Communication

Question 1

When there is an animated discussion between a teacher and his or her students in the classroom, it can be classified as:

A
Horizontal communication
B
Mechanical communication
C
Linear communication
D
Categorical communication
Question 2

Which of the following modes of communication can be employed in a classroom for effective teaching?

    (a) Top-down
    (b) Iconic
    (c) Associational
    (d) Dissociational
    (e) Symbolic
    (f) Abstract

Choose the most appropriate option from the following:

A
(a), (b) and (f)
B
(c), (e) and (f)
C
(b), (c) and (e)
D
(a), (c) and (d)
Question 3

A verbal communication technique used in teaching is

A
Slow expression of words
B
Varying the speed of voice and tone
C
Presentation without pause
D
Resorting to a semantic jugglery
Question 4

Given below are two Statements – One is labeled as Assertion (A) and other is labeled as Reason (R):

    Assertion (A): Use of slang in formal teaching makes communication lively and interesting.
    Reasons (R): Academic decency demands the avoidance of slang in the classroom environment.

In the light of the above statements, choose the correct option:

A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
B
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) Is not the correct explanation of (A)
C
(A) is true, but (R) is false
D
(A) is false, but (R) is true
Question 5
According to the behavioural model, the communication approach is considered as:
A
Contrived
B
Natural
C
Reward-punishment based
D
Innate
Question 6
Which of the following are the characteristics of moderate approach to inter-cultural communication?
A. Inter-cultural communication is unidisciplinary
B. A communicator is a change agent.
C. A continuum is the representative of social change.
D. Change is a response to both inside and outside stimuli.
E. Culture and communication have limited linkages.
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
A
A, B, C only
B
B, C, D only
C
C, D, E only
D
A, B, E only
Question 7
Given below are tow statements:
Statement I: In mass communication, the news content includes social values also.
Statement II: News also contain ideology that changes according to times
In the light of the above statement, choose the most appropriate answer from the option given below:
A
Both Statement I and Statement II are correct
B
Both Statement I and Statement II are Incorrect
C
Statement I is correct but Statement II is incorrect
D
Statement I is incorrect but Statement II is correct
Question 8
Given below are two statements:
Statement I: Bharatha Muni prescribed popular dialects for communication among the elites.
Statement II: Bharatha Muni also prescribed classical languages for common people for effective communication.
In the light of the above statement, choose the most appropriate answer from the option given below:
A
Both Statement I and Statement II are correct
B
Both Statement I and Statement II are Incorrect
C
Statement I is correct but Statement II is incorrect
D
Statement I is incorrect but Statement II is correct
Question 9
Which of the following are useful in positive components of classroom communication?
A) Restrictive actions
B) Empathy
C) Punctuality
D) Follow-up
E) Scattered reflections
Choose the most appropriate answer from the options given below:
A
(A), (B), (C) only
B
(B), (C), (D) only
C
(C), (D), (E) only
D
(A), (D), (E) only
Question 10
Which of the following explain the concept of values?
A) Values are beliefs tied inextricably to human emotion and behaviour
B) Values refer to desirable goals people strive to attain
C) Values are conflict-free
D) Values are ordered by importance relative to one another
E) Values are utilized primarily to effect change in knowledge of a person
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
A
(A), (B), (C) only
B
(A), (B), (D) only
C
(B), (C), (D) only
D
(C), (D), (E) only
Question 11
Match List I with List II:
List I List II
(Medium) (Example for description)
A)Newspaper (I) Networking
B)Radio and television (II) Audio, Video and graphics
C)Social Media (III) Broadsheet
D)Multimedia (IV) Broadcasting
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
A
(A)-(III), (B)-(IV), (C)-(I), (D)-(II)
B
(A)-(IV), (B)-(I), (C)-(II), (D)-(III)
C
(A)-(I), (B)-(II), (C)-(III), (D)-(IV)
D
(A)-(II), (B)-(III), (C)-(IV), (D)-(I)
Question 11 Explanation: 
Newspaper → Broadsheet
Radio and television → Broadcasting
Social Media → Networking
Multimedia → Audio, Video and graphics
Note: This is easy when you start from D to A.
Question 12
Which of the following is considered as an effective form of verbal communication?
A
Story-telling
B
Sloganeering
C
Use of high pitch of voice
D
Monologues
Question 12 Explanation: 
As per official answer given as Option-D is correct but according to concept option-A is also correct.
The most effective way to engage your audience is with storytelling: human beings are wired for them. Our brains often don't distinguish between fiction and reality, therefore we immerse ourselves in stories as if we were a part of them. Stories make us experience information, as opposed to just consuming it.
Question 13
Identifying the sequence of stages of message processing
A) Action
B) Internalisation
C) Selection
D) Understanding
E) Perception
Choose the correct answer from the options given below:
A
(A), (B), (D), (E), (C)
B
(B), (C), (A), (D), (E)
C
(D), (E), (B), (A), (C)
D
(E), (D), (C), (B), (A)
Question 13 Explanation: 
Perception → Understanding → Selection → Internalisation → Action
Question 14
The information function of mass communication is described as
A
diffusion
B
publicity
C
surveillance
D
diversion
Question 15
In communication, connotative words are
A
explicit
B
abstract
C
simple
D
cultural
Question 16
A message beneath a message is labelled as
A
embedded text
B
internal text
C
inter-text
D
sub-text
Question 17
In analog mass communication, stories are
A
static
B
dynamic
C
interactive
D
exploratory
Question 18
Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Read the statements and choose the correct answer using the code given below.
Assertion (A): Meanings of messages used in the classroom are arbitrary in nature.
Reason (R): Meanings are learnt as a result of one’s prior experiences.
A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C
(A) is true, but (R) is false.
D
(A) is false, but (R) is true.
Question 19
Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Read the statements and choose the correct answer using the code given below.
Assertion (A): Classroom communication has a cultural dimension.
Reason (R): Beliefs, habits, customs and languages are the cultural characteristics of communication
A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C
(A) is true, but (R) is false.
D
(A) is false, but (R) is true.
Question 20
In a classroom, teachers and students use self-interest issues to judge
A
Their acceptability
B
Uncritical dispositions
C
Negative re-inforcement of ideas
D
External non-verbal cues
Question 21
Variables that affect the information processing in a classroom are
(i) Perception levels
(ii) Learned habits
(iii) Attitudes, beliefs and values
(iv) Selectivity factor
(v) Market expectation
(vi) Institutional intervention
A
(i), (ii), (v) and (vi)
B
(ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)
C
(iii), (iv), (v) and (vi)
D
(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
Question 22
Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R). Read the statements and choose the correct answer using the code given below.
Assertion (A): Selective exposure in the classroom is dependent upon students’ perceptions and knowledge about the source of information.
Reason (R): The effectiveness of the communication source determines the selective exposure of students to information.
A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B
Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C
(A) is true, but (R) is false.
D
(A) is false, but (R) is true.
Question 23
When verbal and non-verbal messages are contradictory, it is said that most people believe in
A
Indeterminate messages
B
Verbal messages
C
Non-verbal messages
D
Aggressive messages
Question 24
The typical feature of an information-rich classroom lecture is in the nature of being
A
Sedentary
B
Staggered
C
Factual
D
Sectoral
Question 25
Expressive communication is driven by
A
Passive aggression
B
Encoder's personality characteristics
C
External clues
D
Encoder-decoder contract
Question 26
Positive classroom communication leads to
A
Coercion
B
Confrontation
C
Submission
D
Persuasion
Question 27
Classroom communication is the basis of
A
Social identity
B
External inanities
C
Biased passivity
D
Group aggression
Question 28
Effective communication pre-supposes
A
Non-alignment
B
Domination
C
Passivity
D
Understanding
Question 29
Using the central point of the classroom communication as the beginning of a dynamic pattern of ideas is referred to as:
A
Systemisation
B
Problem - orientation
C
Idea protocol
D
Mind mapping
Question 30
Most often, the teacher - student communication is:
A
Spurious
B
Critical
C
Utilitarian
D
Confrontational
Question 31
The choice of communication partners is influenced by factors of
A
Proximity, utility, loneliness
B
Utility, secrecy, dissonance
C
Secrecy, dissonance, deception
D
Dissimilarity, dissonance, deviance
Question 32
As a teacher, select the best option to ensure your effective presence in the classroom.
A
Use of peer command
B
Making aggressive statements
C
Adoption of well-established posture
D
Being authoritarian
Question 33
Every communicator has to experience
A
Manipulated emotion
B
Anticipatory excitement
C
The issue of homophiles
D
Status dislocation
Question 34
Imagine you are working in an educational institution where people are of equal status. Which method of communication is best suited and normally employed in such a context?
A
Horizontal communication
B
Vertical communication
C
Corporate communication
D
Cross communication
Question 35
Identify the important element a teacher has to take cognizance of while addressing students in a classroom.
A
Avoidance of proximity
B
Voice modulation
C
Repetitive pause
D
Fixed posture
Question 36
What are the barriers to effective communication?
A
Moralising, being judgemental and comments of consolation.
B
Dialogue, summary and self-review.
C
Use of simple words, cool reaction and defensive attitude.
D
Personal statement, eye contact and simple narration.
Question 37
Which of the following is not a principle of effective communication?
A
Strategic use of grapevine
B
Persuasive and convincing dialogue
C
Participation of the audience
D
One-way transfer of information
Question 38
In communication, the language is:
A
The non-verbal code
B
The verbal code
C
Intrapersonal
D
The symbolic code
Question 39
Which of the following are the characteristic features of communication?
(a) Communication involves exchange of ideas, facts and opinions.
(b) Communication involves both information and understanding.
(c) Communication is a continuous process.
(d) Communication is a circular process.
A
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
B
(a), (b) and (c)
C
(a), (b) and (d)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
Question 39 Explanation: 
Given all statements are characteristic features of communication.
Question 40
Effectiveness of communication can be traced from which of the following?
(a) Attitude surveys
(b) Performance records
(c) Students attendance
(d) Selection of communication channel
A
(a), (b) and (d)
B
(a), (b), (c) and (d)
C
(a), (b) and (c)
D
(b), (c) and (d)
Question 41
The term 'grapevine' is also known as:
A
Horizontal communication
B
Downward communication
C
Informal communication
D
Upward communication
Question 42
Assertion (A): Formal communication tends to be fast and flexible.
Reason (R): Formal communication is a systematic and orderly flow of information.
A
(A) is false but, (R) is correct
B
Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is correct explanation of (A)
C
Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not correct explanation of (A)
D
(A) is correct but, (R) is false
Question 43
Internal and external factors that affect message reception by the students in the classroom are referred to as
A
Feedback
B
Fragmentation
C
Channelization
D
Noise
Question 44
A teacher in a classroom has immediate control over
A
The self, selected methods of communication and the message.
B
The audience, the noise and the reception.
C
The feedback, the technology and the audience experience.
D
The communication channel, other communicators, and external factors.
Question 45
What do communicated words carry in a classroom situation?
A
Inspiration, controversy and introspection
B
Diversion, criticism and irrationality
C
Insipidity, irrationality, and non-acceptance
D
Power, structure and tradition
Question 46
As a good classroom communicator, you are supposed to know your
A
Audience emotions
B
Silent cues
C
Artful pauses
D
Counter arguments
Question 47
Figure out the components of non-verbal communication in a classroom from the following:
A
Facial expression, cultural space and seating arrangement
B
Speed of utterance, feel good factor and acoustics
C
High sound, physical ambience and teacher-learner distance
D
Facial expression, kinesics and personal space
Question 48
Which of the following are the basic factors of effective listening?
A
Opinionation, stare and glare and interruptions
B
Aggressive questioning, continuous cues and frequent movement
C
Me-too-ism, glancing sideways, and offering advice
D
Acknowledgement of thoughts, reflection, and asking open-ended questions
Question 49
Break-down in verbal communication is described as
A
Short Circuit
B
Contradiction
C
Unevenness
D
Entropy
Question 50
The Telephone Model of Communication was first developed in the area of
A
Technological theory
B
Dispersion theory
C
Minimal effects theory
D
Information theory
There are 50 questions to complete.

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