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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Speaking Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A speech about the discovery of a new planet is a(n):

Question 2 2. Wendy is giving an impromptu presentation on how to take cover during a tornado warning. Wendy is speaking to _____.

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. After arriving to your cruise ship, you noticed that the cruise director will be giving a speech on the destination ports you will be visiting. The speech will include the islands and things to do when you arrive. How is this speech organized?

Question 5 5. A listener who is suffering from a migraine, and a listener who is distracted by the hum of fluorescent lighting are examples of:

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Question 6 6. An advertisement shows a person drowning if they do not wear a specific brand life preserver. What form of rhetoric is the advertiser relying upon?

Question 7 7. Connotation is the _____.

Question 8 8. Evaluate the following statements and determine which of them has become an especially important issue in contemporary public speaking.

Question 9 9. How would a public speaker communicate thoughts and feeling into a message?

Question 10 10. The linear model of public speaking is often compared to a 1-sided telephone conversation and involves a _____, a _____, and a _____.

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Public speaking _____, whereas casual conversation _____.

Question 14 14. Two friends go to lunch together. One says to the other, 'Let's have a pepperoni pizza.' How might the other have responded that involves a connotation?

Question 15 15. The interactional model of public speaking contains much more interface than the linear model with the addition of:

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Question 16 16. A speech that discusses the specifics of animal abuse that ends with asking for donations to a local animal shelter is done:

Question 17 17. What type of speech would be most appropriate for Open Mic Night at a bar?

Question 18 18. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 19 19. Which vocal quality has a psychological effect that influences how people perceive your speech's content?

Question 20 20. A company called Shockingly Young Skin Cream held a seminar for women wanting to look 20 years younger. They hired a speaker and showed several photos of women before using the magical cream and after using it. The difference was dramatic, to say the least. When a speaker is attempting to have his audience rely on their own reasoning, he is looking for what type of response?

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Question 21 21. 'A dog is a four-legged mammal' is an example of _____.

Question 22 22. What should you consider to ensure that you're writing effectively for your audience?

Question 23 23. 'On July 20, 1969, the first man landed on the moon' is an example of _____.

Question 24 24. If someone asks you to speak more slowly, what vocal quality do you need to adjust?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. The Fido Forever Home is speaking to end the stray dog epidemic that has hit your area. This speech is likely written to:

Question 27 27. People write for many reasons. Some want to inform, others want to persuade while others aim to teach or train their audience. If you are concerned about what your readers think about you based on your writing, what does this represent?

Question 28 28. What type of speech is given at a funeral?

Question 29 29. If a speaker convinces the audience by showing a series of research studies that lead to a specific conclusion, that speaker is building the speech on:

Question 30 30. Humor is used in both public speaking and casual conversation to:

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Speaking Strategies 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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