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Social Studies Presentation Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sally is trying to help her audience understand some important statistical information. Analyze her visual aid options and choose the one that would likely be most effective with a general audience.

Question 2 2. For her Cultural Anthropology class, Samantha is preparing a presentation on romance in different cultures. As a visual aid, she has selected a large poster with an image of a man on bended knee proposing to a woman. Is this a good selection? Why or why not?

Question 3 3. Elizabeth is a representative of a company that produces orthopedic braces. She has been asked to give a presentation at a medical conference to introduce a new ankle brace developed by her company. Why should Elizabeth consider using a visual aid in her presentation?

Question 4 4. Sarah is about to ask her Mom for a new computer for college. She is preparing her argument, getting all her reasons together for why she needs a new computer. Sarah anticipates her Mom may say her old computer should do just fine, so Sarah spends time coming up with three reasons why her old computer won't be sufficient for her needs in college. What did Sarah anticipate from her Mom?

Question 5 5. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

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Question 6 6. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

Question 7 7. Each paragraph in a persuasive essay should start with _____, and then offer _____ to support it.

Question 8 8. One way to structure a persuasive essay is to offer one _____ per paragraph.

Question 9 9. A justification for a position is called:

Question 10 10. The Body of a persuasive speech should contain _____.

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Question 11 11. 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?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. 'Yes' or 'No' are responses to what type of clarifying question?

Question 14 14. Which of the following words would NOT be used in framing an open clarifying question?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a clarifying question?

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Question 16 16. What writing skill takes word for word information from a source and gives credit to the original writer?

Question 17 17. What writing skill condenses information and includes detail, while not being concerned about length?

Question 18 18. You spend many hours researching and writing a paper for a class. Accidentally, you leave a draft copy in the library and it is picked up by another student. After you turn your final paper in, the professor does not return your paper with a grade but asks you to see her after class is finished. What is most likely her concern?

Question 19 19. Why might a speaker use visuals such as pictures, short videos, or demonstrations?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. The main point of an audience analysis during a speech is:

Question 22 22. You create a thesis statement because:

Question 23 23. Why is a thesis statement important?

Question 24 24. A thesis statement should include:

Question 25 25. Billy is worried that he will mix up the order of the points in his speech so he decides to come up with a plan to help. Analyze Billy's options and choose the best one.

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Question 26 26. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

Question 27 27. Facts or information that provide support are called:

Question 28 28. What is the purpose of a persuasive speech?

Question 29 29. What does a clarifying question do?

Question 30 30. What is it called when written information is transferred from the writer's words into a very short summary?

Social Studies Presentation Skills 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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