Chapter 10: Intercultural and Intergroup Relations
1. Which of the following elements is usually NOT important for Indian parents when selecting a potential husband/wife for their children?
- that the religion should be the same
- that both partners belong to the same caste
- that they must live in the same region
- that they have compatible astrology signs
2. Mexicans often address friends as brother or sister. Which aspect of culture does this example illustrate?
- the extended families in Mexican culture
- the collectivistic values in Mexican culture
- the individualistic values in Mexican culture
- the close kinship in Mexican culture
3. Which of the following statements best characterize the basic premise of similarity attraction paradigm?
- If we perceive our attitudes are similar to someone, we are attracted to them.
- We are only attracted to someone based on actual similarities.
- Similar physical appearance has stronger effect than similar values.
- When we get to know strangers, we focus on similarity in dress and appearance.
4. In the business negotiation context, it is common for a business person to start the conversation by asking about the business partner questions on things not related to business such as family and children. Which of the relationship dimensions does the Malay business person’s behaviour illustrate?
- linking particularistic with universalistic relationships
- separating ingroups from outgroups
- binding individuals with groups
- mixing personal with public relationships
5. Which of the following concept is NOT among the basic social needs, as identified by William Schutz?
6. In Baxter’s model of the Dialetics in Interpersonal Relationships, which of the following statements best describes the openness-closeness dialectic?
- the extent to which individuals want a sense of separation from others
- the dynamic tensions between people’s desire for change and stability
- the extent to which individuals want to share or withhold personal information
- the extent to which individuals feel attached to others
7. What does activation refer to in Lustig and Koester’s (2013) dimensions of interpersonal relationships?
- the ways people react to the world around them
- the degree of friendliness in social relationships
- the degree of control people want to have over others
- the ways people relate to nature
8. Which of the following is NOT true about self-disclosure?
- It is culturally governed.
- It is practised more in Asian than Western cultures.
- It is related to nonverbal communication only.
- It is preferred by females.
9. Which of the following can be a reward of human relationships, according to the social exchange theory?
- all of these
10. Which of the following statements is an assumption of the anxiety/uncertainty management theory?
- Anxiety is the affective equivalent of uncertainty.
- Effective intercultural communication is independent of the management of uncertainty.
- Uncertainty reduction is a group phenomenon and does not occur in interpersonal communication.
- Uncertainty refers to individuals’ ability to explain one’s own feelings.