Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Please read and then reread each item VERY carefully. When you have decided on the best answer circle or highlight the letter. When a blank needs to be filled in, please print legibly.
1. Specific Purpose is
a.) the primary reason you will speak in public
b.) the concrete goals you wish to achieve
c.) your private reason for giving the speech
d.) one sentence that captures the essence of what you wish to say or accomplish
e.) your thesis statement
2. Critical listening means
a.) to not trust or believe what you hear
b.) to listen with your community standard in mind.
c.) to accurately comprehend and fairly evaluate the intended message
d.) to find a shared moral frame.
e.) none of the above.
3. In the extemporaneous style of delivery, you use note cards that have words and short
phrases to prompt your memory. You use keywords to prompt your memory, rather than
reading material word-for-word.
4. “Giving attribution” means giving a tribute to someone you will either introduce or to whom
you will give an award.
5. When citing sources during a speech, you most often want to cite the information first,
followed by the name of the source (e.g., “Gun control has gotten out of hand,” says Dr.
6. The introduction and conclusion of a speech should be written before the body of the speech.
7. Cultures that coexist in a society as relatively complete ways of life are called ____________.
9. When you experience a lack of clarity about what words or other symbols mean, such as the
phrase “I love you,” you are experiencing semantic noise.
10. If you were to find a really good statement in one of your sources and decided to read it
nearly word-for-word, you would not be guilty of plagiarism as long as you changed about
every 10th word.
11. Because the World Wide Web (WWW) is highly supervised, you can usually trust the
information you obtain from any given web page.
12. Which of the following is not a key resource for finding evidence?
a) Personal knowledge
b) A library
c) An interview
d) Online databases
e) A survey
13. Which of the following is/are true of eye contact?
a) It should be direct – you actually look into someone’s eyes.
b) It should be sustained – you hold it for around 1/2 second to one second.
c) It’s okay to just look over the heads of your audience members IF you have at least made eye contact with one person at some point in the speech.
d) All of the above
e) a and b only
14. Which of the following types of delivery gives you preparation time and has the advantage
of letting you sound natural and conversational without having to completely memorize the
e) None of the above
15. Which of the following is/are true of topic selection?
a) You want to choose a topic that’s appropriate to the setting.
b) You want to give the audience something new.
c) You should keep in mind your speaking time limit.
d) All of the above.
e) a and b only
16. What is the means by which a message is transmitted?
a) The channel
a) The symbol system
e.) Spoken words only
17. Which of the following types of delivery gives you little or no preparation time, allows you
to sound spontaneous and direct, and forces you to know the rules of organizing a speech on-
18. __________ means making sense of a sender’s message and involves determining what the
symbols of that message are supposed to mean.
19. Which element of demographics is most often self-identified, indentifying the receiver’s perception of their own lives and selves?
d.) skin color
e.) both “a” and “b”
20. Who is most responsible in the communication process?
a.) the speaker / transmitter / source
b.) the receiver / listener / audience
21. The tendency of a group to believe that its way of thinking, doing things or culture is somehow better or superior to anyone else’s is known as _________________________.
22. Ethos, one of the four proofs, or ways we prove an argument and why audiences choose to believe what we say, can be summarized in one word. That word is _________________.
23. The ___________________dictates that we should be more sophisticated receivers in communication. It stresses the active role receivers of messages play in social communication.
24. ________________________ is the most difficult kind of listening, because it requires you to both interpret and evaluate the message, determining its strengths and weaknesses and to make decisions as the process is underway.
25. All communication is___________, involving a two-way passage of information, emotion, and intent.
26. In the remaining space, and continued on the back if necessary, please evaluate the course so far. Answer the following questions. This question is not graded.
A. What areas of concepts are you confused on, or need further discussion or explanation.
B. How could the instructor improve the class?
C. What were you expecting in this class or of this class?
D. How does this class fit into your career goals?
E. Any honest additional observations or notes…