Chapter 6 Quiz Answers

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What does the audience members leaning forward in their seats indicate?
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They are involved in the presentation.
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What is the problem with trying to give a five minute presentation on ecology?
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The topic needs to be narrowed.
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What does the speaker do in the discovery phase of selecting a topic?
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identify large topic areas
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What does the speaker do in the exploration phase of selecting a topic?
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identify specific topics
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What does the speaker do in the refinement phase of selecting a topic?
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identify purposes
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How long should you give yourself to select a topic?
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1 week
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What should you refrain from in the initial stage of brainstorming?
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editing
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Which of the following is a nondirective technique?
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brainstorming
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What is the name for the habitual paths that the mind follows?
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topoi
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What are we trying to change when we practice mind mapping?
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our basic patterns of expression
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What type of thinking does mind mapping utilize?
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metaphorical
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Who uses questions similar to those employed in topic analysis?
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news writers
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What is a crucial consideration in topic selection?
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audience benefit
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What general concept do the steps in refining your topic elaborate?
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message
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When you scan newspapers, television, and magazines to try and get ideas for your speech, what are you using?
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media prompts
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Which of the following is a directive technique?
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topic analysis
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An invitation to speak will usually include what sort of purpose?
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general
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What is the general purpose of a speech to inform?
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share knowledge
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What is the general purpose of a speech to persuade?
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give advice
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Sometimes speakers forget that their audience doesn’t know as much about the topic as the speaker does. In doing so, what trap have they fallen into?
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technicality
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What is the flaw in the following specific purpose, ĂŹTo inform my audience about New York City?Ăź
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too general
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What is the final refinement you make in preparing a topic called?
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thesis statement
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What is a topic briefing?
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prospectus
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How does a topic briefing help you do a better job as a speaker?
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helps you anticipate problems
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A good topic is one that involves you and one that you care about.
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True
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Ideal listeners do not ask questions.
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False
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The discovery phase of the process involves identifying large topic areas that seem promising.
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True
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Brainstorming is a technique that encourages and harnesses free associations in response to the challenge of topic discovery.
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True
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Brainstorming is a directive technique of topic discovery
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False
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The classical writers on rhetoric were the first to suggest that the mind follows certain habitual paths called topoi.
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True
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Mind mapping establishes certain basic patterns of expression we take for granted in order to free our minds for creative exploration.
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False
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Topic analysis uses a system of questions similar to that used by news writers.
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True
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Invitations to speak outside class will usually indicate the general purpose for your
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True
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The specific purpose states exactly what you will do in the speech.
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False
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ouble focus is rarely a problem for speakers
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False
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A hidden specific purpose is an effective technique because it keeps the audience alert.
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False
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Be wary of colorful language in a thesis statement.
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False
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A topic area inventory shows just how different you are from your audience.
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False
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A topic analysis is a directive system of exploring your subject area.
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True

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