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Speech Chapter 3 Quiz

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Building speaker confidence includes _______.
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knowing your strengths and weaknesses
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To build speaker confidence, it helps to focus on _______.
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having a positive attitude about speech making
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Select the proper order of the “4 S’s.”
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signpost the idea, state the idea, support the idea, and summarize the idea
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To control nervousness, speakers should focus on which of the following?
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Believe in your topic
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Your goal as a speaker should be to _______ your nervousness
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Manage
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According to McCroskey’s “Personal Report of Public Speaking Anxiety,” how many college students report experiencing moderately high or high anxiety in public speaking situations?
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nearly three-fourths
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When preparing for your first speech, realize that _______.
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nervousness is normal
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According to the authors, which part of your speech should you organize first?
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The body
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Words such as “first,” “initially,” and “finally” are examples of _______.
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signposts
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To build speaker confidence, you should _______.
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know the basic speech principles
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A strategy for reducing communication anxiety by replacing negative thoughts and statements with positive ones is known as _______.
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Cognitive reconstructing
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Brandon is preparing to give his speech soon and is experiencing very real anxiety and fear. According to the text, this condition is known as _______.
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Communication Apprehension
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Your goal in preparing speech notes should focus on _______.
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readable keywords or phrases in order of presentation
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Well-planned and well-delivered opening remarks will make the audience want to listen and will _______.
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prepare them for what comes next
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The essential, vital requirement for preparing any speech is to _______.
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know exactly what you are expected to do
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What should one of your goals be regarding speaker nervousness?
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controlling your nervousness
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Your conclusion should review the main points, activate an audience response, and _______.
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end with a strong sense of closure
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A strategy for reducing communication anxiety by picturing yourself delivering a successful speech is known as _______.
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visualization
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The final step in delivering your first speech includes _______.
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evaluating your speech
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Select the suggested sequence for preparing a speech
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understand the assignment, develop content, organize the speech, word the speech, practice, deliver, and evaluate speech
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Which of the following would the text recommend for a speaker coping with stress?
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Take several slow, deep breaths before you speak
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Daryl Bem’s theory of self-perception argues that _______.
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if you want to feel confident, act confident
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In a 2012 study, Kevin Dwyer and Marian Davidson found that college students identified their greatest fear as __________.
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speaking before a group
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The authors suggest that a well-prepared speaker should memorize the __________.
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outline of the major points in the order of presentation
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When one’s body marshals all its resources either to perform to capacity or get away from the threatening situation, it is called _______.
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fight-or-flight syndrome
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A speaker should apply the “4 S’s” to what part of a speech?
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the body
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According to the authors, preparing an effective speech is best done by keeping in mind two principles of public speaking. The first principle is that thorough preparation leads to better delivery and greater confidence. The second principle is that every public speech is a blend of _______.
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content, organization, and delivery
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Which of the following statements about public speaking audiences is true?
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The audience cannot easily detect the nervousness a speaker feels
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The first step of an effective introduction is to _______.
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focus the attention of the audience on your message