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58 TEST BANK FOR THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING True-False Quiz Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false by circling the appropriate letter. 1. T F The three major goals of public speaking are to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. 2. T F When you adjust to the situation of a public speech, you are doing on a larger scale what you do everyday in conversation. 3. T F Thinking positively about your ability to give a speech is one way to control your anxiety about speaking. 4. T F Critical thinking is a way of thinking negatively about everything you hear in a speech. 5. T F The nonverbal messages that listeners send back to speakers are called feedback. 6. T F Most of the time the listener’s frame of reference is identical with the speaker’s frame of reference. 7. T F When you give a speech to your classmates, you are engaged in one-way communication. 8. T F Avoiding ethnocentrism means that you must agree with the values and practices of all groups and cultures. 9. T F As your textbook explains, most of the nervousness public speakers feel internally is not visible to their listeners. 10. T F Although language changes from culture to culture, the meaning of nonverbal signals is consistent across cultures. 1 Speaking in Public Chapter
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59 TEST BANK FOR THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING Multiple Choice Quiz Indicate the best answer for each of the following questions by circling the correct letter. 1. Everything a speaker says is filtered through a listener’s a. frame of reference. b. credibility. c. feedback. d. personal screen. e. psychological field. 2. Which of the following does your textbook recommend as a way to deal with nervousness in your speeches? a. Concentrate on thinking about your stage fright. b. Work especially hard on your conclusion. c. Avoid making eye contact with your audience. d. Try to generate extra adrenaline as you speak. e. Think of your speech as an act of communication. 3. Dealing with such matters as the logical relationships among ideas, the soundness of evidence, and the differences between fact and opinion are all part of what your textbook calls a. deduction. b. critical thinking. c. rational communication. d. oral deliberation. e. induction. 4. According to your textbook, a listener anxious about an upcoming exam, worried about a recent argument with a friend, or distracted by cold air in the classroom would be experiencing a. interference. b. situational cues. c. communication apprehension. d. psychological dissonance. e. feedback. 5. Public speakers who seek to communicate with listeners from cultures other than their own need to take special care to avoid in their speeches. 1 Speaking in Public Chapter
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CHAPTER QUIZZES 60 a. ethnocentrism b. vocalized pauses c. personal statements d. visual aids e. gestures 6. Which of the following strategies is least likely to help you deal with nervousness in your speeches? a.
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