FTCE Speech 6-12 Exam

The FTCE Speech 6-12 subject examination consists of two sections with a time limit of 2 hours and 20 minutes. The first subtest includes 90 multiple-choice questions, and the second subtest consists of a videotaped speech presentation. Question formats will include direct question, command, sentence completion, and scenario. Each question will contain four response options, which will be answered by bubbling in choice A, B, C, or D.

The test encompasses 9 core competencies, each with between 6 and 12 skill areas. Competencies are defined as areas of content knowledge, with skills being the behaviors that demonstrate those competencies. Each competency is also assigned a percentage representing the approximate proportion of test items in that content area on the test. Together, the competencies and skills are representative of knowledge that has been determined by content specialists to be important for beginning teachers.

For the multiple-choice portion, test-takers will need to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of effective communication; the role of context in effective communication; listening skills; research skills; message creation for public speaking; message delivery for public speaking; forensic events and techniques; and instructional techniques. For the presentation portion, test-takers will need to deliver a speech with a unified message, integrating verbal and nonverbal techniques.

FTCE Speech 6-12 Exam Practice Questions

1. Which is NOT an example of an informative speech?
A. telling students about tornados
B. discussing global warming
C. giving directions to a tourist
D. describing the functions of new software

2. Which type of argument is based on misrepresentation of an opponent’s position?
A. analogy
B. straw man
C. logical
D. inductive

3. If the truth of an argument’s premise renders the truth of the conclusion probable and the argument’s premise true, then the argument is _____________.
A. cogent
B. deductive
C. logical
D. deductive

4. In linguistics, what helps to reflect a speaker’s emotions or is used as emphasis, sarcasm, or irony or to differentiate between a question and a statement?
A. cues
B. emoticons
C. prosody
D. exclamation

5. The way we perceive time and how it is used in nonverbal communications is called:
A. kinesics
B. haptics
C. chronemics
D. proxemics


Answer Key

1. C
2. B
3. A
4. C
5. D