Speech Ch. 5 Review

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Speech Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    Of the methods used to present information, the one that is similar to storytelling is description.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Observational details are especially well suited to being presented in _______.
    • A. 

      Dictionary definitions

    • B. 

      Narration

    • C. 

      Oral reports

    • D. 

      Sensory description

  • 4. 
    Words that symbolize ideas that cannot be perceived by the senses are _______.
    • A. 

      Abstract

    • B. 

      Classified

    • C. 

      Concrete

    • D. 

      Defined

  • 5. 
    A speech whose purpose is to explain how something si done is called a process speech.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A detailed factual account based on research is called a _______.
    • A. 

      Definition

    • B. 

      Description

    • C. 

      Narration

    • D. 

      Report

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    In ________ order, ideas are arranged in their increasing order of importance.
    • A. 

      Chronological

    • B. 

      Climactic

    • C. 

      Spatial

    • D. 

      Topical

  • 10. 
    An informative speech that presented the conditions that resulted in the Great Depression would likely be organized according to ______ order.
  • 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

  • 12. 
    A speaker's use of technical language usually has the effect of ______ an unknowledgeable audience.
    • A. 

      Confusing

    • B. 

      Convincing

    • C. 

      Impressing

    • D. 

      Informing

  • 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

  • 14. 
    The term that refers to the distinguishing character of the speaker is ______.
    • A. 

      Ethos (authority)

    • B. 

      Logos (logic)

    • C. 

      Pathos (emotion)

    • D. 

      Personality

  • 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

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