Professional Communication Questions & Answers – Seminars and Conferences

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This set of Professional Communication Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Seminars and Conferences”.

1. A seminar discusses in a small group on original research.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: The statement is true. A seminar discusses in a small group on original research or advanced study through oral or written reports.
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2. In a symposium, a small group of experts discuss a problem.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: The statement is true. In a symposium, a small group of experts discuss different aspects of a problem for the benefit of an audience.

3. In a ________ , each member speaks on a pre-planned subject.
a) seminar
b) conference
c) panel discussion
d) symposium
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Answer: c
Explanation: The correct statement is: In a panel discussion, each member speaks on a pre-planned subject, which is normally in the form of a question.
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4. In which of these people with similar interests contribute with their knowledge?
a) seminar
b) conference
c) symposium
d) convention
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Answer: b
Explanation: In a conference, people with similar interests contribute with their knowledge. It ends in a set of suggestions or recommendations which are based on the central theme of the conference.

5. A ______ is a fellowship meeting of a fraternal group.
a) conference
b) symposium
c) seminar
d) convention
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Answer: d
Explanation: The correct statement is: A convention is a fellowship meeting of a fraternal group. Only matters of professional interest are discussed in it.
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6. Which of these is not used to organise a seminar?
a) Oral reports
b) Written reports
c) Exchange of ideas
d) Recommendations
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Answer: d
Explanation: A seminar discusses in a small group on original research or advanced study through oral or written reports. It may also be organised through exchange of ideas.

7. A conference is not attended by ________
a) invited guests
b) common people
c) permitted observers
d) people with common interests
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Answer: b
Explanation: In a conference, people with similar interests contribute with their knowledge. A conference is only attended by invited guests or permitted observers.
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8. We learn maximum by _____.
a) hearing
b) seeing
c) speaking
d) feeling
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Answer: b
Explanation: Hearing is not the most crucial learning sensory perception available to man. A mere 11% of the knowledge that we pick us is through hearing. The eyes account for nearly 83% of our learning.

9. Which of these must be avoided in a meeting?
a) Patience
b) Tact
c) Leadership
d) Criticism
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Answer: d
Explanation: A successful meeting needs patience, tact and leadership. It is better not to criticise a remark which appears irrational or silly.
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10. Before the meeting is concluded, there must be a ______
a) summary
b) question
c) discussion
d) agenda
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Answer: a
Explanation: Before the meeting is concluded there must be a summary and analysis of the discussion and the decisions taken. Members must feel that something concrete and substantial has been achieved.

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