Verbal & Nonverbal Communication

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the topic of Verbal & Nonverbal Communication.

This includes terms like Paralinguistics, McGurk effect, Atonality, Phonetic discrimination, Lexical ambiguity, and Semantic marking.

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Non-verbal communication includes all external stimuli apart from words uttered.

True False

Personal appearance is an element of non-verbal communication.

True False

Which of these is not an element of non- verbal communication?

Personal appearance Posture Eye contact Name of the speaker

Which of these is a main element of non-verbal communication?

The volume of the speaker Name of the speaker Name of the listener Age of the speaker

Public speaking is only verbal activity.

True False

Which of the following is not an example of meta-communication?

A teacher elongates vowel sounds when reading aloud a passage to demonstrate irony or disbelief in a text A speaker delivers a speech both in Spanish and English in order to make it easier for nonnative speakers of either language to understand the message A politician's stutter is interpreted by others as a sign of weak political conviction in the subject being discussed A police officer responds differently to the sound of loud laughter at a parade than to the same sound on a street patrol late at night

A person who hears the sentence "I enjoyed the beer I had with lunch" uttered in a high falsetto voice is more likely to report anxious feelings compared to when they hear the same sentence in a deep baritone voice. This is most closely an example of which of the following?

Meta-communication Phonetic discrimination Lexical ambiguity Semantic marking

Which of the following is an example of an element of verbal communication which is processed non-verbally?

Changes in pitch of speech Palilalia McGurk effect Atonality

In terms of haptic (touch-based) communication, which of the following is not true?

High-context cultures, such as the U.S. and Germany, value communicating social rules through verbal exchanges. Haptic communication is generally the first type to be perceived by the human body. Ritualistic touches, such as greeting and departure gestures, serve primarily to signal the beginning or end of expected communications. Low-context cultures are atypical in South America and Asia, and are more often found in European cultures.

Which of the following is an instrument used to assess the tendency of a culture to engage in communicative tasks one-at-a-time versus several-at-a-time?

Revised Time Usage Inventory (TUI-R) Time Facilitation Approach (TFA) Simultaneity Assessment Index (SAI) Inventory of Polychronic Values (IPV)

Adrian is a four-year-old boy. He wants to say, "May I have some juice?", but accidentally says, "May I haves some juiced?" Which type of error has Adrian committed?

Lexical selection error Word-exchange error Sound-exchange error Spoonerism Morpheme-exchange error

The term paralinguistics refers to which of the following?

Ancient methods of communication such as petroglyphs Languages of Indonesian origin Languages other than a speaker's first language Unspoken features of spoken communication

The term aprosodia most nearly means which of the following?

An inability to interpret tone from written language An inability to understand the way in which morphemes modify a base word in speech (morphemic errors) An inability to apply a consistent tempo to speech (inappropriate speed of speech) An inability to understand or utilize emotion in spoken language (flat speech, randomly intoned speech, etc.)

The study of kinesics is most closely associated with which of the following psychologists?

Charles F. Hockett Ray Birdwhistell Edward T. Hall George L. Trager

A patient presenting with a complete lack of reaction to violation of their "personal space" would most likely be suspected of damage to which area of the brain?

Cingulate gyrus Hypothalamus Hippocampus Amygdala
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Title: Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
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