- Question 1
Dr. Alban argues that all people see all things in exactly the same way.
- Question 2
Which approach to the study of communication identifies, analyzes, and attempts to explain the existence of attitudes, values, beliefs, feelings, or behaviors that unify people as a whole or that come to unify particular groups of people (e.g., shared belief in gravity, in a song’s beauty, etc).
- Question 3
According to the Alban text, the term for factors that can disrupt meaningful transmissions of information between senders and potential recipients is _______.
- Question 4
According to the Alban text, defining a concept like communication at the beginning of a course is confusing and should therefore be avoided.
- Question 5
According to the Alban text, a communicative message can be sent by more than one person.
- Question 6
When a person believes, feels, values, or acts as one with another person, communis exists.
- Question 7
Researchers Teresa Rosegrant and James McCroskey have shown that blacks and whites establish greater interpersonal distance from each other than they do when speaking to someone of the same race.
- Question 8
This communication mode applies to situations in which people use media technology to distribute information to a large group of physically detached people.
- Question 9
The term for “a sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning” is _______.
- Question 10
According to the Alban text, the secondary meaning a recipient takes a word to have when used in a particular situation is called its _______ meaning.
- Question 11
This communication mode applies to situations in which three or more people come together for a common purpose, whether work-related or social.
- Question 12
This term denotes the human attempt to connect with God, or something apparently like Him, through such message forms as meditation, prayer, and singing.
- Question 13
According to the Alban text, a redemptive communicator is someone who does what?
- Question 14
According to the Alban text, the ancient Greek philosopher Protagoras’s statement that “Man is the measure of all things!” expresses a core assumption of which type of worldview system?
- Question 15
According to the Alban text, by showing how social influences can impact what people become and how privileged groups use this to promote themselves at others’ expense, postmodernists fulfill their goal of _________.
- Question 16
According to the Alban text, a person’s physical constitution can impact the development of his or her worldview.
- Question 17
According to the Alban text, ___________ is the term that denotes the influence of parents, spiritual leaders, teachers, friends, and media personalities on a person’s worldview development.
- Question 18
Which type of truth standard holds that a belief, feeling, or behavior is acceptable if it promotes the greatest good for humanity as a whole rather than for the individual?
- Question 19
The Biblically Christian worldview recognizes the truth claims of God’s word as uniform, which means . . .
- Question 20
During a conversation about the rightness or wrongness of Derek’s recent behavior, Kari makes the following statement to Dustin: “I guess it doesn’t really matter anyway because, in the end, right and wrong are just matter of personal opinion or preference. What’s right for Derek is right for Derek, even if it’s wrong for you or me.”
True or False: According to the Alban text, Kari’s statement expresses the Biblically Christian worldview regarding ethics.
- Question 21
According to the Alban text, the Biblically Christian worldview recognizes truth as something to be created rather than discovered.
- Question 22
The fact that God enables us, through reasoning, observation, and Scripture, to make sense of communication means we can and always will arrive at the same conclusions about it.
- Question 23
According to the Alban text, the truth claims in God’s Word are true for all people at all times, even for people who deny or ignore them.
- Question 24
According to the Alban text, the Biblically Christian worldview recognizes history as a set of circular, meaningless events that will cease when God reenters the world to give it direction.
- Question 25
According to the Alban text, when a redemptive critic makes sense of a communication text, he or she identifies several common graces as these graces appear in the text. Which of the following is not one of these?
- Question 26
A person functions as a redemptive communicator when his or her behavior promotes what God values in this world, even if he or she does so without manifesting God’s love to others.
- Question 27
According to the Alban text, God may use even a person’s wrongly motivated communications to promote His redemptive purposes.
- Question 28
According to the Alban text, the stories people tell—whether fairy tales, personal anecdotes, song lyrics, or movie scripts—consistently manifest our longing for what?
- Question 29
According to the Alban text, nature, because it is corrupted, can communicate nothing about God to humans.
- Question 30
According to Scripture, God values it when we, as an expression of authentic love for Him, exercise our God-given freedom, even if it offends someone else’s sensitivities.