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Communication in a culture: practice questions

1. On the other hand, when communication in a culture is largely contained in explicit codes, such as words, or directly exchanging accurate messages, the culture is designated as _________________ context.

A. global
B. high
C. low
D. local

2. Which one of the following is not a political uncertainty:

A. Revolution
B. Coup d'etat
C. Democratic changes in government
D. Prime Minister visits a natural disaster site

3. A company that attempts to balance the need to be responsive to host-country markets through adaptation of the product, marketing strategies, and management practices to suit local conditions with the need to obtain global efficiencies by linking and coordinating the dispersed operations is a company with:

A. global orientation
B. international orientation
C. transnational orientation
D. multi-domestic orientation

4. Diversity in multicultural teams can lead to the advantage of:

A. increased creativity/decreased 'Group Think'
B. greater range of perspectives and better ideas
C. forcing enhanced concentration to understand others ideas, perspectives, meanings, and arguments
D. all of the above

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1. On the other hand, when communication in a culture is largely contained in explicit codes, such as words, or directly exchanging accurate messages, the culture is designated as _________________ context.

A. global
B. high
***C. low
D. local

coaching tip: High versus low context refers to pattern of using high context messages over low context messages in routine communication. When communication occurs predominantly through explicit statements in text and ...

Solution Summary

Each response includes a coaching tip to help you understand. Concepts covered include communication, political uncertainty, and international markets.

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