Using Words Well

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Question 1
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Aspeaker's ability to use shorter words and phrases demonstrates that oral style is _____ than written style.

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A

less formal

B

less personal

C

more repetitious

D

less interesting

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Question 2
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Aspeaker's opportunities to state and restate, and to provide examples throughout the speech demonstrates that oral style is _____ than written style.

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A

less formal

B

personal

C

more repetitious

D

more scholarly

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Question 3
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Use all of the following types of words in a speech as an effective strategy for the best chance to communicate your intended message EXCEPT

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A

specific words.

B

simple words.

C

abstract words.

D

concrete words.

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Question 4
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Using the term "gasping for breath" instead of "sick" is an example of what language style technique?

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A

specific and concrete

B

simple

C

ambiguous

D

alliteration

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Question 5
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_____ meanings of words are NOT normally found in the dictionary.

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A

Denotative

B

Connotative

C

Specific

D

Alternative

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Question 6
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_____ refers to words that combine the English language with other languages.

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A
Ethnic vernaculars
B
Regionalism
C
Jargon
D
Slang
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Question 7
Multiple Choice

________ refers to words or phrases specific to one part of the country but rarely used in quite the same way in other places.

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A
Ethnic vernaculars
B
Regionalism
C
Jargon
D
Spanglish
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Question 8
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________ refers to words unique to a speaker's particular hobby or profession.

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A
Ethnic vernaculars
B
Regionalism
C
Jargon
D
Ebonics
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Question 9
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Which of the following is an example of sexist language?

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A
member of Congress
B
server
C
chair
D
policeman
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Question 10
Multiple Choice

Which of the following is a figure of speech that uses an implied comparison?

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A
simile
B
personification
C
metaphor
D
alliteration
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Question 11
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________ is a figure of speech comparing two things using the words like or as.

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A
A simile
B
Personification
C
A metaphor
D
Alliteration
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Question 12
Multiple Choice

"All accounted for" is an example of what stylistic device(s)?

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A
omission
B
inversion
C
using comparisons
D
suspension
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Question 13
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"For the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession," is an example of what stylistic device(s)?

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A
Omission
B
Inversion
C
Suspension
D
Parallelism
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Question 14
Multiple Choice

________ occurs when two or more clauses or sentences have the same grammatical pattern.

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A
Antithesis
B
Parallelism
C
Repetition
D
Alliteration
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Question 15
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________ occurs when a sentence has two parts with parallel structures, but contrasting meaning.

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A
Antithesis
B
Parallelism
C
Repetition
D
Alliteration
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Question 16
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Oral language styles tend to use more pronouns.

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False
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Question 17
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It is better to use general words in a speech than specific words.

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False
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Question 18
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Most people can agree on the denotative meaning of a word.

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False
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Question 19
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Denotative meanings of words often reside within the individual.

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False
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Question 20
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It is easy to avoid biased language.

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