Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion


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

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

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are three main types of speeches that orators use to influence their audience. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of these types of speeches, by identifying speech types and speech organization by examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to identify:

  • A type of speech that might address the discovery of a new planet
  • Speeches designed to change the way a group feels
  • Ideal length of ceremonial speeches
  • Speeches that appeal to reason
  • Organization of a speech that breaks down physical spaces

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related popular types of speeches lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about speech organization in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the length of a special occasion speech
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about speech types

Additional Learning

To learn more about public speaking, review the accompanying lesson titled Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • List the three main types of speeches
  • Identify three organizational strategies for informative speeches
  • Describe two types of appeals made by persuasive speeches
  • Know characteristics of special occasion speeches