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Speaking & Listening Characteristics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can children learn to monitor their own listening?

Question 2 2. Why is it especially important for students to learn good listening skills?

Question 3 3. What is one tool a speaker can use to avoid confusing people with his dialect?

Question 4 4. When Jed told his friends, 'Y'all come back now', this is an example of:

Question 5 5. Which vocal quality can be adjusted in ways similar to a radio?

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Question 6 6. David gave a speech in a public speaking class. The content of his speech was good, but he used words like 'um,' 'er' and 'duh' a lot while he was speaking. Which category would the teacher say that David needed to work on for his next speech?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an effective strategy for preparation of a class discussion?

Question 8 8. Which of the following would be helpful to include in a set of discussion guidelines?

Question 9 9. Which of the following aspects is not used in emotional appeals?

Question 10 10. When trying to identify propaganda techniques, which of the following is NOT something that you need to look out for?

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Question 11 11.

Read the following sentence:

Jenny is Chinese, so she'll definitely excel in math.

Choose the most specific answer:

This statement is an example of a(n) _____ because it is a widely held, fixed, oversimplified image or idea about a particular group of people.

Question 12 12. Why is it important for readers to identify stereotypes, biases and assumptions in written work?

Question 13 13. Television, movies, Twitter, and Facebook are all examples of:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT true of media use in literacy classrooms?

Question 15 15. What type of speaker tells jokes and talks with funny accents?

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Question 16 16. What type of speech is given at a funeral?

Question 17 17. The act of constructing thoughts into a valid argument is known as _____.

Question 18 18. People who cannot go without their 'caffeine fix' in the morning (whether that be from soft drinks or coffee) are no better than people who are alcoholics. Which of the following fallacies is this an example of?

Question 19 19. Which series of actions best characterizes the movement of a media message?

Question 20 20. Which term best identifies the media as mirrors of social reality?

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Question 21 21. Active listening is not only used in the therapeutic setting; it is an essential component of _____.

Question 22 22. Paraphrasing is to _____.

Question 23 23. A photo or diagram is an example of a/an ____ presentation.

Question 24 24. A graph is an example of a/an ____ presentation.

Question 25 25. Fun Town added photos of laughing families and smiling children to its slideshow to demonstrate how much consumers love their product. What is the role of visual communication in this example?

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Question 26 26. Fun Town wanted their shareholders to increase their investments in ride safety. The marketing team decided to show photos of injuries that customers sustained from their competitors who enacted new rides, but did not spend the money on additional security measures. This is an example of visuals _____.

Question 27 27. Why do children so often not listen?

Question 28 28. James told his girlfriend, Bertha, that he was 'gunna' get some popcorn at the concession stand. Where did he go wrong?

Question 29 29. Sally handed out a survey after a recent speech. Several respondents indicated that her articulation was not very good. Evaluate the activities listed below and indicate the one most likely to help Sally overcome this problem.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a reason instructors should teach students about logical fallacies?

Speaking & Listening Characteristics Chapter Exam Instructions

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