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According to the text, one factor leading to globalization has been:

a. improvements in telecommunications.
b. none of these choices.
c. coordinated international programs resolving ethnic violence.
d. terrorism threat.
a. improvements in telecommunications.
Which of the following statements is true about environmental problems according to the textbook authors?

a. Environmental problems do not observe geographic boundaries.

b. Environmental problems affect all cultures.

c. Environmental problems do not observe cultural boundaries.

d. All of these choices.
d. All of these choices.
Joint ventures, transnational corporations, multinational mergers, and acquisitions are products of:

a. domestic interaction.

b. international interaction.

c. globalization.

d. the environment.
c. globalization.
The textbook authors argue that intercultural communication occurs:

a. all of these choices.

b. fairly infrequently.

c. when one member of a culture produces a message for consumption by a member of another culture.

d. when the interpretations and evaluations of people are different.
c. when one member of a culture produces a message for consumption by a member of another culture.
Which of the following statements is true about the dominant culture?

a. All of these choices.

b. All institutions, such as government, schools, and monetary systems, including mass media, are controlled by the dominant culture.

c. In general, white men determine and manipulate the content and flow of cultural messages presented to the majority of the population.

d. Dominant culture refers to the culture of those in power.
a. All of these choices.
According to your text, co-cultures and specialized cultures are defined as:

a. international groups whose worldviews are different than those of the United States.

b. social communities who are in direct opposition to political views of the dominant culture.

c. groups or social communities exhibiting communication characteristics such as perceptions, values, beliefs, and practices different than the dominant group.

d. groups that exist outside the immediate borders of the United States.
c. groups or social communities exhibiting communication characteristics such as perceptions, values, beliefs, and practices different than the dominant group.
According to the textbook authors which of the following is not an element of culture?

a. values

b. history

c. financial status

d. religion

e. language

f. social organization
c. financial status
The term "culture" is:

a. generally agreed upon to mean groups and societies.

b. complex, multidimensional, and all-pervasive.

c. another word for "country."

d. both social and political.
b. complex, multidimensional, and all-pervasive.
A person's culture is which of the following?

a. innate

b. inborn

c. learned

d. accidental
c. learned
Which is not an element of communication context?

a. self-reflection

b. occasion

c. setting

d. number of people
a. self-reflection
Enculturation takes place through which of the following processes?

a. all of these choices

b. imitation

c. observation

d. interaction
a. all of these choices
All of the following are examples of formal learning taking place except which one?

a. Learning how to play the piano through having lessons.

b. Learning how to knit from watching someone.

c. Learning to speak a second language in high school.

d. Reading about patriotism in early U.S. history.
b. Learning how to knit from watching someone.
Proverbs are significant to the study of intercultural communication for which of the following reasons?

a. They provide a compact description of a culture's values.

b. They tell a great deal about what a culture praises and what it rejects.

c. All of these choices.

d. They unite a people with the wisdom of their ancestors.
c. All of these choices.
According to Hofstede, culture is to a human collective what ________ is to an individual.

a. knowledge

b. religion

c. personality

d. communication
c. personality
The world, people, and societies continually produce new sets of social dynamics.

True
False
True
Defining your personal identity is one of the functions of culture.

True
False
False
The dominant culture in the U.S. is increasing at a faster rate than the rate experienced by non-white, ethnic populations.

True
False
False
Members of the military are one of the largest co-cultures in the U.S.

True
False
False
The Muslim American community has become the victim of false information since the events of September 11.

True
False
True
In the United States, white males make up 44% of the total population.

True
False
False
Communication is dynamic, which means that it is ongoing.

True
False
True
Global warming is less a serious environmental problem and more a debated issue outside the U.S.

True
False
False
Because of their long history, cultures do not consistently adapt, change, or reinvent themselves.

True
False
False
U.S. population growth is driven more by birthrate than immigration following 9/11.

True
False
False
Culture, using the family as its first conduits, teaches the child how to behave in such a manner that is acceptable to adults and that garners rewards.

True
False
True
Enculturation takes place solely through observing those around you.

True
False
False
Without symbols, culture could not endure.

True
False
True
The values and behaviors of a particular culture may not be the values and behaviors of all the individuals within that culture.

True
False
True
Start of chapter 3

Which perceptual process determines how we answer questions of human existence, how we view suffering, and whether we believe in an afterlife?

a. our view of human nature

b. our worldview

c. our value system

d. the organization of our social institutions
b. our worldview
Which of the following is not thought of as a formal religion, but as a system of social, political, ethical, and religious thought

a. Islam

b. Buddhism

c. Hinduism

d. Confucianism
d. Confucianism
Which of the following is the newest and fastest growing religion practiced by people today?

a. Christianity

b. Islam

c. Hinduism

d. Buddhism
b. Islam
Which of the following four concepts is not fundamental to the Jewish religion?

a. Humans are free.

b. Humans have the potential to become divine.

c. God is one.

d. Humans' highest aspiration is to serve God.
b. Humans have the potential to become divine.
Which religion argues that the material world we see and touch is not the only reality?

a. Judaism

b. Islam

c. Buddhism

d. Hinduism
d. Hinduism
According to Buddha, which of the following activities are necessary to remove suffering and to find enlightenment?

a. Abstaining from lying, stealing, and sexual misconduct.

b. All of these choices.

c. Meditating.

d. Concentrating on the present.
b. All of these choices.
All religions help their members deal with "speculations."

True
False
True
Baptist is the newest and fastest-growing religion in the world.

True
False
False
The word "Islam" is another word for "Christianity."

True
False
False
For Muslims, religion is not separated from other aspects of life.

True
False
True
According to Hinduism, truth does not come to the individual from outside; it already resides within us.

True
False
False
There is not a precise explanation of death in Judaism.

True
False
True