Multiple Choice Answers

It is estimated that the average working person in the United States spends ____________ percent of his or her day listening.

a. 10
b. 40
c. 60
d. 80
Gabrielle met Jeremy through a mutual friend, and the two agreed to go to a comedy club on their first date. When the show was over, they both agreed that the comedian was hilarious. Which type of listening did Gabrielle and Jeremy use during the show?
a. discriminative
b. appreciative
c. comprehension
d. therapeutic
Charles has decided to go back to school to study psychology and become a counselor. Which type of listening will he be more likely to use in his profession?
a. comprehension
b. therapeutic
c. appreciative
d. discriminative
When people practice meditation to help quiet their inner voices, it will ultimately improve their listening skills. When they do this, they are starting off with which type of communication?
a. transpersonal
b. interpersonal
c. mediated
d. intrapersonal
Your biology professor has promised to review several chapters before the upcoming midterm exam. The type of listening you will need to use in order to recognize and retain information is ____________.
a. discriminative
b. comprehension
c. therapeutic
d. critical
Stephanie grew up in a loving and supportive family who taught her how to love herself for who she is. As a result, she has a sense of competence and effectiveness that gives her ____________.
a. self-confidence
b. self-concept
c. self-esteem
d. self-awareness
Leo doesn’t know the answer to an exam question, and he notices that the woman sitting next to him is answering the same question that has stumped him. He wants to look at her paper to see the answer, but his conscience is telling him, “Don’t do that! It’s wrong. It’s cheating. I might get a better grade, but it wouldn’t be worth it!” The cognitive dissonance that Leo is feeling is caused by an imbalance between his actions and his ____________.
a. values
b. beliefs
c. attitudes
d. any of the above
Peter seeks balance based on his need for security. This balance is also known as a(n) ____________.
a. adventure
b. equilibrium
c. novelty
d. attitude
Communicating intrapersonally within yourself is the starting point of any communication. This inner dialogue is also known as ____________.
a. personal language
b. self-talk
c. self-communication
d. self-disclosure
The ____________ is what you think of yourself when you are being most honest about your interests, thoughts, emotions, and needs.
a. real self
b. ideal self
c. public self
d. none of the above
The assignment of meaning is not a part of the listening process.
a. True
b. False
Comprehension listening allows us to distinguish auditory and visual stimuli.
a. True
b. False
In the field of communication, shyness is identified as communication apprehension.
a. True
b. False
Studies show that students spend 50 percent of their time in listening-related activities.
a. True
b. False
Interpersonal communication is also referred to as inner speech.
a. True
b. False
According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, survival is one of the basic forces that determine human behavior.
a. True
b. False
The Johari window is a model that allows you to examine your willingness to disclose things about yourself to others.
a. True
b. False
Research shows that Japanese people tend to spend more time talking at work than they do listening.
a. True
b. False
If you want to improve your skill as a listener, your textbook recommends that you become a patient listener.
a. True
b. False
Hearing is a biological activity that involves the reception of a message through sensory channels.
a. True
b. False