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COMS 101 Quiz 1: Foundations of Public Speaking

  1. The effectiveness of your words is irrelevant if the words are not heard by, understood by, or has no effect on your
  2. One form of plagiarizing is paraphrasing the unique ideas of another person and not crediting that person.
  3. Public speaking can occur in online environments.
  4. According to your textbook, public speaking is a(n)________________ process.
  5. ___________________communication occurs with approximately three to ten people.
  6. After Eva’s speech about the harmful effects of not recycling, you noticed that she discarded her empty water bottle in the nearest trashcan. Which ethical principle has Eva violated?
  7. Public speaking is NOT a specialized type of communication because everyone engages in public speaking during his/her lifetime.
  8. As preparation for her informative speech on the importance of vaccination, Alana asked her classmates if they had been vaccinated as a child and if they have any children. Alana is conducting the _____________ of her speech.
  9. Which of the following is NOT a responsibility of an ethical speaker?
  10. Psychological noise is any external sight or sound that distracts us from the message of a speech.


COMS 101 Quiz: Adapting to Audiences

  1. The knowledge of an opinions about a speech topic that listeners have before they hear a speaker is known as
  2. What should be used to help audiences follow along?
  3. A strategy for determining how you will use information to adapt to your audience is called
  4. All of the following are ways to display personableness EXCEPT ______________.
  5. As a speaker one of your goals should be to use as many personal pronouns as possible.
  6. Drawing from common experiences such as learning how to drive is a means of establishing common ground with an audience.
  7. What helps audiences understand and remember complex, abstract, and novel material?
  8. The extent to which one projects a pleasing personality is known as ________________.
  9. Following ethical standards and honestly explaining a speech’s motivation help establish__________.
  10. If your audience believes that you are concerned with their interests, you will establish trustworthiness with them.


COMS 101 Quiz: Ceremonial Speaking

  1. A speech of introduction should ________________.
  2. A speech that expresses pleasure for the presence of a person or an organization is called a
  3. How does a speaker highlight the qualities of a candidate nominated for an office, honor, position, or award to make said candidate appear more credible than other candidates?
  4. When presenting someone with an award of a gift, as in a speech of recognition, the speaker should
  5. A speech that sets the tone and generates enthusiasm for the topic of a conference or convention is called
  6. A speech that praises graduating seniors and inspiring them to reach for their goals is called a
  7. During a speech of nomination, you should link the nominee’s credentials to position.
  8. During the speech of introduction you should never try to contact the speaker to ask what points in the biography the speaker would like to emphasize. Instead, you should use their resume and surprise him/her.
  9. A speech to ___________ is a humorous speech that makes a serious point.
  10. What special considerations should one keep in mind during a speech of recognition?


COMS 101 Quiz: Communication: Why it Matters and a Biblically Redemptive Approach

  1. Which type of truth standard holds that a belief, feeling, or behavior is acceptable if it simply “works” for the person who holds it, regardless of whether it consists with anyone else’s experiences and standards?
  2. According to the Alban text, ___________ is someone who is content to live with an inconsistency between the belief system he or she professes and the one he or she practices.
  3. According to the Alban text, this term denotes the composite of someone’s beliefs about human origin, nature, purpose, and destiny, and about values, whether moral or aesthetic.
  4. According to the Alban text, existentialists believe that humans are radically free to take control of their minds and to break away from stifling social influences
  5. The Biblically Christian worldview regards truth to be what?
  6. According to the Alban text, the Biblically Christian worldview recognizes that all people have an inherited sinful nature that estranges them from God and that pollutes their interactions with each other.
  7. According to the Alban text, God’s special grace benefits only those who turn to Him for the remedy to our alienation from Him.
  8. According to the Alban text, the idea that human behavior is motivated by a drive to physically survive is flawed for which of the following reasons?
  9. According to the Alban text, when a redemptive critic makes sense of a communication text, he or she identifies several common graces as these graces appear in the text. Which of the following is not one of these?
  10. A person functions as a redemptive communicator when his or her behavior promotes what God values in this world, even if he or she does so without manifesting God’s love to others.


COMS 101 Quiz: Delivery

  1. Audience contact is creating a sense of looking listeners in the eye when speaking to large audiences.
  2. If your boss prompts you unexpectedly to give a quick report on the project that you have been working on at a meeting, you will be giving what type of delivery?
  3. Which of the following is NOT one of the identified characteristics of voice?
  4. Robert practiced taking a few steps to one side of the stage each time he started a new point of his speech. He is engaging in
  5. Which of the following facial expression should be used throughout your speech?
  6. Which of the following is NOT an aspect of nonverbal communication?
  7. A person is said to have a(n) _____________ when they have speech habits typical of a certain geographic area.
  8. Your appearance should complement your message, so which of the following is NOT a guideline for how to dress for a speech?
  9. Generally, you should look at your audience at least ______________ of the time.
  10. The timbre that distinguishes your voice from other is _________________.

COMS 101 Quiz: Determining an Appropriate Speech Goal

  1. Travel is an example of a __________, while international travel with young children is an example of a
  2. Space affects the speech.
  3. Amy is the only one person in her class who is not traditionally college-aged. She is much older. She will need to be sure not to __________ her classmates by assuming they are all the same just because they are of the same generation.
  4. When you list as many ideas as you possibly can without evaluating them, you are engaging in
  5. The overall intent of a speech is known as ______________________.
  6. Before you can decide on a speech topic, you need to understand ____________.
  7. “I want to entertain my audience with political satire.” This statement is an example of
  8. A good specific goal statement indicates the specific desired audience reaction and allows for many different ideas to be presented.
  9. Scott loves to play board games. For his informative speech, he chooses to discuss cribbage. Cribbage is an example of a
  10. After learning about her audience, Paula realized she had students from 18 to 60 years of age in her course all with varying types of hobbies and skills. Paula recognizes


COMS 101 Quiz Group Communication and Presentations

  1. Etiquette rules when communicating over computer networks to ____________________.
  2. _____________ is a disagreement or clash among ideas, principles, or people.
  3. If a group member goes along with other group members, even though he or she personally opposes the view, he or she is engaging in the __________ style of conflict management.
  4. During the _________step of the systematic group problem-solving method, you might ask questions such as “why has the problem occurred?” or “what are the symptoms of the problem?”
  5. During the ____________ step of the systematic group problem-solving method, you might ask questions such as “what must the solution achieve?” or “are there any factors that might limit the choice of solutions?”
  6. A symposium is a set of prepared oral reports delivered sequentially by group members before a gathering of people who are interested in the work of the group.
  7. Groups that don’t experience conflict risk the problem of groupthink.
  8. All members of a group have valuable perspectives.
  9. Using “I language” that phrases your interpretations and opinions as your own rather than defense- arousing “you language” is a strategy that should be employed in
  10. Remote access reports are only prepared by one member of a group.


COMS 101 Quiz: Language and Oral Style

  1. What are the two common forms of nonparallelism?
  2. 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
  3. Verbal immediacy refers to _______________________.
  4. The sentiment “How now brown cow” is an example of ___________________.
  5. Antithesis involves combining and contrasting ideas in the same sentence.
  6. 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 speaker.
  7. According to scholars, verbal communication rules and expectations ___________________.
  8. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic that distinguishes oral style from written style?
  9. Listeners are more likely to be interested in information they perceive as timely.
  10. means using the language that adapts to the needs, interests, knowledge, and attitudes of the listeners, and avoiding language that alienates the audience.

COMS 101 Quiz: Organizing the Speech Body

  1. Why do humans communicate through the use of stories?
  2. The first version outline of wording main points is usually called ____________________.
  3. Narrative order organizes the main points of your speech based upon aspects of a story or series of stories.
  4. Words, phrases, or sentences that show a relationship between, or bridge, two ideas are
  5. Matt’s speech on robotics contains the main points: military use of robotics, medical use of robotics and industrial use of robotics. Clearly, Matt has organized his speech using
  6. Which organizational pattern should Sally use for his informative speech explaining how to make a pinata?
  7. Signposts are usually one word references such as “essentially.”
  8. Main points are always easy to identify.
  9. Dylan was giving a speech about weight loss because two years ago he lost 110 pounds. Dylan was probably using the __________ organization pattern.
  10. A speech about the sequential steps involved in assembling a personal computer would likely be organized using the time order pattern.

COMS 101 Quiz: Presentational Aids

  1. This is a graphic representation that distills a lot of information into an easily interpreted visual format.
  2. All of the following reasons make inanimate objects good visual aids EXCEPT _______________.
  3. In his speech about Google Inc., Tom wanted to show the relatively flat hierarchy in the company’s chain of command so he used a _____________ as a presentational aid.
  4. An example of an “other sensory aid” would be perfume.
  5. Showing the class your high school basketball trophy and explaining how it represents your past is using what kind of visual aid?
  6. Audio or video clips used during a speech should utilize at least 10 percent of your speaking time.
  7. If the object you want to use as a visual aid is too large, you could use this type of visual aid instead.
  8. Many speakers think that because they have prepared good presentational aids, they will have no trouble using them..
  9. When choosing what information to include on the visual aid, you should include
  10. The speaker can be a visual aid.


COMS 101 Quiz: The Introduction and Conclusion

  1. The use of a ______________ as a technique for getting attention during the introduction demands an overt response from the audience.
  2. All academic disciplines use the same bibliographic style.
  3. Stories told during the introduction should be actual, not hypothetical.
  4. A title is probably necessary in which of the following situations?
  5. 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?
  6. The conclusion offer a speaker one last chance to do all of the following EXCEPT ____________.
  7. When establishing credibility, Aristotle believed that listeners would be motivated by
  8. 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?
  9. A strong conclusion has two major goals which include __________________.
  10. Regardless of the type of speech, all conclusions should include.


COMS 101 Quiz Topic Development

  1. During her speech on how to brush a dog’s teeth, Rosa shared her ___________ by explaining her experiences as a veterinary technician that qualifies her to speak with authority on the subject.
  2. What can be focused on a particular subject and include images, audios, and audiovisuals but also provide personal viewpoints of an author?
  3. The bibliographic information you collect from your sources will be the same regardless of the type of source you are using.
  4. Asking an interviewee “Any attempt to improve community recycling efforts is a waste of time, isn’t it?” is an example of a(n) ___________ question?
  5. “What can you tell me about Harvard University?” is an example of a(n) ___________ question.
  6. The heart of an effective interview is the interview protocol, which is a list of good questions you plan to ask questions.
  7. Because you have already obtained permission to interview the expert on your subject, it is unnecessary to get permission to quote.
  8. While books are excellent sources of information, the information contained within can be at least two years old when published.
  9. The key to using both stories and quotations in a speech is to make sure _________________.
  10. Evaluating a website’s _____________ involves determining the date the article was placed on the web or revised.


COMS 101 Quiz: Your First Speech

  1. The confrontation phase is _____________.
  2. Public speaking apprehension is most commonly caused by negative self-talk.
  3. The organization of your speech will naturally evolve from your research and will involve little effort on your part.
  4. The process of __________ involves tailoring the information in your speech to the needs, interests, and expectations of your listeners.
  5. A speech goal states what you want your audience to know, believe, or do.
  6. Which of the following is NOT a type of breathing and relaxation exercise?
  7. Having some speech apprehension is quite normal.
  8. The theory that suggests that most of us become apprehensive because we don’t know how to plan or prepare effectively for a public presentation is
  9. The three phases of reaction are ____________.
  10. The intrapersonal communication regarding perceived success or failure in a particular situation is called:
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