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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PRACTICE FINAL FOR COM 101 AT CSN


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True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false. Select the best answer.
____ 1. According to the Roman statesman Cicero, there are five "arts of public speaking."
____ 2. Clearly documenting reliable sources to support your speeches is not as important as it used to be.
____ 3. In order to give an effective speech, the speaker needs to eliminate his/her speech anxiety.
____ 4. If your confidence in your speaking skills is relatively low, then your level of speech anxiety will likely
also be relatively low.
____ 5. There are actually four different ways of listening.
____ 6. The psychological and emotional tone that develops as we interact with others is called a communication
climate.
____ 7. A person's standpoint will influence their values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.
____ 8. You should choose your keywords carefully and consider alternatives to your original choice in order to
produce a range of results.
____ 9. Using your own experiences as the basis for developing your research strategy is not usually a good idea.
____ 10. Speakers often use analogies to help an audience understand something new to them.
____ 11. One popular media source is as good as another for enhancing a speaker's credibility.
____ 12. The main points of your speech should be about equal in importance relative both to your topic and to
the other points.
____ 13. Audience members recall what the speaker presents last better than they recall the information presented
in the body of the speech. This is called the primacy effect.
____ 14. You can easily obtain transparencies relevant to almost any topic simply by searching them out at any
university library, where thousands are on file.
____ 15. Informative speaking involves deepening understanding, raising awareness, or increasing an audience's
knowledge about a topic.
____ 16. Clarity is easy to achieve in informative speaking.
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 17. Informative speakers can make a speech topic come alive by connecting the topic to the audience in
meaningful ways.
____ 18. Persuasive speakers remain neutral on a topic.
____ 19. Personal narratives are a common way persuasive speakers appeal to audiences' emotions.
____ 20. During group presentations all group members should display active listening skills.
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.
____ 21. Which of the following is not part of organizing your ideas in a speech?
a. Channel
b. Body
c. Conclusion
d. Introduction
____ 22. The process of habituation means
a. fearing a situation less as it becomes more familiar.
b. forming habits.
c. speaking about your habits.
d. None of these answers are correct.
____ 23. Which is not one of the proofs or appeals used in public speaking identified by Aristotle?
a. ethos
b. pathos
c. mythos
d. logos
____ 24. According to the Roman statesman Cicero, you need this to form the groundwork for learning about
public speaking.
a. Memory
b. Delivery
c. Invention
d. Arrangement
e. Style
f. All of these answers are correct.
____ 25. The linear or transmission model of communication consists of
a. two-way communication.
b. communicators as both senders and receivers.
c. a group communicating.
d. communication in a single direction.
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 26. Which of the following is not one of the eight elements of communication?
a. Rhetoric
b. Speaker
c. Audience
d. Noise
____ 27. Dave dreads his upcoming PowerPoint presentation because of the possibility of a mechanical
breakdown. This fear is referred to as ____.
a. acrophobia
b. claustrophobia
c. technophobia
d. speech anxiety
____ 28. Ryan decided instead of being fearful and apprehensive about his upcoming speech, he would try to be
excited and look forward to it. This behavior is called ____.
a. relaxation
b. re-labeling
c. visualization
d. wishful thinking
____ 29. Unlike in everyday conversations, your public speaking audience expects you to ____.
a. be brief
b. be an authority on you subject
c. be technical
d. know little about your topic
____ 30. The "spotlight effect" refers to ____.
a. people paying no attention to your speech
b. being nervous because you are illuminated by a spotlight
c. thinking the audience is observing you more carefully than they really are
d. focusing too much on one aspect of your speech
____ 31. Which of the following should you not do during your speech?
a. focus on your audience
b. display a positive attitude
c. apologize for mistakes
d. pay attention to audience feedback
____ 32. Ethical speakers and listeners have what in common?
a. a mutual respect for themselves and each other
b. logical interaction with each other
c. accuracy
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 33. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution allows Jane to ____, among other things.
a. speak favorably about her government
b. carry a concealed weapon
c. give a speech about the President of the United States
d. be critical of her government without fear of reprisal.
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 34. Fred's headache was causing him to have trouble concentrating on his classmate's speech. This type of
distraction is called ____.
a. a medical distraction
b. an internal noise
c. an external noise
d. None of these answers are correct.
____ 35. The general purpose of you speech typically corresponds with one of the most common types of
speeches. These include ____.
a. argumentative
b. descriptive
c. informative
d. None of these answers are correct.
____ 36. The thesis of you speech should
a. be written as a single declarative sentence.
b. capture the essence of you speech.
c. incorporate the main points you plan to address.
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 37. Asha's audience questionnaire was designed to gain information about her audiences' age, sex, race,
educational level, income level, and religious affiliation. This type of data is called ____.
a. psychographics
b. summary statistics
c. demographics
d. sociographics
____ 38. Blake was asked to speak at his local Kiwanis club meeting. In this case, his best source of audience
information would likely be
a. the Internet.
b. a book about the history of Kiwanis.
c. the library.
d. the person who invited him to speak.
____ 39. Analyzing and adapting to the audience is crucial to all public speakers. This approach to preparing and
delivering you speech is called ____.
a. an audience-centered approach
b. a media-centered approach
c. developing a target audience
d. marketing your speech
____ 40. When researching your topic, you want information that has currency. This means ____
a. information you can take to the bank.
b. information that is up to date.
c. information you can purchase.
d. information that is timeless.
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 41. Cindy mentioned her professor during her speech as a source of information. This mention is called
____.
a. bibliographic information
b. an oral citation
c. a secondary source
d. copyright information
____ 42. Which of the following print mediums contains the most current information about most topics?
a. magazines
b. books
c. newspapers
d. journals
____ 43. Sally wants to use the computer to research her speech topic. To do so, she will need to develop ____ to
properly guide the search engines she will use.
a. discussion lists
b. particular keywords
c. web directory
d. bibliography
____ 44. To get a sampling of websites associated with your topic, you can use ____.
a. metasearch engines
b. blogs
c. search engines
d. discussion lists
____ 45. 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
____ 46. When a speaker defines something by explaining how it works or what it does, this is called what?
a. definition by analogy
b. definition by association
c. definition by example
d. definition by function
____ 47. Using definitions in your speech may
a. help clarify your topic.
b. help audience members and the speaker think about the topic in similar ways.
c. cause problems if not properly used.
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 48. A well balanced speech has
a. points which are about equal in importance.
b. an introduction and conclusion of equal length.
c. an even number of transitions.
d. None of these answers are correct.
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 49. Kathy's speech, a tribute to her favorite brother-in-law, included several stories. This type of format is
called ____.
a. spatial format
b. topical format
c. cause and effect format
d. narrative format
____ 50. A point or sub-point should have at least how many pieces of information to support it?
a. one
b. five
c. two
d. ten
____ 51. When putting together a speech, you typically develop the four main parts in which order?
a. introduction-body and transitions-conclusion
b. conclusion-introduction-body and transitions
c. introduction-conclusion-body and transitions
d. body and transitions-introduction-conclusion
____ 52. Transitions which remind listeners of previously presented information so that they fully understand
those ideas before you move on to the next point are called ____.
a. external summaries
b. references
c. signposts
d. internal summaries
____ 53. When developing an outline for your speech, there are four items which should be at the top. Which of
the following is not one of them?
a. general purpose
b. references
c. topic
d. thesis
____ 54. An effective attention getter should
a. take some time to present.
b. include several jokes.
c. entice the audience to want to hear more.
d. review the main points of your speech.
____ 55. Which of the following is not one of the things a speaker accomplishes in the speech's introduction?
a. gets the audiences' attention
b. reviews main points
c. indicates the purpose and thesis of the speech
d. establishes credibility
____ 56. An effective attention getter
a. should not last long.
b. could go on for several minutes.
c. doesn't have to be related to the speech's topic.
d. None of these answers are correct.
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 57. One of the several proven strategies for gaining your audiences' attention in the speech introduction is
a. jumping up and down.
b. make comments about an individual in the audience.
c. ask a question that you want the audience to answer or consider.
d. speaking very softly so the audience will have to pay close attention.
____ 58. A speech's introduction can be enhanced by
a. a timely and appropriate joke.
b. presentation media.
c. visual aids.
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 59. Audience members tend to recall what the speaker presents last better than they recall the information
presented in the body of the speech. This effect is called ____.
a. the primacy effect
b. the inverted effect
c. the recency effect
d. selective memory
____ 60. Including a memorable message in the conclusion of you speech will
a. help make you unforgettable.
b. help make your thesis unforgettable.
c. distract your audience.
d. None of these answers are correct.
____ 61. Ending your speech with a dramatic statement is one technique for
a. impressing your listeners.
b. achieving balance.
c. making a transition.
d. providing closure.
____ 62. "His name fits him like a glove" is an example of which type of language devise?
a. parallelism
b. similies
c. alliteration
d. antithesis
____ 63. The meanings words conjure up exist
a. in your mind.
b. in a dictionary.
c. in each different culture.
d. None of these answers are correct.
____ 64. Words such as "likely" and "probably" qualify what the speaker is saying and are called ____.
a. tags
b. hedges
c. symbols
d. euphemisms
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 65. Tag questions and hedges are usually associated with ____.
a. powerless language
b. a speaker's self-doubt
c. uncertainty
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 66. Which of the following words is nonsexist?
a. stewardess
b. chairman
c. firefighter
d. waitress
____ 67. Which of the following is not a characteristic of spoken language?
a. dynamic
b. irreversible
c. formal
d. rhythm
____ 68. Presentation media should do which of the following?
a. help your audience remember you main ideas
b. stimulate an emotional reaction
c. clarify a key point
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 69. Using a video clip during your speech could
a. elicit an emotional response from the audience.
b. disturb the relationship between speaker and audience.
c. improve the audience's recall of your speech.
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 70. The most versatile and dynamic multimedia tool for most public speaking purposes is ____.
a. a document camera
b. presentation software for your computer
c. video clips
d. sound recordings
____ 71. Arriving at the speech site early and checking on the technical equipment for your speech helps you
a. avoid technical problems.
b. increase your confidence that things will go smoothly.
c. manage your nervousness.
d. All of these answers are correct.
____ 72. With all of the resources available to you today, remember that the best delivery system for
communicating ideas to your audience is ____.
a. transparencies
b. digital slides
c. you
d. RWA
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 73. For women, the most challenging aspect of speech delivery is
a. being seen behind the podium.
b. appropriate attire.
c. too much eye contact.
d. voice volume.
____ 74. The presentation outline is used for
a. initial topic development.
b. guiding research.
c. developing the preparation outline.
d. practicing a speech.
____ 75. Which of the following is true about culture and speech delivery?
a. People in East Asian countries like to draw attention to themselves with showy
delivery styles.
b. Effective speech delivery styles are the same no matter what the cultural background
of speakers and audiences.
c. American audiences may perceive a speaker as nervous, but Asian audiences might
view the same behavior as modesty.
d. Audiences should adapt themselves to the speech delivery style of the speaker's
culture rather than expect the speaker to adapt to them.
____ 76. Speakers who use mobility aids should
a. avoid using note cards when speaking extemporaneously and simply memorize the
speech.
b. determine in advance if standing or sitting for the presentation will be the most
practical.
c. place a table or podium between themselves and the audience.
d. handle any presentation issues spontaneously as they arise during the presentation.
____ 77. When effectively delivering a speech the speaker should
a. constantly scan the room from side to side.
b. stand on one side the room to address the audience.
c. turn and point to the projector screen when making a point about a digital slide or
transparency.
d. look at all audience members.
____ 78. 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.
____ 79. Informative speeches about ideas and concepts
a. involve simple points and principles.
b. should be avoided because they can provoke controversy.
c. usually include the topic's origin and main elements.
d. focus on concrete understandings in the physical world.
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 80. Informative speakers should ask which one of the following questions when phrasing the specific purpose
of an informative speech?
a. Who are the people in my audience?
b. What does my audience need to know?
c. What will get my audience interested in my topic?
d. What do I want my audience to learn?
____ 81. 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
____ 82. 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
____ 83. "Does watching too much television reduces individuals' critical thinking skills?" is a question of
a. policy.
b. attitude.
c. fact.
d. value.
____ 84. "Is Paris the most beautiful city in the world?" is a question of
a. policy.
b. attitude.
c. fact.
d. value.
____ 85. ____ speakers fulfill the role of proponent on a topic.
a. Entertaining
b. Persuasive
c. Invitational
d. Informative
____ 86. In persuading a(n) ____ audience, the speaker should use especially vivid language to raise the audience's
enthusiasm level.
a. apathetic
b. uninformed
c. negative
d. positive
____ 87. With a(n) ____ audience it's important to use subtle persuasive tactics.
a. apathetic
b. uninformed
c. negative
d. positive
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 88. In the ____ step of the motivated sequence, the speaker presents evidence to show the existence of a
situation or problem that requires action.
a. satisfaction
b. visualization
c. action
d. need
____ 89. "Online retail sales reached $204 billion in 2008" is which element of an argument?
a. reasoning
b. qualifier
c. evidence
d. claim
____ 90. "Online shopping is a threat to local businesses" is which element of an argument?
a. reasoning
b. qualifier
c. evidence
d. claim
____ 91. Words indicating a premise in an argument include:
a. therefore.
b. likely.
c. probably.
d. whereas.
____ 92. ____, one type of appeal, typically relies on facts and statistics.
a. Ethos
b. Mythos
c. Logos
d. Pathos
____ 93. A speaker who emphasizes how listeners will earn greater recognition at work by learning more about
how to do online research is appealing to audience members' ____ needs.
a. esteem
b. physiological
c. safety
d. belonging
____ 94. Reasoning from examples is ____ reasoning.
a. deductive
b. causal
c. inductive
d. analogical
____ 95. Syllogisms are used in ____ reasoning.
a. deductive
b. causal
c. inductive
d. analogical
Name: ______________________ ID: A
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____ 96. When persuasive speakers use an enthymeme in an argument they
a. invite dialogue.
b. confuse audience members.
c. leave out the facts associated with the argument.
d. incorporate ethos into their argument.
____ 97. Division, hasty generalization, and weak analogy are examples of fallacies in
a. reasoning.
b. claims.
c. responding.
d. evidence.
____ 98. The guidelines for effectively presenting a speech of acceptance include
a. using the manuscript method of delivery.
b. taking personal credit for the achievement.
c. being succinct.
d. maximizing your accomplishments.
____ 99. Effective tributes and eulogies
a. provide inspiration.
b. are lighthearted and entertaining.
c. avoid emotion.
d. rely on an impromptu delivery.
____100. When presenting in videoconference, presenters should
a. use paper rather than note cards.
b. avoid preparing too much because then they don't appear spontaneous.
c. prepare digital slides in advance.
d. not use presentation media.

16 comments:

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Com 101

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Sec. 4080

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