Chapter-13 Making Inference Quiz

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Chapter-13 Making Inference Quiz

Making inferences can either lead you down the correct path or an entirely wrong one. One of the things that you need to make correct inferences is ensuring that you think through a statement before you react to it logically. In chapter 13, we got to know the secrets behind making inferences. Review what you got to understand by taking this test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which key element of presentation speaking is represented by the guiding principle "enhance your believability"?
    • A. 

      Audience

    • B. 

      Credibility

    • C. 

      Logistics

    • D. 

      Content

    • E. 

      Performance

  • 2. 
    Which key element of presentation speaking is represented by the guiding principle "select appropriate ideas and information"?
    • A. 

      Purpose

    • B. 

       Audience

    • C. 

      Logistics

    • D. 

      Content

    • E. 

      Organization

  • 3. 
    What question should you ask when determining a presentation's purpose?
    • A. 

      Is there a natural order to the ideas and information you want to include in your presentation?

    • B. 

      What do you want listeners to know, think, believe, or do as a result of your presentation?

    • C. 

      How can you use information about your listeners to improve your presentation?

    • D. 

      Where and how can you find good ideas and information for your presentation?

    • E. 

      How can you adapt to the place where you will be speaking?

  • 4. 
    Which of the following items will a speaker examine when analyzing the demographic traits of an audience or group of listeners?
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Job titles

    • C. 

      Special interests

    • D. 

      Relationships with other members

    • E. 

      Length of group membership

  • 5. 
    Which of the following items will a speaker examine when analyzing the individual attributes of an audience or group of listeners?
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Job titles

    • C. 

      Race

    • D. 

      Religion

    • E. 

      Ethnicity

  • 6. 
    When you identify a belief or value that you share with audience members who disagree, you have found a basis for . . .
    • A. 

      Demographic traits.

    • B. 

      Individual attributes.

    • C. 

       claim of value.

    • D. 

      Common ground.

    • E. 

      Personal credibility.

  • 7. 
    All of the following answers constitute an aspect of an audience's demographics EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. Age

    • B. 

      B. Gender

    • C. 

      C. Race

    • D. 

      D. Knowledge

    • E. 

      E. Religion

  • 8. 
    If, when analyzing your listeners' opinions, you discover that most of them disagree with you, which of the following strategies would be most successful in adapting to or changing their attitudes?
    • A. 

      A. Present a lot of information.

    • B. 

      B. Summarize important ideas.

    • C. 

      C. Make sure the goal of your presentation is realistic.

    • D. 

      D. Motivate the audience to listen.

    • E. 

      E. None of the above.

  • 9. 
     If, at the end of your presentation, listeners conclude that you lack expertise on the subject and that they have reason to question your honesty and sincerity, you have failed to devote enough attention to . . . 
    • A. 

      A. people.

    • B. 

      B. place.

    • C. 

      C. planning.

    • D. 

      D. performance.

    • E. 

      E. credibility.

  • 10. 
     The textbook identifies 3 major factors that contribute to a speaker's credibility. What are they?
    • A. 

      A. competence, character, and caring

    • B. 

      B. attitude, appearance, and delivery

    • C. 

      C. demographics, individual, and personal attributes

    • D. 

      D. common ground, competence, and reason giving

    • E. 

      E. purpose, logistics, and content

  • 11. 
     Aristotle's concept of ethos has evolved into what communication scholars now call . . . 
    • A. 

      A. purpose.

    • B. 

      B. audience.

    • C. 

      C. content.

    • D. 

      D. credibility.

    • E. 

      E. performance.

  • 12. 
     "What is the size and shape of the room? Do I need a microphone? Will I make the presentation in the morning or afternoon? What is my time limit?" Which oral presentation guideline is addressed by these questions?
    • A. 

      A. logistics

    • B. 

      B. content

    • C. 

      C. organization

    • D. 

      D. performance

    • E. 

      E. purpose

  • 13. 
     Regardless of whether you have 5 minutes or 1 hour for your presentation, do not add more than _____% to your allotted time.
    • A. 

      A. 5

    • B. 

      B. 10

    • C. 

      C. 15

    • D. 

      D. 20

    • E. 

      E. 50

  • 14. 
    Which organizational pattern would probably be most effective for a presentation designed to explain a company's hiring procedures step by step?
    • A. 

      A. time arrangement

    • B. 

      B. space arrangement

    • C. 

      C. problem-solution

    • D. 

      D. comparison-contrast

    • E. 

      E. causes and effects

  • 15. 
    Which organizational pattern would probably be most effective for a presentation that explains why trash recycling is needed and how the community can implement a more effective recycling program ?
    • A. 

      A. time arrangement

    • B. 

      B. space arrangement

    • C. 

      C. problem-solution

    • D. 

      D. comparison-contrast

    • E. 

      E. causes and effects

  • 16. 
    Which organizational pattern would probably be most effective for a presentation describing the hardships experienced by undocumented workers who do not seek medical care when they are very ill?
    • A. 

      A. reason giving

    • B. 

      B. problem-solution

    • C. 

      C. causes and effects

    • D. 

      D. stories and examples

    • E. 

      E. compare-contrast

  • 17. 
    Which organizational pattern would probably be most effective for a presentation assessing the merits of 2 political candidates?
    • A. 

      A. time arrangement

    • B. 

      B. space arrangement

    • C. 

      C. problem-solution

    • D. 

      D. compare and contrast

    • E. 

      E. cause and effect

  • 18. 
    Which organizational pattern would probably be most effective for a presentation examining 6 school systems and how public school funding varies based on the location and wealth of each school system's community?
    • A. 

      A. time arrangement

    • B. 

      B. space arrangement

    • C. 

      C. problem-solution

    • D. 

      D. topical

    • E. 

      E. cause and effect

  • 19. 
    An effective outline for a presentation should include . . . 
    • A. 

      A. the central idea.

    • B. 

      B. the main points of the presentation.

    • C. 

      C. indications of supporting material.

    • D. 

      D. an introduction and conclusion.

    • E. 

      E. all of the above.

  • 20. 
    _____________ is the most common form of presentation delivery.
    • A. 

      A. Impromptu speaking

    • B. 

      B. Extemporaneous speaking

    • C. 

      C. Manuscript speaking

    • D. 

      D. Memorized speaking

    • E. 

      E. None of the above

  • 21. 
    In general, the best rate for presentation speaking is _________ words per minute.
    • A. 

      A. 100–130

    • B. 

      B. 125–150

    • C. 

      C. 140–180

    • D. 

      D. 160–200

    • E. 

      E. 200–240

  • 22. 
    According to your textbook, which of the following answers is the most important physical characteristic in a presentation?
    • A. 

      A. eye contact

    • B. 

      B. articulation

    • C. 

      C. volume

    • D. 

      D. rate of speaking

    • E. 

      E. pronunciation

  • 23. 
     In a presentation to the county council, a group consisting of the parent of a disabled child, the director of the local disabilities commission, the school superintendent, and a disabled adult working at a local grocery store are given a total of 20 minutes to present and justify their request for better quality disability services. This presentation is an example of . . .
    • A. 

      A. extemporaneous delivery.

    • B. 

      B. a business agenda.

    • C. 

      C. a panel discussion.

    • D. 

      D. a team presentation.

    • E. 

      E. a forum.

  • 24. 
    Which element of presentation speaking is represented by the following guideline for a team presentation: "Practice until the team presentation approaches perfection"?
    • A. 

      A. purpose

    • B. 

      B. performance

    • C. 

      C. credibility

    • D. 

      D. content

    • E. 

      E. organization

  • 25. 
    All of the following answers are guidelines for handling a question-and-answer session after an individual or team presentation EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A. Don't change the subject.

    • B. 

      B. Be specific.

    • C. 

      C. Provide the most comprehensive answer possible.

    • D. 

      D. Be honest. If you don't know the answer, admit it.

    • E. 

      E. Be brief.