Comm 1310 - Chapter 11 - Final Exam Practice Quiz

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Communications 1310
Chapter 11


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A teachable, learnable process of developing, supporting, organizing, and orally presenting ideas.

    • A.

      Audience-centered presentational

    • B.

      Public speaking

    • C.

      Delivering speeches

    • D.

      Speaker anxiety

    Correct Answer
    B. Public speaking
    Explanation
    Public speaking is the correct answer because it encompasses all the elements mentioned in the question. It involves the process of developing, supporting, organizing, and orally presenting ideas to an audience. It also includes delivering speeches and may involve speaker anxiety. Public speaking is a teachable and learnable skill that focuses on effectively communicating ideas to a group of people.

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  • 2. 

    Which attributes describe "Speaker anxiety"? Check all that apply:

    • A.

      AKA stage fright

    • B.

      Drowsiness

    • C.

      Quivering Voice

    • D.

      Sweating

    • E.

      Rapid Heartbeat

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. AKA stage fright
    C. Quivering Voice
    D. Sweating
    E. Rapid Heartbeat
    Explanation
    The attributes that describe "Speaker anxiety" include AKA stage fright, quivering voice, sweating, and rapid heartbeat. These symptoms are commonly experienced by individuals who have a fear of public speaking or performing in front of an audience. AKA stage fright refers to the fear or nervousness associated with being on stage or speaking in public. Quivering voice, sweating, and rapid heartbeat are physical manifestations of the anxiety and stress experienced in these situations. Drowsiness, however, is not typically associated with speaker anxiety.

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  • 3. 

    What are some good ways to build confidence when preparing for/presenting a speech? Check all that apply:

    • A.

      Understand speaker anxiety (educate yourself).

    • B.

      Be prepared.

    • C.

      Focus on you audience.

    • D.

      Give yourself a mental talk.

    • E.

      Wing your speech.

    • F.

      Use deep-breathing techniques.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Understand speaker anxiety (educate yourself).
    B. Be prepared.
    C. Focus on you audience.
    D. Give yourself a mental talk.
    F. Use deep-breathing techniques.
    Explanation
    Building confidence when preparing for and presenting a speech involves several strategies. Understanding speaker anxiety by educating yourself about it helps in managing and overcoming any anxiety or nervousness. Being prepared by practicing and knowing the content of the speech boosts confidence. Focusing on the audience and their needs helps in connecting with them and delivering a more effective speech. Giving yourself a mental talk with positive affirmations and self-motivation can boost confidence. Finally, using deep-breathing techniques can help in managing nerves and staying calm during the speech.

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  • 4. 

    What is the mistaken belief that the physical manifestations of a speaker's nervousness are apparent to an audience? (When you, as a speaker, believe that your audience can tell that you're nervous while giving your speech). pg. 282

    • A.

      Systematic desensitization

    • B.

      Habituation

    • C.

      Illusion of nervousness

    • D.

      Illusion of transparency

    Correct Answer
    D. Illusion of transparency
    Explanation
    The mistaken belief that the physical manifestations of a speaker's nervousness are apparent to an audience is known as the illusion of transparency. This means that the speaker falsely believes that their nervousness is easily noticeable to the audience, when in reality, the audience may not be able to perceive it as clearly as the speaker thinks. This misconception can cause the speaker to feel even more self-conscious and anxious while giving a speech.

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  • 5. 

    The process of becoming more comfortable as you speak.

    • A.

      Habituation

    • B.

      Self-awareness

    • C.

      Adaptation

    • D.

      Performance visualization

    Correct Answer
    A. Habituation
    Explanation
    Habituation refers to the process of becoming more comfortable as you speak. It involves getting used to a particular situation or activity, which leads to a decrease in response or sensitivity to it over time. In the context of speaking, habituation can help individuals feel more at ease and confident, allowing them to speak more comfortably. This process often occurs through repeated exposure and practice, gradually reducing anxiety and improving performance. Self-awareness, adaptation, and performance visualization may also play a role in becoming more comfortable as you speak, but habituation specifically focuses on the process of getting accustomed to speaking.

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  • 6. 

    Subdivisions of the central idea of a presentation that provide detailed points of focus for developing the presentation. Pg.291

    • A.

      Main ideas

    • B.

      Main points

    • C.

      Central ideas

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Main ideas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "main ideas" because subdivisions of the central idea in a presentation refer to the main ideas that provide detailed points of focus for developing the presentation. These main ideas help to organize and structure the content of the presentation, allowing the presenter to delve deeper into specific topics and provide more detailed information to the audience.

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  • 7. 

    Verbal of visual material that clarifies, amplifies, and provides evidence to support the main ideas of a presentation.

    • A.

      Posters

    • B.

      Main idea

    • C.

      Vertical search engine

    • D.

      Supporting material

    Correct Answer
    D. Supporting material
    Explanation
    Supporting material refers to verbal or visual content that is used to clarify, amplify, and provide evidence to support the main ideas of a presentation. It helps to enhance the understanding and credibility of the main points being discussed. In this context, posters can be considered as supporting material as they can visually represent information and provide evidence to support the main ideas. However, it is important to note that the answer does not explicitly mention posters, but rather focuses on the general concept of supporting material.

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  • 8. 

    When you are in the actual process of giving a speech, how must you cite your sources to your audience?

    • A.

      You must use oral interpretation

    • B.

      You don't need to cite sources verbally

    • C.

      By using oral citation

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. By using oral citation
    Explanation
    When giving a speech, it is important to cite your sources to your audience by using oral citation. This means verbally acknowledging the origin of the information you are presenting. By using oral citation, you demonstrate credibility and give credit to the original sources, which helps to build trust with your audience. It also allows them to further explore the topic if they are interested.

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  • 9. 

    Rodney notices that the audience is racially and ethnically diverse. He is careful not to make generalizations that might offend anyone during his speech. What type of speaker is Rodney? pg.253 of workbook

    • A.

      Self-centered

    • B.

      Audience-centered

    • C.

      Other-centered

    • D.

      People-centered

    Correct Answer
    B. Audience-centered
    Explanation
    Rodney is an audience-centered speaker because he is aware of the diversity within the audience and takes precautions to avoid making generalizations that could potentially offend anyone. This shows that he is considerate of the audience's backgrounds and experiences, and he tailors his speech to be inclusive and respectful to all individuals present.

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  • 10. 

    Jill gives a speech on the fourth of July about America's independence. Jill's speech topic reveals careful analysis of:

    • A.

      Her hobbies

    • B.

      Her experiences

    • C.

      Her interests

    • D.

      The occasion

    Correct Answer
    D. The occasion
    Explanation
    Jill's speech topic reveals careful analysis of the occasion because she is giving a speech on the fourth of July about America's independence. This suggests that she has taken the time to research and understand the significance of the date and its connection to America's independence. Her choice of topic shows that she has carefully considered the context and purpose of her speech.

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  • 11. 

    Leah likes to search the Internet for information about her speech topic. She always considers the philosophies of the organization responsible for the site. Which criteria for evaluating Internet sites is Leah using?

    • A.

      Accountability

    • B.

      Accuracy

    • C.

      Objectivity

    • D.

      Usability

    Correct Answer
    C. Objectivity
    Explanation
    Leah is using the criteria of objectivity to evaluate Internet sites. Objectivity refers to the unbiased and impartial presentation of information. By considering the philosophies of the organization responsible for the site, Leah is ensuring that the information she gathers is not influenced by personal opinions or biases. This helps her to make informed decisions and present a fair and balanced viewpoint in her speech.

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  • 12. 

    After gaining the attention of the audience, Jim states, "At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to explain the causes and most successful treatments for anorexia and bulimia." This statement is which of the following?

    • A.

      Specific purpose statement

    • B.

      General purpose statement

    • C.

      Claim of policy

    • D.

      Claim of value

    Correct Answer
    A. Specific purpose statement
    Explanation
    The given statement, "At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to explain the causes and most successful treatments for anorexia and bulimia," is a specific purpose statement. It clearly outlines the specific goal that Jim wants to achieve with his speech, which is for the audience to be able to explain the causes and successful treatments for anorexia and bulimia. This statement helps to focus and guide the content and direction of Jim's speech.

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  • 13. 

    Annie works for a news magazine and is giving a presentation to a group of graduating college students. A college graduate herself, she is relating her experiences in the workplace and needs to find a way to connect with her audience. Finally, she decides to relate the experience of cramming for final exams to reaching a publishing deadline. Annie is using supporting material that focuses on linking new information to a familiar concept. This type of supporting material is called:

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Description

    • C.

      Analogy

    • D.

      Anecdote

    Correct Answer
    C. Analogy
    Explanation
    Annie is using an analogy as a supporting material to connect with her audience. She is comparing the experience of cramming for final exams to reaching a publishing deadline. By using this analogy, Annie is linking new information (the experience of reaching a publishing deadline) to a familiar concept (cramming for final exams), which helps her audience understand and relate to her experiences in the workplace.

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  • 14. 

    A statement of what something means is a definition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A definition is a statement that explains the meaning of something. It provides clarity and understanding by giving a concise explanation or description of a concept, term, or object. Therefore, it is accurate to say that a statement of what something means is a definition.

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