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BCOM 275 Final Exam
1) In which of the following communication activities do people spend the greatest percent of
their day?
A. Listening
B. Writing
C. Reading
D. Speaking
2) The message refers to which of the following?
A. The context of the communication
B. Ideas, thoughts, and feelings being communicated.
C. The medium that carries the information
D. The receiver’s response to the sender
3) A receivers response to a senders 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 response style normally does not help unless the sender has asked for your advice.
A. Paraphrasing
B. Evaluating
C. Interpreting
D. Questioning
6) When the receiver uses this response style, he clarifies or seeks more information.
A. Evaluating
B. Supporting
C. Paraphrasing
D. Questioning
7) 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

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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) Which of the following are the most common types of doubts people may have about a
source?
A. Status and academic degree
B. Expertise and accuracy
C. Occupation and employer
D. Prominence in the field of study and experience
10) 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. Straw man
D. Argument from common practice
11) Consider the following statement: “Morgan, you’re down to earth and I trust your judgment.
That’s why I know I can count on you to back me up at the meeting this afternoon.” This is an
example of which fallacy?
A. Apple polishing
B. Argument from pity
C. Slippery slope
D. Guilt trip
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. Slippery slope
D. Misplacing the burden of proof
13) Demographics include which of the following?
A. Ethnicity, gender, race
B. Attitudes, interests, values
C. Values, morals, opinions
D. Beliefs, feelings, likes
14) Measurable or observable characteristics of your audience are called
A. pseudographics
B. psychographics
C. statistics

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D. demographics
15) 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. After selecting the channel
D. Before the message is created
16) In this channel of communication, messages are carried by sound and light waves.
A. Hard copy memos
B. Teleconference
C. Face-to-face
D. Voicemail
17) You want to discuss your performance review and possible raise with your boss. The most
effective channel to do this would be
A. face-to-face
B. e-mail
C. team meeting
D. text message
18) Sound and light waves are an example of which part of the communication model?
A. Noise
B. Encoding
C. Decoding
D. Channel
19) A framework for putting all of your information together in a logical sequence is called
A. a central idea
B. a thesis
C. an outline
D. an introduction
20) When are nonverbal messages sent?
A. Before verbal messages
B. Only in combination with verbal messages
C. After verbal messages
D. Only when you want
21) What type of language is used when communicating with classmates, coworkers, family, and
friends?
A. Formal
B. Informal
C. Ceremonial
D. Official
22) The connotation of words such as skinny or thin focuses on the

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BCOM 275 Final Exam1) In which of the following communication activities do people spend the greatest percent of their day? A. ListeningB. WritingC. ReadingD. Speaking2) The message refers to which of the following? A. The context of the communicationB. Ideas, thoughts, and feelings being communicated.C. The medium that carries the informationD. The receiver's response to the sender3) A receiver's response to a sender's message is called A. encodingB. decodingC. feedbackD. channel4) With this type of response, you analyze or teach the sender about the cause of his or her concern. A. EvaluatingB. InterpretingC. Paraphrasing D. Questioning5) This response style normally does not help unless the sender has asked for your advice. A. ParaphrasingB. EvaluatingC. InterpretingD. Questioning6) When the receiver uses this response style, he clarifies or seeks more information. A. EvaluatingB. SupportingC. ParaphrasingD. Questioning7) 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 fallacyB. Slippery slope C. Misplacing the burden of proofD. Inconsistency ad hominem8) Which of the following is the most reliable source of information? A. WikipediaB. A blogC. A book recommended by your instructorD. Britannica Online9) Which of the following are the most common types ...
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