Effective Speaking Chapter 1

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Effective Speaking Chapter 1

Getting to know your audience and situation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Susannah didn’t pay attention to Madison’s speech because she assumed it didn’t relate to her. This is an example of 
    • A. 

      Audience analysis.

    • B. 

      Bias.

    • C. 

      Egocentrism.

    • D. 

      Identity knowledge.

  • 2. 
    Being audience centered begins 
    • A. 

      With the research process.

    • B. 

      With writing the speech body.

    • C. 

      With the selection of visual aids.

    • D. 

      With topic selection.

  • 3. 
    Audience analysis helps a speaker predict all of the following EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      The obstacles that may affect the speech.

    • B. 

      How much information the audience will need.

    • C. 

      The general purpose of the speech.

    • D. 

      The expectations and reactions of the audience.​

  • 4. 
    Juan paid attention to the characteristics of his audience members and took care to keep them in mind during the whole speech-making process.  This is an example of 
    • A. 

      negotiation skill.

    • B. 

      Mindfulness.

    • C. 

      Selective attention.

    • D. 

      Identity knowledge.​

  • 5. 
    “Smoking marijuana leads to the use of other drugs.” This is an example of a(n) 
    • A. 

      Belief.

    • B. 

      value.

    • C. 

      Attitude

    • D. 

      Policy.​

  • 6. 
    Ben’s family places a lot of importance on gaining a quality education. This is an example of a(n) 
    • A. 

      Belief.

    • B. 

      Opinion

    • C. 

      Value.

    • D. 

      Attitude.

  • 7. 
    “I love classic rock!”  This is an example of a(n) 
    • A. 

      Value.

    • B. 

      Attitude.

    • C. 

      Belief.

    • D. 

      Policy.​

  • 8. 
    An audience’s _____ is made up of values, attitudes, and beliefs. 
    • A. 

      Personality

    • B. 

      Demographic

    • C. 

      Profile

    • D. 

      identity​

  • 9. 
    Shalonda noted that most of her audience members were employed in the medical field. This is an example of paying attention to 
    • A. 

      Psychological traits.

    • B. 

      social traits.

    • C. 

      Personal traits.

    • D. 

      Cultural traits.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT a guideline for constructing an effective survey? 
    • A. 

      Use more open-ended questions than closed-ended question

    • B. 

      Make no assumptions about your respondents

    • C. 

      Avoid biased or leading questions

    • D. 

      Use a clean, consistent structure for the overall questionnaire​