, there is no limit as to how many statistics are included as supporting material.
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False
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Supporting materials can add interest to a presentation, but they aren’t recommended if the speaker’s goal is to elicit some type of change.
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True
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To have the most effective delivery, it’s best if the speaker uses personal pronouns (referring to themselves as I rather than the speaker, for example).
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False
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The number of main points included in a presentation is not important as long as the speaker can get all of the information in during the allotted time period.
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True
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Aristotle pointed out that an effective strategic approach to persuading someone to do something is to appeal to his/her emotions.
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True
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One strategy that has been shown to be effective when trying to persuade someone to change is to appeal to his/her needs.
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True
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An attractive, conservative physical appearance can enhance our credibility.
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True
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Body language is crucial in determining our initial credibility with people.
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False
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Like verbal communication, nonverbal behavior is never ambiguous.
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False
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Most verbal/vocal elements of the self-presentation are innate; therefore, they cannot be changed.
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False
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One of the advantages of public speaking is it doesn’t require as much preparation as face-to-face conversations.
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True
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Group Hate Theory suggests that people hate working in groups because of previous experiences with untrained groups.
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True
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Group leadership maybe provided either by one emeber of several members.
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True
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In order to be successful in today’s work force, it’s vital that we are able to adapt to diverse needs, situations and people
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True
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Group communication should be a conscious effort.
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False
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A group is characterized by different and complementary resources of members and by a strong sense of collective identity.
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False
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In brainstorming, it’s more important to generate high quality ideas that just a large number of ideas.
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False
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Groupthink is the process by which all group members independently arrive at the same conclusion creating a group consensus.
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False
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Conflict within a group is unnatural and is always counterproductive.
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True
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If social climbing does not increase the status of those doing it, they often become marginal participants.
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True
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For a group to exist, the people must interact and be interdependent, have a common goal, and share some rules of conduct.

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