Public Speaking Test 3

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  • 1. 
    This is not a question.  Read the following then answer questions 21 thru 24.           (1) I hope I've made it clear that the Chinese navy was far better equipped for long-range sailing in the 15th and 16th centuries than any Western navy that had been assembled.  The Chinese ships were sturdier and more seaworthy -- the Chinese were the first to divide the holds of ships into watertight bulkheads -- and their captains and navigators were equipped with onboard magnetic compasses that European sailors had not yet mastered.           (2) Now that we've seen how much more able the Chinese navy was than its European counterparts, it's important to answer one very important question:  why didn't the Chinese begin colonization and empire-building before the Europeans?           (3) To answer this question, we'll deal first with prevailing Chinese philosophies of the day, and then consider how these ideas affected the voyages of the Chinese Imperial navy.           (4) The first, and perhaps most important, element of 15th century Chinese political pholosophy to consider is extreme pride in it self-sufficiency as a nation.
  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT typically considered to be a guideline for ethical speechmaking?
    • A. 

      Employ reasoning that is above all persuasive.

    • B. 

      Be honest in what you say.

    • C. 

      Be well-informed about your subject.

    • D. 

      Use sound evidience.

  • 3. 
    The type of visual aid best suited for showing comparisons between two or more items is the
    • A. 

      Bar graph.

    • B. 

      Pie graph.

    • C. 

      Chart.

    • D. 

      Scaled model.

  • 4. 
    Each of the following should be used as a guideline for using visual aids to a presentation EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Avoid distributing visual aids among the audience.

    • B. 

      Display visual aids throughout the entire presentation.

    • C. 

      Avoid using a chalkboard for visual aids.

    • D. 

      Explain visual aids concisely.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following persuasive techniques is considered to be abusive?
    • A. 

      We approach.

    • B. 

      Persuading by personality.

    • C. 

      Guilt by association.

    • D. 

      This-or-nothing approach.

  • 6. 
    The task is heavy, the toil is long, and the trials will be severe (Winston Churchill) is an example of
    • A. 

      Alliteration.

    • B. 

      Simile.

    • C. 

      Invention.

    • D. 

      Contrast.

  • 7. 
    Each of the following questions can serve as a test of casual reasoning EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Does the assumed effect occur when the assumed cause is present?

    • B. 

      Are there other possible effects?

    • C. 

      Does the assumed effect occur when the assumed cause is absent?

    • D. 

      Does the assumed effect fail to occur when the assumed cause is present?

  • 8. 
    When a group leader intervenes in a personal dispute among group members, he is fulfilling one of the group's _____ needs.
    • A. 

      Procedural.

    • B. 

      Task.

    • C. 

      Maintenance.

    • D. 

      Emotional.

  • 9. 
    An advantage associated with the use of visual aids during a presentation is that it can
    • A. 

      Distract the audience if not chosen carefully.

    • B. 

      Make the presentation more difficult to remember.

    • C. 

      Interfere with personal contact between speaker and audience.

    • D. 

      Cause difficulty demonstrating abstract concepts.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is LEAST likely to influence the order in which a speech's main points are delivered?
    • A. 

      Topic.

    • B. 

      Means of support.

    • C. 

      Purpose.

    • D. 

      Audience.

  • 11. 
    People in audiences are typically most strongly motivated by
    • A. 

      Habit

    • B. 

      Intellect.

    • C. 

      Loyalty.

    • D. 

      Emotion.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT an articulation problem commonly associated with the /f/ sound?
    • A. 

      Omission.

    • B. 

      Unvoicing.

    • C. 

      Denasality.

    • D. 

      Slack articulation.

  • 13. 
    The conclusion to a speech may typically serve each of the following functions for a subject EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Reinforcement.

    • B. 

      Repetition.

    • C. 

      Visualization.

    • D. 

      Application.

  • 14. 
    The type of visual aid BEST suited for illustrating simple distribution patterns is the
    • A. 

      Bar graph.

    • B. 

      Pie graph.

    • C. 

      Line graph.

    • D. 

      Scaled model.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT a guideline that should be followed in the composition of a speaker's purpose statement? It should
    • A. 

      Be limited to one idea.

    • B. 

      Be expressed as a statement rather than a question.

    • C. 

      Use figurative language when possible.

    • D. 

      Be written as a full infinitive phrase.

  • 16. 
    _____ is the detailed explanation of facts and ideas.
    • A. 

      Narration.

    • B. 

      Exposition.

    • C. 

      Description.

    • D. 

      Definition.

  • 17. 
    Each of the following is a common function of a speech of presentation EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Explain in detail each of the person's accomplishments.

    • B. 

      Acknowledge the recipient's achievements.

    • C. 

      Explain why the person is recieving the award.

    • D. 

      Explain the purpose of the award (if the audience is unfamiliar with it).

  • 18. 
    What is the term for a figure of speech which sudstitutes the name of something associated with an item for the item itself?
    • A. 

      Eponymy.

    • B. 

      Assonance.

    • C. 

      Metonymy.

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia.

  • 19. 
    When speakers quote or paraphrase the words of another person to support their ideas, they are using the device of _____ as support.
    • A. 

      Testimony.

    • B. 

      Affirmation.

    • C. 

      Hypothetical examples.

    • D. 

      Expertise.

  • 20. 
    Each of the following is a factor involved in strengthening a thin voice EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Closing the oral cavity.

    • B. 

      Relaxing the pharyngeal cavity.

    • C. 

      Increased use of abdominal muscles.

    • D. 

      Maintain breath stream until the end of a sentence.

  • 21. 
    The connective material used after (1) can best be classified as
    • A. 

      Internal preview.

    • B. 

      Internal summary.

    • C. 

      A transition.

    • D. 

      A signpost.

  • 22. 
    The connective material used after (2) CAN BEST BE CLASSIFIED AS
    • A. 

      Internal preview.

    • B. 

      Internal summary.

    • C. 

      A transition.

    • D. 

      A signpost.

  • 23. 
    The connective material used after (3) can best be classified as
    • A. 

      Internal preview.

    • B. 

      Internal summary.

    • C. 

      A transition.

    • D. 

      A signpost.

  • 24. 
    The connective material used after (4) can best be classified as
    • A. 

      Internal preview.

    • B. 

      Internal summary.

    • C. 

      A transition.

    • D. 

      A signpost.

  • 25. 
    An audience's disposition toward a topic will typically include each of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Knowledge.

    • B. 

      Attitude.

    • C. 

      Interest.

    • D. 

      Stability.

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