Speech Study Guide

Answer Keys

Chapter 1 1. C 2. A 3. D 4. A Chapter 2 1. E 2. A 3. A 4. B

5. A 6. C 5. A 6. B

7. D

7. B 8. D

9. C 10. A

Chapter 3 1. Depending on the type of communication and speech, a speaker can use that to help indicate what would be an appropriate topic. If the type of communication is informal, the topic generally follows informally. 2. Extemporaneous speeches are well thought out, but are not written out verbatim. Manuscript speeches are written out word for word. 3. If a speaker does not care about what they are talking about they will not be effective and influential. The more speakers care about a topic, the more effective and influential they will be. 4. If a speaker does not have a clear and definitive purpose, their speech will be vague and the audience will not respond well to the speaker. 5. If a speaker has an unrealistic purpose, the audience will not respond well to their speech and they will be deemed ineffective. Speakers who are deemed ineffective, are not successful. A speaker can ensure their purpose is effective by making sure they fulfill audience adaptation and testing their purpose. Chapter 4 1. To create a speech: • Decide on a purpose that is appropriate for the rhetorical situation. • Understand your audience and adapt your speech accordingly. • Gather and evaluate information. • Organize ideas into a well-structured outline. • If appropriate, choose, prepare, and use presentational aids. • Practice oral language and delivery style. 2. Causal patterns of organization should be used. 3. Questions addressed include:


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