Comm 1310 - Chapter 13 - Final Exam Practice Quiz

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Practice quiz for FINAL EXAM - COMM1310
Chapter 13


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To withhold a key word or phrase until the end of a sentence:

    • A.

      Inversion

    • B.

      Cadence

    • C.

      Suspension

    • D.

      Drama

    Correct Answer
    C. Suspension
    Explanation
    Suspension is the correct answer because it refers to the act of withholding a key word or phrase until the end of a sentence. This technique creates suspense and adds emphasis to the word or phrase being withheld. It can be used in writing or speech to build anticipation and engage the audience.

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  • 2. 

    The rhythm of language is:

    • A.

      Cadence

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Antithesis

    • D.

      Repetition

    Correct Answer
    A. Cadence
    Explanation
    Cadence refers to the rhythm or flow of language, particularly in speech or music. It is the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that creates a musical quality in language. This term is often used to describe the rhythm and pacing of poetry or song lyrics. Cadence helps to create a pleasing and harmonious effect in language, making it more engaging and memorable for the audience. It adds a sense of musicality and rhythm to the words, enhancing the overall impact of the communication.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following relate to "figurative language"? P.338 Check all that apply:

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Omission

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      Parallelism

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Personification
    C. Metaphor
    D. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes personification, metaphor, and simile. Personification is a type of figurative language where human characteristics are given to non-human objects or ideas. Metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things without using "like" or "as". Simile is also a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things using "like" or "as". These three options all involve using language in a non-literal way to create imagery or convey meaning.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following relate to "Drama"? P.338 Check all that apply:

    • A.

      Omission

    • B.

      Suspension

    • C.

      Inversion

    • D.

      Repetition

    • E.

      Simile

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Omission
    B. Suspension
    C. Inversion
    Explanation
    The terms "omission," "suspension," and "inversion" can all be related to drama. Omission refers to the intentional exclusion of certain details or events in a play, which can create tension or mystery. Suspension refers to the technique of keeping the audience in suspense or anticipation, often through unresolved conflicts or unanswered questions. Inversion refers to the reversal of the usual order of words or phrases in a sentence, which can be used to create dramatic effect or emphasize certain ideas. Therefore, the correct answer is omission, suspension, and inversion.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following relate to "*Cadence"? P.338 *Cadence means: The rhythm of language. Check all that apply:

    • A.

      Parallelism

    • B.

      Antithesis

    • C.

      Repetition

    • D.

      Metaphor

    • E.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Parallelism
    B. Antithesis
    C. Repetition
    E. Alliteration
  • 6. 

    ______________ __________ has to do with a speaker's gestures, movement, and posture, which influence how a message is interpreted.

    • A.

      Physical delivery

    • B.

      Physical presentation

    • C.

      Physical motions

    • D.

      Audience involvement

    Correct Answer
    A. Physical delivery
    Explanation
    Physical delivery refers to the way a speaker uses their body language, gestures, movement, and posture while delivering a message. These non-verbal cues play a crucial role in how the audience interprets and understands the message being conveyed. The speaker's physical delivery can enhance or detract from the overall effectiveness of their communication. By using appropriate gestures, movements, and maintaining good posture, the speaker can engage the audience, emphasize key points, and create a positive impression.

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  • 7. 

    Gina must give a presentation to her colleagues concerning ethics in the workplace. She has ample time to prepare, and crafts her speech very carefully according to the various stages of the audience-centered public-speaking model. Before she speaks, she rehearses several times and delivers from an outline. When she presents, she speaks using a few note cards and gives the impression that she is creating the speech for the first time. Her speech is delivered using whic style of delivery?

    • A.

      Manuscript

    • B.

      Impromptu

    • C.

      Memorized

    • D.

      Extemporaneous

    Correct Answer
    D. Extemporaneous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Extemporaneous. Extemporaneous style of delivery involves preparing and rehearsing a speech beforehand, but delivering it in a way that gives the impression of speaking spontaneously. Gina's careful preparation, use of an outline, and rehearsal indicate that she has prepared the speech in advance. However, her use of note cards and the impression that she is creating the speech in the moment suggest that she is delivering it extemporaneously.

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  • 8. 

    Words that refer to an object or action in the most specific way possible are called:

    • A.

      Unbiased

    • B.

      Vivid

    • C.

      Correct

    • D.

      Concrete

    Correct Answer
    D. Concrete
    Explanation
    Concrete is the correct answer because it refers to words that are specific and tangible, describing objects or actions in a clear and specific manner. Unbiased refers to a lack of bias or prejudice, vivid refers to something that is bright or intense, and correct simply means accurate or right. None of these options specifically refer to words that are specific or detailed in their description.

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  • 9. 

    Lisa takes one step each time she transitions between main ideas. Her steps are an example of:

    • A.

      Appearance

    • B.

      Movement

    • C.

      Gestures

    • D.

      Posture

    Correct Answer
    B. Movement
    Explanation
    Lisa's steps between main ideas indicate a physical movement from one idea to another. This movement can be seen as a way for Lisa to transition and navigate through different concepts or topics. It is not related to appearance, gestures, or posture, but specifically refers to the act of physically moving between main ideas.

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  • 10. 

    Jesse makes sure that he clearly enunciates the sounds of each word. What element of vocal delivery is Jesse using?

    • A.

      Pitch

    • B.

      Volume

    • C.

      Articulation

    • D.

      Rate

    Correct Answer
    C. Articulation
    Explanation
    Jesse is using articulation in his vocal delivery. Articulation refers to the clarity and precision with which individual sounds and words are pronounced. By enunciating the sounds of each word clearly, Jesse is ensuring that his words are easily understood by the listener. This element of vocal delivery is important for effective communication, as it helps convey the intended message accurately.

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  • 11. 

    Jonathan decided to use a presentational aid during his speech. He placed a large graph next to himself while he spoke to the audience to show the decrease in crime over the past five years in his city. However, he did not refer to the graph or use it during his speech. As a consequence, the audience did not understand the numbers or any other information on the graph. Which of the following guidelines did Jonathan violate?

    • A.

      Rehearse with your visuals aid

    • B.

      Maintain eye contact with the audience, not the visual aid

    • C.

      Explain your visuals

    • D.

      Time visual aids to coincide with your discussion of them

    Correct Answer
    C. Explain your visuals
    Explanation
    Jonathan violated the guideline of explaining his visuals. Even though he used a graph as a presentational aid, he did not refer to it or provide any explanation about it during his speech. As a result, the audience was unable to understand the numbers or any other information on the graph.

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  • 12. 

    A presentation aid is any tangible item used to help communicate ideas to an audience. Examples of this would be a graph, poster, photograph, drawing or PowerPoint.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A presentation aid is indeed any tangible item used to help communicate ideas to an audience. These aids can include graphs, posters, photographs, drawings, or even PowerPoint slides. They are used to enhance the understanding and retention of information by providing visual or auditory support to the presenter's message.

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