Communications Chapter 16 Most Public Speeches Are Delivered Extemporaneously True False Effective Speech

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
LaunchPad for A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking 6th Edition
Authors
Dan O'Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, Rob Stewart
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1.
Speakers are more effective when they incorporate elements of conversational style in
delivering a speech.
A)
True
B)
False
2.
Effective delivery is quite different from everyday conversation in that it relies on
theatrical, stylized gestures.
A)
True
B)
False
3.
Speakers who lack enthusiasm often lose their audience's attention.
A)
True
B)
False
4.
Successful speech delivery can most often be achieved by focusing on yourself rather
than on the ideas you want to convey.
A)
True
B)
False
5.
A speaker can build rapport with his or her audience by appearing confident.
A)
True
B)
False
6.
Speaking from a manuscript is most useful when the speaker is required to be very
precise in his or her message.
A)
True
B)
False
7.
Speaking from memory is the most natural way to deliver a message.
A)
True
B)
False
8.
Speaking from a manuscript is considered best for brief speeches, such as toasts and
introductions.
A)
True
B)
False
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9.
Delivering a speech that is spontaneous is called speaking impromptu.
A)
True
B)
False
10.
Speaking from an outline of key words and phrases is called impromptu speaking.
A)
True
B)
False
11.
Most public speeches are delivered extemporaneously.
A)
True
B)
False
12.
Effective speech delivery should be all of the following:
A)
natural, enthusiastic, confident, and direct.
B)
natural, self-deprecating, direct, and abstract.
C)
natural, monotone, confident, and comfortable.
D)
natural, confident, extremely formal, and animated.
13.
A speaker can feel confident that his or her delivery has a relaxed, natural quality if
A)
the message is presented with cheerfulness.
B)
the speaker has memorized every word of the speech.
C)
the speaker focuses more on himself or herself and less on the audience.
D)
the speaker's behavior is not overly theatrical in nature.
14.
A speaker can establish a direct connection with listeners by
A)
using a monotone voice.
B)
using few facial expressions.
C)
using minimum eye contact.
D)
using a friendly tone of voice.
15.
Speaking from a manuscript
A)
encourages eye contact.
B)
encourages naturalness.
C)
is useful in informal settings.
D)
is useful when precise messages are required.
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16.
When speaking from a manuscript,
A)
avoid using presentation aids.
B)
use a small font to limit the number of pages.
C)
look up occasionally to establish eye contact with the audience.
D)
do not become familiar with the speech, since you have a script.
17.
Which method of speech delivery is not a natural way to present a message and may
invite a mental lapse or block?
A)
impromptu speaking
B)
extemporaneous speaking
C)
speaking from memory
D)
speaking from manuscript
18.
The formal name for speaking from memory is
A)
oratory.
B)
impromptu.
C)
manuscript.
D)
extemporaneous.
19.
Which type of delivery gives speakers the least time to gather their thoughts?
A)
memorized
B)
impromptu
C)
manuscript
D)
extemporaneous
20.
Impromptu means
A)
memorized.
B)
enthusiastic.
C)
lively and personal.
D)
improvised and unpracticed.
21.
Which type of delivery falls somewhere between impromptu and memorized?
A)
oratory
B)
manuscript
C)
unpracticed
D)
extemporaneous
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22.
The method of speech delivery that offers the most flexibility for the speaker is
A)
impromptu speaking.
B)
extemporaneous speaking.
C)
speaking from memory.
D)
speaking from manuscript.
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