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Studying public speaking will result in long-term advantages related to _____ and _____ .

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A

empowerment; employment

B

relationships; employment

C

intelligence; leadership

D

leadership; relationships

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Question 2
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Rachel is called on to speak in front of her Theories of Education class, but she is not nervous because she has gained confidence and competence in her public speaking class, a term that your text calls

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employment.

B

ethnicity.

C

effectiveness.

D

empowerment.

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Question 3
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The nineteenth century practice of delivering famous speeches from history, instead of writing one's own speeches, is

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formulation.

B

declamation.

C

lecturing.

D

public address.

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Question 4
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Turn of the nineteenth century speakers who expressed their emotions through prescribed dramatic postures, movements, gestures, facial expressions, and tones of voice were practicing the art of

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pontification.

B

prophesy.

C

declamation.

D

elocution.

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Question 5
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Which of the following statements BEST characterizes public speaking in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries?

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Students of public speaking practice the arts of declamation and elocution.

B

Great orators continue to refine guidelines for public speakers.

C

Technologies let speakers reach worldwide audiences and expand the parameters of public speaking.

D

Age-old public-speaking traditions are no longer relevant as we develop new and improved methods for addressing some of the most difficult challenges in history.

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Question 6
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Translating ideas and images in the speaker's mind into verbal or nonverbal messages that an audience can understand is termed

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listening.
B
feedback.
C
encoding.
D
decoding.
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Question 7
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If a speaker has trouble finding words to convey his or her ideas or sends contradictory nonverbal symbols, listeners may not be able to _____ the speaker's verbal and nonverbal symbols back into a message.

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A
encode
B
codify
C
decode
D
externalize
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Question 8
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While listening to a speech about the rules of cricket, the speaker uses jargon that Terry doesn't understand. In this circumstance, Terry is experiencing problems with

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feedback.
B
decoding.
C
encoding.
D
the channel.
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Question 9
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What is the term for something that interferes with the communication process?

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channel confusion
B
decoding
C
noise
D
encoding
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Question 10
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Aspeaker transmits a message through two channels:

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auditory and eye contact.
B
visual and auditory.
C
visual and nonverbal.
D
voice and inflection.
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Question 11
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Which of the following is affected by a speaker's posture and gestures?

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visual communication channel
B
auditory communication channel
C
internal noise
D
context
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Question 12
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The roar of a lawn mower or a noisy air conditioner are examples of

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feedback.
B
misinterpretation.
C
external noise.
D
internal noise.
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Question 13
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Dave has signed up to be last in the speaking order because his twenty-first birthday was the day before and he just had to celebrate. He feels so tired and hung over that he doesn't even realize it's timefor him to speak until the teacher calls his name...twice. What is Dave experiencing?

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internal noise
B
an encoding-decoding breakdown
C
external noise
D
poor channel selection
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Question 14
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Colin had researched, outlined, and practiced his speech carefully but on the day he was to give the speech, his girlfriend broke up with him. He found it impossible to keep his mind on his speech orhisaudience and continually lost his place. What public speaking term BEST describes this situation?

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psychological noise
B
speaker anxiety
C
auditory channel deficiency
D
physiological noise
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Question 15
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Without an audience to hear and provide _____ , public speaking serves little purpose.

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A
noise
B
encoding
C
feedback
D
context.
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Question 16
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The environment or situation in which a speech occurs is termed

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a channel.
B
feedback.
C
the context.
D
the message.
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Question 17
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Aspeaking venue that is hot, crowded, or poorly lit can make it difficult for a speaker to deliver a speech and an audience to receive a speech. This demonstrates the impact of _____ on both speakerandaudience.

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context
B
channels
C
encoding
D
decoding
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Question 18
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George just transferred to a university in southern California. In his speech class, he gave an introductory speech that had a great deal of humor. He thought if he made jokes about his Texas hometown andthe university he had transferred from, the audience would like him. But the audience didn't laugh at his humor or appreciate his speech. Which of the following statements BEST applies to this situation?

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A
George didn't adapt his speech according to the cultural traditions and expectations of his audience.
B
George should have known that humor only works when a professional uses it.
C
George didn't do anything wrong; the audience was just uninformed and uneducated.
D
George should have known that most audiences don't appreciate humor in a speech.
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Question 19
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One of the ways that public speaking and conversation are different is that public speaking is

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unplanned.
B
more formal.
C
less complicated.
D
more casual.
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Question 20
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During her speech to a student group about the importance of voter registration, Celine spoke very casually, sat on the table in the front of the room, and was dressed in shorts and an old t-shirt. Whichofthe following statements BEST describes this situation?

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A
Celine adapted to her audience well by making her speech an informal event.
B
Celine did nothing wrong by taking a casual approach to a casual topic.
C
Celine violated several ethical principles about public speaking.
D
Celine ignored the rule that public speaking is more formal than conversation.
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