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Introduction to Public Speaking: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How would a public speaker communicate thoughts and feeling into a message?

Question 2 2. Which is NOT one of the five principles of public speaking?

Question 3 3. Why will practicing a speech several times before presenting it likely lower your anxiety levels?

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. When planning a public speaking event, _____ is the source of the message, _____ is the message itself, and _____ is the audience.

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Darrell is delivering a speech on the cruelty of animal testing in the cosmetics industry. His goal is to have members of the audience become outraged, which is known as _____.

Question 8 8. Humor is used in both public speaking and casual conversation to:

Question 9 9. The Fido Forever Home is speaking to end the stray dog epidemic that has hit your area. This speech is likely written to:

Question 10 10. A speech that discusses the specifics of animal abuse that ends with asking for donations to a local animal shelter is done:

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Question 11 11. Why do people in general fear speaking in public?

Question 12 12. Is lying in a speech a bad thing to do if it means captivating the audience?

Question 13 13. Evaluate the following statements and determine which of them has become an especially important issue in contemporary public speaking.

Question 14 14. Ethics are:

Question 15 15. Jim has been asked to give a speech on hope for the future and is considering using a famous quote from Dr. Martin Luther King in his speech. He is unsure if or how he can do this. How can you correctly advise him as to what he should do?

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Question 16 16. The interactional model of public speaking contains much more interface than the linear model with the addition of:

Question 17 17. Wendy is giving an impromptu presentation on how to take cover during a tornado warning. Wendy is speaking to _____.

Question 18 18. _____ involves communicating purposeful information before a large audience in order to inform, influence, or entertain a group of listeners.

Question 19 19. 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?

Question 20 20. 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:

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. 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 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. A speech about the discovery of a new planet is a(n):

Question 25 25. Which is the correct phobia to describe public speaking anxiety?

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Question 26 26. Communication can take place through various types of delivery methods, such as email, company newsletters, and meetings. However, the speaker serves as the actual _____ for a public speaking engagement.

Question 27 27. Tom is speaking to students at a community college about global warming and how they can make some simple changes right now, such as purchasing energy efficient appliances and replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, in order to reduce their energy consumption. Tom delivery goal is to _____.

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Melissa and Wyatt are getting married next week. You have to write and deliver the ceremonial speech at the reception. What is the main rule about this speech?

Question 30 30. Why is it important for an individual to master the skill of public speaking?

Introduction to Public Speaking: Help and Review 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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