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1. (TCO5) According to the text, non-verbal communication is: My Answer D
continuous, emotional, ambiguous and both intentional and unintentional
ambiguous, multi-channeled, intentional and both continuous and sporadic
continuous, multifaceted, emotional and both unintentional and intentional
continuous, unambiguous and emotional

2. (TCO5) Studies show that when people are communicating: My Answer B
the one doing the talking is likely to have the greater eye contact
the one doing the listening is likely to have the greater eye contact
both the talker and the listener have about the same amount of eye contact
there is no consistent data to support an assertion about eye contact

3. (TCO5) Pounding your fist while saying "We must try harder" is an example of using nonverbal communication as: My Answer B
a way of showing direction
a means of emphasis
a way to regulate conversation
a tension reliever

4. (TCO5) Which of the following is an example of the use of kinesics? My Answer A
personal space

5. (TCO5) Which of the following is true of vocalized pauses? My Answer C
Vocalized pauses are a pleasant break from conversation
Vocalized pauses are limited to filler sounds such as "uh," "err" and "um."
Vocalized pauses include "like" and "you know."
Vocalized pauses are easy to control.

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  1. 1. Nonverbal communication is often ambiguous. It needs to be interpreted in terms of what you know about the individual, the situation and the culture.

    2. Eye contact would be effected by the situation. What if two people were talking while one was driving? I do not know of any data on this.

    3. I agree with B. (Hey, that rhymes!)

    4. Yes.


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