Effective Speaking Chapter 3 - Lhs

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  • 1. 

    _____ are often considered extremely reliable, usually contain  a lot of detailed information, often have bibliographies or  source notes, and can contain quotable passages for  emotional appeals. 

    • A.

      Books

    • B.

      Blogs

    • C.

      Newspapers

    • D.

      Newsletters

    Correct Answer
    A. Books
    Explanation
    Books are often considered extremely reliable sources of information because they usually contain a lot of detailed information, often have bibliographies or source notes, and can contain quotable passages for emotional appeals. Books are a valuable resource for research and can provide in-depth knowledge on a particular topic. They are often written by experts in the field and undergo a rigorous editing and publishing process, which enhances their reliability. Additionally, books can be referenced and cited in academic work, making them a trusted source of information.

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  • 2. 

    _____ are often viewed as current and reliable, feature condensed information, and  use accessible language. 

    • A.

      Books

    • B.

      Web site

    • C.

      Newspapers

    • D.

      Journals

    Correct Answer
    C. Newspapers
    Explanation
    Newspapers are often viewed as current and reliable sources of information because they provide condensed information and use accessible language. They are published daily or weekly, allowing them to cover recent events and provide up-to-date news. Newspapers also go through a rigorous editing process, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the information they present. Additionally, newspapers use language that is easily understandable by the general public, making them accessible to a wide range of readers.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following databases would be most helpful for researching the cervical cancer vaccine? 

    • A.

      CQ Weekly

    • B.

      OVID

    • C.

      Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

    • D.

      ERIC

    Correct Answer
    B. OVID
    Explanation
    OVID is the most helpful database for researching the cervical cancer vaccine because it is a comprehensive database that covers a wide range of medical and scientific literature. It is specifically designed for healthcare professionals and researchers, providing access to a vast collection of journals, books, and conference proceedings in the field of medicine. OVID allows users to search for specific keywords and topics related to cervical cancer and vaccines, making it an ideal choice for conducting in-depth research on this subject.

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  • 4. 

    _____ are especially useful when looking for emotional appeal examples. 

    • A.

      Commercial Web sites

    • B.

      Nonprofit organization Web sites

    • C.

      Blogs

    • D.

      Personal Web sites

    Correct Answer
    B. Nonprofit organization Web sites
    Explanation
    Nonprofit organization websites are especially useful when looking for emotional appeal examples because these websites often focus on promoting a cause or raising awareness about a particular issue. They are designed to evoke emotions and connect with the audience on a deeper level. Nonprofit organizations often use powerful storytelling, compelling images, and personal narratives to engage visitors and elicit an emotional response. Therefore, exploring nonprofit organization websites can provide a wealth of examples of how emotional appeal can be effectively used in communication and marketing strategies.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is NOT an advantage of using commercial Web sites as sources? 

    • A.

      They are usually contain bias.

    • B.

      They can include information not found in print.

    • C.

      They are often current.

    • D.

      They are often seen as They are often seen as reliable by the audience.

    Correct Answer
    A. They are usually contain bias.
    Explanation
    Commercial websites are not usually unbiased sources of information. They often have a specific agenda or bias due to their commercial nature, as they may be promoting a product or service. This bias can affect the accuracy and objectivity of the information presented on these websites. Therefore, this is not an advantage of using commercial websites as sources.

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  • 6. 

    _____is/are useful for searching other, often smaller or unknown, engines and specialized sites. 

    • A.

      General search engines

    • B.

      Metasearch engines

    • C.

      Web directories

    • D.

      The Invisible Web

    Correct Answer
    B. Metasearch engines
    Explanation
    Metasearch engines are useful for searching other, often smaller or unknown, engines and specialized sites. Unlike general search engines, metasearch engines gather results from multiple search engines and present them to the user in a single list. This allows users to save time by not having to search each individual search engine separately. Metasearch engines are particularly helpful when searching for niche or specific information that may not be easily found on popular search engines.

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  • 7. 

    “According to the Official Web site of Stephenie Meyer, on May 1, 2010, the core idea for Twilight was a dream Meyer had one night.” This is an example of an oral citation of a _____.

    • A.

      Blog.

    • B.

      Personal Web site.

    • C.

      Nonprofit organization Web site.

    • D.

      Commercial Web site

    Correct Answer
    B. Personal Web site.
    Explanation
    The given statement is an example of an oral citation of a personal website because it refers to the official website of Stephenie Meyer, who is the author of the Twilight series. The information provided in the statement is based on what is mentioned on her personal website.

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  • 8. 

    What is wrong with the following survey question? “Tell me if you prefer name brand or generic grocery products and list your favorite products.” 

    • A.

      It is a leading question.

    • B.

      It is asking two different questions

    • C.

      It is asking for demographic information

    • D.

      It uses overly technical language.

    Correct Answer
    B. It is asking two different questions
    Explanation
    The given survey question is asking respondents to state their preference between name brand and generic grocery products, as well as list their favorite products. These are two separate questions as they are asking for different types of information. The question should be revised to focus on one specific aspect, either asking about preference or asking about favorite products, to avoid confusion and ensure accurate responses.

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  • 9. 

    ____ are valuable for collecting information from a large  group of people and allow you to collect a wide variety of information in a relatively easy and economical manner. 

    • A.

      Surveys

    • B.

      Interviews

    • C.

      Media‐assisted interviews

    • D.

      Blogs

    Correct Answer
    A. Surveys
    Explanation
    Surveys are valuable for collecting information from a large group of people and allow you to collect a wide variety of information in a relatively easy and economical manner. Surveys can be conducted online or through paper forms, making them accessible to a large number of participants. They can cover a wide range of topics and can include multiple-choice questions, open-ended questions, or rating scales. Surveys also provide anonymity to participants, which can encourage honest responses. Overall, surveys are a versatile and efficient method of gathering information from a large population.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is NOT a guideline for a research interview? 

    • A.

      Plan your interview to last 30–60 minutes

    • B.

      Use more closed‐ended questions than open‐ended

    • C.

      Ask permission if you decide to tape the interview

    • D.

      Research the interviewee’s background

    Correct Answer
    B. Use more closed‐ended questions than open‐ended
    Explanation
    Using more closed-ended questions than open-ended questions is not a guideline for a research interview. Closed-ended questions limit the respondent's answer options to a set of predetermined choices, while open-ended questions allow for more detailed and subjective responses. In a research interview, it is generally recommended to use a combination of both types of questions to gather comprehensive and meaningful data.

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