Public Speaking Test 4

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  • 1. 
    Which approach to public speaking tends to emphasize the imitation of models?
    • A. 

      Rhetorical.

    • B. 

      Semantic.

    • C. 

      Syntactic.

    • D. 

      Psychological.


  • 2. 
    The term for the credibility of a speaker that is produced by everything he or she says and does during the actual delivery of a speech is called _____ credibility.
    • A. 

      Derived.

    • B. 

      Actuated.

    • C. 

      Terminal.

    • D. 

      Initial.


  • 3. 
    The proper breathing for speech can be described in each of the following ways EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Controlled.

    • B. 

      Syncopated.

    • C. 

      Frequent.

    • D. 

      Deep.


  • 4. 
    A speaker plans to give a speech about the interior design of ancient Inca sacrificial tombs. In order to deliver his speech most effectively, he should arrange the main points of his speech in _____ order.
    • A. 

      Spatial.

    • B. 

      Topical.

    • C. 

      Problem-solution.

    • D. 

      Chronological.


  • 5. 
    The clarity of a speaker's utterance is usually expressed in terms of
    • A. 

      Articulation.

    • B. 

      Pronunciation.

    • C. 

      Phonation.

    • D. 

      Enunciation.


  • 6. 
    For audience groups with greater than 40 members, what type of seating arrangement would work best for a speaker?
    • A. 

      Half-circle.

    • B. 

      Double circle.

    • C. 

      Angled rows facing forward and inward.

    • D. 

      Straight rows facing inward.


  • 7. 
    The conclusion of a speech should serve to
    • A. 

      Establish the speaker's credibility.

    • B. 

      Reinforce the central idea.

    • C. 

      Reveal the topic of the speech.

    • D. 

      Generate interest in the topic.


  • 8. 
    A speaker who pronounces aks for the word ask is committing the type of mispronunciation known as
    • A. 

      Substitution.

    • B. 

      Misplaced accent.

    • C. 

      Inversion.

    • D. 

      Occlusion.


  • 9. 
    A typical aim of persuasion is NOT to
    • A. 

      Admonish.

    • B. 

      Convince.

    • C. 

      Stimulate.

    • D. 

      Actuate.


  • 10. 
    What is the term for an implicit comparison between things that are essentially different, yet have something in common?
    • A. 

      Simile.

    • B. 

      Likening.

    • C. 

      Metaphor.

    • D. 

      Contrast.


  • 11. 
    Which of the following would best serve a speaker as a central idea?
    • A. 

      Witchcraft.

    • B. 

      At the end of the twentieth century, the small native of Gibraltar is struggling for its economic survival.

    • C. 

      To persuade the audience that credits for remedial courses should not count toward graduation.

    • D. 

      Buying a personal computer.


  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a test that is typically used to gauge an information source's reliability?
    • A. 

      Consistency.

    • B. 

      Expertise.

    • C. 

      Distribution and consumption patterns.

    • D. 

      Record of objectivity.


  • 13. 
    Each of the following is a common method of applying the subject of a speech EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Appealing for future action.

    • B. 

      Dedication to policy.

    • C. 

      Eliciting an emotional response.

    • D. 

      Abridgement.


  • 14. 
    The denial of human rights anywhere is a threat to human rights everywhere.  Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The excerpt above is an example of
    • A. 

      Parallelism.

    • B. 

      Alliteration.

    • C. 

      Hyperbole.

    • D. 

      Repetition.


  • 15. 
    A speaker states: People who study harder usually get better grades.  You want to get better grades.  Therefore, you you should study harder. This is an example of _____ reasoning.
    • A. 

      Inductive.

    • B. 

      Deductive.

    • C. 

      Analogical.

    • D. 

      Faulty.


  • 16. 
    A _____, if spoken, would typically be most difficult for a listener to understand.
    • A. 

      Compound sentence.

    • B. 

      Sentence with one or more subordinate clauses.

    • C. 

      Single subject followed by a succession of predicates.

    • D. 

      Succession of subjects followed by a single predicate.


  • 17. 
    When gathering material for a speech, a personal interview can be most effective in each of the following circumstances EXCEPT when
    • A. 

      The speaker has access to a person with specialized knowldge.

    • B. 

      The speaker requires up-to-the-minute information.

    • C. 

      A broad range of information is needed.

    • D. 

      A particular person's viewpoint will add interest and force to a speech.


  • 18. 
    A speaker wants to show how General Custer was outsmarted and outmaneuvered at the battle of the Little Bighorn.  The speaker's clearest and most effective option for a visual aid to demonstrate this is a(n)
    • A. 

      Drawing.

    • B. 

      Map.

    • C. 

      Scaled model.

    • D. 

      Chart.


  • 19. 
    _____ is NOT a type of resonator found in the pharyngeal cavity.
    • A. 

      Laryngopharynx.

    • B. 

      Glottopharynx.

    • C. 

      Oropharynx.

    • D. 

      Nasopharynx.


  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an example of an open-ended question?
    • A. 

      Do you personally know anyone who has become infected with the AIDS virus?

    • B. 

      To what extent do you think a person's HIV status affects his or her career prospects? no effect __/__/__/__/__/__/__ strong effect

    • C. 

      How would you react if you learned a close friend had become infected with the AIDS virus?

    • D. 

      Do you know what the acronym AIDS stands for?


  • 21. 
    _____ is NOT a device that can be used to create or alter the rhythm in a speech.
    • A. 

      Alliteration.

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia.

    • C. 

      Parallelism.

    • D. 

      Antithesis.


  • 22. 
    Nonverbal communication by means of manipulating personal and public space is known as
    • A. 

      Stationing.

    • B. 

      Kinesics.

    • C. 

      Alignment.

    • D. 

      Proxemics.


  • 23. 
    In preparing a speech, a person outlines her main points as follows: 1) The information revolution is producing technologies that will alter our educational system. 2) The information revolution is rapidly changing the structure of the average person's workday. 3) The information revolution is on track to change even the way Americans spend their leisure time. In what way has the person arranged her main points?
    • A. 

      Chronologically.

    • B. 

      Causally.

    • C. 

      Topically.

    • D. 

      Spatially.


  • 24. 
    In English, each of the following consonant sounds is classified as a glide EXCEPT
    • A. 

      L.

    • B. 

      J.

    • C. 

      R.

    • D. 

      W.


  • 25. 
    _____ is the process of telling how things appeal to the sences.
    • A. 

      Description.

    • B. 

      Narration.

    • C. 

      Exposition.

    • D. 

      Explanation.


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