Do females and males communicate differently? Find out!

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Men and women communicate differently, but what is fact and what is just perception? Can you discern the overgeneralizations? Take this quiz to find out.

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Question 1 of 20

Boys' childhood friendships tend to focus on what?

talking
activities
profanity
relationships

... Boys' friendships center on their activities.

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Question 2 of 20

Which gender of physician talks more to patients?

female
male
There's no difference.
It's impossible to tell.

... Female physicians talk more to their patients, discussing health in connection with emotions and relationships.

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Question 3 of 20

Typically, which is a goal of men's e-mail?

to be seen as supportive
to apologize
to make suggestions
to been seen as an expert

... Men portray themselves as subject experts.

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Question 4 of 20

What animals 'dance' in order to communicate?

honeybees
red ants
grasshoppers
mosquitoes

... Honeybees 'dance' in order to provide hivemates with information about flowers.

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Question 5 of 20

During a discussion, how do women generally position their bodies?

at right angles to others
facing each other
sprawling out
side by side

... Women face each other.

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Question 6 of 20

What do men offer instead of compliments?

handshakes
critiques
censure
complaints

... Men are more likely to volunteer evaluations instead of compliments.

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Question 7 of 20

In order to appear in charge, what nonverbal action might a man perform?

taking up space with his body
tapping his fingers
keeping his arms and legs close
touching someone's shoulder

... To appear in charge, a man might use his body to control the discussion space.

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Question 8 of 20

During childhood, do boys or girls tend to play in larger groups?

There's no diference.
It's impossible to tell.
girls
boys

... At play, boys' groups tend to be larger.

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Question 9 of 20

How do men interpret questions during an argument?

as information gathering
as disapproval
as support
as manipulation

... Men perceive questions during an argument as censure.

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Question 10 of 20

Why are men concerned about apologizing?

It might not be accepted.
It might make them subordinate.
It might make them angry.
It might be laughed at.

... Men are concerned that apologizing might place them in a subordinate position.

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Question 11 of 20

What is NOT a reason women offer compliments?

to offer support
to offer criticism
to offer a connection
as an automatic remark

... Women often compliment automatically, to be supportive and to forge connections.

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Question 12 of 20

On what do men focus when trying to solve problems?

facts
emotions
experiences
discussions

... Men focus on facts to seek quick resolutions.

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Question 13 of 20

If a man doesn't often make eye contact during a discussion, it probably means what?

He's sleepy.
He's bored.
He's tired.
He's concentrating.

... Men don't usually make eye contact regularly, even when paying attention.

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Question 14 of 20

Why do men tend to ignore feelings during an argument?

They are concerned with being right.
They are too angry to listen.
They don't care about others' feelings.
They are focused on their own emotions.

... Men are so focused on being right they ignore emotions.

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Question 15 of 20

If a man cannot get his way quickly, what will he do?

argue as long as it takes
remove himself from the discussion
raise his voice
ask questions

... If a man does not get his way, he will exit the discussion.

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Question 16 of 20

What is a goal of women when they apologize?

to appear superior
to maintain connections
to avoid problems
to shorten arguments

... Women apologize in order to maintain relationships.

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Question 17 of 20

Women talk more than men in what setting?

home
work
formal settings
social settings

... Women talk more than men at home.

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Question 18 of 20

Why do women interrupt?

to act superior
to change the subject
to disrupt the conversation
to show concern

... Women interrupt to demonstrate concern for their conversational partners.

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Question 19 of 20

According to a 2009 report, how many people use e-mail worldwide?

1.4 billion
247 billion
800 million
4 billion

... In 2009, 1.4 billion people worldwide used e-mail.

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Question 20 of 20

Who talks more, men or women?

It's impossible to tell.
neither
men
women

... There is no significant difference in the amount of words spoken by men and women.

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