Effective Speaking Chapter 2 Lhs

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Effective Speaking Chapter 2 Lhs

Selecting you topic and Purpose.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The unrestricted aim of your speech is called the 
    • A. 

      Specific purpose.

    • B. 

      General purpose.

    • C. 

      Thesis.

    • D. 

      Goal.​

  • 2. 
    Which of the following does NOT have the general purpose of “to inform”? 
    • A. 

      a speech on the symptoms of bipolar disorder

    • B. 

      A speech on the steps to iron a dress shirt

    • C. 

      A speech honoring veterans on Veteran’s Day

    • D. 

      A speech given to the class on the types of scholarships available on campus​

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT an ethical guideline for selecting a topic? 
    • A. 

      Select a topic that fits the audience and occasion

    • B. 

      Persuasive topics should focus on individuals, not on issues

    • C. 

      Your topic should not be harmful to you or to your audience

    • D. 

      Select a topic that is worth the audience’s time

  • 4. 
    Another term for the central idea is 
    • A. 

      preview.

    • B. 

      Thesis statement.

    • C. 

      Specific purpose.

    • D. 

      Objective.​

  • 5. 
    When taking steps to narrow your topic, the objective refers toa. a single sentence summarizing your speech.b. the particular outcome or behavior you want your audience to experience after hearing your speech.c. the backbone that makes up the body of the speech.d. a single statement combining your general purpose and your audience.
    • A. 

      A single sentence summarizing your speech.

    • B. 

      The particular outcome or behavior you want your audience to experience after hearing your speech.

    • C. 

      the backbone that makes up the body of the speech.

    • D. 

      A single statement combining your general purpose and your audience.​

  • 6. 
    Which of the following shows the steps to narrowing your topic in the correct order? 
    • A. 

      Identify central idea, identify specific purpose, evaluate central idea, and construct a working outline

    • B. 

      Identify central idea, evaluate central idea, identify the specific purpose, and construct a working outline

    • C. 

      Identify specific purpose, identify central idea, evaluate central idea, and construct a working outline

    • D. 

      Identify specific purpose, identify central idea, construct working outline, and evaluate central idea​

  • 7. 
    In the following specific purpose, “To persuade my classmates to eat a low-carb diet,” “to eat a low-carb diet” is called the 
    • A. 

      General purpose.

    • B. 

      Objective.

    • C. 

      Ultimate goal.

    • D. 

      Central idea.​

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is an effective central idea? 
    • A. 

      What are the benefits of weight training?O

    • B. 

      Training with free weights has physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits.

    • C. 

      The benefits of weight training.

    • D. 

      Weight training and walking are two very important activities for our physical health.​

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT true in regard to the working outline? 
    • A. 

      It contains your topic, general purpose, specific purpose, and central idea.

    • B. 

      It contains your working main points.

    • C. 

      It is often handwritten.

    • D. 

      It should be detailed and comprehensive.​

  • 10. 
    What is NOT a guideline for evaluating your working main points? 
    • A. 

      Relate them back to the central idea

    • B. 

      Make sure each point covers only one key idea

    • C. 

      Construct each main point in different ways

    • D. 

      Spend roughly the same amount of time on each point​

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