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1
Which of the following kinds of language is either true or false?
A)directive language
B)expressive language
C)informative language
D)ceremonial language
2
Which of the following kinds of language is used to influence action?
A)directive language
B)expressive language
C)informative language
D)ceremonial language
3
Which of the following kinds of language is used to communicate feelings and attitudes?
A)directive language
B)expressive language
C)informative language
D)ceremonial language
4
Which of the following kinds of language covers greetings and general courtesies?
A)directive language
B)expressive language
C)informative language
D)ceremonial language
5
Words generally have
A)both connotative and denotative meanings.
B)only connotative meanings.
C)only denotative meanings.
D)neither connotative nor denotative meanings.
6
New terms that are added to a language as that language grows are called
A)persuasive.
B)theoretical.
C)precising.
D)stipulative.
7
Commonly accepted, ________ are denotative in nature.
A)persuasive definitions
B)lexical definitions
C)precising definitions
D)stipulative definitions
8
Terms deployed to clear up ambiguity in use are
A)persuasive definitions.
B)lexical definitions.
C)precising definitions.
D)stipulative definitions.
9
Explaining the specific nature of a term usually requires
A)persuasive definitions.
B)theoretical definitions.
C)precising definitions.
D)stipulative definitions.
10
A type of precising definition, ________ act as standardization when gathering data.
A)persuasive definitions
B)theoretical definitions
C)operational definitions
D)stipulative definitions
11
Emotional language is often used within
A)persuasive definitions.
B)theoretical definitions.
C)operational definitions.
D)stipulative definitions.
12
When the term itself is in its own definition, the result is a(n)
A)obscure definition.
B)circular definition.
C)operational definition.
D)emotive definition.
13
According to the text, verbal disputes can often be avoided by
A)using small words.
B)refusing to discuss.
C)defining key terms.
D)using figurative language.
14
We use the ________ style of communications to express ourselves when we are confident and our self-esteem is strong.
A)assertive
B)aggressive
C)passive
D)passive-aggressive
15
The ________ style of communication avoids direct confrontation but uses devious and sneaky means of manipulation to succeed.
A)assertive
B)aggressive
C)passive
D)passive-aggressive







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