Review for All Tests

There are multiple examples from each chapter to identify. Be able to look at an incorrect example and know what is wrong with it for all the chapters. Taking this test well demands careful reading and knowledge of exactly what is being asked for.


 My suggestion for studying is to read the chapters and the examples in the book thoroughly.  Then when you have finished reading the chapters and the examples, attempt the Exercises for Critical Thinking at the end of each chapter. Go through the PowerPoint presentations and your notes. If you have access to the CD, go through the study questions, and the flash cards for the chapters. Also there is a website for students which has puzzles, flashcards, study questions, etc. The website URL is http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/lucas8e/student_index.mhtml   Remember when you are taking the test to read the questions and the answers thoroughly.  Good Luck, Everyone!!


Chapter 1

  1. Study the section on stage fright.


Chapter 2

1.     Know the guidelines for ethical speaking

2.     Know when in speech preparations that you face ethical responsibilities.

3.     Know and be able to identify examples of global, patchwork and incremental plagarism/

4.     Know the guidelines to avoiding plagiarism

5.     Know the guidelines to ethical listening.

6.     Know the ethical obligations of the listener.


Chapter 3

1)      Know and be able to apply the different types of listening.

2)       Know what constitutes poor listening and how to improve your listening skills..

3)       Know what your textbook says about note taking and listening to evidence.


  Chapter 4

1)      Be able to distinguish a correctly written central idea and specific purpose from one that is incorrectly written. These will be more than just listing the correct answer; it will be applying that knowledge to samples.

2)      Define the general purposes of speech.


Chapter 5

  1. The primary purpose of speech making is ________________.
  2. When is audience adaptation an important factor in speech making?
  3. What does it mean to say an audience is egocentric
  4. What are the components of demographic analysis? Situational analysis?
  5. What are the factors that control the length of a speech?
  6. There are several examples where you have to decide what the most important factor is in audience adaptation.


Chapter 6.

1.     Know the most important task of the research interview.

2.     Know the key to finding information in the library.

3.     Know how the online catalogue operates.

4.     Know the areas that make up the reference room.

5.     Know and be able to identify examples of

a.     Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

b.     Bartlett’s Book of Familiar Quotations

c.     Oxford English Dictionary

d.     Statistical Abstract of the United States

6.     When do you quote an abstract in your speech?

7.     Know the 3 kinds of Internet search aids listed in your book.

  1.   When do you use a metasearch engine?



Chapter 7

1.    Why are examples particularly helpful as support material?

2.    Identify the various types of examples.

3.    What is the value of using statistics?

4.    Know the tips for using statistics in a speech

5.    Be able to identify correctly and incorrectly used statistics in examples

6.    Know the main value of testimony

  1. The difference between peer and expert testimony.


Chapter 8

1)      Why it is important for a speech to be well organized.

2)      Transitions definitions and be able to identify samples

3)      Signposts definitions and be able to identify samples

4)      The organizational patterns and be able to identify samples


Chapter 9

1)      Tips on preparing effective speech introductions and conclusions.

2)      Basic objectives of introductions and conclusions


 Chapter 10

1.     Know the importance of outlining.

2.     What is included in a prep outline, speaking outline

3.     Select main point from sample.

4.     Know information on speech title



Chapter 11

  1. Know and be able to identify examples of metaphor, simile, antithesis, parallelism, alliteration, and repetition.
  2. Know what constitutes rhythm.


Chapter 12

1.    Know about conversational quality and speech delivery.

2.    Know when different styles of delivery would be used.

3.    Be able to identify examples of the following:

a.     pitch

b.     inflection

c.     vocalized pauses

d.     articulation

e.     rate

f.      pronunciation

g.     nonverbal signals

h.     verbal signals

i.       dialects

j.       the use of gesture

k.     eye contact

4.   The steps in practicing speech delivery

5.        5.        Question and answer sessions. (Handout on the webpage under “Tips for writing the speaking outline”


Chapter 13

1)      Use of photographs in a speech

2)      Guidelines for visual aid usage in a speech

3)      Advantages of using visual aids

4)      Rules for handouts

5)      Guidelines for using transparencies.

6)      Number of fonts to use in visual aid

7)      Rules for chalkboard

8)      Rules for using multimedia

9)      Eye contact and visual aids

10)  Credibility and visual aids


Chapter 15

  1. Know what a target audience is.
  2. Know and be able to identify different examples of the three types of propositions (questions)
  3. Know the types of organization for the three types of propositions.
  4. Know the difference between passive agreement and immediate action.
  5. Know and be able to pick out the three basic issues in examples.


Chapter 16

  1. Know what two characteristics make up credibility.
  2. Know and be able to pick out examples of the three types of credibility.
  3. When is evidence important in your speech?
  4. What are the tips for using evidence in a persuasive speech?
  5. Know and be able to identify the different types of reasoning
  6. How do you generate emotional appeals
  7. What are the ethics of using emotional appeals?