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FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Humor is used in both public speaking and casual conversation to:

Question 2 2. Jennifer has just come from a management meeting and is excitedly explaining to Max about a new rewards program that is available to their division using two thumbs up and a fist bump. Max was caught a little off guard and is just trying to make sense of what Jennifer is saying and to take it all in. Which of the following is Max practicing?

Question 3 3. The difference between the main idea and main points is:

Question 4 4. When Jed told his friends, 'Y'all come back now', this is an example of:

Question 5 5. Vocal traits DO NOT include:

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Question 6 6. What type of speaker tells jokes and talks with funny accents?

Question 7 7. Which of the following strategies could you NOT use to buy yourself time to think while speaking?

Question 8 8. A listener who is suffering from a migraine, and a listener who is distracted by the hum of fluorescent lighting are examples of:

Question 9 9. When using a technology-based visual aid, it is important to also have:

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a problem to listen for in your own speaking?

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Question 11 11. If someone asks you to speak more slowly, what vocal quality do you need to adjust?

Question 12 12. Public speaking _____, whereas casual conversation _____.

Question 13 13. What type of speech would be most appropriate for Open Mic Night at a bar?

Question 14 14.

What should you NOT do if you mess up the pronunciation of a word?

A. Panic.

B. Start the sentence over from the beginning.

C. Pause and take a breath, then try again.

Question 15 15. Does your spoken English have to be perfect to be understandable?

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Question 16 16. John is giving a speech about vacationing in Alaska. He will talk about cruises, National Park tours, train excursions, and mountain climbing. How should John organize his speech?

Question 17 17. What is one of the quickest ways to lose an audience when giving a speech?

Question 18 18. David gave a speech in a public speaking class. The content of his speech was good, but he used words like 'um,' 'er' and 'duh' a lot while he was speaking. Which category would the teacher say that David needed to work on for his next speech?

Question 19 19. Which piece of advice will help you improve your own speaking?

Question 20 20. If you tend to speak too quickly because you're trying to convey too much information in too little of time, what should you do to correct this problem?

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Question 21 21. 'The new employee is earnest, excited, and enthusiastic and arrives early for his new job. ' This is an example of:

Question 22 22. Chef Caleb 'akses' his line cooks to peel potatoes. This error is part of:

Question 23 23. The linear model of public speaking is often compared to a 1-sided telephone conversation and involves a _____, a _____, and a _____.

Question 24 24. 'He runs like a cheetah' is an example of:

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. What type of speech is given at a funeral?

Question 27 27. Which of the following phrases is the BEST example of clarity when speaking about your profession?

Question 28 28. What is the best way to keep an audience engaged when giving a speech?

Question 29 29. Visual aids increase:

Question 30 30. A speech that discusses the specifics of animal abuse that ends with asking for donations to a local animal shelter is done:

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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