CST 100 Principles Of Public Speaking Test #1

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CST 100 Principles Of Public Speaking Test #1

Hello Class,Using your textbook Chapters 1 - 6, answer the following multiple choice questions. Thank you for your participation. S. GoodwinCST 100JTCC


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the text, public speakers are similar to job applicants because each
    • A. 

      Tailors his/her responses to the specific needs and culture of the interviewing organization

    • B. 

      Deals with nervousness in a professional manner

    • C. 

      Dresses in a way that engages listeners and keeps their attention

    • D. 

      Conducts research in order to speak in a trustworthy and credible way

  • 2. 
    One of the personal benefits of public speaking is
    • A. 

      Learning to be brave and outgoing

    • B. 

      Impressing others with your organizational skills

    • C. 

      Learning better vocalization skills

    • D. 

      Increased levels of engagement in your community

  • 3. 
    Public speaking courses are different from other college courses because they require that you
    • A. 

      Interact closely with your classmates

    • B. 

      Exercise your voice and body in the learning process

    • C. 

      Learn to use complex arguments for persuasion

    • D. 

      Design and present effective visual aids

  • 4. 
    Interpersonal communication can be defined as
    • A. 

      The exchange of positive and negative messages in married couples

    • B. 

      The exchange of messages between co-workers in organizations

    • C. 

      The exchange of messages between two people who have a relationship with each other

    • D. 

      The exchange of messages between three or more people who exist in a co-cultural group

  • 5. 
    In the role of encoder, the public speaker intitally
    • A. 

      Translates codes into ideas

    • B. 

      Becomes the sender

    • C. 

      Translates ideas into codes

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 6. 
    Audience member feedback is
    • A. 

      Always immediate and simultaneous

    • B. 

      Never immediate and simultaneous

    • C. 

      Sometimes immediate and simultaneous

    • D. 

      Encouraged to be immediate and simultaneous

  • 7. 
    Daydreaming is an example of
    • A. 

      Physiological noise

    • B. 

      Social noise

    • C. 

      Organizational noise

    • D. 

      Psychological noise

  • 8. 
    According to the text, the historical roots of contemporary public speaking lie in
    • A. 

      Elizabethan drama and British aristocracy

    • B. 

      The cultural shift from aristocracy to democracy that took place in ancient Greek society

    • C. 

      The forefathers of American democracy and their belief in public debate

    • D. 

      Oral cultures that did not rely on written texts

  • 9. 
    A survey of undergraduate students showed that
    • A. 

      85% of first-year students give formal presentations in their classes

    • B. 

      75% of first-year students give formal presentations in their classes

    • C. 

      65% of first-year students give formal presentations in their classes

    • D. 

      55% of first-year students give formal presentations in their classes

  • 10. 
    The means by which messages and feedback are transmitted between speaker and audience is called
    • A. 

      Context

    • B. 

      Channel

    • C. 

      Decoder

    • D. 

      Encoder

  • 11. 
    Transactional communication includes
    • A. 

      Messages that have multiple meanings

    • B. 

      An ability to listen and take notes during a speech

    • C. 

      Messages that flow in two directions simultaneously

    • D. 

      Transactions of information that take place in verbal forms

  • 12. 
    The audience members would most appropriately be named as
    • A. 

      The ones responsible for managing the noise during a speech

    • B. 

      The ones who do not bring a frame of reference to a public speaking situation

    • C. 

      The ones who are responsible for encoding messages

    • D. 

      The ones who are responsible for decoding messages

  • 13. 
    Speakers can avoid social noise by
    • A. 

      Acknowledging their bias toward the topic

    • B. 

      Openly addressing the controversial nature of their topics

    • C. 

      Choosing a topic that does not offend their audiences

    • D. 

      Asking audience members to turn off their cell phones

  • 14. 
    Public speaking is
    • A. 

      The exchange of messages between people who have a realtionship

    • B. 

      The exchange of messages between a speaker and an identified audience

    • C. 

      The exchange of messages between a small number of people gathered for a specific purpose

    • D. 

      The delivery of a message from one source to a large audience through mass media

  • 15. 
    A receiver's frame of reference is based on
    • A. 

      A review of the sender's ideas

    • B. 

      The receiver's field of study

    • C. 

      A variety of factors in the receiver's background

    • D. 

      The placement of a sender on the stage

  • 16. 
    An example of psychological "noise" as described in the text would be
    • A. 

      Prejudices

    • B. 

      Visual distractions

    • C. 

      Differences of opinion

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Small group communication is
    • A. 

      The exchange of information between two groups of people

    • B. 

      The delivery of a message from one source to a small group of people

    • C. 

      The exchange of messages between a small number of people gathered for a specific purpose

    • D. 

      The exchange of messages between one speaker and an identified small group

  • 18. 
    Rhetoric is a method of
    • A. 

      Persuasion

    • B. 

      Discussion

    • C. 

      Entertaining

    • D. 

      Confusing

  • 19. 
    An example of decoding is
    • A. 

      Noticing the speaker's posture

    • B. 

      Answering the speaker's question

    • C. 

      Explaining information to others

    • D. 

      Wondering about the speaker's opinion

  • 20. 
    An example of physiological noise is when the listener is
    • A. 

      Tired

    • B. 

      Distracted

    • C. 

      Worried

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    The four keys to listenability are
    • A. 

      Strategy, structure, support, and style

    • B. 

      Strategy, symbols, systems, and style

    • C. 

      Strategy, sampling, socialability, and style

    • D. 

      Strategy, simplicity, sustainability, and style

  • 22. 
    To get in "the right frame of mind" to prepare a speech, public speakers should
    • A. 

      Engage in psychological and mental preparation

    • B. 

      Evaluate the ethical position that is reflected in the speech topic

    • C. 

      Survey the audience to determine the interest level

    • D. 

      Engage in physical and vocal preparation

  • 23. 
    A speaker who analyzes her audience clearly understands that she is
    • A. 

      Often addressing abstract gatherings of people

    • B. 

      Not obligated to understand an audience's values or attitudes

    • C. 

      Mostly obligated to figure out how the audience feels about a topic

    • D. 

      Always presenting, not for herself, but for others

  • 24. 
    According to the textbook, speech topics should be
    • A. 

      Engaging and provocative to your listeners

    • B. 

      Mentally challenging for your listeners

    • C. 

      Appropriate and meaningful to your listeners

    • D. 

      Currently relevant to your listeners

  • 25. 
    Tamara plans to prepare a speech about basketball.  She will explain the rules and regulations that professional players must follow during the game.  Tamara's general purpose is
    • A. 

      To persuade her audience

    • B. 

      To mark a special occasion

    • C. 

      To inform her audience

    • D. 

      To entertain her audience

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