Public Speaking Final – Flashcards with Answers

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When the general purpose of your speech is to ________, you act primarily as a teacher or lecturer.
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Inform
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Which organizational pattern would probably be most effective for arranging the main points of a speech with the central idea “There are five basic positions of the feet in a ballet”?
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Topical
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Which organizational pattern would probably be most effective for arranging the main points of a speech with the specific purpose “To inform my audience about the major geographical regions of Mexico?”
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Spatial
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“To inform my audience about the three stages in a job interview” is a specific purpose statement for an informative speech about a(n)
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Process
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Outlining is an important part of public speaking because
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it helps the speaker prepare their thoughts
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Arranged in random order below are a main point, one subpoint, and three sub-subpoints from a speech preparation outline. Which is the main point?
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Over the years, people have tried many remedies to combat the common cold.
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Which of the following is an instance of informative speaking?
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a social worker explaining adoption law to potential parents
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If you needed a quotation to use in your speech conclusion, which of the follow would be the best reference source to consult?
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encyclopedia on the topic of speech
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Your textbook recommends using ___________ in your informative speeches as a way to keep your ideas from being overly abstract.
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comparison, description, contrast
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“To inform my audience about the causes and effects of the Boxer Rebellion in China” is an example of a specific purpose statement for an informative speech about a(n)
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event
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According to your textbook, speaking outline
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contains delivery cues for the speaker
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According to your textbook, “My second point is…” is an example of a(n)
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signpost
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Informative speeches about processes are usually arranged in __________ order.
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chronological or tropical
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Jackson had been a rodeo fan since childhood. In his informative speech, he gave a presentation with the following main points. Jackson’s points were arranged in ________ order.
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Chronological
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Speeches about __________ are often more complex than other types of informative speeches.
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concepts
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If used between the last two points in an informative speech, the speech would most likely be organized in _____________ order.
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Chronological
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To inform my audience about the major achievements of Ronald Reagan is a specific purpose statement for an informative speech about a(n)
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object
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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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Which of the following does your textbook recommend for preparing main points?
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all of the above
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What does your textbook mean when it recommends that your personalize your ideas in an informative speech
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Present your ideas in human terms that relate to the experience of the audience
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A __________ is a search engine that combines Internet technology with traditional library methods of cataloging and assessing data
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virtual library
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The __________ is the longest and most important part of the speech.
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body
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According to your textbook, the three criteria for judging the reliability of research documents located on the
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recency
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If your can’t identify the author of a document on the Internet, your textbook recommends that you
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try to determine the sponsoring organization for the document
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A(n) ______________ is a research aid that catalogues articles from a large number of scholarly journals.
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academic database

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