Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech


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Which of the following is a verbal reference crediting a source in a speech?

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1. You refer to a particular author's book three times during the same speech. Which of the following statements best represents appropriate citations procedures?

2. All of the following are suggested keywords for phrasing an oral citation EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Every speech needs to include source citations to add credibility to the speaker. This quiz and worksheet will focus on ways that citations can be added to speeches through speaking as well as visually.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, make sure you know:

  • The name for a verbal reference of a source
  • Appropriate citation to use when an author's credentials can't be cited
  • Keywords to use when orally citing a source

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about citing sources from the related speech lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to cite sources both visually and orally when giving a speech
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about citing sources in a PowerPoint presentation

Additional Learning

The lesson, Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech, can give you more information about what to include in a citation. It also covers:

  • When to cite sources in your speech
  • What to do when you need to repeat an already cited source
  • Necessary and unnecessary information to cite in a speech