Interpersonal Communication: Social Etiquette & Norms


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Calling a type of communication interpersonal means that it is

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1. What is etiquette?


Which of the following is/are an example of proper etiquette in the West?

I. Showing up on time to a meeting

II. Shaking someone's hand as you meet them

III. Looking into someone's eyes as you talk to them

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions will test you on etiquette and social norms in interpersonal communication, such as what would be considered proper etiquette in Western societies. You can take the quiz multiple times.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • What communication between people is called
  • The definition of 'etiquette'
  • Proper etiquette in the West
  • What might influence how social etiquette is used
  • Who you should avoid interrupting when practicing proper etiquette

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a key word, such as 'etiquette'
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between social etiquette and Western culture
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about factors that might influence the way social etiquette is used and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Interpersonal Communication: Social Etiquette & Norms. Here's a quick look at topics in this lesson:

  • Examples of etiquette when communicating with others
  • How social etiquette in Eastern and Western cultures varies
  • Eye contact in Japan