CST 100 Principles Of Public Speaking Test #3

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Hello Class,This is your Test #3 for CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking. Using textbook Chapters 7, 8, 10, 15, 16, 19, 23, 25 and Keys to Listenability.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The speaker controls the meaning of a message.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    To minimize your audience’s information-processing demands, you should arrange information in an organized manner.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Controversial topics can create a fear of listening for some audience members.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A challenge of presenting to public listeners is that listeners have
    • A. 

      Lack of disposition to learn.

    • B. 

      No desire to interact with the topic.

    • C. 

      Bias toward the topic.

    • D. 

      Strong interest in the topic.

  • 5. 
    Both literary and conversational styles are concerned with which of the following?
    • A. 

      Communicating major and supporting ideas

    • B. 

      The use of personal pronouns

    • C. 

      Strict adherence to grammar conventions

    • D. 

      The speaker’s individual style

  • 6. 
    A conversational style is characterized by what?
    • A. 

      An elevated vocabulary

    • B. 

      Simple sentence structure

    • C. 

      Minimal use of first-person pronouns

    • D. 

      Correct spelling and punctuation

  • 7. 
    Public speaking is
    • A. 

      A completely different skill set than a conversation.

    • B. 

      Just like writing for an audience.

    • C. 

      Similar to conversations but with a few differences.

    • D. 

      Ineffective.

  • 8. 
    People have a fear of listening when
    • A. 

      The topic is too simple.

    • B. 

      They are seated in a large room.

    • C. 

      Circumstances are laid-back.

    • D. 

      You present a complex or obscure topic.

  • 9. 
    Listeners have a built-in disposition to listen. This means that listeners do what?
    • A. 

      They thrive on interaction with others.

    • B. 

      They are ready to take in what you say and do.

    • C. 

      They help create new meaning.

    • D. 

      They enjoy being part of something bigger than them.

  • 10. 
    If your speech has a consistent style and you elaborate on ideas, your speech does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Meets standards of considerateness.

    • B. 

      Is literate in style.

    • C. 

      Is difficult to listen to.

    • D. 

      Reflects a formal style.

  • 11. 
    As a conversationalist, you would do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Practice ahead of time.

    • B. 

      Be formal.

    • C. 

      Have time to plan.

    • D. 

      Often speak in abstractions.

  • 12. 
    As a speaker, you would do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Rarely have time to practice.

    • B. 

      Speak in abstractions.

    • C. 

      Choose a meaningful and relevant topic.

    • D. 

      Use verbal junk without significant consequence.

  • 13. 
    Ethnocentrism is the act of gaining an understanding of your audience members.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Listener-centered public speaking requires a speaker to be consistent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Audience analysis can be conducted only before selecting a topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Audiences vary in demographic characteristics and attitudes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    An audience that gathers to hear topics relevant to its shared interests is most likely
    • A. 

      Homogenous.

    • B. 

      Heterogeneous.

    • C. 

      A general audience.

    • D. 

      A poll.

  • 18. 
    The speaking environment or situation is known as what?
    • A. 

      Demographic data

    • B. 

      Context

    • C. 

      Attitudinal data

    • D. 

      Place

  • 19. 
    Audiences differ in terms of age, socioeconomics, and education levels. What kind of data are these?
    • A. 

      Polled data

    • B. 

      Temporal data

    • C. 

      Demographic data

    • D. 

      Attitudinal data

  • 20. 
    If speaking about a controversial topic, you should do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Choose a different topic.

    • B. 

      Spring the information on your audience at the end.

    • C. 

      Offend the audience.

    • D. 

      Acknowledge the controversial nature of the ideas.

  • 21. 
    If you ask for a show of hands as the response to a question in your introduction, you are analyzing your audience
    • A. 

      Before selecting a topic.

    • B. 

      After being assigned your topic.

    • C. 

      At the last minute.

    • D. 

      During the presentation.

  • 22. 
    Feelings about the topic and beliefs about the speaker are examples of what?
    • A. 

      Pooled data

    • B. 

      Existing research

    • C. 

      Demographic data

    • D. 

      Attitudinal data

  • 23. 
    When preparing to give a speech, you should think about the time of day that you’ll speak. This means that you are considering which of the following?
    • A. 

      Physical context

    • B. 

      Psychological context

    • C. 

      Personal context

    • D. 

      Temporal context

  • 24. 
    If you were to say that people who eat with their hands are weird, you are demonstrating which of the following?
    • A. 

      Polling

    • B. 

      Audience analysis

    • C. 

      Ethnocentrism

    • D. 

      Temporality

  • 25. 
    What context encompasses the moods of audience members and how they react to a message?
    • A. 

      Temporal

    • B. 

      Personal

    • C. 

      Psychological

    • D. 

      Physical

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