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1. Define “persona”. (1 pt)

A role or character played by an actor or public speaker. (Mask)
Carl Jung  that it is simply the mask that we wear.

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2. How can a speaker be “completely sincere” and wear a “figurative mask”? (2 pts.)

Carl Jung
A person may be completely sincere in that they are truthful and passionate while speaking, without actually revealing their true feelings from behind their mask.But the speaker can still has some kind of role or mask on to no show some things. They are simply playing the role of another (speaker).

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3. What is “impression management”? (1 pt.)

The regulation and control of information in social interaction. Impression management is used to preserve ourselves and others from embarrassment by putting our best face forward and concealing our less impressive aspects.

We create a definition of the situation. We then use impression management to based on the definition of the situation.

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4. Where do we follow “unspoken conventional rules” and give an example of such a rule. (2 pts.)

We follow unspoken conventional rules when we are aware of the social stage and situation, which allows performances to run smoothly. Such a rule would be to not make a scene, meaning not drawing unnecessary or negative attention to ourselves.

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5. What is culture? How is it related to tradition? (2 pts.)

Culture is integrated systems of practices and beliefs, shared values and goals, learned behaviors, and conventional symbols used in complex social organization. Culture is a matter of tradition, which is handed down through generations. Traditions is what makes up culture.A school of sociology offers helpful means of seeing how our interactions generate culture. Aims to unlock the “study of the methods people use for producing recognizable social orders”. Unspoken cultural rules that we follow.

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6. Define “ethnomethodology”. (2 pts.)


A school of sociology offers helpful means of seeing how our interactions generate culture. Aims to unlock the “study of the methods people use for producing recognizable social orders”. Unspoken cultural rules that we follow.

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7. What term means acting in an abnormal fashion to determine what is normal? (1 pt.)

Breaching experiments.

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8. Mehrabian claims there are three distinct dimensions to communication. Name them and give their ratios. (3 pts.)


The visual (body language)- 55%
The vocal- 38%
The verbal- 7%

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9. What is the job of the corpus callosum? (1 pt.)


The mediation between the right and left hemispheres in the brain. Allows them to communicate with each other.

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10. Define “syllogism” and provide an example. (2 pts.)


A logical argument in which a conclusion is derived from two or more propositions.
Ex. All men are mortal and bob is a man, therefore bob is mortal.

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11. For many people, glossophobia triggers which physiological response? (1 pt.)

Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. It can trigger responses such as sweaty palms, increased heart rate, shallow breathing, and loss of words. “Fight or Flight”

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12. Define “ethos”, “pathos”, and “logos”. (3 pts.)

Ethos: Demonstrates character. We are more inclined to believe the speaker if we believe what he or she says.
Pathos: Is the ability to draw the audience into a speaker’s feelings and imagination by triggering an emotional response.
Logos: The power to prove truth through persuasive arguments that are intelligible, logical, and well supported.

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13. Duarte argues that a speaker should not be a hero but a ________. Why? Explain this. (2 pts.)

Duarte argues that a speaker should not be a hero but a mentor. This is because it’s more important to help the audience step-by-step through the journey rather than just giving them the end result.

Duarte argues that a speaker should not be a hero but a mentor. This is because it’s more important to help the audience step-by-step through the journey rather than just giving them the end result.

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14. According to Maslow’s motivations, public speaking begins at which level? What is the highest level? (2 pts.)


Public speaking begins in the third level, love and belonging, according to Maslow’s motivations. The highest level is self-actualization.