COMS 101 quiz 1: Liberty University / Liberty University COMS 101 Quiz 1
· Question 1
Communis, the Latin term from which communication derives, means . . .
· Question 2
The presence of commonness is an essential feature of communication.
· Question 3
The human tendency to form careless beliefs about people based on their features or group identities is called ________.
· Question 4
When a person believes, feels, values, or acts as one with another person, communis exists.
· Question 5
Dr. Alban argues that all people see all things in exactly the same way.
· Question 6
According to the Alban text, the term for factors that can disrupt meaningful transmissions of information between senders and potential recipients is _______.
· Question 7
Researchers Teresa Rosegrant and James McCroskey have shown that blacks and whites establish greater interpersonal distance from each other than they do when speaking to someone of the same race.
· Question 8
This term denotes the human attempt to make sense of human communication behavior and specific human communications in the light of divine revelation.
· Question 9
Polychronic cultures view time in a highly structured manner, reducing life to a series of tasks that are generally accomplished, one at a time, in a designated sequence.
· Question 10
Monochronic cultures are less schedule-oriented than polychronic cultures.
· Question 11
The term for a person’s use of volume, tone, pitch, accent, speaking pace, and silence to send a message is _________.
· Question 12
According to the Alban text, whereas redemption is the human attempt to connect with God or with something God-like, religion is the state of having actually connected with God.
· Question 13
According to the Alban text, this term denotes the composite of someone’s beliefs about human origin, nature, purpose, and destiny, and about values, whether moral or aesthetic.
· Question 14
According to the Alban text, existentialists believe that humans are radically free to take control of their minds and to break away from stifling social influences
· Question 15
According to the Alban text, a redemptive communicator is someone who does what?
· Question 16
According to the Alban text, the ancient Greek philosopher Protagoras’s statement that “Man is the measure of all things!” expresses a core assumption of which type of worldview system?
· Question 17
According to the Alban text, a person’s physical constitution can impact the development of his or her worldview.
· Question 18
According to the Alban text, by showing how social influences can impact what people become and how privileged groups use this to promote themselves at others’ expense, postmodernists fulfill their goal of _________.
· Question 19
According to the Alban text, the Biblically Christian worldview recognizes that all people have an inherited sinful nature that estranges them from God and that pollutes their interactions with each other.
· Question 20
The Biblically Christian worldview regards truth to be what?
· Question 21
During a conversation about the rightness or wrongness of Derek's recent behavior, Kari makes the following statement to Dustin: "I guess it doesn't really matter anyway because, in the end, right and wrong are just matter of personal opinion or preference. What's right for Derek is right for Derek, even if it's wrong for you or me."
True or False: According to the Alban text, Kari's statement expresses the Biblically Christian worldview regarding ethics.
· Question 22
According to the Biblically Christian worldview, although God set the physical world into motion, He does not enable it to continue operating as it does.
· Question 23
According to the Alban text, the Biblically Christian worldview understands that reasoning and observation, because they are corrupted, are incapable or disclosing any reliable information about ourselves.
· Question 24
According to the Alban text, the truth claims in God’s Word are true for all people at all times, even for people who deny or ignore them.
· Question 25
According to the Alban text, when a redemptive critic makes sense of a communication text, he or she identifies several common graces as these graces appear in the text. Which of the following is not one of these?
· Question 26
According to the Alban text, if Malinoski’s model for explaining human behavior is flawed, it is for which of the following reasons?
· Question 27
According to the Alban text, nature, because it is corrupted, can communicate nothing about God to humans.
· Question 28
According to the Alban text, God may use even a person’s wrongly motivated communications to promote His redemptive purposes.
· Question 29
The Old Testament prophet Micah indicates that a God-centered communicator 's life will manifest this commitment in three basic character qualities. Which of the following is not one of these?
· Question 30
According to the Alban text, the calling to be a redemptive communicator applies only to those who enter vocational Christian ministry fields, like missions and the pastorate.