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One thing not to do when preparing to write your speech is:
A) Do some research
B) Jot down notes as they hit you.
C) Go with a topic you know so no extra preparation is required.
D) Relax and delve into positive visualization.

Ceremonial speeches are also known as _____________ speech.
A) Epideictic
B) Repetitive
C) Acceptance
D) Honorable

An easy way to help your nerves before a speech is to:
A) Avoid overeating.
B) Avoid bright rooms
C) Avoid your audience
D) Avoid caffeine

Arguably the most popular type of speech out there is:
A) Ceremonial.
B) Persuasive
C) Motivational
D) Humorous

One thing that could help you develop your speaking skills is to master the ____.
A) Metaphor
B) Obvious
C) Mundane
D) Technical

Every good speaker knows that you have to be perfect in order to succeed.
A) True
B) False

According to Andrew Dlugan, incorporating humor is a bad idea when giving a public speech.
A) True
B) False

Identification and magnification are two techniques of epideictic speech.
A) True
B) False

Give three examples of a ceremonial speech

What is a trick that you personally will work on to overcome public speaking anxiety?

Which of the following sentences demonstrates an allegory:
A) Sally stood in silence in the center of the section
B) If you’re parents knew you were here, they’d disown you.
C) The way he dropped the ball, you’d think he had hands of stone
D) You were so let I thought you might get here tomorrow!

An oxymoron is a verbal style in which:
A) Related items are compiled to an argument.
B) What is said is considerably less than what’s actually meant.
C) Objects or occasions are given metaphorical definitions.
D) A contradiction is obvious.

Speeches that withstand the test of time are usually filled with:
A) Passion.
B) Social relevance
C) Verbal allusions
D) International significance

The difference between an analogy and a simile is:
A) One is a play on words that uses a sound descriptor associated with the item being named.
B) One applies a phrase that embellishes, but isn’t literally applicable.
C) One repeats words within the same sentence, but reverses them.
D) One’s meaning is recognizably opposite of the literal translation

In some famous speeches, the use of urgent language does what?
A) Emphasizes the seriousness of the situation.
B) Expresses the importance of the message.
C) Elevates the sense of urgency.
D) All of the above.

Turning your back on your audience doesn’t negatively impact your presentation.
A) True
B) False

Flip charts are best for smaller, formal groups.
A) True
B) False

One disadvantage to utilizing a devil’s advocate prior to delivering the actual speech is that you’re able to prepare logical arguments should someone from the audience object.
A) True
B) False

Define a devil’s advocate

Write a sentence using antimetaboles

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