Speech 103 Final Exam

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Speech 103 Final Exam

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    People with sound public speaking skills are better equipped to excel in their:
    • A. 

      Careers

    • B. 

      Communities

    • C. 

      Schools

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Who first formally taught rhetoric as a subject?
    • A. 

      Africans

    • B. 

      Ancient Greeks

    • C. 

      Chinese

    • D. 

      Native Americans

    • E. 

      Romans

  • 3. 
    People who are critical thinkers do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Act on emotion

    • B. 

      Evaluate reasoning

    • C. 

      Ignore outside opinions

    • D. 

      Judge immediately

    • E. 

      Rely on assumptions

  • 4. 
    To be effective, the topic of a speech should be which of the following?
    • A. 

      Appealing to the audience

    • B. 

      Common in the mainstream media

    • C. 

      Interesting only to the speaker

    • D. 

      Potentially sensitive to some listeners

    • E. 

      Wide ranging and highly technical

  • 5. 
    The primary goal of a presentation is called the:
    • A. 

      Classical element

    • B. 

      Defining delivery

    • C. 

      Persuasion point

    • D. 

      Rhetorical purpose

    • E. 

      Subjective approach

  • 6. 
    Speakers who raise and lower their voices during their speeches practice which of the following key elements of speech giving?
    • A. 

      Content

    • B. 

      Delivery

    • C. 

      Focus

    • D. 

      Length

    • E. 

      Memory

  • 7. 
    Because ethics can vary across societies, they are considered:
    • A. 

      Adaptable by speaker

    • B. 

      Culturally relative

    • C. 

      Hasty generalizations

    • D. 

      Plagiarism material

    • E. 

      Post hoc fallacies

  • 8. 
    What is the most basic ethical guideline for public speaking?
    • A. 

      Allow no questions from people who disagree.

    • B. 

      Follow only legal guidelines.

    • C. 

      Interpret the truth as needed.

    • D. 

      Take no responsibility for the audience's well-being.

    • E. 

      Tell the audience the truth.

  • 9. 
    A speaker who reads a quote word for word without crediting the author commits:
    • A. 

      Attribution

    • B. 

      Bandwagoning

    • C. 

      Citation

    • D. 

      Plagiarism

    • E. 

      Quoting

  • 10. 
    During a presentation, an effective listener would probably do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Argue with the speaker

    • B. 

      Send text messages

    • C. 

      Sit motionless until the end

    • D. 

      Take notes to prompt recall

    • E. 

      Whisper with other audience members

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of internal noise?
    • A. 

      Beeping fire alarm

    • B. 

      Blinking projector light

    • C. 

      Classroom conversation

    • D. 

      Ringing cell phone

    • E. 

      Worry about an exam

  • 12. 
    All of the following are demographic characteristics except:
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Body clock

    • C. 

      Education

    • D. 

      Gender

    • E. 

      Religion

  • 13. 
    Speakers and audiences who share beliefs, values, and experiences are said to have:
    • A. 

      Common ground

    • B. 

      Demographics

    • C. 

      Fixed responses

    • D. 

      Situational analysis

    • E. 

      Sympathy

  • 14. 
    When speakers capture all ideas that come to mind without evaluating any, they practice:
    • A. 

      Brainstorming

    • B. 

      Informing

    • C. 

      Marking

    • D. 

      Mind mapping

    • E. 

      Word association

  • 15. 
    In general, successful speakers do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Delay topic selection

    • B. 

      Focus on multiple topics

    • C. 

      Randomly select speech content

    • D. 

      Select and stay with topics

    • E. 

      Write many rhetorical purposes

  • 16. 
    A speaker who convinces listeners to begin composting as an environmental effort qualifies as:
    • A. 

      Amusing

    • B. 

      Experienced

    • C. 

      Flexible

    • D. 

      Hostile

    • E. 

      Persuasive

  • 17. 
    Of the characteristics for evaluating sources' credibility, which requires a lack of bias?
    • A. 

      Experience

    • B. 

      Expertise

    • C. 

      Objectivity

    • D. 

      Observational capacity

    • E. 

      Recency

  • 18. 
    All of the following are considered reference works except:
    • A. 

      Atlases

    • B. 

      Dictionaries

    • C. 

      Encyclopedias

    • D. 

      Magazines

    • E. 

      Yearbooks

  • 19. 
    Speakers who take the time to define new terms and provide examples in their presentations use supporting materials primarily to:
    • A. 

      Build listener interest

    • B. 

      Enhance audience understanding

    • C. 

      Entertain audience members

    • D. 

      Evoke listeners' emotions

    • E. 

      Win audience agreement

  • 20. 
    In a speech, expert testimony is designed primarily to:
    • A. 

      Build listener interest

    • B. 

      Enhance audience understanding

    • C. 

      Entertain audience members

    • D. 

      Evoke listeners' emotions

    • E. 

      Win audience buy-in of claims

  • 21. 
    “The cost of horse feed rose 2 percent between 1990 and 2000” is an example of a(n):
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Example

    • C. 

      Narrative

    • D. 

      Statistic

    • E. 

      Testimony

  • 22. 
    Organization is particularly important in oral communication as opposed to written communication because:
    • A. 

      Listeners cannot review material when confused

    • B. 

      Organization only works with spoken words

    • C. 

      People tend to prefer a freeform writing style

    • D. 

      Structure must be heard and not viewed

    • E. 

      Written communication is generally simpler

  • 23. 
    In a well-organized speech, every main point relates to the:
    • A. 

      Audience's preferences

    • B. 

      Listeners' counterarguments

    • C. 

      Presentation's audiovisual aids

    • D. 

      Speaker's personal experience

    • E. 

      Speech's specific purpose

  • 24. 
    To explain why gas prices have risen in recent months, a speaker should adopt which of the following speech organization patterns?
    • A. 

      Causal

    • B. 

      Comparison

    • C. 

      Narrative

    • D. 

      Spatial

    • E. 

      Temporal

  • 25. 
    Effective public speakers gain audience confidence and establish credibility by doing which of the following?
    • A. 

      Establishing common ground

    • B. 

      Exaggerating accomplishments

    • C. 

      Providing numerous statistics

    • D. 

      Revising the facts of real stories

    • E. 

      Telling culturally based jokes

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