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CHAPTER 2ETHICS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING 30 Chapter 1 Graded Quiz This assessment is worth 10 points. 1. Which of the following strategies is least likely to help you deal with nervousness in your speeches? (1 point) a. thinking positively b. concentrating on your stage fright c. working especially hard on your introduction d. making eye contact with members of your audience e. using visual aids 2. According to your textbook, when you employ the power of visualization as a method of controlling stage fright, you should (1 point) a. decrease the time necessary for preparing your speech. b. keep your mental pictures from becoming too vivid. c. focus on the positive aspects of your speech. d. all of the above. e. a and b only. 3. As you present your speech, you notice that many of your listeners have interested looks on their faces and are nodding their heads in agreement with your ideas. According to your textbook, these reactions by your listeners are called (1 point) a. interference. b. cognitive cues. c. feedback. CHAPTER 2ETHICS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING 31 d. audience cues. e. indicators. 4. As Benita approached the podium, loud voices from the hallway filled the room. Before beginning her speech, she asked someone in the back of the room to close the door. In this case, Benita was dealing with (1 point) a. stage fright. b. interference. c. nonverbal communication. d. audience attitudes. e. feedback. 5. What, according to your textbook, is the term for anything that impedes the communication of a message? (1 point) a. divergence b. blockage c. intrusion d. avoidance e. interference 6. Someone coughing in the audience or walking in late during a presentation are examples of what element in the speech communication process? (1 point) a. channel b. message c. feedback d. interference e. disturbance CHAPTER 2ETHICS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING 32 7. In the midst of a speech about volcanoes, a speaker notices quizzical expressions on the faces of her listeners. In response, she says, Let me explain that point again to make sure it's clear. When this happens, the speaker is (1 point) a. building her credibility. b. adapting to feedback. c. compensating for the situation. d. interpreting the audience's frame of reference. e. adjusting the channel. 8. The tendency to see the beliefs, values, and customs of one's own culture or group as right or natural is called (1 point) a. ethnicity.... View Full Document

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