Introduction to Media & Information Literacy

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What is the definition of communication?

An exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.

What is the role of the source in communication?

Transmitting information to a receiver

In communication, what does the term 'message' refer to?

The information transmitted by the source

Which of the following constitutes non-verbal communication?

All of the above

Which of the following does not belong to the two basic types of communication?

Visual communication

What is the key requirement for a source in communication?

An origin of information

What is the second criterion for producing meaning?

The receiver's understanding

In communication, what does encoding refer to?

Assembling the message into a representative design

What is the purpose of a channel in communication?

Conveying the message to the receiver

What is essential for successful communication according to the text?

Mutual understanding of the same information by both source and receiver

What is a significant consideration for a good communicator when delivering a message to the receiver?

Common ground with the audience

What term can be used interchangeably with 'feedback' according to the text?


What makes decoding impossible in communication according to the text?

Incomprehensible message

What would indicate a successful communication according to the text?

"A flawless marriage proposal, only to receive a look of bewilderment and horror"

What is a characteristic of a good communicator's understanding of channels according to the text?

"All channels have strengths and weaknesses"

What does a good communicator pay close attention to according to the text?

"The receiver preconceptions and frames of reference"

This quiz covers the fundamentals of media and information literacy, including creating a log of media use, defining key concepts, and understanding the communication process. It also explores the reasons for communication and the various methods of communication.

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