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Speech, Quiz 10

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Even when you use other interest-arousing lures in a speech introduction, you should always
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relate the topic to the audience.
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When you use a rhetorical question to gain attention in a speech introduction, you should state the question, pause a moment, and then give the answer.
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False
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The conclusion of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” is a good example of a crescendo ending.
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True
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According to your textbook, the following passage from a speech introduction is an example of a(n) _________. Today I would like to share what I have learned about attention deficit disorder by first discussing its effects on people and then looking at the treatments that can be used to help people who suffer from this condition.
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preview statement
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__________ is the audience’s perception of whether the speaker is qualified to speak on a given topic.
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Credibility
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It is overly repetitious to restate the central idea in the conclusion of a speech.
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False
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Opening your speech with a lengthy quotation is an excellent way to gain the attention of your audience.
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False
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Which of the following is recommended in your textbook as a way to reinforce the central idea in a speech conclusion?
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Answer: all of the above -End with a quotation. -Make a dramatic statement. -Refer to the introduction.
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When preparing a speech introduction, your textbook recommends that you
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Answer: a and b only. -experiment with different openings until you find the best one. -practice your introduction until you can deliver it with strong eye contact.
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Credibility is the audience’s perception of whether a speaker is qualified to speak on a given topic.
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True
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Which of the following does your textbook mention as a means of reinforcing the central idea in the conclusion of a speech?
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End with a quotation.
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One way to establish your credibility in a speech introduction is to let the audience know the source of your expertise.
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True
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The best way to gain the audience’s attention and interest in a speech introduction usually depends on the topic, the audience, and the occasion.
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True
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According to your textbook, which of the following statements about speech conclusions is true?
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All four methods of reinforcing the central idea can be combined in a single conclusion.
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Which of the following would you be most likely to find in a well-constructed speech introduction?
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a preview statement
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As explained in your textbook, the two major functions of a speech conclusion are to
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signal the end of the speech and reinforce the speaker’s central idea.
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What does your textbook say about preparing an effective speech conclusion?
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Answer: a and c only -Make your conclusion about 5 to 10 percent of the entire speech. -Keep an eye out for concluding materials as you research the speech.
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Goodwill is the audience’s perception of whether the speaker has the best interests of the audience in mind.
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True
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What does your textbook say about preparing effective speech conclusions?
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Make your conclusion about 5 to 10 percent of the entire speech.
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The preview statement in a speech introduction identifies the main points to be discussed in the body.
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True