MCQs on Communication QUIZ SET 48

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Communication Important question CBSE NET part 2

Question 1
Which of the following is recommended concerning the use of anecdotes?
A
They are best used in the introduction, to grab listeners' attention.
B
They should be used cautiously, since listeners cannot always see how they relate to the topic.
C
No more than two should be used in a single speech.
D
They are best used in the body of the speech, to regain the attention of those whose minds are wandering.
Question 2
A recommended way to build anticipation is to
A
tell a personal anecdote.
B
make the topic relevant to the audience.
C
leave an example unfinished and tell the listeners that it will be completed in the conclusion.
D
preview your points in the introduction.
Question 3
The author claims that one of the best ways of keeping attention is to
A
preview your points.
B
present anecdotes.
C
build anticipation.
D
build suspense.
Question 4
Gaining audience involvement may be achieved by
A
choosing a topic that is not relevant to the audience.
B
selecting stories that are relevant to the listeners.
C
using a complex organizational scheme.
D
reducing and eliminating transitions.
Question 5
Questions that audience members are to answer mentally rather than aloud are called
A
solicited.
B
participative.
C
rhetorical.
D
presentational.
Question 6
Which of these is the best example of getting the audience involved through participation?
A
asking rhetorical questions
B
using transitions that will stimulate listeners' thoughts
C
giving each person a paper to fold for a speech on Origami
D
getting a volunteer from the audience to demonstrate a power serve for a speech on volleyball
Question 7
Considering the ingredients for successful presentations,
A
presentations require limited preparation.
B
presentations require manuscript delivery.
C
presentations require effective visuals.
D
presentations and speeches are the same thing.
Question 8
Natural delivery is
A
the collection of speech and actions that represent your true self.
B
the speech only that you use in your delivery.
C
the actions only that you use in your speech delivery.
D
an impromptu style.
Question 9
A speech that teaches people how to perform a process is a
A
speech of introduction.
B
persuasive speech.
C
speech of objects.
D
demonstration speech.
Question 10
Four ways to define something in an informative speech are given in this chapter. Which of them is NOT defined correctly?
A
Etymology involves explaining the origin or development of a word.
B
Using an example involves pointing to the actual object.
C
A comparison points out the similarities between two or more things.
D
A contrast points out the differences between two or more things.
Question 11
In comparing or contrasting the terms "anecdote" and "example," which statement is correct?
A
They are actually synonyms.
B
They are actually antonyms.
C
An anecdote is much shorter than an example, and is best in an introduction.
D
An anecdote is a short, interesting story based on someone's experience while an example might be hypothetical.
Question 12
Influence refers to
A
the process of persuasion.
B
the power of a person or thing to affect others.
C
the combined impact of the message plus feedback.
D
the presence of physical force in the persuasion process.
Question 13
Motivation refers to the
A
way the sender tries to influence your attitudes.
B
method of persuasion most often used when the status of the sender and receiver is unequal.
C
stimulation or inducement that causes someone to act.
D
effect of influence when it is ethically-based.
Question 14
Which statement about instrumental values is correct?
A
They are synonymous with ultimate or enduring values.
B
They are not likely to be changed by one persuasive speech.
C
Tying an appeal into these values can determine its success.
D
They guide people's day-to-day behavior.
Question 15
When comparing beliefs and values, which statement is FALSE?
A
Beliefs are easier to change than values.
B
We seldom develop beliefs in isolation from others.
C
Our beliefs determine our values.
D
Beliefs are often based on our observations.
Question 16
Which of the following is NOT a reason why persuasion is difficult?
A
Persuasion occurs slowly, over time, not after only one message.
B
Listeners might question the speaker's credibility and thus refuse to consider the message.
C
Attitudes and beliefs may be deeply entrenched and thus difficult to change.
D
People are lazy; it is easier not to change but to continue following familiar ways.
Question 17
What is the author's advice concerning the choice of strategies?
A
A strategy that requires minimal change from the audience is best.
B
A strategy that works on attitudes rather than behavior is best.
C
A strategy that takes into account listeners' prior attitudes is best.
D
No one strategy is best; the best approach is to use as many as possible.
Question 18
Which statement of purpose is best suited for a speech intended to motivate people to action?
A
to inform people of the benefits of supporting prison reform
B
to persuade drug addicts to refrain from using drugs
C
to inform listeners of the reasons to support their local opera association
D
to persuade the audience to sign a petition for an increase in the minimum wage
Question 19
Which type of response is targeted for a speech with this statement of purpose: to persuade people to continue contributing to the Red Cross?
A
to continue not doing something
B
to take action
C
to continue what they are already doing
D
to reinforce a belief
Question 20
The reason a target audience is selected within the larger audience is that
A
you are better able to predict its response to your persuasive effort.
B
you are more likely to persuade this subgroup.
C
the larger audience is more heterogeneous and not uniformly interested in your topic.
D
all of the above reasons are correct.
Question 21
The form of logic that moves from the general to the specific is termed
A
deductive reasoning.
B
inductive reasoning.
C
reasoning by analogy.
D
causal reasoning.
Question 22
"The physicians I know all live in big houses and drive expensive cars. If you want to get rich, become a physician" is an example of
A
deductive reasoning.
B
inductive reasoning.
C
reasoning by analogy.
D
causal reasoning.
Question 23
The statement "a number of highway fatalities have occurred because of poorly designed and manufactured tires" is an example of
A
deductive reasoning.
B
inductive reasoning.
C
reasoning by analogy.
D
causal reasoning.
Question 24
When a speaker concludes that something is true in one case, so it must also be true in another case he/she is using
A
deductive reasoning.
B
inductive reasoning.
C
reasoning by analogy.
D
causal reasoning.
Question 25
Which description of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is accurate?
A
It demonstrates various ways to balance appeals to reason and appeals to emotion.
B
Its base includes physical needs and its apex includes more sophisticated needs.
C
It shows different levels of rewards that an audience would respond to.
D
It lists a series of steps towards self-actualization.
There are 25 questions to complete.

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