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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Life experiences which affect a person's perception - is ultimately the place from which Context is constructed






2. End with big impact on audience (idea - revelation - solution)






3. Answers the question 'what is the support for my assertion?') - Supporting materials presented to back up the claim






4. This speech pattern is useful for recounting the history of a subject - a sequence of events - or a step by step procedure






5. Relying on an individual's opinions or experiences related to a particular topic






6. Doing _______: get your audience's attention - indicate your purpose - establish your credibility (preview you main points) -> but not in persuasive speeches






7. If you are to become a truly effective speaker have strong ______ before you polish your speaking skills






8. A good speech has _____ main parts.






9. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - there is a problem






10. The communication process does not need...






11. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - friendship - family - acceptance






12. Not a way to build a speech with solid content






13. What is the general purpose for chronological speech pattern?






14. Ethics involoves one's sense of...






15. You can generally assume that adult audiences have cultural...






16. Key characteristics of populations - i.e. sex - age - race






17. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility to get attention?






18. _______ breathers are short of breath and weak in volume.






19. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - things required for human survival: food - water - shelter - sleep






20. One way to close a speech is to return to your...






21. Review main points - reinforce your general purpose - provide closure






22. Stands for an idea






23. This speech pattern conveys ideas through the medium of a story with characters - setting - and a plot






24. A good speaker shows enthusiasm physically and ...






25. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility is to foster conviction?






26. It is easier to _______ facts than to correct them.






27. ____________ is closely related to empathy.






28. Make a topic meaningful - make topic accurate by using sources - make topic clear and easy to follow






29. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility to get interest?






30. Arguing that something caused something else






31. This speech pattern demonstrates a causal link between two or more events - demonstrate a topic in terms of its underlying causes and effects






32. You should practice a speech _______ rather than silently.






33. Use ________________ to move from the intro to body - from point to the next - and from the body to conclusion






34. We pay more attention to ______ than to audio suggestions.






35. Group of people a speech is directed towards






36. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - feel good about yourself - responsible - competent






37. Some of the most effective quotations are...






38. Use a notecard as a security net to...






39. Since the ________ is not part of the outline - you do not need to write it on the outline page.






40. Illustrations or cases that represent a larger group or class of things






41. A sneer is an example of...






42. A speaker should worry more about the ________ than the speech






43. Which is communication apprehension?






44. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - after solution - speaker's solution






45. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case






46. This speech pattern provides explaining the elements that make up a topic






47. Applying the issue to the audience - making it seem real or in their backyard neutral audience






48. Arguing from a specific fact - make a general claim






49. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.






50. To practice effectively - you should practice as if...