PLACE English: Effective Communication & Types of Speech Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The main point of an audience analysis during a speech is:

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. A speaker with arched eyebrows conveys to the audience that he or she is _____.

Question 4 4. Jerome presented a speech on the topic of his recently published book. Once he finishes his speech, how might he know if his message was meaningful?

Question 5 5. Which is an example of a causal relationship?

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Question 6 6. Speaker Molly notices that the audience is fidgeting in their seats. What is one effective technique Molly should use to reengage the audience?

Question 7 7. A doctor yells to her nurse, 'Get me a suture kit. STAT!' What type of language is this?

Question 8 8. Why can listening be considered a critical thinking activity?

Question 9 9. During a stage performance, the show's director tells an actor backstage, 'Hey, break a leg!' What type of culture-specific language is this?

Question 10 10. Vocal traits DO NOT include:

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Question 11 11. James told his girlfriend, Bertha, that he was 'gunna' get some popcorn at the concession stand. Where did he go wrong?

Question 12 12. Which topic is NOT an example of a concept?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is/are examples of non-verbal cues?

Question 14 14. Which of these media would most likely be the most open to literal interpretation?

Question 15 15. Which vocal quality can be adjusted in ways similar to a radio?

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Question 16 16. A speaker is interested in knowing more about his audience's beliefs and values. What should he study?

Question 17 17. Chef Caleb 'akses' his line cooks to peel potatoes. This error is part of:

Question 18 18. Literal language refers to the use of words solely by their…

Question 19 19. How might a person thinking critically best respond to other points of view?

Question 20 20. What is one tool a speaker can use to avoid confusing people with his dialect?

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Question 21 21. When is the use of obscene language appropriate in a speech?

Question 22 22. Coach Jim gathered the high school football team together in the auditorium to discuss the past season. He started with the pre-game series and then moved on to the post-game series. What type of speech did Coach Jim give?

Question 23 23. Due to her nervousness when speaking in front of an audience, Alicia tends to stand directly behind a podium. However, it is difficult to engage with her audience this way. What is the best way for Alicia to begin to move around the stage when speaking?

Question 24 24. Professor Benjamin held a benefit to save the sparrows at his local campus. He shared stories of sparrows, their benefits to a more peaceful planet and even went on about how saving sparrows is just the right thing to do. What type of assertion is he using?

Question 25 25. LaToya is preparing a speech on the history of space flight. Which method of organization would lend itself well to her topic?

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Question 26 26. Which two types of writing styles are needed when using sensory writing?

Question 27 27. When a speaker researches his audience's age, income and gender, he is researching the audience's:

Question 28 28. Which type of transition tells the audience where you are going?

Question 29 29. 'America is a melting pot' is an example of:

Question 30 30. 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?

PLACE English: Effective Communication & Types of Speech Chapter Exam Instructions

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