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This for any college student taking a final exam for a speech class.

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  • 1. 
    For communication to be effective, it must...
    • A. 

      Relate meaning

    • B. 

      Relate cause

    • C. 

      Provide information

    • D. 

      Cause feedback

  • 2. 
    How many are usually involved in any act of communication?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      2 or more people

    • C. 

      An audience

    • D. 

      7 people

  • 3. 
    Hearing is.....
  • 4. 
    Evidence is materials selected to....
    • A. 

      Provide information on a topic

    • B. 

      Help inform the crowd

    • C. 

      Alter a listener's opinions, reinforce beliefs, or influence their actions.

  • 5. 
    The occasion is one of those elements that will dictate...
  • 6. 
    Communication seeks....
  • 7. 
    What is communication?
    • A. 

      The true way others understand each other

    • B. 

      A way of learning

    • C. 

      The process of transmitting meaning from one mind to another

    • D. 

      Picking up on conversations

  • 8. 
    What ability separates man from animals?
  • 9. 
    Libel.....
  • 10. 
    Stage fright is anxiety caused by....   
    • A. 

      Emotional/physical distress

    • B. 

      Fear

    • C. 

      Hate

    • D. 

      Psychological distress

  • 11. 
    A speaker must have control over their stage fright to....
  • 12. 
    Style is....
  • 13. 
    You make your style your own with the use of....
  • 14. 
    When you say communication is good, you are saying....
    • A. 

      You have spoken correctly

    • B. 

      There is no longer a need for words

    • C. 

      You have projected yourself onto your listener

    • D. 

      The audience understands you

    • E. 

      Meaning has been accurately transmitted

  • 15. 
    Value is a...
    • A. 

      Belief

    • B. 

      Perception

    • C. 

      Mindset

  • 16. 
    You share meaning through....
  • 17. 
    Writing:
  • 18. 
    Reading:
  • 19. 
    Speaking:
  • 20. 
    Listening:
  • 21. 
    Belief is....
    • A. 

      The confidence/conviction you have in the existence of some truth or idea

    • B. 

      The attitude you have towards a truth or idea in its existence

  • 22. 
    To control stage fright use must use cognitive dissonance. what is it?
  • 23. 
    We use cognitive dissonance to.....
  • 24. 
    Audiences send messages back to speakers in the form of...
  • 25. 
    Stages of listening (RURER)
  • 26. 
    People can be more easily persuaded if they are...
  • 27. 
    Good oral style is.... (CCCVA)
  • 28. 
    Expository material is....
    • A. 

      Material thrown around as a filler

    • B. 

      Material for helping the speaker remember what they need to say

    • C. 

      Material used to inform the listener

  • 29. 
    Interpersonal communication is....
    • A. 

      An interchange of information and ideas

    • B. 

      A way of living with others

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      An exchange of meaning

    • E. 

      A way of communicating effort

  • 30. 
    Examples of interpersonal communication
  • 31. 
    General purposes of speech (ICPEI)
  • 32. 
    Listening is...
  • 33. 
    When you evaluate something you are listening to, you are evaluating its....
  • 34. 
    Responding is essentially...
  • 35. 
    Sharing and transferring meaning can be called..... (SCRLP)
  • 36. 
    Barriers to effective communication (EIDSL)
  • 37. 
    Who thought up the 4 parts of communication?
  • 38. 
    According to Aristotle, those 4 parts of communication relate to...(SSAO)
  • 39. 
    Time binding is the ability to.....
    • A. 

      Talk about what will happen

    • B. 

      Relate past experiences/history to others

    • C. 

      Put things in past/present form

  • 40. 
    If Libel is to defame through print and pictures, then slander is to do it through...
  • 41. 
    Ethical public speaking requires.....
  • 42. 
    Communication is also....
  • 43. 
    How many words per minute is considered the average speaking rate?
  • 44. 
    Who is usually more nervous about public speaking, men or women?
  • 45. 
    An audience is.....
    • A. 

      A group of people gathered to hear information

    • B. 

      A group of people gathered together for a specific purpose

    • C. 

      A group

  • 46. 
    Linguistic determinism is the theory that....
    • A. 

      The language we learn determines the way we think and see things

    • B. 

      The way we think shows how will perceive a speakers

    • C. 

      The language we learn determines if we will be speakers or audiences

  • 47. 
    Ethics of the critic must separate ____ from what they hear
  • 48. 
    Ethics of the critic must separate personal feelings about....
  • 49. 
    During a speech, outlines should be used as....
  • 50. 
    An outline consists of....(TTIBC)
  • 51. 
    Organization is required more in _____ than in writing
  • 52. 
    Speaking requires more organization because of visual and ______ symbols
  • 53. 
    Intrapersonal communication is talking....
  • 54. 
    Encoding is...
    • A. 

      Trying to subliminally code the message into a spech

    • B. 

      Putting a spin on the message so the audience doesn't have an immediate reaction

    • C. 

      The process where repeating the message is used

    • D. 

      The process a speaker uses to put his ideas into a message

  • 55. 
    An example of bad listening habits would be.....
  • 56. 
    What is the thinking to speaking rate? (words per minute)
  • 57. 
    Ethnocentrism is a...
  • 58. 
    When stimulated not to listen, most people can only hold attention for no more than....
  • 59. 
    Communication model (SMTRR)
  • 60. 
    The body of a speech must be kept to.... (main points)
    • A. 

      9 or 10 small units to 3 or 4 larger ones

    • B. 

      2 or 3 small units to 7 or 8 larger ones

    • C. 

      8 or 9 small units to 5 0r 6 larger ones

  • 61. 
    The main reason for restricting the number of main points in a speech is to...
    • A. 

      Prevent the speaker from having too many things to remember thus messing up

    • B. 

      Not overload the audience with things they don't care about

    • C. 

      Help the audience in grasping and remembering the ideas in the speech

    • D. 

      Prevent long periods of listening, thus making the audience less likely to listen

  • 62. 
    Because speech is fleeting or transitory, the speaker must provide ____ for a _____
  • 63. 
    An outline contributes to:
  • 64. 
    An average person only hears about _____% of what is said in a normal conversation.
  • 65. 
    Environmental Communication is....
    • A. 

      Speaking with those of similar culture

    • B. 

      How we "learn" things based on the language around us

    • C. 

      Taking the environment w live in and turning it into speech

  • 66. 
    An example of environmental communication would be....
  • 67. 
    How much time (percentage) is spent speaking and listening?
  • 68. 
  • 69. 
    Attitude is the tendency to....
    • A. 

      Act for/against a person, object, or position

    • B. 

      Have a specific belief of a certain person, object, or position

    • C. 

      Belief certain things about a certain idea

  • 70. 
    Value perceives.....
    • A. 

      The opinion of an idea

    • B. 

      Worth/worthlessness, good/evil of an idea

    • C. 

      The way to see something

  • 71. 
    Listening is hearing plus adding....
  • 72. 
    Language can reflect reality with either ____ or _____
  • 73. 
    A syllogism starts with a _____, states a ________, and then states a ______ based on those  statements.
  • 74. 
    To make a speech more _______, the speaker should _______ with a different audience members for short periods of time.
  • 75. 
    When a speaker is scared, they react similarly to if they were about to be attacked. this is:
    • A. 

      Emotionally/stress

    • B. 

      Physically/psychologically

    • C. 

      Psychologically/emotionally

    • D. 

      Physically/emotionally

  • 76. 
    When making an outline, it is recommended that you prepare the an outline of the ____ first (after first writing down the thesis statement)
  • 77. 
    Types of outlines (CS, TP, SN)
  • 78. 
    Everything about ___ communicates when you speak before an audience
  • 79. 
    Excessive stage fright is NOT...
  • 80. 
    Sign language and eye contact as well as personal space are examples of.......
    • A. 

      Meaning

    • B. 

      Non-verbal communication

    • C. 

      Semantics

    • D. 

      Etymology

    • E. 

      Paralanguage

  • 81. 
    The field of semantics focuses on:
    • A. 

      The way we interphret the words being used

    • B. 

      Relationship between words & their referents

    • C. 

      The behavior that results from the words being used

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      Both B and C

  • 82. 
  • 83. 
    "personal" distance is between _____ inches and _____ feet.
  • 84. 
    "social" distance is between _____ and _____ feet.
  • 85. 
    "public" distance is between _____ and _____ feet, or more,
  • 86. 
    Eye contact (RE)
  • 87. 
    The use of gestures to replace words, through pointing, nodding, body movement, and gestures.
    • A. 

      Body language

    • B. 

      Sign language

    • C. 

      Physical understanding

    • D. 

      Action language

  • 88. 
    Action language (PFe)
  • 89. 
    Winning an audiences favor, and changing their minds and behavior is called ______
  • 90. 
    Misunderstandings about words (SPAMpMS)
  • 91. 
    Morality (disreputable and derogatory..........
  • 92. 
    Morality
    • A. 

      Disrespectful and demanding language

    • B. 

      Disreputable and derogatory.language

    • C. 

      Disreputable and derailing language

  • 93. 
    An introduction and good will/welcoming speech would be a example of a ________speech.
  • 94. 
    Entertainment (AdT)
  • 95. 
    Commemorative (ADNICT/E)
  • 96. 
    Persuasive speeches to deal with (AB,B)
  • 97. 
    A tendency to behave in a certain way is defined as an ________
  • 98. 
    A conviction in the existence or reality of something, or in the truth of some assertion is defined as a ______
  • 99. 
    Overt, observable actions, (definition)
  • 100. 
    In a 2 person conversation, the verbal elements convey less than ______% of the total meaning, while the non-verbal elements convey about _______% of the meaning.
  • 101. 
    _________ is the study of how people ________ to words and other symbols.
  • 102. 
    When using the persuasive approach in speech/group discussion, we have problems or questions of.... (FVP)
  • 103. 
    No single act of movement (body position, movement) can determine ________. it is a combination of _______ and ________ cues that make up a meaningful __________.
  • 104. 
    Meaningful communication involves the...(WRR)
  • 105. 
    Several attempts at persuasion is a _______
  • 106. 
    Deductive and inductive forms of speeches revolve around _______ differences.
  • 107. 
    Start with what you reached, then explain what you found
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

  • 108. 
    Start with what you found, then explain how you reached it
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

  • 109. 
    Magnitude of change is an example of.....
    • A. 

      Principles or appeals of persuasion

    • B. 

      Special occasions speeches

    • C. 

      Etymology

    • D. 

      Paralanguage

    • E. 

      Persuasive speeches

  • 110. 
    The foot in the door approach......
    • A. 

      Starts with some small statement to gain interest, then goes on to explain the goal

    • B. 

      Starts with the goal statement, then goes on to explain what they meant by it and how they lead up to it

  • 111. 
    The door in the foot approach......
    • A. 

      Starts with some small statement to gain interest, then goes on to explain the goal

    • B. 

      Starts with the goal statement, then goes on to explain what they meant by it and how they lead up to it

  • 112. 
    The additional information not included in words. how the speaker says something versus what they said.
  • 113. 
  • 114. 
    People tend to have eye contact more when they ________ than when they _______
  • 115. 
    Speakers who were rated as "sincere" look at the audience an average of _____% of the time, while those who were rated as "insincere" only had eye contact _____% of the time.
  • 116. 
    The value of _________ in crime detection/advanced security systems lies in the fact that no 2 people have the exact same ________
  • 117. 
    Change happens _______ over a long period of _______
  • 118. 
    Aristotle's 3 types of appeals (ELP)
  • 119. 
    The study of the origins and derivations of words
    • A. 

      Paralanguage

    • B. 

      Etymology

    • C. 

      Pathos

    • D. 

      Inoculation

  • 120. 
    Each year, between ____ and ______ words pop up in the english language, but only ___ to _____ words make it into dictionaries.
  • 121. 
    The better known and respected the speaker is, the ______ the introduction should be.
  • 122. 
    The best known speech of dedication is the.....
    • A. 

      Great Dictator

    • B. 

      American Rhetoric

    • C. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • D. 

      City Hall speech

    • E. 

      Southern Independence Address

  • 123. 
    Tribute or eulogy speeches are not always ______ in _______
  • 124. 
    The act of stepping towards someone to establish a closer speaking distance, only to have them take a step back, and vice versa.
    • A. 

      The speech tribute

    • B. 

      The "cocktail party waltz"

    • C. 

      The "charleston step"

    • D. 

      The "3 step"

  • 125. 
    People look at each other in conversation between _____% and _______% of the time.
  • 126. 
    It has been estimated that perhaps _____% of all communication comes from _______ alone, not words.
  • 127. 
    The scientific study of body language or non-verbal communication
    • A. 

      Body language

    • B. 

      Kinesics

    • C. 

      Semantics

    • D. 

      Proxemics

    • E. 

      Syllogism

  • 128. 
    The way in which humans use time and space to convey meaning.
    • A. 

      Body language

    • B. 

      Kinesics

    • C. 

      Semantics

    • D. 

      Proxemics

    • E. 

      Syllogism

  • 129. 
    The _______ is made up of the major premise, the minor premise, and the ________
  • 130. 
    Yawning is a good example of the power of _______
  • 131. 
    Ethos is based on........
  • 132. 
    Logos is based on......
  • 133. 
    Pathos is based on......