Intro to Public Speaking

Quiz QUESTION 1 1. What does an after-dinner speech do?

A. Informs the audience

B. Closes out the affair

C. Divides the bill

D. Entertains the audience QUESTION 2 1. The purpose of a specialized speech is to:

A. Demonstrate or educate a professional audience

B. Train the listeners on a certain activity

C. Convince the audience to think a certain way.

D. Commemorate a special QUESTION 3 1. Focal points are one way to concentrate on your audience. True False QUESTION 4 1. What are a few components of extemporaneous speech? You don’t have note cards, you didn’t rehearse, you just chose something you were familiar with and spoke on it for a minute. A certain amount of preparation, but no memorization. Allows for a more natural, conversational tone. QUESTION 5 1. Approximately 75% of all humans fear public speaking True False QUESTION 6 1. How can emphasis change the meaning of a sentence? Emphasis can change the meaning of a sentence by creating more attention to particular words in the sentence, it highlights the important words of the speaker who is trying to get an audience attention. QUESTION 7 1. In your opinion, what distinguishes political rhetoric from specialized speech? Political rhetoric is different from specialized speech because political rhetoric requires you to take a stance, there is always an opposing side; whereas a specialized speech is delivered to other professionals in an informative manner. Eg dentist delivering speech about the latest equipment on the market. QUESTION 8 1. One way to NOT display extempo is to

A. Have only one main point

B. Explain your thesis and tie your points back to it.

C. Acknowledge your nervousness

D. Give just enough detail but not too much. QUESTION 9 1. Sometimes, the best thing to do to keep your speech extemporaneous is to:

A. Try to invoke emotion from the listeners with a heartfelt memoir

B. End with a personal story

C. Ask for audience participation

D. Quit while you’re ahead QUESTION 10 1. Fact-checking is a critical part of political rhetoric True False QUESTION 11 1. What is a trick that you personally will work on to overcome public speaking anxiety? I would pick a listener at each point of the room, and focus on those members. Another way is by shaking hands and introducing myself. QUESTION 1 2 1. Ceremonial speeches are also known as _____________ speech.

A. Epideictic

B. Repetitive

C. Acceptance

D. Honorable QUESTION 13 1. Identification and magnification are two techniques of epideictic speech. True False QUESTION 14 1. Every good speaker knows that you have to be perfect in order to succeed. True False QUESTION 15 1. An easy way to help your nerves before a speech is to:

A. Avoid your audience

B. Avoid bright rooms

C. Avoid caffeine

D. Avoid overeating.

QUESTION 16 1. According to Andrew Dlugan, incorporating humor is a bad idea when giving a public speech. True False QUESTION 17 1. Arguably the most popular type of speech out there is:

A. Ceremonial.

B. Persuasive

C. Humorous

D. Motivational QUESTION 18 1. Give three examples of a ceremonial speech Three examples of a ceremonial speeches are a. Weddings, b. Funerals, c. Graduations / award presentations

QUESTION 19 1. One thing not to do when preparing to write your speech is:

A. Do some research

B. Relax and delve into positive visualization.

C. Go with a topic you know so no extra preparation is required.

D. Jot down notes as they hit you. QUESTION 20 1. One thing that could help you develop your speaking skills is to master the ____.

A. Metaphor

B. Mundane

C. Obvious

D. Technical QUESTION 21 1. Which of the following sentences demonstrates an allegory:

A. Sally stood in silence in the center of the section

B. The way he dropped the ball, you’d think he had hands of stone

C. You were so let I thought you might get here tomorrow!

D. If you’re parents knew you were here, they’d disown you. QUESTION 22 1. An oxymoron is a verbal style in which:

A. A contradiction is obvious.

B. Objects or occasions are given metaphorical definitions.

C. What is said is considerably less than what’s actually meant.

D. Related items are compiled to an argument. QUESTION 23 1. Speeches that withstand the test of time are usually filled with:

A. Passion.

B. Verbal allusions

C. Social relevance

D. International significance QUESTION 24 1. Write a sentence using antimetaboles “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” QUESTION 25 1. The difference between an analogy and a simile is:

A. One’s meaning is recognizably opposite of the literal translation

B. One is a play on words that uses a sound descriptor associated with the item being named.

C. One applies a phrase that embellishes, but isn’t literally applicable.

D. One repeats words within the same sentence, but reverses them. QUESTION 26 1. One disadvantage to utilizing a devil’s advocate prior to delivering the actual speech is that you’re able to prepare logical arguments should someone from the audience object. True False Question 27 1. In some famous speeches, the use of urgent language does what?

A. Elevates the sense of urgency.

B. Emphasizes the seriousness of the situation.

C. Expresses the importance of the message.

D. All of the above. QUESTION 28 1. Flip charts are best for smaller, formal groups. True False QUESTION 29 1. Turning your back on your audience doesn’t negatively impact your presentation. True False QUESTION 30 1. Define a devil’s advocate A devil’s advocate is someone who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke a debate or test the strength of the opposing person arguments. QUESTION 31 1. It’s ok to give a speech when the audience knows more than you. True False QUESTION 32 1. One of the stages of inspirational speech writing is to positively visualize new practices through imagery. True False QUESTION 33 1. Inspirational speech writing is often considered a five-step scheme True False QUESTION 34 1. Space that is not allotted to any particular person is referred to as:

A. Secondary

B. Primary

C. Interactive

D. Public QUESTION 35 1. Broadcast journalism is typically written in past tense, because it reports facts about something that recently occurred. True False QUESTION 36 1. What is the study of proxemics? Proxemics is the study of the spatial requirements of humans and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, and social interaction. QUESTION 37 1. Posture can indicate

A. Gender

B. Engagement

C. A number of verbal messages.

D. Age or culture. QUESTION 38 1. What is the study of kinesics? Kinesics is the study of the way in which certain body movements and gestures serve as a form of nonverbal communication; certain body movements and gestures regarded as a form of nonverbal communication. QUESTION 39 1. “Don’t talk to me like that” is a warning about someone’s

A. Articulation

B. Elocution

C. Syntax

D. Paralanguage QUESTION 40 1. A good rule of thumb when engaged in debate is to:

A. Exaggerate to make your argument more convincing

B. Never concede

C. Avoid words like ‘always’ and ‘never’

D. Point out when your competition makes a mistake QUESTION 41 1. Farewell speeches are opportunities to tell co-workers things that should do differently. True False QUESTION 42 1. Earlier in this course, you re-enacted a famous, pop culture speech. This activity can also be called the delivering of a Blank 1 speech QUESTION 43 1. We tend to associate ______ traits with those who have ________ vocal image.

A. Postive, negative

B. Positive, positive

C. None of the above.

D. Negative, positive QUESTION 44 1. When giving a farewell speech, it’s best to

A. Be brief.

B. Conceal your reason for leaving.

C. Offer suggestions for improvements. QUESTION 45 1. One way to create a great demonstration speech is to:

A. Discuss something that’s too complex to break down into sequential steps.

B. Use as many visually appealing aids and props as you can.

C. Choose something you don’t feel strongly about.

D. Create a speech with a three-part format. QUESTION 46 1. Breathing control exercises can help you do two things. What are they? QUESTION 47 1. Pausing at the right moment can really emphasize an important point. True False QUESTION 48 1. What is the difference between articulation and pronunciation? QUESTION 49 1. Crisis communications use language that do not

A. Reinforce comprehension from the listener.

B. Asks general questions.

C. Emphasize empathy.

D. Come across as clear. QUESTION 50 1. Tone control will determine how your voice alternates from loud to soft. True False QUESTION 51 1. Posturing is an example of something identified in the study of:

A. Proxemics

B. Kinesics

C. Paralanguage

D. Oculesics QUESTION 52 1. Broadcast speech is typically written in Blank 1 tense. QUESTION 53 1. Glossophobia is another word for:

A. The fear of social situations.

B. The fear of public speaking.

C. The fear of speaking on the phone.

D. The fear of people. QUESTION 54 1. The purpose of specialized speech is to inform to a professional audience. True False QUESTION 55 1. Two techniques of epideictic speech are:

A. Identification and magnification.

B. Prop utilization and gesturing.

C. Motivation and inspiration.

D. Repetition and complexity. QUESTION 56 1. A common misperception of public speaking is that the audience will only take you seriously if you’re serious. True False QUESTION 57 1. When messages get replaced by facial expressions, this is called confliction. True False QUESTION 58 1. Understanding your listeners and preparing to deliver a speech that will be of high interest to them is called Blank 1 . QUESTION 59 1. We tend to associate people that have positive characteristics with:

A. Negative vocal image.

B. Articulation and strong etiquette.

C. Positive vocal image.

D. Strong interpersonal skills. QUESTION 60 1. To say that “You can learn about the mob life by watching a Joe Pesci movie” is an example of:

A. A lepidote.

B. A synecdoche.

C. An epidote.

D. An anecdote.

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