COMS quiz 5

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When you are an inexperienced and nervous speaker, speaking from a manuscript is the easiest and safest mode of delivery. a. True b. False
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b. False
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How you deliver your speech is not as important as how you research and prepare your speech. a. True b. False
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b.false
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For most speaking situations use the extemporaneous mode.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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It is possible through impromptu speaking to be spontaneous without prior preparation.‚Äč a. True b. False
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b. false
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A natural theory of delivery posits that a speech is an amplified conversation and not a whole new kind of speaking.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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Because the first and last sentences of a speech are so important, you should read them verbatim to make sure the wording is correct.‚Äč a. True b. False
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b.false
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Advantages of extemporaneous delivery include: a. ‚ÄčAbility to be flexibility and adjust to audience response b. ‚ÄčSounding more natural and conversational c. ‚ÄčGreater sense of power and confidence d. ‚ÄčNone of these answers are correct. e. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct.
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e. all of these answers are correct
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Manuscript speaking is most appropriate‚Äč a. ‚ÄčFor the average classroom speech. b. ‚ÄčFor a debate in front of a mixed audience. c. ‚ÄčWhen language must be elevated and elegant. d. ‚ÄčWhen time limits are flexible. e. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct.
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c. when language must be elevated and elegant
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When called upon to perform an unexpected speech, which of the following is not recommended? a. ‚ÄčApologize for not being prepared. b. ‚ÄčKeep your composure. c. ‚ÄčSelect a theme. d. ‚ÄčSelect an organizational framework. e. ‚ÄčPlan your first and last sentences.
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a. apologize for not being prepared
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When the President of the United States delivers his State of the Union address, what mode of delivery is he most likely using?‚Äč a. ‚ÄčImpromptu b. ‚ÄčManuscript c. ‚ÄčMemorized d. ‚ÄčExtemporaneous
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b. manuscript
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You will be primarily using which mode of delivery for most of the speeches you will deliver in this speech class?‚Äč a. ‚ÄčImpromptu b. ‚ÄčManuscript c. ‚ÄčMemorized d. ‚ÄčExtemporaneous
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c. memorized
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For the brief self-introductions on the first day of class, your classmates most likely utilized the ____ mode of delivery.‚Äč a. ‚ÄčImpromptu b. ‚ÄčManuscript c. ‚ÄčMemorized d. ‚ÄčExtemporaneous
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a. impromptu
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When preparing for an extemporaneous speech you should first‚Äč a. ‚ÄčBegin with a fully developed outline. b. ‚ÄčConvert your full-sentence outline to a key word or phrase outline. c. ‚ÄčWord the speech. d. ‚ÄčCovert your brief outline to speech notes.
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a. begin with a fully developed outline
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When your instructor delivers a planned and practiced lecture on the importance of public speaking in an electronic age, he/she is most likely using which mode of delivery?‚Äč a. ‚ÄčImpromptu b. ‚ÄčManuscript c. ‚ÄčMemorized d. ‚ÄčExtemporaneous
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d. extemporaneous
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Infographics communicate a great deal of information with minimal text. a. True b. False
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a. true
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There are places in a speech where a visual presentation aid can help you make a point more clearly and in a shorter time than if you were to use your spoken words alone.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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All good speeches incorporate presentation aids.‚Äč a. True b. False
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b. false
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A presentation aid is best used when you are attempting to explain a complex or technical idea, and when you want to reinforce a particular message.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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You should stop talking when you are showing a visual aid so your audience is not distracted.‚Äč a. True b. False
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b.false
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A discrete presentation aid is one that does not challenge or offend your audience.‚Äč a. True b. False
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b. false
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Color legibility is an important quality of effective slides.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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A presentation aid is defined in your text as:‚Äč a. ‚ÄčA visual representation that enhances a speech b. ‚ÄčThe use of multi-media to supplement a presentation c. ‚ÄčA prop to assist with the organizational burden of a presentation d. ‚ÄčAn object that adds another communicative dimension beyond your vocal content and delivery
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d. An object that adds another communicative dimension beyond your vocal content and delivery
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Presentation aids may be which of the following?‚Äč a. ‚Äčaural b. ‚Äčaudiovisual c. ‚Äčvisual d. ‚ÄčDiscrete or continuous e. ‚ÄčAll of these apply to presentation aids.
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e. ‚ÄčAll of these apply to presentation aids.
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When deciding the type of presentation aid that would best suit your purpose, you should consider all of the following except ____. a. ‚Äčwhat the speaking venue will permit b. ‚Äčwhat color scheme would work best in the space c. ‚Äčwhat equipment or technology is available in the venue d. ‚Äčwhat the venue size is
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b. what color scheme would work best in the space
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Which of the following is/are considered to be presentation software?‚Äč a. ‚ÄčKeynote b. ‚ÄčPrezi c. ‚ÄčCorel d. ‚ÄčImpress e. ‚ÄčThese are all presentation software.
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e. these are all presentation software
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‚ÄčUsing presentation software forces you to deliver your speech in a darkened room, what can you do to keep from being “secondary to your presentation aid?” a. ‚ÄčMove around b. ‚ÄčMake eye contact c. ‚ÄčUse vocal variety d. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct. e. ‚ÄčNone of these answers are correct.
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d. all of these answers are correct
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When using presentation software to accompany your speech, you should:‚Äč a. ‚ÄčKeep your text slides simple. b. ‚ÄčUse clipart sparingly. c. ‚ÄčMaintain consistency. d. ‚ÄčNot become secondary to your slides. e. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct.
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e. all of these answers are correct
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When practicing with your presentation aids, you should:‚Äč a. ‚ÄčSpend twice as much time developing the aids as practice to ensure their effectiveness. b. ‚ÄčSpend twice as much time practicing with the aids as developing them to become comfortable with them. c. ‚ÄčNot practice with the aids to keep them fresh, but simulate them during your practice. d. ‚ÄčNone of these answers are correct.
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b. ‚ÄčSpend twice as much time practicing with the aids as developing them to become comfortable with them.
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The 3 x 5 rule for designing effective slides is:‚Äč a. ‚ÄčTo have at least three images for every five text lines. b. ‚ÄčMake sure the information on each slide can fit on a 3 x 5 card. c. ‚ÄčNo more than three lines with five words per line. d. ‚ÄčNone of these answers are correct.
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c. ‚ÄčNo more than three lines with five words per line.
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Preparing for and adapting to audience reactions are things that make a good speech. a. True b. False
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a. true
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Asking that the verbal heckler continue the conversation later is one of the many strategies suggested by your textbook. ‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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According to your textbook, the best strategy for dealing with a nonverbal heckler is to stop your speech and politely ask the person if he or she has a question or comment.‚Äč a. True b. False
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b.false
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The best way to handle fleeting or low-level distractions during your speech is by not acknowledging them.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a.true
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Sometimes distractions can be turned to your purpose by incorporating them into your speech.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a.true
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If your audience seems bored or restless, you should try to do which of the following?‚Äč a. ‚ÄčUse more concrete examples. b. ‚ÄčSpend extra time on establishing credibility. c. ‚ÄčInsert more abstract materials from your research. d. ‚ÄčAppeal to fair play. e. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct.
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a. use more concrete examples
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If you are not getting the agreement you expected, you should try to do which of the following? a. ‚ÄčUse more direct references to the audience. b. ‚ÄčMake your delivery more animated. c. ‚ÄčCondense your material and call it a review. d. ‚ÄčStress common ground. e. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct.
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d. stress common ground
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All of the following are ways to handle low-level and fleeting distractions except: a. ‚ÄčSpeak a little louder. b. ‚ÄčAcknowledge the distraction. c. ‚ÄčIncorporate humor. d. ‚ÄčBe more animated. e. ‚ÄčAdd extra attention-getting devices.
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b.acknowledge the distraction
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Which of these is not an effective technique to handle a heckler? a. ‚ÄčInvite the heckler up to the platform to express his or her position. b. ‚ÄčBuild on common ground. c. ‚ÄčAppeal to fair play. d. ‚ÄčEstablish a tone of reasonableness. e. ‚ÄčSuggest continuing the conversation later.
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a. ‚ÄčInvite the heckler up to the platform to express his or her position.
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Non-verbal hecklers can be as distracting as verbal hecklers because they ____.‚Äč a. ‚Äčerode a speaker’s confidence b. ‚Äčabsorb a speaker’s attention c. ‚Äčdiminish the speaker’s ability to attend to the rest of the audience d. ‚Äčare more common than verbal hecklers e. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are true.
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e. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are true.
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When your audience is more informed than you expected, you should do all of the following except ____. a. ‚Äčcondense the basic material and call it a review b. ‚Äčmake your delivery more animated c. ‚Äčintroduce issues that you see as unresolved aspects of the topic d. ‚Äčuse some of the more technical information you encountered in your research e. ‚Äčcut the speech short and invite discussion of your topic
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d. ‚Äčuse some of the more technical information you encountered in your research
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The first rule for dealing with distractions is:‚Äč a. ‚Äčyou do not talk about distractions b. ‚Äčto incorporate the distractions into your speech c. ‚Äčto remove the distraction from the room d. ‚Äčyou must not become or seem distracted e. ‚ÄčNone of these answers are correct
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d. ‚Äčyou must not become or seem distracted
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All speaking contexts carry the expectations of a high level of formality. a. True b. False
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b.false
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In monologic situations, it is assumed that a primary speaker will take responsibility for what is talked about.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a.true
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Just like there are genres of literature, there are familiar categories of speaking.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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All public speaking is rule-bound to some extent.‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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If a speaker is correct in analyzing most of the relevant factors, misreading just one will not be detrimental to his or her effectiveness. ‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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A person with excellent generic speaking skills may be at a loss if a situation requires knowledge of a particular situation. ‚Äč a. True b. False
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a. true
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All of the following are dimensions of the speaking situation that a speaker should analyze except: a. ‚ÄčPublic or private sphere b. ‚ÄčFormal or informal demeanor c. ‚ÄčMonologic or dialogic d. ‚ÄčLiberal or conservative e. ‚ÄčExisting community or one-time assembly
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d. ‚ÄčLiberal or conservative
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Which of the following speaking situations will fall into the dimensions of public sphere and formal demeanor?‚Äč a. ‚ÄčProgress report presented to the Board of Directors b. ‚ÄčTelevised State of the Union address c. ‚ÄčOpening statement in a courtroom d. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct. e. ‚ÄčNone of these answers are correct.
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d. ‚ÄčAll of these answers are correct.
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The question and answer session following an invitational speech falls into which of the following situation more than the others?‚Äč a. ‚Äčdialogic b. ‚Äčmonologic c. ‚Äčpublic d. ‚Äčprivate e. ‚ÄčNone of these answers are correct.
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a.dialogic

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