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

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