Effective Speaking Quiz Chapter 9 Lhs

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Effective Speaking Quiz Chapter 9 Lhs

Questions and Answers
  • 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.

  • 2. 
    Having a pitch that doesn’t fluctuate is called a(n) _____.
    • A. 

      Dialect

    • B. 

      Inflection

    • C. 

      Monotone

    • D. 

      Static evaluation

  • 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

  • 4. 
    The average person speaks _____ words per minute.  
    • A. 

      90–120

    • B. 

      120–150

    • C. 

      150–180

    • D. 

      180–210

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 7. 
    Saying “gonna” instead of “going to” is an example of a problem of
    • A. 

      Enunciation.

    • B. 

      Articulation.

    • C. 

      Pronunciation.

    • D. 

      Inflection.

  • 8. 
    Saying “waddyaknow” instead of “what do you know” is an example of poor
    • A. 

      Articulation.

    • B. 

      Pronunciation.

    • C. 

      Enunciation.

    • D. 

      Quality.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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