Listening for the Motive of a Presentation's Message


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A person's reason for behaving in a certain way or saying something can also be referred to as what?

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1. A person's tone of voice, body language, and behavior are all a demonstration of what?

2. Which of the following is an important tool in analyzing field of expression and identifying a motive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When attempting to understand a message, it is important to know the motive behind it. This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on various aspects of identifying a motive.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The term for a position in society that serves a specific purpose
  • Another way to refer to someone's cultural background
  • What is important in identifying a motive
  • The term for the demonstration of a person's behavior

Skills Practiced

You will have an opportunity to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on identifying the motive behind a message
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding someone's cultural origins and background
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different terminology related to identifying motives

Additional Learning

Learn more by studying the associated lesson Listening for the Motive of a Presentation's Message. This lesson will focus on these objectives:

  • Understand the importance of learning how to interpret a message's motive
  • Review the different ways communication can be presented
  • Analyze how people interpret messages based on someone's body language and expressions
  • Identify tools to understand the meaning behind messages
  • Determine how important a person's position in society is in interpreting meaning
  • Define the different aspects of someone's background that should be taken into account