Selecting a topic should involve the following consideration
the level of knowledge of the average audience member
Which of the following people is an expert on Affirmative Action
a lawyer who works primarily on discrimination including Affrimative action
A specific speech goal ____
states the response you want from your audience as a result of the speech
Which of the following statements about the use of quotations is accurate
Your speech should credit the source of the quotation.
Which of the following would be the best wording of the specific goal for a speaker who wants to support the implementation of a tax cut?
I want the audience to believe that the United States should implement a tax cut.
Calvin is giving a speech in his public speaking class. He wants to know if his audience members (his classmates) smoke or not. However, he does not want to ask them if they do because he wants his speech topic to be a surprise and he's unsure if they'll answer honestly. Calvin could discover this information by __
informally observing them
Which of the following instances is an example of using primary resources?
Jeffrey reports data from the survey he conducted for his speech.
When preparing the notes for your speech, you should ____
prepare note cards that include your quotes and sources
If you had several related ideas for a speech topic and wanted to explore the connections between them, you could ___
create a concept map
If a speaker tells a humorous story as part of the introduction, its value to the speaker's effectiveness would be judged on whether it ____
related to the content of the speech
If, for a speech on space exploration, you discussed the role of scientists, the role of government, and the role of the public, you would be using a basic speech pattern known as ____
Which of the following is NOT a method of organizing the main points of a speech?
A conclusion that describes the behavior or actions you want your audience members to assume after they have heard the arguments uses a technique called
A commencement speaker starts her speech by saying, "When I was a student at this university, I anxiously anticipated the day I would sit where each of you are sitting. I studied hard, made many friends, and participated in many campus activities as I anticipated graduation." Her statement is an example of ____
a personal reference
A speaker who discusses a moon flight with main points of the blast-off, leaving the earth's atmosphere, in-space flight, orbiting the moon, and the descent to the lunar surface is using a method called ____
One way of building an audience's perception of your trustworthiness is to
make sure to present both sides of an issue and to emphasize sincerity
Harrison wants to show a human brain for his speech, but using an actual brain is impractical, difficult to obtain, and a biohazard. The most similar alternative is
If you wanted to show the amount of money spent on defense for six different countries, which type of visual aid would probably be best?
a bar graph
Aileen is giving a speech about homelessness. If she wanted to adapt her speech in terms of proximity she could ____
narrow her speech to talk about homelessness in the city in which most of her audience members live
Whiteboard and chalkboards are unique from the other performance aids discussed in the chapter because
you can make them during the speech
Speakers who come from different ethnic and language groups than members of their audience can (and should) do many things to adapt; however, they do not necessarily need to ____
If you wanted to show the way a university budget was distributed, which type of visual aid would probably be best?
a pie graph
A good guideline for use of visual aids in a speech is
use visual aids only if they contribute greatly to the audience's understanding
Critical analysis of speeches provides an analysis of where the speech was strong or weak, but also ____
provides insight into methods for future speeches
During Ashlee's speech, she talks with the same inflections, pauses, and other qualities she uses when talking to friends even though her speech is carefully planned and rehearsed. Ashlee's speech has ____.
a conversational style
Passing around materials that an audience can see and hold ____
should be done only after weighing the risks
If you have prepared a speech but do not plan to use the same exact wording during the presentation, you will be speaking
One of the ways of responding is with aversion¾a feeling of dislike, a sort of running away from a person and avoiding him" is an example of a
The sentence "A trowel is an instrument used for moving and smoothing concrete" defines trowel by classification
When planning a demonstration speech
having personal experience with your topic area is more critical than with other kinds of informative speeches
Pria says to Ling, "Matthew's speech was fun, really relevant to current events, and I can clearly remember his main points, but I didn't really learn anything new." Based on Pria's statement, what aspect of an effective informative speech did Matthew fail to fulfill?
It was not intellectually stimulating.
____ is a method of informing that recounts a story of an event, a person's life, or some other account. A narration
An informative speech about the discovery of gravity and the historical reaction to this event is an expository speech that explains
historical events and forces
According to your textbook, when the topic is one with which the audience is already familiar, they are more likely to listen if
the information is perceived to be new and intellectually stimulating
In a speech arguing that college tuition is far too expensive, you explain that there are high quality colleges in Canada that charge half the cost. This is an example of which kind of argument?
argument by analogy
A decision to buy a car based on an analysis of cost, comparative features, and frequency of repair would be a decision based on ____
V. You find yourself really caring about what happens to the people involved in various incidents in the show.
evidence or support for a reason
Kara says to Sunny, "Did you hear Antonio's speech? I thought it was really good." Sunny replies, "How could you think he gave a good speech? He's such a dork! All he does is play video games. What a loser." Sunny's response is an example of ____
an ad hominem fallacy
When you are selecting evidence to support your speech claims, you should make sure that
the evidence comes from a well-respected source
the evidence is recent
the evidence will be persuasive with this audience
all of these
A speech attempting to persuade you to support a gun control bill because guns are used in a high percentage of crimes, because gun control will lower the use of guns, and because this bill on gun control is better than previous bills, is organized by what pattern?
If, based on a discussion with two classmates, you stated to the instructor that "Many of the students in this class would like to have a take-home final," you would be committing a fallacy of