FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Public Speaking Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Do native English speakers make mistakes while speaking?

Question 2 2. A speech writer describes a scene on a tropical island as follows: ''The ocean air and the sound of palms whispering in the wind was enough to put any weary traveler to sleep.'' What type of vivid language is the speech writer using?

Question 3 3. Vocal traits DO NOT include:

Question 4 4. Sally handed out a survey after a recent speech. Several respondents indicated that her articulation was not very good. Evaluate the activities listed below and indicate the one most likely to help Sally overcome this problem.

Question 5 5. What type of speech would be most appropriate for Open Mic Night at a bar?

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Question 6 6. Visual aids increase:

Question 7 7. The linear model of public speaking is often compared to a 1-sided telephone conversation and involves a _____, a _____, and a _____.

Question 8 8. You are having trouble using subject and object pronouns in English. Which of the following sentences would be helpful to practice repeating?

Question 9 9. Chef Caleb 'akses' his line cooks to peel potatoes. This error is part of:

Question 10 10. 'The new employee is earnest, excited, and enthusiastic and arrives early for his new job. ' This is an example of:

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Question 11 11. Edith likes speaking to groups about decorating cakes and cookies. She uses a lot of props in her presentations. Because of this, which kind of group is best for Edith to present to?

Question 12 12. LaToya is preparing a speech on the history of space flight. Which method of organization would lend itself well to her topic?

Question 13 13. A listener who is suffering from a migraine, and a listener who is distracted by the hum of fluorescent lighting are examples of:

Question 14 14. Public speaking _____, whereas casual conversation _____.

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. What is the best way to keep an audience engaged when giving a speech?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a problem to listen for in your own speaking?

Question 18 18. What is the ideal length for a video used as a visual aid?

Question 19 19. 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?

Question 20 20. Which of the following strategies could you NOT use to buy yourself time to think while speaking?

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Question 21 21. When using a technology-based visual aid, it is important to also have:

Question 22 22. What is one tool a speaker can use to avoid confusing people with his dialect?

Question 23 23. Which is an example of a causal relationship?

Question 24 24. Wendy is giving an impromptu presentation on how to take cover during a tornado warning. Wendy is speaking to _____.

Question 25 25. What type of speaker tells jokes and talks with funny accents?

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Question 26 26. Does your spoken English have to be perfect to be understandable?

Question 27 27. Which vocal quality has a psychological effect that influences how people perceive your speech's content?

Question 28 28. Which piece of advice will help you improve your own speaking?

Question 29 29. Which of the following phrases is the BEST example of clarity when speaking about your profession?

Question 30 30.

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.

FSA Grade 9-10 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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