Speech Study Guide

Chapter Two Practice Exam 1. Which factors must a speaker take into account to properly analyze an audience? a. The reason for gathering b. What an audience hopes to achieve by listening to the speech c. Audience demographics d. Audience food allergies e. A, B, and C 2. Gender roles are influenced by society and culture. a. True b. False 3. A society that believes in disowning a female relative after she has been raped is a socially constructed ideal. a. True b. False 4. In modern times, is the USA considered a “melting pot” or a “salad bowl”? a. Melting pot b. Salad bowl 5. How are race and ethnicity different? a. Race relates to biology and ethnicity relates to cultural connections b. Race relates to cultural connections and ethnicity relates to biology c. Race relates to stereotypes and ethnicity relates to generalization d. Race relates to generalization and ethnicity relates to stereotypes

6. Social class and education levels are a perfect indicator of an individual’s intelligence, including emotional and psychological intelligence? a. True b. False 7. Stereotypes are based on factual observations, while generalizations are based on assumptions. a. True b. False 8. What are the methods a speaker may employ to adapt their speech for a specific audience? a. Prove credibility b. Adapt the speech for different learning styles c. Establish a common ground d. All of the above 9. What are the needs of an audience according to Maslow? a. Physiological, biology, belonging, gender, and self-actualization b. Physiological, safety, biology, self- esteem, and sexual orientation c. Physiological, safety, belonging, self- esteem, and self-actualization d. Physiological, sexual orientation, belonging, gender, and self- actualization 10. An effective speaker appeals to listener’s needs and values. a. True b. False Answer key is found on page 78.


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