Sample Examination Questions
Below are some examples of some multiple-choice questions that have appeared on exams in
past classes I have taught. Hopefully this document gives you a bit of insight into how I write my
questions. Please make sure to carefully review the sections listed on the exam study guide.
1. A situation in which group members strive to minimize conflict by refusing to critically
examine ideas, analyze proposals, or test solutions is known as ______.
A. Group mechanism
B. Groupthink
C. Team salience
D. The Rylynn Effect
2. “The use of steroids by professional athletes is unethical” is an example of what type of
proposition?
A. Value
B. Policy
C. Fact
D. Attitude
3. When Claudio and Travis were working together on their class project to promote paper
recycling, Travis offered up great ideas and was ready to work tirelessly. However,
Claudio noticed that Travis’ behavior changed once they joined a large group of students
who were organizing an Earth Day project on campus. In the large group, Travis was
quiet and seemed unmotivated. Travis’ behavior appears to be an example of ______.
A. Deferred action
B. Networking
C. Social loafing
D. Diffused responsibility
4. Under Social Penetration Theory, the communicative method by which individuals grow
closer to one another is known as ______.
A. Openness
B. Interconnectedness
C. Self-reactance
D. Self-disclosure
5. According to your instructor, which of the following statements is true?
A. Verbal aggression and argumentativeness are both equally bad.
B. Verbal aggression and argumentativeness are both equally good.
C. Argumentativeness is good, while verbal aggression is bad.
D. Argumentativeness is bad, while verbal aggression is good.
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