Quiz 6 Week 6

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 653

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Language10 T/F, 1 attempt, 15 minutes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Abstract language is specific, tangible, and definite.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Speaking in the passive rather than the active voice will make your statements clear and assertive instead of indirect and weak.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Repetition is an effective strategy for using language in a speech.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    An analogy compares an unfamiliar concept to a more familiar one in order to increase audience understanding of the unfamiliar concept.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The words old, thing, big, and bad are all examples of abstract language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Language that encourages shared meaning is dialogical in nature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Language that relies on unfounded assumptions, negative descriptions, or stereotypes of a given group's characteristics is termed biased language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Since few contemporary audiences are culturally diverse, a speaker need not be aware of or sensitive to cultural variations in language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Speakers should strive for simplicity by utilizing jargon in their speeches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Audiences are generally not offended when a speaker repeatedly uses the generic pronoun he to refer to both men and women.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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