COMM 211 COMM211 Midterm Exam with Answers (American Public University)

COMM 211 COMM211 Midterm Exam with Answers (American Public University)


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  1. Persuasion relies on social connections and cultural assumptions that set the standards for what is considered correct or trustworthy.
  2. What year was social media first used?
  3. Twitter specializes in ____ whom one can follow, but Facebook focuses on _____.
  4. “Social media” is a term used to only describe social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  5. One of the limitations identified by the authors of the study “Facebook: How Students Work It” was
  6. In the study discussed in Chapter 4, ______ is defined as the degree to which content is tailored to individual students. 
  7. The authors of the study discussed in Chapter 4 found that their researched supported the argument that social media can motivate students to engage, share, and learn.
  8. Which theory suggests that people who interact with each other learn from each other?
  9. The argumentative and persuasive use of the procedures that are the building blocks of computer programs is called
  10. In the study “Facebook: How Students Work It”, the authors found that anonymity is positively related to both engagement and connectedness.
  11. ______is categorized as a microblogging web application that allows users to connect to one another using 140-character messages.
  12. _________ are defined as Twitter users who engage the social media outlet as digital gatekeepers of information.
  13. In order to understand the roots of social media in a communication setting, it is necessary to gain some knowledge of the broader field of interpersonal communication.
  14. In the study presented in Chapter 5, which social media outlet was not successful in the implementation of the revised format of the course Media and Democracy?
  15. Consumers of mass media have always used their experience and interpretations as topics to engage other fans and friends, and is known as
  16. The practice of “water-cooler conversations” was the practice of discussing one’s views about the latest television programs decades ago.
  17. ______ is defined as posting an aggressive or condescending comment in a social media forum.
  18. According to the study in Chapter 6, facilitators are defined as people who re-tweet and pass along other tweets and information.
  19. One method used to redesign the course Media and Democracy to be more social media friendly and interactive for students was
  20. According the Chapter 6, Twitter hasn't changed the way in which people communicate very much.

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