Influences on Communication Amongst Friends: Culture, Gender & Technology


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What does it mean to say that friendships are platonic relationships with high degrees of intimacy?

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1. Which of these is NOT a defining characteristic of a friendship?

2. Which of the following communication factors influences the other three factors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Friendships are important social connections found in all cultures. You will be tested on the characteristics of friendship, as well as the cultural and social factors that influence how friends relate to one another.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions in this quiz focus on friendship and:

  • Its definition
  • Defining characteristics
  • Communications technology
  • Influential factors

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about friendship in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the meaning of important terms, such as sex and gender
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what factors define friendship

Additional Learning

To learn more about the intricacies of friendship, see the lesson called Influences on Communication Amongst Friends: Culture, Gender & Technology. Some topics covered in this lesson include:

  • Communication as an integral part of friendship
  • The impact of social standing on communication between friends
  • The benefits of friendship