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Multiple Choice Questions

This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, what do employers consider the most important factor when hiring an employee?

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Question 2.
The process of choosing symbols to carry the message you send is called

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Question 3.
Which element in a basic communication model does a public speaker represent?

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Question 4.
A conversation and a public speech usually have all of the following in common except

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Question 5.
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?

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Question 6.
Which of the following reactions is an example of feedback?

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Question 7.
Distractions originating in the thoughts of listeners are which type of noise?

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Question 8.
The occasion and audience expectations are elements that contribute to the ________ of public speaking transactions.

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Question 9.
A form of communication which has much in common with modern public speaking is

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Question 10.
One of the ways that public speaking and conversation are different is that public speaking is

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Question 11.
When an audience member translates the speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages into information and ideas, this process is known as

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Question 12.
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?

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Question 13.

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?
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Question 14.
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?

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Question 15.
The three types of general speech purposes are

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Question 16.
What is the general purpose of a speech that is designed to teach, define, illustrate, clarify, or elaborate on a topic?

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Question 17.
The three major divisions of a speech are

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Question 18.
Why is it necessary to create a complete outline of your speech?

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Question 19.
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

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Question 20.
Which is the best way to rehearse a speech?

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