Module 1 Course introduction 课程简介

Quiz for Module 1

1、______ refers to internal or external factors that affect the communication process.
    A、Interference
    B、Message
    C、Feedback
    D、Speaker

2、_______ refers to the means through which message is communicated.
    A、Channel
    B、Interference
    C、Feedback
    D、Situation

3、_______ refers to the context in which speech communication takes place.
    A、Situation
    B、Feedback
    C、Message
    D、Interference

4、_______ refers to the verbal or non-verbal response to the speaker in speech communication.
    A、Feedback
    B、Interference
    C、Message
    D、Situation

5、________ is the person who initiates the communication.
    A、Speaker
    B、Listener
    C、Message
    D、Communicator

6、________ is the person who receives the communicated message.
    A、Listener
    B、Speaker
    C、Message
    D、Communicator

7、Which of the following is NOT a component of active listening?
    A、attention
    B、attitude
    C、adjustment
    D、ability

8、Speech communication is the interaction of all the seven elements in speech making process.

9、Speech anxiety is natural born and there is no way to cope with it.

10、In speech communication, listening is just as important as speaking.

11、The best way to reduce speech anxiety is through effective preparation.

12、Before a speech, is it helfful to think like this? "People will laugh at my poor pronunication."

13、Effective listeners should keep an open _________.

14、As an effective listener, one should make efforts to eliminate ________ in their work and study.

Module 2 Know your audience well (I) 听众分析(一)

Quiz for Module 2 (I)

1、Please read the following paragraph and decide whether it is delivered to a beginner, a university student, a professional expert, or a young kid. The light reflected from an object or scene enters the camera through the focusing lens, which gathers the incoming light and forms a clear image in the viewfinder. The adjustable aperture determines the amount of light entering the camera according to the brightness and distance of the scene or object, and the shutter controls the opening time of the aperture for photographic exposure. When the shutter is released, the aperture flips open and light enters the film compartment. The light hits the recording surface and forms a negative image on the light sensitive film.
    A、a beginner
    B、a university student
    C、a professional expert
    D、a young kid

2、Please read the following paragraph and decide whether it is delivered to a beginner, a university student, a professional expert, or a young kid. Switch the Power button to “on”. Grasp the camera with its lens pointing away from you in your right hand so that your index finger is wrapped around the top, right-hand corner of the camera. Your remaining fingers should be in the notch of the lens cover and your thumb should be on the film compartment door. Aim the camera at the object that you will be photographing and look through the viewfinder. Center the main item of your picture into the middle of the viewfinder. Make sure the small, inner box in the very center of the viewfinder is on the object you want to photograph. This is the spot where the camera will focus. Failure to center the focusing box on your object can result in blurred pictures. Make sure that there is nothing, fingers or shoulder strap, directly in front of the lens. When everything is ready, depress the shutter release. Your picture is taken and the film is automatically advanced to the next frame. The camera automatically adjusts for different lighting situations and turns the flash on automatically when needed.
    A、a beginner
    B、a university student
    C、a professional expert
    D、a young kid

3、Please read the following paragraph and decide whether it is delivered to a beginner, a university student, a professional expert, or a young kid. A camera is a machine for taking pictures. A traditional camera generally consists of an enclosed box with an opening aperture at one end for light to enter, and a recording surface for capturing the light at the other end. A majority of cameras have a lens fixed in front of the aperture to gather the incoming light and focus the image on the recording surface. The aperture is, in turn, attached to a shutter, a mechanical device that controls the length of time that the light hits the recording surface.
    A、a beginner
    B、a university student
    C、a professional expert
    D、a young kid

4、Which of the following factor is NOT among the factors of demographic analysis?
    A、Gender
    B、Location
    C、Religion
    D、Cultural background

5、People don’t usually expend the time and effort to attend a speech unless __________.
    A、the speech is delivered by a celebrity
    B、attending the speech is a course requirement
    C、they are invited to the speech
    D、they have some interest in the topic

6、There are big differences among listeners with similar demographic characteristics

7、A speech cannot be successful without ______ your audience

8、We pay closest attention to messages that ______ our own values, beliefs, and well-being

Module 2 Know your audience well (II) 听众分析(二)

Quiz for Module 2 (II)

1、The physical setting of a speech includes the following EXCEPT______.
    A、the size of the room
    B、the knowledge of the listeners
    C、the temperature of the place
    D、the light of the setting

2、You should keep the questions ______ and the questionnaire ________.
    A、short; long
    B、specific; short
    C、clear; brief
    D、brief; clear

3、Which of the following topic can be used to conduct an informative speech?
    A、Five steps of designing a computer game.
    B、Smoking should be allowed at home.
    C、Brief comment on receiving first prize
    D、Changing some basic requirements of the course.

4、Which of the following topic can be used to conduct a persuasive speech?
    A、Go Snowboarding
    B、Friends and its actors
    C、The experience of the prize winner.
    D、Invest in our software to make more money.

5、What are the ways for us to get some information from the audience?
    A、By designing a questionnaire
    B、By observing their daily behaviors
    C、By talking to them
    D、By asking them some questions

6、Audience size will have the greatest impact on your delivery.

7、It is appropriate to give a speech to memorize one of your friends in a wedding

8、The same talk and material can be given in different ways to different audiences at different times according to your ______of the speech.

Module 3 Prepare your speech content (I)-- Organizing the main points 内容准备(一) : 内容组织

Quiz for Module 3 (I)

1、Usually a speech contains __________ main points. A. 2-3 B. 3-4 C. 2-5 D. 2-4
    A、This is not true.
    B、This is not true.
    C、In most cases, a speech will contain from two to five main points.
    D、This is not true.

2、When a speaker divides a speech into subtopics, he or she is actually following a __________ in the speech. A. chronological order B. spatial order C. topical order D. problem-solution order
    A、A chronological order follows a time pattern. When a speaker explains a process or demonstrates how to do something, he or she usually adopts a chronological order.
    B、Speeches arranged in spatial order follow a directional pattern.
    C、Topical order results when a speaker divides the speech into subtopics, each of which becomes a main point in the speech.
    D、Speeches arranged in problem-solution order are divided into two main parts. The first shows the existence and seriousness of a problem. The second presents a workable solution to the problem.

3、Speeches that narrate a series of events in the sequence in which they happened are following a ___________ in the speech. A. chronological order B. spatial order C. topical order D. problem-solution order
    A、"Sequence" is the key word here. Obviously, this is a chronological order.
    B、Spatial order is directional.
    C、When a speaker divides a topic into different subtopics in a speech, he or she is actually following a topical order.
    D、When a speaker puts forward problems first and then comes up with solutions, he or she is actually following a problem-solution order.

4、The strategic order of the main points in a speech is decided by __________. A. the topic B. the purpose C. the audience D. the introduction
    A、The strategic order of the main points in a speech is decided by the topic, the purpose and the audience.
    B、The strategic order of the main points in a speech is decided by the topic, the purpose and the audience.
    C、The strategic order of the main points in a speech is decided by the topic, the purpose and the audience.
    D、The strategic order of a speech has nothing to do with the introduction.

5、There are different types of speech connectives, including __________. A. transitions B. signposts C. internal previews D. internal summaries
    A、There are four types of speech connectives: transitions, signposts, internal previews and internal summaries.
    B、There are four types of speech connectives: transitions, signposts, internal previews and internal summaries.
    C、There are four types of speech connectives: transitions, signposts, internal previews and internal summaries.
    D、There are four types of speech connectives: transitions, signposts, internal previews and internal summaries.

6、Chronological order can be used in speeches explaining a process or demonstrating how to do something.

7、The main points in a speech can overlap with each other.

8、The same or similar pattern of wording for main points should usually be adopted in a speech.

9、All the main points in a speech should receive exactly equal emphasis.

10、The use of connectives helps listeners keep track of the speakers' ideas.

11、The speeches following a topical order usually show the problems and then present solutions.

12、Internal summaries let the audience know what the speaker will take up next.

Module 3 Prepare your speech content (II)--Using supporting evidence 演讲准备(二):论据使用

Quiz for Module 3 (II)

1、Which type of supporting evidence does the following statement use? “There were over 1000 million cancer cases diagnosed in 2018. “
    A、example
    B、statistics
    C、testimony
    D、comparison

2、If a speaker uses the words of an expert, what type of evidence does he or she use?
    A、testimony
    B、example
    C、statistics
    D、comparison

3、If a speaker wants to use an example to describe a kind of advanced technology used in the future, the speaker can use a(n) _________.
    A、hypothetical example
    B、brief example
    C、extended example
    D、complex example

4、Which of the following creteria should a speaker use to evaluate the quality of the supporting materials?
    A、The evidence should be relevent to the point.
    B、The evidence should be recent.
    C、The evidence should come from reliable sources.
    D、The evidence should be interesting.

5、Which of the following examples are mentioned in the lecture as supporting evidence?
    A、hypothetical examples
    B、brief examples
    C、extended examples
    D、complex examples

6、When using large numbers as supporting evidence, the speaker should explain the statistics so that the audience can understand.

7、When giving speeches in sicence and engineering, speakers should use as many statistics as possible.

Module 3 Prepare your speech content (III) -- Get a strong speech opening 演讲准备(三):开头

Quiz for Module 3 (III)

1、Which of the following statement about the functions of introduction is NOT true?
    A、Create a positive relationship with the audience
    B、Establish your credibility
    C、Conclude the body of the speech
    D、Get the attention and interest of your audience

2、which of the following is useful when the speaker wants to use the method of asking questions in the beginning of the speech?
    A、pausing for just a moment after each question
    B、avoiding eye contact
    C、raising your voice
    D、asking for no audience involvement

3、How to inject emotion into their stories?
    A、Commentate on the events
    B、Be objective
    C、Throw in spoilers
    D、Use sensory information

Module 3 Prepare your speech content (IV)

Quiz for Module 3 (IV)

1、Choose the deductive reasoning from the following statements.
    A、All of our snowstorms come from the north. It's starting to snow. Therefore, the storm is coming from the north.
    B、The first lipstick I pulled from my bag is red. The second lipstick I pulled from my bag is red. Therefore, all the lipsticks in my bag are red.
    C、My mother is Irish. She has blond hair. Therefore, everyone from Ireland has blond hair.
    D、Maximilian is a shelter dog. He is happy. All shelter dogs are happy.

2、What is the most important thing of a group presentation?
    A、To find out the common interest
    B、To ensure that everybody is on the same page
    C、To make sure that every single part of the presentation fits together really well
    D、To make friends with each other

3、Which of the following is NOT right?
    A、Make sure that everyone can in fact attend all of the practice sessions.
    B、Be uninterested to other group members’ talk
    C、make practice as realistic as possible
    D、make sure everyone is engaged in the presentation

4、Identify the fallacy in the following statement: Raising a child is like having a pet—you need to feed it, play with it, and everything will be fine.
    A、hasty generalization
    B、invalid analogy
    C、false cause
    D、ad hominem

5、Identify the fallacy in the following statement: No one in my family has ever suffered from diabetes. Therefore, I don’t think it is a serious problem in China
    A、hasty generalization
    B、invalid analogy
    C、false cause
    D、ad hominem

6、Identify the fallacy in the following statement: Every time the cheerleaders have worn blue ribbons, the basketball team has won. If the team wants to keep winning, the cheerleaders should continue wearing blue ribbons.
    A、hasty generalization
    B、invalid analogy
    C、false cause
    D、ad hominem

Module 4 Delivery skills

Quiz for Module 4

1、1. ______ is the highness or lowness of the speaker’s voice.
    A、volume
    B、rate
    C、pitch
    D、pause

2、2. Which of the following is NOT the function of using proper pause?
    A、It can signal the end of a thought unit.
    B、It can give an idea time to sink in.
    C、It can lend dramatic impact to a statement.
    D、It can improve the fluency of your speech.

3、3. By using eye contact, the speaker should do the following except_______.
    A、Establishing eye contact with the whole audience
    B、Staring at one audience all the time.
    C、Scanning your audience of a large group.
    D、Avoiding reading script from your cellphone.

4、4. Which of the following is NOT the primary gestures in speech delivery.
    A、Keep your palm up.
    B、Keep your palm down.
    C、Use hands to act out your words.
    D、Cross your hands in front of you.

5、5. Which of the following is NOT true about designing PowerPoint only with words?
    A、Include only one concept per slide.
    B、Include only one idea per slide.
    C、Include no more than six lines per slide.
    D、Include as much information as possible.

6、6. Which of the following is NOT the way to use colors effectively?
    A、To use colors that highly contrast
    B、To use colors consistently
    C、To stick to a limited number of colors
    D、To use colors that make slides fancy

Module 5 Impromptu speech

Quiz for Module 5

1、1. _____ is the first step to give a successful impromptu speech.
    A、To plan the speech well
    B、To predict the topic
    C、To write a simple outline
    D、To take more practices

2、2. The word “pitch” in the term “an elevator pitch” means ______.
    A、A. the action or manner of throwing something
    B、B. abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
    C、C. talk or arguments a person uses to persuade people to do or buy something
    D、D. the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

3、3. Which one of following steps is not the step to make an elevator pitch?
    A、A. to emphasize your expertise
    B、B. to introduce yourself first, your name, college, major, current job
    C、C. to make connections
    D、D. to give a long speech about your future plan

Final Test

Final Test

1、_______ refers to the means through which message is communicated.
    A、Interference
    B、Feedback
    C、Channel
    D、Situation

2、______ refers to the verbal or non-verbal response to the speaker in speech communication.
    A、Interference
    B、Feedback
    C、Channel
    D、Situation

3、______ will create a bond between the speaker and the listeners.
    A、Message
    B、Situation
    C、Audience analysis
    D、Communication

4、Which of the following is not a psychological factor in audience analysis?
    A、Beliefs
    B、Places
    C、Attitudes
    D、Values

5、______ analysis refers to analysis of factors such as age, gender, educational background of the audience.
    A、Psychological
    B、Situational
    C、Disposition
    D、Demographic

6、_____ analysis can be generally summarized as "how your audience is gathered".
    A、Psychological
    B、Situational
    C、Disposition
    D、Demographic

7、The most common way to gather information from audience is _________.
    A、to ask the organizer
    B、to invite them to talk
    C、to guess
    D、to design a questionnaire

8、The speech which narrates a series of events in the sequence in which they happened is following __________ order.
    A、spatial
    B、chronological
    C、problem-solution
    D、topical

9、__________ order results when one divides the speech into subtopics.
    A、Spatial
    B、Chronological
    C、Problem-solution
    D、Topical

10、Which type of the supporting materials does the following statement use? "WHO officials estimate that about 2% of the coronavirus cases are fatal. "
    A、statistics
    B、examples
    C、quote
    D、comparison

11、If the speaker wants to describe an imaginary situation when using a new technology in future, he or she can use a __________ .
    A、brief example
    B、extended example
    C、real example
    D、hypothetical example

12、Which of the following is NOT the reason why a good introduction is important?
    A、Making the audience interested in you.
    B、Helping you establish a close relationship with the audience.
    C、Making you more reliable in the audience's eyes.
    D、Introducing the main contents of your speech.

13、Which of the following can NOT help you catch the audience's attention?
    A、Telling the audience many stories.
    B、Mentioning your personal interest which is also related to the topic.
    C、Asking the audience some questions.
    D、Using some humor.

14、Which of the following can NOT help make you more reliable?
    A、Good analogy.
    B、Surprising data.
    C、Beautiful dress.
    D、Famous sayings.

15、Which of the following is NOT suggested while you start your presentation?
    A、Asking a series of question.
    B、Mentioning one related event.
    C、Using a quotation.
    D、Using some irrelevant but startling data.

16、What of the following is NOT suggested when you are giving a group presentation?
    A、Ensuring that each group member is working hard.
    B、Making sure each group member's work fits well into the whole presentation.
    C、Practicing your own part of the presentation while other members are giving their presentation.
    D、Knowing how to introduce the next speaker.

17、Which of the following is the key to the story if you want your audience to remember it?
    A、Surprising ending.
    B、Novel plots.
    C、Emotion.
    D、Happy ending.

18、Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?
    A、Emotion can make the story relatable.
    B、A relatable story can help create a connection between the speaker and the audience.
    C、A story without emotion is always short.
    D、How the storyteller feels is the emotional core of the story.

19、Which of the following tips is not mentioned in our lectures?
    A、Giving your own opinion about the story.
    B、Trying to activate your audience's sensory
    C、Telling your audience how you feel.
    D、Telling your audience what is happening but not what will happen.

20、Reasoning is the process of drawing a conclusion on the basis of______.
    A、story
    B、imagination
    C、evidence
    D、judgment

21、Which one of the following messages does not belong to persuasive message?
    A、Asking your group members to accept your idea.
    B、Giving a lecture to students.
    C、Asking your voters to support your plan.
    D、Recommending a new product to your clients.

22、When practicing pause, what you should do is _______.
    A、pause in the middle of a thought unit
    B、pause at the end of a thought unit
    C、replace pause with filler words
    D、pause as long as you can

23、Which is true about speech rate?
    A、Speak very quickly to show your fluency.
    B、Speak very slowly to avoid mistakes.
    C、Use the same rate in every speech.
    D、Record your speech and adjust your rate.

24、_______ is the motion of the speaker's hands or arms during the speech.
    A、Gesture
    B、Facial expression
    C、Movement
    D、Posture

25、A speaker could use facial expressions to _______.
    A、maintain eye contact
    B、keep smiling
    C、convey emotions
    D、All of above

26、When using fonts, you should follow the principles except _______.
    A、avoiding decorative fonts
    B、avoiding using capital letters
    C、using more than two fonts on a single slide
    D、sticking to screen-friendly standard fonts

27、Which one of the following messages is not the main characteristics of impromptu speech?
    A、quick
    B、prepared
    C、elastic
    D、short

28、Which one of the following messages does not belong to impromptu speech?
    A、you are required to issue your idea in a free debate
    B、you are asked to offer suggestions in a staff meeting
    C、you are asked to offer suggestions in a staff meeting
    D、you are required to give a speech on an already-given topic

29、An elevator pitch, as the name suggests, needs to be brief and clear, usually takes about_______.
    A、3-4 minutes
    B、30-60 seconds
    C、1-2 hours
    D、10 minutes

30、During the elevator pitch, the most important for the speaker to reveal should be ______.
    A、excellent speaking skills
    B、personal information
    C、the request of the speaker
    D、the educational background of the speaker

31、Speech communication is a one-way communication because only the speaker is speaking.

32、Some people are natural born nervous speakers. Speech anxiety cannot be solved.

33、The best strategy to reduce nervousness is through good preparation.

34、Thinking positively can also help reduce speech anxiety.

35、The main purpose of conducting an audience analysis is to help you know the topic of the speech.

36、The more you know about your audience, the more complicated preparation you will conduct.

37、The larger the audience, the more formal your presentation will be.

38、The purpose of "a report on the process or progress of a given program" is to persuade.

39、The purpose of "lobbying for investment" is to inform.

40、In most cases, a speech will contain from two to five main points.

41、Each main point in a speech should be clearly independent of the others.

42、Internal summaries in a speech let the audience know what the speaker will take up next.

43、When using large numbers as supporting evidence, the speaker should explain the statistics so that the audience can understand.

44、A speaker can cite from any sources to use as supporting materials.

45、When giving speeches, it is a good idea to use a lot of statistics to look professional.

46、During the process of persuasion, the audiences receive information or values passively.

47、Once the speaker has decided to make an impromptu speech, he or she should start the speech immediately.