True-False Questions: Circle T or F.T F 1. Stage fright affects only inexperienced speakers.
T F 2. Most speeches given in the United States are given by politicians or heads of corporations.
T F 3. Learning how to listen to speeches is as important as learning how to give them.
T F 4. Most good speakers develop their skills; they aren't born with them.
T F 5. Communication is an important part of every job.
T F 6. Speeches have had little effect on the course of history.
T F 7. Freedom of speech is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
T F 8. There are no risks involved in public speaking.
T F 9. Some degree of nervousness before a speech actually can help a speaker give an effective speech.
T F 10. Only college graduates can expect to have to give speeches.
Multiple Choice Questions: Place the letter corresponding to the best answer in the space provided.____ 1. Which of the following will not help a speaker overcome stage fright?
b. set realistic expectations
c. begin speaking slowly
d. think about everyone who is watching
____ 2. Which of the following is not an example of public speaking situation?
a. giving a book report in English class
b. expressing an idea in a group discussion
c. explaining to a group of workers how a new piece of equipment works
d. addressing the city council about a neighborhood problem
____ 3. Which of the following best describes why people are apprehensive about giving speeches?
a. most audiences are very critical of speakers
b. very few people can give an effective speech
c. people have a fear of failure
d. there are more risks than benefits
____ 4. Which of the following is the name given to the physical sensations associated with a fearful situation?
a. nervous edge
b. fight or flight response
c. adrenalin syndrome
d. stage fright
____ 5. Which of the following is not true of speech in a democracy?
a. Elected officials have more opportunities than citizens to speak out.
b. Citizens have a right and responsibility to make their opinions known.
c. Public forums provide opportunities to speak out.
d. The right to speak and the right to listen are equally important.
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