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Strategies for Speech Organization Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A 1 in 14,000,000 chance of winning the lottery is an example of the use of _____.

Question 2 2. William discussed four main points during his speech. As his time was drawing to a close, he wanted to make sure to review the most important parts of each of his points. By doing this, William was _____.

Question 3 3. When a speaker uses the words of a celebrity or a public official, he is using what type of testimony?

Question 4 4. Supporting evidence can be done in the following ways:

Question 5 5.

Mary Ann wants to move from the first point to the second point in her speech. She used the phrase, With that being said, followed by telling a small portion of what was coming in the next section of her speech.

Analyze her signpost usage and indicate which answer correctly identifies the two signposts she used to keep her audience engaged.

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Question 6 6. Samantha is giving a speech on the dangers of texting while driving. She wants to emphasize the point that a growing number of people are killed and injured each year because of accidents involving the use of cellphones while driving. What supporting idea aligns well with this portion of her speech?

Question 7 7. What is the purpose of supporting ideas?

Question 8 8. Petunia wants to speak about the benefits of preserving an Indian burial ground in her hometown. What supporting idea aligns well with her purpose?

Question 9 9. John wants to speak about the similarities between the taste of alligator and the taste of chicken. What would be a good way to do this?

Question 10 10. Smitty wants to convince his audience that his diet pill invention works better than any other on the market and is safe to use. What supporting idea should he use?

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Question 11 11. The difference between the main idea and main points is:

Question 12 12. LaToya is preparing a speech on the history of space flight. Which method of organization would lend itself well to her topic?

Question 13 13. Which is an example of a causal relationship?

Question 14 14. John is giving a speech about vacationing in Alaska. He will talk about cruises, National Park tours, train excursions, and mountain climbing. How should John organize his speech?

Question 15 15. Which type of transition tells the audience where you are going?

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Question 16 16. Dr. Lee spoke to a group of students about why he believes the hole in the ozone layer may be damaging plants in the Amazon. What type of speech is this?

Question 17 17. Dr. Khan told her students about her teaching career. She spoke about her ability to teach at ages 3, 5, 7 and did not stop until she reached her current age of 39. What type of speech is this?

Question 18 18. The main idea of a speech is _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following refers to a speech that is organized to reveal how a situation can be made favorable?

Question 20 20. A speech about kayaking, equipment needed, and safety information would use what type of organizational method?

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Question 21 21. A speech to argue for or against something is written to _____ the audience.

Question 22 22. A speech meant to teach something is written to _____ the audience.

Question 23 23. Making sure the progression of points moves from most important to least important is referred to in the lesson as _____.

Question 24 24. What is a term for the specific purpose of a speech?

Question 25 25. How do you balance the main points of a speech?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. 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 28 28. The Body of a persuasive speech should contain _____.

Question 29 29. What is the purpose of a persuasive speech?

Question 30 30. Why is Visualization necessary in Monroe's Motivated Sequence Pattern?

Strategies for Speech Organization 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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