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Fundamentals of Speech
COMM. 1110

Multiple Choice:

1. Communication is a process that requires shared:

2. The model of communication that views communication in the most complex manner is the ______________________ model.

3. The _________________ states that “we are more likely to remember the first and last items conveyed orally in a series of items than the items in between.”

4. A speaker who is ethnocentric believes:

5. Which communication context is identifiable by its formality, structure, and planning?

6. According to your text, small groups consist of _______ people.

7. Models such as the "chain," "Y," "wheel," and the "interdependent" represent:

8. The type of listening that is aimed at emotionally supporting and helping the speaker is called____________________ listening.

9. __________________ occurs when group members’ desire for agreement and harmony prevents them from fully discussing the issues, raising questions, or posing alternatives.

10. A systematic arrangement or comprehensive collections of symbols, letters, or words that have arbitrary meanings used for communication are:

11. Choose the correct answer from the following example: Bob speaks to me (sends a message). I then interpret what he said, both verbally and non-verbally, using my perceptions and understanding. What I have done is an example of:

12. A person may vary his or her communication expression relative to the particular:

13. Which of the following is an example of effective nonverbal listening skills?

14. A(n) _____________ leader is appointed as a leader when the group is formed.

15. “Now that we’ve looked at the causes of depression, let’s focus on the symptoms” is an example of a (n):

16. What information are we most likely to remember from a speech?

17. Audience-centeredness involves keeping your audience foremost in your mind _____

18. The branch of philosophy that deals with right and wrong in human affairs is

19. Identification is a ______________ with the audience.

20. Which of the following is NOT listed in your text as a type of listening?

21. The oldest known handbook on effective public speaking was written nearly 4,500 years ago in__________________.

22. ______________ wrote Rhetoric. This work is still considered one of the greatest works on the subject.

23. The average adult spends about ____% of her or his waking hours in conversation.

24. Listening for pleasure or enjoyment is called __________ listening.

25. The two kinds of listening most closely tied to critical thinking are:

26. The primary purpose of speechmaking is to:

27. Areas of audience demographics discussed in your text include:

28. Situational audience analysis would include all of the following EXCEPT:
29. Which of the following is NOT one of the steps of the reflective-thinking model?

30. ___________________ is a leadership theory that discusses the interpersonal effectiveness of the leader.

31. The tendency of people to be concerned above all with their own values, beliefs, and well being is known as _________________.

32. A_______________ question is a question that is offered to provoke thought and not necessarily an answer.

33. A form of interpersonal conflict negotiation that is the least effective is:

34. The message a speaker wants the audience to remember long after the speech is known as the ______________ message.

35. A leadership style that is characterized by strict and dominant authority is:

36. Matthew regularly sets meeting times for his group. He also takes notes during the meetings. Matthew is performing a _________...
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