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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region I
SCHOOLS DIVISION OFFICE I PANGASINAN
DOMALANDAN CENTER INTEGRATED SCHOOL
Lingayen, Pangasinan

DIAGNOSTIC TEST IN ORAL COMMUNICATION

Name: ____________________________________ Date: __________ Score: __________

Directions: Encircle the letter of the best answer in the given questions.

I. Nature and Elements of Communication (Items 1-5)


1. Whose model of communication asserts that the Message sent by the Source (Speaker) is not
necessarily the Message received by the Destination (Listener) due to the intervention of “noise”
or anything that hampers the communication?
a. Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver
b. Aristotle
c. Wilbur Schramm
d. Eugene White

2. Communication is a complex process having several elements. Which of the following items below
shows the correct and complete elements of communication?
a. speaker, message, listener, channels, response, feedback, noise, communicative situation
b. speaker, message, friend, channels, response, feedback, noise, environment
c. listener, idea, channels, feedback, environment
d. speaker, message, listener, channels, response

3. Which among the following dimensions of communication speaks of the use of language, the
words chosen and the facial expressions, and the gestures and bodily movements?
a. Verbal/Nonverbal
b. Oral/Written
c. Formal/Informal
d. Intentional/Unintentional

4. Which among the following dimensions of communication relies on the fact that Messages always
have a Purpose, e.g. our reasons for communicating?
a. Verbal/Nonverbal
b. Oral/Written
c. Formal/Informal
d. Intentional/Unintentional

5. In Western society, avoiding looking at people in the eye or looking down or around while talking
to them often means that one is not telling the truth or is hiding something. Which among the
factors of socio-cultural dimension of communication influenced this case?
a. culture
b. gender
c. age
d. social status

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II. Identify the Functions of Communication evident in the scenarios given below. (Items 6-15)
6. Barangay Chairman Nora is planning to implement an ordinance wherein the community will start
segregating their garbage. The speaker’s purpose in this example is to manage the behavior of the
people in the community.
a. Emotional expression
b. Information
c. Motivation
d. Regulation and Control

7. People do love to talk and love to talk with each other. Conversation with one another gives the
people involved pleasure while passing the time in an entertaining way.
a. Emotional expression
b. Social interaction
c. Motivation
d. Regulation and Control

8. The principal of Mawa National High School announced during the PTA meeting that the school
graduation will be on March 31, 2016 at the school gymnasium.
a. Emotional expression
b. Social interaction
c. Information
d. Regulation and Control

9. After the massive devastation of typhoon Yolanda in some parts of the Philippines, GMA network
broadcasted the details showing pictures of the damage it brought and appeal to the viewer’s
feelings and emotions to encourage them to offer assistance to the victims.
a. Emotional expression
b. Social interaction
c. Information
d. Regulation and Control

10. After class, Emmanuela was convinced by her classmate to go to the mall and watch the movie,
Conjuring 2.
a. Motivation
b. Social interaction
c. Information
d. Regulation and Control
11. The policeman directed the citizens not to jaywalk but to cross on the pedestrian lane.
a. Motivation
b. Social interaction
c. Information
d. Regulation and Control

12. As a transferee, Johnson talks animatedly and joyfully making his new classmates laugh and enjoy
his company.
a. Motivation
b. Social interaction
c. Information
d. Regulation and Control

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13. One morning, the students gathered all their confidence and approached their English teacher
who is very strict to ask her for more time to finish the class project.
a. Motivation
b. Social interaction
c. Information
d. Regulation and Control

14. A Filipino scientist provides information to a low-income community on how to light up their
homes by using a bottle filled with water and a teaspoon of bleach.
a. Motivation
b. Social interaction
c. Information
d. Regulation and Control

15. The Bureau of Internal Revenue officer taught the Accountancy students the ways on how to
compute the taxes incurred by the business operators.
a. Information
b. Motivation
c. Regulation and Control
d. Social interaction

III. Communicative Competence and Strategies in Various Speech Situations (Items 16-25)
16. Which among the following types of speech context is NOT under interpersonal communication?
a. Dyadic communication
b. Small group communication
c. Mass communication
d. Intrapersonal communication

17. When talking to one’s self (Intrapersonal), which of the following is most used?
a. skill at remembering
b. capability to analyze
c. ability to summarize
d. skill at reviewing

18. What is the best factor in keeping (formal) Organizational Communication going?
a. following the chain of command
b. issuing clear memos, directives, etc.
c. knowledge of the employees
d. respect to the employees

19. When communicating with one’s self (Intrapersonal), which Speech Style is most appropriate?
a. Intimate – uses private vocabulary and shared meaning due to long relationship
b. Casual – used among friends because there is no need for background information
c. Consultative – style used for people who do not have shared experiences or meaning
d. Formal – only for imparting information; well-organized and correct in grammar and diction

20. While on radio, or TV, which Speech Style captures the audience?
a. Intimate – uses private vocabulary and shared meaning due to long relationship
b. Casual – used among friends because there is no need for background information
c. Consultative – style used for people who do not have shared experiences or meaning
d. Formal – only for imparting information; well-organized and correct in grammar and diction

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21. Which among the following statements below is an example of Locutionary Speech Act?
a. There’s too much homework in this subject.
b. I’ll do my homework later.
c. Do your homework!
d. It’s a bird!

22. Which among the following statements below is an example of Perlocutionary Speech Act?
a. I was born a Filipino, I will live a Filipino, I will die a Filipino!
b. There’s too much homework in this subject.
c. I’ll do my homework later.
d. What?

23. “May I have the floor, sir? The topic under discussion is the state of the Philippine economy today.
We want better lives for all Filipinos, whether they are working here or abroad.” What
communicative strategy is used in the statement?
a. Nomination
b. Restriction
c. Turn-taking
d. Topic control

24. “If we cannot use the Earth’s resources, our economies will die. We need to choose: the economy
or the environment.” What communicative strategy is used in the statement?
a. Nomination
b. Restriction
c. Topic shifting
d. Turn-taking

25. “When we look at the World Wide Web, more popularly known as wwww… excuse me, www, we
find that this information Highway or rather Superhighway is the means toward becoming part of
a globally economy, a global economy.” What communicative strategy is used in the statement?
a. Nomination
b. Restriction
c. Topic shifting
d. Repair

IV. Types of Speeches (Items 26-40)


26. Kristine delivered a speech about e-books and shared the listeners about its advantages and
disadvantages. What type of speech according to purpose is applied in her speech?
a. Exploratory or Informative
b. Persuasive
c. Entertainment
d. Motivation

27. Frank is invited by his friend Leonel to deliver a speech for the Gender Awareness and
Development forum with the topic Gender Equality. He plans to deliver his speech in a humorous
manner by providing comparisons and contrasts of the two sexes: male and female. What type of
speech according to purpose will he use in his speech?
a. Exploratory or Informative
b. Persuasive
c. Entertainment

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d. Motivation

28. Wilmarie convinced the audience in her speech that a total log ban is doable and that it will save
our forests. What type of speech according to purpose is applied in her speech?
a. Entertainment
b. Exploratory or Informative
c. Motivation
d. Persuasive

29. Fanny was suddenly called to give the Welcome Remarks in their Nutrition Month Celebration
program which is already ongoing. Which speech according to manner of delivery will he use?
a. Reading from a Manuscript
b. Memorized Speech
c. Impromptu Speech
d. Extemporaneous Speech

30. Pedro is planning to join the oratorical contest during the English festival in their school. Which
speech according to manner of delivery should he use to win in the competition?
a. Reading from a Manuscript
b. Memorized Speech
c. Impromptu Speech
d. Extemporaneous Speech

31. President Digong will soon deliver his first ever State of the Nation Address. Which speech
according to manner of delivery will he use?
a. Reading from a Manuscript
b. Memorized Speech
c. Impromptu Speech
d. Extemporaneous Speech

32. Emmanuel had the same experience with that of Fanny when he was suddenly informed to give
the Welcome Remarks in their Buwan ng Wika Celebration program which is about to start. He
was able to prepare an outline of his speech before he’s asked to deliver it. Which speech
according to manner of delivery will he use?
a. Extemporaneous Speech
b. Impromptu Speech
c. Memorized Speech
d. Reading from a Manuscript

33. If you are invited to deliver a speech in any occasion, the first thing that you are going to ask is
the central theme of the event. What principle of writing is fit for this kind of situation?
a. Choosing a topic
b. Analyzing the audience
c. Sourcing the information
d. Outlining and organizing the speech content

34. The listeners or the viewers play a significant part in writing your speech. As a speaker, you should
consider their age, gender, ethnic background, occupation, economic and social status, etc. There
is no speech that fits any and all occasions. What principle of writing pertains to this idea?
a. Analyzing the audience
b. Choosing a topic

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c. Outlining and organizing the speech content
d. Sourcing the information

35. The speech’s content is what the audience are always anticipating. It is why speakers always seek
out all the available means for finding materials or resources to support their speech. What
principle of writing pertains to this idea?
a. Analyzing the audience
b. Choosing a topic
c. Outlining and organizing the speech content
d. Sourcing the information
36. With all the information gathered for the speech topic, the speaker encounters problem in sorting
out the key ideas that he needs to dwell on in writing his speech. What principle of writing is
needed for this kind of situation?
a. Choosing a topic
b. Analyzing the audience
c. Sourcing the information
d. Outlining and organizing the speech content

37. Which among the Principles of Speech Delivery should be given emphasis when the speaker’s
words cannot be understood because of his poor pronunciation and word diction?
a. Articulation
b. Audience Rapport
c. Facial expressions, Gestures, and Movements
d. Stage Presence

38. It is a must for every speaker who wishes to deliver his speech smoothly to have the capability to
adjust or manipulate the resonance and timbre of his vocal tone. Which among the principles of
speech delivery is fir for this statement?
a. Articulation
b. Modulation
c. Facial expressions, Gestures, and Movements
d. Stage Presence

39. No one is immune from stage fright. Other people just manage it better and speak in front of the
crowd with ease and confidence and is able to project his personality to the audience. Which
among the principles of speech delivery supports this idea?
a. Articulation
b. Modulation
c. Facial expressions, Gestures, and Movements
d. Stage Presence

40. It is not just the choice of words and their proper pronunciation that make for an effective speech
delivery. The message of any speech is reinforced, clarified, and complemented by nonverbal
communication. Which among the principles of speech delivery supports this idea?
a. Articulation
b. Modulation
c. Facial expressions, Gestures, and Movements
d. Stage Presence

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Prepared by:

Nora T. Cruz

Checked by:

MARIA MAGDALENA S. FLORES


Head Teacher I

Noted:

MA. THERESA S. AQUINO


Principal II