Book: Public Speaking – An audience-Centered Approach by Steven A. Beebe – Susan J. Beebe 4th Edition
Question Public Speaking
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Question 1
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As United Nations representatives, Shanthy and Miles were determined to establish an early warning system for tsunami threats. They had personally seen the devastation to their homeland of Sri Lanka in December 2004, and knew they had the power to affect change. In their speeches before the UN, they showed heartbreaking pictures and the tragic amateur videos from those vacationing where the tsunami had struck. In the end, they were able to persuade the audience to consider the proposal for an early warning system. Which tip did they follow for using emotions to persuade?
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They used emotion-arousing images to trigger audience response.
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They used emotion-arousing images to trigger audience response.
· Question 2
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Marty’s persuasive speech was about gun control and school violence. He made the statement, “Either we take guns out of the hands of everyone in this country, except the police and military, or we can expect massacres in schools all over this country.” This kind of argument represents
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an either/or fallacy.
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an either/or fallacy.
· Question 3
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When Ramone spoke about the need for regular health check-ups, he was so knowledgeable, so sincere, and so energetic in his delivery that everyone responded quite positively to his speech. What aspect of good persuasive delivery did Ramone demonstrate?
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ethos
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ethos
· Question 4
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The factor in a speaker’s credibility that refers to his/her being perceived as energetic is known as
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dynamism.
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dynamism.
· Question 5
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The textbook gives an example of a politician calling a press conference when he is being accused of taking bribes while in office. Instead of addressing this issue, the political speaks about the evils of child pornography. What fallacy is this politician practicing?
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red herring
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red herring
· Question 6
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The type of credibility established by giving careful thought to your appearance, establishing eye contact, and having your credentials as well as accomplishments presented to the audience is known as
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initial credibility.
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initial credibility.
· Question 7
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The term used by Aristotle to describe appeals to human emotion is
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pathos.
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pathos.
· Question 8
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As a Roman teacher of public speaking, Quintilian felt that effective public speakers should be
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people of good character.
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people of good character.
· Question 9
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In an introduction to a persuasive speech, Fran said: “There was a time when I thought I would never have a job, a decent life, a boyfriend, or any pleasure in life. But, after working as an intern at Channel 3, I know what I really want to do with my life and that gives me great satisfaction. I encourage you all to become interns, so that you, too, can discover that there is something in life that inspires passion in you… that you’re willing to work for…to work hard for…to be successful…to be happy.” What type of message did this speaker effectively use in this introduction?
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an appeal to credibility
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an appeal to emotion
· Question 10
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The term that Aristotle used to refer to using evidence and reasoning to reach a conclusion is
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logos.
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logos.
· Question 11
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Rashan thought that he would be dramatic and impress his public speaking class with his speech on dog training. He decided to bring in his german shepherd to illustrate the points and techniques of obedience. But during the speech, he noticed that the audience’s attention was on his dog, rather than on him as the speaker. What guideline did Rashan ignore, with regard to using presentation aids?
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use animals with caution as presentation aids
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use animals with caution as presentation aids
· Question 12
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Which of the following is an example of a two-dimensional presentation aid?
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a graph of population growth
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a graph of population growth
· Question 13
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The best reason that presentation aids enhance an audience’s memory of the speech is that
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audience members will better understand and remember the speech because of visual reinforcement.
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audience members will better understand and remember the speech because of visual reinforcement.
· Question 14
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How can a photograph best be used as a presentation aid?
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incorporate it into a computer program or PowerPoint
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incorporate it into a computer program or PowerPoint
· Question 15
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Of the five senses, presentational aids are effective because we depend on _____ more than any other sense.
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sight
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sight
· Question 16
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Elaine taped pictures of her Aruba vacation all around the room as presentation aids for her speech. She never referred to them, but simply created an atmosphere for his presentation. Was this appropriate?
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No, because she should have explained the presentation aids, not just show them.
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No, because she should have explained the presentation aids, not just show them.
· Question 17
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An informative speech about an event typically follows this pattern of organization.
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chronological
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chronological
· Question 18
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In an informative speech to a group of high school juniors, Tori talked about how college can change your life, about the change in her confidence level from her first year to her senior year. Although college seemed a long way off for her audience, they listened intently. Tori made her speech interesting by
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presenting information that related to their lives.
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presenting information that related to their lives.
· Question 19
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An informative speech that discusses how something works, or describes a process with a particular outcome, is a speech about
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procedures.
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procedures.
· Question 20
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Phyllis presented an informative speech on how to fix a flat tire. What type of informative speech was this?
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a speech about a procedure
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a speech about a procedure
· Question 21
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When previewing your speech on Islam, you say, “The best way to understand Islam is to look at some of the beliefs and practices of this religion.” You will be giving a speech about
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an idea.
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an idea.
· Question 22
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An informative speech that discusses anything you can see or touch is a speech about
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objects.
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objects.
· Question 23
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Gus was asked to present information on the topic of art appreciation. This topic can be rather vague and subjective in nature; different pieces of art can be described in a multitude of ways. However, Gus found a way of clearly defining terms and concepts so the audience would have a common point of reference. For Gus, the primary goal of his informative speech would be to
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enhance understanding
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enhance understanding
· Question 24
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What kind of speech focuses on a process or how something works?
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a speech about a procedure
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a speech about a procedure
· Question 25
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In a speech with the general purpose “to inform,” a speaker’s goal is to
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teach others new information.
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teach others new information.
· Question 26
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Montriece stood before a room filled with high school seniors and their parents. In his introduction he stated, “I come before you today, not as a financial consultant, but as a former college student myself. It has been some time since I’ve been in a college classroom as a student, but I can clearly remember the financial struggles of being a student. Today, I’m going to present to you five ways you can cut costs for a college education.” This would be a good opening for his audience because
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he established a motive for the audience to listen further.
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he established a motive for the audience to listen further.
· Question 27
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With an informative speech the speaker informs about potential options available to the audience; persuasive speakers
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need well chosen words, transitions, and good delivery.
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ask the audience members to make an explicit choice.
· Question 28
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The sense of disorganization that prompts a person to change when new information conflicts with previously organized thought patterns is
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cognitive dissonance.
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cognitive dissonance.
· Question 29
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Our likes and dislikes are represented by our
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attitudes.
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attitudes.
· Question 30
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Something that is reinforced by past experiences and evidence is
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belief.
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belief.
· Question 31
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In the process of persuading your audience, the most difficult to change is your listeners’
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beliefs.
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values.
· Question 32
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You want to do a speech on the importance of Yoga and an exercise routine, but you don’t want to come across as though you were scolding the audience for not being more active. You simply want to uplift them, to make them feel good about their own potential, and to show them the health benefits of activity. If you do this, what persuasive strategy will you be using?
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positive motivation
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positive motivation
· Question 33
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Brendan argues, in his persuasive speech, “What starving people need first is food and clean water; not counseling about the sad state of their governments; not advice about ways to attract new industry; and not pity over the loss of their self-esteem.” What principle of persuasive speaking is Brendan effectively utilizing?
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the principle that basic needs must be satisfied before higher-level ones
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the principle that basic needs must be satisfied before higher-level ones
· Question 34
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Matt is listening to a persuasive speech on assisted suicide. He begins to feel uncomfortable but then decides the speaker didn’t know what she was talking about. Matt is using which dissonance coping strategy?
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He is discrediting the source.
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He is discrediting the source.
· Question 35
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If you present a pro-life speech and get the pro-choice listeners to feel uncomfortable with their positions, you have effectively used the persuasive technique of
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using cognitive dissonance.
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using cognitive dissonance.
· Question 36
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When asked to deliver a speech at the last moment, the type of delivery style you will use is
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impromptu.
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impromptu.
· Question 37
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The ability to monitor your audience’s response and adjust your message accordingly is a benefit of
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good eye contact.
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good eye contact.
· Question 38
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Delivering a speech in a conversational style from a well-developed and researched outline is termed
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extemporaneous delivery.
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extemporaneous delivery.
· Question 39
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By using appropriate levels of eye contact, moving purposefully, and smiling while talking, what behaviors is the speaker engaging in?
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immediacy behaviors
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immediacy behaviors
· Question 40
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In his speech about American loyalty and patriotism, Mike thought he had really reached everyone in his audience. However, after receiving classmates’ written critiques of his speech, it seems as though his delivery and content offended a couple of international students in his class. Which of the following statements best explains this situation?
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Mike’s presentation likely contained an ethnocentric approach, one which has the potential to offend members of other cultures.
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Mike’s presentation likely contained an ethnocentric approach, one which has the potential to offend members of other cultures.
· Question 41
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Sometimes listeners may ask questions at the end of your speech that are unrelated to your talk. By finding a way to gently guide your questioners back to the message you are
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staying on message.
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staying on message.
· Question 42
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Yvonne was really nervous about her upcoming speech. On the day of the speech, she arrived early, used mental and physical relaxation techniques, and felt like she knew the speech. But all she could think about was how the audience wouldn’t laugh at her funny moments in the speech and how the applause would be weak and disappointing. What tip for reducing delivery jitters that your textbook advises did Yvonne ignore?
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Yvonne forgot to visualize her success; instead she visualized her failure.
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Yvonne forgot to visualize her success; instead she visualized her failure.
· Question 43
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Oral language is different from written language in that it
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is more personal and simple.
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is more personal and simple.
· Question 44
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A cliché is
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an overused expression that may make listeners tune out.
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an overused expression that may make listeners tune out.
· Question 45
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Using a key word or phrase at the end rather than the beginning of a sentence, such as in the statement “She’s an inspiration, a best friend, and a teacher; she’s also my mom” is a stylistic device known as
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suspension.
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suspension.
· Question 46
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Statements such as, “Money talks,” “That’s my car; isn’t she beautiful,” and “The wind moaned and screeched,” are all examples of
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personification.
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personification.
· Question 47
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One strategy in improving your speaking style by creating cadence is
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to use parallelism in sentences or phrases.
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to use parallelism in sentences or phrases.
· Question 48
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The statement, “Now is the time for determination, decisiveness, and dedication” employs what linguistic device?
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alliteration
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alliteration
· Question 49
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When Reverend Jesse Jackson says, “We must relate instead of debate; we must inspire instead of retire; and we must repair instead of despair,” what linguistic device is he using?
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parallelism
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parallelism
· Question 50
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In his speech about the Titanic, Kiefer said the following: “She was the new world, the new technology, the best of the best. But a technology that failed, leaving many souls in a cold, watery grave.” What form of effective language usage has Kiefer employed?
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omission
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metaphor
  • Question 1

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    Why would the following be an example of an incomplete standard outlining form?
    I. Current local efforts to recycle common household products are increasingly successful.
    A. More community involvement
    1. Each day more types of items are added to the list of what can be recycled.
    2. People are becoming more aware of local recycling centers.

     

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    a) The main idea is not a complete sentence.

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    d) The subpoint is not written out as a complete sentence.

  • Question 2

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    An illustration that includes the word “imagine,” or presents a scenario that might happen, is

     

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    a) a hypothetical illustration.

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    a) a hypothetical illustration.

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    Conventional use of numbered and lettered heading and subheadings to indicate the relationships among parts of the speech is known as a

     

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    b) standard outline form.

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    b) standard outline form.

  • Question 4

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    Tiphani, in her persuasive speech, says the following: “So, by using these simple steps, you will save time, money, and energy.” What form of persuasive appeal is this?

     

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    d) an appeal to positive motivation

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    d) an appeal to positive motivation

  • Question 5

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    The U.S. Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” This is part of the

     

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    a) First Amendment

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    a) First Amendment

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    Now that the semester is over, COMM 1 students can look back and say this was the greatest public speech class in the 2,000 year history of such classes. This is an example of

     

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    b) a serious possibility.

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    c) a fallacy.

  • Question 7

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Phyllis presented an informative speech on how to fix a flat tire. What type of informative speech was this?

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) a speech about a procedure

    Correct Answer:

    b) a speech about a procedure

  • Question 8

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Throughout John’s speech on the environment, he reviewed and re-emphasized points previously discussed. What is the textbook term for this technique?

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) internal summary

    Correct Answer:

    a) internal summary

  • Question 9

    0 out of 2 points

    Incorrect

    Brent was presenting a speech on childhood diabetes, a disease that he had suffered from for years. He decided not to mention this fact to his audience. According to your text, which statement concerning Brent’s speech is more correct?

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) A speaker needs only facts and figures to build his credibility to the audience.

    Correct Answer:

    a) A speaker’s personal experience makes him more credible to his audience.

  • Question 10

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Of the five senses, presentational aids are effective because we depend on _____ more than any other sense.

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) sight

    Correct Answer:

    b) sight

  • Question 11

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    It is important in an introduction to build trust with the audience, to have them believe you and like you. This is known as speaker

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) credibility.

    Correct Answer:

    b) credibility.

  • Question 12

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Marty’s persuasive speech was about gun control and school violence. He made the statement, “Either we take guns out of the hands of everyone in this country, except the police and military, or we can expect massacres in schools all over this country.” This kind of argument represents

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) an either/or fallacy.

    Correct Answer:

    d) an either/or fallacy.

  • Question 13

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    One way that you can determine if a Web site is authentic and reliable is by

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) checking the site to see if it is sponsored by an individual or organization that is credible.

    Correct Answer:

    c) checking the site to see if it is sponsored by an individual or organization that is credible.

  • Question 14

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Sheena presented her informative speech on the life of Marie Curie. She had decided to cover Curie’s early life and marriage, her scientific achievements despite the prejudice against her as a woman, and finally, the importance of Curie’s discoveries on our lives today. She concluded her introduction by previewing all the main points, then used an internal summary as a transition to each of the main ideas. In her conclusion, she summarized her main ideas, emphasizing the importance of Marie Curie’s life. What strategy to enhance audience recall was Sheena using?

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) build in redundancy

    Correct Answer:

    d) build in redundancy

  • Question 15

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    After listening to a speech by a local politician, Jon had the opportunity to think about the speech. He discovered that evidence was misquoted, there were a number of scare tactics used, and some data was made up to support the points being made. What did Jon discover?

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) He discovered that the politician used unethical rhetorical strategies to manipulate the audience.

    Correct Answer:

    c) He discovered that the politician used unethical rhetorical strategies to manipulate the audience.

  • Question 16

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    This statement is decided solely by the speaker since it depends on the behavioral change the speaker expects from the audience at the end of the speech.

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) specific purpose

    Correct Answer:

    b) specific purpose

  • Question 17

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    A general rule of thumb when estimating the time frame for your introduction and conclusion is to remember that

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) the introduction and the conclusion should each represent 10 percent of your speaking time.

    Correct Answer:

    c) the introduction and the conclusion should each represent 10 percent of your speaking time.

  • Question 18

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    In an informative speech to a group of high school juniors, Tori talked about how college can change your life, about the change in her confidence level from her first year to her senior year. Although college seemed a long way off for her audience, they listened intently. Tori made her speech interesting by

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) presenting information that related to their lives.

    Correct Answer:

    b) presenting information that related to their lives.

  • Question 19

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Searching for logical divisions in a subject is a strategy for determining your

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) main ideas.

    Correct Answer:

    d) main ideas.

  • Question 20

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Seth decided to present his informative speech on the origins and development of the Mardi Gras parades. What type of informative speech did Seth present?

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) a speech about an event

    Correct Answer:

    b) a speech about an event

  • Question 21

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    When you present the most important or convincing idea first in your speech, you are using the principle of

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) primacy.

    Correct Answer:

    a) primacy.

  • Question 22

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Most speakers who procrastinate in preparing their speeches

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) will feel more speaker apprehension.

    Correct Answer:

    c) will feel more speaker apprehension.

  • Question 23

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    A complete declarative sentence that summarizes the intent of your speech is known as the

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) central idea.

    Correct Answer:

    c) central idea.

  • Question 24

    0 out of 2 points

    Incorrect

    When you decide that the speaker’s message will have no value, even before the speech begins, you have engaged in the listening barrier of

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) prejudice.

    Correct Answer:

    c) jumping to conclusions.

  • Question 25

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    An audience member is worried about an upcoming exam and is unlikely to remember much of what the speaker says. This is a type of

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) internal noise.

    Correct Answer:

    b) internal noise.

  • Question 26

    0 out of 2 points

    Incorrect

    What is wrong with the following statement in a speech? “If you believe we should have stiffer penalties for juvenile offenders, then write your congressman.”

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) The language is controversial and likely to incite a negative emotional response in listeners.

    Correct Answer:

    b) The language is sexist, as the term “congressman” implies only men serve in the legislature.

  • Question 27

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Dana opens her speech against abortion by putting up a transparency that shows a graphic image of an aborted fetus. Is this an effective opening?

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) No; this type of graphic material may disgust and repel the audience.

    Correct Answer:

    b) No; this type of graphic material may disgust and repel the audience.

  • Question 28

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Which of the following is an example of a two-dimensional presentation aid?

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) a graph of population growth

    Correct Answer:

    c) a graph of population growth

  • Question 29

    0 out of 2 points

    Incorrect

    When setting up a preliminary bibliography, it is necessary to use a consistent format in order to have all the information needed to locate and verify your sources. The two most commonly used formats are

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) MLA and AMA.

    Correct Answer:

    d) MLA and APA.

  • Question 30

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    What is ethnocentrism?

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) the attitude that one’s own cultural approach is superior to those from other cultures

    Correct Answer:

    d) the attitude that one’s own cultural approach is superior to those from other cultures

  • Question 31

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Lifting key passages from sources you do not credit in your speech is an unethical practice known as

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) plagiarism.

    Correct Answer:

    d) plagiarism.

  • Question 32

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Veronica was watching her audience carefully during her speech. After a few minutes, she noticed several class members staring at her with a glazed look in their eyes. She immediately picked up the speed of her speech and moved on to a colorful visual. What was Veronica responding to?

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) nonverbal audience cues

    Correct Answer:

    c) nonverbal audience cues

  • Question 33

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    A word that is specific and appeals to at least one of our five senses is known as a(n)

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) concrete word.

    Correct Answer:

    b) concrete word.

  • Question 34

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    When a persuasive speaker attacks the person supporting an issue rather than the issue itself, which fallacy is the speaker committing?

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) ad hominem

    Correct Answer:

    c) ad hominem

  • Question 35

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Words and gestures, that allow you to move smoothly from one idea to the next throughout the speech, are known as

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) signposts.

    Correct Answer:

    d) signposts.

  • Question 36

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Smiles, head nods, eye contact, and clapping from audience members are all forms of

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) feedback.

    Correct Answer:

    d) feedback.

  • Question 37

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Government agencies, independent survey organizations, or scholarly research reports can be considered reliable sources because they are

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) reputable.

    Correct Answer:

    a) reputable.

  • Question 38

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    With an informative speech the speaker informs about potential options available to the audience. In contrast, persuasive speakers

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) state their position and ask the audience to make an explicit choice.

    Correct Answer:

    a) state their position and ask the audience to make an explicit choice.

  • Question 39

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Bernard is rehearsing a class demonstration speech that he has to present in two days. As he rehearses from his delivery outline, he continues to revise the outline. He changes the order of some points, deletes some extraneous detail, and reworks his conclusion. According to your textbook, is this kind of revision advisable?

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) Yes; this kind of revising of the delivery outline is expected and helpful during rehearsal.

    Correct Answer:

    c) Yes; this kind of revising of the delivery outline is expected and helpful during rehearsal.

  • Question 40

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    In an introduction, you may ask a question that doesn’t require a response but makes the audience think about your topic. This type of question is a(n)

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) rhetorical question.

    Correct Answer:

    a) rhetorical question.

  • Question 41

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Speakers who bring in false claims and tug at the emotions of the audience, instead of using sound evidence and logical arguments, are examples of

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) unethical speakers.

    Correct Answer:

    d) unethical speakers.

  • Question 42

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    What should a speech conclusion do?

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) summarize the main ideas

    Correct Answer:

    b) summarize the main ideas

  • Question 43

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    In his speech about the Titanic, Kiefer said the following: “She was the new world, the new technology, the best of the best. But a technology that failed, leaving many souls in a cold, watery grave.” What form of effective language usage has Kiefer employed?

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) metaphor

    Correct Answer:

    c) metaphor

  • Question 44

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    Given the task of preparing a speech, Susan decides to speak from an outline that can help her sound conversational and spontaneous. She wants to be able to adapt her remarks to the feedback she receives from the audience. She also wants to make more eye contact with the audience. What method of delivery will be best, given Susan’s speech goals?

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) extemporaneous delivery.

    Correct Answer:

    c) extemporaneous delivery.

  • Question 45

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    When speakers attempt to persuade without adequate evidence or use arguments that are irrelevant or inappropriate, they are using

     

    Selected Answer:

    c) a fallacy.

    Correct Answer:

    c) a fallacy.

  • Question 46

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    In a speech, April says: “You should now understand the three most-recommended methods for improving your ability to recall people’s names: the repetition method, the word-association method, and the visual imagery method. I hope you will put these methods into practice and you will remember my name the next time you see me in the hall.” What device is April making use of in her speech?

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) a final summary

    Correct Answer:

    d) a final summary

  • Question 47

    0 out of 2 points

    Incorrect

    If a speaker says, “Tonight, I’m going to discuss with you two reasons why everyone should recycle, including cost-saving benefits and the problems waste creates in the environment,” you recognize this as a(n)

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) general purpose statement.

    Correct Answer:

    c) preview of main ideas.

  • Question 48

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    The minister pounds his fist on the podium when he says the words “sin” and “evil.” What function does this form of nonverbal communication serve?

     

    Selected Answer:

    a) emphasizing

    Correct Answer:

    a) emphasizing

  • Question 49

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    In her class speech about traditions on her college campus, Angela provides little known facts that she discovered in her research. Is this a good technique, according to your text?

     

    Selected Answer:

    d) Yes; using new or little known information is an effective listening technique that helps keep the audience’s attention.

    Correct Answer:

    d) Yes; using new or little known information is an effective listening technique that helps keep the audience’s attention.

  • Question 50

    2 out of 2 points

    Correct

    The type of formal speech that will benefit from the use of presentation aids is

     

    Selected Answer:

    b) any type of speech.

    Correct Answer:

    b) any type of speech.

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