Speech Ch. 1 Review Quiz

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This specific quiz is designed particularly for Speech Chapter 1 review for the English speech class. This topic forms the beginning of the study of English speech and hence, very important. Test your knowledge below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An effective communicator is...

    • A.

      A good listener.

    • B.

      Organized

    • C.

      Knowledgeable on the topic

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    An effective communicator is someone who possesses the ability to listen attentively, allowing them to understand and respond appropriately to others. Additionally, being organized helps them convey their thoughts and ideas clearly and efficiently. Lastly, having knowledge on the topic being discussed enables them to provide accurate and valuable information. Therefore, all of the mentioned qualities - being a good listener, organized, and knowledgeable on the topic - contribute to being an effective communicator.

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  • 2. 

    Messages are carried by symbols

    • A.

      In a few communciation situations

    • B.

      In written but not in spoken communication

    • C.

      In all communication situations

    • D.

      Only in face-to-face communication

    Correct Answer
    C. In all communication situations
    Explanation
    Symbols are a fundamental part of communication as they convey meaning. In all communication situations, whether it is spoken, written, or face-to-face, messages are carried by symbols. In spoken communication, symbols are represented by spoken words and gestures. In written communication, symbols are represented by written words, letters, punctuation marks, and other visual cues. Even in face-to-face communication, symbols are present through facial expressions, body language, and non-verbal cues. Therefore, symbols play a crucial role in conveying messages in all forms of communication.

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  • 3. 

    Communication between two or more people is

    • A.

      Intrapersonal

    • B.

      Interpersonal

    • C.

      Only verbal

    • D.

      Only nonverbal

    Correct Answer
    B. Interpersonal
    Explanation
    Interpersonal communication refers to the exchange of information, ideas, and feelings between two or more people. It involves a mutual understanding and interaction between individuals, allowing them to share thoughts and emotions. Unlike intrapersonal communication, which occurs within an individual's mind, interpersonal communication involves a social context and requires active participation from both parties. Verbal and nonverbal cues are often used in interpersonal communication, making it a comprehensive and dynamic form of interaction. Therefore, the answer "interpersonal" accurately describes communication between two or more people.

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  • 4. 

    Communication is defined as a process of sharing information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Communication is the process of exchanging information between individuals or groups. It involves the sharing of thoughts, ideas, and messages through various channels such as speech, writing, or gestures. Therefore, the statement that communication is defined as a process of sharing information is correct.

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  • 5. 

    Channels of communication are

    • A.

      Sound waves and light waves

    • B.

      The transmitters of messages

    • C.

      Sound wave transmitters

    • D.

      Both a and b

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both a and b. Channels of communication refer to the means through which messages are transmitted. In this case, sound waves and light waves are both channels of communication as they are used to transmit messages. Sound waves are commonly used for verbal communication, while light waves can be used for non-verbal communication through visual cues and signals. Therefore, both sound waves and light waves serve as transmitters of messages in communication.

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  • 6. 

    A formal communication setting includes conversation with family and friends.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A formal communication setting allows for preparation beforehand.

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  • 7. 

    In conversation between two friends,

    • A.

      The receiver never sends a message to the sender.

    • B.

      The receiver sends only nonverbal feedback.

    • C.

      The receiver sends only verbal feedback.

    • D.

      The roles switch back and forth between them.

    Correct Answer
    D. The roles switch back and forth between them.
    Explanation
    In a conversation between two friends, the roles switch back and forth between them. This means that both friends take turns being the sender and the receiver. They alternate between sending messages and receiving messages from each other. This allows for a balanced and interactive conversation where both parties have the opportunity to express themselves and listen to each other.

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  • 8. 

    The nonverbal transmitter(s) in face-to-face communication is(are)

    • A.

      Voice, face, and body

    • B.

      Voice and face

    • C.

      Face and body

    • D.

      Voice and body

    Correct Answer
    A. Voice, face, and body
    Explanation
    In face-to-face communication, the nonverbal transmitters are the voice, face, and body. These three elements play a crucial role in conveying messages and emotions. The voice includes tone, pitch, and volume, which can indicate the speaker's mood or intention. The face, through facial expressions, can express emotions such as happiness, sadness, or anger. The body language, including gestures, posture, and movement, also adds meaning to the message being communicated. Together, these nonverbal cues enhance the overall understanding and interpretation of the communication.

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  • 9. 

    The three kinds of interference that obstruct clear communication are pychological, physical, and...

    Correct Answer
    semantic
    Explanation
    The three kinds of interference that obstruct clear communication are psychological, physical, and semantic.

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  • 10. 

    Direct feedback is easily possible in a television broadcast.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Direct feedback is nearly impossible in a TV broadcast.

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  • 11. 

    Communication is essential in

    • A.

      Meeting social needs

    • B.

      Making decisions

    • C.

      Building relationships

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      Only a and c

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Communication is essential in meeting social needs because it allows individuals to interact, connect, and fulfill their social desires. It is also crucial in making decisions as it enables the exchange of information, ideas, and opinions that are necessary for informed decision-making. Additionally, communication plays a vital role in building relationships as it facilitates understanding, trust, and emotional connection between individuals. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" because communication is necessary for meeting social needs, making decisions, and building relationships.

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  • 12. 

    The first step in the communication process is finding a receiver.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The first step in the communication process is having an idea to communicate.

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  • 13. 

    The sender can find information about the reciever by considering the audience on cultural, sociological, and ___________ levels.

    • A.

      Personal

    • B.

      Individual

    • C.

      Economic

    • D.

      Nonverbal

    Correct Answer
    B. Individual
    Explanation
    The sender can find information about the receiver by considering the audience on cultural, sociological, and individual levels. By taking into account the individual characteristics and preferences of the receiver, the sender can tailor their message to effectively communicate and connect with them. This understanding of the receiver's individuality helps in creating a more personalized and targeted communication approach.

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  • 14. 

    Interpreting the symbols in a message is called ___________.

    • A.

      Decoding

    • B.

      Encoding

    • C.

      Feedback

    • D.

      Nonverbal communication

    Correct Answer
    A. Decoding
    Explanation
    Decoding refers to the process of interpreting the symbols in a message. It involves understanding the meaning behind the symbols and making sense of the message. This is different from encoding, which is the process of converting thoughts and ideas into symbols or a message. Feedback is the response or reaction to a message, while nonverbal communication refers to the use of body language, gestures, and facial expressions to convey meaning.

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