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Verbal Communication

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 31 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. 1.The goal is to seek common ground and agreement 2.seek common understanding 3.value the truth in what others say 4. together you can find the best solution






2. Express your interest without denying the rights of others - describes what you want - is other-oriented






3. Explicit admission of an error - along with a request for forgiveness






4. A way of avoiding allness statements by separating one situation - person - or example from others






5. Able to pursue one's own best interst without denying the rights of one's communication partner






6. A theory that describes how use of language determines or influences thoughts and perceptions






7. 1.Descriptive 2.problem-oriented 3.spontaneously genuine 4.empathic 5.flexible 6.equal






8. Confusion of one word or phrase for another that sounds similar to it






9. A vocabularity of vords that have particular meaning to a person - group or culture






10. The theory that each language includes some unique features that are not found in other languages






11. Miscommunicating because of different understanding of the same words






12. Short statement or story that illustrates or describes an emotions; word pictures often use a smile to clarify the image






13. Expressing one's interest while denying the rights of others by blaming - judging - and evaluating other people






14. A theory that suggests societies are bound together through the common use of symbols






15. A culturally acquired perspective for interpreting experiences






16. 1.Describe 2.disclose 3.identify effects 4.be silent 5.paraphrase






17. The things that a simbol represents






18. 1.The goal is to win 2.prove that you are right and the other person is wrong 3.search for weakness and errors in other positions 4.defend your views 5. there is only one right answer - and you have it






19. The mental process og creating a category - idea - or image triggered by a referent or symbol






20. Express your interest and denies the rights of others - evaluates the other people - is self-oriented






21. Another name for restricted code - specialized terms or abbreviations the meanings of which are known only to members of a specific group






22. Pronouncing judgement on something without taking changes into consideration






23. Using many words and warious ways of describing an idea or concept to communicate its meaning






24. The personal and subjective meaning of a word






25. 1.Evaluate 2.controlling 3.manipulative 4.neutrally detached 5.certian 6.superior






26. Based on the principles of linguistic determinism and inguistic relativity - the hypothesis that language shapes our thoughts and culture - and our culture and our thoughts affect the language we use to describe our world






27. Brief preface to a feedback statement - intendet to communicate that you don't want your listener to take your message in an overly critical way


28. A word - sound - or visual device that represents a thought - concepts - or object






29. The tendency to use language to make unqualified - often untrue generalizations






30. The restrictive or literal meaning of a word (???????????????? ??? ?????????? ????????)






31. Describing and evaluating what we observe in extremes - such as good or bad - old or new - beautiful or ugly