Public Speaking Terms And Objectives

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  • 1. 
    When creating a visual aid, you should keep in mind the size of the room in which you will be speaking? True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    In most circumstances, a speaker should avoid passing visual aids among the audience? true or false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    In most circumstances you should keep your visual aids on display throughout the speech? true or false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    Hearing is a physiological process, while listening is a psychological process? true or false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    It is impossible to listen too hard. true or false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    A __________ graph is best suited for illustrating simple distribution patterns.
    • A. 

      Pie

    • B. 

      Line

    • C. 

      Parallel

    • D. 

      Ratio

    • E. 

      Bar


  • 7. 
    When making a multimedia presentation, you should:
    • A. 

      Limit yourself to showing charts, graphs, photographs and drawings

    • B. 

      Be prepared to give your speech even if the equipment malfunctions

    • C. 

      Use a different set of fonts for each chart to keep the audience interested

    • D. 

      Reduce the number of main points to make sure you do not run out of time

    • E. 

      Tell your audience which software program you are using for the speech


  • 8. 
      When using visual aids in a speech, you should:
    • A. 

      Display visual aids only while discussing them

    • B. 

      Maintain eye contact with listeners when showing visual aids

    • C. 

      Avoid passing visual aids among the audience

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and c only


  • 9. 
    Which of the following is recommended to your text as a way to improve your listening?
    • A. 

      Try to remember everything a speaker says

    • B. 

      Pay close attention to feedback from other listeners

    • C. 

      Concentrate on the speaker's gestures and eye contact

    • D. 

      Suspend judgment until you hear all the speaker has to say

    • E. 

      Do not take written notes as the seech is in progress


  • 10. 
    When listening for a speaker's evidence, you should keep an ear out for its
    • A. 

      Sufficiency

    • B. 

      Accuracy

    • C. 

      Objectivity

    • D. 

      Relevance

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 11. 
    Of all the kinds of public speaking, persuasion is the most complex and the most challenging.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    " To persuade my audience that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin of President John F. Kennedy" is a specific purpose statement for a persuasive speech oon a question of fact. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    Questions of policy inevitably incorporate questions of fact. True or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    When speaking to persuade, you need to think of your speech as a kind of mental dialogue with your audience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    "To persuade my audience that apital punishment does not deter people from committing crimes such as murder: is a spedific purpose statement for a persuasive speech on a question of policy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 16. 
    Which of the following is an instance of persuasive speaking:
    • A. 

      A president of a company presenting an award to an outstanding employee

    • B. 

      A judge explaining the rules of evidence to a jury in a criminal trial

    • C. 

      A marketing manager explainging a new product to the company's ales force

    • D. 

      A union representative urging mangement to avoid a strike by raising wages

    • E. 

      A scientist reporting research results at a porfessional meeting


  • 17. 
    In a persuasive speech, a speaker must be concerned with the audience's
    • A. 

      Attitudes toward the topic

    • B. 

      Beliefs about the topic

    • C. 

      Knowledge about the topic

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 18. 
    The three types of questions that give rise to persuasive speeches are
    • A. 

      Questions of opinion, fact, and policy

    • B. 

      Questions of problelm, cause and solution

    • C. 

      Questions of fact, value and policy

    • D. 

      Questions of opinion, attitude and value


  • 19. 
    At which of the following would you be most likely to hear a persuasive speech on a question of fact?
    • A. 

      A church service

    • B. 

      A jury trial

    • C. 

      An awards ceremony

    • D. 

      A political convention


  • 20. 
    If you want to persuade a skeptical sudience, which of the following is it most important for you to do in your speech?
    • A. 

      Define unclear terms in the introduction

    • B. 

      Organize the speech in problem solution order

    • C. 

      Focus the speech on questons of value

    • D. 

      Answer the reasons for the audience's skepticism

    • E. 

      Include a call for action in the conclusion


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