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The purpose of Ogden and Richard s triangle of meaning is to Answer
Selected Answer: explain that when an object exists, the meaning is clearly established. Correct Answer: show that meaning is established through the thoughts of an individual and is not constant.

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Which of the following statements about testimony in a speech is not true? Answer
Selected Answer: It should be derived only from present-day sources. Correct Answer: It should be derived only from present-day sources.
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Symbols and what they represent are independent of one another. Answer
Selected Answer: False
Correct Answer: True

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Which of the following statements about words is not true?
Answer
Selected Answer: The word is the thing.
Correct Answer: The word is the thing.

. Question 5 .0 out of 1 points

Words that are discriminatory but are not literally racist are called AnswerSelected Answer: all of these
Correct Answer: code words.

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Technology can create problems and ethical dilemmas for the speechmaker. Which of the following would not be an example of this? Answer
Selected Answer: procrastinating in preparation because of easily available technical support Correct Answer: both relying on technology to compensate for poor preparation and procrastinating in preparation because of easily available technical support

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The interview is a means of conducting primary research.
Answer
Selected Answer: True
Correct Answer: True

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A unified system of symbols that permits a sharing of meaning describes Answer
Selected Answer: the triangle of meaning.
Correct Answer: language.

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When people bypass one another, they use
Answer
Selected Answer: the same words to represent the same thing. Correct Answer: different words to represent the same thing, and the same word but give it different meanings.
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Boolean search involves
Answer
Selected Answer: surfing the Internet for research.
Correct Answer: entering several key words for a computerized search.
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Prejudiced language communicates a negative bias.
Answer
Selected Answer: False
Correct Answer: True

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Facts stated in numerical form are
Answer
Selected Answer: statistics.
Correct Answer: statistics.

. Question 13 .0 out of 1 points

Sapir and Whorf postulated that in many ways
Answer
Selected Answer: all of these
Correct Answer: words help mold our perception of reality.
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If we have an intensional orientation, we
Answer
Selected Answer: also have an extensional orientation.
Correct Answer: go beyond labels to inspect the things they are attached to.
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According to Robin Lakoff, which of the following groups has a tendency to use tag questions ? Answer
Selected Answer: powertalkers
Correct Answer: women

. Question 16 .0 out of 1 points

The triangle of meaning shows that
Answer
Selected Answer: figure and ground are often ambiguous.
Correct Answer: there is no direct relationship between words and things. . Question 17 .1 out of 1 points

The purpose of a definition is to increase the audience s understanding. Answer
Selected Answer: True
Correct Answer: True

. Question 18 .1 out of 1 points

To avoid bypassing, you should
Answer
Selected Answer: be person-minded instead of word-minded. Correct Answer: be person-minded instead of word-minded.
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