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Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a broad area of knowledge?

Question 2 2. Which brainstorming technique requires the speaker to organize ideas into different categories?

Question 3 3. When you are formulating an appropriate speech topic for a persuasive speech, it is important for you to select:

Question 4 4. What are the circumstances in which you deliver your speech known as?

Question 5 5. Time period, person/group, and aspect/event are all limiters that can be applied to your topic. Which of the following is also a limiter described in the lesson?

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Question 6 6. Which brainstorming technique is a compilation of your experiences and interests?

Question 7 7. Which concept is used to break down topics into manageable pieces in a speech?

Question 8 8.

Complete the following sentence with the BEST answer selection:

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

Question 9 9. John is to give a speech on a topic of his choosing on the subject of federal lands. John has a college degree in outdoor recreation and has vacationed several times in various National Parks. By choosing the topic of 'Recreational Opportunities in National Parks,' John is choosing:

Question 10 10. To create a thesis statement, you should first start with what?

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Question 11 11. Using a library database, an online encyclopedia, or a dictionary to find a speech topic is a form of:

Question 12 12. Which technique is used to generate a variety of ideas for a potential speech topic?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. What is the knowledge about a specific category or piece of the subject area called?

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Question 16 16.

To inform my audience of the safety measures universities are taking to prevent campus crimes.

This is an example of:

Question 17 17.

What is the problem with the following thesis statement?

What is a deductible?'

Question 18 18. What is the idea or statement that gives your speech direction beyond the general purpose?

Question 19 19. In a persuasive speech, the specific purpose answers which of the following questions?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. How do we describe speech topic that covers an appropriate amount of content information for the limits of the speech?

Question 22 22. Which part of the speech refers to persuade, inform, or entertain the audience?

Question 23 23. Why is a thesis statement important?

Question 24 24. Analyze the scenarios below and select the one in which you as the speaker cannot select your own topic?

Question 25 25. Janice assumed that being asked to speak at a church's women's conference she would be speaking with a group of older homemakers, and therefore planned accordingly. When Janice arrived, she was surprised to find that the bulk of her audience was made up of young professional women and that they would not likely relate to the speech. How could Janice have avoided this situation?

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Question 26 26. Which brainstorming technique is a visual way to group and generate ideas?

Question 27 27. 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 _____.

Question 28 28. You create a thesis statement because:

Question 29 29. A thesis statement should include:

Question 30 30. 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?

Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech Chapter Exam Instructions

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