Chapter 11 – Pre-Test Quiz

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An effective speech conclusion serves which purposes?
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It reemphasizes the thesis in a memorable way, summarizes the main ideas and provides closure
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Terms like “finally,” “in conclusion,” and “in closing” are all examples of devices …
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That provide closure for a speech
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According to the text, which of the following transitional phrases gives the audience unspoken permission to tune out?
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a. In conclusion b. Finally c. In the future d. For my last point In conclusion
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At the end of her speech on labeling GMO food, Martha made her audience believe that their health could be negatively impacted if they did not write a letter to their congressperson urging him or her to vote in favor of GMO labeling. In this example, Martha used the principle of _______ to persuade her audience to take action.
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Proximity
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What is the purpose of using the principle of proximity in your speech conclusion?
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To motivate your audience to respond
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The speech conclusion should be approximately ______ percent of your total speech time.
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10
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In the conclusion of his speech on mindfulness meditation, Jackson says, “The spiritual teacher and mindfulness master Eckhart Tolle says, ‘Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.’ If we follow this simple advice we can all achieve true peace and make our mind into our friend instead of our enemy.” What method for creating an effective conclusion did Jackson use?
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A quotation
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Effective conclusions may employ illustrations, quotations or personal references
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True
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A speaker may use both verbal and nonverbal cues to signal the end of a speech.
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True
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The quality of a conclusion that makes a speech sound finished is called ‘closure’.
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True

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