The Art of Public Speaking: Speaking to Persuade Chapter 16 Quiz

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What is the main focus of persuasive speeches?

Questions of policy

What does 'mental dialogue' refer to in the context of public speaking?

The interaction between the speaker and the audience

What are the ethical goals of persuasion?

Changing people's beliefs

What is the 'target audience' in the context of public speaking?

The portion of the audience the speaker most wants to persuade

Which type of persuasion focuses on advocating for or against specific policies or courses of action?

Questions of policy

What does 'degrees of persuasion' refer to in public speaking?

The varying levels of influence speakers have over their audience

What does a Question of Fact deal with?

The truth or falsity of an assertion

What is the specific purpose of the persuasive speech on capital punishment?

To persuade the audience that capital punishment is morally and legally wrong

Which statement best describes a Question of Policy?

Convinces the audience that a policy is desirable and avoids encouraging action to support it

What is the central idea of the speech on an earthquake hitting California?

There are three good reasons to believe that an earthquake will hit California in the next ten years

What violates the biblical commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' according to the text?

Capital punishment

What does Passive Agreement aim to achieve?

Convinces the audience that a policy is desirable and encourages action to support it

What is the specific purpose of Passive Agreement?

To persuade the audience that a policy is desirable without encouraging action to support it

'Immediate Action' aims to convince the audience to do what?

Act in support of a policy

Test your knowledge on the techniques and ethics of persuasion as discussed in Chapter 16 of 'The Art of Public Speaking' by Stephen E. Lucas. Explore the methods of creating, reinforcing, and changing people's beliefs or actions, while also considering ethical goals and approaches in persuasion.

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