Multiple Choice Questions
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According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, what do employers consider the most important factor when hiring an employee?
grade point average
The process of choosing symbols to carry the message you send is called
Which element in a basic communication model does a public speaker represent?
A conversation and a public speech usually have all of the following in common
consideration of the purpose of the message.
the influence of context.
the impact of noise.
a concern for delivery factors like how to stand or gesture.
Sophia is trying to give a speech but there is a loud movie being played in the next room, and her audience is having trouble hearing her. Which type of noise is she encountering?
Which of the following reactions is an example of feedback?
laughing at a friend's joke
rolling your eyes when you hear a racial slur
answering a teacher's question
All of these are feedback.
Distractions originating in the thoughts of listeners are which type of noise?
The occasion and audience expectations are elements that contribute to the ________ of public speaking transactions.
A form of communication which has much in common with modern public speaking is
One of the ways that public speaking and conversation are different is that public speaking is
When an audience member translates the speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages into information and ideas, this process is known as
In a speech about the rules of cricket, the speaker uses jargon that you don't understand. With which part of the communication process are you experiencing problems?
Colin had researched, outlined, and practiced his speech carefully, but on the day he was to give the speech, his girlfriend broke up with him. He found it impossible to keep his mind on his speech or his audience and continually lost his place. What public speaking term best describes this situation?
auditory channel deficiency
Alice knew that her speech was good. It was an interesting recounting of a classical music performance that her fellow orchestra members had enjoyed. But when delivering the same speech to her public speaking class, she noticed that the audience seemed bored and inattentive. What is the problem?
A speech must always include a visual aid.
A speech must be delivered properly to be interesting.
A speech on music is almost always boring.
A speech must be adapted to your specific audience.
The three types of general speech purposes are
to persuade, to convince, and to move to action.
to entertain, to introduce, and to inform.
to entertain, to inform, and to persuade.
to inform, to demonstrate, and to persuade.
What is the general purpose of a speech that is designed to teach, define, illustrate, clarify, or elaborate on a topic?
The three major divisions of a speech are
the introduction, the body, and the conclusion.
the introduction, the conclusion, and the delivery.
the introduction, the preview, and the main points.
the introduction, the body, and transitions.
Why is it necessary to create a complete outline of your speech?
so that you will have something to speak from during your presentation
so that your teacher has something to follow during your speech
to ensure logical divisions, reasons or steps
to be certain that every word of your speech is written out
In her speech about poor voter turnout, Mollie challenges her audience to register and to actually go out and vote at the next election. The purpose of her speech was to
Which is the best way to rehearse a speech?
in your head rather than aloud, to maximize your spontaneity when you give the speech
alone, in a room in which you are most comfortable
aloud, standing just as you will when you deliver the speech to your audience
aloud, but seated and with your eyes closed so as to reduce anxiety
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