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Public Speaking DANTES Practice Test
1) When an audience believes the speaker has credibility before he begins speaking it is called
A) Initial credibility
B) Derived credibility
C) Terminal credibility
D) Outstanding credibility
2) Inflections are
A) How high or low the speaker’s voice is.
B) Changes in a speaker’s pitch or tone.
C) How loud or quiet the speaker is.
D) Changes in the rate at which a speaker talks.
3) Which of the following would NOT be included in a preparation outline?
C) Main points
D) All of the above would be included
4) A biology teacher is giving a lecture and quotes a famous scientist who works in a genetic laboratory. This is called
A) Expert testimony
B) Peer testimony
C) Quoting out of context
D) Strategic organization
5) What is the difference between an internal preview and a preview statement?
A) A preview statement summarizes a speech or article and is written by someone other than the author, and an internal preview is a summary of the speech or article and is written by the author.
B) An internal preview is at the beginning of a speech and introduces the main points of the speech, and a preview statement is during the essay and summarizes the previous points.
C) An internal preview is in the middle of a speech and summarizes both the points already stated, and introduces the points coming up, and a preview statement is at the beginning and summarizes all the points which will be in the speech.
D) A preview statement is at the beginning of a speech and introduces the main points of the speech, and an internal preview is during the essay and summarizes the previous points.
6) A speaker who repeatedly uses the words “like” and “um” will likely be criticized for
7) Which type of connective is the following phrase “let’s now discuss”?
B) Internal preview
C) Internal summary
8) If a person wished to persuade their audience to do something they would give a
A) Speech to gain immediate action
B) Speech of introduction
C) Speech to gain active agreement
D) Speech of presentation
9) A dentist is asked to give a presentation for an elementary school class about what they do for their job. What type of speech will they be giving?
A) Informative speech
B) Speech of introduction
C) Acceptance speech
D) Commemorative speech
10) Which of the following is another word for credibility?
DSST Practice Test Answer Key:
- A:) Initial credibility. When the speaker already has the audience believing in his credibility it is called initial credibility.
- B:) Changes in the speaker’s pitch or tone.
- D:) All of the above would be included. A preparation outline is detailed and includes all of the elements listed, along with the ideas and conclusion.
- A:) Expert testimony. Expert testimony is quoting a person who is a recognized expert, as the biology teacher did.
- D:) A preview statement is at the beginning of a speech and introduces the main points of the speech, and an internal preview is during the essay and summarizes the previous points.
- D:) Clutter. Clutter is words which are used unnecessarily.
- A:) Transition.
- A:) Speech to gain immediate action. A speech to gain immediate action is a speech for which the purpose is to persuade an audience to take action in support of a policy.
- A:) Informative speech. An informative speech is used to teach about a subject.
- C:) Ethos.