Communications Test 2 Review

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Which of the following are the three most popular types of speeches?
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persuasive, informative, and entertaining
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Which of the following should give the essence of your speech?
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central idea
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“To entertain” is an example of a…
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general purpose
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All of the following are synonyms except?
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specific purpose
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“Food-borne illnesses” is an example of…
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general purpose
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“How to make a home burglar proof” is an example of which kind of speech?
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informative
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A verb form beginning with “to” is called…
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an infinitive
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In brainstorming you should…
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produce a flurry of ideas without any initial criticism.
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Support materials _________ prove a point
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sometimes
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The success of vivid images as support materials depends upon the good use of…
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specific details
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“A feast is a meal that is rich and abundant and includes many guests.” This sentence is…
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a definition
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“Companies such as Canon, Nikon, and Olympus make digital cameras.” The sentence illustrates the use of…
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examples
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A speaker says “Former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir said, ‘To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.'” This sentence illustrates the use of…
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testimony
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The term percent means out of….
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100
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“Punctuation marks are like traffic signs.” This sentence is…
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an analogy
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Imagine five people of the following ages: 45, 37, 26, 20, 28. The 26 year old has the __ age.
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median
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For a speech explaining how to bake bread, which organizational pattern would be used?
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chronological
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A speaker describes the safety features of a new car, starting at the front bumper and progressing to the rear bumper. Which organizational pattern is the speaker using?
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spatial
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Which pattern is especially popular in persuasive speeches?
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problem – solution
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Main points are designed to help the audience understand and remember…
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the central idea
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A speaker discusses three types of work dogs. Which pattern is the speaker using?
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topical
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All of the following statements are true EXCEPT…
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In most brief speeches, you should limit your speech to six main points
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The text recommends the following methods for organizing material EXCEPT…
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memorizing key pieces of information
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A speaker discusses why some people abuse animals, and then describes the effects of abuse on the animals. Which pattern is the speaker using?
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causal
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The first thing speakers should create for their speech is the…
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body
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Informing the audience of your qualifications to speak on a topic is…
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recommended to build credibility
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A speaker says “Please raise your hands on this: How many of you know how to swim?” What kind of question is this speaker using?
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overt-response
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The best place to reassure your listeners that you are well-prepared and that you are not going to waste their time is in…
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the orienting material
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Orienting material serves all of the following functions EXCEPT…
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to grab the listeners’ attention
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The text quotes the old speech making formula: “Tell ’em what you’re going to tell ’em. Tell ’em. The tell ’em what you told ’em.” The last sentence refers to…
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the summary
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In career speeches, a few words spoken before your attention material is called…
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an icebreaker
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“Today I’d like to tell you how to grow vegetables.” This sentence is most appropriate for…
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orienting material
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According to most attorneys, courtroom battles are usually won on the effectiveness of…
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both the opening statement and the closing argument
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The text says “Quotation usually work best when they are….
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short

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