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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quiz 4

Quiz # 4  Chapters 6, 7, 13

True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false. Select the best answer.

____    1.    Speakers often use analogies to help an audience understand something new to them.

____    2.    Informative speakers can make a speech topic come alive by connecting the topic to the audience in meaningful ways.

____    3.    Using your own experiences as the basis for developing your research strategy is not usually a good idea.

____    4.    You should choose your keywords carefully and consider alternatives to your original choice in order to produce a range of results.

____    5.    Most words have several connotative meanings and infinite denotative meanings.

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Multiple Choice
Questions by the authors of the text  or from repeated lecture and should use the textbook and lecturs as a basis for determining the best possible answer. Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question as would be interpirted by the authors of the text book. There may be more than one correct answer, so you must select the one that is the one inferred in the text and lecture. Reread other questions if needed to assist in your thought process.

____    6.    Cultural stories transmit basic values and ways of behaving and best represent which type of appeal?
a.
pathos
b.
mythos
c.
logos
d.
None of these answers are correct.


____    7.    A source's complete citation, including author, date of publication, title, place of publication, and publisher is called ____.
a.
copyright information
b.
oral citation
c.
web directory
d.
bibliographic information


____    8.    Which answer is not one of the three criteria you should apply when evaluating research information?
a.
reliability
b.
currency
c.
relevance
d.
validity


____    9.    When using media credibility to improve your speech, remember that the most popular news source for Americans is ____?
a.
television
b.
radio
c.
newspapers
d.
the Internet


____    10.    "How to Take a Two-Week Vacation on a Budget" is an example of an informative speech about
a.
objects and places.
b.
people and other living creatures.
c.
processes.
d.
events.


____    11.    If an informative speaker wants to highlight locations or areas in a particular place, then the ____ pattern of organization would be the most effective.
a.
chronological
b.
cause-and-effect
c.
narrative
d.
spatial


____    12.    The ____ pattern of organization is the best one to use for a speech in which the speaker seeks to demonstrate how to do something.
a.
chronological
b.
cause-and-effect
c.
narrative
d.
spatial


____    13.    To create a sense of personal meaning for a speech to inform the speaker might
a.
present a lot of facts.
b.
include primarily technical information.
c.
tell a story related to the topic.
d.
self-disclose highly personal information.


____    14.    Which of the following print mediums contains the most current information about most topics?
a.
magazines
b.
books
c.
newspapers
d.
journals


____    15.    To get a sampling of websites associated with your topic, you can use ____.
a.
metasearch engines
b.
blogs
c.
search engines
d.
discussion lists


____    16.    Using the ____ pattern of organization for an informative speech can add suspense and drama to the topic.
a.
chronological
b.
cause-and-effect
c.
narrative
d.
spatial


____    17.    One of the questions Nick asked during his interview with a nuclear physicist was, "Wouldn't you agree that the benefits of nuclear power out way the risks?" This is what type of question?
a.
open-ended
b.
closed-ended
c.
neutral
d.
leading


____    18.    One aspect of accuracy in informative speaking is
a.
developing a speech that incorporates high levels of mythos.
b.
developing a speech that incorporates high levels of pathos.
c.
making the information in the speech especially easy for the audience to understand.
d.
recognizing that audience members act as gatewatchers.


____    19.    Becoming an expert on your topic will
a.
reduce you speech anxiety.
b.
allow you to determine the reliability of what you know.
c.
allow you to determine the credibility of your original source.
d.
All of these answers are correct.


____    20.    The portion of the World Wide Web composed of specialty databases that are not accessible by traditional search engines is called ____.
a.
a blog
b.
the web directory
c.
the deep web
d.
a sponsored link

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