College Public Speaking Mid-Term

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Public speaking skills will prevent you from entering the public conversation about social concerns
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False
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The circumstance that calls for public response is know as the rhetorical situaiton
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True
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Effective speaking and effective writing both require a sense of who the audience is
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True
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The first step in the speech making process is
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analyze the audience
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What are some techniques that can be used to eliminate speech anziety
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Breathing and visualization
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What makes public speaking different from other forms of comminication
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Feedback and level of preparation
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An effective speech should be organized around
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Main points
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Preparation and practice can help you deliver an effective speech, but cannot help you alleviate public speaking anxiety
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False
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It is recommended that speakers stand perfectly still behind a podium and do not walk around
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False
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People with —– are naturally anxious much of the time, whereas people with —– will experience nervousness usually only in the novel situations
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high trait anxiety; low trait anxiety
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Empathetic listening is to evaluate and/or judge another’s thoughts
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False
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In successful communication, including public speaking, listeners and speakers are selective
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False
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Active listeners listen for the speaker’s main ideas and watch for his or her nonverbal cues
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True
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Slander, or speech that is potentially harmful to an individual’s reputation at work or in the community, is illegal
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True
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Paraphasing alters the form but no the substance of another person’s ideas
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True
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The basic rule for avoiding plagiarism as a public speaker is as follows:
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Any sources that require credit in written form should be acknowledged in oral form
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Research suggests that college students in the United States spend more time doing the following:
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Listening
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People are more likely to pay attention to information if it
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Strikes them as important
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Which of the following is a Greek word meaning \”character\”
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Ethos
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Construction noise, automobile traffic, slamming doors and poor ventilation are examples of
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External listening distractions
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Demographics are the psychological characteristics of a given population
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False
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Speech topics should be relevant to the age interest of an audience
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True
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Speakers should assume their audiences share similar political affilations
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False
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Abandoning your convictions in order to appeal to the audience is known as being audience centered
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False
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The larger the audience the more likely you are to interact with them
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False
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People rarely respond to pursuation directed at their core values so steer clear of topics that are
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Highly charged
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When narrowing a topic the speaker should consider the
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All the options are correct
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Brainstorming is not an effective way to collect a speech topic
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False
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The specific speech purpose is the same thing as the thesis statement
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False
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The thesis statement should be stated in a way that will motivate the audience to listen
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True

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