CST 100 Principles Of Public Speaking: Quiz!

75 Questions | Total Attempts: 180

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What is the principle of public speaking? Public speaking is an articulated presentation in which the speaker talks to an audience about a pertinent topic. There is a specific art to public speaking, which most people do not even realize. The way you speak in a public situation says a lot about you. This quiz will have the whole room clapping for you when you pass. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Visuals decrease your credibility. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Red is a powerful color that should be used as much as possible. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A photo illustration is not a photograph; it is a created image. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    If you have a speech topic but cannot think of a visual to use, choose a different speech topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    PowerPoint should be used to display your speaking outline. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Differing cultures use and interpret nonverbal behaviors in similar manners.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The room in which you speak can affect proxemics. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If the speaker is blind, audience members should still give eye contact with him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Using a lectern or table reduces the emotional distance from your audience. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Listeners are more inclined to listen to you if you look at them and have good eye contact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    People gather a lot of meaning from the way you talk, not just the message you share. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Inflection refers to how clearly you produce individual speech sounds. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The most effective presentations use vocal qualities to complement the words.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Vocal qualities cannot be shaped or altered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Your emotional tone can contradict your message. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If you catch an error in speaking during your presentation, go back and correct the mistake. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Inaccuracy with your language does not affect your credibility. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Only standard dialects can be used successfully. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Obscenities are words that are immediately understood within a specific group. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    If someone makes up words or uses “good” as an adverb, she is not being grammatically correct. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Rhonda is speaking about a particular type of ballroom dance. Which type of visual support would be the most effective?
    • A. 

      Demonstrating the dance herself

    • B. 

      Using PowerPoint

    • C. 

      Displaying photos

    • D. 

      Creating a chart

  • 22. 
    Images that show information that you are already explicitly discussing are called what?
    • A. 

      Substituting visuals

    • B. 

      Atmospheric visuals

    • C. 

      Enhancing visuals

    • D. 

      Credibility visuals

  • 23. 
    If you want to show that 70% of campus students own a car, 25% do not own a car, and 5% rent a car, you should use what?
    • A. 

      A timeline

    • B. 

      A bar graph

    • C. 

      A pie graph

    • D. 

      A photo illustration

  • 24. 
    Atmospheric visuals
    • A. 

      Are less effective during persuasive speeches.

    • B. 

      Do not engage listeners emotionally.

    • C. 

      Should be the primary visual when enhancing visuals are also present.

    • D. 

      Create a mood or a feeling.

  • 25. 
    If you are discussing a company and want to show the audience what the lines of authority look like within the company, you should use what?
    • A. 

      An organizational chart

    • B. 

      A flow chart

    • C. 

      A pie chart

    • D. 

      A line graph

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