Ultimate Quiz On Speech Communication! Trivia

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Ultimate Quiz On Speech Communication! Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Isocrates, who was a Greek contemporary of Plato and Aristotle:
    • A. 

      Possessed an impressive speaking voice that could be hear by large crowd

    • B. 

      Suffered from speaker anxiety and had a voice that would not project

    • C. 

      Had no impact on the study of public speaking

    • D. 

      Started an unsuccessful school of rhetoric

  • 2. 
    The belief that you are the only person experiencing nervousness is a characteristic of trait anxiety known as: 
    • A. 

      Dissimilarity

    • B. 

      Speaking history

    • C. 

      Subordinate status

    • D. 

      Low self-concept

  • 3. 
    The best time to distribute handouts is: 
    • A. 

      Before the speach

    • B. 

      After the speech

    • C. 

      During the speech

    • D. 

      As the next speaker begins speaking

  • 4. 
    What is the best way to prove to yourself that most nervousness is only minimally obvious to an audience? 
    • A. 

      Pay attention to what you're doing as you speak

    • B. 

      Videotape yourself giving a speech

    • C. 

      Watch the audience for clues

    • D. 

      Speak using small gestures to help make yourself unnoticeable to the audience

  • 5. 
    A speaker who worries that the audience knows more about his topic than he does is exhibiting the characteristic of trait anxiety known as: 
    • A. 

      Dissimilarity

    • B. 

      Speaking history

    • C. 

      Subordinate status

    • D. 

      Communication apprehension

  • 6. 
    A listener’s verbal, visual, and vocal responses to a speaker’s message are known as:
    • A. 

      The listener's frame of reference

    • B. 

      The speaker's frame of reference

    • C. 

      The topic

    • D. 

      The number of people in the audience

  • 7. 
    All of the following are considered part of the speech environment except
    • A. 

      The time of day

    • B. 

      The location

    • C. 

      The topic

    • D. 

      The number of people in the audience

  • 8. 
    When the speaker or listener is distracted by something in their environment, such as people talking, they are experiencing: 
    • A. 

      Internal noise

    • B. 

      Contextual noise

    • C. 

      External noise

    • D. 

      Decoding

  • 9. 
    According to Gallup Poll surveys cited in the text, which of the following were rated highest in ethical standards in 2009? 
    • A. 

      Journalists

    • B. 

      Stockbrokers

    • C. 

      Nurses

    • D. 

      Insurance salespeople

  • 10. 
    Using someone else’s ideas without giving that person credit for the idea is known as:
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Distortion

    • C. 

      Plagiarism

    • D. 

      Embellishment

  • 11. 
    A speaker’s credibility depends less on logical proof and more on:
    • A. 

      The listener's perception of the speaker

    • B. 

      The listener's understanding of the topic

    • C. 

      The speaker;s ability to provide supporting material

    • D. 

      The listening abilities of the audience

  • 12. 
    In this stage of listening, listeners select or ignore one or more stimuli from the multitude of stimuli that continually bombard us. 
    • A. 

      Interpreting stage

    • B. 

      Responding stage

    • C. 

      Evaluation stage

    • D. 

      Receiving stage

  • 13. 
    During a presentation, a listener becomes aware of a conversation behind her when someone says something that sounds like her name. Her shifting attention to the conversation is an example of what stage of listening? 
    • A. 

      Evaluating

    • B. 

      Receiving

    • C. 

      Interpreting

    • D. 

      Comprehending

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is not a basic stage of listening? 
    • A. 

      Receiving

    • B. 

      Interpreting

    • C. 

      Evaluating

    • D. 

      Observing

  • 15. 
    In this stage of listening, listeners supply meaning to the messages that they have seen, hear, and felt. 
    • A. 

      Interpreting stage

    • B. 

      Responding stage

    • C. 

      Evaluating stage

    • D. 

      Receiving stage

  • 16. 
    The goal of this stage is to understand.
    • A. 

      Evaluate stage

    • B. 

      Receive stage

    • C. 

      Interpret stage

    • D. 

      Comprehend stage

  • 17. 
    Misunderstandings occur in which stage of listening because listeners supply meaning to the messages they have sensed? 
    • A. 

      Comprehend stage

    • B. 

      Interpret stage

    • C. 

      Evaluate stage

    • D. 

      Respond stage

  • 18. 
    Summarizing the speaker’s ideas in your own words is called: 
    • A. 

      Plagiarizing

    • B. 

      Establishing a reference

    • C. 

      Making an assumption

    • D. 

      Paraphrasing

  • 19. 
    In this stage of listening, listeners judge the speaker and the message. 
    • A. 

      Interpreting stage

    • B. 

      Responding stage

    • C. 

      Evaluating stage

    • D. 

      Receiving stage

  • 20. 
    Listener interpretation and evaluation often depend on the speaker’s: 
    • A. 

      Verbal code

    • B. 

      Visual code

    • C. 

      Vocal code

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    The following filters can affect the listener’s perception of the speaker: 
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Gender

    • C. 

      Technology

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    The statement, “the project feels like a winner”, is an example of which form of the sensory channel? 
    • A. 

      Auditory channel

    • B. 

      Kinesthetic channel

    • C. 

      Visual channel

    • D. 

      Positive channel

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is most likely to motivate an audience to continue to listen? 
    • A. 

      A series of attractive visuals

    • B. 

      An explanation of why the speaker thinks this topic is useful

    • C. 

      A statement about how the audience is likely to benefit from this information

    • D. 

      A statement of the purpose of the speech

  • 24. 
    To maximize listener’ understanding in the comprehend stage, you can try
    • A. 

      To prepare for possible misunderstanding

    • B. 

      To carefully analyse your audience

    • C. 

      To increase your speaking rate

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    According to research, the best speaking rate to stimulate audience listening is: 
    • A. 

      100-175 words per minute

    • B. 

      175-225 words per minute

    • C. 

      275-300 words per minute

    • D. 

      400-800 words per minute

  • 26. 
    According to research cited and pictured in the text, the visual and vocal codes account for ____ of the meaning of the message.
    • A. 

      31%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      69%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 27. 
    All of the following are suggested as ways to enhance the credibility of your sources except
    • A. 

      Use only sources with which your audience is already familiar

    • B. 

      Clearly describe the qualifications of your sources.

    • C. 

      Show some important quality your sources and listeners have in common

    • D. 

      Refute expected criticisms of your sources

  • 28. 
    Listeners mentally evade persuasive messages that cause them discomfort by: 
    • A. 

      Deliberately misunderstanding the speaker's message

    • B. 

      Hearing only the parts of the message they can deal with comfortably

    • C. 

      Changing the focus of the message so that is doesn't seem to apply to them

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 29. 
    Listeners who sit perfectly still are: 
    • A. 

      Listening attentively

    • B. 

      Disagreeing with the speaker

    • C. 

      Daydreaming

    • D. 

      Agreeing with the speaker

  • 30. 
    The process of listening has five primary stages: receiving, _______, interpreting, evaluation, and responding.
    • A. 

      Comprehend

    • B. 

      Responding

    • C. 

      Accounting

    • D. 

      Accepting

  • 31. 
    Research on memory has shown all of the following except
    • A. 

      Speakers should use pictures of some sort on text visuals

    • B. 

      Even poorly designed visuals improve memory

    • C. 

      Recognition memory for pictures is almost limitless

    • D. 

      Listeners remember visual images better than printed words

  • 32. 
    Audience recall is better when _____ visuals are used.
    • A. 

      Technical

    • B. 

      Busy

    • C. 

      Color

    • D. 

      Small

  • 33. 
    The color most remembered on visual aid is: 
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Yellow

  • 34. 
    A type of visual aid that makes speakers appear less prepared is a: 
    • A. 

      Markerboard

    • B. 

      Object

    • C. 

      Flipchart

    • D. 

      Handout

  • 35. 
    A speaker gives a speech about how to distinguish antique jewelry from reproductions. The piece of jewelry that most clearly illustrates her point is obviously too small for the audience to see from the front of the room. What should the speaker do? 
    • A. 

      She could pass the piece of jewelry around during the speech

    • B. 

      She could make a larger model of the jewelry

    • C. 

      She could just describe it as well as possible and forget about having a visual aid

    • D. 

      Any of the above would be equally effective

  • 36. 
    Which of the following handouts would be most appropriately distributed before or during a speech? 
    • A. 

      A list of phone numbers of agencies to contact in crisis situations

    • B. 

      Copies of forms that audience members might use to become organ donors

    • C. 

      A recipe for a food item being prepared during a speech

    • D. 

      A diagram showing how to fold a piece of paper to create an origami bird along with the speaker

  • 37. 
    All of the following types of visuals work well with audiences of 50 or more except
    • A. 

      Posters

    • B. 

      Slides

    • C. 

      Transparencies

    • D. 

      LCD panels

  • 38. 
    Visual aids that normally include only printed words are called: 
    • A. 

      Graphic visuals

    • B. 

      Picture visuals

    • C. 

      Text visuals

    • D. 

      Artistic visuals

  • 39. 
    Visual aids such as maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams are called:
    • A. 

      Graphic visuals

    • B. 

      Picture visuals

    • C. 

      Text visuals

    • D. 

      Artistic visuals

  • 40. 
    Using the formula in the text, what is the maximum number of visuals suggested for a 10 min speech? 
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      10

  • 41. 
    An informative speech is meant to do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Introduce the latest information about a topic

    • B. 

      Deepen your listener's knowledge of a complicated term

    • C. 

      Aid your listeners' mastery of a skill

    • D. 

      Influence choices or opinions

  • 42. 
    A speaker gave a speech about the effects of second-hand smoke. As a result, three audience members chose not to smoke when in the company of non-smoking friends. The speech would be best categorized as: 
    • A. 

      Purely informational

    • B. 

      Purely persuasive

    • C. 

      Indirectly persuasive

    • D. 

      Demonstrative

  • 43. 
    Effective speakers do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Use tact, allowing the audience to retain feelings of self-worth

    • B. 

      Distort facts on visual aids to prove a point

    • C. 

      Avoid exaggerated or embellished facts

    • D. 

      Express ideas in a clear and easy-to-understand manner

  • 44. 
    1.      When practicing for a demonstration speech, you should add _______ on to your practice time.
    • A. 

      3 minutes

    • B. 

      5 mintues

    • C. 

      1 minute

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 45. 
    The focus of an informational speech is all of the following except
    • A. 

      Aiding in the mastery of a skill

    • B. 

      Increasing awareness about the latest information on a topic

    • C. 

      Promoting understanding of a difficult concept

    • D. 

      Promoting understanding of an unfamiliar term

  • 46. 
    A speaker gives a speech about how to take better vacation photographs. The main points of the speech are what equipment to use, how to compose a shot involving only landscape, and how to compose a shot including people. The speaker’s visuals include two different kinds of cameras, several lenses, and several enlarged photographs on transparencies, which show good and bad examples of composition. This speech is best categorized as: 
    • A. 

      Informational

    • B. 

      Persuasive

    • C. 

      Indirectly persuasive

    • D. 

      Demonstrative

  • 47. 
    According to the text, a narration or story has two important qualities: 
    • A. 

      Factual and concise

    • B. 

      Probability and fidelity

    • C. 

      Technical and reliable

    • D. 

      Complex and truthful

  • 48. 
    The first step in preparing an informative speech should be
    • A. 

      Research the topic

    • B. 

      Determine the topic

    • C. 

      Organize the main points

    • D. 

      Analyze the auduence

  • 49. 
    When analyzing the audience, you should try to find out these things except
    • A. 

      Demographics

    • B. 

      Attitudes, beliefs or values

    • C. 

      Friendly, neutral, uninterested, hostile

    • D. 

      What they have been doing before your presentation

  • 50. 
    Which is NOT a preparation step for informative speaking? 
    • A. 

      Analyze potential audience

    • B. 

      Research topic

    • C. 

      Research speech

    • D. 

      Memorize speech

  • 51. 
    Which of the following is the best worded purpose statement for a five-minute speech? 
    • A. 

      I want to explain to my audience the best way to train a dog

    • B. 

      I want to explain to my audience the best way to train a dog to heel

    • C. 

      I want to show my audience the best way to train a dog to heel

    • D. 

      After hearing my speech, my audience will know how to train a dog to heel

  • 52. 
    Which organizational pattern is used most often in informative speeches? 
    • A. 

      Chronological

    • B. 

      Geographical

    • C. 

      Topical

    • D. 

      Causual

  • 53. 
    The key component of unintentional plagiarism, as demonstrated by its inclusion in every example of plagiarism, is: 
    • A. 

      Not citing the source you use, regardless of whether or not you paraphrase the information or use it word-for-word

    • B. 

      Paraphrasing information from a source to use in your speech

    • C. 

      Taking information word-for-word from a source to use in your speech

    • D. 

      Using information from any online site or blog to use in your speech

  • 54. 
    One of the primary differences between informative and persuasive speeches is the speaker's goal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    When giving a demonstration speech, you should merely tell the audience how to do something, but never attempt to actually show them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    A demonstration speech always takes less time than an informational speech.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    Demonstration speeches promote understanding-knowing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    Informative speeches promote a skill-making or doing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    It is helpful to write your speech as if it were written essay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    Using a color and underlining on your speaking notes will distract you during your speech.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    Gillian gave a presentation on the number of children in her state that had no health insurance. She presented three simple steps that could alleviate the problem that would benefit the children, their parents and society. Gillian didn’t ask the audience to write their representative and she didn’t ask them to make a phone call or donate money. She wanted the audience to know that uninsured children present a problem that was solvable. What type of speech did Gillian give?
    • A. 

      A speech to actuate

    • B. 

      A speech to convince

    • C. 

      A speech to inform

    • D. 

      A speech to demonstrate

  • 62. 
    A speaker whose persuasive speech topic is “the Need for More Organ Donors” would expect the audience response to be: 
    • A. 

      Agreement

    • B. 

      Action

    • C. 

      Understanding

    • D. 

      Ability to do something

  • 63. 
    Billy gave a presentation on appointing a designated driver. He suggested ideas for people to consider before going out for the evening and recommended that people who do not drink should never start. What type of speech did Billy give? 
    • A. 

      A speech to actuate

    • B. 

      A speech to convince

    • C. 

      A speech to inform

    • D. 

      A speech to demonstrate

  • 64. 
    1.      A speech to ______ asks for intellectual agreement and action of some sort.
    • A. 

      Inform

    • B. 

      Demonstrate

    • C. 

      Actutate

    • D. 

      Convince

  • 65. 
    Which of the following is not specific objective of a speech to actuate? 
    • A. 

      Urge the audience to continue doing something

    • B. 

      Urge the audience to stop doing something

    • C. 

      Urge the audience to agree with your viewpoint

    • D. 

      Urge the audience to never start doing something

  • 66. 
    When determining a persuasive speech topic, most speakers: 
    • A. 

      Analyze the audience before selecting a topic

    • B. 

      Select a topic, then analyze the audience

    • C. 

      Reject a topic audience members disagree with

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 67. 
    When referring to quantity or scope, which question is significant? 
    • A. 

      Does evidence of harm exist?

    • B. 

      Does the problem violate basic societal goals or values?

    • C. 

      Is action or change required?

    • D. 

      Is the problem great enough to make it a social issue?

  • 68. 
    In today’s world, most persuasive writers combine which types of persuasive issues? 
    • A. 

      Fact and value

    • B. 

      Fact and policy

    • C. 

      Policy and scope

    • D. 

      Scope and fact

  • 69. 
    A statement of fact indicates: 
    • A. 

      The speaker will present arguments and evidence to persuade listeners that an idea, object, or person is not good.

    • B. 

      The speaker will use both facts and value judgments to recommend a certain policy or situation

    • C. 

      The speaker will present evidence to persuade the listeners that a debatable point is or is not ture

    • D. 

      The speaker will offer evidence in support of a judgement

  • 70. 
    According to the text, an attitude poll can be used to help you do all of the following except
    • A. 

      Select your topic

    • B. 

      Determine whether you should present both sides of the issue

    • C. 

      Determine arguments and evidence to use

    • D. 

      Determine any specific objections to your position

  • 71. 
    _____ occurs when fewer people agree with the speaker at the end of the speech than before the speech.
    • A. 

      Persuasive inconsistency

    • B. 

      The boomerang effect

    • C. 

      Credibility effect

    • D. 

      Illogical persuasion

  • 72. 
    When listeners are persuaded, they usually attribute the persuasion to
    • A. 

      The speaker's delivery

    • B. 

      The speaker's use of evidence and logic

    • C. 

      The speaker's use of emotional appeals

    • D. 

      The speaker's trustworthiness

  • 73. 
    Factual statements and opinions which support the logical arguments of a speech are known as: 
    • A. 

      Logic

    • B. 

      Reasoning

    • C. 

      Evidence

    • D. 

      Assertions

  • 74. 
    The study of orderly thinking, the sequence and connection of thoughts and ideas as they relate to one another” (Bell, 1990, p.262) is known as: 
    • A. 

      Logic

    • B. 

      Assertion

    • C. 

      Evidence

    • D. 

      Credibility

  • 75. 
    Research into listeners’ response to the use of logic and evidence indicates all of the following except
    • A. 

      Listeners have very little difficulty spotting illogical messages

    • B. 

      Listeners who are not personally involved in the topic are persuaded by large amounts of evidence

    • C. 

      Listeners appear to be persuaded by logical sounding phrases

    • D. 

      Listeners who already favor a speaker's proposal rate the speech as high in evidence even if no evidence is presented.

  • 76. 
    Which of the following is the most persuasive method of presenting evidence?
    • A. 

      Assertion plus evidence plus source plus qualifications of source

    • B. 

      Assertion plus evidence plus source

    • C. 

      Assertion plus evidence

    • D. 

      Assertion plus first hand experience

  • 77. 
    Which of the following is the least persuasive method of presenting evidence? 
    • A. 

      Assertion plus evidence plus source plus qualifications of source

    • B. 

      Assertion plus evidence plus source

    • C. 

      Assertion plus evidence

    • D. 

      Assertion plus first hand experience

  • 78. 
    1.      Audiences are more easily persuaded when arguments are presented in a_____ way.
    • A. 

      Novel or new

    • B. 

      Impersonal

    • C. 

      Vague

    • D. 

      Unfamiliar

  • 79. 
    According to the text, all of the following are true of using method 4 (assertion plus first-hand experience) to present evidence except
    • A. 

      You can use it even if you are unknown to your audience

    • B. 

      You can use it if the opposing view will be presented, but you should probably combine it with method 3

    • C. 

      You should not use it unless you have considerable first0hand experience and are more knowledgeable of your topic than most people in the audience

    • D. 

      You should not use it if the audience already perceives you as credible

  • 80. 
    Method 2 of representing evidence (assertion plus evidence) should be used in all of the following except
    • A. 

      When time is limited

    • B. 

      When the audience will hear opposing views

    • C. 

      When your audience already knows you

    • D. 

      When your audience has at least some general knowledge of your topic