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Speech Quiz 4

Listeners' understanding of a speech is directly linked to how well it is organized.

True

The thesis statement expresses the goal of the speech, whereas the specific purpose statement expresses the theme or central idea of the speech.

False

Research has shown that audiences can comfortably take in between eight and ten main points.

False

Transitions should only be used between the introduction and the body of your speech.

False

Organizing the speech is also called ______ by classical rhetoricians.

arrangement

Which of the following expresses the goal of the speech?

specific purpose statement

To describe a series of developments in time or a set of actions that occur sequentially, a speaker should use which pattern of arrangement?

chronological

To describe or explain the physical arrangement of a place, a scene, or an object, a speaker should use which pattern of arrangement?

spatial

To discuss a topic in terms of its underlying causes, a speaker should use which pattern of arrangement?

causal

To demonstrate the nature and significance of a problem and to provide justification for a proposed solution, a speaker should use which pattern of arrangement?

problem-solution

To stress natural divisions in a topic, a speaker should use which pattern of arrangement?

topical

If a speech consists of a story or series of short stories, which pattern of organization is the speaker using?

narrative

Which of the following outlines uses partial construction of the sentence form of each point?

phrase

Which of the following outlines uses a few cue words associated with each speech point?

key-word

Which of the following outline formats permits the least amount of eye contact?

sentence

The introduction should be prepared after the speech body is completed.

True

The introduction and the conclusion of the speech are more important than the body.

True

The conclusion should comprise about ______ of the speech.

one-sixth

A strong conclusion challenges audience members to put to use what the speaker has taught them.

True

The speaker's first step in the speech introduction is to gain the audience's _______.

attention

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