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Chapter 5 T/F, Speech

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The first step in speechmaking is choosing a topic for your speech by brainstorming.
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True
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Brainstorming is a way of clearing your mind so you can relax while choosing a speech topic.
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False
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After choosing a topic, the next step in speech preparation is determining your specific purpose.
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False
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The specific purpose statement indicates precisely what the speaker hopes to accomplish in a speech.
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True
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The following is an example of an effective specific purpose statement for a speech: “The three major elements of the architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright are low-pitched roofs, functional designs, and lines that blend into the landscape.”
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False
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“To inform my audience about the causes and effects of lead poisoning in children” is an example of an effective specific purpose statement for a speech.
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True
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“To inform my audience about depression” is an example of an effective specific purpose statement for a speech.
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False
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“To explain three basic hand-sewing techniques” is an example of a well-worded specific purpose statement.
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True
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The central idea reveals more about the content of a speech than does the specific purpose.
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True
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“The three most distinctive traits of Chow Chows are their black tongues, their thick coats, and their manes” is an example of a well-worded central idea for a speech.
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True