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Multiple Choice - The Sapri-Whorf Hypothesis

1. The Sapri-Whorf Hypothesis states that ________
A. Language influences our perceptions and categorization, hence, culture and language influence each other.
B. Culture influences language
C. Culture and language are mutually exclusive, neither influences the other
My answer A

2. In the United States, discussion ________ is not a conversational taboo.
A. Politics
B. A person's age
C. Religion
D. The weather
My answer B

3. The passive voice is used more often in certain cultures. This is because:
A. It's a gentler way to express disagreement or a controversial opinion.
B. Constructing sentences in the active voice is too tedious.
C. The doer of the action isn't considered too important.
My answer is C

4. A citizen of the United Sates and one of the U.K will be able to communicate with ease, because they speak the same language-English.
A. True
B. False
My answer is A

5. Linguistic overassertion is a form of verbal ambiguity.
A. True
B. False
My answer is B

6. A society that is not technologically advanced necessarily lacks the complexity and richness of language.
A. True
B. False
My answer is A

7. Only people who are not fluent in a language use slang.
A. True
B. False
My answer is B

8. The geography and climate of a region do have an influence on the language.
A. True
B. False
My answer is A

9. Ignorance of the variance in proxemic patterns can create cross-cultural friction for international businesspersons.
A. True
B. False
My answer is A

10. According to which of these factors do nonverbal cues vary?
A. Age
B. Sex
C. All the listed
D. Culture
My answer is C

11. Calling a person by the first name is a surefire way to build a good business rapport.
A. True
B. False
My answer is False

12. In most Eastern cultures, it is acceptable to express a difference of opinion directly.
A. True
B. False
My answer is B

13. An ideal team exhibits _________
A. Zero Conflict
B. Manageable conflict
My answer is B

14. In most global businesses the authority structured is usually centralized.
A. True
B. False
My answer is B

15. Business leaders who are accountable for the success of a team form a part of the core team
A. True
B. False
My answer is A

16. In the ________ style of conflict management, the problem is depersonalized and the only aim is to find a solution to the problem.
A. Collaboration
B. Compromise
C. Accommodation
My answer is A

17. Global companies dealing in oils or mining would generally have their subsidiaries in countries where _________.
A. The required raw materials are found
B. The required technology is present
C. The government are non-intrusive
My answer is A

18. A business consultant, who renders services to the team on a need basis, would be part of the extended team.
A. True
B. False
My answer is A

19. Which of the following is an advantage of using the confrontation style to settle a dispute?
A. The dispute is settled fast
B. The guilty person is identified.
C. Harmony is restored and team performance is not affected.
My answer is C

20. A well-constructed team would comprise ___________.
A. experts, reviewers and specialist
B. experts, users, technicians and consultants
My answers is A

21. A global business is best described as one that has a __________.
A. Presence in all the developed countries
B. Multicultural workforce
C. Worldwide capability
My answer is C

22. An ideal team member is one who knows what is best and decides on it.
A. True
B. False
My answer is A

23. Integrity in a team member entails _________
A. Loyalty to values
B. Both of the listed
C. None of the listed
D. A sense of oneness with the rest of the team
My answer is C

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1. The Sapri-Whorf Hypothesis states that ________
A. Language influences our perceptions and categorization, hence, culture and language influence each other.
B. Culture influences language
C. Culture and language are mutually exclusive, neither influences the other
My answer A
CORRECT
2. In the United States, discussion ________ is not a conversational taboo.
A. Politics
B. A person's age
C. Religion
D. The weather
My answer B
CORRECT

3. The passive voice is used more often in certain cultures. This is because:
A. It's a gentler way to express disagreement or a controversial opinion.
B. Constructing sentences in the active voice is too tedious.
C. The doer of the action isn't considered too important.
My answer is C
CORRECT

4. A citizen of the United Sates and one of the U.K will be able to communicate with ease, because they speak the same language-English.
A. True
B. False
My answer is A
CORRECT

5. Linguistic overassertion is a form of verbal ...

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