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1 Alex is excited that he was selected to deliver the graduation speech to his class. He spent weeks drafting the speech, and is satisfied with the result. His thesis is that mobile technology is an asset to young people. Alex printed a copy of the speech on note cards so he won't forget what he wants to say. Which device would best help Alex enhance his speech? • Video Screens • Visual Aids • Amplification • Podium 2 At which point in a speech is expert testimony usually introduced? • In the conclusion of the speech • After a claim is made • Before a claim is made • In the introduction of the speech 3 Which of the following examples describes a speaker using an analogy? • Janet begins her speech on healthy eating by explaining that a well-balanced meal consists of dairy, grain, protein, and fat. • Michael concludes his speech on weight loss by saying, “exercise without a good diet is as useful as rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.” • Miranda shows the audience two different brands of toilet paper to illustrate how much money can be saved by shopping online. • Bridget uses a graph during her speech to help the audience visualize the effects of caffeine on the body. 4 Iris is the head of an oncology department in a city hospital. A friend at a nearby university asks her to give a presentation in front of students who are thinking of pursuing a career in the medical industry. Iris plans to talk about the daily challenges of her job and how she constantly uses what she learned in school to solve problems. Since she does not have experience writing or delivering speeches, Iris worries she will fail to convey the importance of her education. Which approach would not help Iris effectively make connections with her speech? • Using words like "first" and "finally" before making main points to inform the crowd of where she is in her argument • Offering summaries of her important points after explaining them in full • Adding as many details as possible about the scope of her expertise and the requirements of her profession • Explaining the significance of the speech by highlighting the similarities between her experiences and those of the students 5 Lucas is working on a paper describing the life stages of insect species for his high school biology class. He has found many sources on the internet for his paper. Which source can be considered the most useful? • An academic article on a .gov domain describing the average lifespan of a grasshopper. • A blog post on observing butterflies that was one of the first results from a search engine. • An entry in an online encyclopedia that offers one sentence on how praying mantises breed. • A newsletter on a .net domain warning about declines in the bee population. 6 A corporate consultant points to the success of a rival company when advising her client to rethink its advertising focus. This example is best described as a(n) (A) extended example. A logical extended hypothetical brief 7 Which of the following is a good example of using concrete terminology? • A dietitian presents the benefits of healthy eating. • A marketing executive presents the 5% growth in sales the company experienced after using social media platforms (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) to advertise. • Miranda is writing literature for mature audiences. • A high school health teacher discusses the importance of practicing safe sex. 8 Richard is the father of two children in the local elementary school. He is concerned that his children have nothing to do after classes as the school does not offer after school programs due to budgetary issues. Richard knows the issue of the school budget will come up at the next town council meeting so he prepares a speech advocating for the funding of after school programs. If Richard was organizing his speech to move from specific points to the broader idea, which statement from his speech would come first? • "The children represent this town's future and they deserve all of the resources we can spare for them." • "Enrollment in after school programs has been shown to improve academic performance by as much as 27%." • "Let’s work together to serve our children better." • "We should give more thought to funding for after school programs when looking at our education budget." 9 Select the behavior that does NOT represent an example of a speaker effectively preparing for a lecture. • Eva memorizes her entire speech because she wants to avoid the rigidity of reading off of a piece of paper. • John types up a copy of his speech in case he has an unexpected moment of stage fright. • Matt has anxiety about giving his speech, so he works on his linguistics homework to distract himself. • Molly records herself giving her speech and plays it back to be sure that she is speaking clearly. CONCEPT 10 Which of the following is not a credible source for research about the common cold? • Journal of Science and Medicine • A pediatrician who lives down the street • Local librarian • Google 11 Scott is making a presentation about immigration law in front of his debate club. While speaking, Scott concentrates on reading off a word-for-word transcript of his speech. He remains slouched to one side and fails to make eye contact with his audience. When judging his performance at the end of his presentation, many of his classmates agree that they did not feel properly invested in his main argument. Scott underestimated the importance of (A) body language during his presentation, weakening his connection with the audience. A articulation remaining calm body language appropriate dress 12 Peter is the new principal of a middle school and he is about to deliver his first address to the student body. For his first speech, Peter wants to make it clear that he understands what his students are going through in their daily lives. He also wants to deliver good advice and warn them against potential missteps. He has done research into popular trends amongst pre-teens today and believes he has some good support for several of his speech ideas. Which of the following speech topics represents an example of an effectively scoped speech? • The dangers of spending too much time each day on social media • Dealing with the pressures of gaining acceptance into a good college • Learning how to effectively plan and manage a budget • How elementary school has changed over the past few decades 13 Which of the following is an example of a temporal transition? • After reading intervention took place, students advanced several grade levels in a single year. • This intense attention to the teaching of reading can help students to advance several grade levels in the course of a year. • On the other hand, reading intervention can help students to advance several grade levels during a year. • Reading intervention not only helps to build a relationship between teachers and students, it also enables students to advance several grade levels in a single year. 14 In which of the following examples does a person display trait anxiety related to public speaking? • Jane immediately feels anxious when her teacher gives her class their first speech assignment. • When Rodrigo notices that no one in the audience laughs at his jokes, he starts to feel sick to his stomach. • Alex feels his hands get sweaty when he steps on the stage. • Brenda's hands begin to shake when she hears the moderator introduce her. 15 Lila did not feel comfortable using (A) blog posts when researching her history paper because she could not verify that they were credible. A scholarly sources academic journals blog posts books 16 Edna is partnering with a local grocery store to provide recipes for families on a budget. She plans to lead her audience through the process of making freezer-ready lasagna in her first presentation. Which form of informational speech would enable Edna to achieve her goal? • A demonstrative speech • A visual aid speech • A definition speech • An explanatory speech 17 Which of the following is not considered a best practice when preparing for or conducting an interview? • Making a list of talking points so that you can remember what subjects to touch on during the interview. • Making a list of probing questions to ask about the interviewee’s personal life during the interview. • Developing a set of open-ended and close-ended questions to collect the information you need for your research during the interview. • Reading any reputable information you can find about the interviewee before the interview. 18 Jose is delivering a speech in front of the workers of a manufacturing plant. He is in the running to become the next union representative and knows he needs the workers on his side to get the position. His speech is meant to outline all he will fight for as a union representative. Jose makes sure to bring up his goal of improving overtime pay, which he knows is a popular one. Which technique did Jose use to support his ideas and appeal to his audience? • Set the stage • Deconstruct your topic • Tell a story • Find a consensus 19 Which of the following is not an appropriate use of statistics in a speech? • Comparing data collected to benchmarking results • Presenting the variables from your research that are meaningful to the results of the research • Assuming a causal relationship between two related variables • Using the results from a survey and going on to discuss the key findings 20 Roger is scheduled to deliver a speech at the upcoming town council meeting. He wants to convince other members of the town to invest money in the old recreation center, which has fallen into disrepair in the past decade. Roger believes the center is an important part of the community, and hopes he can persuade his fellow citizens of its potential value to the town as a whole. Which of the following examples of storytelling would help Roger achieve his goal? • Roger lists some of his favorite activities and describes why he thinks they are the perfect fit for the recreation center. • Roger describes all of the repairs he realized would be needed the last time he entered the recreation center. • Roger offers details about the modern equipment he saw when he visited recreation centers of other nearby towns. • Roger talks about first meeting other prominent members of the community at the recreation center. 21 Jenna is giving an informative speech about the new washing machine her company developed. She says, “The most amazing feature of this machine is its dual infrared washing system. It will make your clothes three times as clean in half the time. What the microwave is to the conventional oven, this washing machine is to machines of the past.” By including unsubstantiated information and popular opinion, which goal of an informative speech does Jenna fail to achieve? • Educating the audience on the facts • Demonstrating why the audience should care • Creating a memorable moment • Showing a visual aid 22 Victor is preparing a speech that he will deliver in front of the town council. He wants to argue for the importance of infrastructure spending, as many of the town's roads and sidewalks have fallen into disrepair. He knows he needs the audience on his side for this issue so he thinks carefully about how he will frame his main argument. Which of the following statements serves as an example of a well-developed thesis for Victor's speech? • "There are many roads in the area that are filled with potholes." • "Infrastructure spending is not a luxury but something that directly affects your safety and security." • "Many people believe increased spending leads to government bloat." • "If you do not support infrastructure spending then I do not believe you love this town." 23 Alex is writing a persuasive speech. He wants to convince his classmates that Pizza Hut sells the best pizza in town. Which of the following examples demonstrates the best way to use supporting materials effectively? • Present the findings from a survey of the Sophomore class on their pizzeria preferences. • Wear a chef’s hat and apron to the presentation. • Use a visual aid displaying a stock photo of a pepperoni pizza. • Discuss how pizza was invented. 24 Wanda’s speech to the priests visiting her church from Italy, was going well. However, their response to the final line of her speech was not as energetic as she had hoped it would be. After she finished, one of the priests raised his hand and asked her what she meant by “the ball is in your court.” If Wanda had considered (A) her ethnocentrism , she may have connected better with her audience. A not stereotyping their gender their age her ethnocentrism 25 Which situation below best demonstrates an online synchronous interview? • Sarah uses email to interview ninth grade teachers across the state about their curriculum. • Isaac texts a set of interview questions about the state championship game to his baseball team. • Matthew interviews the owner of a local coffee shop about roasting coffee beans. • Jenna interviews her uncle via a web-based video call for a class presentation on military service.

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