Developing A Conclusion

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Question 1
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What are the two primary purposes of a speech conclusion?

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to shock the audience and elicit a response

B

to introduce new material and to grab the audience's attention

C

to grab the audience's attention and to elicit a response

D

to summarize the speech and to provide closure

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Question 2
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Which of the following is a function of a speech conclusion?

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restating the main ideas

B

providing new material

C

invoking guilt in the audience

D

fading out gradually

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Question 3
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_____ lets the audience know the speech has ended.

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A

Proximity

B

Accommodation

C

Closure

D

Recency

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Question 4
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In order to provide the audience with a sense of closure, you should use

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verbal and nonverbal signals.

B

a formal statement expressing your intent to provide closure.

C

the exact same closing line you used in your introduction.

D

a startling quote or statistic.

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Question 5
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When Kristen said, "So we must all do something to end domestic violence; we must all be prepared to confront this issue in our own neighborhoods and homes, so that we become part of the solution, not partof the problem," you recognize this as

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a concluding summary statement.

B

a startling statement.

C

a reemphasis on the central idea.

D

a statement to motivate the audience to respond.

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Question 6
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In the introduction to her speech about eating disorders, Sheila told the story of her friend who almost died of anorexia. In her conclusion, she reminded her audience what her friend went through and addedthat her friend was currently doing well in her battle against the disease. Was this an appropriate strategy for her speech?

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Yes; this is a concluding strategy known as a reference to the introduction.
B
Yes; this is a concluding strategy known as a reference to the occasion.
C
Yes; this is a concluding strategy known as an appeal to action.
D
No; the introduction and conclusion are separate elements of a speech and should not overlap.
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Question 7
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All of the following are effective ways to provide closure in the conclusion EXCEPT

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finishing a story from the introduction.
B
answering your opening rhetorical question.
C
introducing a new fact or statistic that is even more startling than the ones you used throughout your speech.
D
reminding the audience of the startling fact or statistic you presented in the introduction.
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Question 8
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Alluding to the introduction in your conclusion will make your speech memorable and

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A
motivate the audience to respond.
B
enhance your credibility.
C
invoke a sense of proximity.
D
leave your audience feeling completely satisfied.
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Question 9
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In his speech about registering to vote, Dan explains the new legislation that allows voter registration to coincide with driver's license renewal. But he concludes by stating that anyone who is notregistered should immediately register in time for the next election. Finally, Dan reiterates: "Everyone please register to vote; it's your right and your duty as a citizen." What aspect of effective conclusions has Dan utilized?

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an appeal to respond on the part of the audience
B
a personal reference to his own experience
C
an effective summary of main points in a speech
D
an inspirational appeal or challenge to the audience
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Question 10
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"With all that I have presented here today, how could you not put your money into Company X?" This is an example of a(n)

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inspirational appeal.
B
challenge.
C
summary of key points.
D
desperate plea.
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Question 11
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"In less than two weeks summer will begin. We will all have our beach trips planned and our weekends at the lake to look forward to. Please consider using sunscreen." This is an example of a(n)

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reference to the introduction.
B
inspirational appeal.
C
challenge.
D
use of anecdotes.
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Question 12
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"Think about your life and whether you would forsake a mother, father, son, daughter, sister, or brother of a long life full of the things we take for granted." This statement is an example of a(n)

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inspirational appeal.
B
appeal to action.
C
reference to the introduction.
D
use of anecdotes.
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Question 13
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"Keep the components of health care in mind to ensure you will have a happy child to love and keep safe." This statement is an example of a(n)

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call to action.
B
inspirational appeal.
C
reference to the introduction.
D
use of startling facts.
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Question 14
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"I encourage everyone to understand that prejudice negatively affects our society." This statement is an example of

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an inspirational appeal.
B
an appeal to action.
C
humor.
D
a question.
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Question 15
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Which of the following is NOT an effective conclusion technique?

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referring to the introduction
B
using humor
C
using propaganda
D
creating an inspirational appeal
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Question 16
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One of the purposes of a conclusion is to help your audience remember your main ideas.

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False
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Question 17
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Most speakers summarize the speech at the end of the conclusion.

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False
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Question 18
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Verbal and nonverbal signals should NOT be used to provide closure.

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Question 19
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Providing closure in a conclusion lets the audience know that the speech is finished.

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Question 20
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One of the purposes of a conclusion is to motivate the audience to act.

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