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Want to Know the Answers to NPTEL DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 08? This article will tell you the answer to the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) Course β€œDeveloping Soft Skills and Personality”. So read the complete article carefully.

What is Developing Soft Skills and Personality?

The course aims to cause a basic awareness about the significance of soft skills in professional and interpersonal communications and facilitate all-around development of personality. Hard or technical skills help to secure a basic position in one’s life and career. But only soft skills can ensure a person retain it, climb further, reach a pinnacle, achieve excellence, and derive fulfillment and supreme joy.

Soft skills comprise pleasant and appealing personality traits as self-confidence, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, social grace, flexibility, friendliness, and effective communication skills

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of the average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF THE AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

The certificate will have your name, photograph, and score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 08 ANSWERS

Question 01 of 25

What are some of the self-talks you can have in your mind before taking the stage for a public presentation?

A) The audience is not your enemy.

B) The audience is not busy judging you. Every individual is preoccupied with their own problems to focus too much on you.

C) It is too stressful to think that you should entertain the audience throughout your presentation.

D) You need to be the most perfect speaker, or else everyone will laugh at you

E) You will do well since you know your subject thoroughly.

F) You will be good since you have a clear idea about what your audience expects from you.

The answer is – (A), (B), (E), (F)

Question 02 of 25

Which of the following are typically sources of fear about delivering a public presentation?

A) Adulation

B) Humiliation

C) Unfamiliarity

D) Boredom

E) Influence

F) Unforeseen circumstance

The answer is – (B), (C)

Question 03 of 25

Which of the following are techniques you can adopt to start and finish a presentation on strong notes?

A) Begin with a question or a quote.

B) Begin with an anecdote.

C) Start from the middle of the presentation and then go backward.

D) End with an apology for your lack of preparation.

E) End with the promise that you will not waste the time of the audience if at all you get another chance.

F) Summarize your points neatly towards the end.

G) State a distinct and clear conclusion.

The answer is – (A), (B), (F), (G)

Question 04 of 25

Which of the following body language techniques should you keep in mind during a presentation?

A) Study yourself in a mirror

B) Dress appropriately

C) Relax your facial muscles and smile

D) Use exaggerated movements to draw people’s attention

E) Always try to make jokes, whether they are appropriate or not

F) Try to make eye contact with everyone.

The answer is – (B), (D), (F)

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 08 ANSWERS

Question 05 of 25

Which of the following things must you do with your hands, during a public speech?

A) Rest the palms if you are nervous

B) Make appropriate hand gestures for emphasis

C) Keep your hands relaxed

D) Keep your hands at your back

E) Keep your hands crossed across your chest

F) Keep your hands on your hips.

The answer is – (A), (B)

Question 06 of 25

Which of the potential pitfalls must you be aware of during your presentation?

A) Standing in a way that you obscure the screen

B) Getting lost in digression

C) An error you made previously, during your presentation

D) Turning your back to the audience

E) The audience’s body language

F) Previous night’s dinner

The answer is – (A), (B), (C)

Question 07 of 25

Identify some of the reasons why reading a book might be a better thing to do than playing a video game.

A) Reading keeps your mind alive and progressive.

B) Reading is boring than a video game.

C) Reading needs your mind to interact actively with the material in front of you.

D) Reading kindles your thinking and imagination.

E) Reading is easier than playing a video game.

F) Reading helps you gain new vocabulary, ideas, and expression.

The answer is – (A), (C), (D), (F)

Question 08 of 25

Which of the following reading styles should you adopt, when you do not have a lot of time in hand?

A) Close reading

B) Clustering

C) Analytical reading

D) Skimming

E) Scanning

F) Previewing

The answer is – (B), (D), (E)

Question 09 of 25

If you want a peaceful and harmonious life, what are the things you should remember about handling power?

A) Treat people who enjoy less power the way you want your superiors to treat you.

B) Use your power as an ability to do good things.

C) Demonstrate your power in a dominating way to maintain the hierarchy.

D) Ensure that power struggles do not come in human relationships.

E) Demand that people should respect you for your position and the power bestowed with it.

F) Empower the people around you.

The answer is – (A), (B), (F)

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 08 ANSWERS

Question 10 of 25

Which of the following can be used as a visual aid in a public presentation?

A) Graphs

B) Maps

C) Headlights

D) Funny make-up

E) Colorful spectacles

F) Pictures

The answer is – (A), (B), (F)

Question 11 of 25

Pick the thing that you should NOT do before a public presentation:

A) Visualize your delivery

B) Practice presentation

C) Know your subject

D) Respect your audience

E) Remember the last time you failed and get stressed for a perfect presentation this time.

F) Put emphasis on preparation

The answer is – ( E) Remember the last time you failed and get stressed for a perfect presentation this time.

Question 12 of 25

Which of the following quotes best explains the “flight or fight” syndrome?

A) “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.

B) “You are right, but I’m not wrong.”

C) “Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.”

D) “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

E) “The body never lies.”

F) “Forget everything and run, or face everything and rise.”

The answer is – (F) “Forget everything and run, or face everything and rise.”

Question 13 of 25

If you are feeling very nervous, just before a presentation, which of the following can you do to help you focus?

A) Tell yourself that it’s ridiculous to feel nervous

B) Make some excuse and disappear from the arena

C) Accept nervousness as a normal condition and tell yourself that the initial few minutes are always the worst. it gets better gradually.

D) Don’t make any form of eye contact with the audience.

E) Go outside and have a smoke.

F) Drink five cups of coffee at a stretch.

The answer is – (C) Accept nervousness as a normal condition and tell yourself that the initial few minutes are always the worst. it gets better gradually.

Question 14 of 25

Which of the following should be avoided while delivering a public speech?

A) Facing the audience

B) Using an open posture

C) Speaking in a natural tone

D) Putting your hands in your pockets

E) Using hand gestures for emphasis

F) Maintaining eye contact

The answer is – (D) Putting your hands in your pockets

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 08 ANSWERS

Question 15 of 25

Which of the following is a “Must Do,” in terms of voice quality, during a public speech?

A) Race through your speech

B) Talk in a fast and furious way

C) Talk deliberately slowly

D) Mumble

E) Exceed the time limit

F) Speak at a normal pace but confidently

The answer is – (F) Speak at a normal pace but confidently

Question 16 of 25

Which of the following should you AVOID, as far as visual guidelines are concerned in your presentation?

A) Make use of short sentences

B) Use appropriate font colors

C) Use distracting designs and pictures

D) Make sure the visual aid supplements your presentation

E) Spell check every slide

F) Make sure your text is visible to everyone, from the first to the last row

The answer is – (C) Use distracting designs and pictures

Question 17 of 25

Identify the main purpose of previewing:

A) Helps you read parts of the book for free

B) Enables you to claim that you have read the book when you have more

C) Helps you steal the contents of the book

D) Helps you eliminate what you do not want to read and choose the one yo

E) Helps you read faster

F) Helps you reduce expenditures on books

The answer is – (D) Helps you eliminate what you do not want to read and choose the one yo

Question 18 of 25

Which of the following describes skimming suitably?

A) Reading or glancing through a book quickly to get a rough idea of what the book is about

B) Reading from the back flap blurbs or short reviews of the book.

C) Looking for specific bits of information.

D) Training your eyes to see words in groups.

E) Scrutinizing each word carefully.

F) Deepening and enhancing your understanding of the book.

The answer is – (A) Reading or glancing through a book quickly to get a rough idea of what the book is about

Question 19 of 25

Which of the following reading strategies involve asking “Wh”-questions?

A) Skimming

B) Clustering

C) Close-reading

D) Scanning

E) Analytical reading

F) Previewing

The answer is – (D) Scanning

DEVELOPING SOFT SKILLS AND PERSONALITY ASSIGNMENT 08 ANSWERS

Question 20 of 25

One of the two golden principles of reading, is?

A) Always buy more books than you can read.

B) It is very important to start cultivating the reading habit with the comics.

C) If you start reading anything, finish it.

D) the book must read you, rather than you read the book.

E) Don’t just read a book, also write it simultaneously.

F) Read at least five books at a time.

The answer is – (C) If you start reading anything, finish it.

Developing Soft Skills and Personality Assignment 08 Answers 2021 Q21 to 25 True & False

Question 21 of 25

According to Pablo Neruda, “It is what you read when you don’t have to, that determines what you will become when you can’t help it”.

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (A) True

Question 22 of 25

A Powerpoint presentation should pack matter with long paragraphs.

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (B) False

Question 23 of 25

Entertaining, educating, provoking, admonishing is the most important of public speaking.

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (B) False

Question 24 of 25

It is better not to break human trust because if it is once broken, it cannot be fixed quickly.

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (A) True

Question 25 of 25

Native English speakers, such as Americans and Britishers, while making a public speech in English, will never exhibit nervousness.

A) True

B) False

The answer is – (B) False

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