The first step in preparing a speech is __________. a) creating a thesis statement c) selecting…

The first step in preparing a speech is __________. a) creating a thesis statement c) selecting support material b) determining the specific purpose d) none of the above 2. When brainstorming, you should ___________. a) only write down good ideas c) go for quality over quantity of ideas b) write everything in sentences d) go for quantity over quality of ideas 3. “A vegetarian diet is healthy” is best described as a __________________ statement. a) Thesis c) General Purpose b) Specific Purpose d) none of the above 4. Drew’s speech is to persuade the audience to stop consuming caffeinated

»The first step in preparing a speech is __________. a) creating a thesis statement c) selecting support material b) determining the specific purpose d) none of the above 2. When brainstorming, you should ___________. a) only write down good ideas c) go for quality over quantity of ideas b) write everything in sentences d) go for quantity over quality of ideas 3. “A vegetarian diet is healthy” is best described as a __________________ statement. a) Thesis c) General Purpose b) Specific Purpose d) none of the above 4. Drew’s speech is to persuade the audience to stop consuming caffeinated drinks. The goal of his speech is __________. a) adoption c) deterrence b) continuance d) discontinuance 5. The major purpose of a speech to inform is to ______________. a) entertain or introduce c) influence beliefs or actions b) inspire or sell d) increase knowledge or understanding 6. “To inform my audience about the absentee-voting process for the November 2020 election” best exemplifies a _______________ statement. a) General Purpose c) Specific Purpose b) Thesis d) Transition 7. During her speech, Susan states, “According to Richard Sinclair in his book Fighting the Enemy, and I quote – ‘Individuals must band together to reach a common goal,’ end quote.” This statement is best described as an example of ____________________. a) a main point c) verbal citation/oral footnote b) a hypothetical example d) a reference list 2 8. An example of a Special Occasion/Entertainment speech is _________________. a) a wedding toast c) both a and b b) a graduation address d) neither a nor b 9. “First I will discuss daisies, second I will talk about tulips, and lastly I’ll describe roses.” This sentence would be provided in a speech ____________. a) introduction c) conclusion b) body d) all of the above 10. A student gave a speech about the Statue of Liberty starting with the shackles at the bottom of the Statue’s feet, working up to the robe and torch, and finishing with the crown on her head. This is an example of a speech using the _________ pattern of organization. a) Chronological c) Spatial b) Topical d) Deductive 11. When showing a presentation aid during a speech, the speaker should: a) focus on the aid, not the audience c) have the aid visible during the entire speech b) have it “aid” the verbal message d) all of the above 12. Showing cute pictures of puppies and kittens at the animal shelter is using ____________. a) Ethos c) Pathos b) Logos d) Mythos 13. Breanna told the audience that if they want to live longer, don’t start using tobacco products. The goal of this speech is ____________. a) adoption c) deterrence b) continuance d) discontinuance 14. Justine’s speech was based on the question, “Should BSU’s main campus walkways be officially designated as wheel-free zones, with specific fines levied for violations?” This is an example of a question of ____________. a) policy c) opinion b) value d) fact 15. Telling your audience about steps in a process is using a(n) ____________ definition. a) logical c) simile b) operational d) metaphor 3 16. Demographic audience analysis includes ____________. a) the physical setting where you will speak c) the education level of the audience b) the amount of time you have to speak d) all of the above MATCHING. Match the following definition to the appropriate type of audience (2 points each) 1. ______Friendly A. disbelieve your position or doubt your credibility 2. ______ Neutral B. remain undecided about your topic 3. ______ Apathetic C. disinterested in your position or disinterested in your credibility 4. ______ Unsupportive D. not strongly opposed to your position 5. ______ Opposed E. hold positive regard for you and your topic Identify the following Statements in regards to the 3 persuasive questions. 6. ______Fact A. Freedom of speech ought to be valued over national security. 7. ______Value B. The United States Federal Government should forgive college loans. 8. ______ Policy C. Prime Amazon is better than Netflix.

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