Jour 298: Exam 3 (Ch 11-14)

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Jour 298: Exam 3 (Ch 11-14)

Mr. Warburton, Edinboro University


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Harry Markopolos prepared a report for the SEC that clearly laid out _____red flags in a way that the SEC staff could not understand. (Pg 316-317)
    • A. 

      39

    • B. 

      29

    • C. 

      19

    • D. 

      49

  • 2. 
    If your company owns a gasoline truck that was involved in a fatal accident three days ago, you should speak to the press (Pg 340-342)
    • A. 

      From outlined notes so that the presentation will sound conversational and you can alter the speech if listener feedback indicates confusion.

    • B. 

      From memory so that you can look directly into the camera and assume responsibility for communicating effectively to the masses.

    • C. 

      From a manuscript to protect you from saying something unintentional and from blatant misinterpretation.

    • D. 

      In an impromptu method, because under these circumstances there is little time for preparation.

  • 3. 
    Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? "American Theme Parks & Summer Fun” I. The best theme parks in California. II. The best theme parks in Texas. (Pg 334) III. The best theme parks in Florida.
    • A. 

      Chronological

    • B. 

      Topical

    • C. 

      Geographical

    • D. 

      Causal pattern

  • 4. 
    Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? "Ways to Cut Your Taxes" I. Invest in bank certificates of deposit. II. Get a social security number for any children over five. III. Keep all receipts for nonreimbursed business expenses. IV. Keep all home-improvement receipts. (Pg 334)
    • A. 

      Chronological

    • B. 

      Topical

    • C. 

      Geographical

    • D. 

      Causal pattern

  • 5. 
    Recent research on humor has found that (Pg 337)
    • A. 

      All humor is effective regardless of whether it relates directly to the topic.

    • B. 

      Self-disparaging humor (where speakers make themselves the brunt of a joke) has a negative effect.

    • C. 

      Occupation-disparaging humor (where speakers make fun of their professions) has a negative effect.

    • D. 

      Humor should be avoided by the typical speaker.

  • 6. 
    The first step in preparing an informative presentation should be to (Pg 319)
    • A. 

      Research the topic.

    • B. 

      Determine the topic

    • C. 

      Organize the main points

    • D. 

      Analyze the audience

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the best example of an opening sentence for a speech? (Pg 336-337)
    • A. 

      I want to inform you of the warning signs of cancer.

    • B. 

      Today we will talk about the warning signs of cancer, so everyone can know what to look for.

    • C. 

      Three years ago, one of my best friends--a young woman about your age--was told she had cancer.

    • D. 

      Most of you are unaware of the warning signs of cancer, but you should be; so I am going to tell you about them.

  • 8. 
    A question designed to make the audience think, and for which no answer is expected, is known as a(n) (Pg 336)
    • A. 

      Rhetorical question.

    • B. 

      Paraphrase

    • C. 

      Actual question

    • D. 

      Thinking questions

  • 9. 
    The following is a good example of a thesis statement: (Pg 337-338)
    • A. 

      “After listening to my speech the audience will know the advantages and disadvantages of becoming an airline pilot.”

    • B. 

      “My colleagues will realize that direct access to our new XANUS-2 computer will make our lives easier.”

    • C. 

      “I will inform my audience about the components of organic farming.”

    • D. 

      “Although modern Germany is very much like the United States, German citizens’ nonverbal communication differs in their greetings, social situations, and personal space.

  • 10. 
    The main difference between oral reports and oral briefings has to do with (Pg 318-319)
    • A. 

      The timing of the two types.

    • B. 

      The content of the two types

    • C. 

      The formality of the language

    • D. 

      The type of visuals

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of an appropriate exact purpose? (Pg 322-323)
    • A. 

      I will be talking about how to input data to the new system.

    • B. 

      Inputting data into the new system will become very easy for you once you learn three simple steps.

    • C. 

      After hearing my speech, the audience will understand how to input data into the new system.

    • D. 

      Three steps of the new system.

  • 12. 
    If your Internet search produces too FEW hits, you should (Pg 328)
    • A. 

      Avoid using the Boolean OR.

    • B. 

      Use the wild card (*) to search for all forms of the word.

    • C. 

      Use phrases enclosed with quotations marks.

    • D. 

      Specify additional words using a plus (+) sign or AND.

  • 13. 
    About the Internet, you should know the following: (Pg 326)
    • A. 

      Libraries now have as much as 80% of their references and circulating collections available electronically.

    • B. 

      Examples of commercial databases are Google, Dogpile, and Yahoo.

    • C. 

      “Surfing the web” is an excellent way to prepare for your speech.

    • D. 

      For searching as many sites as possible use a metasearch engine.

  • 14. 
    Journal articles that are selected for publication for their quality by a panel of reviewers are referred to as (Pg 329)
    • A. 

      Select

    • B. 

      Refereed

    • C. 

      Specialized

    • D. 

      Scholarly

  • 15. 
    The steps in the preparation of an informative presentation in order are (Pg 315)
    • A. 

      Prewriting, writing, revising, delivering.

    • B. 

      Attention, need, satisfaction, visualization, action.

    • C. 

      Ethos, logos, pathos.

    • D. 

      Plan, research, organize, deliver.

  • 16. 
    Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? (pg. 334)“Preparing an Elegant Mincemeat-Pear Tart"I. Prepare the pastry.II. Prepare the streusel topping.III. Bake crust 20 minutes at 350 degrees.IV. Arrange mincemeat and pears into partially baked crust.V. Add streusel topping and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees.
    • A. 

      Chronological

    • B. 

      Topical

    • C. 

      Geographical

    • D. 

      Casual patte

  • 17. 
    Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? (p. 334)"The Best of XYZ Software"I. XYZ allows typing in columns.II. XYZ creates perfect footnotes.III. XYZ automatically outlines and indexes.
    • A. 

      Chronological

    • B. 

      Topical

    • C. 

      Geographical

    • D. 

      Casual pattern

  • 18. 
    In the following presentation, are the main points organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? (p. 334)“Cigarettes and Your Health"I.   Cigarette smoke releases toxic substances into the air.II. Toxic substances from cigarettes are linked to several chronic health problems.
    • A. 

      Chronological

    • B. 

      Topical

    • C. 

      Geographical

    • D. 

      Casual pattern

  • 19. 
    According to Sandberg, how much money do bad PowerPoint presentations cost companies in wasted time? (Pg 353)
    • A. 

      $155 million

    • B. 

      $177 million

    • C. 

      $203 million

    • D. 

      $252 million

  • 20. 
    Statistics should be (Pg 359)
    • A. 

      Used sparingly.

    • B. 

      Reported exactly as they appear in the original source.

    • C. 

      Used liberally as needed.

    • D. 

      Given without reference to the source,

  • 21. 
    Information from experts (Pg 361)
    • A. 

      Should be quoted directly, not paraphrased.

    • B. 

      Should have the expert’s qualifications cited if they are not known to the audience

    • C. 

      Should be long and detailed to keep audience interest.

    • D. 

      Are used for clarification only.

  • 22. 
    Verbal supports used for both clarification and proof include all but one of the following: (Pg 356)
    • A. 

      Literal comparison

    • B. 

      Figurative comparison

    • C. 

      Factual illustration

    • D. 

      Examples

    • E. 

      Statistics

  • 23. 
    Factual illustrations
    • A. 

      Are detailed narratives about someone who could exist.

    • B. 

      Are made up by the speaker to fit a particular situation.

    • C. 

      Must be possible or likely.

    • D. 

      Gain attention and involve the audience personally.

  • 24. 
    The factual illustration (Pg 356)
    • A. 

      Describes an event that actually happened.

    • B. 

      Points out similarities or differences between two or more items from the same class or category.

    • C. 

      Is used in groups of two or three for the best impact.

    • D. 

      Tells about an event that could happen or probably will happen.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following demonstrates the most important rule in the successful use of statistics? (Pg 359)
    • A. 

      There are 1.1 billion people in China.

    • B. 

      There are 1,001,142,615 people in China.

    • C. 

      One fourth of the world's population lives in China.

    • D. 

      Gain attention and involve the audience personally.

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