Comm 1310 - Chapter 12 - Final Exam Practice Quiz

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Practice quiz for COMM1310 final exam Chapter 12


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  • 1. 
    Spatial organization is organization according to ____________, ___________, and/or ____________. pg312
    • A. 

      Direction, understanding, relevancy

    • B. 

      Location, position, direction

    • C. 

      Position, relevancy, location

    • D. 

      Time, organization, position

  • 2. 
    Organization by discussing a situation and its causes, or a situation and its effects.
    • A. 

      Specificity

    • B. 

      Solution-solution organization

    • C. 

      Problem-solution organization

    • D. 

      Cause-and-effect organization

  • 3. 
    When Ashton gives his speech, he begins by trying to convince his audience that there is a problem with the transportation at Texas State University. Furthermore, he then makes two points. His first point is that there is a problem with the transportation at Texas State University which needs attention. He then goes on to make his second point, which is a possible solution to alleviate congestion, minimal parking and untimely bus arrivals/departures. Ashton is using what type of organization for his speech?
    • A. 

      Cause-and-effect organization

    • B. 

      Spatial organization

    • C. 

      Problem-solution organization

    • D. 

      Complex organization

  • 4. 
    Soft evidence is illustrations, descriptions, explanations, definitions, analogies, and opinions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A summary is a recap of what has already been said.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Two out of three of these are types of summaries used in speeches/presentations. Choose the correct ones:
    • A. 

      Beginning summary

    • B. 

      Final summary

    • C. 

      Internal summary

  • 7. 
    You should never give your audience direct eye contact while presenting a speech, because that will cause your audience member/members to feel uncomfortable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The first main point of Tabitha's speech states, "Cars that use gasoline pollute the air." Her second main point states, "Solar powered cars should be used to prevent pollution." What type of organizational pattern is Else using?
    • A. 

      Cause/Effect

    • B. 

      Problem/Solution

    • C. 

      Topical

    • D. 

      Spatial

  • 9. 
    Bradley states his strongest piece of evidence first. He states his weakest piece of evidence last. What method is Bradley using to organize his supporting material?
    • A. 

      Primacy

    • B. 

      Recency

    • C. 

      Complexity

    • D. 

      Specificity

  • 10. 
    To adapt a logically organized message to an audience, a speaker must provide organizational cues for the audience. The speaker can do this by adding previews, verbal and nonverbal transitions, and summaries that allow the audience to follow from one idea to the other throughout the speech. These organizational cues are known as:
    • A. 

      Closure

    • B. 

      Main ideas

    • C. 

      Signposts

    • D. 

      Outline

  • 11. 
    Mark is preparing a speech that he will present to his business class. He is unsure as to whether his material is comprehensive and well organized. In preparing an outline, he uses a format that allows him to examine the speech for completeness, unity, coherence, and overall effectiveness. This outline also serves as his rehearsal outline. This format is known as:
    • A. 

      Preparation outline

    • B. 

      Speaking notes

    • C. 

      Standard outline

    • D. 

      Working draft outline

  • 12. 
    Alan wrote the words "pause" and "louder" in certain points on his note cards. The words he wrote down are examples of:
    • A. 

      Delivery cues

    • B. 

      Preparation outlines

    • C. 

      Delivery outlines

    • D. 

      Sounds

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