Exam: 050323rr – introduction to public speaking

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Questions 1 to 15: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer.
1. Suppose you’re going to give a speech on the history of the Battle of Bunker Hill. You consider that you can tell the history through the eyes of one of the soldiers on either the American or British side. What sort of listening are you asking your audience to use?
A. Productive B. Categorical C. Empathetic D. Assimilating
2. Which of the following terms describes one’s tendencies to respond for or against something? A. Attitudes
B. Interests
C. Values
D. Beliefs
3. Effective speakers focus most on the A. content of their speech.
B. vocal presentation.
C. language of their speech.
D. audience.
4. Why is visualization useful to you in preparing a speech? A. It can eliminate the need for research.
B. It can make the preparation more enjoyable.
C. It can reduce negative thinking.
D. It can help persuade the audience.
5. A general _______ will help you see the topic as a whole and understand how the parts fit together. A. conclusion
B. topic
C. overview
D. appearance

6. An example that recounts events in storylike form is known as a A. demonstration.
B. definition.
C. narrative.
D. statistic.
7. The context that has to do with beliefs, lifestyles, and values of the speaker and audience is the _______
A. temporal
B. cultural
C. sociopsychological D. physical
8. Nonverbal behaviors on the part of public speakers are considered to be A. globally standardized.
B. criticism.
C. messages.
D. liberal art.
9. Which of the following terms denotes figures that haven’t been modified by any mathematical
A. Statistics
B. Percentages C. Raw numbers D. Means
10. _______ compare items from the same class. A. Literal analogies
B. Negational definitions
C. Etymological definitions
D. Figurative analogies
11. The message of any public speech passes from speaker to listener through a A. context.
B. channel.
C. microphone.
D. recorder.
12. Adopting the perspective of the audience in a speech generally serves to A. insult the audience.
B. shock the audience.
C. create empathy.
D. define a difficult term or phrase.
13. Marian gave a speech in which she explained how she keeps cut flowers fresh for long periods. The technique she used was, in fact, developed by someone else, but Marian neglected to mention that. Of what unethical practice is Marian guilty?
A. Negative self-talk
B. Confrontation reaction C. Plagiarism
D. Desensitization
14. Your thesis statement should encompass the _______ of your speech. A. researched sources
B. conclusion
C. outline
D. central idea
15. Which of the following is an example of self-affirmation? A. “Why are there so few people in the audience?”
B. “No one is going to believe me.”
C. “People can see that I’m nervous.”
D. “I’ve worked hard for this.” End of exam

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