FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Collaborative Communication Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Paraphrasing is to _____.

Question 2 2.

You and your friend are having a conversation in English. Your friend asks you:

Do you want a new sweater for your birthday?

You respond:

No, I want a new scarf for my birthday.

In your sentence, which word will have a change in intonation to show that it is the focus of the sentence?

Question 3 3. A social position that is associated with certain behaviors or expectations is also referred to as what?

Question 4 4. A person's tone of voice, body language, and behavior are all a demonstration of what?

Question 5 5. What is a good way to get students engaged in a discussion?

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Question 6 6. Paraphrasing, summarizing, and questioning/clarifying are all examples of _____.

Question 7 7. Pick the word or phrase that would NOT indicate agreement with another speaker.

Question 8 8. The use of visuals in online slideshare programs are an example of how a well-prepared visual communication message can _____.

Question 9 9. John nods his head along in agreement to a message that Judy is delivering. When Judy completes the delivery of her message, John paraphrases the critical content back to her. John's actions are examples of:

Question 10 10.

Which of the following is a clue that the speaker is making an important point?

A. He starts talking more loudly.

B. He starts talking more slowly.

C. He is repeating something he already said.

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Question 11 11. Jennifer is an administrative assistant in a Dean's office that receives a lot of foot traffic, and she is constantly being interrupted. She is trying to watch a training session via a recorded webinar when a professor comes charging into the office, flailing his hands, obviously having some kind of emergency. Jennifer has to choose who to pay attention to. What step in the listening process is this known as?

Question 12 12. Active listening comes from the person-centered therapy of _____.

Question 13 13. Changes in the lowness or highness of a person's voice is known as _____.

Question 14 14. An English speaker wants to put strong emphasis on the phrase 'do not touch anything.' How would he or she accomplish that goal?

Question 15 15.

Consider the following passage:

Dogs might be 'man's best friend,' but I'd rather have a cat. Cats are so clean, and they're so quiet that you can even keep them in a little apartment without a lot of fuss. And they have that feline grace. I love just sitting and watching a cat move around. It's a pleasure to live with a cat.

What is the author's main point about cats?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements indicates that a speaker is not very confident?

Question 17 17. The part a person plays in a specific situation is called a(n) _____.

Question 18 18. What should you do if you find yourself leading a discussion too much?

Question 19 19.

In the following conversation, what do Bob and Pete AGREE on?

BOB: I really like the new email system.

PETE: Yes, it's so much easier to use.

BOB: And it works much better on my tablet, too. But I guess that's not such an issue for you, since you don't have one.

PETE: Yeah, I never got into tablets.

BOB: I don't know how you get everything done without one! I consider it totally necessary.

PETE: But you got along fine before you had a tablet. They might be nice, but I don't think they're necessary.

Question 20 20. Active listening is not only used in the therapeutic setting; it is an essential component of _____.

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Question 21 21. How should you BEST remember information by using short-term memory?

Question 22 22.

Your friend is telling you that he is tired. Here are three ways that he could phrase this message:

A. 'I am completely spent and can't do another thing tonight'

B. 'I'm really tired.'

C. 'I am starting to drag a little.'

Put these three statements in order from LEAST emphatic to MOST emphatic.

Question 23 23. Fun Town wanted their shareholders to increase their investments in ride safety. The marketing team decided to show photos of injuries that customers sustained from their competitors who enacted new rides, but did not spend the money on additional security measures. This is an example of visuals _____.

Question 24 24.

Consider the following passage:

Dogs might be 'man's best friend,' but I'd rather have a cat. Cats are so clean, and they're so quiet that you can even keep them in a little apartment without a lot of fuss. And they have that feline grace. I love just sitting and watching a cat move around. It's a pleasure to live with a cat.

What is the topic of this passage?

Question 25 25. _____ listening involves the receiver understanding the other person's communication and feeling what they are feeling.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following phrases would NOT indicate that a speaker is about to describe someone else's opinion?

Question 27 27.

In the following conversation, what do Bob and Pete DISAGREE on?

BOB: I really like the new email system.

PETE: Yes, it's so much easier to use.

BOB: And it works much better on my tablet, too. But I guess that's not such an issue for you, since you don't have one.

PETE: Yeah, I never got into tablets.

BOB: I don't know how you get everything done without one! I consider it totally necessary.

PETE: But you got along fine before you had a tablet. They might be nice, but I don't think they're necessary.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a step of improving long-term memory results?

Question 29 29. When your professor discusses a new theory, it is a good idea to keep this information in your mind in case you need to recall it - perhaps by tying it to an acronym or using some type of mnemonic device. What stage of the listening process do you utilize to store information?

Question 30 30. A person who gets things done by taking conversation and discussing and turning it into action and deliverables is called a(n)

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Collaborative Communication Chapter Exam Instructions

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