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COMM 110 Exam 4 / COMM 110 Exam 4
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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.
a. true
b. false

Q3. Which of the following is a general strategic resource for persuasive speaking?
a. consciousness raising
b. refutation
c. seeking incremental change
d. 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-color 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?
a. people
b. an object
c. a representation
d. a model
e. a visual display
Q6. Helmut wanted to show the warning sighs for diabetes to his audience. What type of visual aid should he use?
a. flowchart
b. flip chart
c. visual list
d. object
e. statistical chart
Q7. ________ is an informative strategy designed to clarify a term or concept that is vague or troublesome.
a. Defining
b. Refining
c. Reporting
d. Explaining
e. Describing
Q8. Because visual aids clarify information, statistics should be precise rather than rounded off.
a. true
b. false
Q9. When visual aids fail, it is usually because they are not well-suited to the subject matter.
a. true
b. false
Q10. Graphs are visual aids showing how variables are related to each other.
a. true
b. false
Q11. Forensic speaking is commonly used in a court of law and is concerned with the question, 'What shall we do?'
a. true
b. false
Q12. Explanations should begin simply and build toward greater complexity.
a. true
b. false
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
c. photograph
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.
a. true
b. false
Q16. A commencement speech is intended to combine humor with a serious point.
a. true
b. false
Q17. Proper decorum governs even the choice of supporting material in a speech.
a. true
b. false
Q18. Visual aids have more potential drawbacks than potential advantages
a. true
b. false
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 past events and let the events speak for themselves.
a. true
b. false
Q21. Description works best when you provide vivid details.
a. true
b. false
Q22. The strategy of defining can be used for speeches which aim to inform or for speeches which aim to persuade.
a. true
b. false
Q23. An experienced and skilled persuasive speaker should have no trouble converting an audience with a well planned and expertly presented speech.
a. true
b. false
Q24. A nominating speech places an actor, entertainer, or politician into consideration for an award.
a. true
b. false
Q25. Animals can be very effective visual aids because they hold the audience's interest more than inanimate objects.
a. true
b. false
 

 

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