StudyGuide - Fundamentals of Speech Mrs. Carole Miller, MA...

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Fundamentals of Speech Mrs. Carole Miller, MA Study Guide for Chapters 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,13,14 Chapter 1 1. To say that public speaking is a way to make a difference about something we care about is to recognize that public speaking is a. a form of empowerment. b. a skill similar to conversation. c. an art more than a science. d. all of the above. e. b and c only. 2. Everything a speaker says is filtered through a listener’s a. frame of reference. b. credibility. c. feedback. d. personal screen. e. psychological field. 3. Concern by a listener about an upcoming job interview, the lack of air conditioning, or a toothache are all examples of in the speech communication process. a. feedback b. avoidance c. blockage d. interference e. divergence 4. Recognizing that the audience for his graduation speech would be packed into a non-air-conditioned gymnasium during the hottest week of the year, Kane decided to keep his speech at the low end of his 10- to-15-minute time limit. In making this decision, Kane was adapting to which element of the speech communication process? a. location b. feedback c. message d. channel e. situation 5. As defined in your textbook, channel in the speech communication process refers to a. the feedback sent to a speaker by the listener. b. the means by which a message is communicated. c. the physical location where the communication takes place. d. the process by which listeners adapt to the speaker. e. the content a speaker communicates to someone else.
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6. 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 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. 7. Renée is a U.S. college student who was asked to speak at an end-of-the-year banquet sponsored by the International Student Association. When Renée suggested in her speech that all students should behave like people in the United States, she was reflecting a. effective audience analysis. b. a sensitivity to cultural diversity. c. the environmental dictates of the situation. d. an ethnocentric point of view. e. her listeners’ frame of reference. 8. Which of the following does your textbook recommend as a way to deal with stage fright? a. Acquire speaking experience. b. Turn negative thoughts into positive ones. c. Don’t expect perfection. d. all of the above. e. a and b only. 9. Which of the following does your textbook recommend as a way to deal with nervousness in your speeches? a.
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