Presentation Skills MCQs

Presentation Skills MCQs

These Presentation Skills multiple-choice questions and their answers will help you strengthen your grip on the subject of Presentation Skills. You can prepare for an upcoming exam or job interview with these 60 Presentation Skills MCQs.
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1: The benefits of arriving early for a presentation include:

A.   A chance to acclimate to the room lighting and temperature

B.   A chance to check your technology

C.   A chance to meet with the audience

D.   All of these

2: What's the most important aspect of your presentation slides?

A.   The font and color

B.   The amount of information

C.   The visual engagement

D.   The way you interact with them

3: True or False? During a presentation, it's best to read the text on your slides so you don't get off track

A.   False

B.   True

4: What is a commonly used color in corporate presentations because it's positively associated with conservatism, confidence, dependability, and the male gender.

A.   Red

B.   Yellow

C.   Blue

D.   Green

5: Which of these is a good way to create contrast in your presentation?

A.   All of these

B.   Mix the design of your slides

C.   Change the tone of your voice

D.   Move around the room

6: To be a good presenter, you need to be _________

A.   A naturally talented and charismatic speaker

B.   Good at making animations in PowerPoint

C.   Good looking and pleasing

D.   Well prepared

7: Presentations of an hour or longer are more impactful than a presentation of 20 Minutes.

A.   False

B.   true

8: Which type of body language is encouraged when delivering a presentation?

A.   Erratic

B.   Open

C.   Closed

9: If you are presenting slides to a room of people, you should stand so that you are facing the:

A.   Slides

B.   Projector

C.   Audience

10: True or False? Humor can be successfully incorporated into a professional presentation to create a connection with the audience.

A.   True

B.   False

11: What is the best plan when preparing for a presentation?

A.   Prepare trigger words to remind you of key points

B.   Create a professionally designed PowerPoint slide show

C.   All of these

D.   Study your subject, and prepare notes

12: What is the best way to practice and review for a presentation?

A.   Present to family & friends

B.   Present to colleagues

C.   Video tape yourself

D.   All of these

13: What should be considered before making a presentation?

A.   All of these

B.   The slide show content

C.   The subject matter

D.   The A/V equipment that will be used

14: What could be fatal to the success of a presentation?

A.   Lack of confidence and knowledge

B.   Being poorly dressed

C.   Poorly designed graphics

D.   All of these

15: True or False? If you have been given a 60-minute window for your presentation, you should intentionally finish early to allow time for questions.

A.   True

B.   False

16: Towards the end of a presentation, what should be the focus?

A.   Reviewing key points

B.   Schmoozing and mingling

C.   Having fun together at a lunch or dinner

D.   Collecting business cards

17: The benefits of Guy Kawasaki's "10/20/30" method include:

A.   All of these

B.   Easily readable slides

C.   Ample time for questions

D.   Clear and succinct presentation of your ideas

18: What would always be a successful enhancement to a business presentation?

A.   An opening song

B.   Animated graphics

C.   Larger text

D.   Greater depth and breadth of knowledge on the subject

19: How can you know what to expect before a presentation?

A.   Read on LinkedIn about the attendees

B.   Create a list of potential questions from the audience

C.   All of these

D.   Obtain feedback about the last presentation made for the same client; to avoid pitfalls

20: True or false? Comparative design is a great way to find common ground with an audience.

A.   True


21: True or false? Audience feedback only comes from verbal clues.

A.   False


22: Maslow's heirarchy of needs helps a speaker conceptualize how to _______ their audience.

A.   motivate

B.   bore

C.   educate

D.   ignore

23: Providing a handout separate from your slides:

A.   Allows the audience to focus on your presentation rather than retaining specific information

B.   Assures that important material is accessible after the presentation

C.   Provides more information than verbal communication

D.   All of these

A.   Speaking slowly

B.   Reading every word of your presentation from your notes

C.   Writing/typing notes with very large font

D.   Writing down hints like "pause" or "change slide"

25: True or False? Reading from slides is an effective way to convey information to the audience.

A.   False

B.   True

26: Filler words should be withheld from presentations, including "Umm", "Like" or "Uh"

A.   False

B.   True

27: The correct order for handling your content when creating a presentation from scratch is:

A.   Collect, design, organize

B.   Design, organize, collect

C.   Organize, design, collect

D.   Collect, organize, design

28: True or False? You can give the exact same presentation to any room, regardless of who your audience is.

A.   True

B.   False

29: The ability to recognize emotions and connect with others, a critical skill for presenters, is known as:

A.   Empathy

B.   Entropy

C.   Ethos

D.   Sympathy

30: True or false? Repetition is never effective when giving a presentation.

A.   False

B.   True

31: True or False? The design of your slides does not matter if your content is interesting enough.

A.   True

B.   False

A.   Opening sentence

B.   Preparation

C.   Topic

D.   Slide design

33: Which statement demonstrates lack of confidence in the subject?

A.   All of these

B.   I apologize for not stating this clearly

C.   I hope you like my presentation

D.   I think this will be a great presentation today

34: What is positive nervousness?

A.   Being certain of your nervousness

B.   Channeling nervous energy into your presentation

C.   Neither of these

35: According to Seth Godin, each chart in your presentation should:

A.   Include at least 4 series of data

B.   Represent as much data as possible

C.   Use a different color

D.   Tell only one story

36: Studies conducted by Dr. Albert Mehrabian showed that the impact of communication is:

A.   38% visual, 7% vocal, 55% verbal

B.   7% visual, 38% vocal, 55% verbal

C.   100% visual

D.   55% visual, 38% vocal, 7% verbal

37: Finish this statement: A PowerPoint presentation should

A.   Use a 2-color scheme

B.   Match word for word what you will tell your audience

C.   Be limited to less than 10 slides

D.   Outline at a high-level the presentation objectives

38: Experts generally agree that _________ is one of the most effective means of communication.

A.   charts and graphs

B.   storytelling

C.   animated GIFs

D.   dense analytical reports

39: True or false? You should put all the information that you want your audience to understand on your slides.

A.   False

B.   True

A.   True

B.   False

41: Many experts believe that the best way to plan your presentation and organize your content during brainstorming is:

A.   Whiteboard/paper

B.   PowerPoint

C.   Keynote

D.   Prezi

42: According to Pixar filmmaker and TED speaker Andrew Stanton, the first rule of storytelling is:

A.   Constrain yourself

B.   Make the audience care

C.   Open with a joke

D.   Have a conflict

43: When using an analagous example, a speaker is using a/an ___________.

A.   scientific speech design

B.   analagramatic speech design

C.   comparative speech design

D.   combined speech design

44: Which of the following is NOT important for effective communication with an audience?

A.   attention

B.   memorization

C.   motivation

D.   retention

45: Making a presentation, it's best to be __________

A.   Friendly and responsive to questions

B.   All of these

C.   Intelligent with a high IQ

D.   Boisterous and really brief

46: Some good transition phrases that humanize you, and so are good to throw into your presentation, might be "To Be Honest" and "You Know" or "Like"

A.   False

B.   True

47: "Say what you're going to tell them, tell them, then_______," is a classic presentation format.

A.   break for questions

B.   use visuals

C.   wait for applause

D.   tell them what you just told them

48: What is vital in building a good impression on top of the presentation itself?

A.   Showing a video

B.   Buying lunch for the client

C.   Smiling and saying thank you

D.   Asking the right amount and types of questions

49: Research has found that most decision-making is based not on logic, but:

A.   Emotion

B.   Opinions of friends

C.   Perception

D.   The weather

50: Which of the following is NOT a commonly accepted type of speech design?

A.   Sequential

B.   Exclamatory

C.   Spatial

D.   Comparative