CH9 - Intercultural Relationships

Question 1 of 26

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According to uncertainty reduction theory when strangers first meet, their primary goal is to reduce uncertainty and increase predictability in their own and the other person's behavior.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 26

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During initial interaction persons from low-context cultures tend to ask a lot of questions, whereas high-context persons focus on nonverbal aspects.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 26

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Responsiveness refers to one's ability to make requests; actively disagree; express positive or negative personal rights and feelings; initiate, sustain, and terminate conversations; and defend oneself without attacking others.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 26

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Assertiveness refers to one's ability to be sensitive to the communication of others, be a good listener, engage in comforting communication, and recognize the needs and wants of relevant others.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 5 of 26

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The model of relational empathy is based on the idea that whenever two people come together and interact, they create a third culture of shared meaning and relational empathy.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 26

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Perceived similarity, sometimes called perceived homophily, is perhaps the most dominant force in our motivations to interact with others.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 26

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Approximately two thirds of interracial marriages end in divorce, compared with 40% to 50% for all marriages.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 26

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Overall, the relational maintenance behaviors reported by gay and lesbian couples are quite different than those reported by heterosexual couples.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 26

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Recent research has shown that Facebook users are more likely to initiate friendships with other Facebook users who did not include visual cues, such as a photograph, than with those who revealed an unattractive photo.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 26

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Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook) are used primarily for social interaction with friends with whom users have a preestablished relationship offline.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 11 of 26

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Which of the following statements best represents the fundamental assumption of Uncertainty Reduction Theory?

Select one of the following:

  • When strangers first meet, their primary goal is to reduce anxiety and increase the uncertainty about the behavior of themselves and the other person.

  • When strangers first meet, their primary goal is to engage in nonverbal affiliative expressiveness and reciprocity about the behavior of themselves and the other person.

  • When strangers first meet, their primary goal is to increase their socio-communicative orientation.

  • When strangers first meet, their primary goal is to reduce uncertainty and increase the predictability about the behavior of themselves and the other person.

Question 12 of 26

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Which of the following strategies is most likely to be used by a person from a high context culture when trying to reduce uncertainty?

Select one of the following:

  • Ask a lot of questions

  • Focus on the other's social background

  • Engage in direct eye contact

  • Engage a variety of verbal strategies

Question 13 of 26

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Which of the following is associated with increased uncertainty?

Select one of the following:

  • Minimum tolerance

  • Maximum tolerance

  • Increased anxiety

  • Decreased anxiety

Question 14 of 26

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The two communication dimensions of socio-communicative style include:

Select one of the following:

  • Assertiveness and responsiveness

  • Similarity and reciprocity

  • Similarity and responsiveness

  • Assertiveness and reciprocity

Question 15 of 26

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The model of relational empathy assumes that:

Select one of the following:

  • People should develop empathic listening skills

  • Similarity is key in developing empathy

  • Interactants can accurately infer another's thoughts or feelings

  • Whenever two people come together and interact, they create a third culture

Question 16 of 26

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Byrne's fundamental postulate is that attitude similarity leads to:

Select one of the following:

  • Positive affect, which in turn leads to attraction

  • Uncertainty reduction

  • Intercultural communication competence

  • Intercultural communication apprehension

Question 17 of 26

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Among Japanese, which of the following relationship types is considered the most intimate?

Select one of the following:

  • Sister

  • Lover

  • Best friend

  • Boyfriend or girlfriend

Question 18 of 26

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According to Confucianism, an individual's conduct in society should be guided by four principles, including:

Select one of the following:

  • Tolerance, competence, reduced uncertainty, and similarity

  • Reciprocity, responsiveness, assertiveness, and similarity

  • Humanism, faithfulness, propriety, and wisdom

  • Relational empathy, wisdom, communication, and affiliativeness

Question 19 of 26

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A major difference between Eastern and Western relationships is that:

Select one of the following:

  • Eastern cultures engage in long-term and asymmetrical reciprocity

  • Western cultures engage in long-term and asymmetrical reciprocity

  • Eastern cultures engage in short-term and symmetrical reciprocity

  • Eastern cultures engage in contractual reciprocity

Question 20 of 26

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In cultures that practice polyandry:

Select one of the following:

  • Men may marry men, and women may marry women

  • A man marries two sisters

  • A man may have more than one wife

  • A woman may have more than one husband

Question 21 of 26

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Across cultures, which of the following is generally the most preferred characteristic in a mate?

Select one of the following:

  • Similar religious background

  • Physically attractive

  • Kind and understanding

  • Good earning capacity

Question 22 of 26

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The fundamental theme of Confucianism is that:

Select one of the following:

  • Individuals participate in relationships to maximize their own self-interests

  • Proper relationships form the cornerstone of society

  • Individuals have maximum levels of tolerance

  • Individuals have minimum levels of tolerance

Question 23 of 26

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Across most cultures, which of the following is generally the least preferred characteristic in a mate?

Select one of the following:

  • Similar religious background

  • Physically attractive

  • Kind and understanding

  • Good earning capacity

Question 24 of 26

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Across virtually all cultures which of the following characteristics is consistently rated more important in choosing a mate by men than women?

Select one of the following:

  • Similar religious background

  • Physically attractive

  • Kind and understanding

  • Good earning capacity

Question 25 of 26

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Which of the following labels pertains to the type of interracial marriage where one member of the couple virtually abandons or denies his or her native culture?

Select one of the following:

  • Submission

  • Compromise

  • Obliteration

  • Consensus

Question 26 of 26

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Which of the following labels pertains to the type of interracial marriage where couples try to wipe out any cultural differences and create a third culture that has no “baggage” attached (e.g., traditions, language)?

Select one of the following:

  • Submission

  • Compromise

  • Obliteration

  • Consensus

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CH9 - Intercultural Relationships

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