Which of the following is an example of a general purpose?
· Question 2
____________ involves using other people’s works, words or ideas without adequate acknowledgement.
· Question 3
____________ made before an audience should be backed up with reliable supporting information and sound reasoning.
· Question 4
As a speaker, you need to make sure that your general purpose, for example, “to inform,” does not overlap with a different general purpose, “to persuade.”
· Question 5
According to your text, which of the following would most likely be the place to begin to look for an initial speech topic?
· Question 6
Which of the following was not listed as suggestions related to “develop the language of the speech with care”?
· Question 7
Which of the following strategies will help to reduce speech tension most effectively?
· Question 8
Which of the following was not listed specifically as a question to ask yourself about your audience?
· Question 9
Using your own experience for support in a speech is NOT acceptable.
· Question 10
Professor Michael Motley’s research on speech tension indicates most people experience three stages of tension before and during a speech. Heart rate is usually at its highest level during:
· Question 11
Which of the following is not true regarding the ethics of informative speaking?
· Question 12
Avoiding information overload is one of the strategies related to the characteristic of an informative speech called “be memorable.”
· Question 13
____________________ specify procedures for observing and measuring concepts.
· Question 14
If we want to meet the goal of being clear in our informative speech, we need to:
· Question 15
A speech that focuses on a process and the steps or gradual changes that lead to a result.
· Question 16
______________ ambiguity is a speaker’s planned effort to be vague, sketchy, and considerably abstract.
· Question 17
In informative speaking, it is important to present information that is fair and unbiased. This relates to which goal of informative speaking?
· Question 18
“Ornate ambiguity” is the term used for a speaker who plans to be vague, sketchy, and considerably abstract.
· Question 19
Your goal in informative speaking is to communicate information and ideas in a way that your audience will understand and remember.
· Question 20
In theory, the authors note, informative and persuasive speeches are distinct. However in practice:
· Question 21
The two overall persuasive goals are:
· Question 22
In all cases of inductive reasoning, you can never be sure that your conclusions are absolutely accurate.
· Question 23
“The liberally oriented electorate is the worst thing that could have happened to the country” is a:
· Question 24
The definition of ____________ is the “sequence of interlinking claims and arguments that, together, establish the content and force of your position.”
· Question 25
Maslow’s hierarchy is a useful theory because it helps the persuasive speaker to understand bases of human motivations grounded in needs.
· Question 26
“I am pleased and impressed to see so many of you turn out for the first meeting of our neighborhood association. We have an attractive, safe, and well-maintained neighborhood and tonight I am here to inspire us all to keep it this way.” This statement serves which persuasive general goal listed below?
· Question 27
Reasoning by analogy is highly suspect in persuasive speaking because if relies too much on comparisons that are questionable.
· Question 28
Giving a persuasive speech on the topic, “The tuition at this university is too high,” is most likely to be considered a speech that:
· Question 29
A syllogism includes a major and a minor premise, and a conclusion.
· Question 30
Survival needs are most associated with which level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?