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






3. An example of intrapersonal communication is...






4. To find good speech ideas - you must sometimes break the rules and look for ideas in...






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






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






7. ____________ is closely related to empathy.






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






9. A note card is often used in __________ speaking






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






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






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






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






14. 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






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






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






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






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






19. Life experiences which affect a person's perception - is ultimately the place from which Context is constructed






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






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






22. Where the speaker tells the audience that they 'should or shouldn't' be doing something.






23. A sneer is an example of...






24. Audiences are likely to be impressed if you quote...






25. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.






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






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






28. Make a solid first...






29. Leave audience with something to think about (rhetorical question)






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






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






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






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






34. A good speech has _____ main parts.






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






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






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






38. Aristotle did not feel a speaker needed to have...






39. Monroe motivated sequence: _________ - relating the topic to the audience






40. Many fear the thought of giving a speech more than they do...






41. What percentang of what others think of you is determined before you ever open your mouth?






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






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






44. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.






45. 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.






46. Which is communication apprehension?






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






48. The ___________ speech calls for a quick mind and instant audience analysis.






49. A good speaker...






50. Speaking from _______ experience is usually a good idea.