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Non-Verbal, Verbal & Written Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following illustrates the use of personal space to communicate comfort with another person?

Question 2 2. Moving away from someone who steps closer to you communicates which of the following?

Question 3 3. Which of the following factors is essential to consider when accurately interpreting another person's body language?

Question 4 4. Some people say the word 'wonder' with a distinct pronunciation of the 'r' at the end. Others, might say the same word and leave the 'r' sound off to end their pronunciation sounding more like 'ah'. These differences in pronunciation are called _____.

Question 5 5. If I can understand you and you can understand me, this is called _____.

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Question 6 6. What do we call a variation in a language that involves the use of different word choices, spellings, and pronunciations?

Question 7 7. Which of the following people published the first manual alphabet system?

Question 8 8. Which of the following are examples of people using hand gestures to communicate before the introduction of a formal sign language?

Question 9 9. Who were the two people responsible for the creation of American Sign Language?

Question 10 10. Which of the following would NOT be considered a type of nonverbal communication used among animals or between humans and animals?

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Question 11 11. The type of communication most usual between humans and animals is _____.

Question 12 12. Domestic animals are usually better at reading humans' nonverbal cues than wild animals. What is a possible reason why?

Question 13 13. Crossing your arms across your chest or covering another part of your torso is a type of body language called _____.

Question 14 14. If you wanted to appear as though you were open and comfortable with being touched, which type of body language would best convey that?

Question 15 15. Unless you want to appear aggressive, accusatory, or intimidating, which type of body language is best to avoid?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a physiological process?

Question 17 17. What happens in the listening process after we hear a sentence?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of a verbal cue that might facilitate listening?

Question 19 19. Why is writing sometimes important for shy people?

Question 20 20. Which of the following are examples of expressive language?

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Question 21 21. What is one difference between written and spoken language?

Question 22 22. Why is speech considered less prestigious than writing?

Question 23 23. Historically, what is the difference between spoken language and written language regarding audiences?

Question 24 24. What is the most basic unit of spoken language?

Question 25 25. When someone unconsciously turns his or her feet toward the door, it is a sign that person ...

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Question 26 26. Which of the following describes ancient communication based mostly on body language and visual cues?

Question 27 27. Instinctual non-verbals originate in the:

Question 28 28. Rubbing your own neck, holding your own hand and patting your own knee are all examples of which of the following?

Question 29 29. All of the following statements about language are true, EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. Which of the following people is regarded as the first instructor of the deaf?

Non-Verbal, Verbal & Written Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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