Speech Chapter 1 Quiz

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Ethnocentrism is unique to western cultures such as those in the United States and Europe
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False
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Thinking positively about your ability to give a speech is one way to control your anxiety about speaking
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True
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According to your textbook the knowledge, experience, goals, values, and attitudes through which each listener filters a message is called the listeners
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Frame of reference
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Most of the nervousness public speakers feel internally is not visible to their listeners
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True
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Ethnocentrism is an advantage to speakers who seek to understand the values, beliefs, and customs of audiences from different cultures
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False
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Which of the following does your textbook recommend as a way to deal with nervousness in your speeches?
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Visualize yourself giving a successful speech
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Communication skills, including public speaking, are often ranked first among the qualities employers seek in college students
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True
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Some nervousness before you speak is usually beneficial
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True
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Heather was in the midst of an excellent speech on campus history when she made a minor mistake by giving the wrong date for the opening of a campus building. She suddenly stopped speaking and said, “oh, I messed up.” She’d been finished her speech, but all she could think about afterword was her mistake. What is the major piece of advice from your textbook that Heather needs to be reminded about?
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There is no such thing as a perfect speech
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Someone coughing in the audience or walking in late during a presentation are examples of what element in the speech communication process?
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Interference
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Organizing ideas for presentation in a speech is an important aspect of critical thinking
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True
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Most public speaking situations involving two way communication
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True
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As your textbook states, public speaking is a form of empowerment because it gives speakers the ability to manipulate people
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False
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In the midst of a speech about volcanoes, a speaker notices quizzical expressions on the faces of her listeners. In response, she says, “let me explain that point again to make sure it’s clear.” When this happens, the speaker is
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Adapting to feedback
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Public speaking is more highly structured than every day conversation
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True
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Researchers suggest that you counter every negative thought you have about your speeches with at least five positive ones
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True
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When you adjust to the situation of a public speech, you are doing on a larger scale what you do every day in conversation
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True
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Public speaking usually requires more formal language then every day conversation
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True
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Your goal is public speaking is to have your intended message be the same message that is actually communicated
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True
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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 of the above
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In many aspects of public speaking, you will employ the skills of critical thinking
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True
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To say that public speaking is a way to make a difference about something we care about is to recognize that public speaking is
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A form of empowerment

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