Public Speaking Test Questions And Answers

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The /p/ sound is a
    • A. 

      Glide.

    • B. 

      Affricate.

    • C. 

      Sibilant.

    • D. 

      Stop-plosive.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following words or phrases is most concrete?
    • A. 

      Dwelling.

    • B. 

      Habitation.

    • C. 

      Cottage.

    • D. 

      Residence.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following words contains a vocal diphthong?
    • A. 

      Upon.

    • B. 

      Driver.

    • C. 

      Carry.

    • D. 

      Toys.

  • 4. 
    A speaker's credibility is MOST clearly determined by the audience's perception of
    • A. 

      Cleanliness and neatness.

    • B. 

      Vocal pitch and volume.

    • C. 

      Posture and stance.

    • D. 

      Competence and character.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements about the nature of the debate is typically FALSE?
    • A. 

      Previous searching analysis reveals a contrast of belief.

    • B. 

      The competition includes setting the opposition.

    • C. 

      Debaters may attack or defend a rendered decision.

    • D. 

      The decision is delayed until both views of the subject have been offered, attacked, and defended.

  • 6. 
    If the item a person wants to use as a visual aid in a speech is too large, too small, or unavailable, the next best choice for a visual aid would be a(n)
    • A. 

      Drawing

    • B. 

      Model

    • C. 

      Chart

    • D. 

      Photograph

  • 7. 
    Which of the following words contains a tongue front vowel sound when spoken?
    • A. 

      Ate

    • B. 

      Above

    • C. 

      Other

    • D. 

      Calm

  • 8. 
    A speaker plans to give a speech about the development of the Pony Express.  In order to deliver her speech most effectively, she should arrange the main points of her speech in _____ order.
    • A. 

      Spatial.

    • B. 

      Topical.

    • C. 

      Problem-solution.

    • D. 

      Chronological.

  • 9. 
    Each of the following is a vocal distortion common to the pronunciation of the /k/ sound EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Denasality.

    • B. 

      Incomplete closure.

    • C. 

      Overaspiration.

    • D. 

      Unvoicing.

  • 10. 
    An introductory speech would LEAST likely be given to
    • A. 

      Build enthusiasm for the upcoming speaker.

    • B. 

      Explain the relationship between yourself and the upcoming speaker.

    • C. 

      Build enthusiasm for the speaker's topic.

    • D. 

      Establish a welcoming climate that will boost the speaker's credibility.

  • 11. 
    A speaker who uses deliberately extravagant exaggeration in a presentation is using the device of
    • A. 

      Distortion.

    • B. 

      Parallelism.

    • C. 

      Hyperbole.

    • D. 

      Equivocation.

  • 12. 
    Most people can focus on a spoken presentation without distraction or daydreaming for
    • A. 

      45-60 seconds.

    • B. 

      1-3 minutes.

    • C. 

      5-10 minutes.

    • D. 

      15-30 minutes.

  • 13. 
    The term for nonverbal communication by means of gestures and other body movements is
    • A. 

      Calisthenics

    • B. 

      Locomotion

    • C. 

      Kinesics

    • D. 

      Actuation

  • 14. 
    In most situations, a careful listener will grasp about _____% of what he/she hears.
    • A. 

      10.

    • B. 

      25.

    • C. 

      50.

    • D. 

      75.

  • 15. 
    Most speeches contain _____ main points.
    • A. 

      2-4.

    • B. 

      5-7.

    • C. 

      7-10.

    • D. 

      8-12.

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