COM 1010 Quiz One

Wayne State University Com 1010 Quiz

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Q: Translating ideas and images in the speakers mind into verbal or nonverbal messages that an audience can understand is termed?
A: Encoding
Q: What is the term for something that interferes with the communication process?
A: Noise
Q: If you have a normal or generally positive approach to communicating in public, where your heart rate is in the average range, what style of communication apprehension are...
A: Average Style
Q: When speakers tense and relax their muscles while waiting for their turn to speak, without calling attention to what they are doing, this reflects a strategy of coping with...
A: Channeling your nervous energy
Q: The rhetoric of diversity refers to a speaker?
A: considering such factors as culture, ethnicity, and gender
Q: Most speakers who procrastinate in preparing their speeches?
A: Will feel more speaker apprehension
Q: Tom is running for student government president. Because he has previously taken a public speaking course, he is able to speak with confidence, conviction, and assurance. Tom...
A: Empowerment
Q: Being an audience-centered public speaker?
A: Influences every step of the speech making process
Q: The address of each Website or Web page is known as?
A: the URL of uniform resource locator
Q: The term “periodicals” refers to?
A: magazines and journals
Q: The use of audio or video recorders can be a liability in an interview because?
A: some people are more self-conscious and intimidated when being recorded
Q: It is necessary to determine what individual or organization is responsible for a Web site in order to determine its?
A: Accountability
Q: Joe is a former world weight lifter and professional body builder. He is preparing an informative speech on the abuse of steroids in physical fitness. Through his personal...
A: Credibility
Q: Kenisha decided to write her persuasive speech on “Human Cloning”. She didn’t feel comfortable using Internet sources and so relied on books and material from a class...
A: Kenisha should have researched newspapers and periodicals for the most recent material
Q: Our beliefs, values, and moral principles by which we determine what is right or wrong are our?
A: Ethics
Q: Lifting key passages from sources you do not credit in your speech is an unethical practice known as?
A: Plagiarism
Q: Critical listening means that you, as a listener?
A: Hold the speaker to his or her ethical responsibilities
Q: When speakers consider beliefs, values, or moral principles when writing and presenting a speech, they are?
A: Speaking Ethically
Q: Speakers who bring in false claims and tug at the emotions of the audience, instead of using sound evidence and logical arguments, are examples of?
A: Unethical Speakers
Q: For a persuasive speech, you find a couple books in the library and several Internet sources that support your position perfectly. You copy this information and weave these...
A: Yes; all this information was found in open-access areas
Q: While listening to a classmate’s speech, Sean began to think that the speaker was citing sources that were biased. Sean began to shake his head and frown. What was Sean doing...
A: Listening critically and giving feedback to the speaker
Q: While researching, Gabe found a tragic story about a young girl who died from a drunk driving accident. In presenting this speech, Gabe told the story as if this girl was his...
A: Gabe violated an ethical principle that requires speakers not to misrepresent information
Q: Because we hear so many sounds simultaneously, the first stage of listening is to?
A: Select
Q: Because much of our day is spent listening, there may be times we “tune out” when information is being sent to us. This process is called?
A: Information Overload
Q: Listeners who are able to evaluate the reasoning, logic, and quality of the speaker’s message are engaged in?
A: Critical Thinking
Q: What type of listening style occurs when you want the speaker to get to the point and state what needs to be done?
A: Action-oriented Style
Q: While listening to a sociology lecture, you mentally rearrange the ideas presented, summarize the information, and remain alert for key information. You are considered?
A: An Active Listener
Q: As listeners, if we become aware of the methods and techniques speakers use to achieve their goals while speaking; what are we listening for?
A: The rhetorical strategies employed by the speakers
Q: Joseph is easily distracted from a speech by noise outside the classroom, worries about his girlfriend, and them decides that the speech is boring, anyway. How would your text...
A: He is a poor listener
Q: A speaker who analyses the listeners and the occasion and adapts the speech to them is defined by your text as?
A: An Audience-centered speaker
Q: Information such as age, race, gender, education, and religious views are part of ?
A: Demographics
Q: To establish common ground with your audience member, you should?
A: Try to maximize similarities and minimize differences between you and the audience
Q: As defined by your text, analyzing the audience’s income, occupation, and education refers to?
A: Socioeconomic Status
Q: Trying to determine what an audience believes or thinks about a speech topic is termed?
A: Psychological Analysis
Q: The specific group of audience members that you, as a speaker, most wish to address or influence is your?
A: Target Audience
Q: The textbook recommends this, whether separately or with a target audience focus, when reflecting diversity of your audience:
A: Using a variety of strategies to reach the different listeners
Q: When selecting a topic for a speech, speakers need to consider the audience, the occasion, and?
A: The speakers themselves
Q: Speeches that you present will be to inform, to persuade, or to entertain. This goal for your speech is known as its?
A: General
Q: According to your text, a combination of your central idea and a summary of your main points is known as the?
A: Blueprint
Q: When you make a list of your own interests, and just begin writing as many topics related to these as you can think of without stopping to consider them, you are using a technique...
A: Brainstorming
Q: A complete central idea or thesis statement should be all of the following EXCEPT
A: A complete declarative sentence, a sentence with direct, specific language, an audience-centered idea, not a statement with at least three ideas

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