Q1. Which two speech purposes rely primarily on informative strategies?
a. agenda setting and providing new information or perspective
b. strengthening commitment and weakening commitment
c. describing and explaining
d. converting and inducing action
e. creating positive and negative feelings
Q2. Identification refers to how clearly you identify your thesis and main points for your listeners.
Q3. Which of the following is a general strategic resource for persuasive speaking?
c. seeking incremental changed. increasing the sense of urgency
e. selecting appropriate supporting materials
Q4. When Drew gave the toast at his best friend’s wedding reception, he failed to notice the shocked looks as he told some off-colour stories about the happy couple’s dating life. What quality of decorum did Drew violate in this example?
a. the toast was too long
b. the toast did not reflect the speaker’s feelings
c. the audience did not like the speaker
d. the speech was too informal for the occasion
e. the emotions were too intense for the listeners
Q5. When a pitchman on an infomercial holds up the product he is selling, what type of visual aid is he using?
b. an object
c. a representation
d. a model
e. a visual display
Q6. Helmut wanted to show the warning signs for diabetes to his audience. What type of visual aid should he use?
b. flip chart
c. visual list
e. statistical chart
Q7. ________ is an informative strategy designed to clarify a term or concept that is vague or troublesome.
Q8. Because visual aids clarify information, statistics should be precise rather than rounded off.
Q9. When visual aids fail, it is usually because they are not well-suited to the subject matter.
Q10. Graphs are visual aids showing how variables are related to each other.
Q11. Forensic speaking is commonly used in a court of law and is concerned with the question, ‘What shall we do?’
Q12. Explanations should begin simply and build toward greater complexity.
Q13. Helga wants to show how the rate of traffic accidents changes for drivers as they advance in age. What type of visual aid would best represent this information?
a. decision tree
b. flip chart
d. line graph
e. pie graph
Q14. Which of the following purposes requires a balance of informative and persuasive strategies, as well as a focus on entertaining?
a. agenda setting
b. inducing action
c. creating a positive or negative feeling
d. weakening commitment
e. equalizing a position
Q15. Denial, dismissal, belittling the source, and compartmentalization are all forms of selective perception.
Q16. A commencement speech is intended to combine humour with a serious point.
Q17. Proper decorum governs even the choice of supporting material in a speech.
Q18. Visual aids have more potential drawbacks than potential advantages. true
Q19. Wilson wanted to illustrate for his high school listeners the set of interrelated questions that one should consider when selecting a college major. What type of visual aid would serve him best?
a. a flowchart
b. a columnar chart
c. a bar graph
d. a consequential chart
e. an object
Q20. Ceremonial speeches are most effective when they refer to pass events and let the events speak for themselves.
Q21. Description works best when you provide vivid details.
Q22. The strategy of defining can be used for speeches which aim to inform or for speeches which aim to persuade.
Q23. An experienced and skilled persuasive speaker should have no trouble converting an audience with a well planned and expertly presented speech.
Q24. A nominating speech places an actor, entertainer, or politician into consideration for an award.
Q25. Animals can be very effective visual aids because they hold the audience’s interest more than inanimate objects.
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