STUDY GUIDE: Midterm Examination. Communication 1300 -Although you are responsible for all material presented in lecture and the textbook, a review of the material below will be helpful in preparing for the midterm examination. ----The test will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. -A good strategy for how to study for the midterm is to review the corresponding textbook pages. The My Speech Lab website has a useful "pretest": and "posttest" tool that accompanies each chapter. This will help you diagnose where you should concentrate your study time. -The test will be focused more on the application of concepts rather than the memorization of terms. So, while you do need to know the specialized vocabulary we use in rhetoric, it is more important to understand the concepts behind those terms and be able to apply them. 1. You should be familiar with the concept of "rhetorical situation." What are the basic components of the rhetorical situation and how do they relate to one another?