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NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Introduction to Speech Communication




NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE;Introduction to Speech Communication;Final Exam, Fall 2013;Alusine M. Kanu, D. A.;1. Included among the guidelines for topic selection is;a. selecting a topic with which the audience is unfamiliar;b. selecting a topic that someone else has not done a speech on;c. selecting a topic that has a lot of research information;d. selecting a topic that is familiar and interesting to you;e. selecting a topic with which you have had success in past speeches;2. The goal of an informative speech is to;a. share information clearly and accurately;b. make the learning experience as humorous as possible for the audience;c. change the listeners? belief and attitudes about the topic;d. entertain;e. call the audience to action;3. Audience analysis includes;a. a demographic analysis;b. a financial analysis;c. a physiological analysis;d. a psychological analysis;e. a rhetorical analysis;4. Demographic analysis is a useful tool for understanding and analyzing your potential speaking audience. According to you text, which of the following variables are culturally determined?;a. attitudes;b. genders;c. religion;d. geography;e. group membership;5. Which of the following is not a criterion for evaluating information on websites?;a. publishing body;b. currency;c. author;d. purpose;e. links;6. When Martin Luther King, Jr. in his famous ?I Have A Dream? speech, repeated the statement, ?I have a dream that on day?? six times, but each time he repeated the statement he provided a different example, he was using;a. analogy;b. restatement;c. brief examples;d. a series of operational definitions;e. a series of logical definitions;7. In court cases, psychologists are often asked to provide what type of supporting information?;a. a brief example;b. analogies;c. hypothetical illustrations;d. testimony;e. restatements;8. Tony, an international student, wanted to give an informative speech on his home country and culture. The best source of information for Tony would be;a. the Internet;b. an encyclopedia;c. the Reader?s Guide to Periodical Literature;d. his personal experience;e. interviews with experts;9. According to Aristotle, every speech has essentially which two parts?;a. a statement and its conclusion;b. an introduction and a conclusion;c. a conclusion and its review of the main points;d. a body and a conclusion;e. a statement and its proof;10. The conclusion of a speech should;a. establish your credibility;b. reinforce what you want your audience to remember;c. motivate your audience to listen;d. provide statistics on your topic;e. follow a chronological pattern.;11. An effective way to help your audience follow along with you is to use;a. examples;b. statistics;c. internal summaries;d. quotations;e. external previews;12. Letting the audience know what you will cover in the speech is referred to as;a. providing a game plan;b. highlighting;c. organizational prophesying;d. forecasting;e. feed-forward;13. According to the text, ethical speakers;a. always cite the sources of their information;b. often pose as an authority when they are not;c. find it necessary to distort or falsify evidence to misrepresent information;d. are unconcerned with the effects their messages have on their audience;e. shy away from persuasive speeches because of the call to action;14. Suppose you were at a wedding reception and were asked to give a congratulatory speech to the bride and groom with no prior notice. You would be giving a(n);a. manuscript speech;b. impromptu speech;c. extemporaneous speech;d. memorized speech;e. motivated speech;15. Which of the following guidelines will not help reduce your speech anxiety?;a. select a topic you enjoy and know something about;b. spend time preparing the speech;c. practice;d. focus on what other students have done wrong in their speeches;e. exert confidence;16. The delivery style that gives you more control than the impromptu method yet does not require you to construct a manuscript is called;a. memorized delivery;b. informative delivery;c. conversational delivery;d. intuitive delivery;e. extemporaneous delivery;17. Guidelines for choosing an informative speech topic include which of the following statements?;a. choose a topic that you find to be relatively uninteresting;b. choose a topic without concerning yourself about the audience?s interest in the topic;c. choose a topic requiring a little more time than you have;d. choose a topic that you are unfamiliar with;e. choose a topic that is important to you.;18. A speaker can use _____ testimony to increase identification between listeners and a topic;a. lay;b. expert;c. competent;d. conferred;19. Your textbook points out that those individuals who control information have a great deal of;a. uncertainty;b. power;c. communication apprehension;d. cognitive complexity;e. critical thinking;20. To persuade, to inform, or to entertain are all examples of;a. specific purposes;b. speech purposes;c. thematic purposes;d. general purposes;21. A statement forecasting the main points of a speech is called a;a. preview;b. thesis statement;c. signpost;d. summary statement;22. In preparing a speech on retirement strategies, a speaker should probably be most concerned about the audience?s;a. ethnicity;b. language;c. geographic origin;d. age;23. Your text calls the single sentence that captures the essence of your speech a;a. thesis statement;b. focus statement;c. central idea;d. any of the above;24. In an outline, the I, II, III points are called;a. main points;b. sub-points;c. supporting points;d. further support;25. When a speaker writes out a speech, then reads it word-for-word to the audience, he or she is engaging in;a. manuscript delivery;b. extemporaneous delivery;c. impromptu delivery;d. memorized delivery;26. The three components of learning are;a. ethos, pathos, and logos;b. mental, physical, and physiological;c. cognition, affect, and behavior;d. none of the above;27. An example of informative speaking in the workplace would be;a. demonstrating a new product to the sales staff;b. giving a project report to upper management;c. showing a new employee how to use a piece of heavy equipment;d. all of the above;28. Plagiarism involves;a. using anecdotes to begin and end a speech;b. using major ideas or words of others without crediting the source;c. quoting a source verbatim in your speech;d. acknowledging your sources of information in the introduction to your speech.;29. A speech whose main purpose is to influence the attitudes or actions of listeners would be characterized as a(n) _____ speech.;a. denotative;b. persuasive;c. ceremonial;d. informative;30. The basic form(s) of supporting material is (are);a. testimony;b. facts and figures;c. narratives and examples;d. all of the above;31. Which of the following is a factor in demographic audience analysis?;a. group affiliation;b. context;c. environment;d. nature and purpose of the occasion;32. The _____ identifies the main points of a speech.;a. conclusion;b. preview;c. general purpose;d. specific purpose;33. Gestures in speeches should be;a. dramatic;b. spontaneous;c. inhibited;d. truncated;34. In a speech that has symmetry, the introduction, body, and conclusion will;a. all be of equal length;b. receive the right amount of emphasis;c. be disjunctive;d. include transitions;35. Which of the following is an advantage of visual aids?;a. they add variety to a speech;b. they eliminate the need to support main points with examples or testimony;c. they diminish speaker ethos;d. they can shift listener attention away from the speaker;36. The problem-solution design;a. first convinces listeners that they have a problem;b. presents a solution before expounding on a problem;c. never urges an audience to take action;d. relies on categories for structure;37. One effective technique for persuading a reluctant audience to listen is to;a. justify actions;b. make a unilateral presentation;c. start with areas of agreement;d. start with areas of disagreement;38. A well-chosen topic is;a. one that is interesting to you and your audience;b. one that is appropriate to the communication environment;c. one that can be handled within the time limits for your speech;d. all of the above;39. The motivations, beliefs, values, and attitudes of an audience comprise audience;a. dynamics;b. demographics;c. expectations;d. analysis;40.A speech?s ____ purpose might be ?to inform? or ?to persuade.?;a. general;b. objective;c. specific;d. actual;41. You can achieve clarity of language by;a. using abstract terms;b. relying on a technical vocabulary;c. using familiar words in a simple, direct way;d. using monosyllabic referents;42.Extemporaneous speaking involves;a. preparation and practice;b. memorizing the text of a message;c. speaking off the cuff;d. reading from a manuscript;43.The First Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of;a. speech;b. press;c. religion;d. all of the above;44.What is the first thing you should do in your speech introduction?;a. focus on your thesis;b. get the audience?s attention;c. connect with your audience;d. preview your main points;45.What is the second thing you should do in your speech introduction?;a. focus on your thesis;b. open with impact;c. connect with your audience;d. preview your main points;46.Verbally abusing yourself about your performance is called;a. self-criticizing;b. self-pressuring;c. catastrophizing;d. negation;47.Your audience;a. wants you to fail;b. wants you to succeed;c. doesn?t care either way;d. none of the above;48.Aristotle maintained that rhetoric consists of three modes of proof, which are;a. speaking, listening, and understanding;b. rhetos, sophos, and pathos;c. ethos, pathos, and logos;d. ethos, pathos, and mythos;49. Ethics can be defined as;a. a set of rules developed to guide the health-care industry;b. a set of rules designed specifically for public speakers to follow;c. a system of principles of right and wrong that governs human conduct;d. philosophy related to a speaker?s ethos;50. Which of Professor Kanu's text books will you read.;a. all of them;b. reflections in communication, an interdisciplinary approach;c. experiencing interactive interpersonal communication;d. connecting intercultural communication, techniques for communicating across cultures.;e. faculty development programs, applications in teaching and learning.


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