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Communications 101: Public Speaking Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Bob is an audience-centered speaker. He always arrives early at each venue to help him tailor his presentation to the audience. In which of the following activities is Bob most likely to engage?

Question 2 2. Understanding demographics is significant in public speaking. Which of the following is an example of this category?

Question 3 3. Finding ways to help the audience connect with the material in a meaningful way is highly relevant in which of the following?

Question 4 4. How would an audience member know that a speaker was giving an extemporaneous speech?

Question 5 5. James told his girlfriend, Bertha, that he was 'gunna' get some popcorn at the concession stand. Where did he go wrong?

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Question 6 6. When Jed told his friends, 'Y'all come back now', this is an example of:

Question 7 7. Which of the following questions would be included in the evaluation of the conclusion of a speech?

Question 8 8. Why should you as a speaker evaluate a speech that you have given?

Question 9 9. In a manuscript delivery, is it necessary to still go through the rehearsal steps?

Question 10 10. For her Cultural Anthropology class, Samantha is preparing a presentation on romance in different cultures. As a visual aid, she has selected a large poster with an image of a man on bended knee proposing to a woman. Is this a good selection? Why or why not?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements about copyright is TRUE?

Question 12 12. Steve is creating a PowerPoint presentation about Catholic rituals. Which of the following examples would be the most effective visual approach to this presentation?

Question 13 13. Examples (both brief and extended), statistics, and both expert and peer testimonies are all examples of _____.

Question 14 14. Which supporting material quantifies ideas in a speech?

Question 15 15. A source in an _____ needs to be cited at the same time it is displayed, both visually and orally.

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Question 16 16.

An excellent attendance record and the ability to lead are the most important attributes of an employee because they have more opportunities to grow the company and are dependable. Employee number 4 deserves a raise, provided that he increases his initiatives in the company. Employee number 4 has an excellent attendance record and a good ability to lead. Plenty of initiatives are important, but being dependable as an employee is more important; otherwise, how can we get work done?

This part of the argument: ,provided that he increases his initiatives in the company. would most likely be considered what component of the Toulmin Model?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the general approach to inductive reasoning?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of biased research with a conclusion that may be impacted by logical fallacy?

Question 19 19. 'The new employee is eager, excited and enthusiastic about his new job. ' This is an example of:

Question 20 20. One benefit of speaking rather than reading is that the speaker can:

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Question 21 21. How could someone avoid making pronunciation mistakes?

Question 22 22. Between the introduction, at each main point, and at the conclusion, is the best time to use which of the following?

Question 23 23. Transition sentences in a speech help _____.

Question 24 24. What are phrases such as ''in summary'' or ''in conclusion'' good for in the conclusion of a speech?

Question 25 25. Showing the ways in which one thing affects another is the definition of _____.

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Question 26 26. Imagine that a student came to you and asked for advice on how best to organize his speech on the role of Christianity across the various regions of the United States. Comparing and contrasting the influence and effect of Christianity within the ten most populous cities in the US would be the best advice for which of the following cases?

Question 27 27. Supporting evidence can be done in the following ways:

Question 28 28. Which brainstorming technique requires the speaker to organize ideas into different categories?

Question 29 29. You create a thesis statement because:

Question 30 30. Why is a thesis statement important?

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Question 31 31. Listening and hearing are:

Question 32 32. Which of the following is an example of an open-ended question?

Question 33 33. While patiently listening to a speech, you suspect the speaker used another person's quote as their own. Which step in the ethical pyramid is used to determine whether the speaker's purpose was to be truthful?

Question 34 34. The best way to choose a style of impromptu speech delivery is to:

Question 35 35. With just a few minutes time, Brenda is trying to persuade her neighbors to sign a petition to install a stop sign on a street by the park. What should Brenda do before calling them to action?

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Question 36 36. If you have a chance to make a brief outline, what should it include?

Question 37 37. Which term(s) is considered an abstract?

Question 38 38. Abe is giving a speech at the beginning of the evening welcoming people to the company party. Jim, who has been the CEO for 20 years, is going to offer a few words right after Abe. How should Abe conclude his remarks?

Question 39 39. When would a speaker be best-suited to deliver a speech that is brief, informal, and primarily directed towards the audience?

Question 40 40. Morton is thinking about his speech. He is very nervous. So, he decided to try to think about the end of the speech and all of the people clapping. How did Morton overcome his anxiety?

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Question 41 41. Why would having a personal trainer give a speech about exercise and physical fitness be said to be an example of the use of ethos?

Question 42 42. Which is NOT one of the five principles of public speaking?

Question 43 43. In which of the following situations was the audience satisfied with your performance and wanted to know more?

Question 44 44. If you're asked to give a speech at a birthday party or a crowd demands a toast at your friend's wedding, this will likely be which of the following types of speeches?

Question 45 45. Conducting an outside speech evaluation using a short survey is the best way to gauge what others think about your speech. Which of the following questions is likely to be found in such a survey?

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Question 46 46. Which of the following is a disadvantage of PowerPoint and other slideware?

Question 47 47. You will need to create _____ for your PowerPoint just as you will for your speech.

Question 48 48. After listening to his speech, the audience believes that John is a credible expert in the field of economics and that he has made a good case for avoiding austerity measures. Which of the following is likely a sentence from John's speech?

Question 49 49. 'Given the infinite possibilities for love, Harvey chose www.matchme.com.' What is this is an example of?

Question 50 50. Which of the following statements is clearly NOT a use of a transition statement?

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