Recognizing Misunderstandings & Points of Disagreement


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You believe the sky is brown and your friend believes the sky is purple. What type of disagreement is this?

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1. Bob holds exercise very important, while John thinks that eating whatever he wants is more important. What type of disagreement is this?

2. Jane feels that showing affection through words is how to sustain a relationship, while Billy thinks showing affection through action is the right way to sustain a relationship. What type of disagreement is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This helpful quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about misunderstandings in communication and how they can result in disagreements. The quiz requires you to examine different scenarios and decipher what type of misunderstanding or disagreement has occurred.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what the quiz covers:

  • The term for a disagreement based on beliefs that are not accurate
  • The disagreement occuring when what is important to one person is not important to another
  • A disagreement based on a difference in opinion about how things should be done
  • When one person is not connecting with reality
  • A failure to understand someone because of the noise level

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about recognizing misunderstandings and disagreement
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a disagreement based on beliefs that are not accurate and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a disagreement based on a difference in opinion

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Recognizing Misunderstandings & Points of Disagreement. Here's a brief look at topics in the lesson:

  • Situations where misunderstandings are likely to occur
  • Seven reasons why points of disagreement occur
  • How misunderstandings can lead to disagreements