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Question 1

When a speaker seeks to explain or illustrate a process, she
or he is probably speaking to:
A. inform.

B. persuade.

C. entertain.

D. celebrate.

Question 2

When the theme of a speech is, “Be all you can be. Join the
Navy,” it is meant to:
A. entertain.

B. inform.

C. celebrate.

D. persuade.

Question 3

A purpose is to have any of the following EXCEPT:
A. an objective.

B. a goal.

C. an intention.

D. a bad dream.

Question 4

One of the primary jobs of an informative speech is to:
A. appeal to the emotions of the audience.

B. ask them to do something with the information.

C. communicate information accurately and clearly.

D. entertain the audience.

Question 5

Patrick Henry’s famous speech carries the theme “give me
liberty or give me death.” This is a speech about:
A. events.

B. processes.

C. concepts.

D. objects.

Question 6

When Elizabeth made a speech presentation demonstrating how
to create an effective PowerPoint Presentation, her speech is about:
A. events.

B. processes.

C. concepts.

D. objects.

Question 7

When speaking about abstract concepts, make them concrete to
the audience by:
A. defining, describing, illustrating.

B. using jargon.

C. knowing their level of understanding.

D. none of the above.

Question 8

Which of the following is NOT true about persuasive speaking
compared to informative speaking?
A. Involves more emotional appeal.

B. Asks for commitment from the audience.

C. Impartial point of view.

D. Emotion-evoking language.

Question 9

Credibility in Public Speaking is what Aristotle refers to
A. ethos.

B. pathos.

C. logos.

D. mythos.

Question 10

Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is an
example of a(n) __________ speech.
A. informative

B. persuasive

C. commemorative

D. entertaining

Question 11

The three Ps of persuasive speech address the issues of:
A. plus, minus, plan.

B. persons, people, perfection.

C. problem, plan, practicality.

D. purpose, people, plans.

Question 12

“To persuade my audience that drinking and driving laws
should be stricter” aims for:
A. passive agreement with a policy.

B. active agreement with a policy.

C. personal action to support a policy.

D. personal agreement to support a policy.

Question 13

“To persuade my classmates that cheating in an exam is just
as wrong as plagiarism” is a:
A. question of fact.

B. question of policy.

C. question of value.

D. question of guessing.

Question 14 of

The process of changing people’s beliefs or actions is
A. public relations.

B. public speaking.

C. persuasion.

D. public communication.

Question 15

In persuasive speaking, the speaker is:
A. a teacher.

B. an adviser.

C. a leader.

D. an actor.

Question 16

In public speaking, the process of drawing a conclusion
based on evidence is called:
A. estimating.

B. research.

C. concluding.

D. reasoning.

Question 17

When asked to speak to celebrate your best friend’s wedding,
your speech should be:
A. dedication.

B. toast.

C. roast.

D. commemoration.

Question 18

When President Obama spoke at the 2009 graduation ceremony
at the University of Notre Dame, he delivered a:
A. commemorative speech.

B. dedication speech.

C. commencement speech.

D. toast to the graduates.

Question 19

Speeches of tribute are intended to do all of the following
A. express feelings.

B. inspire the audience.

C. arouse sentiments.

D. describe an object.

Question 20

This type of speech should be relatively brief.
A. Introduction

B. Presentation

C. Acceptance

D. Commencement

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