Communications studies 120

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Communication skills, including public speaking, are often ranked first among the qualities employers seek in college graduates.
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True
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Public speaking requires the same method of delivery as ordinary conversation.
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False
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Public speaking is more highly structured than everyday conversation.
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true
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Because persuasion is such a complex process, juggling statistics and quoting out of context to maximize your persuasive effect are ethically acceptable in speeches to persuade.
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false
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As your textbook explains, the ethical obligation of a speaker to avoid name-calling and other forms of abusive language is essentially a matter of political correctness.
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false
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If something is legal, it is also ethical
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false
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Listening to provide emotional support for someone is called empathic listening.
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true
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According to your textbook, listening to understand a classroom lecture is an example of appreciative listening.
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false
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According to your textbook, listening to understand a classroom lecture is an example of comprehensive listening.
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true
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Brainstorming is a way of clearing your mind so you can relax while choosing a speech topic
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false
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No matter how you go about choosing a speech topic, it is important to start the process early.
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true
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After choosing a topic, the next step in speech preparation is determining your central idea.
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false
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Once you choose the central idea of your speech, the next step is to formulate your general purpose.
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false
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According to your textbook, most speeches should contain from five to eight main points.
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false
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If a speech is 45 minutes long, an audience can be expected to keep track of as many as a dozen main points.
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false
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Strategic organization means putting a speech together in a particular way to achieve a particular result with a particular audience.
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true
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The most effective order for the main points of a speech depends upon the topic, the specific purpose, and the audience.
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true
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Speeches arranged in chronological order follow a time pattern.
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true
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Using visual aids is an acceptable method of gaining attention in the introduction of a speech.
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true
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The best way to gain the audience’s attention and interest in a speech introduction usually depends on the topic, the audience, and the occasion.
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true
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The \”conversational quality\” of extemporaneous speaking means that a speech has been well rehearsed yet sounds spontaneous to the audience.
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true
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No two people have exactly the same vocal characteristics.
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true
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Because a picture is worth a thousand words, it is a good idea to pass photographs among the audience.
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false
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To be effective as visual aids, photographs must be large enough to be seen easily by everyone in the audience.
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true
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The best way to show drawings and photographs is to pass them around the room during your speech.
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false
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When you experience stage fright, your body is producing extra __________ , a hormone that is released into the bloodstream in response to physical or mental stress.
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adrenaline
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According to your textbook, rather than trying to eliminate every trace of stage fright, you should aim at transforming it into
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positive nervousness
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Which of the following does your textbook recommend as a way to deal with stage fright?
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all the above
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Because speechmaking is a form of power, we must always be sure to speak
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ethically
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According to your textbook, the branch of philosophy that deals with human issues of right and wrong is termed
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ethics
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public speaker, you face ethical issues when
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all the above
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enjoying Chris Rock’s stand-up comedy routine at the Civic Center. According to your textbook, Lance is engaged in__________ listening
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appreciative
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Gerald is listening to comfort a friend whose apartment has just been burglarized. According to your textbook, Gerald is engaged in __________ listening.
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empathetic
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Smiling and nodding his head as he listens to a toast at a friend’s wedding. According to your textbook, Max is engaged in __________ listening
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appreciative
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According to your textbook, brainstorming is especially helpful when you are having trouble
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choosing a speech topic
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the process of generating ideas for speech topics by free association of words and ideas is known as
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brainstorming
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Which of the following does your textbook recommend as a method of brainstorming for a speech topic?
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all of the above
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The most effective order of main points in a speech depends above all on your topic, purpose, and____
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audience
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When the main points of a speech follow a time pattern, they are organized in
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chronological order
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When main ideas follow a directional pattern, they are organized in
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spatial order
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Which of the following would you most likely find in a well-constructed speech introduction?
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a startling statement
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Which of the following would you most likely find in a speech introduction?
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a credibility statement
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Which of the following would you be most likely to find in a well-constructed speech introduction?
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a visual aid
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A political candidate is running for office and must give a speech that will lay out the details of her platform. The speech will be widely covered by newspapers and television. What kind of delivery is the candidate most likely to use?
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manuscript
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When speaking from a manuscript, you should
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all of the above
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In which situation would a speaker be most likely to recite a speech from memory?
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when making a toast at a wedding
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Visual aids can be very useful to a speaker because they
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enhance the clarity of a speaker’s ideas.
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Visual aids are often helpful to a speaker because they can
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all of the above
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If the object you want to use as a visual aid is not available, the next best option ideally is a
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model
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As your textbook explains, if you plan to use a photograph as a visual aid in a speech, you should usually
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display the photograph with PowerPoint.

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