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Facial Expressions

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
The second most important means of exchanging information, after speech, is the non-verbal communication - the gestures of our body. Through this quiz you can learn some interesting facts about one of the most essential non-verbal ways of communication - the expression of our face.

Question 1:


Scientists differentiate six basic facial expressions, each representing one of the six main emotions - happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, anger and what?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


What can microexpressions, a type of tiny fleeting facial expressions, help you understand about the person you are talking with?
Their emotional state
All of these
Whether they are telling the truth or not
Their real attitude towards the topic

Question 3:


Which one of these statements about facial microexpressions is not true?
Microexpressions can be easily read by any person.
Microexpressions are involuntary.
Microexpressions can be controlled with certain types of chemicals.
Microexpressions contain much more information than common expressions.

Question 4:


Kismet, a complicated technological achievement, is a very important step in the understanding of human facial expressions and their role in socialising. What is actually Kismet?
A sociable humanoid robot
A technique for enhancing the ability of the face to conduct emotions
A set of tiny devices implanted under the skin, which detect microexpressions
An advanced computer system, designed to analyze microexpressions

Question 5:


What British naturalist published the first major scientific study on facial communication in 1872?
Charles Darwin
Leonardo Da Vinci
Alfred Brehm
James Edward Smith

Question 6:


In medicine, which of these brain disorders does the term "prosopagnosia" refer to?
Total indifference to others' expressions
Misinterpretation of basic human expressions
The inability to express emotions
The Inability to recognize faces

Question 7:


In which of these countries is showing negative facial expressions considered impolite and is therefore avoided? Negative expressions are instead usually masked with smile or laughter.
Kenya
Peru
Japan
Indonesia

Question 8:


What emotional state does the gesture of narrowed eyes convey?
Satisfaction, joy
Sadness, frustration
Anger, excitement
Threat, distrust

Question 9:


Experiments prove that men are usually better at decoding facial expressions than women.
True
False

Question 10:


Laughter is one of the first expressions of emotions babies learn to convey. At about what age do babies start to laugh?
4 months
12 months
18 months
7 months

 


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