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Flashcard quiz for Brianne Bayer Mitchell's Fundamentals of Oral Communication class, COM 101.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Materials that the speaker shows the audience.

    • A.

      Visual Aid

    • B.

      Demographics

    • C.

      Standard Outline Form

    Correct Answer
    A. Visual Aid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Visual Aid. Visual aids are materials that the speaker uses to enhance their presentation and help the audience understand the information better. These aids can include slides, charts, graphs, images, or any other visual representation of the content being discussed. By using visual aids, the speaker can make their presentation more engaging and memorable for the audience.

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  • 2. 

    A graph in the shape of a circle in which pieces of a whole are shown in relation.

    • A.

      Formal Outline

    • B.

      Accent

    • C.

      Pie Graph

    Correct Answer
    C. Pie Graph
    Explanation
    A pie graph, also known as a pie chart, is a type of graph that represents data in the shape of a circle. It is used to show how different parts or components of a whole relate to each other. Each piece of the graph, or "slice," represents a proportion or percentage of the total. The size of each slice is determined by the value it represents in relation to the whole. This type of graph is commonly used to display data that can be divided into categories or segments.

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  • 3. 

    Putting stress on syllables. 

    • A.

      Accent

    • B.

      Pitch

    • C.

      Rate

    Correct Answer
    A. Accent
    Explanation
    Accent refers to the emphasis or stress placed on certain syllables or words in a sentence. It involves pronouncing certain syllables or words with more force or prominence than others. This can help convey meaning, highlight important information, or add emphasis to certain parts of speech. Pitch, on the other hand, refers to the highness or lowness of a person's voice. Rate refers to the speed at which someone speaks. While pitch and rate can also affect the way language is perceived, neither of them specifically refers to the emphasis or stress placed on syllables, which is the main characteristic of accent.

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  • 4. 

    A brief outline for the speaker's use alone and containing source citations and delivery prompts. 

    • A.

      Primary Sources

    • B.

      Speaker's Outline

    • C.

      Formal Outline

    Correct Answer
    B. Speaker's Outline
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Speaker's Outline" because it is a brief outline specifically designed for the speaker's use alone. It includes source citations and delivery prompts, which suggests that it is meant to help the speaker organize their thoughts and ensure they include the necessary information during their presentation. The mention of "Primary Sources" and "Formal Outline" in the question options indicates that these are not the correct answers as they do not match the specific characteristics mentioned in the question stem.

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  • 5. 

    The unattributed use of another's ideas, words, or pattern of organization. 

    • A.

      Plagiarism

    • B.

      Ethical Act

    • C.

      Behavior

    Correct Answer
    A. Plagiarism
    Explanation
    Plagiarism refers to the act of using someone else's ideas, words, or organization without giving them proper credit or citation. It is considered unethical and a form of academic dishonesty. When someone plagiarizes, they present someone else's work as their own, which is not only unfair to the original author but also undermines the integrity of the work being presented. Plagiarism can have serious consequences, including academic penalties and damage to one's reputation.

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  • 6. 

    Characteristics of an audience such as values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. 

    • A.

      Primary Sources

    • B.

      Psychographics

    • C.

      Demographics

    Correct Answer
    B. Psychographics
    Explanation
    Psychographics refers to the characteristics of an audience that include values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. Unlike demographics, which focus on objective data such as age, gender, and income, psychographics delve deeper into understanding the psychological and behavioral aspects of a target audience. By analyzing psychographics, marketers can gain insights into the motivations, interests, and lifestyle choices of their audience, allowing them to tailor their messages and offerings to better resonate with their target market.

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  • 7. 

    The receiver or decoder of the message. 

    • A.

      Listener

    • B.

      Sender

    • C.

      Internal Noise

    Correct Answer
    A. Listener
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Listener." In the context of communication, the listener refers to the person or entity who receives or decodes the message being communicated. They play a crucial role in the communication process as they interpret and understand the message sent by the sender. The listener's comprehension and interpretation of the message determine the effectiveness of the communication.

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  • 8. 

    The speed at which you speak. 

    • A.

      Rate

    • B.

      Tone

    • C.

      Pitch

    Correct Answer
    A. Rate
    Explanation
    Rate refers to the speed at which you speak. It is the measure of how fast or slow you articulate your words.

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  • 9. 

    Characteristics of an audience such as age, gender, ethnicity, education, religion, economic status, and group membership. 

    • A.

      Psychographics

    • B.

      Demographics

    • C.

      Lithographics

    Correct Answer
    B. Demographics
    Explanation
    Demographics refers to the characteristics of an audience such as age, gender, ethnicity, education, religion, economic status, and group membership. These factors provide insights into the composition and diversity of a specific audience, enabling marketers to tailor their messages and campaigns accordingly. Psychographics, on the other hand, focuses on the psychological traits, values, attitudes, and lifestyles of individuals, while lithographics is not a recognized term in this context. Therefore, demographics is the correct answer as it encompasses the mentioned characteristics of an audience.

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  • 10. 

    Eyewitness and firsthand accounts. 

    • A.

      Primary source

    • B.

      Primary code

    • C.

      Primary race

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary source
    Explanation
    Eyewitness and firsthand accounts are considered primary sources of information. A primary source is an original piece of evidence or information that comes directly from the source or person involved in an event. In this case, eyewitnesses and individuals who have firsthand experience of an event are considered primary sources because they provide direct and unfiltered information about what they have seen or experienced.

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  • 11. 

    Cultures in which much of the information in communication is in the context rather than the message. 

    • A.

      High context culture

    • B.

      Contextual culture

    • C.

      High rate culture

    Correct Answer
    A. High context culture
    Explanation
    In a high context culture, much of the information in communication is conveyed through the context rather than explicitly stated in the message. This means that the meaning of a message is heavily influenced by the surrounding circumstances, nonverbal cues, and shared knowledge among the participants. In such cultures, people rely on implicit understanding and shared cultural norms to interpret and understand communication. This can lead to a preference for indirect communication, reliance on nonverbal cues, and a need for strong interpersonal relationships.

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  • 12. 

    Physiological or psychological interference with communication. 

    • A.

      External noise

    • B.

      Interior noise

    • C.

      Internal noise

    Correct Answer
    C. Internal noise
    Explanation
    Internal noise refers to any physiological or psychological factors that can disrupt or interfere with communication. This can include distractions, personal biases, emotional states, or physical conditions that affect the sender or receiver of the message. These internal factors can make it difficult for individuals to effectively send or receive messages, leading to misunderstandings or misinterpretations.

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  • 13. 

    Numbered and lettered headings and subheadings arranged hierarchically to indicate the relationships among parts of a speech. 

    • A.

      Formal outline

    • B.

      Standard outline

    • C.

      Speakers' outline

    Correct Answer
    B. Standard outline
    Explanation
    A standard outline is a hierarchical arrangement of numbered and lettered headings and subheadings that indicate the relationships among the parts of a speech. This type of outline helps the speaker organize their thoughts and ensures a logical flow of ideas during the presentation. It provides a clear structure and helps the audience follow along with the main points and supporting details of the speech.

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  • 14. 

    A complete sentence outline written in sufficient detail that a person, other than the speaker, could understand it. 

    • A.

      Formal outline

    • B.

      Standard outline

    • C.

      Speakers' outline

    Correct Answer
    A. Formal outline
    Explanation
    A formal outline is a complete sentence outline that provides sufficient detail for someone other than the speaker to understand it. This type of outline follows a specific format and includes clear and concise sentences that outline the main points and supporting details of a speech or presentation. It is often used in academic or professional settings where clarity and organization are important.

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  • 15. 

    A longer and more detailed example. 

    • A.

      Value

    • B.

      Illustration

    • C.

      Articulation

    Correct Answer
    B. Illustration

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