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Speaking, Listening & Study Skills Chapter Exam

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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Question 1 1. What is the first thing a person should do before taking notes?

Question 2 2. The two risks to note-taking are that the notes can be too ____ or too ____.

Question 3 3. A brief record of information is called:

Question 4 4. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 5 5. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

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Question 6 6. Amelia is writing an essay on the pros and cons of pet ownership and has just finished the first two steps of brainstorming. Which of the products below demonstrate the best brainstorming method regarding the pros and cons of owning a pet?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is most helpful in the planning phase of writing multistep instructions?

Question 8 8. In effective multi-step instructions, it's important to remove

Question 9 9. How does following the steps yourself help in writing multi-step instructions?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. 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 12 12. William is a sales representative for a company that produces wearable fitness trackers. During a meeting with his supervisor, it was suggested that William 'include visual aids in his presentations to potential customers. Which of the following statements BEST describes why William's supervisor may have recommended this?

Question 13 13. A speech about the discovery of a new planet is a(n):

Question 14 14. A company called Shockingly Young Skin Cream held a seminar for women wanting to look 20 years younger. They hired a speaker and showed several photos of women before using the magical cream and after using it. The difference was dramatic, to say the least. When a speaker is attempting to have his audience rely on their own reasoning, he is looking for what type of response?

Question 15 15. The Fido Forever Home is speaking to end the stray dog epidemic that has hit your area. This speech is likely written to:

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Question 16 16. When your professor discusses a new theory, it is a good idea to keep this information in your mind in case you need to recall it - perhaps by tying it to an acronym or using some type of mnemonic device. What stage of the listening process do you utilize to store information?

Question 17 17. In the _____ stage, an individual is gathering the words and sentences in his brain to be used in the next stage of the listening process.

Question 18 18. John nods his head along in agreement to a message that Judy is delivering. When Judy completes the delivery of her message, John paraphrases the critical content back to her. John's actions are examples of:

Question 19 19. When presenting an expository speech, remember to do all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 20 20. An expository speech is:

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Question 21 21. A thesis statement is:

Question 22 22. When you write a _____, you want to focus on only the main ideas.

Question 23 23. When you ask questions of a teacher after a lecture, you want to be sure to _____.

Question 24 24. When you are taking notes while listening to your teacher or a speaker, you want to focus on _____.

Question 25 25. Organized information to aid with studying for tests is called:

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Question 26 26. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

Question 27 27. What are the important components of multi-step instructions?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. 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 30 30. When your brain receives words and sentences and you attach meaning to them, you are in the _____ stage of the listening process.

Speaking, Listening & Study 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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