NPTEL Speaking Effectively Week 2 Assignment Answers 2024

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NPTEL Speaking Effectively Week 2 Assignment Answers 2024

1. Which is not an important function of metacommunication?

a. Substituting
b. Accentuating
c. Regulating
d. Correcting

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2. When someone uses a hand gesture and verbally asks you to come in, they are:

a. Substituting
b. Repeating
c. Accenting
d. Regulating

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3. What aspects of metacommunication do listeners use when they agree with a speaker?

a. They gape at them
b. They start looking away
c. They nod their heads
d. They start smiling foolishly

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4. When a person bangs their fist while showing anger, they are:

a. Accentuating
b. Substituting
c. Regulating
d. Reiterating

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5. When we communicate only with sounds, it is called

a. Body language
b. Sign language
c. Paralanguage
d. Simple language

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6. If you don’t look at others when speaking or listening to others, how do westerners perceive you?

a. Shy
b. Untrustworthy
c. Respectful
d. Timid

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7. How long should a person make eye contact with another?

a. For 2 minutes
b. For 30 seconds
c. For 1 minute
d. For 5-45 seconds

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8. If you don’t smile at all, people think you are

a. Curt and cold
b. Serious and somber
c. Unfriendly and uninterested
d. Intimidating and scary

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9. A stooping posture indicates

a. Humility
b. Confidence
c. Poor body image
d. Kindness

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10. Why did students not want to attend the classes of a teacher who walked with a limp?

a. They thought she was too old
b. They thought she would not be able to teach
c. They thought she will be late to class
d. They thought she lacked energy and stamina

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11. Indian speakers tend to

a. Use no gestures
b. Use too many gestures
c. Use awkward gestures
d. Use dramatic gestures

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12. A breathy voice is associated in women with being:

a. Younger and prettier
b. Older and asthmatic
c. Fat and ugly
d. Childish and immature

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13. A person with a loud voice is considered

a. Brave and strong
b. Kind and caring
c. Uncouth and domineering
d. Clear and lucid

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14. How do people form an impression about us even before we utter a single word?

a. By the color of our skin
b. By the objects we are carrying
c. By our visual appearance
d. By the car we drive

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15. How should you dress for work if you are a manager?

a. Designer wear
b. Business wear
c. Sportswear
d. Ethnic wear

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16. Why was MF Hussain not allowed to enter a Kolkata club barefoot?

a. Because the security guard thought he was too poor
b. Because the security guard thought he was mad
c. Because the security guard was instructed to allow only club members
d. Because the security guard was instructed to allow in only well-dressed people

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17. What is a nonword

a. A sound without meaning
b. A nonsense word used as a filler
c. An ungrammatical word
d. A word that does not exist in any language

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18. Why did the audience not understand what the computer scientist was saying in the public lecture?

a. He was speaking too fast
b. He was speaking in a very low voice
c. He was speaking with a foreign accent
d. He was using a lot of technical jargon

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19. Why do young people like to use slang?

a. Their vocabulary is very poor
b. They like making up new words
c. They like to use a code that makes them belong
d. They don’t like bookish language

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20. What should you do when you are stuck for the right word when speaking?

a. Use a nonword
b. Use a pause
c. Use any word that comes to your mind
d. Use a foreign word

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21. What kind of voice should one have?

a. A loud and clear voice
b. A soft and gentle voice
c. A sweet and mellifluous voice
d. A voice that suits one’s personality

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22. What is pace in delivery?

a. The number of words you speak at a particular interval
b. The attractiveness of delivery
c. The movement from one vowel to another
d. The speed at which you can deliver a speech

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23. What is a baritone voice?

a. A rasping voice
b. A deep rich voice
c. A whining voice
d. A nasal voice

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24. How far should we stand when we are talking to a stranger?

a. Between 4 to 8 feet
b. Between 2 to 4 feet
c. Within 2 feet
d. Less than 1 feet

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25. Why does a new student who tries to join a group in the college canteen turn back after looking at the group’s body language?

a. They look menacingly at him
b. They have a closed body language
c. They are not facing him
d. They are very big made

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