Comm 1310 - Chapter 14 - Final Exam Practice Quiz

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Practice quiz for Chapter 14 - COMM1310 - FINAL EXAM


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To inform is to share information with others to enhance their knowledge or understanding of the information, concepts, and ideas you present.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    pg.360

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  • 2. 

    One good way to teach people a skill is to follow the acronym ______________, which stands for _______________________.

    • A.

      T-E-A-C-H: Tiger-Eel-Alligator-Cat-Horse

    • B.

      T-E-A-C-H: Tell-Example-Apply-Coach-Help

    • C.

      A-P-P-L-Y: Appreciate-Present-Proclaim-Learn-Yay!

    • D.

      T-E-A-C-H: Talk-Explain-Apply-Conclude-Help

    Correct Answer
    B. T-E-A-C-H: Tell-Example-Apply-Coach-Help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is T-E-A-C-H: Tell-Example-Apply-Coach-Help. This acronym provides a systematic approach to teaching a skill. First, the teacher tells the learners about the skill, providing them with the necessary information. Then, the teacher provides examples or demonstrations to help the learners understand how to apply the skill. Next, the learners are given the opportunity to apply the skill themselves, with the teacher guiding and coaching them along the way. Finally, the teacher offers help and support as needed to ensure the learners fully grasp the skill.

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  • 3. 

    Nicholas wants to enance the audience's knowledge and understanding of baseball. The general purpose of his speech will be to:

    • A.

      Inform

    • B.

      Entertain

    • C.

      Teach

    • D.

      Persuade

    Correct Answer
    A. Inform
    Explanation
    Nicholas's general purpose for his speech is to inform the audience about baseball. He aims to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the sport by providing them with factual information and details about the game. His goal is to educate the audience about baseball rather than entertaining them, teaching them, or persuading them to take a specific action or viewpoint.

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  • 4. 

    Marianna wants to give a speech on how to make chocolate chip cookies from her aunt's recipe. Her informative speech will be about:

    • A.

      Procedures

    • B.

      Objects

    • C.

      People

    • D.

      Ideas

    Correct Answer
    A. Procedures
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Procedures because Marianna's speech will focus on explaining the step-by-step process of making chocolate chip cookies using her aunt's recipe. She will provide detailed instructions and guidelines on the specific procedures and techniques involved in baking these cookies.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following strategies will enhance the clarity of an informative message?

    • A.

      Use complex ideas

    • B.

      Present information too quickly

    • C.

      Show how new information relates to old information

    • D.

      Present information too slowly

    Correct Answer
    C. Show how new information relates to old information
    Explanation
    Showing how new information relates to old information enhances the clarity of an informative message because it helps the audience understand the context and connections between different pieces of information. By highlighting the relationship between new and old information, the message becomes more cohesive and easier to comprehend. This strategy allows the audience to build on their existing knowledge and make sense of the new information being presented.

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  • 6. 

    Individuals who prefer to learn practical and useful information that is relevant to their busy lives are refereed to as __________________ learners. They seek information that connects with their life experiences, is relevant to their needs, and that they can use immediately.

    • A.

      Child

    • B.

      Adolescent

    • C.

      Traditional

    • D.

      Adult

    Correct Answer
    D. Adult
    Explanation
    Adult learners are individuals who prefer to learn practical and useful information that is relevant to their busy lives. They seek information that connects with their life experiences, is relevant to their needs, and that they can use immediately. Unlike children or adolescents who may be more focused on theoretical or academic learning, adult learners prioritize practicality and applicability in their learning preferences. Therefore, the correct answer is adult.

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  • 7. 

    Angela must present a speech advocating the name change at Texas State. In making the presentation memorable, she advances her ideas in the introduction, she expands on her ideas in the body, and she restates her ideas in the conclusion. In short, she repeats key ideas and major points through out the speech. Which of the following strategies is she using?

    • A.

      Establish a motive for the audience to listen

    • B.

      Build in redundancy

    • C.

      Reinforce key ideas verbally

    • D.

      Reinforce key ideas nonverbally

    Correct Answer
    B. Build in redundancy
    Explanation
    Angela is using the strategy of building in redundancy. This means that she is repeating key ideas and major points throughout her speech in order to make it memorable and reinforce her message. By restating her ideas in the conclusion and expanding on them in the body, she ensures that the audience understands and remembers her main points. This strategy helps to reinforce key ideas verbally and make a lasting impact on the audience.

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  • 8. 

    Strategies for making an informative presentation clear, interesting, and memorable. Check all that apply (there are only three). P.372

    • A.

      Make your presentation clear

    • B.

      Complicate ideas

    • C.

      Make you presentation Interesting

    • D.

      Make your presentation forgettable

    • E.

      Make your presentation memorable

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Make your presentation clear
    C. Make you presentation Interesting
    E. Make your presentation memorable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Make your presentation clear, Make your presentation Interesting, Make your presentation memorable." This answer is correct because it aligns with the strategies mentioned in the question. The question asks for strategies to make an informative presentation clear, interesting, and memorable. The answer options "Make your presentation clear," "Make you presentation Interesting," and "Make your presentation memorable" all directly address these criteria. The option "Complicate ideas" goes against the goal of making the presentation clear, so it is not a correct answer. The option "Make your presentation forgettable" also goes against the goal of making the presentation memorable, so it is not a correct answer either.

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  • 9. 

    A word picture is a drawing on a presentation board that discourages listeners to appeal to their senses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Correct: A word picture is a vivid description that invites listeners to draw on their senses.

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