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Definitions of the 12 Major Communication Barriers (QUIZ: Part Two)

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This quiz provides you with the definitions of the 12 common communication barriers, that people face on a daily basis when communicating effectively. Do enjoy the quiz; and please leave your score, comments and up-vote in the section below. Thanks. Good luck.

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  • What is the term given to those barriers that exist, due to the nature of the environment or place, in which the communication is taking place?

    • Language barriers
    • Physical barriers
    • Psychological barriers
  • Which term refers to: “those communication barriers that are identified in the differences noticed between how certain men and women communicate?

    • Apprehension barriers
    • Bypassing-Signals barriers
    • Gender-Related barriers
  • Which term refers to: “those communication barriers caused by problems, or faults, in the structures (or systems) that are in place within an organization”?

    • Physiological barriers
    • Psychological barriers
    • Structural barriers
  • Which term refers to those communication barriers which result from an individual’s personal discomfort caused by ill-health, hearing difficulties and poor eyesight?

    • Ambiguity barriers
    • Physiological barriers
    • Sociological barriers
  • Which term refers to – “those communication barriers caused by: personality conflicts, negative attitudes, poor leadership, lack of consultation, lack of motivation, or resistance to change”?

    • Apprehension barriers
    • Psychological barriers
    • Sociological barriers
  • Which term refers to: those communication barriers affecting an individual who does not understand difficult,words, jargon, or inappropriate words (or who insists on using them) when communicating?

    • Ambiguity barriers
    • Apprehension barriers
    • Language barriers
  • Which term refers to: those communication barriers caused by the fear of someone who is scared of being criticized for having poor communication, or language skills?

    • Apprehension barriers
    • Bypassing-Signals barriers
    • Condensed-Communication barriers
  • Which term refers to: those communication barriers that are caused by people coming from different cultures and having cultural differences which influence them?

    • Attitudinal barriers
    • Physiological barriers
    • Sociological barriers
  • Which term refers to: “those communication barriers caused by the sender and the receiver of a message not attaching the same meanings to their words; and having different meanings for the same message?

    • Bypassing-Signals barriers
    • Condensed-Communication barriers
    • Information-Overload barriers
  • Which term refers to: “those technologically-driven communication barriers faced by people due to the increased use of new acronyms and slang in e-mails, text, twits, posts and social updates?

    • Condensed-Communication barriers
    • Information-Overload barriers
    • System-Design barriers
  • Which term refers to: “those communication barriers caused by misunderstanding words and phrases that sound the same; but which have, and convey a different meaning altogether?

    • Ambiguity barriers
    • Information-Overload barriers
    • Psychological barriers
  • Which term refers to: those communication barriers caused by an inability to absorb the vast ever-increasing quantity of data being generated continuously, on the internet and other digital devices?

    • Condensed-Communication barriers
    • Information-Overload barriers
    • System-Design barriers

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