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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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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. What are the purposes for communicating?






2. Reiterate main points of speech






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






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






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






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






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






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






9. Concisely tells audience what the main points of the speech will be and what will be addressed






10. Maslow's hierarchy: ______ - security of body - employment - resources - morality - health - family






11. Longer transitions that also help listeners move from one main point to the next. Reminds listeners of previously presented information so that they have a solid grasp of those ideas before you move onto the next point.






12. Group of people a speech is directed towards






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






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






15. The strongest argument is when speakers use all four appeals effectively - they are...






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






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






18. A sneer is an example of...






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






20. The communication process does not need...






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






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






23. Many have stage fright because...






24. A properly motivated speaker should want to treat others fairly and to set a...






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






26. Answers the question 'How are my supporting materials and assertions linked together?'






27. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility is to direct behaviors?






28. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - simple and easy things the audience can do to enact the solution - answers= how? what? when?






29. Professional examples - gives a specific importance to a claim - giving quality (good vs. bad). Addresses individual opinions and cultural beliefs rather than proving something is true or false






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






31. Stands for an idea






32. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - imagining the solution being implemented






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






34. ____________ is closely related to empathy.






35. An audience is more likely to pay attention if a speech has a...






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






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






38. The ___________ is: first - second - third - next - then finally






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






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






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






42. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility to make an impression on listeners?






43. This speech pattern is useful for convincing audience to agree with a course of action






44. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.






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






46. A note card is often used in __________ speaking






47. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - realizing your full potential - discovering passion






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






49. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.






50. The art or study of public speaking