Speech Ch. 5 Review

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English is a universal language and every student needs to be familiar with it. Based on chapter 5 review, this quiz tests your insight an understanding on the subject and chapter. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An informative speech can have many effects on listeners, but the primary effect should be their _______________.

    • A.

      Belief that the speaker is truthful

    • B.

      Change of opinion onthe topic

    • C.

      Enjoyment of the message

    • D.

      Greater knowledge of the topic

    Correct Answer
    D. Greater knowledge of the topic
    Explanation
    An informative speech is designed to provide the audience with new information and insights on a particular topic. The primary effect of an informative speech should be the audience gaining a greater knowledge of the topic. This means that after listening to the speech, the audience should have learned something new and have a deeper understanding of the subject matter. While the other options may also be secondary effects of an informative speech, the main goal is to increase the audience's knowledge.

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  • 2. 

    Of the methods used to present information, the one that is similar to storytelling is description.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Narration is similar to storytelling.

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  • 3. 

    Observational details are especially well suited to being presented in _______.

    • A.

      Dictionary definitions

    • B.

      Narration

    • C.

      Oral reports

    • D.

      Sensory description

    Correct Answer
    D. Sensory description
    Explanation
    Observational details, which involve using our senses to gather information, are best presented in sensory description. Sensory description allows the reader or listener to vividly imagine the scene or situation being described by appealing to their senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. This type of description helps to create a more immersive and engaging experience for the audience, enabling them to better understand and connect with the subject matter.

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  • 4. 

    Words that symbolize ideas that cannot be perceived by the senses are _______.

    • A.

      Abstract

    • B.

      Classified

    • C.

      Concrete

    • D.

      Defined

    Correct Answer
    A. Abstract
    Explanation
    Abstract is the correct answer because it refers to words that represent concepts or ideas that cannot be directly observed or perceived through the senses. Unlike concrete words, which refer to tangible objects or things that can be seen, touched, heard, smelled, or tasted, abstract words represent intangible concepts such as emotions, thoughts, or qualities. Therefore, abstract is the most appropriate choice to describe words that symbolize ideas that cannot be perceived by the senses.

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  • 5. 

    A speech whose purpose is to explain how something si done is called a process speech.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A speech whose purpose is to explain how something is done is called a process speech. This type of speech focuses on providing step-by-step instructions or a detailed explanation of a particular process or procedure. It aims to educate the audience and help them understand the sequence of actions or the method involved in accomplishing a task or achieving a specific outcome. By presenting information in a clear and organized manner, a process speech enables the listeners to grasp and replicate the process effectively.

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  • 6. 

    A detailed factual account based on research is called a _______.

    • A.

      Definition

    • B.

      Description

    • C.

      Narration

    • D.

      Report

    Correct Answer
    D. Report
    Explanation
    A detailed factual account based on research is called a report. Reports are typically structured and organized documents that present information and findings in a clear and concise manner. They often include an introduction, methodology, results, and conclusion sections, providing a comprehensive overview of a particular topic or subject. Unlike a definition, which provides a concise explanation of a term, a report goes beyond that by presenting detailed information and analysis based on research. Similarly, while a description and narration may provide some level of detail, they do not necessarily involve research or present factual accounts in the same systematic manner as a report does.

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  • 7. 

    The speaker's first step in preparing a message is _____.

    • A.

      Drafting an outline

    • B.

      Limiting the topic

    • C.

      Making observations

    • D.

      Reading reference material

    Correct Answer
    B. Limiting the topic
    Explanation
    The speaker's first step in preparing a message is limiting the topic. This means that before starting to draft an outline or gather reference material, the speaker focuses on narrowing down the subject matter of the message. By limiting the topic, the speaker ensures that the message stays focused and avoids becoming too broad or overwhelming for the audience. This step helps in creating a clear and concise message that effectively conveys the intended information or ideas.

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  • 8. 

    Chronological order would be least useful with information about _______.

    • A.

      A tour of the White House

    • B.

      How to change a bicycle tire

    • C.

      Major battles in the Civil War

    • D.

      Sequential steps in hitting a golf ball

    Correct Answer
    A. A tour of the White House
    Explanation
    Chronological order is a method of organizing information based on the order of events or steps in a sequence. It is most useful when the order of events is important for understanding the topic. In the case of a tour of the White House, the order in which rooms or areas are visited may not be crucial to understanding the topic. The focus is more on the historical and cultural significance of the White House rather than the specific sequence of rooms visited. Therefore, chronological order would be least useful with information about a tour of the White House.

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  • 9. 

    In ________ order, ideas are arranged in their increasing order of importance.

    • A.

      Chronological

    • B.

      Climactic

    • C.

      Spatial

    • D.

      Topical

    Correct Answer
    B. Climactic
    Explanation
    In climactic order, ideas are arranged in their increasing order of importance. This means that the ideas are presented in a way that builds up to a climax or a peak, where the most important idea is emphasized. This order helps to create a sense of anticipation and impact for the reader or listener, as they are led through a progression of ideas that gradually become more significant.

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  • 10. 

    An informative speech that presented the conditions that resulted in the Great Depression would likely be organized according to ______ order.

    Correct Answer
    cause-and-effect
    cause and effect
    cause & effect
    Explanation
    An informative speech that presented the conditions that resulted in the Great Depression would likely be organized according to cause-and-effect order. This is because cause-and-effect order is a logical way to present information about the factors that led to a specific event or phenomenon. By explaining the causes of the Great Depression and then discussing their effects, the speaker would provide a clear understanding of the sequence of events and how they contributed to the economic downturn.

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  • 11. 

    If your listeners have had no experience with the topic, you should

    • A.

      Change topics if at all possible

    • B.

      Poll them on their willingness to listen

    • C.

      Provide the background experience they lack

    • D.

      Relate the topic to information they do know

    Correct Answer
    D. Relate the topic to information they do know
    Explanation
    When your listeners have no prior experience with the topic, it is important to relate the topic to information they do know. This helps them to understand and grasp the new concept by connecting it to something familiar. By making these connections, you can make the topic more relatable and accessible to your audience, increasing their engagement and comprehension. This approach allows you to bridge the knowledge gap and effectively communicate the subject matter to your listeners.

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  • 12. 

    A speaker's use of technical language usually has the effect of ______ an unknowledgeable audience.

    • A.

      Confusing

    • B.

      Convincing

    • C.

      Impressing

    • D.

      Informing

    Correct Answer
    A. Confusing
    Explanation
    When a speaker uses technical language, it tends to confuse an unknowledgeable audience. Technical language often consists of specialized terms and jargon that may be unfamiliar to those who are not well-versed in the subject matter. This can make it difficult for the audience to understand the speaker's message and may leave them feeling confused or overwhelmed. Therefore, the correct answer is "confusing."

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  • 13. 

    A(n) ______  uses the principle of association to help people remember information.

    • A.

      Audiovisual aid

    • B.

      Mnemonic device

    • C.

      Organizational pattern

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Mnemonic device
    Explanation
    A mnemonic device is a tool or technique that helps people remember information by associating it with something else. It can be a word, phrase, or image that serves as a memory aid. Mnemonic devices are commonly used in education to assist students in recalling facts, formulas, or sequences. They work by creating a connection between new information and existing knowledge, making it easier to retrieve the information later on. Examples of mnemonic devices include acronyms, rhymes, and visualization techniques. Therefore, a mnemonic device fits the description of a tool that uses the principle of association to help people remember information.

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  • 14. 

    The term that refers to the distinguishing character of the speaker is ______.

    • A.

      Ethos (authority)

    • B.

      Logos (logic)

    • C.

      Pathos (emotion)

    • D.

      Personality

    Correct Answer
    A. Ethos (authority)
    Explanation
    Ethos refers to the credibility and authority of the speaker. It is the distinguishing character of the speaker that helps establish trust and persuade the audience. This term emphasizes the speaker's expertise, knowledge, and reputation, which ultimately enhances their persuasive power. It is different from personality, as ethos specifically focuses on the speaker's authority and credibility rather than their individual traits or characteristics.

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  • 15. 

    A critique of an informative speech should be _________

    • A.

      Balanced in its use of positive and negative comments

    • B.

      Focused on helping the speaker recognize the flaws in his or her presentation

    • C.

      Oral to have maximum effect on the speaker

    • D.

      Written to have maximum effect on the speaker

    Correct Answer
    A. Balanced in its use of positive and negative comments
    Explanation
    A critique of an informative speech should be balanced in its use of positive and negative comments. This means that the critique should not only highlight the strengths and positive aspects of the presentation but also point out any weaknesses or areas for improvement. By providing a balanced critique, the speaker can receive constructive feedback that acknowledges their strengths while also helping them recognize and address any flaws in their presentation. This approach promotes growth and improvement in the speaker's skills and delivery.

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