Multiple Choice Answers

1. The law of reward and penalty with Buddhist philosophy is called:
nirvana
bodhisatva
karma
the eightfold path

2. Linguistic relativism suggests that worldview:
is determined by language.
is based on the way people categorize the world using different labels.
is indefinable.
all of the above

3. Differences between Arab cultures in which people tend to stand closely together when speaking and North American cultures in which people carry on conversation at a distance of eighteen to thirty-six inches are differences in
olfactics.
vocalics.
haptics.
proxemics.

4. Nonverbal behaviors that consist of body movements, gestures, and facial expressions are categorized as
chronemics
proxemics
kinesics
paralanguage

5. Nonverbal behaviors that communicate warmth and closeness are referred to as _______ behaviors.
contact
immediacy
collective
internal

6. American companies have different hiring practices than do the Japanese; for example, the Japanese would not hire
older workers as regular employees.
young workers with no experience.
foreigners.
none of the above.

7. In a Japanese face-to-face meeting,
the president leads the meeting.
junior participants must show humility.
aggression is common.
argumentation is common.

8. German corporations are controlled by two boards, one, the Vorstand,
represents the company externally.
is empowered to run the business.
both a and b
none of the above

9. The importance of informed consent grew out of
an awareness that people were illiterate about medical terms.
the realization that doctors and patients often do not speak the same language.
Tuskegee
none of the above.

10. Which of the following uses “talk story” to create an idea, tell a story, or complete a learning task?
Native Hawaiian students
Asian students
European American students
African American students

11. What axiom of intercultural communication reflects the tendency to view oneself more positively than others?
ethnocentrism
endocentrism
locus
univalence

12. The model of communication competence that seeks to identify the conceptual or empirical components of intercultural competence is the _____ model.
compositional.
co-orientational
developmental
adaptational

13. Which of the following best reflects the nature of intercultural communication competence?
competence judgments are related to skills
competence judgments are not inherent to particular behaviors
competence is a perception of a person, not a characteristic of a person
all of the above

14. The dualistic harmony model in china evaluates behavior based on:
constructive and value perspectives
value and instrumental perspectives
continuity and cohesiveness perspectives
relational power and social continuity

15. Deference refers to:
the appreciation an individual shows of another
the humility an individual expresses to another
willingness to accept the opinions of superiors
recognition of subordinate status

16. Which approach to intercultural ethics attempts to gather facts and make generalizations?
empirical
normative
theoretical
A and C are true

17. What view of intercultural ethics denies the existence of a universal set of values and norms?
realist
particularist
pragmatist
individualist

18. The value judgment that cultures should be accepted “as they are” reflects:
cultural relativism
cultural relativity
intercultural sensibility
intercultural commonality

19. According to Smart, what is arguably the single most powerful and influential ethical system?
utilitarianism
particularism
ethnocentrism
cosmopolitanism

20. The words we use reflect which of the following?
attitudes
values
beliefs
all of the above