CH12 - Acculturation, Culture Shock, Intercultural Competence

Question 1 of 30

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Some cultural groups enter acculturation voluntarily, such as immigrants entering a country, whereas other groups experience acculturation involuntarily, as did African slaves brought to countries such as the United States and Brazil.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 30

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Intercultural competence is often marked by physical and psychological changes that occur as a result of the adaptation required to function in a new and different cultural context.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 30

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The degree of acculturative stress experienced by people adapting to new cultures varies according to the similarities and dissimilarities between the host culture and the native culture of the immigrants.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 30

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Anyone can experience culture shock, although some are more prone to it than others

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 5 of 30

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During the Tourist-Honeymoon phase of culture shock, people actively seek out effective problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies. They begin to develop a positive attitude about solving their problems.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 30

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Re-entry shock occurs when people return home after an extended stay in a foreign culture and they experience another round of culture shock, this time in their native culture.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 30

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Intercultural competence is something that is perceived about another person, rather than something an individual inherently possesses. In other words, an individual may appear competent to one person but not to another.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 30

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The affective component of intercultural competence consists of how much one knows about the culture of the person with whom one is interacting.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 30

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The affective component of intercultural communication is the degree to which one approaches or avoids intercultural communication—that is, one's level of motivation to interact with others from different cultures.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 30

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The psychomotor component of intercultural communication is the degree to which one approaches or avoids intercultural communication—that is, one's level of motivation to interact with others from different cultures.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 11 of 30

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The mode of acculturation, called assimilation, occurs when individuals:

Select one of the following:

  • Desire contact with the host culture while not necessarily maintaining an identity with their native culture

  • Desire a high level of interaction with the host culture while maintaining their identity with their native culture

  • Prefer low levels of interaction with the host culture while desiring a close connection with their native culture

  • Choose not to identify with their native culture or the host culture

Question 12 of 30

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The mode of acculturation, called marginalization, occurs when individuals:

Select one of the following:

  • Desire contact with the host culture while not necessarily maintaining an identity with their native culture

  • Desire a high level of interaction with the host culture while maintaining their identity with their native culture

  • Prefer low levels of interaction with the host culture while desiring a close connection with their native culture

  • Choose not to identify with their native culture or the host culture

Question 13 of 30

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The mode of acculturation, called separation, occurs when individuals:

Select one of the following:

  • Desire contact with the host culture while not necessarily maintaining an identity with their native culture

  • Desire a high level of interaction with the host culture while maintaining their identity with their native culture

  • Prefer low levels of interaction with the host culture while desiring a close connection with their native culture

  • Choose not to identify with their native culture or the host culture

Question 14 of 30

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One mode of acculturation, called integration, occurs when individuals:

Select one of the following:

  • Desire contact with the host culture while not necessarily maintaining an identity with their native culture

  • Desire a high level of interaction with the host culture while maintaining their identity with their native culture

  • Prefer low levels of interaction with the host culture while desiring a close connection with their native culture

  • Choose not to identify with their native culture or the host culture

Question 15 of 30

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The anxiety and tension associated with acculturation is called:

Select one of the following:

  • Culture shock

  • Culture stress

  • Acculturative stress

  • Acculturative shock

Question 16 of 30

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Host conformity pressure refers to the:

Select one of the following:

  • Extent to which natives within the host culture exert pressure on newcomers to conform to their values, beliefs, and practices

  • Amount of influence the newcomer's group wields in the host culture

  • Receptivity of the host culture toward newcomers

  • Receptivity of the newcomers toward the host culture

Question 17 of 30

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The initial stage of culture shock, called something like the tourist or honeymoon stage, is characterized by:

Select one of the following:

  • Actively engaging with newly learned problem-solving and conflict resolution tools

  • Feelings of helplessness, isolation, and depression

  • Actively seeking out effective problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques

  • Intense excitement and euphoria associated with being somewhere different and unusual

Question 18 of 30

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The second stage of culture shock, called the culture shock stage, is characterized by:

Select one of the following:

  • Actively engaging with newly learned problem-solving and conflict resolution tools

  • Feelings of helplessness, isolation, and depression

  • Actively seeking out effective problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques

  • Intense excitement and euphoria associated with being somewhere different and unusual

Question 19 of 30

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The third stage of culture shock, called the adjustment stage, is characterized by:

Select one of the following:

  • Actively engaging with newly learned problem-solving and conflict resolution tools

  • Feelings of helplessness, isolation, and depression

  • Actively seeking out effective problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques

  • Intense excitement and euphoria associated with being somewhere different and unusual

Question 20 of 30

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The fourth stage of culture shock, called the adaption stage, is characterized by:

Select one of the following:

  • Actively engaging with newly learned problem-solving and conflict resolution tools

  • Feelings of helplessness, isolation, and depression

  • Actively seeking out effective problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques

  • Intense excitement and euphoria associated with being somewhere different and unusual

Question 21 of 30

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The process of change that results from ongoing contact between two or more culturally different groups is called:

Select one of the following:

  • Culture shock

  • Intercultural communication competence

  • Acculturation

  • Intercultural conflict

Question 22 of 30

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To the extent that a person endeavors to acquire the beliefs of a single cultural group with the ultimate goal of becoming indistinguishable from other members of the host culture, that person has become:

Select one of the following:

  • Marginalized

  • Integrated

  • Isolated

  • Assimilation

Question 23 of 30

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Which of the following has the greatest impact on the degree to which a person experiences culture shock?

Select one of the following:

  • Inability to tolerate diarrhea

  • Intense attacks of projectile vomiting from eating foreign foods

  • Degree of cultural similarity between host and native culture

  • Age

Question 24 of 30

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According to the “W” curve model of culture shock:

Select one of the following:

  • When people return home after an extended stay in a foreign culture, they experience another round of culture shock, this time, in their native culture

  • When people return home after an extended stay in a foreign culture, they experience a sense of “well-being,” thus, the “W” curve

  • When people return home after an extended stay in a foreign culture, they experience a sense of “weariness,” thus, the “W” curve

  • When people return home after an extended stay in a foreign culture, they experience no more culture shock

Question 25 of 30

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The knowledge component of intercultural communication competence consists of:

Select one of the following:

  • The degree to which a person approaches or avoids intercultural communication

  • The actual enactment of appropriate verbal and nonverbal behaviors

  • How much a person knows about the culture of the person with whom one is interacting

  • The actual context in which intercultural communication occurs

Question 26 of 30

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The affective component of intercultural communication competence consists of:

Select one of the following:

  • The degree to which a person approaches or avoids intercultural communication

  • The actual enactment of appropriate verbal and nonverbal behaviors

  • How much a person knows about the culture of the person with whom one is interacting

  • The actual context in which intercultural communication occurs

Question 27 of 30

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The psycho-motor component of intercultural communication competence consists of:

Select one of the following:

  • The degree to which a person approaches or avoids intercultural communication

  • The actual enactment of appropriate verbal and nonverbal behaviors

  • How much a person knows about the culture of the person with whom one is interacting

  • The actual context in which intercultural communication occurs

Question 28 of 30

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Situational features that contribute to the perception of intercultural communication

Select one of the following:

  • Symmetrical reciprocity

  • Asymmetrical reciprocity

  • Third party interventions

  • Verbal performance codes

Question 29 of 30

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Intercultural willingness to communicate is best defined as:

Select one of the following:

  • The fear or anxiety associated with communicating with someone from a different culture

  • The fear or anxiety associated with communicating with someone from the same culture

  • A predisposition to avoid intercultural communication

  • A predisposition to initiate intercultural communication

Question 30 of 30

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Persons with rigid and simple cognitive systems have a tendency to:

Select one of the following:

  • Initiate intercultural communication

  • Engage in gross stereotyping of others

  • Experience very little culture shock

  • Learn a second language

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CH12 - Acculturation, Culture Shock, Intercultural Competence

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