Effective Speaking Chapter 13

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  • 1. 
    The first step in the informative speaking process is to
    • A. 

      Conduct research.

    • B. 

      Construct the outline.

    • C. 

      Choose a focused topic.

    • D. 

      Evaluate the speech.

  • 2. 
    The last step in the informative speaking process is
    • A. 

      Creating.

    • B. 

      Presenting.

    • C. 

      Researching.

    • D. 

      listening and evaluating.

  • 3. 
    Language usage, delivery, and presentation aids fall under the _____ stage of informative speaking.
    • A. 

      Presenting

    • B. 

      Creating

    • C. 

      listening and evaluating

    • D. 

      Researching

  • 4. 
    _____ gives your audience completely new knowledge, skills, or understanding about your topic or increases their current knowledge, skills, or understanding.
    • A. 

      Informative speaking

    • B. 

      Critical thinking

    • C. 

      Persuasive speaking

    • D. 

      Invitational speaking

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a benchmark of great informative speaking?
    • A. 

      Accuracy

    • B. 

      Emotional appeal

    • C. 

      Unity

    • D. 

      Inclusiveness

  • 6. 
    D’Angelo gave a speech on teacup pigs. This is an example of a speech to
    • A. 

      Instruct.

    • B. 

      Report.

    • C. 

      Describe.

    • D. 

      Explain.

  • 7. 
    A speech on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military would be a speech to
    • A. 

      Describe.

    • B. 

      Explain.

    • C. 

      Instruct.

    • D. 

      Report.

  • 8. 
    Aaqib gave a speech showing how to make roasted pumpkin seeds. This is an example of a speech to
    • A. 

      Report.

    • B. 

      Describe.

    • C. 

      Instruct.

    • D. 

      Explain.

  • 9. 
    You will most likely give a speech to _____ when you are part of an organization or group.
    • A. 

      Instruct

    • B. 

      Report

    • C. 

      Explain

    • D. 

      Describe

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT an effective reminder for getting to know the audience and situation?
    • A. 

      Learn about your audience through research

    • B. 

      Assume that one audience will be similar to the next

    • C. 

      interview someone to learn about the audience

    • D. 

      Survey potential audience members

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT a helpful tip for selecting and narrowing your informative topic?
    • A. 

      Consider topics that fulfill an informative purpose and that fit the assignment in class

    • B. 

      Choose topics that you think your audience would like to know more about

    • C. 

      Consider topics that you are comfortable talking about

    • D. 

      wait until you have narrowed your topic to start conducting research

  • 12. 
    A single statement that merges together your general purpose, your specific audience, and your objective for the speech is called the
    • A. 

      Central idea.

    • B. 

      Specific purpose.

    • C. 

      Thesis.

    • D. 

      Idea bank.

  • 13. 
    “To inform my classmates about the process of hydroponics” is an example of a
    • A. 

      Specific purpose.

    • B. 

      General purpose.

    • C. 

      Central idea.

    • D. 

      Topic statement.

  • 14. 
    The concise, one-sentence summary or preview of exactly what you want to say in your speech is called the
    • A. 

      Specific purpose.

    • B. 

      General purpose.

    • C. 

      Central idea.

    • D. 

      WOW statement.

  • 15. 
    All of the following are guidelines for researching an informative speech EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Find materials that will interest your audience because they are relevant, unique, and current.

    • B. 

      If the topic is complex, be sure to use materials from multiple perspectives and means.

    • C. 

      Select material with a language level that is appropriate for your audience.

    • D. 

      Select material with a language level that matches your own level of expertise.

  • 16. 
    The order of intensity strategy is useful for all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Speeches to report.

    • B. 

      Speeches to describe.

    • C. 

      Speeches to instruct.

    • D. 

      Speeches to explain.

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