Effective Speaking Chapter 16 - Lhs

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Effective Speaking Chapter 16 - Lhs - Quiz

Special Occasion Speeches


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the first step in creating a special occasion speech?

    • A.

      Research for suitable material

    • B.

      Create your outline

    • C.

      Determine the purpose and type of speech

    • D.

      Practice your delivery so you sound conversational

    Correct Answer
    C. Determine the purpose and type of speech
    Explanation
    The first step in creating a special occasion speech is to determine the purpose and type of speech. This is important because it helps to establish the overall direction and tone of the speech. By understanding the purpose and type of speech, the speaker can tailor their content and delivery to effectively engage the audience and meet the specific goals of the occasion. Researching for suitable material, creating an outline, and practicing delivery are important steps that come after determining the purpose and type of speech.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is NOT something to consider when writing your special occasion speech?

    • A.

      Remember that these speeches tend to be “one size fits all”

    • B.

      Let the special occasion determine the type of speech you will give

    • C.

      Special occasion speeches can be very culturally specific

    • D.

      Select the best topic that fits you, your audience, and the occasion

    Correct Answer
    A. Remember that these speeches tend to be “one size fits all”
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because it states that one should not consider that special occasion speeches tend to be "one size fits all." This means that special occasion speeches should not be generic or generalized, but rather tailored to the specific occasion and audience.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is NOT a guideline for presenting your special occasion speech?

    • A.

      Use language that is familiar, concrete, and appropriate

    • B.

      Practice your delivery so that you are natural and confident

    • C.

      Always use presentational aids

    • D.

      Consider using presentational aids only when appropriate to the type of speech

    Correct Answer
    C. Always use presentational aids
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "always use presentational aids." This is not a guideline for presenting a special occasion speech because the use of presentational aids should only be considered when appropriate to the type of speech. It is not necessary to always use presentational aids, as they may not always enhance the message or be relevant to the occasion. The other options, such as using familiar language, practicing delivery, and considering appropriate presentational aids, are all valid guidelines for presenting a special occasion speech.

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  • 4. 

    In a(n) _____ speech, the intent of the speaker is to mark a specific event by making it a time to rejoice, honor, arouse, or amuse.

    • A.

      Informative

    • B.

      persuasive

    • C.

      Special occasion

    • D.

      Demonstration

    Correct Answer
    C. Special occasion
    Explanation
    A special occasion speech is given with the purpose of celebrating, honoring, arousing emotions, or amusing the audience. This type of speech is delivered to mark a specific event or occasion, such as a wedding, graduation, anniversary, or birthday. The speaker aims to create a joyful and memorable experience for the audience by tailoring their speech to the unique nature of the occasion.

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  • 5. 

    A speech marking the events on 9/11 would be a speech to

    • A.

      Celebrate.

    • B.

      Entertain.

    • C.

      Commemorate.

    • D.

      Inspire.

    Correct Answer
    C. Commemorate.
    Explanation
    A speech marking the events on 9/11 would be a speech to commemorate. This is because commemorating means to honor and remember a significant event or person. 9/11 is a tragic event in American history, and a speech about it would be focused on remembering and paying tribute to the lives lost and the impact it had on the nation. Celebrating, entertaining, or inspiring would not be appropriate in this context.

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  • 6. 

    As the valedictorian, Leslie got to speak on stage at graduation. This is an example of a speech to

    • A.

      Entertain.

    • B.

      Celebrate.

    • C.

      Inspire.

    • D.

      Commemorate.

    Correct Answer
    C. Inspire.
    Explanation
    The valedictorian is typically chosen for their academic achievements and leadership qualities. As such, their speech at graduation is expected to motivate and encourage their fellow graduates to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in the future. Therefore, it can be inferred that Leslie's speech is meant to inspire the audience rather than entertain, celebrate, or commemorate.

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  • 7. 

    The primary difference in special occasion speaking versus informative and persuasive speaking is that this speech is determined more by the ______ than anything else.

    • A.

      Audience

    • B.

      Objective

    • C.

      Situation

    • D.

      Occasion

    Correct Answer
    D. Occasion
    Explanation
    The primary difference in special occasion speaking versus informative and persuasive speaking is that this speech is determined more by the occasion than anything else. Unlike informative and persuasive speaking, where the focus is on providing information or persuading the audience, special occasion speaking is centered around the specific event or celebration. The content, tone, and style of the speech are all influenced by the occasion, making it distinct from other types of speaking.

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  • 8. 

    As a special occasion speaker, which of the following is NOT a guideline to help you determine the purpose of the occasion?

    • A.

      Try to get an idea of the atmosphere of the location

    • B.

      Find out the purpose of both the overall event and the specific event

    • C.

      Make sure your speech stands out from others in terms of mood and theme

    • D.

      Find out if someone is introducing you and make sure you don’t repeat what he/she says

    Correct Answer
    C. Make sure your speech stands out from others in terms of mood and theme
    Explanation
    The given answer, "make sure your speech stands out from others in terms of mood and theme," is not a guideline to help determine the purpose of the occasion because it focuses on the individual speaker's speech rather than the overall purpose of the event. The other options, such as getting an idea of the atmosphere, finding out the purpose of the event, and ensuring no repetition with the introducer, are all relevant in understanding the purpose of the occasion.

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  • 9. 

    Nate gave the eulogy at his best friend’s funeral. His speech, therefore, had the general purpose of to

    • A.

      Commemorate,

    • B.

      Celebrate.

    • C.

      Inspire.

    • D.

      Convince.

    Correct Answer
    A. Commemorate,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "commemorate." Nate gave the eulogy at his best friend's funeral, which suggests that his speech was meant to honor and remember his friend's life. The purpose of a eulogy is typically to commemorate the deceased and their contributions, making this the most fitting choice. "Celebrate" and "inspire" may not be appropriate in the context of a funeral, and "convince" does not align with the intention of a eulogy.

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  • 10. 

    A sermon can be considered as a speech to

    • A.

      Inspire.

    • B.

      Entertain.

    • C.

      Celebrate.

    • D.

      Commemorate.

    Correct Answer
    A. Inspire.
    Explanation
    A sermon is a type of speech that is commonly delivered in a religious setting, such as a church or mosque. Its purpose is to inspire and motivate the audience, often by providing guidance, encouragement, and moral teachings. The main goal of a sermon is to uplift and ignite a sense of inspiration or spiritual awakening among the listeners. Therefore, the correct answer is "inspire."

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is NOT a guideline for analyzing your audience for your special occasion speech?

    • A.

      Research the demographics of the audience

    • B.

      Talk to someone else to learn about your audience

    • C.

      Consider the personal, social, and psychological traits of your audience

    • D.

      Audience analysis is irrelevant since your main focus should be on the general purpose of the speech

    Correct Answer
    D. Audience analysis is irrelevant since your main focus should be on the general purpose of the speech
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "audience analysis is irrelevant since your main focus should be on the general purpose of the speech." This answer is incorrect because audience analysis is an essential guideline for delivering an effective special occasion speech. Understanding the demographics, talking to someone else to gather information, and considering the personal, social, and psychological traits of the audience help tailor the speech to resonate with the listeners and make it more engaging and impactful.

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  • 12. 

    Most special occasion speeches will be delivered using the _____ method.

    • A.

      Impromptu

    • B.

      Memorized

    • C.

      Manuscript

    • D.

      Extemporaneous

    Correct Answer
    D. Extemporaneous
    Explanation
    Extemporaneous speeches are the most common method used for delivering special occasion speeches. Unlike impromptu speeches, which are given without any prior preparation, extemporaneous speeches are prepared in advance but delivered in a more spontaneous and conversational manner. This method allows the speaker to have a general outline or key points to follow, while still allowing for flexibility and adaptability in the delivery. Memorized speeches involve memorizing the entire speech word for word, while manuscript speeches are read directly from a written script.

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