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Addressing the Audience of an Essay Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A director of a private college wants to increase the number of students. For one of the college's most famous lecturers, he writes: 'Dr. Wilson is an amazing and caring teacher. His students have said that his courses have had a significant impact on their lives. With him as your guide, becoming part of our college means that more lives will be influenced.' How would you characterize this appeal?

Question 2 2. A persuasive strategy which the writer uses to support an argument best describes which of the following?

Question 3 3. A bank manager is trying to make an appeal to increase the number of mortgages and he writes: 'In my 25 years in banking, I have never seen such favorable long-term market conditions for buying a new home. You can trust my word and my experience that this is the best time for you to buy your first home or buy another one.' How would you characterize this appeal?

Question 4 4. A human resources manager is trying to gain larger interest for his firm so he writes: 'If you choose to work in our firm, you are likely to get a 10% raise in the first 2 years. 80% of our employees remain in the firm for at least 10 years and have a salary that is more than 40% higher than the national average.' How would you characterize this appeal?

Question 5 5. You need to share among several groups of workers information about an auction and reception. Each group will be handling their own specialized jobs at the event. How do you manage your several essays to communicate the necessary information taking into account those differences?

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Question 6 6. Appealing to a reader's emotion, as well as including strong stories of human experiences into your writing, best describes the use of which of the following?

Question 7 7. Thomas is writing a letter that has the following introduction: 'My dear brothers in arms, we are so close to achieving the goals we have worked so hard for. I thank all of you for your support and it has been my personal privilege to lead our struggle the past 5 years. I hope that it is a testament to my character that you have once again elected me, in a free and democratic process, to lead our labor union. My wish is that the 20 years of experience that I bring, as well as my legal background, help us in fulfilling our goals. ' Which of the following best describes the appeal Thomas is trying to make?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is important to the use of logos when appealing to your reader?

Question 9 9. Which option would be an appropriate thesis in response to the following essay topic? 'Consider the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Do you think the European Union will still exist 5 years from now?

Question 10 10. What is the appropriate approach to writing for specialized audiences?

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Question 11 11. Which opening sentence would be most appropriate for a persuasive essay aimed at potential employees applying for a job with a particular company?

Question 12 12. 'Bobby Loftis swung his scooter off the dirt road and into the open pasture, dismounting with one graceful motion as he scanned the countryside that spread out before him with wide-eyed excitement. There they were! The carnival people!' Which group would be the most likely audience for this passage?

Question 13 13. What do you call the group of readers for which an essay was intended?

Question 14 14. When writing an essay, your best approach in disproving, or arguing against an opposing point of view is to:

Question 15 15. What do you call an essay that provides a counterargument to show that another writer's thinking is in error?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Question 17 17. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 18 18. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 19 19. When you think about what level of knowledge your reader has about your topic, you should consider which of the following criteria?

Question 20 20. Which of these statements about the audience is true?

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Question 21 21. Why is identifying the audience important?

Question 22 22. Why would an author use ethos to appeal to their audience?

Question 23 23. What does 'logos' mean in Greek?

Question 24 24. You are writing a paper for a class to persuade the professor and other readers of the value of using recycled paper. What type of appeal should you frame within the paper to achieve your goal?

Question 25 25. If you were trying to develop an ethical appeal to further engage readers, which of the following strategies would be the most successful?

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Question 26 26. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

Question 27 27. Key terms in an essay question might include

Question 28 28. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 29 29. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 30 30. What is your best clue to the intended audience in an essay?

Addressing the Audience of an Essay Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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