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Organizing The Speech Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the purpose of a persuasive speech?

Question 2 2. The difference between the main idea and main points is:

Question 3 3. Smitty wants to convince his audience that his diet pill invention works better than any other on the market and is safe to use. What supporting idea should he use?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Bill thinks that the bookstore on his campus is charging too much for textbooks and wants the school to authorize the use of e-books because they are cheaper. Which speech organization method lends itself most directly to this situation?

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Question 6 6. A 1 in 14,000,000 chance of winning the lottery is an example of the use of _____.

Question 7 7.

Mary Ann wants to move from the first point to the second point in her speech. She used the phrase, With that being said, followed by telling a small portion of what was coming in the next section of her speech.

Analyze her signpost usage and indicate which answer correctly identifies the two signposts she used to keep her audience engaged.

Question 8 8. At the end of her speech, Sally wants to include a call to action. What might Sally include in her speech to do so?

Question 9 9. LaToya is preparing a speech on the history of space flight. Which method of organization would lend its self well to her topic?

Question 10 10. John wants to speak about the similarities between the taste of alligator and the taste of chicken. What would be a good way to do this?

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Question 11 11. Why is Visualization necessary in Monroe's Motivated Sequence Pattern?

Question 12 12. What is a term for the specific purpose of a speech?

Question 13 13. A speech meant to teach something is written to _____ the audience.

Question 14 14. Supporting evidence can be done in the following ways:

Question 15 15. When a speaker uses the words of a celebrity or a public official, he is using what type of testimony?

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Question 16 16. Which type of transition tells the audience where you are going?

Question 17 17. William discussed four main points during his speech. As his time was drawing to a close, he wanted to make sure to review the most important parts of each of his points. By doing this, William was _____.

Question 18 18. What is the purpose of supporting ideas?

Question 19 19. The Body of a persuasive speech should contain _____.

Question 20 20. A speech to argue for or against something is written to _____ the audience.

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Question 21 21. Petunia wants to speak about the benefits of preserving an Indian burial ground in her hometown. What supporting idea aligns well with her purpose?

Question 22 22. A speech that makes people laugh is written to:

Question 23 23. The best way to know that a speech will do what the author intends it to do is to follow which best practice(s)?

Question 24 24. Samantha is giving a speech on the dangers of texting while driving. She wants to emphasize the point that a growing number of people are killed and injured each year because of accidents involving the use of cellphones while driving. What supporting idea aligns well with this portion of her speech?

Question 25 25. Which is an example of a causal relationship?

Organizing The Speech 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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