Effective Speaking Quiz Chapter 9 Lhs

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of effective delivery?

    • A.

      It draws attention to itself.

    • B.

      It is natural.

    • C.

      It is engaging.

    • D.

      It includes both verbal and nonverbal elements.

    Correct Answer
    A. It draws attention to itself.
    Explanation
    Effective delivery should not draw attention to itself because the focus should be on the message being conveyed, not the delivery itself. The goal of effective delivery is to engage the audience and communicate the message in a natural and engaging manner, utilizing both verbal and nonverbal elements. Drawing attention to oneself can be distracting and take away from the effectiveness of the delivery.

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  • 2. 

    Having a pitch that doesn’t fluctuate is called a(n) _____.

    • A.

      Dialect

    • B.

      Inflection

    • C.

      Monotone

    • D.

      Static evaluation

    Correct Answer
    C. Monotone
    Explanation
    Having a pitch that doesn't fluctuate is called a monotone. In this context, monotone refers to a consistent and unchanging pitch in speech or music. It suggests a lack of variation or expression in the tone or melody.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is NOT a guideline for using volume?

    • A.

      Speak so that those in the back of the room can hear you

    • B.

      Make sure your volume is constant

    • C.

      Pay attention to the nonverbal cues your audience gives you

    • D.

      Consider the size of the room and audience when deciding how loud to speak

    Correct Answer
    B. Make sure your volume is constant
    Explanation
    One of the guidelines for using volume is to make sure your volume is constant. This means that you should maintain a consistent level of volume throughout your speech or presentation. This helps to ensure that everyone in the audience can hear you clearly and prevents any confusion or distractions caused by fluctuating volume. By following this guideline, you can effectively communicate your message to the entire audience.

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  • 4. 

    The average person speaks _____ words per minute.  

    • A.

      90–120

    • B.

      120–150

    • C.

      150–180

    • D.

      180–210

    Correct Answer
    B. 120–150
    Explanation
    The average person speaks at a rate of 120-150 words per minute.

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  • 5. 

    _____ can be used to slow down your speaking rate as well as to allow your audience time to linger on a thought or to emphasize a point you are about to make.

    • A.

      Variety

    • B.

      Inflection

    • C.

      Pauses

    • D.

      Fillers

    Correct Answer
    C. Pauses
    Explanation
    Pauses can be used to slow down your speaking rate as well as to allow your audience time to linger on a thought or to emphasize a point you are about to make. By intentionally inserting pauses in your speech, you can create a sense of anticipation and give your audience time to process the information you are presenting. Pauses can also add emphasis and help to emphasize important points, making your speech more impactful and engaging.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is NOT true about using proper punctuation in your speech?

    • A.

      Get feedback from friends and family to make sure you aren’t pronouncing words incorrectly.

    • B.

      If you can’t break the habit of mispronouncing a word, choose an alternate word to use.

    • C.

      Poor pronunciation has no effect on speaker ethos.

    • D.

      Poor pronunciation can cause misunderstanding.

    Correct Answer
    C. Poor pronunciation has no effect on speaker ethos.
    Explanation
    Proper punctuation in speech refers to the correct use of pauses, intonation, and emphasis to convey meaning effectively. The options provided discuss various aspects of using proper punctuation, such as getting feedback to ensure correct pronunciation, choosing alternate words if mispronunciation persists, and the potential for poor pronunciation to cause misunderstandings. However, the statement that "poor pronunciation has no effect on speaker ethos" is not true. Ethos refers to the credibility and trustworthiness of the speaker, and poor pronunciation can negatively impact the perception of the speaker's competence and professionalism, thus affecting their ethos.

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  • 7. 

    Saying “gonna” instead of “going to” is an example of a problem of

    • A.

      Enunciation.

    • B.

      Articulation.

    • C.

      Pronunciation.

    • D.

      Inflection.

    Correct Answer
    B. Articulation.
    Explanation
    Articulation refers to the clear and precise production of speech sounds. Saying "gonna" instead of "going to" is an example of a problem of articulation because it involves the improper pronunciation of the word. In this case, the speaker is not enunciating the individual sounds in "going to" accurately, which affects the clarity and intelligibility of their speech.

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  • 8. 

    Saying “waddyaknow” instead of “what do you know” is an example of poor

    • A.

      Articulation.

    • B.

      Pronunciation.

    • C.

      Enunciation.

    • D.

      Quality.

    Correct Answer
    C. Enunciation.
    Explanation
    The use of "waddyaknow" instead of "what do you know" indicates a poor enunciation. Enunciation refers to the clarity and distinctness with which words are spoken. In this case, the incorrect pronunciation of "what do you know" suggests a lack of clear articulation and pronunciation skills.

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  • 9. 

        Which of the following is NOT true about dialects?    

    • A.

      Dialects can be regional or ethnic.

    • B.

      You should always avoid using a dialect while public speaking.

    • C.

      Dialects help create a cultural identity.

    • D.

      Your dialect can interfere with successful communication if an audience has a different dialect than you do.

    Correct Answer
    B. You should always avoid using a dialect while public speaking.
    Explanation
    Using dialects while public speaking is not always necessary, but it is not always something that should be avoided. Dialects can add flavor and authenticity to a speech, especially if the speaker is representing a specific region or community. However, it is important to consider the audience and their ability to understand the dialect. If the audience is not familiar with the dialect, it may hinder successful communication. Therefore, it is not true that one should always avoid using a dialect while public speaking.

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  • 10. 

    When it comes to eye contact, the bobber

    • A.

      Looks over the heads of the audience.

    • B.

      Looks up and down rhythmically from notes to audience.

    • C.

      Only focuses on one side of the room and ignores the other.

    • D.

      Only looks at one or two audience members.

    Correct Answer
    B. Looks up and down rhythmically from notes to audience.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "looks up and down rhythmically from notes to audience." This answer suggests that the bobber maintains eye contact with both their notes and the audience by looking up and down in a rhythmic manner. This behavior indicates that the bobber is engaged with both their material and the audience, making them an effective communicator.

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