Body Language in Nonverbal Communication: Importance, Types & Examples


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Which of the following qualifies as a gesture?

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1. If someone says 'It's finished!' with a smile, this implies that the person is:

2. A slouch can suggest:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the communication process, a lot can be learned from a person's body language. This quiz/worksheet combo will help assess your understanding of body language in nonverbal communication. You will be quizzed on gestures and other non-verbal cues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • What qualifies as a gesture
  • Implications of a smile
  • What a slouch can suggest
  • The value of non-verbal cues
  • What indicates an inquiry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on body language
  • Making connections - understand the concept of non-verbal communication
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about body language in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about non-verbal communication

Additional Learning

To learn more about non-verbal communication, review the accompanying lesson on Body Language in Nonverbal Communication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what it means to communicate non-verbally
  • Learn about three aspects of non-verbal communication; tone, facial expression, and gesture
  • Review combinations of non-verbal cues