Chapter 13

16 Questions | Total Attempts: 46

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Making Inference Quizzes & Trivia

Making Presentations in Groups


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which key element of presentation speaking is represented by the guiding principle "enhance your believability"?
    • A. 

      Audience

    • B. 

      Credibility

    • C. 

      Logistics

    • D. 

      Content

    • E. 

      Performance

  • 2. 
    What question should you ask when determining a presentation's purpose?
    • A. 

      Is there a natural order to the ideas and information you want to include in your presentation?

    • B. 

      What do you want listeners to know, think, believe, or do as a result of your presentation?

    • C. 

      How can you use information about your listeners to improve your presentation?

    • D. 

      Where and how can you find good ideas and information for your presentation?

    • E. 

      How can you adapt to the place where you will be speaking?

  • 3. 
    Which of the following items will a presenter think about when analyzing the demographic traits of an audience or group of listeners?
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Job titles

    • C. 

      Special interests

    • D. 

      Relationships with other members

    • E. 

      Length of group membership

  • 4. 
    When you identify a belief or value that you share with the audience members who disagree, you have found basis for
    • A. 

      Demographic traits

    • B. 

      Individual attributes

    • C. 

      Claim of value

    • D. 

      Common ground

    • E. 

      Personal credibility

  • 5. 
    An effective outline for a presentation should include
    • A. 

      The central idea

    • B. 

      The main points of the presentation

    • C. 

      Indications of supporting material

    • D. 

      An introduction and conclusion

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    If, when analyzing you listeners' opinions, you discover that most of them disagree with you, which of the following strategies would be most successful in adapting to or changing their attitudes?
    • A. 

      Present a lot of information

    • B. 

      Summarize important ideas

    • C. 

      Make sure the goal of your presentation is realistic

    • D. 

      Motivate the audience to listen

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    If, at the end of your presentation, listeners decide that you lack expertise on the subject and that they have reason to question your honesty and sincerity, you have not given enough attention to
    • A. 

      People

    • B. 

      Place

    • C. 

      Planning

    • D. 

      Performance

    • E. 

      Credibility

  • 8. 
    The textbook identifies 3 major factors that contribute to a speaker's credibility. What are they?
    • A. 

      Competence, character, and caring

    • B. 

      Attitude, appearance, and delivery

    • C. 

      Demographics, individual, and personal attributes

    • D. 

      Common ground, competence, and reason giving

    • E. 

      Purpose, logistics, and content

  • 9. 
    "What is the size and shape of the room? Do I need a microphone? Will I make the presentation in the morning or afternoon? What is my time limit?" Which presentation guideline is addressed by these questions?
    • A. 

      Logistics

    • B. 

      Content

    • C. 

      Organization

    • D. 

      Performance

    • E. 

      Purpose

  • 10. 
    Which organizational patten would probably be most effective for a presentation that explains why trash recycling is needed and how the community can implement a more effective recycling program?
    • A. 

      Time arrangement

    • B. 

      Space arrangement

    • C. 

      Problem-solution

    • D. 

      Comparison-contrast

    • E. 

      Causes and effects

  • 11. 
    ____________ is the most common form of presentation delivery.
    • A. 

      Impromptu speaking

    • B. 

      Extemporaneous speaking

    • C. 

      Manuscript speaking

    • D. 

      Memorized speaking

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    According to your textbook, which of the following answers is the most important physical characteristic in a presentation?
    • A. 

      Eye contact

    • B. 

      Articulation

    • C. 

      Volume

    • D. 

      Rate of speaking

    • E. 

      Pronunciation

  • 13. 
    In a presentation to the county council, a group consisting of the parent of a disabled child, the director of the local disabilities commission, the school superintendent, and a disabled adult, are given a total of 20 minutes to present and justify their request for better quality disability services. This presentation is an example of
    • A. 

      Extemporaneous delivery

    • B. 

      A business agenda

    • C. 

      A panel discussion

    • D. 

      A team presentation

    • E. 

      A forum

  • 14. 
    Which element of presentation speaking is represented by the following guideline for a team presentation: "Practice until the team presentation approaches perfection"?
    • A. 

      Purpose

    • B. 

      Performance

    • C. 

      Credibility

    • D. 

      Content

    • E. 

      Organization

  • 15. 
    Your textbook makes 2 recommendations to help you "exercise restraint" when designing presentation slides. One of those recommendations is
    • A. 

      Avoid the fancy, but difficult-to-read fonts.

    • B. 

      Use common typefaces such as Arial and Times Roman

    • C. 

      Follow the 6-by-6 rule

    • D. 

      Respect copyright laws when choosing graphics from other sources

    • E. 

      Use type that is larger than 36 points

  • 16. 
    When displaying presentation aids, which of hte following delivery techniques should you use when presenting a set of slides?
    • A. 

      Display the slide, and then explain the point

    • B. 

      Follow the 12x10 rule

    • C. 

      Use multiple typefaces

    • D. 

      Summarize your slide so listeners will not take the time to read word for word

    • E. 

      Use a lot of sound and animation to spice up the presentation