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Chapter 05

Interpersonal Communication

 

 

True / False Questions

  1. Interpersonal communication is the process of interpreting meaning within the self.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Interpersonal communication

  1. You develop an interpersonal relationship every time you have a conversation with someone.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Interpersonal communication

  1. Interpersonal relationships require five or more people.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Interpersonal communication

  1. When you call your dentist for an appointment, you engage in an interpersonal relationship with her or his receptionist.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Interpersonal communication

 

 

  1. Interpersonal communication has both a content and a relationship dimension.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Interpersonal communication

  1. You have had a wonderful weekend with one of your good friends. You want to repeat the experience. If you try, you can duplicate the same good time.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Interpersonal relationships

  1. You and the person you are dating have a terrible fight. You reflect on it and believe that the conflict occurred because you are both under tremendous pressure at home and at school. Because you both sincerely want this, you and the other person can decide to forget the fight and go on with your relationship as it was before.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Interpersonal relationships

  1. Friends with benefits are friends who have a sexual relationship.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Changing nature of relationships

  1. Social media have altered the way we think about friendship and who we call friends.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Changing nature of relationships

 

 

  1. The number of heterosexual marriages has decreased over the past decade, and the number of single-parent families has increased.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Changing nature of relationships

  1. Communication affects the development of relationships, and the growth of relationships affects communicative behavior.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. The first stage of a relationship—the one that begins with your first impression of another person—is known as the experimentation stage.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. You and Marco have been friends for a long time. One night after dinner, Marco tells you he has gotten a new job and is leaving town to take it. Would you consider moving with him? This is an example of a turning point.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. You and a friend often argue because you want more conversation and connection and your friend wants more time alone. You should conclude that the relationship is doomed because of your differences in expectations.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. You have been trying to get in better shape by watching what you eat and exercising more frequently. Rather than supporting your efforts, your partner says that you have not lost any weight and that you look more out of shape than ever. These hurtful statements will likely lead to the deterioration of your relationship.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Deceptive communication rarely causes a relationship to deteriorate.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. You may feel defensive if a friend continually evaluates your behavior.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. You have two friends who have been in a relationship for a considerable time. While they once emphasized their commonalities, now they seem to be emphasizing differences. This new behavior could be the beginning of relational deterioration.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Chapter 5 lists bullying and cyberbullying as stages in relational deterioration.
    FALSE

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Your mother’s new husband, Al, does not want her to work. Al also controls the checkbook and discourages your mother from having any close friends. She appears to go along with this because she feels she needs a man in the house. The situation between them is known as codependency.
    TRUE

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Dark side of relationships

 

Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Which statement about interpersonal communication below is FALSE?
    A.It is an exchange between individuals.
    B. It involves an exchange of meaning.
    C. It is a process.
    D. It is an interaction limited to two people.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Interpersonal communication

 

 

  1. Chapter 5 mentions five characteristics of interpersonal communication. Which of the following was NOT on that list?
    A.It begins with the self.
    B. It is repeatable.
    C. It is irreversible.
    D. It is transactional.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Interpersonal communication

  1. Interpersonal communication has both a relationship and a(n) __________ dimension.
    A.content
    B. emotional
    C. semantic
    D. repetitive

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Interpersonal communication

  1. You are angry at your friend, and you criticize her without thinking. Now you must face the following unfortunate characteristic of interpersonal communication.
    A.Interpersonal communication is irreversible.
    B. Interpersonal communication is transactional.
    C. Interpersonal communication is unrepeatable.
    D. Interpersonal communication is intentional.

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Interpersonal communication

  1. Technology has affected the concept of friendship in all of the following ways EXCEPT
    A.it has greatly increased the number of people regarded as “friends.”
    B. it has invited us to have “friends” whom we may never actually see in person.
    C. it has rendered friendships less satisfactory than in the past.
    D. it has allowed us to maintain relationships with people who are far away.

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Changing nature of relationships

 

 

  1. Chapter 5 discussed research about romantic relationships established online. Which of the following statements was NOT a finding of that research?
    A.More and more people are using the Internet to establish romantic relationships.
    B. Participants report similar or superior levels of satisfaction compared with traditional means of relating.
    C. Participants report an ease of communicating online.
    D. Participants report being anxious about constructing their online profiles.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Changing nature of relationships

  1. Based on information in Chapter 5, which of the following statements about families is FALSE?
    A.The United States leads all developed nations in the number of single-parent families.
    B. Children in single-parent families achieve the same level of education as children in two-parent families.
    C. Children in single-parent families are more likely to grow up in poverty than those in two-parent families.
    D. About a quarter of all children in the United States grow up in single-parent families.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Changing nature of relationships

  1. Proximity as a factor in human relationships refers to
    A.distance.
    B. intensity.
    C. amount of communication.
    D. intimacy.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. Each stage in Mark Knapp’s model of relationship development has __________ parts.
    A.three
    B. four
    C. five
    D. six

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. In Knapp’s model of relational stages, which item below is NOT a factor in initiating?
    A.Attractiveness
    B. Disintegration
    C. Similarity
    D. Responsiveness

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Which of the following is an example of complementarity in a relationship?
    A.Sam’s wife says little, but listens much, so Sam has center stage most of the time.
    B. Juan and Juanita are both doctors; he’s a psychiatrist, and she is a surgeon.
    C. Sabrina and Anthony fight often over family finances.
    D. Dana and his partner Chris rarely talk to each other.

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. In which stage of relational development does the most self-disclosure occur?
    A.Intensifying stage
    B. Attractiveness stage
    C. Bonding stage
    D. Responsiveness stage

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. Which of the following revelations would be considered a self-disclosure?
    A.As you can see, I am a middle-aged woman.
    B. Sure, I am taller than you, but so are most men.
    C. I’ve never had a boyfriend before this.
    D. Thanks for inviting me to your party.

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. What is another term for the probing stage of a relationship?
    A.Experimentation stage
    B. Initiating stage
    C. Maintenance stage
    D. Termination stage

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. To say that self-disclosure tends to be reciprocal means
    A.you shouldn’t reveal more about yourself than necessary.
    B. you should never reveal information that can be used against you.
    C. what you say about yourself can be dangerous.
    D. when you disclose something, the other person is likely to as well.

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. When two people are perceived as a couple, they have entered the
    A.integration stage.
    B. initiation stage.
    C. orientation stage.
    D. attraction stage.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. Establishing strategies for keeping a relationship together is called relational
    A.integration.
    B. initiation.
    C. maintenance.
    D. development.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Dialectic theory suggests that relationships
    A.fail about half the time.
    B. consist of contrary pushes and pulls.
    C. just get better and better.
    D. are easy to maintain if both people truly care.

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. According to Chapter 5, individuals sometimes need autonomy even in a close relationship. Which of the following couples is demonstrating that need?
    A.Both individuals enjoy an evening of drinking and dancing.
    B. He volunteers at the homeless shelter, and she takes weaving lessons.
    C. They often argue about how to raise the kids.
    D. Both like to play poker for money, but they decided not to play until they both find better jobs.

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Chapter 5 refers to a transformative event that alters a relationship in some way as a(n)
    A.benchmark.
    B. turning point.
    C. epiphany.
    D. differentiating stage.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. Chapter 5 cites a study of long-term happy marriages. Which of the factors below was NOT mentioned as an element of those marriages?
    A.Positive distortion
    B. Stubbornness
    C. Unconditional acceptance
    D. Religious beliefs

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Which stage of relational development features hurtful messages, deception, and aggressiveness?
    A.Maintenance
    B. Deterioration
    C. Initiation
    D. Development

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Whenever the supervisor brought up an issue to the work group, Cho immediately felt that he was being blamed. That may sound like paranoia, but in Chapter 5 this condition is called
    A.aggression.
    B. defensiveness.
    C. argumentativeness.
    D. bargaining.

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. During relational deterioration, the individuals start to set new limits on what they reveal to each other. Their exchanges tend to be shallow and rare. This stage is called
    A.differentiating.
    B. stagnating.
    C. avoidance.
    D. circumscribing.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. The stage in relational deterioration when the relationship comes to a standstill is referred to as the
    A.stagnation stage.
    B. circumscribing stage.
    C. avoidance stage.
    D. differentiating stage.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Sheldon encourages defensiveness in the people who work for him because he treats everyone else as if they are dumb compared to him. The textbook calls that behavior
    A.certainty.
    B. strategy.
    C. control.
    D. superiority.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. Showing too much certainty (a lack of openness to other solutions) can create defensiveness in others. In contrast, __________ can reduce that defensiveness.
    A.provisionalism
    B. empathy
    C. description
    D. spontaneity

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Your roommate says, “What’s the matter with you anyway?” and you become defensive. It would have been far better if he had said, “You look sad today,” a relational approach referred to as
    A.differentiating.
    B. description.
    C. codependency.
    D. bargaining.

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Which item below best describes behavioral flexibility?
    A.Although she is a tough-minded manager at work, she is a caring, gentle mother to her children.
    B. As a football coach he takes command and gives clear orders to gain the fear and respect of the team.
    C. He knows he needs to improve his computer skills, but he’s too ashamed to ask someone to help him.
    D. She has excellent math skills, which allows her to excel at card games like bridge.

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Improve interpersonal communication

 

 

  1. Those who can adopt masculine traits as needed and feminine traits at other times are referred to as
    A.amorphous.
    B. anhydrous.
    C. androgynous.
    D. codependent.

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Improve interpersonal communication

 

Fill in the Blank Questions

  1. When someone has both masculine and feminine characteristics, we say that he or she is __________.
    androgynous

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Improve interpersonal communication

  1. When Carlos is with a group of football players, he talks about sports; when he is with his parents, he talks with them about family issues; and when he is with the person he is dating, the two discuss topics that interest both of them. He is gentle with his grandmother, but aggressive in business when he needs to be. Carlos demonstrates __________.
    behavioral flexibility

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Improve interpersonal communication

  1. When a couple negotiates what each will give and what each will receive in their relationship, we say that they are __________.
    bargaining

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Improve interpersonal communication

 

 

  1. You feel ready to tell a new friend about a very difficult relationship you had in high school. This is an example of __________.
    self-disclosure

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. You try to convince your relational partner to go to a movie with you when you know he doesn’t particularly care for movies and would prefer to stay home. By doing so, you might be engaging in __________.
    compliance-gaining

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Improve interpersonal communication

  1. When your relational partner refuses to go to a movie with you and reminds you of all the occasions on which he has agreed with your plans, we might guess that he is engaging in __________.
    compliance-resisting

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Improve interpersonal communication

  1. In the __________ stage, people in a relationship begin to set limits on what they reveal to each other, and they set boundaries.
    circumscribing

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. When people are mutually dependent on each other, we state that they are __________.
    interdependent

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Interpersonal communication

 

 

  1. The __________ stage of a relationship is also referred to as the probing stage because partners begin to seek common ground and look for new ways to relate.
    experimentation

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. __________ asserts that relationships include tensions such as autonomy and connectedness.
    Dialectic theory

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. In the __________ stage, a couple makes their relationship public, as in a marriage.
    bonding

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. Generally, self-disclosure begins in the __________ stage of a relationship.
    intensifying

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. __________ occurs when couples establish strategies that will help them keep their relationship together.
    Relational maintenance or maintenance

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. According to Chapter 5, __________ gives rise to better interpersonal communication than does certainty.
    provisionalism

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. When your relationship is sluggish and no longer grows or progresses, you may well be in the __________ stage of relational deterioration.
    stagnation

 

Blooms: Understanding
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. If you are in a(n) __________ relationship, Chapter 5 suggests that you seek help from family, friends, counselors, or social agencies.
    abusive

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Dark side of relationships

  1. When we say that interpersonal communication is __________, we mean that partners regularly exchange speaking and listening roles in conversation, that they observe each other’s nonverbal cues, and that these observations shape the messages between them.
    transactional

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Healthy relationships

  1. Evaluation, control, and superiority are communication behaviors that encourage __________ in a partner.
    defensiveness

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

 

 

  1. For the first time, your boyfriend’s mother invites you to join the family for Thanksgiving dinner. You’ve been studying interpersonal relations in your communication class, so you tell your boyfriend that you think you and he may now have entered the __________ stage.
    integration

 

Blooms: Applying
Topic: Relationship stages

  1. __________ occurs when a person stands up for her own rights without regard for the rights of the others around her.
    Aggressiveness

 

Blooms: Remembering
Topic: Relationship stages

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