Communication Midterm 2

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Question 14

Speakers who wish to avoid charges of plagiarism can:

attribute borrowed material to a source
borrow only from unknown authors
change a few words in each paragraph
deliver an author’s speech verbatim
use only sentences word-for-word

 

Question 15

What is the most basic ethical guideline for public speaking?

allow no questions from people who disagree
follow only legal guidelines
interpret the truth as needed
take no responsibility for the audience’s well-being
tell the audience the truth

 

Question 3

Common knowledge is defined as information:

attributed in a speech
cited by multiple authors
paraphrased when spoken
shared by written communication
widely known and disseminated in many sources

 Question 27

During audience analysis, speakers should focus on:

content differences
fictional points
listeners’ interests and backgrounds
personal preferences
tropes

 

Question 28

The clearest messages are all of the following except:

abstract
concise
concrete
proper
understandable

 

Question 29

Speakers who are sensitive to their audience members’ cultural backgrounds do which of the following?

customize their presentation to the norms of their audience
deliver the same way for all groups
ignore differences among listeners
make ethnic jokes
use biased language

Question 30

A microphone used to deliver a speech is an example of a(n):

channel
encoder
feeder
symbol
transaction

Question 31

In a speech outline, subpoints are designed to:

allow room for interpretation
emphasize gaps in knowledge
explain, prove, or expand on main points
move the reader between pauses
show the audience the “bottom line”

 

Question 32

For people who use situational ethics, behavior:

changes with circumstances
determines cultural standards
emphasizes group consensus
leaves few or no choices
remains the same over time

 

Question 33

Speakers who reword technical statements they have already made seek to make their language more effective through which of the following principles?

explanation
hypothetical example
imagery
personal anecdote
repetition

 

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Question 34

When speakers are able to speak comfortably without reading their outline word-for-word, they are said to have mastered:

audience analysis
extemporaneous delivery
extracurricular content
stylistic differences
transitional markers

 

Question 36

To be effective, the topic of a speech should be which of the following?

appealing to the audience and speaker
common in the mainstream media
interesting only to the speaker
potentially sensitive to some listeners
wide ranging and highly technical

 

 

Question 37

A speaker who reads a quote word-for-word without crediting the author commits:

attribution
bandwagoning
citation
plagiarism
quoting

 

Question 38

A speech that is designed to influence listeners to buy organic cleaning products has which of the following main objectives?

assuming
distorting
informing
overpowering
persuading

 

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