This set of Professional Communication Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Public and Effective Speech”.
1. Public speaking is addressing a gathering.
Explanation: The statement is true. Public speaking means addressing a group or a large gathering of people. It is issuing instructions.
2. Public speaking is only verbal activity.
Explanation: The statement is false. Public speaking is not only a verbal activity, it includes non- verbal means also.
3. Which of these should be avoided for an effective speech?
a) Determination of the purpose
b) Selection of message
c) Lack of interest
d) Selection of theme
Explanation: Four principles must be followed for an effective speech. They are: analysis of audience and occasion, determine the purpose, selection of message or theme and speech delivery.
4. Which of these factors is not required to determine the purpose of speech?
a) Providing information
c) Accepting ideas
Explanation: Three main factors are required to determination the purpose of speech. They are: providing information, to make acceptance of ideas and entertainment.
5. Which of these ingredients is not required for selection of theme?
Explanation: Three main ingredients are required for selection of message or theme. They are: planning, preparation and organisation.
6. Which of these should be avoided for an effective speech?
a) Planning of speech
b) Preparation of speech
c) Long sentences
Explanation: It is worthwhile to prepare the matter carefully. Use short sentences. Information should be conveyed in least possible words without leaving out anything important.
7. Which of these should be avoided during the delivery of a speech?
Explanation: Presentation or speech should be delivered with confidence. Delivery must be with clarity and precision. A good speaker always pauses on punctuation marks.
8. Which of these is not a type of public speech?
a) Short speech
b) Informal speech
c) Written speech
d) Professional speech
Explanation: Public speeches can be of four types. They are: short speech, long speech, informal speech and professional speech.
9. What is the maximum time for a short speech?
a) Ten minutes
b) Thirty minutes
c) Forty- five minutes
d) One hour
Explanation: A short speech is short in length and ranges from one to ten minutes. A long speech varies from ten minutes to one hour.
10. Which of these does not come under short speech?
a) Introducing dignitaries
b) Presenting reports
c) Giving a briefing
d) Presenting an award
Explanation: A short speech is short in length and ranges from one to ten minutes. Short speeches are meant for introducing dignitaries, giving a briefing and presenting an award. Reports are extensively detailed documents. Hence, they can’t be presented in the form of a short speech.
11. Which of these is not a type of means of speech delivery?
Explanation: There are four major means of speech delivery. They are: extemporaneous, reading, memorization and impromptu.
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