PUBLIC #6

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1. When selecting a speech topic, the suggestion is to draw upon your experiences, expertise and/or interests. Which of the topics below would be suitable for a speech?
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c. All of these answer options are correct.
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2. When selecting a topic based on your personal experience, expertise, and/or interests, which of the following questions is not one you should ask yourself?
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a. What does it cost to prepare for a speech?
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3. There is no need to worry about narrowing your topic or focus when planning for your speech, especially if you are very well informed on the subject.
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F
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4. Some strategies for narrowing your topic include all of the following except:c. All of these answer options are correct.
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c. Limiting your main ideas to no more than two.
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Which of the following statements is false? a. There are three general purposes: to inform, to persuade, and to evoke.
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d. Each speech has a general purpose and a specific purpose.
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Most speeches have only one purpose.
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F
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7. A speaker should plan a set of desired outcomes, in addition to planning a general purpose and a specific purpose. The most important outcome, the one action the speaker wants his or her audience to take, is referred to as:
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d. the primary audience outcome.
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8. When developing one’s desired outcomes for a speech, the focus is on:
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d. the behavior the speaker wants the audience to take after listening to the speech.
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9. You will have many incidental goals, but you cannot select and organize your materials without a clear set of priorities, which come from clarifying your purpose.
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10. A speech, unlike an essay, does not need to be guided by a central idea, or thesis statement.
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F
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11. A thesis statement is a summary of your topic choice, which means it is basically a combination of your speech purpose and outcomes.
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F
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12. Although every speech needs a thesis and a purpose, not every speech needs a title.
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13. Which of the following is an example of a speech that is appropriate for the audience?
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a. A speech for university students about ways to volunteer in the local community.
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14. Speech titles should always be phrased in the form of a question.
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F
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15. \”A speech to invite\” is an example of which of the following?
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b. A general purpose

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