When the generalpurpose of your speech is to ____________, you act primarily as a teacher.
Audience analysis is an important factor in which of the following?
Which of the following is a demographic characteristic of a speech audience?
Visual aids are often helpful to a speaker because they can
Audience adaptation is an important factor in which of the following?
According to your textbook, which of the following is a factor in situational audience analysis?
As explained in your textbook, ____________ audience analysis usually builds on the demographic analysis.
Each of the following is discussed in your textbook as a basic criterion for the effective use of language in public speaking except
____________ is the repetition of the initial consonant sound of close or adjoining words.
"We must put an end to war—or war will put an end to us" is an example of
Which of the following is an instance of persuasive speaking?
Marta circulated a questionnaire to gauge her classmates' attitudes toward adopting a city-wide ban on smoking in all public buildings. She discovered that 5 audience members already agreed there should be a ban, 6 were firmly opposed, and 10 were undecided. From these results, Marta decided that the 10 undecided class members were the ____________ for her speech.
As your textbook explains, you must deal with three basic issues whenever you discuss a question of policy. Those issues are need, plan, and
Which of the following specific purpose statements is from a persuasive speech seeking immediate action?
Which of the following is the first step in Monroe's motivated sequence?Answer
The credibility of a speaker before he or she starts to speak is called ____________ credibility.
What error in reasoning is exemplified by the following statement?
I always wear my blue sweater when I take an exam, but I couldn't find it yesterday. If I had worn it yesterday, I would not have flunked my accounting exam.
Appeals to audience emotions such as fear, compassion, guilt, or pride are the kinds of appeals that Aristotle referred to as
A slippery slope fallacy
A bandwagon fallacy
Which of the following is an example of a speech for a special occasion?
According to your textbook, the main purpose of a speech of presentation is to present
Which of the following is an example of a commemorative speech?
As Benita approached the podium, loud voices from the hallway filled the room. Before beginning her speech, she asked someone in the back of the room to close the door. In this case, Benita was dealing with
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
As explained in your textbook, one of the defining traits of a small group is thatAnswer
A group member to whom other members defer because of his or her rank or expertise is called a(n)
"Freedom is like a drum; strike it anywhere and it resounds everywhere" is an example of
Phrases such as "dry as a bone,""clear as a bell,""dark as night," and "smart as a whip" should be avoided in speeches because they are
Which of the following specific purpose statements is from a persuasive speech seeking passive agreement?
"Asking the current administration to police its corruption is like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank" is an example of
"My teacher was a gardener nurturing the seeds of knowledge" is an example of
Your textbook recommends using repetition and parallelism to enhance the ____________ of your speeches.
According to your textbook, the two most important factors affecting the credibility of a persuasive speaker are
all of the above
a and b only
According to your textbook, the credibility of a speaker at the end of the speech is called ____________ credibility.
Using evidence is especially critical in a persuasive speech when your target audience
Studies have found that public speakers will usually be more persuasive when they
According to your textbook, the following statement is an example of what type of fallacy?
Why should we be concerned about Siberian tigers becoming extinct when there are more and more homeless people who need our support?
What does it mean to say that a speech of introduction should be "adapted to the main speaker"?