Sample Midterm Exam Questions

Concern by a listener about an upcoming job interview, the lack of air conditioning, or a mosquito bite are all examples of _____ in the speech communication process.  (Chap. 1, p. 21)

a. feedback

b. avoidance

c. blockage

*d. interference

e. divergence


Which of the following is recommended in your textbook as a way to reinforce the central idea in a speech conclusion?  (Chap. 9, p. 241)

a. speed up your rate of delivery

*b. refer back to the introduction

c. ask for questions from the audience

d. all of the above

e. b and c only


"To inform the audience about the different notions of intellectual property in eastern and western cultures" is an example of a specific purpose statement for an informative speech about a(n)  (Chap. 14, p. 374)

a. object.

b. event.

*c. concept.

d. operation.

e. process.