Presenting to an Audience: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Speaker Molly notices that the audience is fidgeting in their seats. What is one effective technique Molly should use to reengage the audience?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3.

Complete the following sentence with the BEST answer selection:

If you do not relate to your topic, then the _____

Question 4 4. Select the BEST answer: Why do you want to ask yourself the question, Why am I here and what impact can I have on my audience?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Jim's speech instructor said that the speech Jim gave had a topic that was too narrow. What did Jim's instructor mean by this?

Question 7 7. When a speaker researches his audience's age, income and gender, he is researching the audience's:

Question 8 8. Jerry has narrowed his speech topic by considering the idea that teens will do better in school if they use their cell phones during class. What approach is Jerry using?

Question 9 9. What is a broad area of knowledge?

Question 10 10. You may want to ask yourself the following questions to help develop your specific purpose statement:
  • Why am I here?
  • What can I do to impact my audience?
  • What does my audience not know?
  • and _____.

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Question 11 11. Which part of the speech refers to persuade, inform, or entertain the audience?

Question 12 12.

What is the problem with the following thesis statement?

What is a deductible?'

Question 13 13. Sarah has 8 minutes to give a speech. Her topic of choice is Electricity. In critiquing Sarah's choice, how would you describe this topic?

Question 14 14. What is the knowledge about a specific category or piece of the subject area called?

Question 15 15. The main point of an audience analysis during a speech is:

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Question 16 16. Demographics include:

Question 17 17. Which brainstorming technique is a visual way to group and generate ideas?

Question 18 18. A survey or a focus group are examples of which of the following?

Question 19 19. When you are formulating an appropriate speech topic for a persuasive speech, it is important for you to select:

Question 20 20. Which brainstorming technique requires the speaker to organize ideas into different categories?

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Question 21 21. A speaker is talking about global warming. Which of the following do you think would be most useful to better understand the audience?

Question 22 22. Bob is an audience-centered speaker. He always arrives early at each venue to help him tailor his presentation to the audience. In which of the following activities is Bob most likely to engage?

Question 23 23. Psychographics would be helpful when seeking information on a group's:

Question 24 24. Joe is asked to give a speech regarding financial planning. Before he can prepare his speech he needs to find out some information about the group of people he will be addressing. This could include demographics, psychographics and even the location in which he will be giving the speech. Gathering all of this information is known as:

Question 25 25. Mr. Jackson was asked to give a speech at work. He gathered data and statistics. He then wrote the speech based on how he learns best. What type of speaker is he?

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Question 26 26. Why is a thesis statement important?

Question 27 27. The Fido Forever Home is speaking to end the stray dog epidemic that has hit your area. This speech is likely written to:

Question 28 28. What are the circumstances in which you deliver your speech known as?

Question 29 29. A speaker was asked to speak to a group of people about retirement planning. When the speaker arrived, he realized that the audience was between 18-35. What should the speaker have researched prior to committing to the speech?

Question 30 30. Why might a speaker use visuals such as pictures, short videos, or demonstrations?

Presenting to an Audience: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4 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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