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Chapter 15 Public Speaking and Oral Reporting True/False Questions 1. The time-honored order of a formal speech is conclusion, introduction, bodyand perhaps a repetition of the conclusion. Answer: False Page: 463 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: Introduction, body, conclusion is the traditional order. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 2. It is not wrong to eliminate the greeting ("ladies and gentlemen," or such) in a speech. Answer: True Page: 463 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: Some speakers appropriately begin with the speech itself. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 3. In making a speech on a technical subject to a technical audience, it would be appropriate to begin with the subject (theme) rather than an interest-gaining topic. Answer: True Page: 464 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: In such cases the interest-gaining opening may not be necessary. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 4. Even when you may consider it undesirable to reveal your position early in a speech, you should do so. Answer: False Page: 464 Difficulty: Hard Rationale: Sometimes it is desirable to move into the subject indirectly to build your case before revealing your position. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 5. Organizing the body of a speech is much like organizing the body of a reporta process of logical and orderly division. Answer: True Page: 464 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: This similarity is reviewed in Chapter 15. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 6. It is acceptable to bring a speech to a climactic close (end with the high point). Answer: True Page: 465 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: Such closes are popular and effective. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 211 Chapter 15 Public Speaking and Oral Reporting 7. It is better for most people to read a speech than to present it extemporaneously. Answer: False Page: 465-66 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: Most people do not read well. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 8. Words alone determine the meanings an audience receives from a speaker. Answer: False Page: 466 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: What the audience sees in the speaker also is a part of the message. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1 9. The speaker is more a part of the message in an oral presentation. Answer: True Page: 466 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: The speaker is in a very real sense a part of the message of an oral presentation. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1 10. If you have prepared the content of your speech well, you can assume your audience will have confidence in what you present. (In essence, the content of the report will speak for itself.) Answer: False Page: 467 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: The audience has confidence first in you as a presenter, and that confidence has to be earned. The speech does not speak for itself. ... View Full Document

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