Hasty generalization

1) The term channel in communication means

A. the volume at which a message is received

B. the context of the communication

C. the process of changing thoughts into symbols

D. the medium through which a message travels from sender toreceiver

2) In which of the following communication activities do peoplespend the greatest percent of their day?

A. Listening

B. Writing

C. Reading

D. Speaking

3) A receiver’s response to a sender’s message is called

A. encoding

B. decoding

C. feedback

D. channel

4) With this type of response, you analyze or teach the senderabout the cause of his or her concern.

A. Evaluating

B. Interpreting

C. Paraphrasing

D. Questioning

5) This happens when you receive, construct meaning from, andrespond to the sender’s message.

A. Hearing

B. Attending

C. Listening

D. Responding

6) When the receiver uses this response style, he clarifies orseeks more information.

A. Evaluating

B. Supporting

C. Paraphrasing

D. Questioning

7) Which of the following are the most common types of doubtspeople may have about a source?

A. Status and academic degree

B. Occupation and employer

C. Prominence in the field of study and experience

D. Expertise and accuracy

8) Which of the following is the most reliable source ofinformation?

A. Wikipedia®

B. A blog

C. A book recommended by your instructor

D. Britannica Online®

9) Consider the following exchange: “How do I know God exists? Howdo you know he doesn’t?” Which fallacy does the second statementillustrate?

A. Perfectionist fallacy

B. Slippery slope

C. Misplacing the burden of proof

D. Inconsistency ad hominem

10) Stating someone has negative features and his claim is invalidis an example of which fallacy?

A. Ad hominem

B. Genetic fallacy

C. Straw man

D. False dilemma

11) Consider the following statement: “So what if the Senatoraccepted a little kickback money—most politicians are corrupt afterall.” This is an example of which fallacy?

A. Argument from envy

B. Argument from tradition

C. Argument from common practice

D. Straw man

12) Consider the following statement: “Studies confirm whateveryone already knows: Smaller class sizes make better learners.”This is an example of which fallacy?

A. Argument from common practice

B. Begging the question

C. Misplacing the burden of proof

D. Slippery slope

13) Audience analysis should occur at what point in the creation ofa message?

A. Once feedback is received

B. Before the message is sent

C. Before the message is created

D. After selecting the channel

14) Behavior descriptions should meet which of the followingcriteria?

A. Present inferences about another’s motives.

B. Describe only observable behaviors.

C. Include terms such as “never, always, or constantly.”

D. Focus on more than one behavior.

15) An effective message should be

A. topic-based

B. audience-centered

C. time-centered

D. channel-focused

16) Which informal communication channel involves its ownabbreviations to accommodate the limited number of charactersavailable in any given message?

A. E-mail

B. Text message

C. Voicemail message

D. Handwritten letters

17) Sound and light waves are an example of which part of thecommunication model?

A. Encoding

B. Channel

C. Noise

D. Decoding

18) In this channel of communication, messages are carried by soundand light waves.

A. Teleconference

B. Voicemail

C. Hard copy memos

D. Face-to-face

19) A framework for putting all of your information together in alogical sequence is called

A. an introduction

B. a thesis

C. a central idea

D. an outline

20) Which verbal support breaks down complex processes or conceptsinto their component parts to ensure understanding?

A. Comparisons

B. Analyses

C. Descriptions

D. Definitions

21) What type of language is used when communicating withclassmates, coworkers, family, and friends?

A. Official

B. Informal

C. Formal

D. Ceremonial

22) The connotation of words such as skinny or thin focuses onthe

A. actual meaning

B. denotative meaning

C. emotional meaning

D. contextual meaning

23) If you try to persuade your classmates to donate canned goodsfor the hungry in your community, your topic is one of

A. policy

B. fact

C. value

D. pathos

24) Persuasive topics that attempt to show an audience thatsomething is good, bad, right, or wrong are topics of

A. cause-effect

B. fact

C. value

D. policy

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25) If you use only a few examples to represent the whole of theconclusion, you are committing this logical fallacy.

A. Either/or thinking

B. Slippery slope

C. Faulty causation

D. Hasty generalization

26) What logical fallacy can occur when a speaker focuses onsimilarities and ignores significant differences?

A. Either/or thinking

B. Hasty generalization

C. Faulty comparison

D. Slippery slope

27) When you display ethos in your persuasive presentation, youhave

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