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Test Bank For Public Speaking for College and Career 11th Edition

Test Bank For Public Speaking for College and Career 11th Edition

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Test Bank For Public Speaking for College and Career 11th Edition

Chapter 05 Selecting Topic, Purpose, and Central Idea Answer Key
 


True / False Questions

1.

A good way to find speech topics is to explore the Internet.

TRUE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #1

2.

The central idea of a speech should begin with an infinitive.

FALSE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #2

3.

Brainstorming means doing thorough research in the library.

FALSE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #3

4.

The key concept that you want your listeners to remember even if they forget everything else is called the specific purpose statement.

FALSE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #4

5.

“To inform my listeners about how they can protect their privacy on the Internet” is an example of a specific purpose statement.

TRUE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #5

6.

The best topics for a speech are ones that require the speaker to do a great deal of research.

FALSE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #6

7.

Jokes are necessary in an entertaining speech.

FALSE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #7

8.

In the informative speech, your overriding concern is to win the listeners to your way of thinking.

FALSE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #8

9.

The specific purpose statement should be limited to one major idea.

TRUE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #9

10.

“I will discuss robots as surgeons” is an effective example of a central idea.

FALSE

Chapter – Chapter 05 #10


Multiple Choice Questions

11.

For a classroom speech, “prisons in America” would be a topic that is

A.  ideal.

B.  too broad.

C.  too narrow.

D.  too controversial.

Chapter – Chapter 05 #11

12.

What is the maximum number of major ideas that can be included in a specific purpose statement?

A.  one

B.  two

C.  three

D.  four

Chapter – Chapter 05 #12

13.

The textbook says that a central idea should be phrased as an

A.  opinion.

B.  announcement.

C.  eternal truth.

D.  assertion.

Chapter – Chapter 05 #13

14.

“Air fresheners, candles, and incense can contain organic compounds that cause health problems for some people.” This is an example of a

A.  general purpose.

B.  specific purpose.

C.  central idea.

D.  topic.

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