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Public Speaking Unit 2 Milestone

Public Speaking Unit 2 Milestone

1

Michael finished the outline of his speech on waste management to the city council. He is proud of the (A)  , which states that “The city council should adopt a multi-step recycling program to avoid excessive city waste.”

A

cited evidence conclusion thesis introduction

CONCEPT

Organizing and Outlining the Speech

Developing Your Thesis

Conclusion

Introduction

Body

2

Alex is excited that he was selected to deliver the graduation speech to his class. He spent weeks drafting the speech, and is satisfied with the result. His thesis is that mobile technology is an asset to young people. Alex printed a copy of the speech on note cards so he won't forget what he wants to say.

Which device would best help Alex enhance his speech?

          

Visual Aids

          

Podium

          

Amplification

          

Video Screens

CONCEPT

Make It Memorable

Utilizing Devices to Enhance Audience Understanding

3

“I believe that eating three full servings of fruits and vegetables each day can help you lose excess body fat. More importantly, eating healthy foods enables us to be good examples for our children.”

Which words above represent the transition Audrey used to connect ideas in her speech?

          

more importantly

          

I believe

          

for our children

          

healthy foods

CONCEPT

Make Connections

4

Ed, the leader of a steelworker's union, wants to give a speech detailing how the current economy will affect the union's demands this year.

Which form of informational speech would help Ed best achieve his goal?

          

Definition

          

Explanatory

          

Demonstrative

          

Descriptive

CONCEPT

Defining an Informative Speech

Types of Informative Speeches

5

Which situation below best demonstrates an online synchronous interview?

          

Sarah uses email to interview ninth grade teachers across the state about their curriculum.

          

Isaac texts a set of interview questions about the state championship game to his baseball team.

          

Jenna interviews her uncle via a web-based video call for a class presentation on military service.

          

Matthew interviews the owner of a local coffee shop about roasting coffee beans.

CONCEPT

Interview Follow Up

6

Miranda is preparing to make a speech to the school board about healthy lunch options for the high school cafeteria. She has scoped her speech, and knows that there are some points she should remove.

Which of the following points do not fit in a well-scoped speech?

          

The nutritional information for two slices of pizza

          

The cost of stocking the cafeteria with fresh fruit

          

The number and types of nutrients recommended for high school students

          

The impact of climate change on available varieties of vegetables in the area

CONCEPT

Scoping Your Speech

7

Which of the following examples describes the speaker using a visual aid?

          

A tech mogul explains what he considers true innovation while giving a talk at a conference.

          

A city planner points to features of a model apartment while giving a speech on affordable housing.

          

A mayor says that working for his re-election is like a solider fighting for his country.

          

A chef lists the ingredients of a restaurant's signature dish while giving a presentation to the restaurant's owners. 

CONCEPT

Analogies

Definitions

Visual Demonstrations

8

Rachel is giving a presentation in front of her firm's newly hired employees, many of whom are just entering the workforce. Rachel wants to build a good rapport with the new employees and make sure that they take her seriously.

Rachel's should analyze the (A)  of her audience to create a presentation that will be effective and persuasive.

A

ethnocentrism demographics colloquialisms stereotypes

CONCEPT

Analyzing the Who, Why, and Where

9

Greg works for a recently elected mayor of a small town. His boss has put him in charge of improving traffic safety and so Greg begins conducting research on the number and types of accidents that have occurred lately. He comes to the conclusion that certain intersections are currently too dangerous. He considers how to convince the mayor.

Select the best statistical evidence Greg could show his boss to support his argument.

          

Interviews with two taxi drivers about the roads they consider the most dangerous.

          

An analysis of the erosion of the asphalt used for a majority of the town's roadways.

          

Charts showing that the number of accidents at three specific street corners are higher than average.

          

Graphs tracking the change in average number of pedestrians in certain areas of the city.

CONCEPT

Understanding Statistics

Communicating Statistics

10

Scott is making a presentation about immigration law in front of his debate club. While speaking, Scott concentrates on reading off a word-for-word transcript of his speech. He remains slouched to one side and fails to make eye contact with his audience. When judging his performance at the end of his presentation, many of his classmates agree that they did not feel properly invested in his main argument.

Scott underestimated the importance of (A)  during his presentation, weakening his connection with the audience.

A

articulation body language remaining calm appropriate dress

CONCEPT

Preparing to Present

Delivering the Speech

11

Which of the following situations is NOT a best practice in preparing for an interview?

          

Ask your interview subject to write responses to the questions before the interview.

          

Do some research on your interview subject.

          

Establish a comfortable relationship with your interview subject.

          

Make a list of questions to serve as a guide for your interview.

CONCEPT

Interview Conduct

Interview Preparation

12

Lucas is working on a paper describing the life stages of insect species for his high school biology class. He has found many sources on the internet for his paper.

Which source can be considered the most useful?

          

A newsletter on a .net domain warning about declines in the bee population.

          

An academic article on a .gov domain describing the average lifespan of a grasshopper.

          

A blog post on observing butterflies that was one of the first results from a search engine.

          

An entry in an online encyclopedia that offers one sentence on how praying mantises breed.

CONCEPT

Evaluating Material from the Internet

13

George is the new head of a delivery truck company. He is about to make his first speech to his company's drivers. George has many ideas about restructuring his company's budget and changing how routes are allocated but he fears he will not have the support of his employees. He has heard rumors that the workers consider him too focused on the company's profits and not about the effects his ideas will have on employees.

Which of the following strategies is an example of George using supporting materials to effectively bolster his argument?

          

George opens his speech by talking about the business degree he earned and the other companies he has worked for.

          

George cites an industry study positing a link between increased nighttime deliveries and greater corporate profit.

          

George displays a large map on a video screen highlighting the increased geographical area he aims for the company to cover.

          

George tells an anecdote about wanting to be a truck driver as a young boy because he liked the freedom it would give him.

CONCEPT

Using Supporting Materials

Using Supporting Materials Effectively

14

Which of the following is NOT how narrative should be used in a speech?

          

Your narrative should not dominate your speech: Do not overuse them.

          

Your narrative should feel naturally incorporated into your speech.

          

Your narrative should help your audience relate to the topic of your speech.

          

Your narrative should primarily communicate facts.

CONCEPT

The Importance of Stories

How and When to Use Narrative

15

When composing your thesis statement, which of the following questions should you ask yourself?

          

How much time do you have to research?

          

Have you researched this topic before?

          

How do you feel about the topic?

          

Is anyone else in your class writing about this topic?

CONCEPT

Developing Your Thesis

16

Which of the following lieve that eating three full servings of fr?

          

Warm up before you present

          

Repeat a positive phrase before you begin your speech

          

Practice your speech early and often

          

Engage in guided meditation once a week

CONCEPT

Situational Anxiety

Trait Anxiety

Tools for Managing Trait Anxiety

Tools for Managing Situational Anxiety

17

Which of the following is an example of a temporal transition?

          

On the other hand, reading intervention can help students to advance several grade levels during a year.

          

After reading intervention took place, students advanced several grade levels in a single year.

          

This intense attention to the teaching of reading can help students to advance several grade levels in the course of a year.

          

Reading intervention not only helps to build a relationship between teachers and students, it also enables students to advance several grade levels in a single year.

CONCEPT

Transitions

18

At which point in a speech is expert testimony usually introduced?

          

In the conclusion of the speech

          

In the introduction of the speech

          

Before a claim is made

          

After a claim is made

CONCEPT

How to Incorporate Expert Testimony

Expert vs. Peer Testimony

19

It is important to use your own words when writing a speech. If you do not, your speech may contain content that has been (A).

A

too short plagiarized boring ethnocentric

CONCEPT

Topic Research: Gathering Materials and Evidence

20

Lila did not feel comfortable using (A)  when researching her history paper because she could not verify that they were credible.

A

books academic journals blog posts scholarly sources

CONCEPT

Sources of Information

21

Which of the following presentations would most benefit from using concrete terminology?

          

A marine biologist discussing global strategies for habitat conservation at a professional conference.

          

A senator addressing his constituents at a rally by detailing the advantages of a new tax plan.

          

A city planner giving an overview of national trends in public transportation to coworkers.

          

A graduate student presenting her thesis on the pros and cons of modern liberalism to her professors.

CONCEPT

Tailor Complexity to Your Audience

Tailor Abstraction to Your Audience

22

A corporate consultant points to the success of a rival company when advising her client to rethink its advertising focus.

This example is best described as a(n) (A) example.

A

logical hypothetical extended brief

CONCEPT

Communicating Examples

Types of Examples: Brief, Extended, and Hypothetical

23

Jose is delivering a speech in front of the workers of a manufacturing plant. He is in the running to become the next union representative and knows he needs the workers on his side to get the position. His speech is meant to outline all he will fight for as a union representative. Jose makes sure to bring up his goal of improving overtime pay, which he knows is a popular one.

Which technique did Jose use to support his ideas and appeal to his audience?

          

Find a consensus

          

Tell a story

          

Deconstruct your topic

          

Set the stage

CONCEPT

Supporting Your Ideas

24

Jenna is giving an informative speech about the new washing machine her company developed. She says, “The most amazing feature of this machine is its dual infrared washing system. It will make your clothes three times as clean in half the time. What the microwave is to the conventional oven, this washing machine is to machines of the past.”

By including unsubstantiated information and popular opinion, which goal of an informative speech does Jenna fail to achieve?

          

Educating the audience on the facts

          

Showing a visual aid

          

Creating a memorable moment

          

Demonstrating why the audience should care

CONCEPT

The Goals of an Informative Speech

Subjects of Informative Speeches

25

What is a potential downside to reading your speech verbatim?

          

You may speak too fast.

          

You might speak for too long.

          

You may forget what you are trying to say.

          

You may read your speech in a monotone, making it sound uninteresting.

CONCEPT

1

Roger is scheduled to deliver a speech at the upcoming town council meeting. He wants to convince other members of the town to invest money in the old recreation center, which has fallen into disrepair in the past decade. Roger believes the center is an important part of the community, and hopes he can persuade his fellow citizens of its potential value to the town as a whole.

Which of the following examples of storytelling would help Roger achieve his goal?

          

Roger offers details about the modern equipment he saw when he visited recreation centers of other nearby towns.

          

Roger talks about first meeting other prominent members of the community at the recreation center.

          

Roger lists some of his favorite activities and describes why he thinks they are the perfect fit for the recreation center.

          

Roger describes all of the repairs he realized would be needed the last time he entered the recreation center.

CONCEPT

The Importance of Stories

How and When to Use Narrative

2

Select the example in which a speaker delivers a speech effectively.

          

Jessica makes eye contact with each member of her audience to make them feel involved in her speech.

          

Michael walks to the front of the room, stands in front of the microphone, and crosses his arms. He wants the audience to take him seriously.

          

Janet wants to make sure that she delivers her speech in a way that feels natural and casual. She decides to add "uh"s and "um"s when she gives her speech.

          

Andrew is running late. He decides that he doesn't need to change his clothes (i.e., t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops) before giving his speech to his classmates in the high school graduating class.

CONCEPT

Delivering the Speech

Preparing to Present

3

Which of the following is an example of a temporal transition?

          

This intense attention to the teaching of reading can help students to advance several grade levels in the course of a year.

          

After reading intervention took place, students advanced several grade levels in a single year.

          

On the other hand, reading intervention can help students to advance several grade levels during a year.

          

Reading intervention not only helps to build a relationship between teachers and students, it also enables students to advance several grade levels in a single year.

CONCEPT

Transitions

4

Which of the following is not an appropriate use of statistics in a speech?

          

Assuming a causal relationship between two related variables

          

Using the results from a survey and going on to discuss the key findings

          

Comparing data collected to benchmarking results

          

Presenting the variables from your research that are meaningful to the results of the research

CONCEPT

Understanding Statistics

Communicating Statistics

5

Peter is the new principal of a middle school and he is about to deliver his first address to the student body. For his first speech, Peter wants to make it clear that he understands what his students are going through in their daily lives. He also wants to deliver good advice and warn them against potential missteps. He has done research into popular trends amongst pre-teens today and believes he has some good support for several of his speech ideas.

Which of the following speech topics represents an example of an effectively scoped speech?

          

Learning how to effectively plan and manage a budget

          

How elementary school has changed over the past few decades

          

Dealing with the pressures of gaining acceptance into a good college

          

The dangers of spending too much time each day on social media

CONCEPT

Scoping Your Speech

6

A corporate consultant points to the success of a rival company when advising her client to rethink its advertising focus.

This example is best described as a(n) (A)  example.

A

hypothetical brief extended logical

Answer: brief

CONCEPT

Communicating Examples

Types of Examples: Brief, Extended, and Hypothetical

7

Richard is the father of two children in the local elementary school. He is concerned that his children have nothing to do after classes as the school does not offer after school programs due to budgetary issues. Richard knows the issue of the school budget will come up at the next town council meeting so he prepares a speech advocating for the funding of after school programs.

If Richard was organizing his speech to move from specific points to the broader idea, which statement from his speech would come first?

          

"Let’s work together to serve our children better."

          

"Enrollment in after school programs has been shown to improve academic performance by as much as 27%."

          

"We should give more thought to funding for after school programs when looking at our education budget."

          

"The children represent this town's future and they deserve all of the resources we can spare for them."

CONCEPT

Organizing and Outlining the Speech

8

James received a standing ovation when he finished his speech to the marketing department of his computer tech company. James had been asked to explain the company’s newest product: the iWasher. After the speech, one of his colleagues came up to him and said, “You really broke everything down for us and got into the nitty-gritty of what the product does.”

Which technique did James use to support his ideas and appeal to his audience?

 

          

Find a consensus

          

Tell a story

          

Set the stage

          

Deconstruct your topic

CONCEPT

Supporting Your Ideas

9

Alex is writing a persuasive speech. He wants to convince his classmates that Pizza Hut sells the best pizza in town.

Which of the following examples demonstrates the best way to use supporting materials effectively?

          

Present the findings from a survey of the Sophomore class on their pizzeria preferences.

          

Wear a chef’s hat and apron to the presentation.

          

Use a visual aid displaying a stock photo of a pepperoni pizza.

          

Discuss how pizza was invented.

CONCEPT

Using Supporting Materials Effectively

Using Supporting Materials

10

Select the behavior that does NOT represent an example of a speaker effectively preparing for a lecture.

          

Matt has anxiety about giving his speech, so he works on his linguistics homework to distract himself.

          

John types up a copy of his speech in case he has an unexpected moment of stage fright.

          

Eva memorizes her entire speech because she wants to avoid the rigidity of reading off of a piece of paper.

          

Molly records herself giving her speech and plays it back to be sure that she is speaking clearly.

CONCEPT

Wording the Speech

Preparing to Present

Delivering the Speech

11

Isaiah recently discovered a sunken ship during a diving expedition off the coast of Florida. He wants his speech about the expedition to paint a picture in the minds of his audience.

Which form of informational speech would enable Isaiah to achieve his goal?

          

A descriptive speech

          

A definition speech

          

An explanatory speech

          

A demonstrative speech

CONCEPT

Defining an Informative Speech

Types of Informative Speeches

12

At which point in a speech is expert testimony usually introduced?

          

In the introduction of the speech

          

After a claim is made

          

Before a claim is made

          

In the conclusion of the speech

CONCEPT

How to Incorporate Expert Testimony

Expert vs. Peer Testimony

13

Which of the following is not a credible source for research about the common cold?

          

Google

          

Journal of Science and Medicine

          

A pediatrician who lives down the street

          

Local librarian

CONCEPT

Topic Research: Gathering Materials and Evidence

14

Select the statement that describes a method of managing trait anxiety.

          

Jack does a series of controlled breathing exercises as he walks toward the stage to speak.

          

Katie rehearses for her address by practicing in front of a mirror to get used to her delivery.

          

Cal recites tongue-twisters to loosen up his tongue and improve his articulation before a lecture.

          

Jane spends ten minutes a day thinking positive thoughts to help her confidence for her job.

CONCEPT

Situational Anxiety

Trait Anxiety

Tools for Managing Situational Anxiety

Tools for Managing Trait Anxiety

15

What is the main purpose of a thesis statement?

          

To begin your argument by identifying the point you want to make to the audience

          

To show that experts in the field agree with you

          

To look at your argument from an opposing viewpoint

          

To present the data that supports your argument

CONCEPT

Developing Your Thesis

16

Which of the following presentations would most benefit from using concrete terminology?

          

A marine biologist discussing global strategies for habitat conservation at a professional conference.

          

A city planner giving an overview of national trends in public transportation to coworkers.

          

A graduate student presenting her thesis on the pros and cons of modern liberalism to her professors.

          

A senator addressing his constituents at a rally by detailing the advantages of a new tax plan.

CONCEPT

Tailor Complexity to Your Audience

Tailor Abstraction to Your Audience

17

In which of the following examples does the speaker use a definition?

          

Nathan uses the second main point of his speech to inform the audience that adopting a pet involves choosing to care for a pet that has had a previous home, but needs a new one.

          

Maria tells her audience about the roller coaster of emotions she experienced after giving birth to her first child.

          

Brandon asks a student in the audience to help him demonstrate the proper way to stretch your calves after a football game.

          

Maya begins her speech to new families at the daycare center by acknowledging that finding a good care provider is like finding a needle in a haystack.

CONCEPT

Visual Demonstrations

Definitions

Analogies

18

Jenna is giving an informative speech about the new washing machine her company developed. She says, “The most amazing feature of this machine is its dual infrared washing system. It will make your clothes three times as clean in half the time. What the microwave is to the conventional oven, this washing machine is to machines of the past.”

By including unsubstantiated information and popular opinion, which goal of an informative speech does Jenna fail to achieve?

          

Showing a visual aid

          

Educating the audience on the facts

          

Creating a memorable moment

          

Demonstrating why the audience should care

CONCEPT

The Goals of an Informative Speech

Subjects of Informative Speeches

19

Iris is the head of an oncology department in a city hospital. A friend at a nearby university asks her to give a presentation in front of students who are thinking of pursuing a career in the medical industry. Iris plans to talk about the daily challenges of her job and how she constantly uses what she learned in school to solve problems. Since she does not have experience writing or delivering speeches, Iris worries she will fail to convey the importance of her education.

Which approach would not help Iris effectively make connections with her speech?

          

Adding as many details as possible about the scope of her expertise and the requirements of her profession

          

Explaining the significance of the speech by highlighting the similarities between her experiences and those of the students

          

Offering summaries of her important points after explaining them in full

          

Using words like "first" and "finally" before making main points to inform the crowd of where she is in her argument

CONCEPT

Make Connections

20

Wanda’s speech to the priests visiting her church from Italy, was going well. However, their response to the final line of her speech was not as energetic as she had hoped it would be. After she finished, one of the priests raised his hand and asked her what she meant by “the ball is in your court.”

If Wanda had considered (A), she may have connected better with her audience.

A

their age their gender not stereotyping her ethnocentrism

Answer: her ethnocentrism

CONCEPT

Analyzing the Who, Why, and Where

21

The ADAM protocol is used to evaluate the credibility of a source. What does ADAM stand for?

          

Age, Depth, Author, Money

          

Acceptable, Defensible, Assertive, Measurable

          

Authentic, Dependable, Actual, Manageable

          

Accuracy, Detail, Agency, Mood

CONCEPT

Sources of Information

22

Which of the following situations is NOT a best practice in preparing for an interview?

          

Do some research on your interview subject.

          

Make a list of questions to serve as a guide for your interview.

          

Establish a comfortable relationship with your interview subject.

          

Ask your interview subject to write responses to the questions before the interview.

CONCEPT

Interview Conduct

Interview Preparation

23

Kevin wore a wireless headset equipped with a microphone during his seminar because he knew (A) would be important in such a large auditorium.

A

credibility amplification repetition trustworthiness

Answer: amplification

CONCEPT

Utilizing Devices to Enhance Audience Understanding

Make It Memorable

24

What is the best way to follow up an online asynchronous interview?

          

Focus only on the sections of the interview that conform to initial suspicions about the subject

          

Discard the record of the interview, including the name of the person, the date, and the manner of data collection

          

Ask closed questions and use rating scales and tabulate the frequency of certain responses

          

Take notes and transcribe the answers that seem most relevant to the interviewer

CONCEPT

Interview Follow Up

25

While researching, Maria decided to avoid websites with a (A)  domain because she didn’t want to include information from internet service providers in her research.

A

.com .net .org .edu

Answer: .net

CONCEPT

Evaluating Material from the Internet

 

1

The ADAM protocol is used to evaluate the credibility of a source. What does ADAM stand for?

          

Age, Depth, Author, Money

          

Accuracy, Detail, Agency, Mood

          

Authentic, Dependable, Actual, Manageable

          

Acceptable, Defensible, Assertive, Measurable

CONCEPT

Sources of Information

2

Edna is partnering with a local grocery store to provide recipes for families on a budget. She plans to lead her audience through the process of making freezer-ready lasagna in her first presentation.

Which form of informational speech would enable Edna to achieve her goal?

          

An explanatory speech

          

A visual aid speech

          

A definition speech

          

A demonstrative speech

CONCEPT

Types of Informative Speeches

Defining an Informative Speech

3

Which of the following statements does NOT represent an example of incorporating expert testimony into a speech effectively?

          

A grad student references a scientist's remarks on the advantages of solar power when presenting the main point of his thesis.

          

A speaker at a conference for investors references the research of a financial analyst when making a prediction for the stock market.

          

A CEO arguing for the benefits of restructuring his company's budget quotes another respected CEO who wrote about a similar proposal.

          

A politician quotes conversations he had with random citizens as evidence that his new gun control law is generating data that proves a positive effect.

CONCEPT

Expert vs. Peer Testimony

How to Incorporate Expert Testimony

4

Which of the following is not an appropriate use of statistics in a speech?

          

Using the results from a survey and going on to discuss the key findings

          

Comparing data collected to benchmarking results

          

Assuming a causal relationship between two related variables

          

Presenting the variables from your research that are meaningful to the results of the research

CONCEPT

Understanding Statistics

Communicating Statistics

5

Richard is the father of two children in the local elementary school. He is concerned that his children have nothing to do after classes as the school does not offer after school programs due to budgetary issues. Richard knows the issue of the school budget will come up at the next town council meeting so he prepares a speech advocating for the funding of after school programs.

If Richard was organizing his speech to move from specific points to the broader idea, which statement from his speech would come first?

          

"Enrollment in after school programs has been shown to improve academic performance by as much as 27%."

          

"The children represent this town's future and they deserve all of the resources we can spare for them."

          

"Let’s work together to serve our children better."

          

"We should give more thought to funding for after school programs when looking at our education budget."

CONCEPT

Organizing and Outlining the Speech

6

Which situation below best demonstrates an online asynchronous interview?

          

James interviews the CEO of a fortune 500 company in their social media marketing board room.

          

Angela uses a social media site's chat feature to interview her kindergarten teacher about behavior management.

          

Miranda emails her dentist a set of interview questions about the importance of brushing your teeth.

          

Mia uses video calling software to interview a student in India about the differences in their school systems.

CONCEPT

Interview Follow Up

7

Which of the following is NOT a best practice when conducting an interview?

          

Ask questions.

          

Don’t interrupt.

          

Use open-ended questions.

          

Get personal.

CONCEPT

Interview Preparation

Interview Conduct

8

Jose is delivering a speech in front of the workers of a manufacturing plant. He is in the running to become the next union representative and knows he needs the workers on his side to get the position. His speech is meant to outline all he will fight for as a union representative. Jose makes sure to bring up his goal of improving overtime pay, which he knows is a popular one.

Which technique did Jose use to support his ideas and appeal to his audience?

          

Deconstruct your topic

          

Find a consensus

          

Tell a story

          

Set the stage

CONCEPT

Supporting Your Ideas

9

Select the statement that describes a method of managing trait anxiety.

          

Jack does a series of controlled breathing exercises as he walks toward the stage to speak.

          

Jane spends ten minutes a day thinking positive thoughts to help her confidence for her job.

          

Katie rehearses for her address by practicing in front of a mirror to get used to her delivery.

          

Cal recites tongue-twisters to loosen up his tongue and improve his articulation before a lecture.

CONCEPT

Situational Anxiety

Trait Anxiety

Tools for Managing Situational Anxiety

Tools for Managing Trait Anxiety

10

Examples should be both (A) concise and to the point to help the audience understand a topic.

A

concise and to the point elaborate and detailed extravagant and fleshed out complex and intricate

CONCEPT

Communicating Examples

Types of Examples: Brief, Extended, and Hypothetical

11

Which of the following presentations would most benefit from using concrete terminology?

          

A senator addressing his constituents at a rally by detailing the advantages of a new tax plan.

          

A graduate student presenting her thesis on the pros and cons of modern liberalism to her professors.

          

A marine biologist discussing global strategies for habitat conservation at a professional conference.

          

A city planner giving an overview of national trends in public transportation to coworkers.

CONCEPT

Tailor Complexity to Your Audience

Tailor Abstraction to Your Audience

12

Select the behavior that does NOT represent an example of a speaker effectively preparing for a lecture.

          

John types up a copy of his speech in case he has an unexpected moment of stage fright.

          

Matt has anxiety about giving his speech, so he works on his linguistics homework to distract himself.

          

Eva memorizes her entire speech because she wants to avoid the rigidity of reading off of a piece of paper.

          

Molly records herself giving her speech and plays it back to be sure that she is speaking clearly.

CONCEPT

Wording the Speech

Preparing to Present

Delivering the Speech

13

When composing your thesis statement, which of the following questions should you ask yourself?

          

How much time do you have to research?

          

Have you researched this topic before?

          

How do you feel about the topic?

          

Is anyone else in your class writing about this topic?

CONCEPT

Developing Your Thesis

14

Lucas is working on a paper describing the life stages of insect species for his high school biology class. He has found many sources on the internet for his paper.

Which source can be considered the most useful?

          

A blog post on observing butterflies that was one of the first results from a search engine.

          

An entry in an online encyclopedia that offers one sentence on how praying mantises breed.

          

A newsletter on a .net domain warning about declines in the bee population.

          

An academic article on a .gov domain describing the average lifespan of a grasshopper.

CONCEPT

Evaluating Material from the Internet

15

It is important to use your own words when writing a speech. If you do not, your speech may contain content that has been (A) plagiarized .

A

ethnocentric too short boring plagiarized

CONCEPT

Topic Research: Gathering Materials and Evidence

16

Which of the following is not a benefit of scoping your speech?

          

Scoping helps the speaker to inform the audience.

          

Scoping helps the speaker to be more entertaining.

          

Scoping helps the speaker to stay focused.

          

Scoping helps the audience to understand the goal of the speech.

CONCEPT

Scoping Your Speech

17

Alex is writing a persuasive speech. He wants to convince his classmates that Pizza Hut sells the best pizza in town.

Which of the following examples demonstrates the best way to use supporting materials effectively?

          

Use a visual aid displaying a stock photo of a pepperoni pizza.

          

Discuss how pizza was invented.

          

Wear a chef’s hat and apron to the presentation.

          

Present the findings from a survey of the Sophomore class on their pizzeria preferences.

CONCEPT

Using Supporting Materials Effectively

Using Supporting Materials

18

Which of the following is not an example of making connections in a speech?

          

Finding research that supports the ideas in your speech

          

Transitioning from one part of your speech to another

          

Explaining why the topic of the speech is important

          

Demonstrating your excitement about the topic to your audience

CONCEPT

Make Connections

19

Which of the following is NOT how narrative should be used in a speech?

          

Your narrative should build so that you hold your audience’s attention until the end of the story.

          

Your narrative should help your audience create a mental picture.

          

Your narrative should be used to accomplish a specific purpose in your speech.

          

Your narrative should be used instead of information in your speech.

CONCEPT

How and When to Use Narrative

The Importance of Stories

20

Jenna is giving an informative speech about the new washing machine her company developed. She says, “The most amazing feature of this machine is its dual infrared washing system. It will make your clothes three times as clean in half the time. What the microwave is to the conventional oven, this washing machine is to machines of the past.”

By including unsubstantiated information and popular opinion, which goal of an informative speech does Jenna fail to achieve?

          

Creating a memorable moment

          

Educating the audience on the facts

          

Showing a visual aid

          

Demonstrating why the audience should care

CONCEPT

The Goals of an Informative Speech

Subjects of Informative Speeches

21

Which of the following examples describes the speaker using a visual aid?

          

A chef lists the ingredients of a restaurant's signature dish while giving a presentation to the restaurant's owners. 

          

A mayor says that working for his re-election is like a solider fighting for his country.

          

A city planner points to features of a model apartment while giving a speech on affordable housing.

          

A tech mogul explains what he considers true innovation while giving a talk at a conference.

CONCEPT

Analogies

Definitions

Visual Demonstrations

22

“In addition to a beautiful scent, lavender bath salts have healing properties.”

This type of transition is labeled: (A) equality .

A

temporal equality compare & contrast causality

CONCEPT

Transitions

23

Which of the following is not something you need to worry about when delivering a speech?

          

Thanking your audience

          

What you are wearing

          

If you are speaking clearly

          

If the audience thinks you are funny

CONCEPT

Delivering the Speech

Preparing to Present

24

Rachel is giving a presentation in front of her firm's newly hired employees, many of whom are just entering the workforce. Rachel wants to build a good rapport with the new employees and make sure that they take her seriously.

Rachel's should analyze the (A) demographics of her audience to create a presentation that will be effective and persuasive.

A

demographics stereotypes colloquialisms ethnocentrism

CONCEPT

Analyzing the Who, Why, and Where

25

Alex is excited that he was selected to deliver the graduation speech to his class. He spent weeks drafting the speech, and is satisfied with the result. His thesis is that mobile technology is an asset to young people. Alex printed a copy of the speech on note cards so he won't forget what he wants to say.

Which device would best help Alex enhance his speech?

          

Visual Aids

          

Video Screens

          

Podium

          

Amplification

 

 

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