Effective Speaking Chapter 8 Lhs

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Effective Speaking Chapter 8 Lhs

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  • 1. 
    _____ are symbols that you use to create, learn, and use to express your thoughts and feelings. 
    • A. 

      Gestures

    • B. 

      Words

    • C. 

      Signs

    • D. 

      Metaphors

  • 2. 
    _____ created the “triangle of meaning.” 
    • A. 

      Aristotle

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Edward Hall

    • D. 

      Ogden and Richards

  • 3. 
    When Ellen hears the word “hospital” she has an intense, negative reaction. She is experiencing the _____ meaning of the word. 
    • A. 

      Denotative

    • B. 

      Connotative

    • C. 

      Distinctive

    • D. 

      Vivid

  • 4. 
    _____ is learned patterns of beliefs, values, attitudes, norms,practices, customs, and  behaviors shared by a large group of people. 
    • A. 

      Language

    • B. 

      Environment

    • C. 

      Culture

    • D. 

      Denotation

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT true in relation to language and power? 
    • A. 

      It always occurs on the conscious level.

    • B. 

      Language can persuade you to act in a certain way.

    • C. 

      Language allows you to name experiences or things.

    • D. 

      It can bring people together for a common cause.

  • 6. 
    Language _____ means that your audience immediately recognizes and understands your word choices. 
    • A. 

      Specificity

    • B. 

      Correctness

    • C. 

      Appropriateness

    • D. 

      Clarity

  • 7. 
    In order to be specific with your language use, you should do all of the following EXCEPT 
    • A. 

      Use abstract words.

    • B. 

      Eliminate unnecessary words.

    • C. 

      Speak primarily in active voice.

    • D. 

      Avoid clichés.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an example of active voice? 
    • A. 

      The bed was made by him.

    • B. 

      He made the bed.

    • C. 

      The car was washed by the attendant.

    • D. 

      The gift was purchased by Sara.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is an example of gender‐neutral language? 
    • A. 

      Chairperson

    • B. 

      sportsmanship

    • C. 

      Mothering

    • D. 

      Man and wife

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of oral style? 
    • A. 

      Informal language

    • B. 

      Animated language

    • C. 

      Simple sentence structure

    • D. 

      Detailed and complex thoughts

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