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- The sentiment “How now brown cow” is an example of ___________________.
- “Hear the mellow wedding bells” is an example of a(n) ____________because of the repetition of vowel sounds.
- It is fine to use slang in your speech.
- Language expectations vary from culture to culture.
- When JFK used the phrase, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country,” he was using
- Attributing human qualities to a concept or an inanimate object is known as ________________.
- Saying “The elderly gentlemen in the black suit and red tie entered the neighborhood grocery” instead of “The man went to the store” is an example of a speaker
- One of the best ways to improve when you are giving a speech in a second language is to practice in front of friends who are native speakers.
- What is problematic with a speaker begging the audience, “Guys, we can make a difference in the fight against violence if we just organize our resources”?
- What uses words that apply only to one sex, race, or another group as though they represent everyone?
- A voice in which the pitch, volume, and rate remain constant, with no word, idea, or sentence differing significantly in sound from any other is
- Which of the following facial expression should be used throughout your speech?
- You should not practice movements or gestures so they can appear natural when you present your speech.
- Besides being intelligible, another reason to fluctuate your volume during your speech is
- Which of the following is NOT one of the identified characteristics of voice?
- When preparing to adapt a speech for a virtual audience, what should a speaker consider?
- Audience contact is creating a sense of looking listeners in the eye when speaking to large audiences.
- A speech researched and planned ahead of time but the exact wording is not scripted and will vary somewhat from the presentation is
- A person is said to have a(n) _____________ when they have speech habits typical of a certain geographic area.
- What is achieved by changing your pitch, volume, and rate, stressing certain words, and using pauses strategically?
- The method of rapidly going through work in order to determine what a topic is, how it is covered, and whether it will be useful is called
- For a speech on the participation of college-age students in elections for President, a speaker is in need of information such as voting age population, resident population voting age, percent reporting registered and voted. What is the best source for obtaining this information?
- Evaluating a website’s _____________ involves determining the date the article was placed on the web or revised.
- One of the best ways to give meaning to new ideas is through comparison and contrast.
- Evaluating a website’s _______________ involves determining viewpoints and potential biases presented on the site.
- Which of the following is NOT a type of secondary research?
- Nonthreatening questions designed to put the interviewee at ease are known as _______________.
- During Sammy’s persuasive speech about why ghosts exist, she used a personal account of her interaction with what she called, “a friendly spirit.” This is an example of
- It is possible to conduct quality research on the Internet.
- The heart of an effective interview is the interview protocol, which is a list of good questions you plan to ask questions.
- When choosing what information to include on the visual aid, you should include
- If Natasha plays her guitar during her informative speech on learning to play the guitar, she is using __________ and ____________ as presentational aids.
- Using bright colors such as red ________________.
- Ideally, a pie chart should have at least “slices” or wedges. If your chart has more than eight wedges, you should
- If the object you want to use as a visual aid is too large, you could use this type of visual aid instead.
- The speaker can be a visual aid.
- It is important that everyone in the audience can see your visual aid.
- Showing the class your high school basketball trophy and explaining how it represents your past is using what kind of visual aid?
- Many speakers think that because they have prepared good presentational aids, they will have no trouble using them.
- Audiences have come to expect messages to be enhanced with presentational aids.
- Which of the following is NOT one of the four primary goals of an introduction?
- Most people enjoy a well-told story, so it makes a good attention-getter. What is the one drawback to telling a story as an attention-getter?
- The conclusion offers a speaker one last chance to do all of the following EXCEPT ____________.
- A speaker who begins with, “It’s a pleasure to return to State University. As you know, I’m a graduate of State. Though it was some time ago, the last few days I’ve spent on campus have made me feel as though I have never left,” is using what type of introduction?
- You can use clinchers with informative speeches only.
- One way to determine whether or not your introduction is appropriate for your speech is to
- To complete the formal outline of your speech, which of the following is NOT necessary?
- Stories told during the introduction should be actual, not hypothetical.
- If a speaker begins by saying, “It is nature’s best bug control, and night-blooming flowers depend on it for pollination. As North America’s most endangered animal, the Chiroptera or ‘bat,’ is in serious trouble,” what type of introduction is he/she trying to use?
- A conclusion that states, “We must not permit our forests to die. Please, the next time you are camping, practice the suggestions I have made to you,” is using the ________________ type of clincher.